Playwrights & Artists
In the last ten years we have produced 38 world premières across the two theatres, 35 of them by Liverpool writers. Of these, ten were debut plays and 15 of the productions toured or transferred. This decade of new work has been created by:
Helen Blakeman, Gregory Burke, Howard Brenton, Stephen Berkoff, Steve Canny, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Mark Davies-Markham, Katie Douglas, Jeremy Dyson, Robert Farquhar, John Fay, Tim Firth, Tony Green, Chris Hannan, Jonathan Harvey, Jonathan Larkin, Nick Leather, Graham Linehan, Roger McGough, Frank McGuinness, Michael McLean, Daniel Matthew, Chloe Moss, Joe Ward Munrow, John Nicholson, Lizzie Nunnery, Andy Nyman, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Caryl Phillips, Mike Poulton, Keith Saha, Diane Samuels, Matthew Scott, Matthew Spangler, Stephen Sharkey, Kellie Smith, Phil Willmott, Esther Wilson, Laurence Wilson, and Jeff Young.
Writers on Attachment
Each year, three playwrights join our theatres as Writers on Attachment. Usually, we already know their work and feel that these writers would benefit from taking a step up in their professional careers; this might include dramaturgical support from our Literary Department, meeting industry professionals and attending masterclasses or, occasionally, rehearsed readings of their new play. This year’s Writers on Attachment are:
Laura Kate Barrow