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Lizzie Nunnery portrait by Brian Roberts

Lizzie Nunnery

Playwright, screenwriter, songwriter

Photo by Brian Roberts



Lizzie Nunnery, writer at desk 3, photo by James Wafer, mono.jpg

Photo by James Wafer

Lizzie's debut feature film WITH LOVE is in development with Blue Horizon Productions, supported by BFI.

She was selected for BBC Studios' national development scheme, Writer Spotlight 2024, through which she is developing an original psychological thriller series for TV.

She is also developing original TV drama ideas with Firebird Pictures, Tigerlily Films and The Fold.


Lizzie’s first play Intemperance (Liverpool Everyman, 2007) was awarded 5 stars by The Guardian and shortlisted for the Meyer-Whitworth Award. She co-wrote Unprotected, winner of the Amnesty International Award for Freedom of Expression (Everyman/Traverse Edinburgh 2006). The Swallowing Dark (Liverpool Playhouse Studio/Theatre503 2011) was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award. Play with songs Narvik (Box of Tricks Theatre UK Tour 2017) won Best New Play in the UK Theatre Awards. Heavy Weather (Tonic Theatre) was nominated for Best Play for Young People at the Writers’ Guild Awards 2022.

Other theatre work includes plays with songs The Sum (Everyman 2017), The People Are Singing (Manchester Royal Exchange 2017), The Snow Dragons (National Theatre 2017) and To Have to Shoot Irishmen (UK tour 2018).

She has also written extensively for BBC radio, with latest series Daphne: A Fire in Malta broadcast in summer 2019.

Lizzie has also released three albums of music with alt-folk duo Nunnery Norheim. For more information visit


Lizzie Nunnery play text - To Have to Shoot Irishmen
Lizzie Nunnery play text - The Sum
Lizzie Nunnery play text - Narvik
Best New Play
UK Theatre Awards 2017
Lizzie Nunnery play text - The Swallowing Dark
Shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for Playwriting
Lizzie Nunnery play text - Heavy Weather
Shortlisted for Best New Play for Young People, Writers Guild Awards 2022
Lizzie Nunnery play text - Intemperance
Shortlisted for the Meyer Whitworth Award
Play Texts



For professional enquiries: 

+44 (0)20 7393 4488

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