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.
BBC RADIO PLAYS
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.
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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