Lydia is a writer for film, television and theatre. She is currently developing her psychological chiller A LITTLE MUSIC for Kudos/Film4, with Otto Bathurst attached to direct. The script appeared on the Brit List, an industry poll of the best unproduced feature screenplays in the country, as did her first film script NECROPOLIS. She has recently written for Neil Jordan’s Cote d’Azure-set TV thriller RIVIERA, and was included on the BBC’s 2017 talent hotlist.
Lydia’s first full-length play FIXER opened at the 2009 HighTide Festival. It was revived at Oval House in 2011 and is published by Nick Hern Books. Her second, COMPLIANCE, was written while she was Pearson playwright in residence at Paines Plough, and won the Catherine Johnson award for Best Play. CALCULATING KINDNESS opened at Camden People’s Theatre in 2016. Other recent work includes BREAD ON THE TABLE, part of Metta Theatre’s MOUTHFUL at Trafalgar Studios, THE FOREIGNER, for the Staffordshire New Vic’s HOARD festival, and IN THIS PLACE, for Pentabus. Her work has also been seen at the Globe, Tricycle, Young Vic, and Oran Mor. She has previously been on attachment to the National Theatre and the Royal Court, and is currently under commission to Birmingham Rep Theatre.
A LITTLE MUSIC
(Kudos/Film4) Original psychological chiller
THE WASTE TIDE
(Warp Films/BFI) Adaptation of Stanley Chen’s science fiction novel
(Creative England/CW) Adaptation of Hsiao-Hung Pai’s reportage
(BBC Studios) 1×90 Original single drama script commission
(Bad Wolf) 1×60 Original crime series pilot
(House Productions) Original psychological thriller series
UNTITLED SPY PROJECT
(Kudos) Original thriller series
2 x 60’ episodes for Archery / Sky Atlantic
1×30’ episode, part of Channel 4’s COMING UP series