Arts Council of Wales | Lucy Gough

Lucy Gough

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Lucy Gough

Lucy Gough is based in Aberystwyth and for the last fifteen years she has written extensively for radio and stage. She has been shortlisted for the BBC Wales Writer of the Year Award and the John Whiting Award. Lucy wrote for Hollyoaks (Channel 4) for ten years and writes occasionally for the BBC drama Doctors. She is currently under commission to Aberystwyth Arts Centre for a stage adaptation of Wuthering Heights and BBC Radio 4 for a musical drama Western Stars.

In September she takes up a writing residency in California for three months writing a live radio theatre piece Hinterland.

Methuen and Seren have published volumes of her collected plays, and Parthian has published her in a collection of monologues by women.

The Project

The Creative Wales Award will enable Lucy to move away from the world of text and investigate a dramatic language beyond words, a language of bodies, of space and of sound. It will enable her to observe, research and practice physical theatre as well as immerse herself in a world where the story is told by images, gesture, staging. She will also explore ways to use more on the space between text.

Lucy Gough: Gryfhead ProductionHer intention is to spend practical residencies with some leading practitioners in the world of physical theatre both nationally and internationally. As part of this enquiry Lucy is looking to find the role of the writer in this world. As a text based writer she feels it is very important that individual writers find a way of working which draws the two, sometimes very separate, worlds together because the best theatre is created when it uses all the languages at its disposal.

At the same time this enquiry will deepen her own knowledge and practice in numerous ways, removing boundaries and opening up new worlds and possibilities in her own work.

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