In 2017 I attended a subsidised self-funded residency at Cove Park to work on ideas for a new play. An extract from this play, The Future is Mine, was read in April 2017 at The Actor’s Temple in London, and the play was shortlisted for the Introduce Yourself Festival at Finborough Theatre in 2018.
‘Lucy Avery’s work is untamed, imaginative, surreal, visual, a thought-provoking creative adventure’. -Cecily Boys, artistic director of Old Bomb Theatre Company
I love theatre that provokes, questions and imaginatively explores the human experience. The stage can take you anywhere.
Audiences have described my work as surreal, lyrical, brave, beautiful and magic realist in style. I like to take the audience on an adventure delving into complex stories, treating them in an imaginative way.
My plays have been performed at New Diorama Theatre, King’s Head Theatre, Theatre503, Omnibus Theatre, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, Camden People’s Theatre and The Actor’s Temple.
‘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