“Playwrights are usually praised for their compassion. But every now and then they deserve some applause for iciness: for a clear-sighted, dry-eyed look at things, particularly at women things. You get that coolness from Abi Morgan.” –The Guardian
Tiny Dynamite: An impossible love story is given a second chance and three scorched characters are about to learn that lightning does strike twice.
Splendour: Inside a beautiful state residence on the edge of a city, four women wait. They talk: films, Prada, chilli vodka, anything. Outside civil war looms ever nearer.
Tender: In a city of fast talk and chance encounters, how much faith can we put in other people? Abi Morgan’s acerbic play takes a scalpel to modern love and friendship.
Lovesong: The story of one couple, told from two different points in their lives – as young lovers in their twenties and as worldly companions looking back on their relationship.
27: Dr Richard Garfield has given Ursula a difficult choice. She is the Mother Superior in waiting of a convent that has been given the opportunity to take part in his revolutionary scientific study. Ursula must weigh up the value of preserving her faith, versus embracing science.
Abi Morgan's plays have been widely performed at theatres across the country, including Donmar Warehouse, Traverse Theatre and Hampstead Theatre. Her critically acclaimed drama My Fragile Heart was recently screened on ITV. Her plays published by Oberon include Splendour, Tiny Dynamite, 27 and Lovesong.
Abi Morgan was the scriptwriter for BBC prime-time drama The Hour and was nominated for a BAFTA award for Best Original Screenplay for her Margaret Thatcher biopic, The Iron Lady.