Douglas Maxwell


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Douglas Maxwell

Douglas Maxwellhas been one of Scotland's top playwrights since his debut in 2000.  His recent work includes I Can Go Anywhere at The Traverse, Edinburgh, Charlie Sonata at The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, The Whip Hand for The Traverse/Birmingham Rep, Yer Granny (a version of Roberto Cossa's La Nona) for the National Theatre of Scotland and Fever Dream: Southside for The Citizens, Glasgow.

His lockdown work includes Fatbaws for the National Theatre of Scotland/BBC and Beautiful Boy for Pitlochry Festival Theatre, both of which can be found online.

His many other plays include Decky Does a Bronco, Mancub, Promises Promises (staged in New York asThe 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, Belgium and South Korea, where his debut play Our Bad Magnet has run 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.

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

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