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Lizzie Hopley Radio Plays

Lizzie Hopley is an actor and playwright. She was born in Liverpool and trained at RADA.

Her first play, The Cenci Family, was produced for BBC Radio 4 and was nominated for a Sony Award. Her writing for the stage includes 'Perseus,' which toured Canada and New Zealand, and 'Pramface,' which was staged in London in August 2005.

13.05.04 The Cenci Family
09.12.05 The Elizabethan Beauty Law

THE CENCI FAMILY....2004
R4, 13 May 04, Afternoon Play. Rome, 1599. A young girl, Beatrice, stands trial for the murder of her father, Francesco Cenci, the first Mafia Godfather. With Sally Hawkins, Daniel Evans, Ronald Pickup and Gerrard McArthur. Directed by Lu Kemp.

THE ELIZABETHAN BEAUTY LAW....2005
R4, 09 December 05, Afternoon Play. London, 1587. The Embellishment Law ruled that any woman trapping a man into marriage through self-adornment could be tried as a witch. Florence Whitsheet becomes the test case after her new husband removes her carefully constructed clothes on her wedding night. With Annette Badland, Amanda Root, Alan Cox and John Rowe. Directed by Lu Kemp.

    ....The Elizabethan Beauty Law, which imagines how a law passed by Elizabeth I, against women trapping men into marriage by embellishing their natural looks, might work out in real life. This was by Lizzie Hopley, and I heard good reports of it. (....excerpt from VRPCC newsletter, Dec 05).

Greg Linden / Diversity website

Above plays known to exist in VRPCC collections

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