Caroline Summerfield


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Caroline studied law and practiced as a partner in the City of London, before deciding to become a fulltime writer. She studied scriptwriting and directing at RADA and was awarded a Masters in Research in Playwriting by the University of Birmingham in 2016.  Caroline’s West End debut play was Chasing Ibsen.

In addition to her work as a playwright, Caroline also writes screenplays and novels.

Caroline also works as a dramaturg and director – please see the Workshop page(s) on this website for further information.


The Five Senses Of Being, shortlist Greedy Ear Productions for Radio Sound Theatre, 2019

The Tree Charter Tapestry, shortlist Green Stories National Award for Stage Plays, 2019

Prophecy, shortlist (top 15)   Bristol Old Vic 2018 Open Submission Window

Dead Girl Walking, shortlist (top 6) for ‘Introduce Yourself’ Finborough Theatre London. A play about internet bullying of MPs, 2018

Prophecy, Finalist Terence Rattigan Society Playwrights’ Award. A play about the abandonment of political ideals, 2017

Prophecy, Long-listed (top 10) London Bread & Roses Theatre’s Playwriting Award, 2017

Prophecy, Long-listed for the Bruntwood Stage Play Award, 2016

Prophecy, Long-listed for the Old Vic 12, 2016

Letters of Junius, Long-listed (top 20) Peggy Chapman- Andrews Award -First Novel, 2016

A Question of Guilt, Long-listed for the Alfred Bradley Radio 4 Drama Award, 2010

 Stage Plays

Jane Austen & The Cheltonians – Anthology Extended Literary Festival Cheltenham 2019, 7th Stroud Theatre Festival (Museum in the Park) 2019, Everyman Theatre Cheltenham 2020, Churchill Theatre Bromley 2020 and Bath Jane Austen Festival (Mission Theatre) 2020

Myself and Other Parts – Christmas Play  Evesham Festival of Words

Myself and Other Parts – Christmas Play Holst Museum Cheltenham, Dec 2018

Myself and Other Parts – Christmas Play The Suffolk Anthology Cheltenham, Dec 2018

An Honest Politician – 6th Stroud Theatre Festival Old Town Hall, 2018

The Tree Charter Tapestry – Canwood Open-Air Theatre Herefordshire, 2018

The Tree Charter Tapestry – Everyman Cheltenham Studio Theatre, 2017

The Cycle of the White Rose, Worcester Arts Workshop Theatre, 2016

Four Characters Having Fun?, Birmingham Rep DOOR Studio, 2015       

The French Cook, The Hanbury Arms, Islington, London, 2013

The Claim, Hampstead Theatre for Start Nights Showcase, London, 2012

Chasing Ibsen, West End Studio TheatreJermyn Street Theatre, London SW1, 2005

An Honest Politician, National Portrait Gallery London, Ondaatje Theatre, 2004

A Berlin Christmas, (re-titled The Claim) Gatehouse Theatre London, 2000

Letters of Junius, Bridewell Theatre, London, 1999

Myself and Other Parts, Man in the Moon Theatre, Chelsea, London,1999

The Manuscript, Finborough Theatre, 1997

 Plays Published

Chasing Ibsen – Stage Scripts Limited, 2017 ; Berlin Christmas– Deposited British Library, 2000 and Letters of Junius– Deposited British Library, 1999

Current Projects

A TV drama set in the City.