Lucy’s first screen appearance was in the film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s The Garden of Eden (2009). She is best known for her critically acclaimed debut play The State Vs John Hayes, in which she also performed.



★★★★★ "an all-enveloping performance that is close to indescribable…. There isn't a more complete and incredible performance currently anywhere in London - utterly mind-blowing, knocking The State Vs John Hayes right out of the park"

Grumpy Gay Critic  

★★★★ “Roslyn’s performance is astonishing. She has created a very special, intriguing and disturbing piece of theatre –

it may be only an hour in length but its

impact lasts much longer.”

The Stage

★★★★★ “Lucy Roslyn, the sole

performer who also wrote the play,

is utterly brilliant – she gives an

exceptional performance…

flitting between personalities

and genders, Roslyn

commands the audience’s

attention with immense skill”

The Argus (Argus Angel

Award for Artistic Excellence)

★★★★ "Lucy Roslyn’s performance as eponymous chimp [Goody] is among the most astute and well-observed performances I have seen in recent years, seamlessly embodying every aspect of the physicality of a chimpanzee.... once you’re caught up in the story, it becomes easy to forget that Goody is being played by a human at all" 

730 Review

★★★★ "Roslyn is, quite simply, breathtaking. Goody is soulful, funny, ferocious, needy – I have never seen someone be able to communicate so much with so little"

Theatre Bubble

Recent credits include:

ORLANDO (Vault Festival 2019, Edinburgh Fringe)

Showmanship (Edinburgh Fringe 2018, Brighton Fringe, Theatre503 London)

Goody (Pleasance Courtyard/ Greenwich Theatre)

A Third (Finborough Theatre, London),

Crystal Springs by Kathy Rucker (Park Theatre, London),

The State vs John Hayes (Edinburgh/ New York/ Brighton/ London),

Chicken Shop by Anna Jordan (Park Theatre, London),

Mr Happiness & the Water Engine (Old Vic Tunnels, London),

Money vs Happiness (Nu:Write Festival, Zagreb (Croatia), Battersea Arts Centre, London).

Screen test



The State Vs John Hayes
Chicken Shop
John Hayes
Goody circus profile
Chicken Shop

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