Welcome to Lucy Writers, an online platform devoted to showcasing the writing of women and non-binary creatives.

Lucy Writers is an online platform showcasing the very best writing and art work from women and non-binary creatives all over the world. In collaboration with Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge, the platform brings together Lucy students, alumnae and fellows, as well as creatives from outside the college community. Lucy Writers welcomes submissions from women and non-binary writers irrespective of whether they’re an established or new-to-the-writing-desk writer. We want to hear from you; let Lucy Writers be the space, room and home for your words.


In Conversation with award-winning playwright Apphia Campbell – ‘After Ferguson, I started thinking about how I could contribute to the political fight’

The award-winning playwright, actress and singer, Apphia Campbell, sits down Uma Nada-Rajah to discuss living in China, the Black Lives Matter movement and the stories behind her two acclaimed sell-out shows, Black is the Colour of My Voice and Woke.

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Interview with internationally acclaimed choreographer Russell Maliphant – ‘I’m interested in creating abstract work that deals with our internal world and body’

Award-winning choreographer Russell Maliphant talks to Eirini Diamantouli about his creative process, collaborating with renowned composer Vangelis and his latest work, Silent Lines, soon to be performed at Sadler’s Wells.

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Fame at the Peacock Theatre, London

Following the ambitions of several talented teens in a New York performing arts school, Fame – the original 80s musical – is still electric with energy in its thirtieth year, writes our theatre critic Jo Hemmings.

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Dada Masilo’s Giselle at Sadler’s Wells

Dada Masilo gives us a Giselle for the twenty-first century; a heroine we identify with and a phenomenal production that makes us feel, writes Hannah Hutchings-Georgiou.

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Tim Walker: Wonderful Things at the Victoria & Albert Museum

By raiding the V&A’s archives and permanent collections, fashion photographer Tim Walker has created an immersive exhibition that’s enchanting and full of promise.

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Boudica by Rosemary Appleton

Rosemary Appleton’s short poem, ‘Boudica’, vividly brings to life the final moments of the legendary rebel queen.

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Cindy Sherman at the National Portrait Gallery

A mistress of disguise and dramatic personae, Cindy Sherman’s photography is internationally known for challenging gender constructs and shattering the illusion of appearance. In her review, Charlie Evans-Flagg appreciates the enduring profundity of Sherman’s oeuvre.

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My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite – a brilliant, compelling portrait of a broken family

Having killed her previous boyfriends as an act of ‘self defence’, will Ayoola’s fourth suitor live to tell the tale? Oyinkan Braithwaite’s Women’s and Booker Prize long listed novel, My Sister, the Serial Killer, makes for fiendishly wicked reading, says our contributor Carla Plieth.

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Chiaroscuro at the Bush Theatre – A powerful yet tangled revival

Lynette Linton revives Jackie Kay’s 1980s play, Chiaroscuro, which explores the interconnected narratives of four young black and brown women.

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The Good Immigrant USA – rich essays exploring identity in the “land of the free”

Sana Soomro finds more than food for thought in Nikesh Shukla and Chimene Suleyman’s The Good Immigrant USA, their excellent follow-up to the UK original.

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Interview with acclaimed Dancer & Choreographer Dada Masilo: ‘I want the viewer to feel everything – the joy, the pain, the sadness, the grief. But it starts with me’

In the run up to her bold and brilliant reimagining of Giselle, dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo talks to Shirley Ahura about retelling the classics of ballet, empowering women and using dance to break down cultural barriers.

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Sadler’s Wells

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stunned audiences this month with three dazzling dance programmes at Sadler’s Wells. Here, Eirini Diamantouli reviews their final programme featuring new works Ounce of Faith and Members Don’t Get Weary, and classics Ella and Revelations.

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Speaking from the Body: Trauma, Pregnancy and the Eighth Amendment in Contemporary Irish Writing

For women in Northern Ireland and a post-Repeal Republic telling stories which speak from the body and its traumas remains a powerful tool, argues Laura Hackett when considering the work of Sally Rooney, Lucy Caldwell, Sinéad Gleeson and others.

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