Contact Lou Beckett loubeckett77@gmail.com  Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK.

©2018-19 by Lou Beckett. 

ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT

Lou Beckett

'Bletchley Girls' returns to Cheltenham in 2020 following a sold out run at the 2018 premiere. Originally called 'Secrets, Lies & Spies', the play is the previously untold true story of the critical role two women codebreakers made at Bletchley Park. Originally performed at Cheltenham Heritage Open Days, September 2018. Full house at Cheltenham Lit Crawl, part of Cheltenham Literature Festival 2018.

 

The Parrot, the Poet, and the Philanderer', with David Elder.  An imagined meeting between Alfred Tennyson, Charles Dickens, and Elizabeth Barrett.  Performed to three full houses at the Cheltenham Heritage Open Days September 2017. 

 

'Rotten Luck', 2019. After a successful 2015 run, the play returned in 2019 as part of both the Gloucester History Festival and Cheltenham Heritage Open Days. It was originally performed as part of the Scriptorium Festival and funded by UK Arts Council. A hangman explores the question of the role fate and fortune play in the lives of two young prisoners. Three sold-out performances, Ed Shed, Gloucester.

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Lou studied Drama as an undergraduate and holds a Ph.D with an emphasis in Social Psychology. Lou has completed BBC's John

Yorke's four month scriptwriting course.