Manjinder Virk

Plays by Manjinder Virk


Aurora Metro Books
Type: Text

A teenage girl becomes a boxing champion and learns to face the loss of her mother.

Manjinder Virk, born in Coventry, started writing when she joined the Royal Court Young Writers Programme. Her first commission in 2003 was a stage play called Glow for Theatre Centre, directed by Dawn Walton. Glow toured nationally and was also published in an anthology of new plays. She then went on to write and star in Tonight I Write for BBC Radio 4, part of the ‘Love in the Afternoon’ season, produced and directed by Claire Grove. In 2004 she wrote, performed and co-directed her acclaimed one-woman show, Autobiography of a Face at the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith. In 2008 she wrote and directed her first short film, Forgive starring Sacha Dhawan and Abdi Gouhad. The film was supported by Screen West Midlands, part of the ‘Screenrootz’ scheme. Manjinder Virk co-wrote the sitcom Being Jane Brown with Richard Lazarus (developed with Henry Normal at Baby Cow productions).