Our playwright will be working with us in schools to develop a script with young people. Vickie Donoghue is a playwright and writer for TV. Her debut full-length play, Mudlarks, was developed through High Tide’s Escalator Programme and produced by The Bush, following its premiere at the 2012 High Tide Festival. Her short play Weaklings was part of a programme of new plays at the Sheffield Crucible in June last year. Other plays by Vickie include Tender Loving Care (New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, 2014), Game Over (The Garage, Norwich; The Cut, Halesworth; both 2014) , Aperture (Live Lunch – Royal Court, 2015) and The Path (HighTide Festival, September 2016) one of seven writers to compose a short play designed to be listened to through headsets in locations throughout Aldeburgh.
For TV, she has worked with Kudos and is writing an original drama with the BBC in-house as part of their Drama Writers’ Scheme. She is an Associate Artist of The Mercury Theatre, Colchester.
Vickie was longlisted for the Evening Standard Theatre Awards as Most Promising New Playwright 2012 and in 2013 was shortlisted for the Royal National Theatre Foundation Playwright Award.