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Hedda

Written by

Lucy Kirkwood

and

Henrik Ibsen

Adapted by

Lucy Kirkwood

From an original work by

Henrik Ibsen

~playauthor~Written by~ Lucy Kirkwood , Henrik Ibsen ~playauthor~Adapted by~ Lucy Kirkwood ~playauthor~From an original work by~ Henrik Ibsen

Nick Hern Books, 2008

Playtext

Acts: 4, Roles: Total (7), Female (4), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Lucy Kirkwood's version of Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler relocates his nineteenth-century heroine to 21st-century Notting Hill. It was first performed at the Gate Theatre, London, on 21 August 2008. Hedda, still mourning...

NSFW

Written by

Lucy Kirkwood

~playauthor~Written by~ Lucy Kirkwood

Nick Hern Books, 2012

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (6), Female (2), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Lucy Kirkwood's NSFW is a comedy satirising media attitudes to sexuality and personal privacy. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs on 25 October 2012. The first part...

Bloody Wimmin

Written by

Lucy Kirkwood

~playauthor~Written by~ Lucy Kirkwood

Nick Hern Books, 2010

Playtext

Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (15), Female (10), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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...Lucy Kirkwood’s Bloody Wimmin is a short play written for the Tricycle Theatre’s Women, Power and Politics season, staged at the Tricycle, London, in June–July 2010. The play examines the impact of the 1980s Greenham Common protests...

Beauty and the Beast

Written by

Lucy Kirkwood

~playauthor~Written by~ Lucy Kirkwood

Nick Hern Books, 2010

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 21, Roles: Total (9), Female (5), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Lucy Kirkwood's delightful version of the classic fairytale, first seen in a production devised and directed by Katie Mitchell at the National Theatre for Christmas 2010. The theft of a single rose has monstrous...

Mosquitoes  

Written by

Lucy Kirkwood

~playauthor~Written by~ Lucy Kirkwood

Nick Hern Books, 2017

Playtext

Acts: 4, Scenes: 20, Roles: Total (12), Female (8), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Lucy Kirkwood's Mosquitoes is a play about families and particle physics. It was first performed in the Dorfman auditorium of the National Theatre, London, on 25 July 2017 (previews from 18 July). The play revolves around...

The Welkin  

Written by

Lucy Kirkwood

~playauthor~Written by~ Lucy Kirkwood

Nick Hern Books, 2020

NHB Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 7, Roles: Total (19), Female (16), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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... the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose.With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.Lucy Kirkwood's play...

The Children

Written by

Lucy Kirkwood

~playauthor~Written by~ Lucy Kirkwood

Nick Hern Books, 2016

Playtext

Scenes: 1, Roles: Total (3), Female (2), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Lucy Kirkwood's play The Children is a near-future drama about the aftermath of a catastrophe at a nuclear power station, exploring the responsibilities we have towards future generations. It was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre...

Tinderbox

Written by

Lucy Kirkwood

~playauthor~Written by~ Lucy Kirkwood

Nick Hern Books, 2008

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 4, Roles: Total (10), Female (1), Male (9), Unassigned (0)

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...Lucy Kirkwood’s first full-length play, Tinderbox is a dystopian comedy set in a Bradford butcher's shop in a future version of England that is afflicted by riots and separated from Scotland by a 38-mile-wide Hadrian's Channel. The play...

Chimerica

Written by

Lucy Kirkwood

~playauthor~Written by~ Lucy Kirkwood

Nick Hern Books, 2013

Playtext

Acts: 5, Scenes: 38, Roles: Total (33), Female (16), Male (17), Unassigned (0)

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...A powerful play about international relations and the shifting balance of power between East and West, Lucy Kirkwood's Chimerica is both a political examination and an engaging personal drama. Tiananmen Square, 1989....

it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now

Written by

Lucy Kirkwood

~playauthor~Written by~ Lucy Kirkwood

Nick Hern Books, 2009

Playtext

Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (2), Female (2), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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...Lucy Kirkwood's it felt empty when the heart went at first but it is alright now is a play about modern-day sex trafficking. It was commissioned by Clean Break and first performed by the company at the Arcola Theatre in London on 7 October...