Lucy Kirkwood

Lucy Kirkwood is a playwright and screenwriter. In 2009, her play It Felt Empty When the Heart Went at First But It Is Alright Now was produced by Clean Break at the Arcola Theatre. Nominated for an Evening Standard Award for Best Newcomer, it made Lucy joint winner of the John Whiting Award. Chimerica premiered at the Almeida Theatre in 2013 and transferred to the West End, winning Best New Play at the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards, as well as the Critics Circle and Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Recent work includes Mosquitoes at the National Theatre in 2017, and The Children, which premiered at the Royal Court in 2016, and opened on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club in December 2017, and was the winner of the Writer’s Guild Best Play award and nominated for a Tony Award. Her play The Welkin will debut at the National Theatre in January and her 4-part drama Adult Material will be shown on Channel 4 later in the year.