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Winsome Pinnock

Associate Professor, Drama


I am a playwright, dramaturg and academic.  My play "Rockets and Blue Lights" won the Alfred Fagon Award for best new play, 2018. Other awards include The Pearson Plays on Stage Award, The George Devine Award, The Unity Trust Theatre Award and a Special Commendation from the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.  My plays have been produced by the Royal National Theatre, Royal Court Theatre, Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, Soho Theatre, The Tricycle Theatre, The Bush Theatre, Magic Theatre San Francisco and the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Current commissions include The Bush Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, Blueprint Pictures and BBC Radio 4. My play Leave Taking was revived to critical acclaim in June 2018 and will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 in 2019.  Rockets and Blue Lights will be produced by Manchester Royal Exchange in 2019/20 and One Under will be revived by Graeae Theatre Company in 2019.

Areas of specialism

  • Black British presence in Britain
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Post Colonial Drama


  • MA in Contemporary Literatures in English, Birkbeck, University of London
  • BA (Joint Honours) in English and Drama, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Professional membership

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)


The Representation of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Contemporary British Drama


Number of items: 10.


Pinnock, Winsome (2018) The Spectre of the Slave Ship: Caryl Phillips’s Adaptation for the Stage of Rough Crossings by Simon Schama. Writing in Practice, 4, ISSN (print) 2058-5535

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Pinnock, Winsome (2005) One under. London, UK : Faber and Faber. 113p. (StageScripts) ISBN 9780571228515

Performance/Live Event

Pinnock, Winsome (2016) Tituba.

Pinnock, Winsome (2001) Water. Water. 2001, Tricycle Theatre. 50 min.

Sound Recording

Pinnock, Winsome (2015) Clean trade. (Original Radio Play). London, U.K. : British Broadcasting Corporation. (45 minutes)

Pinnock, Winsome (2007) The Dinner Party. (Radio Broadcast). London, UK : BBC Radio Four. (58 min.) (The Friday Play)

Pinnock, Winsome (2004) Indiana. (Radio Broadcast). 14 Nov and 21 Nov 2004, London, UK : BBC Radio Four. (120 min.)

Pinnock, Winsome (2004) Something borrowed. (Radio Broadcast). 3 Sept 2004, BBC Radio 4. (15 min.) (The Morning After)

Pinnock, Winsome (2002) Water. (Radio Broadcast). London, UK : BBC Radio Four. (58 min.) (The Friday Play)

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