Penelope's play, THE VILLAGE BIKE, played a sell-out run at the Royal Court in the summer of 2011 where it received rave reviews and was twice extended. The play won the 2011 George Devine Award, the Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright at the 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Awards and was nominated at the 2012 Olivier Awards for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. It also had a rehearsed reading at the Manhattan Theatre Club as part of their 7@7 series of readings and received its regional premiere at the Sheffield Crucible Studio in September 2012.
It was revived in New York in 2014 by the MCC Theater at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (off-Broadway), directed by Sam Gold and starring Greta Gerwig as 'Becky'.
THE SOUND OF HEAVY RAIN played at the Sheffield Crucible Studio at the end of November 2011, in a co-production with Paines Plough and subsequently transferred to Shoreditch Town Hall in the autumn of 2012.
FRED'S DINER, played in the summer of 2012 at the Chichester Festival Theatre's Theatre on the Fly performance space (created especially for their 50th Anniversary celebrations).
Penelope has also written episodes for all three series of FRESH MEAT, the Sam Bain and Jesse Armstrong comedy for Objective Productions / Channel 4.
She is currently under commission to the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre and Headlong Theatre.
In 2010, Penelope was invited to take part in the Royal Court Theatre's Young Writers' Supergroup and she was also selected to be one of six writers on the 2009 Future Perfect scheme at Paines Plough.
EIGENGRAU played at the Bush Theatre in the Spring of 2010 to critical acclaim and was longlisted for the ES’s Most Promising Playwright Award.
Penelope's first play, FUCKED, opened at the Old Red Lion in 2008, was a sell-out smash hit and Critics' Choice in TIME OUT. The play made a triumphant return to the 2009 Edinburgh Festival.
Her first graphic novel, BRIONY HATCH, co-written with her sister, Ginny Skinner, has been published by Limehouse Books.
US representation: Scott Chaloff at WME (New York) and David Karp and Erin Junkin at WME (Los Angeles).