Rona Munro

Rona Munro

Rona Munro has written extensively for stage, radio, film and television including the award-winning plays The James Plays trilogy (National Theatre of Scotland, the Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain), Iron (Traverse Theatre and Royal Court, London), Bold Girls (7:84 and Hampstead Theatre) and The Maiden Stone (Hampstead Theatre).

Other credits include adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Louis de Bernières' novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Scuttlers for Manchester's Royal Exchange, The Last Witch for the Traverse Theatre and the Edinburgh International Festival, Long Time Dead for Paines Plough and the Drum Theatre Plymouth, The Indian Boy and Little Eagles for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Pandas for the Traverse in Edinburgh. She is the co-founder, with actress Fiona Knowles, of Scotland’s oldest continuously performing, small-scale touring theatre company, The Msfits. Their one-woman shows have toured every year since 1986.

Film and television work includes the Ken Loach film Ladybird Ladybird, Aimee and Jaguar and television dramas Rehab (directed by Antonia Bird) and BAFTA-nominated Bumping the Odds for the BBC. She has also written many other single plays for television and contributed to series including Casualty and Dr Who. Most recently, she wrote the screenplay for Oranges and Sunshine, directed by Jim Loach and starring Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving.

She has contributed several radio plays to the Stanley Baxter Playhouse series on BBC Radio 4.

A play about the last woman to be executed for witchcraft in Scotland, The Last Witch explores the psycholog...
A play telling the fascinating and little-known story of Sergei Korolyov, chief designer and unsung hero of the Sovie...
A romantic-comedy-thriller about the heat of love and the magic of changing perspectives.
A wild and fantastical tale about a group of women struggling to get by in the harsh world of north-east Scotland in...
García Lorca's drama about the shattering effects of emotional repression on a family of cloistered daughters, in a v...
An intense psychological drama set in a women's prison, in which a mother and daughter try to break through the barri...
An exciting innovation: three of Scotland's top playwrights combine forces on a single play - staged by 7:84 Scotland...
Elizabeth Gaskell's panoramic novel of Victorian England, adapted for the stage by the author of Iron and
A biting, heart-warming comedy of love and fate in contemporary Montréal, in a version by Rona Munro.
A gripping and darkly humorous play about the camaraderie of a trio of obsessive mountaineers.
A play about the discovery of a 'wild child', examining our mythic struggles with the wilderness inside ourselves.
A short solo play from the award-winning Scottish playwright, in which an Aberdonian woman remembers a painful teenag...
A psychological horror story about a woman suffering a mental breakdown, from the award-winning author of Iron
A comically sinister study of the tensions in an Edinburgh tenement.
Rona Munro's thrilling play about the race to be the first woman in space.