Marcia Layne

My White Best Friend - North: Marcia Layne
Marcia's letter will be performed at the Riley Theatre on Tues 2 Nov. Book tickets. 

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"It was a nice surprise to be invited to write for this exciting new project for Eclipse Theatre during what has been a difficult time for everyone and have the opportunity to once again do what I love. It’s great that Rachel De-Lahay’s powerful concept ‘My White Best Friend’ has come to the North and look forward to being part of it."

Marcia Layne is an award winning playwright whose plays include Off Camera (Alfred Fagon Award), The Yellow Doctress and Legacy all for Leeds Playhouse. Other credits include: Sister Esteem (Paines Plough/Tour); Lost & Found (Yorkshire Women Theatre); Somebody's Son (Hidden Gems Productions/Tour); Bag Lady (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Tour for Hidden Gems Productions) and A Cut Above for BBC Radio, an episode of the Stone Detective series.

Her afternoon play The Barber and the Ark (BBC Radio 4) was shortlisted for both the Sanford St Martin and Richard Imison awards. She was also commissioned to write one of the 20 Tiny Plays About Sheffield for Sheffield Theatres and was one of five writers to be commissioned by Coventry Cathedral to write a play for Meet Me in the Ruins, part of the celebration of 100 years of Coventry’s Diocese and Cathedral. 

Marcia has completed an MA in Writing and is currently working on her first novel Mango Season and a play By Any Means which received a bursary from the Peggy Ramsay Foundation. 

Marcia has worked as a local government Arts Officer and is currently a Library Co-ordinator in Sheffield.

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