Sue Healy

Sue Healy


  • Location: Central London
  • Career stage: Experienced

Award-winning Irish writer/playwright Sue Healy’s work has been supported and developed by the Abbey Theatre, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, Arts Council England, the Heinrich Boll Association, the Molly Keane Award and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.

Her play Cow (2017) showed at the Etcetera Theatre and Brazen (2016) ran at the King’s Head Theatre, funded by Arts Council England. Her short plays include Lakukuku (2017) at the Hackney Attic and The Dog in the Treehouse (2017) at the Claremorris Drama Festival where it won the New Writing Award. Her work has also had rehearsed readings in Norwich, Brighton and Cornwall.

Sue’s nine radio dramas have broadcast on BBC Radio 4, WLRfm, KCLR96fm.

A UEA Creative Writing MA alumna, Sue spent eleven years in Budapest editing Hungary A.M. Presently, she is London-based, completing a Ph.D. on the Royal Court Theatre. She is also Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre and an Associate Lecturer in playwriting at the University of Lincoln.

Awards, Residencies and Bursaries:

2017 – Claremorris Fringe Award, Heinrich Boll residency bursary, FfWG grant.

2016 – Peggy Ramsay Foundation playwriting grant, Tyrone Guthrie Centre residency bursary, Arts Council England funding, BAI radio drama funding

2015 – BBC Opening Lines Award, Arte Studio Ginestrelle residency, BAI radio drama funding

2014 – University of Lincoln Ph.D. fees scholarship, BAI radio drama funding

2013 – Escalator Award, Arts Council England funding, Áras Eanna Inis Oirr residency, BAI radio drama funding

2012 – Meridian Short Story Prize

2011 – The Molly Keane Memorial Award, Sussex Playwrights’ Award, the HiSSAC Award

2010 – Ted O’Regan Arts Award bursary, Tyrone Guthrie Centre residency bursary

(2017 – Finalist for BBC Scriptroom 12, 2016 – Finalist for the Eamon Keane Playwriting Prize, Nick Darke Award and the Old Vic 12)

Work History

Playwright - Sue Healy

Jul 2008 - Aug 2016


Doctoral research on Royal Court Theatre - PhD candidate - University of Lincoln

Oct 2014 - Jun 2016