Plays

– Praise for Immaculate, Radio 4, Nov 2011 –

Wonderful drama – Paul Donovan, Sunday Times

A profoundly uplifting story – Jane Anderson, Radio Times

There are shafts of light in Merryn Glover’s touching drama – John Bungey, The Times

 

Immaculate can be downloaded from Audible.

 

I have been indulging in a life of high drama for as long as I can remember, though to the casual observer it probably resembles farce.  Through drama classes at high school and teachers’ college I improvised, devised, wrote, performed and directed everything from mask to Shakespeare to contemporary theatre and revelled in it all.  This flowed into my work as a freelance performer and workshop leader with several companies in central Scotland including The MacRoberts Arts Centre, Borderline Theatre Company and The Ramshorn Theatre.  I occasionally return to classroom teaching and directing, but the focus of my drama work is now play writing.  Since attending a Radio Drama Lab with BBC Scotland in 2005, I have worked closely with producers there in developing ideas and scripts, and there’s always something on the boil.

I am grateful for the support of the Scottish Book Trust, the team at BBC Scotland Radio Drama, the Playwrights Studio and the Scottish Society of Playwrights.

Plays:

My Life and Other Stories, BBC Radio 4, March 2016 – A romantic comedy of tall tales and false identity

A Nepali Nativity, school musical, Kathmandu, 2011 – the Christmas story reborn in a Nepali village

Immaculate, BBC Radio 4, 2011 – A troubled teenager claims an immaculate conception

The Colour of Light, BBC Radio Scotland, 2009 – A mother’s journey when her adult son cuts off contact

The Long Way Home, BBC Radio Scotland, 1998 – Caring for a sister with dementia, a woman discovers secrets, inner strength and love

The Long Way Home, stage play performed in Falkirk, Stirling and Alloa, 1997