Sharman Macdonald

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Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: St John Donald
Assistant: Jonny Jones

Film, TV & Theatre

Sharman Macdonald gave up acting to write. Her plays include the award-winning When I Was A Girl I Used to Scream and Shout, The Brave, When We Were Women, All Things Nice, Shades, The Winter Guest, Sea Urchins, After Juliet, The Girl With Red Hair and Broken Hallelujah. She has written three pieces for radio: Sea Urchins, Gladly My Cross-Eyed Bear and Soft Fall the Sounds of Eden. Her two novels are The Beast and Night Night. She's written one opera libretto called Hey Persephone! of which she's inordinately proud because she didn't think she could do it. Deirdre Gribbin wrote the music. Her screenplays include Wild Flowers, The Winter Guest and The Edge of Love.

Film

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THE EDGE OF LOVE

2009

Capitol Films

THE WINTER GUEST

1997

adapted from the play
Director: Alan Rickman

Opera

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HEY PERSEPHONE!

1998

Almeida Opera / Aldeburgh Festival

Director: Sean Aita
Runner-up of the Meyer-Whitworth award 2003

Other

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THE MUSIC LESSON

1989

BBC/2 Dancelines

Directed by Peter Mumford

Radio

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GLADLY MY CROSS EYED BEAR

SOFT FALL THE SOUNDS OF EDEN

SEA URCHINS

Television

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Wild Flowers

1989

Chanel Four FIlm

Staring Beatie Edney

Sound on Film

1995 - 2001

Arts Council of England

1 episode (1997)

Theatre

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LU LAH LU LAH

2010

The Cheltenham Ladies' College

Commission

BROKEN HALLELUJAH

2006

Shell Connections

THE GIRL WITH RED HAIR

2005

Bush Theatre & Royal Lyceum

AFTER JULIET

1999

National Theare Comedians

SEA URCHINS

1998

The Tron, Glasgow

Directed by Irina Brown
Also a radio play

BORDERS OF PARADISE

1995

Watford Palace Theatre

Directed by Lou Stein
Nominated for the Best Regional Play Award at the 1995 Writer’s Guild Awards

THE WINTER GUEST

1995

West Yorkshire Playhouse, then the Almeida Theatre

Commissioned by Alan Rickman and
Ruby Wax’s company Raw Produce in 1990
Directed by Alan Rickman

SHADES

1992

The Albery

Directed by Simon Callow
With Pauline Collins, then Patricia Hodge

ALL THINGS NICE

1991

Royal Court Theatre

Commissioned by English Stage Co.
Directed by Max Stafford-Clark

WHEN WE WERE WOMEN

1988

Cottesloe Theatre

Later taken to 1989 Edinburgh Festival

THE BRAVE

1988

Bush Theatre

Commission

WHEN I WAS A GIRL I USED TO SCREAM AND SHOUT

1984

Bush Theatre, then Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and the Whitehall Theatre

Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright