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Rachael McGill

RACHAEL MCGILL

  (1974 - )

Nationality:    Scottish
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Literary Agent:    Micheline Steinberg Associates  

Rachael McGill was born in Shetland in 1974. She now divides her time between Orkney, Edinburgh, London and Lisbon. She has been writing professionally for stage and radio since 1998. Stage plays include Storeys (Finborough Theatre, 2000) and The Lemon Princess (West Yorkshire Playhouse, 2005). She has written a number of plays for young people, including All About It (Little Fish Theatre, 2008). She has had short plays performed at Southwark Playhouse, Arcola Theatre, Soho Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre and the Liverpool Everyman Theatre. She enjoys collaborating with puppeteers, physical theatre practitioners, musicians etc. and has written two shows featuring puppets. Radio includes Poppy Seeds (BBC Radio 4 afternoon play, 2008) and Minor Characters(BBC Women's Hour serial, 2006). Rachael is also a translator from French, German and Spanish, specialising in theatre. She has translated plays for many theatres, companies and festivals in the UK and abroad, including the National Theatre and the Royal Courtin the UK. Her translation of Marieluise won the 1998 Gate Theatre Translation Award. The Lemon Princess is published by Oberon. The short play Gale Force Clothes Pegs is published in BRAND Literary Magazine, spring/summer 2008. Rachael has also had two short stories published (Asham Award 2004 and Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short story Collection 2002). She is currently writing her first novel.

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        All About It         Butter Fish Parrot Fish         Evenings         Gale Force Clothes Pegs         Lemon Princess, The         Marieluise         Round Jamie's         Storeys         Sunburn         Ten Fingers and Ten Toes         Time Of the Tortoise, The         Uncertainty of the Situation, The



All About It

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1st Produced:
Little Fish Theatre    2008

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TYA

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Butter Fish Parrot Fish

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A theatre poem for three voices: a man who takes his baby daughter to the pub, a girl who has got tangled up in a life that frightens her and an old lady who can't make sense of it all anymore.

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1st Produced:
Stoke Newington Festival    2000

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Street Furniture

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Short Play One Act

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Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Evenings

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Part of Miniaturists 6 - Bringing you more of the best short plays by some of the most exciting playwrights in the UK today

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short play

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Gale Force Clothes Pegs

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Part of Miniaturists 2 - Bringing you more of the best short plays by some of the most exciting playwrights in the UK today

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in BRAND Literary Magazine, spring/summer 2008   -

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short play

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Lemon Princess, The

Synopsis:
Mad cow disease, Bovine Spongiform Encephalophy. I mean who thinks these names up? I prefer Mad Cow, at least you can still say it when you're pissed. Me daughter says you can get it from mechanically recovered meat products. I asked if that meant the RAC scraping up roadkill and selling it on. Despite their bickering stage double act on the Leeds pub circuit, Mike and his seventeen year old daughter Becky are close. She pretends not to laugh at his jokes, he pretends not to encourage her singing career, they nick each other's fags and moan about their non-existent love lives. then Becky's behaviour starts to become very unusual. A fictional play based on a true story.

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written by Rachael McGill from An original idea by Ruth Carney

1st Produced:
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, Uk    2005

Organisations:
Caird Company/W Yorks Playhouse

1st Published:
Oberon, London, 2005   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

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Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  doubling

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Marieluise

Synopsis:
Marieluise Fleisser (1901-1974) is the author of Purgatory in Ingolstadt and Pioneers in Ingolstadt. Both plays were directed in Berlin in the 1920s by Bertolt Brecht. After a brief moment of glory, Fleisser's second play met with damning disapproval and outrage. Ostracized by the literary establishment, her family and the men in her life, Fleisser suffered a devastating personal and creative collapse, coming perilously close to suicide. Her work as a playwright would only receive recognition and success decades later.

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Original Playwright - Kerstin Specht

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Gate Theatre

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Oberon Books, London, 2004   -

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Genre:
Translation

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Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  doubling

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Round Jamie's

Synopsis:
Developed with and performed by ten GCSE Drama students at Stoke Newington Media Arts College. the story of Jamie, whose Father is cold and whose mother's behaviour is increasingly erratic and disturbing, who turns his back on his old gang when he meets Sean, a boy who makes up his own rules.

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1st Produced:
National Youth Arts Festival, Ilfracombe    2002

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Stoke Newington School

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Genre:
Play for young people

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Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Storeys

Synopsis:
An urban fairytale about a community and the fantasies and fears they project onto an empty building at the centre of their neighbourhood: a manic- depressive artist, an overworked doctor, a naive banker, a down and out, a woman desperate for a baby, a man with Alzheimers, a wheeler-dealer and a nine year old boy.

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the Steam Industry

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Sunburn

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Part of Miniaturists 7 - Bringing you more of the best short plays by some of the most exciting playwrights in the UK today

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Genre:
short play

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Ten Fingers and Ten Toes

Synopsis:
A play about a woman who makes monsters out of bits of rubbish and looks for love at bus stops.

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1st Produced:
BAC , London >>>    1999

Organisations:
the Steam Industry

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Genre:
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Time Of the Tortoise, The

Synopsis:
tale of two illegal immigrants. the bodies of its main protagonists lie discarded under plastic sheets on stacking pallets in a greenhouse in Southern Europe. Both are dead but that doesn't stop them swapping recriminations.
Robert Shore, Metro London

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Original Playwright - Kerstin Specht

1st Produced:
Theatre 503, London    2006

Organisations:
Oblique House

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Genre:
Translation

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  chorus

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Uncertainty of the Situation, The

Synopsis:
Jan is dumped by his girlfriend and finds himself on the streets. Extraordinary things start happening and he begins to think that he is responsible

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Original Playwright - Philipp Lohle.

1st Produced:
Jerwood Theatre, London    11 Mar 2009

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Translation

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