Linda McLean

Contact Info


Mel Kenyon
Casarotto and Ramsay Associates
Waverley House
7-12 Noel Street

Tel +44 (0)20 7287 4450 
Fax +44 (0)20 7287 9128

Agent in the US

Antje Oegel
AO International
540 President St.
Unit 2E
Brooklyn NY 11215
Tel: 917 521 6640



Playwrights' Studio


Linda McLean

Linda McLean is a multi-award winning playwright from Scotland.

Her plays include Any Given Day (Lessa Rossy Playwrighting Award); Strangers, Babies (Susan Smith Blackburn prize finalist); Shimmer (Herald Angel), One Good Beating (Best One Act Play); Riddance (Fringe First, Herald Angel); What Love Is; This Is Water; Uncertainty Files; Cold Cuts; Doch An Doris; Word For Word; Sex & God and Every Five Minutes, which had its world premier in San Francisco in April 2014, Love and Fascism, a co-written play for Galata Perfrom, Istanbul 2014 and 2015 and Every Five Minutes, winner of the Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Best Original Play, 2014-15.

Strangers, Babies (Fractures); Any Given Day (Un Jour Ou 'Autre); The Uncertainty Files (Dossiers Incertidudes); Cold Cuts (Tranche Froide); What Love Is (Ce qu'aimer veut dire); Sex & God (Sex & God); and Every Five Minutes (Toutes les cinq minutes) have been translated into French.

Other translations include Spanish, Turkish, Polish, Macedonian and Greek.  Linda adapted Like Water for Chocolate, from the novel by Laura Esquivel, which was translated into Spanish; Olga from the Finnish play by Laura Ruohonen; and Le Problem, from the French play by Francois Begadeau.

Linda has written plays for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Scotland, the last being Zombie Rule Number 9 in 2013.

She has worked for the British Council in Mexico City, Teluca and Bogota. In 2009 she delivered the keynote speech to the Playwrights' Guild of Canada.

Linda was the Creative Fellow at Edinburgh University's Institute of Advanced Studies in Humanities in 2011, where she and the late Prof Susan Manning published their Conversation: Gathering Uncertainties.

She is also currently on the Artistic Board of Magic Theatre Company, San Francisco.

Currently Linda is writing a comedy for Magic, a new play called Thingumy Bob for Lung Has and a Breakfast Play for the Traverse Theatre's Festival programme. 

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