Michael is an award winning Edinburgh based playwright and
THEATRE: Michael completed thirty plays - 13 of which were produced in several festivals throughout Scotland by local theatre company 'That's Lunch Productions'. His stage writing is divided into two very contrasting styles; monologues, which he refers to as his 'regurgitated drop down monologue', and One-Act/Full Length scripts, predominantly written in the Scottish vernacular. His script Depravity won an Arts Trust of Scotland award in 2012, then subsequently made the short-list for The Tobacco Factory Theatre's Script Space competition. His monologue Different made the long-list of the same competition the year before.
His Play SENTIMENTALITY was longlisted for the
Papatango new writing competition.
Through Playwrights' Studio, Scotland, Michael was involved in a script development workshop with director Amanda Gaughan, working intensely on his monologue, One Who Looks, which is about the intricacies of voyeurism.
NOVELS: Michael is the author of four novels: Jimmy this, Jimmy that, Some Doors Close, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie and One Who Looks. These books are available from his website and Amazon - both paperback and Kindle. His books are published by Austin Macauley.
Michael has also worked as a journalist for the Edinburgh International Book Festival and a theatre reviewer for TV Bomb.