Vickie Donoghue

Playwright and screenwriter

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Vickie is a playwright and writer for TV.

Her debut full-length play, Mudlarks, was developed through High Tide's Escalator Programme and produced by The Bush, following its premiere at the 2012 High Tide Festival. The play garnered wide spread critical acclaim. In Lyn Gardner’s words the play ‘sings with promise’ and Libby Purves described it as "stunning... unforgettable".

Vickie has also collaborated with Theatre Royal Portsmouth and the Royal Court as a writer-on-attachment. Her short play Weaklings was performed earlier this year at Sheffield Crucible and she is working on a new full length piece.

For TV, she has worked with Kudos and is writing an original drama with the BBC in-house as part of their Drama Writers' Scheme. She is currently an Associate Artist developing new work on attachment to the Mercury Theatre. 

Her work is published by Methuen Drama.

a show of raw talent and a punchy script

Henry Hitchings
Evening Standard on Mudlarks

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Donoghue proves that she is a talent to watch

Aleks Sierz
The Stage on Mudlarks

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Writer & Creator

1 x 60'
Producer Anna Price and Florence Walker

Original drama 

The Forge Entertainment
1 x 60'
Producer Esther Springer

Vickie was chosen as one of six new writers commissioned to write an original drama by BBC in-house

BBC Drama
Original drama currently in development and co-written with Daniel Fajemisin-Duncan
In Development





Developed as part of the Bush Theatre's 2017/2018 Allotments programme.  

The Bush Theatre

On attachment to the Mercury Theatre developing new work.

The Mercury Theatre 2017
Producer Rebecca Laughton
Director Stuart Mullins

A new play, adapted from Miriam Halahmy's novel HIDDEN, about the refugee crisis.

Director Roy Alexander Weise

A play about loss, New Year’s Eve and awkward family photographs.

Royal Court Theatre
Director Justin Audibert

Commission from Hightide Academy 

Garage, Norwich
Producer Old Salt Theatre Company and New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
Director Ian Nicholson
This new play by Vickie will be performed in Portsmouth in June, as part of the City’s D-Day anniversary events. It will be on for three weeks 2nd June – 21st June in Portsmouth.
Square Tower, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth
Producer High Tide Festival Theatre
Vickie is a writer-on-attachment to HighTide through Escalator Plays and will gain support throughout the year in the writing of a new play
Writer-on-attachment at the Royal Court working with Carissa Hope Lynch
Royal Court Theatre
Producer Bush Theatre and Kudos Film & Television
Nominated for Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright
Producer Lucy Jackson and Hightide Festival Theatre
Director Will Wrightson
Hightide Festival
Producer Nabokov
Watford Palace Theatre
Producer If You Dare Productions
Director Rishi Trikha
A collaboration between some of London's most exciting new writers, musicans and DJs.
Rosemary Branch Theatre, London
Producer If You Dare Productions
The Artesian Well, London
Director Rob Watt
A monologue performed on a cloudswing.
Circus Space
Director John Bruce
This also transferred to the Chelsea Arts Club in 2006
Windsow Fringe 1 Act Plays Festival

Writer & Director

One woman comedy show.
Pulse Festival, Ipswich


Creator Flick Fernando
  • Flick Fernando
    Edinburgh Fringe Festival