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Introducing: Caryl Churchill

Caryl Churchill is not afraid to confront contentious topics. Her work explores power, colonialism, feminism and essentially shines a light on the voices of the oppressed and marginalised. Her genius however, lies in making these difficult discussions enjoyable to watch. She is unarguably one of the great female playwrights of recent history. Having written over […]

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Introducing: Oscar Wilde

In an ever-changing world, Oscar Wilde’s words never lose their meaning and significance. His stories are not only timeless 19th century classics, but also moving, comical and full of hidden teachings for life. The Irish playwright is known for his concise but powerful quotes, many featuring in his plays – such as “we are all […]

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Introducing: Marie Jones

The following invitation by Brian Friel, one of Ireland’s most beloved playwrights, is inscribed on the wall inside the entrance of Belfast’s Lyric Theatre: “This is your playhouse, come play with us here.” These sentiments are embodied by Belfast born playwright Marie Jones, whose portrait comes into view alongside that of Friel’s as you ascend […]

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Introducing: Lily Lowe-Myers

When we talk about playwrights, it is essential that we realise the talent that is arising from our own generation. Playwright, actress and director Lily Lowe-Myers has continuously produced high quality and poignant new writing over the last nine years in London and is one to appreciate in years to come. Lowe co-runs theatre company […]

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Introducing: Arthur Miller

Theatre has been tremendously important in my life and so, choosing between such iconic players is no easy task. So, believe me when I say, the impact of Arthur Miller’s work as inspiration to my character and as a writer has been profound.   Arthur Miller was just 33 years old when Death of a […]