Douglas Maxwell

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: St John Donald
Assistant: Jonny Jones

Film, TV & Theatre

Douglas Maxwell has been one of the most popular and produced playwrights in Scotland since his debut in 2000.  In 2015 his plays included Yer Granny (a version of Roberto Cossa’s La Nona) for the National Theatre of Scotland and Fever Dream: Southside for The Citizens, Glasgow.  They were seen collectively by over 24,000 people.

His many other plays include Decky Does a Bronco, Mancub, Promises Promises (staged in New York as The Promise) and A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity.

His plays have been performed in translation in Germany, Norway, Hong Kong, New York, Chicago, Holland, Canada, Sweden, New Zealand, Wales, Japan, France and South Korea, where his debut play Our Bad Magnet ran for over ten years.   

His plays are published by Oberon books.  His first collection of work focuses on his writing for younger audiences. As well as Decky Does a Bronco and Mancub that volume also contains Too Fast, The Mother Ship and Helmet

He teaches on the MLitt Playwriting and Dramaturgy course at Glasgow University.  

Douglas lives on the Southside of Glasgow with his wife and two daughters. 

Theatre

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FEVER DREAM: SOUTHSIDE

2015

The Citizens, Glasgow

Directed by Dominic Hill

YER GRANNY

2015

The National Theatre of Scotland

(an adaption of La Nona by Roberto Cossa). Directed by Graham McLaren

A RESPECTABLE WIDOW TAKES TO VULGARITY

2012

Traverse Theatre and Oran Mor

Directed by Orla O’Laughlin

SMALL TOWN

2011

Random Accomplice

Written with DC Jackson and Johnny McKnight

PROMISES PROMISES

2010

Random Accomplice

TOO FAST

2010

NT Connections Commission

THE BOOKIE

2010

Cumbernauld

A Musical

DECKY DOES A BRONCO

2010

Gridiron

Revival in 2010 for the Ten year anniversary

THE MIRACLE MAN

2010

The National Theatre of Scotland

One of the first ever commissions for The National Theatre of Scotland, entitled The Miracle Man.
Production at the National Theatre Scotland in Spring 2010, Dir: Vicky Featherstone

FEVER DREAM: SOUTHSIDE

2009

RSAMD/Playwrights' studio

THE MOTHER SHIP

2008

Birmingham Rep

Winner of the Brian Way Award 2009

MELODY

2006

Co-production with the Traverse and the Tron Theatre

SPRING AWAKENING

2005

Gridiron

A version of Wedeking’s play
Director: Ben Harrison

THE BACKPACKER BLUES

2005

Oran Mor Theatre, Glasgow

Director: Tony Cownie

MANCUB

2005

Co-production with Vanishing Point and Soho Theatre National Tour

Adaptation of FLIGHT OF THE CASSOWARY by John LeVert
Matthew Lenton

IF DESTROYED TRUE

2005

Co-production with Paines Plough and Dundee Rep

Chocolate Mernier Factory
John Tiffany
Shortlisted for Best Production in the Critics Award, Scotland 2005

HELMET

2002

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh / Paines Plough

UK Tour and three weeks at Soho Theatre, London. HELMET is taught in many schools with a video and text book published by English Media Co.
John Tiffany
Shortlisted for Manchester Evening News Theatre Award for Best Fringe Show

OUR BAD MAGNET

2000

Tron Theatre, Glasgow / Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Revived in 2001 as a co-production with Borderline followed by large scale tour of Scotland.
Jim Twaddale

DECKY DOES A BRONCO

2001

Gridiron/ Almeida

1st performed – Edinburgh Festival 2000
Tour: England, Ireland, Northern Ireland & Scotland – 2001
Ben Harrison
Winner – The Stage Award for Ensemble Acting
Winner- Fringe First