Ian McKellen

Ian McKellen is an acclaimed British actor whose career spans genres ranging from Shakespearean and modern theatre to popular fantasy and science fiction. He is internationally known for his work on screen, including in The Lord of the Rings, X-Men and The Da Vinci Code. He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1979, was knighted in 1991 for services to the performing arts, and made a Companion of Honour for services to drama and to equality in 2008.

Ian McKellen
Ian McKellen on Macbeth
Ian McKellen on King Lear

Erin McKeown

Erin McKeown is an American multi-instrumentalist and folk-rock singer-songwriter. Her first musical, Miss You Like Hell, opened Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in 2018.

Miss You Like Hell

Maeve McKeown

Maeve McKeown is the former Administrator and Education Manager of Out of Joint.

Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good

Peter McKinnon

Peter McKinnon is professor of design and management in the Department of Theatre at York University, Canada. He has also worked as a lighting designer on some 450 shows, principally for dance and opera.

World Scenography 1975–1990
World Scenography 1990-2005

Sam McLaughlin

Sam McLaughlin is an actor, theatre-maker and improviser based in Bristol. Since graduating from Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, she has performed with Missing Pieces and is a company member of the Bristol Improv Theatre's flagship shows: This Is Your Musical and The Bish Bosh Bash. She is a Company Director of Écoute Theatre, an award-winning verbatim theatre company with bases in both Bristol and London, which she co-founded with Zoë Templeman-Young and Catherine Lynch. Their plays include Take Care, first created and performed in 2013, winning the Clive Barker Award (University of Warwick), with runs at both the Edinburgh Fringe and The Courtyard Theatre, London, before being revived at VAULT Festival, London, in 2020.

Sam McLaughlin
Plays from VAULT 5
Take Care

Linda McLean

Linda McLean is a Scottish playwright based in Glasgow. Her plays include Glory on Earth, Every Five Minutes, Any Given Day, Sex & God, strangers, babies, Shimmer, Riddance, One Good Beating, Thingummy Bob, and an adaptation of Alice Munro’s The View From Castle Rock for Stellar Quines and the EIBF.

Linda was the Creative Fellow at Edinburgh University’s Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities in 2011. She was Chair of the Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland from 2008–2015, and she is an artistic associate of Magic Theatre, San Francisco.

An anthology of her work, translated into French by Sarah Vermande and Blandine Pelissiér, was published in 2015 by Actes Sud-Papiers.

Linda McLean
Any Given Day
Family: three plays
strangers, babies
One Good Beating
Sex & God
What Love Is
Glory on Earth

Kenneth McLeish

Kenneth McLeish was the most widely respected and prolific translator of drama in Britain and, until his early death in 1997, edited the NHB Drama Classics series.

Hedda Gabler
Miss Julie
A Doll's House
An Italian Straw Hat
The Master Builder
Don Juan
Peer Gynt
A Flea in Her Ear