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Rona Munro

Rona Munro

Rona Munro is a writer who has written extensively for stage, radio, film and television.

Her plays include: James V: Katherine (Raw Material and Capital Theatres tour, 2024); Mary (Hampstead Theatre, 2022); James IV: Queen of the Fight (National Theatre of Scotland, 2022); a stage adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (UK tour, 2019); a stage adaptation of Louis de Bernières' novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin (UK tour & West End, 2019); Scuttlers (Royal Exchange, Manchester, 2015); The James Plays trilogy (National Theatre of Scotland, the Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain, 2014); Donny's Brain (Hampstead Theatre, 2012); Pandas (Traverse, 2011); Little Eagles (Royal Shakespeare Company, 2011); The Last Witch (Traverse Theatre & Edinburgh International Festival, 2009); Long Time Dead (Paines Plough & Drum Theatre Plymouth, 2006); The Indian Boy (RSC, 2006); Iron (Traverse Theatre, 2002; Royal Court, London, 2003); The Maiden Stone (Hampstead Theatre, 1995); and Bold Girls (7:84 and Hampstead Theatre, 1990).

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.

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The Last Witch

A play about the last woman to be executed for witchcraft in Scotland, The Last Witch explores the psychological rifts that can divide close communities and drive families apart.

Little Eagles

A play telling the fascinating and little-known story of Sergei Korolyov, chief designer and unsung hero of the Soviet space programme.

Pandas

A romantic-comedy-thriller about the heat of love and the magic of changing perspectives.

The Maiden Stone

A wild and fantastical tale about a group of women struggling to get by in the harsh world of north-east Scotland in the early nineteenth century.

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Your Turn to Clean the Stair & Fugue

Two plays, from the award-winning author Rona Munro.

The House of Bernarda Alba

García Lorca's drama about the shattering effects of emotional repression on a family of cloistered daughters, in a version by playwright Rona Munro for the critically acclaimed Shared Experience Theatre Company.

Iron

An intense psychological drama set in a women's prison, in which a mother and daughter try to break through the barriers of time, memory and punishment which separate them.

Gilt

An exciting innovation: three of Scotland's top playwrights combine forces on a single play - staged by 7:84 Scotland in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.

Mary Barton (stage version)

Elizabeth Gaskell's panoramic novel of Victorian England, adapted for the stage by the author of Iron and The James Plays.

Strawberries in January

A biting, heart-warming comedy of love and fate in contemporary Montréal, in a version by Rona Munro.

Long Time Dead

A gripping and darkly humorous play about the camaraderie of a trio of obsessive mountaineers.

The Indian Boy

A play about the discovery of a 'wild child', examining our mythic struggles with the wilderness inside ourselves.

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