Rachael McGill

Contact Info


Micheline Steinberg Associates
48-56 Bayham Place,
London NW1 0EU,
020 3214 8292,





Translator into English from French, German and Spanish, specialising in drama.
Basic Portuguese.

Playwrights' Studio

Former Writers Project

Rachael McGill

Rachael McGill was born in Shetland in 1974. She now divides her time between Orkney, Edinburgh, London and Lisbon. She has been writing professionally for stage and radio since 1998. Stage plays include Storeys (Finborough Theatre, 2000) and The Lemon Princess (West Yorkshire Playhouse, 2005). She has written a number of plays for young people, including All About It (Little Fish Theatre, 2008). She has had short plays performed at Southwark Playhouse, Arcola Theatre, Soho Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre and the Liverpool Everyman Theatre. She enjoys collaborating with puppeteers, physical theatre practitioners, musicians etc. and has written two shows featuring puppets. Radio includes Poppy Seeds (BBC Radio 4 afternoon play, 2008) and Minor Characters (BBC Women's Hour serial, 2006).

Rachael is also a translator from French, German and Spanish, specialising in theatre. She has translated plays for many theatres, companies and festivals in the UK and abroad, including the National Theatre and the Royal Courtin the UK. Her translation of Marieluise won the 1998 Gate Theatre Translation Award. 

The Lemon Princess is published by Oberon. The short play Gale Force Clothes Pegs is published in BRAND Literary Magazine, spring/summer 2008. Rachael has also had two short stories published (Asham Award 2004 and Macallan/Scotland on Sunday Short story Collection 2002). She is currently writing her first novel.


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