‘Lucy Avery’s work is untamed, imaginative, surreal, visual, a thought-provoking creative adventure’. -Cecily Boys, artistic director of Old Bomb Theatre Company
An extract of Godless Monsters was shown at Omnibus in Clapham!
In an intimate exploration of ambition, corruption and religious zealotry, Godless Monsters looks at the power of belief in the face of betrayal.
When their lives start to crumble Gray and Esther turn to Christianity in the hope that God will take all the bad things away.
As they’re drawn further into the church their secrets unravel, caught in a battle of ambition and desire where only one can win.
The extract was shown at Omnibus in Clapham on 15th of April.
To read Omnibus’ interview with me about the play click here.
For more information and a look at the development journey the play’s been on click here.
To The Moon Theatre has commissioned me to write a script that will be developed into a multi-disciplinary performance piece exploring depression and the therapeutic process. Find out what happened at the exploratory workshop with my draft script here.
Where does inspiration come from?
When I’m starting to work on a new project I always read other people’s plays to see what’s already been said on the topic and to inspire me to go further with my own ideas. Last year I challenged myself to read or see 1 play by a playwright I hadn’t looked at before each month to broaden my range of inspiration and influences.
Take a look at my blog series #12newplaywrightsin12months to hear about the plays I read and tips I picked up.
‘Lucy’s writing explores important and often ignored ideas and pushes us to answer difficult and complex questions about society and its constructs’. –Jennifer Lunn, artistic director of Culturcated Theatre Company
‘Lucy goes into the darkest places of our thoughts and obsessions but never exploits them for the sake of sensationalism, preferring instead to create empathetic characters with strengths and vulnerabilities which contribute an explanation of their ‘faults’ . -Sharon Burrell, artistic director of To The Moon Theatre