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Lizzie Nunnery

LIZZIE NUNNERY

  

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    PFD  

Lizzie Nunnery's most recent play the Swallowing Dark re-launched the Liverpool Playhouse Studio in October 2011, going on to a run at Theatre503 in London, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2010. Her play Intemperance (Liverpool Everyman, Sept 2007) was awarded 5 stars by the Guardian and shortlisted for the Meyer-Whitworth Award. She was one of the writers of the critically acclaimed Unprotected, which was awarded the Amnesty International Award for Freedom of Expression. She is currently under commission to Druid Theatre Company in Ireland, the Gate in London, and has also worked with Trestle, Cardboard Citizens, Slung Low and Paines Plough. Lizzie has also written extensively for radio. She is currently under commission to adapt the Painted Veil by Somerset Maugham for BBC Radio 4, and her half hour horror Night Terrors will be broadcast on December 29, 2011. She is working with Lime Pictures on a TV project and her debut short film Monkey Love aired in 2009 on ChAnnel 4.

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        Believe Nothing         Blood And Soil         Come to Where I am From         Dragon Fruit         Fine Art Of Falling To Pieces, The         Intemperance         Life For Beginners         Light & Shadow         Love         Man with the Luggage, The         Narvik         Or Am I Alone?         Roundtrip-Ticket-A Cockney-Scouse Encounter         Swallowing Dark, The         Unprotected         Unquiet         Wicked Women         You Can Take It With You



Believe Nothing

Synopsis:
a story about two friends Carrie and Conor, who have never believed in anything much. they're soul mates in cynicism and rock solid. Carrie's oldest friend Al has always believed in freedom at any cost, no commitments, no pressures. But when Al starts to talk about love and Conor confesses a bizarre betrayal, Carrie stands to lose everything she has ever had faith in.

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Part of Miniaturists 26 - Bringing you more of the best short plays by some of the most exciting playwrights in the UK today

1st Produced:
Cornerstone Festival, Liverpool     01 Nov 2010

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Blood And Soil

Synopsis:
Canaan's story is one of torture and loss and Martha is hungry to hear it, but the last thing she'll do is let him know her. However, when she finds herself isolated in a city now strange to her, Canaan becomes the only person she can turn to for help. But do we ever really understand each other's stories, and once you let someone step into your world, can you ever be free of them? This new play by talented Liverpool playwright Lizzie Nunnery explores violence, truth and cultural differences.

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Come to Where I am From

Synopsis:
Sixty one playwrights from across the UK return to their home towns to write plays about the places that shaped them. At 14 theatres from Bristol to Belfast, Cardiff to Coventry and Nottingham to Newcastle, these plays will be performed by the playwrights themselves, coming home to tell their tale. Come To Where I'm From is a theatrical tapestry of the UK, woven by writers asking if home is really where the heart is.

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1st Produced:
Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse - Everyword Festival     19 May 2010

Organisations:
Paines Plough

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short play

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Dragon Fruit

Synopsis:
Two women, one tiny area of London, two lives that couldn't be more separate: one story. This dual monologue explores Soho's dual worlds of sleaze and exclusivity. Jennifer has never let the cracks show, but now everything is falling apart. Suzie has always known the score, but someone is about to show her something surprising.

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developed by Soho theatre And Everyman, Liverpool, UK >>>, both of whom have staged readings of it in March 2005 And June 2005 respectively

1st Produced:
Staged Reading Soho Theatre, London     2005

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Play One Act

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Fine Art Of Falling To Pieces, The

Synopsis:
This satire on student life follows BElla through a weekend of drinking, smoking, swearing, ranting, conversations with squirrels, and the jeopardising of every significant relationship. It is about the danger of over-intellectualising, and becoming the victim of ones own ego

Notes:
won the 2003 Oxford New Writing Competition.

1st Produced:
Zoo Theatre, Edinburgh     2003

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Genre:
Comedy Drama Comedy

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Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Intemperance

Synopsis:
Liverpool. September1854. St Georges Hall is about to open to huge celebration, the city is at it's peak and redevelopment is everywhere, but for a family living in a back street cellar room in the midst of a cholera epidemic, the obstacles to change come as much from within as without

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Faber and Faber, London, 2007   -

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Life For Beginners

Synopsis:
"Some people described a plague, others a cloud. Some people found God, others lost him. Over one hundred people claim the incident caused them to fall in love." Tony meets himself but younger. Emma and Sam meet but can never touch. Eva meets Quinn before either goes too far. Nina's not sure she should ever have met James. And Mark tries to stop Hayley making a tit of herself on national TV. In a play that spans all ages we explore the magical and joyful moments in our everyday lives.

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written by By Alice Birch, Ben Ellis, Matt Hartley, Lizzie Nunnery and Rex Obano

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Light & Shadow

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On the night of the US Presidential Election, multi-award-winning playwrights from across the UK and US will have rehearsed readings of their work staged at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre.

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Genre:
rehearsed reading

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Love

Synopsis:
Sophie can't feel love anymore. Her husband Mart thinks love can save the world, but his passion for his young student, Aimee, opens deep wounds. A play about faith, bereavement, and what is left to believe in once one has given up on God.

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part of the Everyword week in run in Association with the BBC's Northern Exposure scheme

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Man with the Luggage, The

Synopsis:
A man strives to return home, in search of his past, hopeful of his future, and longing for those he left behind. As his journey unfolds, he finds his path repeatedly blocked and his identity endlessly questioned. His luggage and his status are lost as borders are crossed, languages confused, and modes of travel conspire to thwart him. Will he ever reach his destination? . . .will his luggage? . . .and will his identity arrive with him? Informed by contemporary stories of migration and repatriation, the Man with the Luggage explores our relationship with home, with nationality, and with authority. It also delves into our dependence on travel and the multitude of obstacles that await us on our journeys through stations, through ports, and through life.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Eugene Ionesco

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Trestle, Blindeye Theatre

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Genre:
adaptation 75 min

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Narvik

Narvik
Set in World War II, Narvik tells the story of a Liverpudlian man and a Norwegian woman pulled together and torn apart by war as the events of one summer cause ripples across an ocean of time. Lizzie Nunnery explores her dual creative strands - writer and singer/songwriter - to conjure a play where music and words meet, creating a patchwork of memory and dream, truth and fantasy.

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1st Produced:
Liverpool Playhouse Studio     08 Sep 2015

Organisations:
Box of Tricks

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Genre:
memory play with music

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Or Am I Alone?

Synopsis:
Suzanne wants to bury her grief and find freedom. Lucy wants to be coping, even if everything is falling apart. Daniel wants to keep his family afloat, but as his business sinks the one thing he can't do is tell the truth. Three very different characters battle to overcome thier common demons in a play about deception, pride and addiction.

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1st Produced:
Forum Theatre, London     23 Nov 2010

Organisations:
Cardboard Citizens

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Roundtrip-Ticket-A Cockney-Scouse Encounter

Synopsis:
Two writers, one from Liverpool, the other from London, have swapped cities for a day. these two one-act play are the result.

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written by David Florez And Lizzie Nunnery

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Swallowing Dark, The

Swallowing Dark, The
Canaan thought he'd left a violent and dangerous past behind when he and his son arrived from Zimbabwe, until new case worker Martha decides to re-examine his refugee status and he's forced to fight for their lives for a second time. But when lives depend on it, is the truth always the best story to tell? As he opens up his past, Martha moves from trusting his word to suspecting him of lying and as this psychological thriller progresses she begins to confront terrible events happening in her own life - but are either of them who they seem and is the truth ever a simple story?

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Josef Weinberger Ltd (2011) >>>    978-0856763328

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Genre:
psychological thriller

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Unprotected

Unprotected
Unprotected explores the recent developments in Liverpool that surround the sex trade industry through a documentary-style theatrical piece. Esther Wilson, John Fay, Tony Green and Lizzie Nunnery embrace the diverse opinions from many of those involved in Liverpool's proposed legal zones for prostitutes. Based on over one thousand interviews with residents, sex workers, politicians, police and clients of the industry, this format allowed the writers the inside knowledge to create a dynamic and insightful Drama. Against this background, transcripts sent in to the writers allowed a compelling and brutally honest tale to unfold. Unprotected is an undeniably forceful play that captures the true essence of issues that surround the real lives of those involved in the very relevant sex trade debate, and its effects on the community as a whole.

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play by Esther Wilson, John Fay, Tony Green And Lizzie Nunnery

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Josef Weinberger Plays (15 Mar 2006)   978-0856762918

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Unquiet

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part of Anthology, A series of seven plays, by Liverpool writers All inspired by themes from 'tis Pity She's A Whore

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Slung Low

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Genre:
short play

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Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  voices

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Wicked Women

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Part of Miniaturists 7 - Bringing you more of the best short plays by some of the most exciting playwrights in the UK today

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Genre:
short play

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You Can Take It With You

Synopsis:
the piece tells the story of border crossings, journeys rooted in the real world, in history, yet also traversing a psychological landscape. Three suitcases hold a beginning, a middle and an end, but through visual, musical and textual language, channelling multilingual voices, the story takes on another dimension, across time. the plurality of cultural identity, the evolving nature of language, the movement of people, the transmigration of religion and culture, back and forth: this journey across borders is tidal. Just as a suitcase opens to reveal a whole world, this process of uncovering, literal and metaphorical, is explored. It is a process of discovery for the audience, literally moving between the three scenes, taking a journey of their own. Each audience member will take a postcard away with them, a fragmentary multilingual document containing a hidden history.

Notes:
A collaborative project comprising Lindsay Rodden, playwright/Dramaturg, Martin Heslop, composer And Julia Heslop, visual Artist

1st Produced:
Up The Wall' As Part Of Chester Performs At Chester Castle     21 Oct 2011

Organisations:
All Across the Telegraphs

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