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Lucy Burke | Writer

Lucy is a trained actor turned writer, using her dramatic training to approach her scripts with a depth of understanding based on the skills and knowledge acquired at drama school. That being said, Lucy has always written.  Her first piece, written when she was aged 18, was performed in the Studio Space of the Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, an experience which really gave her the bug for writing.

Lucy is from Manchester and has been living in London for the last five years. A lot of Lucy’s work stems from her northern heritage and she is passionate about giving regional characters more of a voice within the theatre. This is particularly true for her most recent one-act play GLITTER PUNCH. Performed at the Bunker in November 2016 as a part of the Pint-Sized plays initiative for emerging new writers before transferring to the King’s Head Theatre, GLITTER PUNCH focuses on 16 year old, working class Molly from Salford who begins a life-changing, coming of age journey when she collides with the mysterious John from London. GLITTER PUNCH has just completed a run at the Assembly Rooms at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Lucy is particularly interested in exploring the human stories behind larger themes often exposed in the media, thus opening up these subjects to an audience in a more ambiguous way, without moralising but simply presenting a series of human actions and choices.


Lucy's new play BLACKOUT was part of a scratch night at Theatre N16 (April 2017).

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