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Choose Love

The stars of the screen & stage take to the Fortune Theatre in aid of Help Refugees.


Polly Stenham

Supported By


Theatre Group


Fortune Theatre




Stenham's debut play,That Face premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London in April 2007. It was directed by Jeremy Herrin and starred Lindsay Duncan as the alcoholic mother Martha and Matt Smith as her son Henry.


Stenham won the Evening Standard's 2007 Charles Wintour Award, the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright and the 2007 Theatrical Management Association Award for Best New Play. Stenham represented the Royal Court at the 2007 Latitude Festival before That Face transferred to the Duke of York's Theatre in the West End in 2008 with largely the same cast and again under Jeremy Herrin's direction.


In 2013 her third play No Quarter was staged at the Royal Court, directed by Jeremy Herrin and starring Tom Sturridge. Polly co-wrote Nicholas Winding Refn’s film, The Neon Demon. In June 2018 Stenham was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in its "40 Under 40" initiative.

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