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Rebecca Lenkiewicz

Rebecca Lenkiewicz (born 1968 in Plymouth, Devon) is a British playwright. She attended Plymouth High School for Girls, then progressed to a BA in Film and English at the University of Kent from 1985 to 1989 and then to a BA Acting Course at the Central School of Speech and Drama from 1996 to 1999. As a writer, her plays include Soho: A Tale of Table Dancers which she wrote for the Royal Shakespeare Company Fringe in 2000, which won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival. Helen Raynor's production was revived in London on 2 February 2001, the first play to be staged at the Arcola Theatre. Lenkiewicz also appeared in the play in the role of Stella. With her second play in 2004 she won the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright with The Night Season, set in Sligo and staged at the Royal National Theatre in the Cottesloe by Lucy Bailey . In July 2005 Lenkiewicz received generally encouraging reviews for her Shoreditch Madonna, directed by Sean Mathias at the Soho Theatre. A tale of love among the artists in an East London gallery, it starred Francesca Annis and Leigh Lawson. .


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