Shaun McKenna is an award-winning British dramatist.  

Prolific and versatile, he is known for both

original dramas and adaptations.  

 

His credits range from theatre plays to prime-time TV,

acclaimed West End musicals to documentaries,

spectacular arena shows to classic radio dramas.  

 

Born in Kent, he now lives in West London.

Shaun McKenna

PLAYWRIGHT,  SCREEN WRITER,  LIBRETTIST,  LYRICIST

 

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Showreels

TV Musicals Adaptations

Current Projects

 

A new musical

about the life and times of Jack Cole

the forgotten genius who invented

jazz dance and created unforgettable

film numbers for Marilyn Monroe

 

Co-created with Chet Walker

original music by Guy Kitchenn

workshopping London 2019

opening USA 2020-21 season

CHINA TOWNS

 

An  11-part BBC Radio 4

drama series

co-created with Lin Coghlan,

inspired by the works of Arnold Bennett.

Directed by Marion Nancarrow

& Gemma Jenkins

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Shaun's English version of

the Mexican comedy by

Sebastian and Emiliano Zurita

 

Opening in London in 2020

Thinking Out Loud

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A new musical

written with Marti Pellow,

Jack Bradley & Grant Mitchell

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Eleanor,

Rising

Coming in 2020

 

A new Radio 4 drama series about the extraordinary life and times of Eleanor

of Aquitaine, a woman a thousand years ahead of her time.

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Following the success

of four previous adaptations Shaun's new Peter James

stage play will tour the UK

from January 2021

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Oscar's Boys

 

A screenplay

about Oscar Wilde's children,

currently indevelopment

 

Contact

shaunpmckenna

@googlemail.com