Not Swimming

Blog by Natalie McGrath The last time I swam and submerged myself in water was the 28th December 2019. It was a lagoon. It was about 25 degrees out of the water and around 15 in the water maybe 16. We were on holiday and travelling home that day so it was my last time…

The Sound RnD

The Sound RnD work has been supported by Arts Council South West Project Grant Awards. This has seen the early stage development of a new play about the lives of young queer characters in Plymouth. There has been a writing residency at Dartington Live and studio time with young queer performers at the Theatre Royal…

Dartington Writing Residency

Monday 28th January 2018 So I arrive at Dartington with fragments of writing. Moments rather than scenes if you like. In each one I know there is something to discover even if it isn’t dialogue I will eventually use. I know it is dialogue I will not eventually use. But in there I know there…

About

Natalie is a playwright, blog writer, occasional performer, song lyricist, Co-Director of Dreadnought South West, writing coach, a cultural producer of arts and heritage projects and a pond tourist. Her first play Metal Remains, written for and produced by Theatre West in Bristol, was shortlisted for the Meyer Whitworth Prize.  Currently Natalie is starting to write…

Latest projects

Out and About: Queering the Museum at RAMM (Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter). A University of Exeter and RAMM partnership led by Dr Jana Funke  and Natalie McGrath. Natalie will be Writer in Residence throughout the duration of this project to write a queer poetic heritage of the museum and the discoveries made revealing…

Plays

Blessed This lyrical and immediate play moves between Scotland and a Twenty-First Century city under siege, where women in a war zone fight to stay alive, conjuring up memories, fragments of love and loss, as the night sky is lit up by heavy fire shaking them to their core. Blessed was originally ignited by the…