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 recently moved back to the North West after living in London for six years. A lot of Lucy’s work is rooted in her northern heritage and she is passionate about giving regional characters more of a voice . 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 most recent play WEIRD introduces Yasmin who drops out of university when her behaviour rituals get in the way of life. WEIRD was crowned Arcola Slam Soap Champion 2018, winning the audience vote by an overwhelming margin. It ran at the Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe (2018) with London previews at Theatre503 and The Bunker. It had a showcase presentation at the Soho Theatre as part of the Soho Rising season (December 2018).
GLITTER PUNCH (Pint-Sized at the Bunker, 2016; King’s Head Theatre, 2017; Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2017; The Vault Festival, 2018) 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. It won the People’s Choice Award for its run at the 2018 Vault Festival, London and is in development as a scripted series with Little Dot Studios.
GLITTER PUNCH is available in the #playsfromVAULT3 anthology and also as a standalone volume from Nick Hern Books.
Lucy was a member of the Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab 2018 where she developed her new play THINGS THAT FALL.
She is currently working on a new play commission I AM NOT A BIRD, I CANNOT FLY for the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts and is developing ideas for television with the BBC Writers Room.