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Lindsay Rodden

About Lindsay Rodden

Lindsay was born in Scotland and grew up on Merseyside and in County Donegal, Ireland where her family is from. She lives in North Shields.


Her play HERE, a co-production with Northern Stage and Curious Monkey, premiered in March 2022, after a two-year delay. Her play with songs for Mikron Theatre, RED SKY AT NIGHT, tours all over Britain by narrowboat until October 2022.


Lindsay is under commission to write LITTLE BITS OF LIGHT, a new musical for the National Theatre with songwriter/composer Ross Millard of The Futureheads. She is also writing Episode Four of THE ODYSSEY for the National Theatre’s Public Acts project, as part of their 60th anniversary nationwide celebrations. This will be staged at the Fire Station, Sunderland in April 2023. 


THE MARIANS, her most recent play in development, has received staged readings in its early form as ‘Island People’ at Northern Stage and The Royal Court, and was longlisted for The Bruntwood Prize.


Lindsay’s adaptation of Brian Patten’s THE STORY GIANT was written for the inaugural Liverpool Everyman Company season in 2017. 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). She was awarded writer-in-residence at Live Theatre, Newcastle, and her writing is published in Scenes from a Revolution: Making Political Theatre 1968-2018 (Pluto Press). She is also a dramaturg, most recently with Red Ladder.