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In 2009, her play It Felt Empty When the Heart Went at First but Is Alright Now was produced by Clean Break Theatre Co. at the Arcola Theatre. It was nominated for the Evening Standard Award for Best Newcomer and made Lucy joint winner of the John Whiting Award. NSFW premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2012. Chimerica premiered at the Almeida Theatre in 2013 and subsequently transferred to the West End, winning Best New Play at the 2014 Olivier and Evening Standard Awards, the Critics Circle Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. In 2016 The Children premiered at the Royal Court. Mosquitoes, presented by special arrangement with Manhattan Theatre Club, opened at the National Theatre in 2017.

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Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Play

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Lucy Kirkwood's THE CHILDREN to be Presented at Alumnae Theatre in March

Alumnae Theatre will present Lucy Kirkwood's 'The Children', directed by Lori Delorme. See performance dates and learn how to purchase ticket.

Review: THE CHILDREN at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre

A well-crafted production directed by Corey McMahon

a.k. payne, Jasmine Naziha Jones & More Named as Finalists for 2024 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize

The 2024 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has revealed the finalists for this prestigious international award honoring women+ playwrights.

I JUST LIKE YOU | A GAY MYTH Comes to Theatre503 This Month

Who What Where Productions and Theatre503 Present I just like you | a gay myth 23-24 February, 2024 at Theatre503, 503 Battersea Park Rd, London SW11 3BW.

Photos: First Look at Gamm Theatre's WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee is now running at The Gamm Theatre through February 18th. Check out photos from the production here!

Actors' Theatre Reveals 2024 Summer Season: TELLING TALES

ACTORS’ THEATRE reveals their 2024 summer season, 'Telling Tales,' a celebration of stories that explores myths, legends, and family folklore. The season promises romance, comedy, love, and truth.

Full Cast Set For THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST at The Mercury Theatre in Colchester

The Mercury Theatre in Colchester has announced the full cast for their revival of Oscar Wilde’s beloved comedy The Importance of Being Earnest from 1-16 March 2024. Learn more about the show here!

THE CHILDREN Comes to State Theatre Company South Australia Next Month

State Theatre Company South Australia will present the SA premiere of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Children in February, kickstarting its jam-packed 2024 season.

Video: First Look at All New Clips From THE WITCHES at the National Theatre

All new production clips have been released from Roald Dahl's The Witches, now playing at the National Theatre in London. Check out the videos here!

Caroline Harker, Clive Mantle, and Sally Dexter Will Lead THE CHILDREN at Nottingham Playhouse

Caroline Harker, Clive Mantle, and Sally Dexter are set to star in 'The Children' at Nottingham Playhouse. Find out more about this upcoming production.

Full Cast Set For THE HUMAN BODY at the Donmar Warehouse

 Donmar Warehouse Artistic Director Michael Longhurst and Executive Director Henny Finch have announced the full cast for the world première of Lucy Kirkwood’s The Human Body.

WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? comes to The Gamm Theatre in January

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre opens the new year with Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? next month. Learn more about the show and find out how to get tickets here!

'2023 Was the Year The National Theatre Stood Up to the Plate' - Alexander Cohen's Best Theatre of 2023

The National Theatre somewhat mutedly celebrated its 60th anniversary this year. There was ostensibly little fanfare. No public flotillas, no audiences with royal patrons or forty-one gun salutes. Instead we have been on the receiving end of presents, and a plethora of them in the form of one knockout production after another.

Clean Break Reveals Associate Artistic Director and Patron

Clean Break has announced two new appointments, as director and playwright Lakesha Arie-Angelo joins the company from March 2024 in the newly created role of Associate Artistic Director and award-winning actor Michelle Greenidge becomes a Patron with immediate effect.

Review Roundup: THE WITCHES Opens at The National Theatre

Read the reviews for The Witches at The National Theatre.

Review: THE WITCHES, National Theatre

I'm sure there will be more than a few sighs of relief down the corridors of the National Theatre at the deservedly raptuous reception for The Witches, the latest attempt to bring a hit show to the stage at this lucrative time of year. 'We're not women, we're hell' is not a line you would expect at a family show, but Lyndsey Turner's production combines exuberant fun, quick-witted comedy and a positive attitude towards death to produce an entralling, clever and incredibly funny production.

Donmar Warehouse Reveals Lineup For Michael Longhurst's Final Season

Michael Longhurst's final season as Artistic Director of the Donmar has been announced. Learn more about the season lineup here!

Keeley Hawes and Jack Davenport Return to the Stage in Lucy Kirkwood's THE HUMAN BODY

Two worlds meet in a romantic drama which sees stars of film and TV, Keeley Hawes and Jack Davenport, make their long-awaited returns to the London stage.

THE WITCHES Leads our Top Ten Shows for November

The nights may be getting longer and darker, but the West End is bright with fabulous new productions this November.


Lucy Kirkwood has written 3 shows including Beauty and the Beast (Playwright), Chimerica (Playwright), The Welkin (Playwright).

Lucy Kirkwood has been nominated for several prestigious awards in the theater industry. She received a nomination for Best Play at the Tony Awards for her work on "The Children." Additionally, she was also nominated for Best Play at the Evening Standard Awards for her play "Chimerica." These nominations recognize the outstanding quality and impact of Kirkwood's work in the Broadway and West End theater scenes.

Lucy Kirkwood has won the Best Play award at the Evening Standard Awards for her play Chimerica.

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