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Linda Brogan

Linda currently works as a successful playwright, freelance director and dramaturg in the North West, with continued contact and support from North West Playwrights.

‘April 1999 - I'd never written a play before I took part in North West Playwrights' course. 2002 - I'm on attachment at the National Theatre Studio. 2003 - Contact Theatre give me a residency and buy my first play, What's in the Cat, a co-production with the Royal Court. April 2004 - I'm in rehearsals for my second play, Basil and Beattie, to commemorate North West Playwrights' 21st anniversary, a co-production with the Royal Exchange. That original course did the trick: Charlotte Keatley the tutor, regular workshops with professional actors and directors, and a script in hand performance at the end. I was well cared for. Visiting NWP always feels like going home. Unconditional.'

In 2005 God Can See Down Entries is aired on BBC 3 radio; The Wire. Another great success in 2005 came from What's in the Cat which is produced by Contact Theatre, transferred to The Royal Court, published by Methuen and nominated for MEN best new play.

In 2007 Linda's Black Crows was published by Oberon, following a production by Clean Break at The Arcola. In 2008 Black Crows went on to be a finalist in The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and was shortlisted for the Alfred Fagon Award.

Linda is currently working on Speechless adapted from The Silent Twins by Majorie Wallace which will be produced at The Traverse during the Edinburgh Festival 2010 then transfers to the Sherman in Wales where the story took place.

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