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debbie tucker green

debbie tucker green (sic) is a British playwright, writer and director. Her plays include Two Women (Soho Theatre, 2000), Dirty Butterfly (Soho Theatre, 2003), Trade (The Other Place, 2004), Stoning Mary (Royal Court Theatre, 2005), Generations (Cottesloe Theatre, National Theatre, 2005), Laws of War (Royal Court Theatre, 2010), Truth and Reconciliation (Royal Court Theatre, 2011) and Hang (Royal Court Theatre, 2015).  In 2004, her play Born Bad (Hampstead Theatre, 2003) received the Olivier Award for most promising newcomer and Random (Royal Court Theatre, 2010) won a BAFTA award.

In 2014 she wrote and directed the film Second Coming, which was nominated for a BAFTA Award.


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Als, Hilton. “The Theatre:debbie tucker green’s ‘Generations’.” The New Yorker, 15 October 2014.

Gardner, Lyn. “’I was messing about’: She’s won awards and acclaim, but she’s still not sure she’s a playwright.” The Guardian, 30 March 2005.

Goddard, Lynette."'Death never used to be for the young': Grieving Teenage Murder in debbie tucker green's random." Women: A Cultural Review 20: 3, 299-309.

Sierz, Aleks. “Debbie Tucker Green: ‘If You Hate the Show, At Least You Have Passion.” The Independent, 27 April 2003.

Spencer, Charles. “Random: Small play, big punch.” The Telegraph, 12 March 2008.

tucker green, debbie. ​trade & generations: Two Plays. Nick Hern, 2005

–. ​stoning mary. ​Nick Hern, 2005.