Caroline Bird’s theatre credits include The Trojan Women (Gate Theatre), a radical new version which received wide critical acclaim, Sixty Six Books (Bush Theatre) where she wrote a piece inspired by Leviticus, The Trial of Dennis the Menace (Purcell Room, Southbank Centre), a musical inspired by the Beano, Chamber Piece (Lyric Hammersmith,) and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Northern Stage.) Chamber Piece recently premiered at Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith as part of their ‘Secret Theatre’ season. In 2012, she was shortlisted for ‘Most Promising New Playwright’ at the Off-West-End Awards. In Christmas 2015, her re-twisted telling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz premiered at Northern Stage, and received a four star review in The Times.
Caroline was one of the ten finalists for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 2014.
She is currently writing a play about the life of Ellen Wilkinson for Northern Stage due to premier in 2020.
Caroline’s plays can be purchased from Oberon Press.