Michael is an award winning Edinburgh based playwright and
THEATRE: From 2006-2015, 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.
Last year, 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 two novels: Jimmy this, Jimmy that and Some Doors Close. Both these books are available from his website and Amazon - both paperback and Kindle.
Michael has also worked as a journalist for the Edinburgh International Book Festival and a theatre reviewer for TV Bomb.
More details of Michael's work can be found at www.michaelshandplaywright.co.uk/cv