Lucy Prebble discusses her acclaimed play Enron, which dramatised the spectacular rise and criminal fall of a huge American corporation built on bad debt and dodgy hedge funds. She explains how seeing The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot, a 2008 play by Stephen Adly Guigis, helped fire her theatrical imagination, and offers an exclusive preview her next play A Very Expensive Poison, about the assassination of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006, which will premiere at the Old Vic in August.
Lucy also discusses her work as a writer and producer on the brilliant HBO drama series Succession, starring Brian Cox as Logan Roy, an ageing media baron who struggling to decide which of his hand over children should inherit his empire.
The play I wrote: Enron, 2009
The play I wish I had written: The Last Days Of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guigis, 2008
The play I’m writing: A Very Expensive Poison