• James Turner designs MILKMILKLEMONADE at the Oval House Theatre
  • Ellan Parry designs EACH SLOW DUSK for Pentabus on tour
  • Anya Reiss' adaptation of UNCLE VANYA plays at the St James Theatre
  • Lloyd Wood is Associate Director on GYPSY at Chichester
  • Jack Whitehall stars in the series finale of BAD EDUCATION BBC3 @ 10pm
  • Johnny
  • Tim Mascall designs FULLY COMMITTED at the Menier Chocolate Factory
  • George Dennis designs sound for REGENERATION on tour
  • Jonathan O'Boyle is Associate Director on THIS IS MY FAMILY on tour
  • See SELFIE by Brad Birch for the NYT at the Ambassadors Theatre
  • Douglas Dunn has won Queen Gold Medal for Poetry 2014

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Penelope Skinner
© Manuel Harlan 2010

Penelope Skinner

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About

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).

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In Development
ProductionCompanyNotes
GOLDEN HILLObjective Productions6 x 60m TV series
Co-written with Ginny Skinner
Film
ProductionCompanyNotes
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
(2014)
Working Title FilmsCo-written with Michael Hirst
Dir. Susanne Bier
Starring Saoirse Ronan as Mary
HOW I LIVE NOW
(2013)
Cowboy Films / Film4 / Passion Pictures / Prospect Entertainment / Protagonist Entertainment / UK Film CouncilDir. Kevin Macdonald
Other credited writers: Jeremy Brock, Tony Grisoni and Meg Rosoff.
Television
ProductionCompanyNotes
FRESH MEAT - SERIES 3 - EP. 6
(2013)
Objective Productions / Channel 4
FRESH MEAT - SERIES 2 - EP. 5
(2012)
Objective Productions / Channel 4
FRESH MEAT - SERIES 2 - EP. 4
(2012)
Objective Productions / Channel 4Additional material
FRESH MEAT - EP. 4
(2011)
Objective Productions / Channel 4Additional material
TX: 12 Oct 2011
FRESH MEAT - EP. 3
(2011)
Objective Productions / Channel 4TX: 05 Oct 2011
Theatre
ProductionCompanyNotes
THE VILLAGE BIKE
(2014)
MCC Theater at Lucille Lortel Theatre, New YorkDir. Sam Gold
With Greta Gerwig
FUCKED (OPEN COURT - PLAYWRIGHT AT YOUR TABLE)
(2013)
Royal Court TheatrePart of Royal Court's Open Court season
OPEN SEASON - THE BIG IDEA: AGE
(2013)
Royal Court TheatreCo-Curated with D C Moore
Part of Royal Court's Open Court season
BYTES
(2013)
Royal Court TheatreOne of four short plays (others by Alia Bano, D C Moore and Nick Payne)
Directed by Charlotte Gwinner
Part of Rough Cuts 2013
THE PROMISE
(2012)
Donmar Warehouse at the Trafalgar StudiosDirected by Alex Sims
New version of play by Aleksei Arbuzov
THE VILLAGE BIKE
(2012)
Sheffield Theatres - Studio TheatreRegional Premiere
Directed by Jonathan Humphreys
FRED'S DINER
(2012)
Chichester Festival Theatre - Theatre on the FlyDirected by Tim Hoare
Performed in CFT's new performance space, Theatre on the Fly, created for their 50th Anniversary celebrations
Published by Oberon Books
PROFESSEUR MORSE
(2012)
Comedie de Valence (France)15 minute play for the A ROOM IN TOWN project
THE SOUND OF HEAVY RAIN
(2011)
Paines PloughPart of the Roundabout Season
2012: Shoreditch Town Hall
2011: Sheffield Theatres
Published by Faber & Faber
THE VILLAGE BIKE
(2011)
Royal Court Theatre - Jerwood Theatre UpstairsDirected by Joe Hill-Gibbins
* Winner of 2011 George Devine Award
* Winner of Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright Award at 2011 Evening Standard Theatre Awards
* Nominated for 2012 Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre
Published by Faber & Faber
GREENLAND
(2011)
National Theatre - Lyttelton TheatreCo-written with Moira Buffini, Matt Charman & Jack Thorne
Directed by Bijan Sheibani
Published by Faber & Faber
COME TO WHERE I'M FROM SEASON
(2010)
Paines Plough / Oxford Playhouse15m play
DON'T LOOK BACK
(2010)
ATC (Actors Touring Company) / Young Vic - Clare StudioDirected by Natalie Ibu
EIGENGRAU
(2010)
Bush TheatreDirected by Polly Findlay
* Longlisted for Charles Wintour Most Promising Playwright Award at 2010 Evening Standard Theatre Awards
Published by Faber & Faber
Amateur rights handled by Samuel French Ltd.
SCARLET'S CIRCUS
(2010)
Heat&Light / Hampstead Theatre - Michael Frayn SpacePlay for Hampstead Theatre's young company
FUCKED
(2009)
Assembly @ George Street, EdinburghDirected by Daniel Goldman
FUCKED
(2008)
Old Red LionDirected by Daniel Goldman
Radio
ProductionCompanyNotes
PLANET B - SERIES 3
(2010)
BBC Radio 7Produced by Jeremy Mortimer
THE MAN IN BLACK: THE OLD ROAD
(2009)
BBC Radio 7
SCRATCH
(2008)
BBC Radio 3Interactive radio play
MURDER IN THE TOILET
(2006)
Cookham FM1 hour original radio play
Other
ProductionCompanyNotes
BOOKS
FRESH MEAT: THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE FOR NEW UNDERGRADUATES/THE FUTURE UNEMPLOYED
(2012)
Objective ProductionsAs Contributor
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