Rona Munro

7 September 1959 –


Rona Munro 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.

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.

Her most recent 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').

Munro has also contributed eight dramas to Radio 4's Stanley Baxter PlayhouseFirst ImpressionsWheeling Them InThe King's KiltPasta Alfreddo at Cafe AlessandroThe Man in the GardenThe Porter's StoryThe German Pilot and The Spider.

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 London. Her play, The Last Witch, was performed at the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, directed by Dominic Hill, and in 2011 by Dumbarton People's Theatre. Her history cycle The James Plays, James IJames II and James III, were first performed by the National Theatre of Scotland in summer 2014.

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