playwright, brought up in Essex and educated at Bristol University. Her first play, Blasted (1996, performed at the Royal Court), was a violent drama which brought her success and notoriety. This was followed by Phaedra's Love (1997); Cleansed (1998), set in a concentration camp; and Crave (1998), about obsessional love. Her dark and unsparing vision won her an international reputation before her death by suicide.
Subjects: Theatre — Literature.