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Occupation  Writer
Name  Rona Munro

Role  Writer
Plays  Bold Girls, Iron
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Born  7 September 1959 (age 56) (1959-09-07) Aberdeen
Movies  Oranges and Sunshine, Aimee & Jaguar, Ladybird, Ladybird
Awards  Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright
Nominations  British Academy Television Award for Best Single Drama
Books  The Last Witch, The James Plays, Little Eagles, Astronaut's Chair, The maiden stone
Similar People  Jim Loach, Max Farberbock, Margaret Humphreys, Juliane Kohler, Maria Schrader

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Rona Munro (born 7 September 1959) is a Scottish writer. She has written plays for theatre, radio, and television. Her film work includes Ken Loach's Ladybird, Ladybird (1994), Oranges and Sunshine (2010) for Jim Loach and Aimée & Jaguar (1999), co-authored by German director Max Färberböck.


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Rona Munro is also known for being the author of the last Doctor Who television serial of the original run to air, Survival (1989). She later novelised this serial for Target Books. Munro returned to Doctor Who in 2016 to write the tenth episode of the tenth series, titled "The Eaters of Light", making her the only writer to date to have worked on the classic and revived eras of the show.

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Her history cycle The James Plays, James I, James II and James III, were first performed by the National Theatre of Scotland in summer 2014 in a co-production with Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Scotland.Her other credits include the theatre play Iron which has received many productions worldwide. Other theatre works include plays for the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, ('Strawberries in January' translation) Manchester Royal Exchange, ('Mary Barton'), Plymouth Drum Theatre and Paines Plough, ('Long Time Dead') and the Royal Shakespeare Company, ('The Indian Boy')

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Munro has also contributed eleven dramas to Radio 4's Stanley Baxter Playhouse: First Impressions, Wheeling Them In, The King's Kilt, Pasta Alfreddo at Cafe Alessandro, The Man in the Garden, The Porter's Story, The German Pilot, The Spider, The Showman, Meg's Tale and The Flying Scotsman.

In 2006 the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith presented Munro's adaptation of Richard Adams' classic book, Watership Down. Her early television work includes episodes of the drama series Casualty (BBC) and, more recently, a BBC film Rehab. directed by Antonia Bird.

Rona Munro currently lives and works in Scotland. Her play, The Last Witch, was performed at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, directed by Dominic Hill, and in 2011 by Dumbarton People's Theatre.


  • Giles Cooper Award for Dirt Under The Carpet, 1988
  • Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, 1991
  • Evening Standard Award, NOOK Award for Best Play for The James Plays, 2014
  • Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award, Best Play for The James Plays, 2014
  • Works

  • The Bang and the Whimper, 1982
  • The Salesman, 1982
  • Fugue, 1983
  • Bus, 1984
  • Touchwood, 1984
  • Ghost Story, 1985
  • Piper's Cave, 1985
  • Watching Waiters, 1985
  • Biggest Party in the World, 1986
  • Dust And Dreams, 1986
  • The Way To Go Home, 1987
  • Winners, 1987
  • Off The Road, 1988
  • Doctor Who, "Survival", 1989
  • Long Story Short, 1989
  • Saturday at the Commodore, 1989
  • Bold Girls, 1990
  • Scotland Matters, 1992
  • Your Turn To Clean The Stair, 1992
  • Haunted, 1999
  • Federico García Lorca (1999). The House of Bernarda Alba [Rona Munro]. Nick Hern Books. ISBN 978-1-85459-459-4. 
  • Snake, 1999
  • Iron. Nick Hern Books. 2002. ISBN 978-1-85459-703-8. 
  • Stick Granny on the Roofrack, 2002
  • Gilt, 2003
  • Catch A Falling Star!, 2004
  • Women on the Verge of a T Junction, 2004
  • Indian Boy, 2006
  • Long Time Dead, 2006
  • The Maiden Stone, 2006
  • Mary Barton, 2006
  • Strawberries in January, (translation) 2006
  • Watership Down, 2006
  • Dirt Under The Carpet, 2007
  • Little Eagles, 2011"
  • 'The Astronaut's Chair" 2012

  • Donny's Brain, 2012
  • The James Plays 2014
  • Scuttlers, 2015
  • Doctor Who, "The Eaters of Light", 2017
  • References

    Rona Munro Wikipedia