Samantha Lyden


Samantha specialises in writing comedy drama alongside her writing partner Teresa Burns. Both young women from working class backgrounds, they are passionate about bringing these unheard and female-led stories to the screen.

Recent projects include: CURVEBALL, directed by Matt Holt and produced by Colour TV London and PRUNELLA, an underdog story about a young working class woman from a council estate in Luton, daring to escape her lot. Teresa and Samantha will also be filming a series of comedy sketches this summer with Wild Street Productions.

Her foray into writing came back in 2009, when she co-wrote topical comedy, FACEBOOK FABLES, which ran at Edinburgh Festival’s Gilded Balloon, to much critical acclaim. Other stage credits include; IT’S ALL RELATIVE (TR Stratford East)

Samantha has a background in producing and tour booking children’s theatre. She also co-founded her own theatre company, Pigtails Productions in 2016 and is currently producing Polka Theatre’s HOW TO HIDE A LION for a national tour, Autumn 2018. Samantha is also an actress and improvisor.

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