Diane Samuels

Diane Samuels is a British author and playwright.


1 Biography

1.1 Early life
1.2 Career

2 References
3 External links

Early life[edit]
She was born into a Jewish family in Liverpool[1] in 1960. Samuels studied history at Sidney Sussex College at the University of Cambridge and then studied for a PGCE in drama at Goldsmiths, University of London. She worked as a drama teacher in inner London secondary schools for five years and as an education officer at the Unicorn Theatre for children.[2][3]
Samuels has been a full-time writer since 1992. Her works include Kindertransport[1] (1993), Frankie’s Monster – an adaptation of Vivien Alcock’s The Monster Garden, The True Life Fiction of Mata Hari (2001), and Three Sisters on Hope Street, co-written with Tracy-Ann Oberman.[4]
With singer-songwriter Gwyneth Herbert she has written a musical, The A-Z of Mrs P, which tells the story of Phyllis Pearsall’s creation of the London A to Z street atlas. The play was performed in workshop with actress Sophie Thompson in May 2011[5] and was performed at Southwark Playhouse from 21 February to 29 March 2014,[6][7] starring Peep Show actress Isy Suttie.[8][9]
Samuels was a Pearson Creative Research Fellow at the British Library[10] and is a reviewer of books for The Guardian newspaper.[11]

^ a b Lucy Johnston (February 2014). “Safety lines”. The Richmond Magazine: 16–17. 
^ S. Lillian Kremer. Holocaust Literature: An Encyclopedia of Writers and Their Work, Taylor & Francis, 2003, ISBN 0-415-92984-9
^ “Diane Samuels interview”. Write Words. 14 April 2004. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
^ Playwrights database
^ “Gwyneth Herbert”. Sidney Brown Memorial Award. 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
^ “The A-Z of Mrs P”. Southwark Playhouse. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
^ “The A-Z of Mrs P – new British musical opens in February 2014”. News, Onstage. Musical Theatre Review. 8 November 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
^ Robert Dex (8 November 2013). “Peep Show star Isy Suttie hits the street for new musical”. The Independent. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
^ Louise Jury (11 December 2013). “Peep Show geek Isy Suttie’s musical move in London A-Z show”. Evening Standard. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
^ British Library – Magical Worlds
^ sample review

External links[edit]

Official website

Authority control

WorldCat Identities
VIAF: 3292691
ISNI: 0000 0001 1872 390X