Winsome Pinnock

Winsome Pinnock, writer of The Wind of Change, Photo by Amrando Atkinson

Winsome Pinnock is an award-winning playwright and dramaturg. Her work has been produced on the British stage and internationally since 1985. She was the first black British female writer to have a play produced by the Royal National Theatre. She was described in The Guardian as “the godmother of black British playwrights”.

The Wind of Change, her first play, was performed at Half Moon in 1987. She also wrote Can You Keep A Secret?, which was performed by Half Moon Theatre’s Youth Theatre in 1999 as part of the National Theatre’s BT Connections project. The production was chosen from hundreds to be performed on the Cottesloe stage.

Productions and Participation

Norman Goodman talks about The Wind of Change, Winsome Pinnock’s first play, and how he enjoyed seeing writers and other artists working with the company. Interviewed by Beccy Allen.