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Owen McCafferty

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Name  Owen McCafferty
Role  Playwright
Movies  Mickybo and Me

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Plays  Scenes from the Big Picture, Shoot The Crow
Nominations  Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy
Books  Mojo Mickybo, The Absence of Women, Titanic: Scenes from the, Closing time, Quietly
Similar People  Terry Loane, Sophocles, Friedrich Holderlin, Zvonimir Mrkonjic

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Owen McCafferty (born 1961) is a playwright from Northern Ireland.


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Early life

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, McCafferty in 1961 he was brought up in London from the age of 1 until aged 10 when his parents returned to Belfast. He was educated at St Augustine's Secondary School, the College of Business Studies and then the University of Ulster where he studied Philosophy and History.


His play Scenes from the Big Picture, originally produced in 2003 at the National Theatre in London, earned him the John Whiting Award, the Evening Standard's Charles Wintour Award for New Playwriting and the Meyer-Whitworth Award. It was the first time any playwright had won all three awards in one year.

McCafferty has also adapted J P Miller's Days of Wine and Roses but only used the skeleton of the original.

McCafferty's writing features the language and complexities, both comic and tragic, of Belfast life. Like John Millington Synge, McCafferty's dialogue is highly stylized.


  • I won't dance don't ask me
  • Mojo Mickybo
  • Cold Comfort
  • Freefalling
  • Shoot the Crow
  • Closing Time
  • Scenes from the Big Picture
  • The Absence of Women
  • Titanic (Scenes from The British Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry 1912)
  • Quietly
  • Unfaithful
  • Films based on his plays

  • Mickybo and Me
  • References

    Owen McCafferty Wikipedia

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