Heavy Weather play script by Lizzie Nunnery

Heavy Weather

By Lizzie Nunnery

Mona is a young woman on the edge. All she sees is the Earth falling apart, but no one really seems to care. Amidst the chaos of competing and contradictory voices, she sets off on a kaleidoscopic journey to find solutions for the planet – and the truth about her family – in the hope that everything might start to make sense again.

black and white portrait of Lizzie Nunnery, by James Wafer, Blue Whistle Design
© James Wafer, Blue Whistle Design

Lizzie Nunnery

Lizzie Nunnery is a scriptwriter and songwriter working in theatre, radio and film.

Her first stage play Intemperance (Liverpool Everyman, 2007) was awarded 5 stars by The Guardian and shortlisted for the Meyer-Whitworth Award. Narvik (Box of Tricks Theatre, UK Tour 2017) was shortlisted for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and won Best New Play in the UK Theatre Awards. It was described as a “thrillingly enigmatic memory play” by The Guardian.

Other work includes the co-written verbatim play Unprotected (Everyman/Traverse Theatre 2006, Winner of Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award), The Swallowing Dark (Liverpool Playhouse/Theatre503 2011), The Sum (Everyman 2017), The People Are Singing (Manchester Royal Exchange 2017), The Snow Dragons (National Theatre 2017) and To Have to Shoot Irishmen (Almanac Arts, UK tour 2018).

Her radio drama series, Daphne: A Fire in Malta, was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2019 and she is currently developing an original feature film script with Blue Horizon Productions and BFI, and an original drama series with Tigerlily Productions.

Lizzie is also a singer and musician, collaborating with composer Vidar Norheim