On my radar: Lucy Kirkwood’s cultural highlights

The playwright on the poetry and silliness of Aldous Harding, an inspiring new theatre in Suffolk and binge-reading Saba Sams’s short stories The playwright and screenwriter Lucy Kirkwood was born in east London in 1983. She studied English at Edinburgh, where she wrote and starred in her first play. Kirkwood is perhaps best known for Chimerica, about the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests, which opened at the Almeida in 2013 and won best new play at the Olivier awards. She has also written for TV, contributing to Skins and adapting Chimerica for Channel 4 in 2019. Her latest play, That Is Not Who I Am, written under the pseudonym Dave Davidson, is at the Royal Court until 16 July. Continue reading...

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