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Lydia Adetunji

Lydia Adetunji

Lydia Adetunji won the Almeida Theatre's Write competition in 2006, and subsequently completed attachments to both the Royal Court and the National Theatre Studio. Her first full-length play Fixer premiered at the Hightide Festival in Suffolk in May last year. Fixer was also chosen as an outstanding example of intenational Theatre at the National Play Festival in Brisbane, 2010. Other work has included Floor 44 and Trickster, both produced at the Young Vic as part of aTC's Play Size, Canton Kitty, performed at the Globe, and Hot, a site-specific piece for the Oval House Theatre. She was also commissioned by Oran Mor in Glasgow to write a new play for the Play, Pie and a Pint season last year. Lydia's noir script Necropolis was fourth on the 2008 Brit List, an industry poll of the best unproduced screenplays in the country, now under option to Stealth Films. She was on Channel 4 / Paines Plough's Future Perfect 2008 scheme for emerging writers. Lydia has been made Pearson Writer in Residence for Paines Plough where she is working on a new play. She wrote a short play as part of the Tricycle Theatre's Women, Power and Politics season and a new full length commission for the same Theatre. On screen she is developing an original screenplay with Cowboy Films and BBC Films .