Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica wins big at Oliviers

Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica, which enjoyed sold out runs at the Almeida Theatre and Harold Pinter Theatre, was the biggest winner at this year’s Olivier Awards with five awards including American Airlines Best New Play, Best Director for Lyndsey Turner and the XL Video Award for Best Set Design for Es Devlin.

Chimerica’s Tim Lutkin also shared the White Light Award for Best Lighting Design and Carolyn Downing jointly won Best Sound for the play.

Chimerica question the issue of ethics of photojournalism and press freedom through exploring the relationship between the US and China since the Tiananmen Square protest.

Lucy Kirkwood is a writer in residence at Clean Break Theatre Company and her first play  It Felt Empty When the Heart Went at First but It is Alright Now – about Eastern European women trafficked to London to work in the sex industry was highly praised.

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