Kay Adshead

Kay Adshead is a poet, playwright and theatre maker. In 1999 with Lucinda Gane she co-founded award-winning theatre company Mama Quilla, producing: The Bogus Woman (Fringe First, Adelaide Fringe Sensation Award, M.E.N. award for best actress, nominated for an E.M.M.A and Susan Smith Blackburn Award.) at the Traverse and the Bush; Bites, the Bush (nominated for Susan Smith Blackburn Award); and Bones at the Haymarket Leicester and the Bush. All plays have subsequently been produced internationally. Ongoing projects include Acts Of Defiance and Working Girls. She has written over twenty-five plays, including Thatcher’s Women for Paines Plough at the Tricycle, (nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Award); Bacillus for the Royal Court; Animal for Soho Theatre Company (nominated for Encore Best Play of Year); and Lady Chill for the RNT. Recently she contributed to Thatcherwrite for Theatre503 and wrote Happy Ending for Natural Shocks. She lives between London, and Houston Texas.