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Caroline Bird



Emily Hickman

Caroline is a playwright and poet. She is currently under commission to the Old Vic, writing the book for a new musical version of DENNIS THE MENACE.

Caroline was commissioned by Northern Stage in 2015 to write a new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ for their Christmas production that year.

Caroline has recently written a new play, ELECTRIC BLANKET, under commission to the Gate Theatre, and another new play, AMBER ALCESTIS, on spec.

Caroline’s play CHAMBER PIECE ran as Show 3 at the Lyric Hammersmith as part of their Secret Theatre season, premiering in October 2013. The show toured the UK in repertoire before returning to the Lyric Hammersmith in March.

Caroline’s version of THE TROJAN WOMEN premiered at the Gate Theatre at the end of 2012.

In 2011 Caroline was invited to take part in SIXTY-SIX BOOKS by the Bush Theatre. She wrote a piece inspired by Leviticus, directed by Peter Gill.

Caroline was one of ten finalists for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in 2014. She was also shortlisted for Most Promising New Playwright at the Off-West-End Awards in 2013 and for the Shell Woman of the Future Awards in 2011.

Caroline began writing plays as a teenager and was the youngest ever member of the Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme, tutored by Simon Stephens.

Caroline is also an award-winning poet, with four poetry collections published by Carcanet Press. She was named one of the five official poets at London Olympics 2012.

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