Lynda Radley


2 John Kings Court
67 St Johns Grove
N16 5QR

Telephone: 0207 281 6811


Playwrights' Studio

Board Member

Lynda Radley

Lynda Radley is a playwright, dramaturg, and screenwriter who has been working as a writer and maker for over fifteen years. Her plays include: The Interference (Pepperdine Scotland), Happier or Better? (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Futureproof (Traverse Theatre in association with Dundee Rep), Birds and Other Things I Am Afraid Of (The Arches, in association with Poorboy), Berlin Love Tour, The Heights, The Art of Swimming, Soap! And Integrity (Playgroup).

Radio plays include: Our Sentence (BBC Radio Scotland) and An Irish Airman Forsees His Death, part of Yeats: The Man and The Echo (BBC Radio 4).

Adaptations include: There is Someone Who Hates Us  by Brazilian playwright Michelle Ferreira (National Theatre of Scotland and Play, Pie and Pint) and Under Milk Wood (Tron Theatre in association with The Commonwealth Games Cultural Programme).

Awards include: Fringe First Awards for Futureproof and The Interference. The Interference was also shortlisted for The Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for outstanding work addressing human rights issues. It also won the Broadway Baby Bobby award. Lynda's play DORM, written while she was an Associate at The National Theatre of Scotland, was short-listed for The Bruntwood Award. The Art of Swimming which toured internationally and was performed over fifty times at various festivals, won the Dublin Fringe award for Best Fringe Show under an hour, and was short-listed for the Meyer-Whitworth award.

Last year Lynda was one of seven writers selected to participate in the Scottish Film Talent Network's Write4Film screenwriting initiative where she developed short and feature projects. She is currently working on a number of television pilots.

She is a board member of Playwrights' Studio Scotland.

Lynda frequently works as a dramaturg in theatre and dance. She mentors emerging playwrights, including regularly working with students on the MLitt in Playwriting and Dramaturgy at Glasgow University.

Photograph by Richard Campbell

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