Lucy Prebble The Sugar Syndrome, The Effect, ENRON and A Very Expensive Poison. For television she adapted Secret Diary of a Call Girl and co-created I Hate Suzie with her close friend Billie Piper. Since 2018, Prebble is Co-Executive Producer and writer on Succession.(born 1980) is a British playwright. She is the author of the plays
Prebble grew up in Haslemere, Surrey, and was educated at Guildford High School. While studying English at the University of Sheffield, Prebble wrote a short play called Liquid, which won the PMA Most Promising Playwright Award. She received the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2014.
Her next theatre project ENRON, was based on the financial scandal and collapse of the American energy corporation of the same name. It was produced by theatre company Headlong at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 2009, under the direction of Rupert Goold. The production transferred first to the Royal Court and subsequently to the Noël Coward Theatre. The play earned Prebble an Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play. The production's Broadway transfer opened at the Broadhurst Theatre in April 2010 but failed to match the critical acclaim it received in the UK and closed the following month.
The Effect, a study of love and neuroscience, premiered at the National Theatre in 2012, won the 2012 Critics' Circle Award for Best Play. The Effect premiered in the US Off-Broadway at the Barrow Street Theatre on 2 March 2016, directed by David Cromer, and featuring Kati Brazda, Susannah Flood, Carter Hudson and Steve Key. In 2019, it was listed in The Independent as one of the 40 best plays of all time.
In October 2018, London's Old Vic announced Prebble's A Very Expensive Poison, a stage adaptation of Luke Harding's non-fiction book of the same name. The play is about the assassination of Alexander Litvinenko by means of the invisible radioactive isotope polonium-210. The play opened at the Old Vic on 5 September 2019, directed by John Crowley.A Very Expensive Poison was nominated at the 2020 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best New Play  and won the Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best New Play  and Best New Production of a Play at the Broadway World Awards. Prebble was also awarded the 2020 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
2007 saw the premiere of Prebble's first television series, Secret Diary of a Call Girl, starring Billie Piper. Prebble wrote for the first two of the show's four seasons, the last of which concluded in March 2011.
Prebble contributes to major publications as a journalist and wrote a weekly Tech column for the Observer newspaper.
She was the Head Scene Writer for Bungie's first person shooter video game, Destiny, which was released in 2014.
- Liquid, 2002
- The Sugar Syndrome, Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, London, November 2003
- ENRON, Chichester Festival Theatre / Royal Court Theatre / Noel Coward Theatre, London, 2009; Broadhurst Theatre, New York City, 2010
- The Effect, National Theatre, 2012; Barrow Street Theatre, New York City, 2016
- A Very Expensive Poison; Old Vic Theatre, London, 2019
- Tim Adams (5 July 2009). "'I hate to be told somewhere is out of bounds for women.' Enter Enron". The Guardian.
- Andreas Wiseman (28 November 2019). "Succession' Scribe Lucy Prebble Talks Potential Season 3 Storyline, A Horror Project Inspired By A Cult Classic & What The Wellcome Fellowship Means To Her". Deadline.
- Dominic Cavendish (29 December 2009). "Lucy Prebble interview for Enron". The Telegraph.
- ALASTAIR GEE (17 February 2010). "Drama! Music! Financial Shenanigans!". The New York Times.
- Andy Barker (24 July 2009). "Introducing... Playwright Lucy Prebble". The Evening Standard Magazine. Archived from the original on 19 March 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
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- Jones, Kenneth. "'Enron', a Theatrical Dissection of a Famous Crime, Opens on Broadway" Playbill, 27 April 2010
- Kuchwara, Michael. "Tony nominations are not enough to save 'Enron'" chron.com,7 May 2010
- Edwardes, Jane. "The Critics' Circle Theatre Awards 2012" criticscircle.org.uk, 16 January 2013
- Clement, Olivia. "David Cromer Sets Cast for Lucy Prebble's 'The Effect' Off-Broadway" playbill.com, 28 January 2016
- "The 40 best plays to read before you die". The Independent. 18 August 2019. Retrieved 16 April 2020.
- "Spies, assassins and strip clubs: death of Alexander Litvinenko adapted for stage".
- Trueman, Matt. "London Theater Review: ‘A Very Expensive Poison’" Variety, 7 September 2019
- "7 OLIVIER AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR THE OLD VIC". The Old Vic. 3 March 2020.
- "Lucy Prebble's A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON wins Best New Play at the Critics' Circle awards". Knight Hall Agency. 12 February 2020.
- "Lucy Prebble Wins 2020 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize For A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON". Broadway World. 2 March 2020.
- Brigid Delaney (11 October 2020). "I Hate Suzie: Billie Piper is spectacular as a spiralling star in this train-wreck comedy". The Guardian.
- "2020 Writers Guild Awards Nominees & Winners". Writers Guild Awards.
- "The gaming column with Lucy Prebble". The Guardian.
- Flood, Alison (28 June 2018). "Royal Society of Literature admits 40 new fellows to address historical biases". the Guardian. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
- Anreas Wiseman (27 November 2019). "'Secret Diary Of A Call Girl' Creator & 'Succession' Writer/Exec Lucy Prebble Awarded Wellcome Screenwriting Fellowship In Collab With BFI, Film4". Deadline.
- The Effect Archived 22 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine nationaltheatre.org.uk, accessed 29 January 2016
- Lucy Prebble at Doollee.com Playwrights Database (subscription required)
- Lucy Prebble on IMDb
- "Enron: much ado about money", Prospect, Michael Coveney