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 new 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 will be on at the Pleasance Courtyard at the 2018 Edinburgh Fringe and previewing in London at Theatre503 on 21 and 22 July and at The Bunker on 29 July.
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) 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 was published in January 2018 in the #playsfromVAULT3 anthology from Nick Hern Books https://twitter.com/NickHernBooks/status/943137630195191808. It won the People’s Choice Award for its run at the Vault Festival, London (February -March 2018).
Lucy is currently a member of the Soho Theatre Writer’s Lab where she is developing new play AFTER ALL THIS TIME.