Mikey Burnett


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Mikey Burnett

Mikey is an Edinburgh playwright who writes predominatly in the east coast vernacular. His past work comprises of both drama and comedy. Focusing mainly on working class stories and characters. His most recent play, In Her Corner, was developed whilst he was undertaking his masters in playwriting at Edinburgh Napier University. This piece went on to enjoy a highly successful run at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2019 and was later shortlisted for The  Papatango new writing prize. He is currently in the midst of developing this piece into a short film.

Previously, he has won an attachment to The Traverse Theatre, as part of the prestigious Traverse Fifty and throughout the years he has had many different plays staged all over Scotland. He has also written on commission for the London theatre company,  Paines Plough and is currently a writer on the BBC's Scottish Voices, 2020.

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