Lucy Neal

Lucy Neal is a theatre-maker and educator interested in how celebratory events act as a catalyst for change. A Co-founding Director of the London International Festival of Theatre (1981-‘05), her work looks at how the arts inspire new ways of living within the ecological limits of a finite planet. She has been an active player in the Transition movement since 2008. Co-author of MMM’s Sustainable Ability, she is Happiness Associate on the Happy Museum Project, and co-founder of The Case for Optimism. She is co-author of The Turning World – stories from the London International Festival of Theatre (Gulbenkian) and was awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to drama.