Talking to Alice

by Lucinda Burnett

Adam takes photographs, lots of photographs, and has a tendency to share too much.

After a spectacular bust up at a nightclub, Adam finds himself in the care of trainee social worker Harriet. As their relationship develops Harriet finds herself struggling to cope, and both are pushed to breaking point.

A warm and poignant new drama about friendship, mental health and the costs of caring.

“You ever go somewhere and you think, yeah, I belong here? But you’re not happy because here is a hospital bed and here is lumpy?”

Talking to Alice by Lucinda Burnett was part of Write Now 6, and was directed by Tanith Lindon.


Lucinda graduated with distinction from the Advanced Theatre Practice MA at Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre credits include: Come to Where I’m From (Royal Exchange Theatre, Paines Plough), Organised (Unicorn Theatre), Some Of Us (Oval House Theatre), George’s Dad (Rose Theatre).

Lucinda was part of the Future Perfect attachment at Paines Plough Theatre Company and is currently under commission to Old Vic New Voices, writing a comedy about a climate scientist’s mid-life crisis. She is also developing Correspondence, a new comedy set in 2011 about Ben, a sixteen year old who, troubled by the news from Syria, decides to join the peaceful protestors.

Extract of the play

Read an extract from Talking to Alice here. All rights reserved and the extract is copyrighted.

Please note all scenes are included for Festival purposes only. The permission of the author must be sought if any extract is to be used for any purposes. The extracts are not to be downloaded, copied or performed without permission from the author(s).


To contact Lucinda Burnett please email her here.