Alice Birch’s feminist play Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again, commissioned by the RSC, was the co-winner of the 2014 George Devine award (one critic called it “a cluster-bomb of subversion”). Other productions of her work include We Want You to Watch, a take-down of pornography (National Theatre), and Little on the Inside, set in a women’s prison (Almeida/Clean Break). In 2016 Birch, now 30, was selected as one of the Creative England 50. Her screenwriting debut, Lady Macbeth, adapted from the Russian novella by Nikolai Leskov, has won numerous awards. Her new play, Anatomy of a Suicide, directed by Katie Mitchell, has just opened at the Royal Court.
Read the interview with Alice Birch below: