Welcome to episode 16 of the AYT in Isolation series and someone we’re sure you’ll have heard of. We give you Morgan Lloyd Malcolm: playwright, screenwriter, Twitter warrior and all round legend.
Morgan was commissioned by The Globe to write Emilia which became a hit show in summer 2018 before transferring to the West End in 2019. It has been optioned for film and she is currently in development on this as well as several TV drama and comedy projects. She is under commission for stage with Headlong and Clean Break. Morgan’s play Belongings was produced at the Hampstead Theatre and Trafalgar Studios in 2011 to great acclaim and was shortlisted for The Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright Award. This was followed in 2015 by another hit play at Hampstead Theatre, The Wasp, which also transferred to Trafalgar Studios in 2015.
Morgan chats to Emma Bentley about working in a shed (a nice commute away from the kids); having a fierce protective-ness over panto; working on Clean Breaks’ Two Metres Apart project; being one of the first to close a show (at London’s now closed Bunker Theatre) when the pandemic hit; her thoughts on zero hour contracts as well as much, much more!
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