Lucy Prebble
Lucy Prebble

2020 Winner

A Very Expensive Poison

Synopsis: A meta-theatrical anti-thriller exploding the truth behind the murder of Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006.

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Agent: Charlotte Knight

Bio: Lucy Prebble is a writer for film, television, games and theatre.

Lucy is Co-Executive Producer and writer on the BAFTA, GOLDEN GLOBE and EMMY award winning HBO drama Succession, for which she has also twice been nominated for a WGA Award.

For television, she has written and co-created I Hate Suzie with her close friend Billie Piper for Sky Atlantic, to be aired in 2020. She is the creator of the TV series Secret Diary of a Call Girl (ITV/Showtime), and has recently made a pilot for HBO starring Sarah Silverman. Lucy also writes for Frankie Boyle’s New World Order (BBC) and appears on the TV show as a guest as well as appearing regularly on Have I Got News For You.

For theatre, Lucy has written the political and emotional meta-thriller A Very Expensive Poison which was a huge five star hit for the Old Vic in 2019 and won Best New Production of a Play at the Broadway World Awards. Before that, The Effect, a study of love and neuroscience, was performed at the National Theatre and won the Critics’ Circle Award for Best New Play. Before that she wrote Enron, a hugely successful piece about the infamous corporate fraud, which transferred to the West End and Broadway after sell-out runs at both the Royal Court and Chichester Festival Theatre. Her first play, The Sugar Syndrome (2003) won her the George Devine Award and was performed at the Royal Court.

Lucy is the recipient of the 2019 Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship, allowing her to explore where the world of film meets science and research.

Lucy also writes video games and is fascinated by new technology and storytelling. She contributes to major publications as a journalist and wrote a weekly Tech column for the Observer newspaper. In games, she was Head Scene Writer for Bungie’s massively successful first person shooter video game, Destiny.