Lizzie Nunnery

Writer for theatre, radio and television

Theatre, Film & TV
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Biography

Lizzie is an award-winning playwright.

The Swallowing Dark, produced by the Liverpool Everyman and Theatre 503, was a finalist for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and past work includes the critically acclaimed Intemperance, produced by the Everyman, and Unprotected, which was awarded the Amnesty International Award for Freedom of Expression.

She is currently working on an adaptation for the Liverpool Everyman and collaborating with the Royal Exchange as part of their new ‘Exchange Hub’ initiative and writing an original commission with Box of Tricks theatre company.

Lizzie also writes extensively for radio. She has penned numerous original dramas for Radio 4 including Anna's War, a 5-parter based on true events in the life of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, and her latest family drama The Sum, aired in July 2014. 


She is also a successful singer-songwriter.

CV

Theatre
Writer
The Snow Dragons 2016
Connections, National Theatre
Producer Anthony Banks
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

A 45 minute play with songs for young people set in Norway during WWII for their NT Connections programme.

Narvik 2014
In development
Producer Box of Tricks Theatre Company
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

The Solitude of Thomas Cave 2014
Liverpool Everyman
Director Gemma Bodinetz
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Commission. 

The Sum 2014
Liverpool Everyman
Director Cora Bissett
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Rehearsed reading. 

Life for Beginners 2012
Theatre503
Director Paul Robinson/Tim Roseman.
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Comic play. 

The Drift 2012
Royal Exchange Theatre
Director Greg Hersov and Ed Lewis
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Short play. 

Unquiet 2010
Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral gardens
Director Alan Lane
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Anthology piece for Liverpool Cathedral. 

Bruntwood Hub 2013
Royal Exchange Theatre
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

The Bruntwood Hub will be led by multi-award-winning playwright Bryony Lavery, who will mentor, support and inspire 7 of the most innovative, critically acclaimed playwrights from across the North who have not yet written for larger theatre spaces, over an initial period of 10 months.

Untitled Theatre 503 Project 2012
Theatre 503
Producer Steve Harper & Sarah Dickenson
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

The Man with the Luggage 2011
Trestle Theatre
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Theatre 503 / Everyman Liverpool
Producer Theatre 503, Everyman Liverpool
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

There are Crimes and Crimes 2011
Gate Theatre
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Or Am I Alone 2010
Toynbee Studios
Director Tony McBride & Adrian Jackson
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Three very different characters battle to overcome their common demons in a play about deception, pride and addiction.

The Man and the Moon 2008
Everyman Youth Theatre
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

To Have to Shoot Irishmen 2008
Druid Theatre
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Intemperance 2007
Everyman Liverpool
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Ragnarok 2007

Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Wicked Women 2007

Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Future Perfect 2006

Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Unprotected 2006
Everyman Liverpool
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Dragon Fruit 2005

Writer Lizzie Nunnery

King of the World 2005

Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Love 2004

Writer Lizzie Nunnery

The Fine Art of Falling to Pieces 2003
Moser Theatre, Oxford
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Salon Playwright 2013

Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Resident playwright at Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester and Liverpool Everyman

Life for Beginners 2012
Theatre503
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Series of uplifting plays written by Alice Birch, Ben Ellis, Matt Hartley, Lizzie and Rex Obano

Light and Shadow 2012
Royal Exchange Theatre
Producer Greg Hersov
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Short play to run alongside production of Tennessee Williams' play

Radio
Writer
Lost in Liverpool 2005

 
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

 
Night Terrors 2012
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Helen Perry
Director Helen Perry
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

A half hour psychological horror.

 
The Secret Diary of Agnes Keith 2012
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Pauline Harris
Director Pauline Harris
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

A five part series for Woman’s Hour

 
Take Me To Hope Street In development 2014
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

A Liverpool ghost story in the afternoon drama slot.

 
The Sum 45'00 2014
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Helen Perry
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

 
Anna's War 2014
BBC for BBC Radio 4
Broadcast in Feb 2014  
Producer Pauline Harris
Director Pauline Harris
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

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

 
I Hold My Breath 2012
BBC for BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Pauline Harris
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Part of Radio 4's Fact to Fiction slot

 
The Painted Veil 5 x 14' 2011
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Pauline Harris
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham novel for Woman's Hour

 
Weird Tales 1 x 60" 2011
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Helen Perry
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

 
From Fact to Fiction 2010
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

An imaginative response to a story from the week's news.

 
Lennon: A Day in the Life 2010
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

 
Postcards From a Cataclysm 2009
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer James Robinson
Writer Lizzie Nunnery
Starring Piers Whner, Tim Key & Kenneth Cranham

 
The Singer 2008
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

 
Tiny Chaos 2008
BBC Radio 4
 
Producer Pauline Harris
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

 
Death in Upper Duke Street 2007
BBC Radio 3
 
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

 
Free Thinking 2006
BBC Radio 3
 
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

 
Unprotected 2006
BBC Radio 4
 
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

 
Performer and Writer
Over the Water, Writing Belonging
   
Producer Julian May
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

 
BBC RadioBBC Radio 3
Television
Writer
The School 2010
Lime Pictures
In development
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

Childrens drama series

Boom Town 2014
Little Brother Productions
Writer Lizzie Nunnery

 
Film
Writer
Monkey Love Short
2009
Lime Pictures for Channel 4
Writer Lizzie Nunnery