Scottish radio drama director and producer. Marilyn Imrie has worked in drama and broadcasting in Scotland and England for over thirty years as a producer and director, for BBC, ITV and the independent companies Absolutely, Bona Broadcasting, CBL, CIM, Kindle and Sweet Talk. She was a drama producer in radio and television in BBC Scotland for twelve years before moving to London to devise and launch the BBC Radio 4 soap Citizens in 1987, then drama commissioning editor for BBC Radio 4 until 1999.
She has been a script executive for BBC Scotland Television drama, a drama development executive for three major Independent Companies and a producer and director in radio drama and in the theatre. Small, starring Lenny Henry and Imelda Staunton.
BBC radio work includes twenty Rumpole plays, twenty-three of The Stanley Baxter Playhouse, eight Two Pipe Problems, four series of Baggage, and the Classic Serials: My Last Duchess, The Book of Love, Great Expectations, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, The Card, Clarissa, The Lost World and The Heat of the Day. She divides her working and home life between Edinburgh and London. She is joint-chair of the board of Stellar Quines Theatre Company and a trustee of the new writing theatre company Paines Plough. Marilyn Imrie has married twice, the first ending in divorce, the second in 1985 to the novelist and film-maker James Runcie, the son of Robert Runcie, the former Archbishop of Canterbury.
Charlotte Runcie, born in 1989, is a writer and poet who graduated with a first in English from Queens’ College, Cambridge University in 2011. The family lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
If you were an attractive, strong-minded female academic, and a Glaswegian ex-monk sporting a small gold earring offered you a map proving that the Irish discovered America in the 9th Century, would you fall for it? Young Kirsten, the King’s sister, heavy with child, is destined to dance through the night with 12 men. None of them can weary her, but the 13th, the King, ends the dance forever.
The original Danish version of this play won the Prix Futura Berlin 1989. Thomas Hardy’s Wessex tragedy sees the emancipated Bathsheba Everdene inherit her father’s farm, and change the lives of 3 men. Joanna replies to Raoul, imprisoned in Chile. In 1816 Mary Wollstonecraft eloped with her lover Percy Shelley to the shores of Lake Geneva into a villa close to Lord Byron, where she created Frankenstein.