Lizzie
Nunnery

Writer for theatre, radio and television

Lizzie is an award-winning playwright and singer songwriter.

To Have to Shoot Irishmen is set to tour the UK in 2018 and other work for theatre includes Unprotected (Liverpool Everyman/Traverse Theatre) which was awarded the Amnesty International Award for Freedom of Expression), The Swallowing Dark, (Liverpool Everyman/Theatre 503) which was a finalist for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and Intemperance (Liverpool Everyman), shortlisted for the Meyer Whitworth Award. Her play with songs Narvik (Box of Tricks Theatre National Tour) was described as a “thrillingly enigmatic memory play” by the Guardian and won the 2017 UK Theatre Award for Best New Play. The Sum, an adaption of her radio play of the same name, was part of the Everyman Company’s inaugural season.

Lizzie writes extensively for radio and has penned numerous original dramas and adaptations for Radio 4.

She is working on a feature film for Blue Horizon.


CV

Film

Writer

With Love
Feature
Producer Andrew Bendel

Simone grows up believing she was abandoned by her father, a Chinese seaman, but when she finds a photo of him signed 'with love', she realizes she must search for him.

Blue Horizon Productions

A three minute film commissioned by Lime Pictures/Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse for Channel 4’s ‘3 minute wonder’ series, to coincide with a season celebrating Charles Darwin. 

Channel 4
Lime Pictures

Theatre

Writer

Producer Tonic Theatre

A new work-in-progress play for young people.

In Development
Producer Box of Tricks

A new work-in-progress exploring the Syrian revolution.

In Development
Creator Lizzie Nunnery, Martin Heslop, Martin Smith and Vidar Norheim

A new work combining poetry, live music, storytelling and film by Tim Brunsden to create a new work inspired by The Mersey Sound, and specifically poet Adrian Henri.

Unity Theatre
Narvik
Best New Play, UK Theatre Awards 2017
Producer Box of Tricks Theatre Company
Director Hannah Tyrrell Pinder

Narvik is a play where music and words meet, creating a patchwork of memory and dream, truth and fantasy. Inspired by tales of Naval veterans, Narvik brings to life a powerful story of love, guilt, heroism and betrayal.

Everyman Playhouse
Director Gemma Bodinetz

An adaptation of her radio drama about a woman pushed to extremes by debt. 

Liverpool Everyman Theatre
Producer Anthony Banks

Currently under commission to the National Theatre of England to write a 45 minute play with songs for young people set in Norway during WWII for their NT Connections programme.

Connections, National Theatre
Director Greg Hersov and Ed Lewis

Twenty minute play commissioned for Light and Shadow, a night of political theatre in response to Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending at the Royal Exchange Theatre. 

Royal Exchange Theatre
Producer Theatre 503
Director Paul Robinson/Tim Roseman.

A full length comic play co-written with Alice Birch, Ben Ellis, Matt Hartley and Rex Obano. 

Theatre503
Director Oliver Jones

A full length play for adults about travel, trauma and memory devised with the company, commissioned and produced by Trestle Theatre Company. The production toured the UK from September-December 2011. 

Trestle Theatre
The Swallowing Dark
Finalist: The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Producer Theatre 503, Everyman Liverpool
Director Paul Robinson

A full length play for adults produced in the Liverpool Playhouse Studio in October 2011 with a further three week run at Theatre 503 in November 2011. The play was short listed for the 2010 Susan Smith Blackburn award, an international prize for female playwrights. 

Theatre 503 / Everyman Liverpool
Director Thomas Conway

Currently developing a full length play originally commissioned by Druid Theatre Company, Galway, inspired by true events of the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin. The piece received a rehearsed reading in Galway University in November 2010 and a further reading at Studio Theatre, Washington USA in March 2011.

Druid Theatre
Director Tony McBride & Adrian Jackson

Three fifteen minute plays developed for Cardboard Citizens Theatre Company, for a forum theatre tour around hostels and community centres Oct-Dec 2010. 

Toynbee Studios
Producer Everyman Theatre
Director Gemma Bodinetz

A full length play set amongst the poor of Liverpool in 1854, commissioned by the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse 

Everyman Liverpool
Director Nina Raine

One of four writers commissioned by the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse to co-write a piece of verbatim theatre exploring attitudes to the street sex industry in Liverpool. A full length play for an adult audience. Published by Josef Weinberger. Winner of the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2006. Everyman Theatre, Liverpool, March 2006/ Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, August 2006. 

Everyman Liverpool
Director Alan Lane

Anthology piece for Liverpool Cathedral. 

Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral gardens

Radio

Writer

Director Sasha Yevtushenko
Starring
  • Michelle Fairley
  • Drama series based on the life of Malta's top investigative reporter.

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Producer Abigail Le Fleming
    Director Abigail Le Fleming

    A Liverpool ghost story in the afternoon drama slot, as part of the series ‘Take me To’. 


    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    The Sum
    45'00
    Producer Helen Perry

    Radio drama about a woman pushed to extremes by her debt.

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Producer Pauline Harris
    Director Pauline Harris

     A five part series for Woman’s based on the true story of murdered Russian journalist, Anna Politkovskaya. 

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Producer Pauline Harris
    Director Pauline Harris

    A five part series for Woman’s Hour dramatised from the real diaries of a WWII prisoner of war.  

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Producer Pauline Harris
    Director Pauline Harris

    A 15 minute radio play in the Fact to Fiction strand, reflecting on the plight of journalists in Syria.

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Producer Pauline Harris
    Director Pauline Harris

    An adaptation of the classic novel by Somerset Maugham for a five part series on Woman’s Hour. 

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Producer Helen Perry
    Director Helen Perry

    A half hour psychological horror for the series, ‘Weird Tales’. 

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Producer Pauline Harris
    Director Pauline Harris

    A 15 minute radio play in the Fact to Fiction strand, reflecting on the current financial crisis in Ireland. 

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Producer Jessica Dromgoole
    Director Jessica Dromgoole

    A 45 minute radio play with songs for the afternoon play slot, adapted from an original TV script by Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement. 

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Producer Julian May

    A ten minute essay on the theme of growing up in a coastal location. Broadcast as part of the essay series, “Land, Sea and Sky”.

    Production Company BBC Radio
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 3
    Producer James Robinson
    Director James Robinson

    One of nine short plays within, “Postcards from a Cataclysm”, a 45 minute afternoon play involving a number of collaborators. 

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Producer Pauline Harris
    Director Pauline Harris

    A 45 minute radio play with songs for the afternoon play slot. 

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Producer Pauline Harris
    Director Pauline Harris

    A 45 minute radio play for the afternoon play slot.

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4
    Producer Pauline Harris
    Director Sue Roberts

    A reworking of the verbatim material gathered for the stage play Death On Upper Duke Street 

    Production Company BBC
    Broadcaster BBC Radio 4