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Cordelia Lynn


Writers: Playwrights

Cordelia is a playwright and librettist. She trained as a pianist until the age of sixteen, then went on to study literature and write. Her play Lela & Co. (2015) premiered at the Royal Court Theatre to critical acclaim, and her one-man monologue, Best Served Cold (2016) was performed at Vault Festival in London. She is under commission to the Royal Court, Headlong and The Yard Theatre. She is a graduate of the Royal Court Young Writers Programme, and is the recipient of the Harold Pinter Commission 2017.

Cordelia wrote the libretto for Miranda, a new opera after Henry Purcell, directed by Katie Mitchell at the Opera Comique, Paris (2017), and she has also worked as a dramaturg, collaborating with Mitchell on the revival of her radical version of Lucia di Lammermoor at the Royal Opera House (2016/17). The concert piece you’ll drown, dear, created by Cordelia and composer Sivan Eldar, was performed at Manifeste, Centquatre, Paris, and their operatic scene The White Princess premiered at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence in the Maynier Courtyard (both 2017).

Cordelia has lived around the world and is now settled in London, where she was born.