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Marietta Kirkbride



Nick Quinn

Bristol-based playwright and dramaturg. Co-founder and associate dramaturg for award-winning theatre company Bucket Club (produced by Farnham Maltings).

Marietta has been part of Pentabus Theatre’s Young Writers programme, Creative England’s South West Talent Module and a writer-on-attachment at Bristol Old Vic through The Open Session.


The Fair Fight (in development)
Based on the novel by Anna Freeman; with director Emma Callander.

Reckoner (in development)
Theatre Royal Plymouth.

Our Church (2019)

Produced by Watermill Theatre; directed by Nik Partridge.

The Arrivals (2019)
Produced by Theatre Royal Bath for the Engage programme at The Egg Theatre; directed by Bryn Holding.

Firecracker (2017)

Radio 4 Short Works; produced by Rebecca Ripley.

The Long Trick (2017)
Directed by Nel Crouch for a three-week rural tour of the South West and Vault Festival. A winner of The People’s Choice Award at Vault Festival 2017. Selected for Bristol Old Vic’s The Open Session.

The Orator (2016)
Produced by Theatre West; directed by Chloe Masterton.

Passenger (short) (2016)
Part of The Last Journey, produced by Pentabus Theatre for Ludlow Fringe Festival and Latitude Festival; directed by Elizabeth Freestone.

Tantz Tantz (short) (2012)
Part of ALTBAU; produced by Theater am Tisch, site-specific, Berlin.

Russets (2012)
Winner of Sky Blue Theatre’s British Theatre Challenge.

Sitting with Thistle (2011)
First produced by Theatre West; directed by Ed Viney.


This Way Up (2018)
With director Aaron Parsons for Travelling Light Theatre’s Youth Showcase.

Launch Party (2016)
With writer/director Nel Crouch. Co-produced by Bucket Club and Farnham Maltings for a six-week rural tour during autumn 2016.

Fossils (2016)
With writer/director Nel Crouch. Produced by Bucket Club, touring summer 2016, including Edinburgh Fringe at Pleasance Dome. Nominated for The Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence. Selected for Brits off Broadway Festival (59E59 Theatre, New York, April/May 2017)

I Can Get Along Without Shoes on My Feet (2015/16)
With Director Fiona Mackinnon. Scratch performance at The Arches as part of On the Verge; developed with support from National Theatre Scotland.

Lorraine & Alan (2013/14)
With writer/director Nel Crouch and writer Rebecca Ripley. Produced by Bucket Club. Toured nationally in 2013 and 2014. Winner of: The Brighton Fringe Award for Excellence; MTN Award for innovation in Music. Nominated for The Arches Brick Award.

Getaway (2014)
Co-written with and produced by Theater Am Tisch for BE Festival at Birmingham REP.

Call Nick to discuss Marietta or other Writers

+44 (0)7860 377678