Lucy Kirkwood's Maryland adapted into a film to be shown on BBC Two

Published on Wed 2 Mar 2022

Lucy Kirkwood’s play Maryland has been adapted into a 30-minute film for television to be shown on BBC Two. The adaptation is a collaboration between Lucy Kirkwood and documentary film maker Brian Hill. The cast will feature Zawe Ashton, Daniel Mays and Hayley Squires.

It has been announced by Suzy Klein, the new head of BBC Arts and Classical Music TV, alongside a range of new performances and projects for audiences.

Commenting on the film adaptation, Lucy Kirkwood said;
“I wrote the play as a howl, a protest against the violence women are forced to reckon with in their everyday lives, and I hope the film will allow more people to share that protest.”

Further details and broadcast date to be announced.

Maryland by Lucy Kirkwood was originally performed in the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Thursday 7 October 2021 – Saturday 23 October 2021. The script-in-hand performances were co-directed by Royal Court Associate Directors Milli Bhatia and Lucy Morrison and Royal Court Theatre Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone.