MARKING TIME was performed at EdFringe 2017 with theSPACE venue 53. Review by Broadway Baby here and Lancet Oncology here. Marking Time is a brand new one-woman show tackling life-changing news and takes place inside a broken down hospital lift. Tom has cancer and is about to meet the consultant. Wife Ruth, is in too much of a hurry to notice […]Read more "Marking Time"
Grief the silver thread a shiny, slippery chord that threatens to snap and suspend me mid-air legs dancing in fear the Tango, hanging,stripped of support,splayed. Grief the master puppeteer pulling the strings. Today’s adult attempt at calm and recollect ends with make up smeared, humiliation further feared. Grief the great unpredictable a blackmailer always wanting […]Read more "Remembrance"
The sea waits at the edge of the city patient, circling, looming. Laughs at candy floss clowns and children playing with buckets and spades. Still she waits resilient beating the gulls that voice her pain screeching, wings flapping, diving for fish insane creatures alarmed and confused. She is waiting for me to undress […]Read more "The Lure"
Cat One TAV I will always regret the closed door I made you stay behind. Chained, mechanical, pained, like me. Clockwork we performed well You and I to the master’s needs. His need to control me, who he relied on and you who relied on no-one. You would break your shift pattern O’ cat named […]Read more "Tail in Three Cats"
The curved ball buoys silent in the harbour past the mooring and the scene a few moons past when dawn broke. A fist-fight silvery silhouetted blades touching neck, searing cloth passing from innocence to guilty a train wreck. The curved ball reminds us of the fall, our part, their part, the cleansing, the mending […]Read more "Curved Ball"
A play by Rachel ME McKenzie 2016 (c) copyright first performed at AGAP’s 2016 Glasgow Lentfest. After a friends-with-benefits encounter leaves her pregnant, Monica, 19, boards the Motherwell Express. Desperate to reverse the action of the abortion pill she swallowed hours earlier. On board she meets two very different women, Rose and Breda. The three […]Read more "Motherwell Express"
JOSEPH’S PLAY is written by Rachel ME McKenzie (c) 2017 and was performed at AGAP’s Lentfest 2017 with Lynn Murray spokesperson Don’t Screen Us Out It is February 2017. Babs has just won a prize for entrepreneur of the year regarding new technologies behind prenatal screening. Technologies, which have just been accepted by the UK […]Read more "Joseph’s Play"