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Michael McLean



Nick Quinn

Michael was one of seven writers selected for the Paines Plough/Channel 4 “Future Perfect” scheme in 2008.  In 2011 he was selected for the Royal Court “Supergroup”.


Years of Sunlight, Theatre 503, 2017
Directed by Amelia Sears
* * * *  Evening Standard   “…evocative, grubbily poetic play….poignant and sobering”

The Ducks, Kellertheater, Zurich, 2013
German translation by Michael Sommer

Grotesque Chaos, Liverpool Playhouse/Nabokov Theatre, 2012
Directed by Joe Murphy
Monologue with Paul McGann

The Ducks, Edinburgh Pleasance, Festival Fringe 2011
Directed by Tyne Rafaeli
The Observer – WINNERS of BEST DOUBLE ACT.  “McLean’s confident, spare script…Exciting, heady chemistry…Brilliant.”
The Scotsman “McLean’s new play is potentially one of the most interesting on the 2011 fringe…features some very fine acting…pulsates with talent…”
The Stage “McLean’s script ensures that everything enthralls.”

Athlete Agonistes,  Paines Plough/Globe Theatre, 2009
Directed by Che Walker
Short Play

The Electric Hills, Liverpool Everyman, 2007
Directed by Nick Bagnall
The Stage  “Impressive are scenes of conflict, handled as confidently as the funny bits, which include some excellent one-liners.”
The Guardian “The play shows a compassionate sense of humour and features winning performances.”

Joy Above, Liverpool Everyman, June 2005
Directed by Matthew Dunster


The Tony Kay Scandal, BBC Radio 4 Afternoon Play, November 2009
Directed by Martin Jenkins

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