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Lucy Kirkwood

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

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Haydn Gwynne and Lucy Kirkwood Photo

Haydn Gwynne and Lucy Kirkwood

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12/20/2019
Barry Grove, Lynne Meadow, Lucy Kirkwood, Andrew Martin Webber Photo

Barry Grove, Lynne Meadow, Lucy Kirkwood, Andrew Martin Webber

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12/13/2017
Francesca Annis, Ron Cook, Lucy Kirkwood, Deborah Findlay Photo

Francesca Annis, Ron Cook, Lucy Kirkwood, Deborah Findlay

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12/13/2017
 
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Lucy Kirkwood Biography

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.

Lucy Kirkwood Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Play
Lucy Kirkwood, The Children
 
Evening Standard Awards - 2013 - Best Play Gold Star
Lucy KirkwoodChimerica

Lucy Kirkwood News

Coolidge Corner Theatre & The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Name 2022‚ą'23 Science On Sc Photo Coolidge Corner Theatre & The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Name 2022‚ą'23 Science On Screen Grant Recipients
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2022

Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation named the 2022‚ąí23 recipients of their nationwide Science on Screen grant program this week, awarding grants totaling $245,000 to 40 independent cinemas, museums, and community groups with film programs.

Review: Nashville Story Garden's U.S. Premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's THE WELKIN Will Hav Photo Review: Nashville Story Garden's U.S. Premiere of Lucy Kirkwood's THE WELKIN Will Have Audiences Talking
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 24, 2022

Nothing engages the theaterati in Nashville and the surrounding provinces as the production of an eagerly anticipated new play no one‚Äôs done before in these parts, but about which we‚Äôve read glowing reviews. The very promise of something new to energize the cultural zeitgeist ‚Äď particularly under the aegis of Nashville Story Garden (a creative collective whose work always generates major buzz); something new and unseen from across the pond which will provide a showcase for the remarkable talents of some of the region‚Äôs most respected actors ‚Äď is virtually guaranteed to be a ‚Äúmust-see‚ÄĚ for a theater-going public more accustomed to titles with which they are already quite often overly familiar.

Photos: David Tennant and the Cast of GOOD in Rehearsal Photo Photos: David Tennant and the Cast of GOOD in Rehearsal
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2022

Rehearsals have begun for Dominic Cooke’s new production of C.P. Taylor’s GOOD, starring David Tennant,  Elliot Levey, and Sharon Small. Further casting includes Rebecca Bainbridge, Izaak Cainer, Jamie Cameron, Jim Creighton, Edie Newman and Lizzie Schenk. Check out photos here!

OVO Will Present the First UK Revival of MIDDLE by David Eldridge at The Maltings The Photo OVO Will Present the First UK Revival of MIDDLE by David Eldridge at The Maltings Theatre in October
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2022

OVO's autumn season at The Maltings Theatre St Albans leads with brand new productions of BEGINNING and MIDDLE by the critically acclaimed British dramatist and screenwriter, David Eldridge. 


by Aliya Al-Hassan - Aug 17, 2022

Writers' Guild Of Great Britain (WGGB) Announces New Play Commission Scheme Photo Writers' Guild Of Great Britain (WGGB) Announces New Play Commission Scheme
by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2022

Eighteen new plays for the inaugural New Play Commission Scheme (NPCS) have been announced by the Writers' Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) in partnership with HighTide theatre company, UK Theatre and the Independent Theatre Council.

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY Announces 2022-2023 Season; CARMEN JONES, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Photo ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY Announces 2022-2023 Season; CARMEN JONES, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

This season features a remarkable selection of plays, but starts its season with a spectacular reimagining of the operaCarmen with Carmen Jones, music by George Bizet, book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, followed by Patrick Barlow’s imaginative take on the timeless A Christmas Carol, then the Off-Broadway hit Selling Kabul, Lucy Kirkwood’s thought-provoking The Children, and ETC will close its season with an absolutely delicious play from acclaimed playwright Theresa Rebeck, Seared. 

Photos: Get a First Look At IF I FORGET At Fountain Theatre Photo Photos: Get a First Look At IF I FORGET At Fountain Theatre
by Grace Cutler - Jul 24, 2022

Jason Alexander directs L.A. premiere of Steven Levenson‚Äôs funny, powerful ‚ÄėIf I Forget‚Äô at Fountain Theatre

Sharon Small Joins David Tennant and Elliot Levey in the West End Revival of C.P. Tay Photo Sharon Small Joins David Tennant and Elliot Levey in the West End Revival of C.P. Taylor's GOOD
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2022

Ahead of rehearsals starting next month, Dominic Cooke's new production of C.P. Taylor's GOOD, starring David Tennant and Elliot Levey, announces that Sharon Small will join the cast for its strictly limited run at the Harold Pinter Theatre this autumn.

Olivier Award-Winning Play Returns To Sydney CHIMERICA By Lucy Kirkwood Photo Olivier Award-Winning Play Returns To Sydney CHIMERICA By Lucy Kirkwood
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2022

OlivIer Award-winning play Chimerica by Lucy Kirkwood returns to Sydney, 15 August - 10 September 2022 at New Theatre. 

Lucy Kirkwood Videos

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Paula Marie Black VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Paula Marie Black
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2018

Watch below as Paula tells us all about want this nomination means to her, how she's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Ayad Akhtar VideoWATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: Ayad Akhtar
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2018

Watch below as Ayad tells us all about want this nomination means to him, how he's preparing for the Tonys, and so much more!

BWW TV: Hangin' with the Company of THE CHILDREN on Opening Night! VideoBWW TV: Hangin' with the Company of THE CHILDREN on Opening Night!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Dec 13, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, the new play by Olivier Award winner Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica), directed by James MacDonald (Top Girls at MTC), opened just last night, December 12, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE CHILDREN on Broadway! VideoBWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE CHILDREN on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2017

The Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The Royal Court Theatre's production of The Children, opens tonight, Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street).

BWW TV: What's THE CHILDREN All About? The Broadway-Bound Company Explains! VideoBWW TV: What's THE CHILDREN All About? The Broadway-Bound Company Explains!
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 7, 2017

Direct from an acclaimed run in London, the powerful Royal Court Theatreproduction of Lucy Kirkwood's astonishing new play, The Children, will make its American debut at MTC with the heralded original cast.

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting Announces Workshops Led By Pulitzer Prize Winner, Suzan-Lori Parks
by Christina Mancuso - Feb 21, 2017

The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting announces its 2017 live online workshop programme, and for the first time offers three international workshops from Australia, India and New York. These free workshops, led by celebrated writers including Suzan-Lori Parks, are freely available online and offer budding playwrights, and potential prize winners, the chance to develop their craft with the advice of these leading professionals.


Lucy Kirkwood Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Lucy Kirkwood written?
Lucy Kirkwood has written 2 shows including Beauty and the Beast (Playwright), Chimerica (Playwright).

What awards has Lucy Kirkwood been nominated for?
Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Children and Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Chimerica .

What awards has Lucy Kirkwood won?
Best Play (Evening Standard Awards) for Chimerica.