Samantha Ellis

Samantha Ellis is a playwright and journalist. The daughter of Iraqi-Jewish refugees, she grew up thinking her family had traveled everywhere by magic carpet. From an early age she knew she didn’t want their version of a happy ending — marriage to a nice Iraqi-Jewish boy — so she read books to find out what she did want. Her plays include Patching Havoc, Sugar and Snow, and Cling To Me Like Ivy, and she is a founding member of women’s theatre company Agent 160. She lives in London.


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“The Little Mermaid” and Other Tales of Becoming


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