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Lucy Burke

  • Channel 4 Writing for Television Awards: Lime, 2021
Lucy Burke

Lucy is a writer for stage, screen and radio from Manchester. In 2016, her play Glitter Punch (published by Nick Hern Books) was shortlisted for the Bolton Octagon Top Five Season. It went on to have sell-out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and London’s Vault Festival 2018, where it also won the People’s Choice Award. In 2018, Lucy’s play Weird – a play about OCD – transferred to the Soho Theatre from Edinburgh’s Pleasance Courtyard, during this time Lucy also guest hosted an episode of the BBC Ouch! Podcast where she spoke about her own experiences of living with OCD. In 2019, Lucy was commissioned by the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) to write I Am Not A Bird, I Cannot Fly, which was later shortlisted for the Through the Mill Playwriting Prize 2021. Lucy has been a member of both the Soho Theatre Writers’ Lab and the BBC Drama Room, where she developed her original TV pilot script Sisterhood. In June 2020, Lucy’s debut radio play Ghosts was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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