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maria macdonell



Theatre / Live Music / Other


I am a writer and performer based in Scotland- in Edinburgh and in rural Glenek, Angus. have over thirty years experience in the performing and creative arts, working in all kinds of situations indoors and out. For about twenty years I was a promoter for North East Arts Touring through my charity Angus Arts in North East Scotland.

My current show, Miss Lindsay's Secret was very well received this summer at Edinburgh Fringe 2020 and on tour with North East Arts Touring. In Edinburgh it gathered five four star reviews. The Scottish Culture secretary, Jenny Gilruth saw it on August 17th and tweeted that it is 'outstanding and heartbreakingly beautiful'. See website for full details.

I am also developing The Not So Ugly Duckling with playwright Jo Clifford as co writer and co performer.

Both projects are supported by Creative Scotland.

I am also a performance storyteller. This year I am reviving a collaborative children's piece, Dagba's Forest tales, using Kamishibai image based storytelling to highlight climate crisis for children and families. Last year I was commissioned by Scottish International Storytelling Festival to create Cottongrass.

On Twitter

Maria MacDonell @MacdonellMaria

Hurrah! Back to @ScotStoryCentre  with Miss Lindsay’s Secret . Fringe 2022 @missLindsayshow 

Maria MacDonell @MacdonellMaria

Mysteries and marvels . Over 30,000 objects on display and in store @Glenesk_Museum  . Open Tues to Thurs weekly unt… 

Maria MacDonell @MacdonellMaria

Port Gordon village hall. Thankyou @tweet_neat  for hosting The Not So Ugly Duckling :a play for grownups.… 


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