In Conversation with Lucy Kirkwood

In Conversation with Lucy Kirkwood

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As part of the Oxford University Breaking the Fifth Wall, and in association with Peripeteia Productions’ Hedda at the Oxford Playhouse, playwright Lucy Kirkwood will be appearing in conversation with Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr

Lucy Kirkwood is one of Britain’s most successful contemporary playwrights. In 2009, Lucy’s play It Felt Empty When The Heart Went At First But It Is Alright Now was produced by Clean Break Theatre Co. at the Arcola Theatre. The play was nominated for an Evening Standard Award for Best Newcomer and made Lucy joint winner of the John Whiting Award 2010. NSFW premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2012. Chimerica premiered at the Almeida Theatre in 2013 and subsequently transferred to the West End, earning the Best New Play at the 2014 Olivier and Evening Standard Awards, as well as the Critics Circle Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Most recently Mosquitoes opened at the National Theatre in summer 2017. Lucy also writes for television: she has written for Skins (Company Pictures), created and wrote The Smoke (Kudos / Sky 1).

Professor Kirsten Shepherd-Barr is a professor of English and Theatre Studies at the University of Oxford, and a tutorial fellow at St Catherine’s College. Her research encompasses two main areas of interest:  the interaction between theatre and science and the relationship between modernism and theatrical performance.  She works regularly with theatres as a consultant on productions and on outreach.  Theatres she has worked with include the National Theatre, the Old Vic, Theatre at Chipping Norton, Pegasus Theatre and  Oxford Playhouse.  She helps to run the TORCH Theatre and Performance Network.  Since 2016 Kirsten has been leading an AHRC-funded Cultural Engagement project called Connecting Oxfordshire Theatres with Research, which aims to bring the region's dynamic theatre and performance scene into closer contact with the university's research in mutually beneficial ways.

Duration: 1 hour with no interval

  • Fri 23 Feb 2018 5:00 PM £5.00

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  • Fri 23 February 5:00 PM

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