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Lindsay Rodden



Emily Hickman

Lindsay was born in Scotland and grew up first on Merseyside, then County Donegal, Ireland where her family is from. She lives near Newcastle.

Her play HERE, a co-production with Northern Stage and Curious Monkey, is a collaboration with refugee artists and communities about storytelling as activism. It debuts online for the Migration Matters Festival in June 2020, with a UK tour scheduled for Spring 2021.

Lindsay is currently writing a play with songs for Mikron Theatre to tour by narrowboat.

She is also under commission for the National Theatre to write a major new musical with songwriter/composer Ross Millard of the band The Futureheads.

Lindsay’s adaptation of Brian Patten’s THE STORY GIANT was written for the inaugural Liverpool Everyman Company season in 2017 (★★★★ ‘A magical adaptation of Brian Patten’s fairytale compendium that delivers its message with tremendous charm’ The Stage).

ISLAND PEOPLE, her most recent play in development, has received staged readings at Northern Stage and The Royal Court, and was longlisted for The Bruntwood Prize.

Other playwriting includes CARTOGRAPHERS (Theatre by the Lake), A MODEST PROPOSAL and SUNDAY MORNING, DANDELION SEEDS (Agent 160) and MAN WITH BICYCLE, ’73 (The Miniaturists).

Lindsay was awarded Writer-in-Residence with Live Theatre and Northumbria University, 2016-17. She has a first class Honours degree in English Language and Literature, and is working on a practice-based PhD on dramaturgy and political theatre with Leeds University and Red Ladder Theatre Company.

Her writing on John McGrath is published in Scenes from a Revolution: Making Political Theatre 1968-2018 (Pluto Press).

Lindsay co-founded production company Almanac with playwright-songwriter Lizzie Nunnery in 2010, to make adventures in music and theatre. She also works as a dramaturg in the UK and Ireland, including eight years with Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres.

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