Lydia Marchant


Lydia Marchant is part of the BBC’s Writers Academy 2019/2020, led by John Yorke, for which she is writing broadcast episodes of EASTENDERS, CASUALTY and HOLBY CITY. She also has original work in development with Cuba Pictures and BBC Studios. 

Her first full length play, MUMSY is currently under commission at Hull Truck Theatre, where she is an Affiliate Artist. She is developing her second, STUCK, with Live Theatre through their Bursary Scheme. Her previous credits include: Paines Plough, Hull Truck Theatre, York Theatre Royal, Derby Theatre, Middle Child Theatre, Silent Uproar and The Roaring Girls. 

Lydia has a Distinction in MA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and is a graduate of the Writing Squad. She has previously taken part in writers programmes at Leeds Playhouse, Soho Theatre, National Theatre, Royal Court and BFI.

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