Polly Stenham is a playwright, screenwriter and director. Her plays include That Face (Royal Court), for which she won the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright 2007, and the 2008 Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright, and Tusk Tusk and No Quarter (Royal Court), both directed by Jeremy Herrin. Hotel opened at the National Theatre in 2014, and Julie is now playing there. She directed Foxtrot for Sprout Pictures, as part of Sky Arts’ Playhouse Presents season in 2014, and the short film Everyday Lives of Performance Artists for Channel 4’s Random Acts programme in 2016.
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