Georgina Lock

Georgina Lock

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Arts & Humanities

Staff Group(s)
English, Culture and Media


Dr Georgina Lock designs and teaches all NTU’s scriptwriting programmes. She also supervises BA and MA dissertations in Creative Writing, as well as, currently, a PhD thesis in Creative Practice.

Career overview

Dr Lock worked for ten years in the professional theatre, writing, acting and directing and occasionally producing. She has also worked as a screenwriter and produced a film along with directing two of her screenplays. These screenplays are Short White Pleated, about the empowerment of cross dressing and a favourite at international film festivals, and The Pick Up, a short film about female terrorism.

Research areas

Dr Lock researches and has presented a number of conference papers about the history of theatre and actors. Currently, she is interested in performance styles and female performers, especially of the 18th Century.

Dr Lock also researches and has written about the practice of scriptwriting, script adaptation and story construction as well as continuing to write scripts and prose fiction.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.

External activity

Dr Lock is a member of the Writers’ Guild.

Sponsors and collaborators

Dr Lock has recieved grants from SEA ( South Eastern Arts), East Midlands Arts and The Valparaiso Foundation.


Selected publications:

  • Cross Dressed Performance at The Theatrical Margins; Hannah Snell, The Manual Exercise, and the New Wells Spa Theater, 1750. Lock G and Worrall D, Huntington Library Quarterly, 2014, 77, (1), 17-36
  • Burlesque (2500 word definition). Lock G in (eds) G Day and J Lynch, The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660-1789, 2012, Wiley Blackwell
  • Daddy’s Bed (one- act play). Lock G, Nottingham Triliteral Festival, 2010
  • The Unicyclist. Lock G, film directed by Mary Soan Channel 4, 1995
  • Heroines. Lock G, Radio play LBC, 1994
  • Pressing Engagement. Lock G, film directed by John Weinbrenn, 1991

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