Diane Samuels

Playwright, Non-fiction writer, Radio/tv/screenwriter

Diane Samuels grew up in Liverpool and now lives in London where she balances solo writing projects alongside collaborations across art forms, particularly with composers/musicians. Her play, Kindertransport, opened in 1993 at Soho Theatre in London before transferring to New York, Los Angeles and being recorded for BBC Radio 4. It has since been produced all over the world. Her work gives voice to hidden stories of remarkable women, including: musical The A – Z of Mrs P (with composer Gwyneth Herbert), based on the life of Phyllis Pearsall, creator of the London A-Z street guide; The True-Life Fiction of Mata Hari; and romance of cross-dressing, Poppy + George. She is currently completing the libretto for new opera, Song of Dina, giving voice to the silenced sister of Joseph of multi-coloured coat fame.
Her plays and book, Diane Samuels’ Kindertransport are published by Nick Hern Books.

Diane facilitates and teaches creative writing to all ages and levels of experience, supporting regular practice to live a vibrant, healthy, productive life.

Diane Samuels
Image Credit: Joe London

Fellowships

University of Westminster (Cavendish) 2008-11