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 is rooted in her northern heritage and she is passionate about giving regional characters more of a voice within the theatre. 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 latest one-act 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 has just finished a successful run at the Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh Fringe (2018) with London previews at Theatre503 and The Bunker.
Lucy’s one-act play GLITTER PUNCH (Pint-Sized at the Bunker, November 2016; King’s Head Theatre, February 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.
GLITTER PUNCH is available in the #playsfromVAULT3 anthology and also as a standalone volume from Nick Hern Books. 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.
Lucy is a member of the Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab where she is developing new play AFTER ALL THIS TIME.