Squad 8 member, Lydia Marchant is a 21 year old playwright, excited about making work that explores the country’s shifting political landscape, but from a human and often comic perspective.
She is a Supported Artist at Hull Truck Theatre and currently studying MA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
She has also participated in development schemes at the Sheffield Crucible, West Yorkshire Playhouse, National Theatre, Soho Theatre and BFI.
Recent work includes:
Defiance (Hull Truck Theatre, 2017), a cross-generational partly devised piece performed in Hull’s Guildhall
Round ‘Ere (Assemble Festival, 2016), 3 one-woman taxi plays which took place in different routes off Hull’s Newland Avenue
Changing Rooms (Paines Plough, 2017), a short, self-performed piece about Hull’s shifting identity for Come To Where I’m From.
She was one of three Squad writers to write short plays for Here and Now, a collaboration between Lit UP and John Godber touring libraries and arts centres in the East Riding.
Lydia is also a Script Reader at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and leads the Writing Squad’s Project H2 group.