Shaun McKenna Credits

Current/forthcoming:

 

HOME FRONT - BBC Radio 4, an epic First World War drama (broadcasting 2014-2018)

THE FORSYTES - BBC Radio 4, a new adaptation of John Galsworthy's nine Forsyte novels (broadcasting 2016-2017)

THE LORD OF THE RINGS - world tour - 2017/18

Book for THE BIBLE: IN THE BEGINNING, a rock arena spectacular (2016)

 

Screen: 

 

A SPADE A SPADE - an episode of the BBC Series DOCTORS (June 2015)

IN THE BLOOD, an episode of the BBC Series  DOCTORS (June 2014)

GREAT WEST END THEATRES  - Writer – DVD documentary series (The Real Holywood Productions/Sky Arts, ongoing)

CUCKOO - TV mini-series (TXTV 2012)

Three series of HEARTBEAT (ITV Productions, 2006-2009, RTS Yorkshire Best Drama Award 2008)

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON (Ecosse, 2005)

THE CROOKED MAN (ARG, 2003)

BODILY HARM (Sylvia Anderson, 2002)

 

Theatre:

 

DEAD SIMPLE = play based on a novel by Peter James (UK Tour 2015)

THE PERFECT MURDER, adapted from a novella by Peter James - UK tours, Spring and Autumn 2014

Book for LAST DANCE – Book for a new musical (New York tryout,  2012)

THE OVATION - Book for a new musical, commisioned by Blue Kingdom productions (US, 2013).

LADIES IN LAVENDER Stage play based on Charles Dance’s screenplay (UK Tour,  2012 - 5 Broadway World UK Awards 2012 including Best Regional Play)

THE THING ABOUT TOM – Book & Lyrics for a new musical (workshop 2011)

Book for BEN HUR LIVE (Art-Concerts, World Tour, 2009/10, Rome 2011)

Co-Book and Lyrics for MURDER MYSTERY MUSICAL (Andy Jordan Productions, Edinburgh 2009)

Co-Book & Lyrics for THE LORD OF THE RINGS (Kevin Wallace Productions, Toronto 2006, London 2007-8, World Tour 2015 – Dora Mavor Moore Award 2006, Olivier award nomination 2008, SOBOM Outstanding Achievement Award 2007)

Book & Lyrics for HEIDI (TSW, Switzerland 2005-2006);

Book & Lyrics for HEIDI Part 2 (TSW, Switzerland 2007-2088, Prix Walo nomination)

Book & Lyrics for Terry Pratchett’s ONLY YOU CAN SAVE MANKIND (Broadhouse Productions, Edinburgh 2005)

Additional Lyrics for LA CAVA (Eon, London 2000-2001)

Book & Lyrics for LAUTREC (Mike Merrick Productions, London 2000)  

Co-Book & Lyrics for MADDIE (Kenny Wax Productions, Salisbury 1996, London 1997)

RULING PASSIONS (Royal Theatre, Northampton, 1996)

TO SERVE THEM ALL MY DAYS (Royal Theatre, Northampton 1992)

HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (Royal Theatre, Northampton 1990)

KILLING CAMILLE (Paines Plough, London 1990)

 

Radio:  (all BBC Radio 4 or World Service)

 

HOME FRONT (2014-20180

BROTHER DUSTY FEET -  (2012)

MARNIE (2011)

“THE COMPLETE SMILEY” -  A MURDER OF QUALITY (2009)

"THE COMPLETE SMILEY" -  THE LOOKING GLASS WAR (2009)

"THE COMPLETE SMILEY" -  TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY (2009)

"THE COMPLETE SMILEY" -  THE HONOURABLE SCHOOLBOY (2010)

TO SERVE THEM ALL MY DAYS (2005)

SEAWYF AND BISCUIT (2002)

THE CRY OF THE OWL (2002)

MRS WARREN’S PROFESSION (2002)

SMILES OF A SUMMER NIGHT (2001)

John Steinbeck’s EAST OF EDEN (2000)

ME AND LITTLE BOOTS (2000)

THE GHOST TRAIN (1997)

MEETING JACK (1993)

THE POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE (1991)

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