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Jacqueline Mulhallen

Author and performer

Jacqueline Mulhallen

Lynx Theatre and Poetry was co-founded by Jacqueline Mulhallen.


Jacqueline worked her way around the world. She studied at evening classes and then went to university as a mature student, got a scholarship to spend a year in Finland studying drama and learning Finnish, and has also learned French and Italian and trained as an EFL teacher. Experts described her PhD thesis on Shelley's plays as "a very major contribution" (Stephen Behrendt).


When she worked at Hackney FE College, she was determined that the students deserved the best of education. Sylvia was a response to that, and her wide-ranging experience enables Jacqueline to achieve an amazing rapport with audiences, especially of young people.

Jacqueline Mulhallen has written several plays for Lynx:


She also performed in SylviaRebels and Friends, and The Battle of the Bridge.


Jacqueline Mulhallen has also studied modern theatre in England, Australia, Finland and Poland, and historical theatre.

Jacqueline Mulhallen with Richard and Rita Pankhurst

Her ground-breaking study, The Theatre of Shelley (Openbooks 2010) has been internationally praised, and she contributed to The Oxford Handbook of Georgian Theatre (short-listed for the 2015 Society of Theatre Research Award).

Her political biography, Percy Bysshe Shelley: Poet and Revolutionary, was published by Pluto Press in October 2015.

In 2009 Jacqueline presented the Sylvia Pankhurst Memorial Lecture. An abbreviated version of this talk is available here.


She is regularly in demand to give papers at conferences, and she writes extensively for the political website Counterfire.


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