was one of the new, post-war generation of playwrights associated with the
, who helped to revitalise theatre in Britain in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Her early plays, whose plotlessness sometimes baffled initial audiences and critics, make innovative use of sound, image, and language. Focusing on youth culture, these plays blend comedy with absurdism.
's later career was devoted to writing and managing large-scale community plays involving hundreds of people. She also wrote several plays for youth and for children.