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Elizabeth Godber

Elizabeth Godber is a Hull-born writer, theatre maker and poet. She studied BA Creative Writing and English at the University of Hull, and then MA Writing for Performance and Publication at the University of Leeds. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Hull in poetry. She is the daughter of dramatists John Godber and Jane Thornton. 


Elizabeth's adaptation “The Comedy of Errors (More or Less)” for Shakespeare North Playhouse and The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough was nominated for a UK Theatre Award 2023. 


Elizabeth’s stage writing credits include: 'The Remarkable tale of Dorothy Mackaill' (John Godber Company/East Riding Theatre), “Ruby and the Vinyl” (John Godber Company/tour), M&S: Dressed in Time (Leeds Playhouse), "The Elves and the Shoemaker: Save Christmas" (Pocklington Arts Centre), “Three Emos” (tour), “Festive Spirits” (Hull City Hall/Burton Constable Hall) and others.

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Elizabeth’s poetry and film/audio credits include: “Forget Me Not” (BBC Radio 6 Music), “The Way You Look Tonight” (BBC Upload Festival/iplayer), “Does This Make Sense?” (Random Acts for Channel 4), and “Restless Verse” (Online) amongst others. 

Elizabeth is also passionate about dementia-awareness and dementia-friendly theatrical work, and with her company “Smashing Mirrors Theatre”, she has toured productions that teach about dementia into schools, libraries, and community centres across East Yorkshire.


Elizabeth's shows designed for people living with the later stages of Dementia have been developed in association with Falmouth University and the University of Hull, and have recently been granted support by the NHS Teaching Foundation Trust. 

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