Catherine McDonald


Catherine McDonald


After studying Drama at University, Catherine went on to study with David Edgar and Moira Buffini on Birmingham Uni’s Masters in Playwriting.

Her new musical adaptation of Wuthering Heights has recently been work-shopped by Claude-Michel Schonberg and John Sparks, and received critical acclaim in a 2014 production at Barons Court.

After a sell out run of her Peter Pan musical Never Land (written with Erica Reed) at the Edinburgh Fringe, the show was performed for two years consecutively outdoors in Kensington Gardens, for GOSCH’s charity picnic weekend. A year later, an extract of Never Land was performed on ITV1’s prime time show Fortune, and won £15,000 to donate to GOSCH.

In 2011 Catherine was shortlisted for the BBC Writer’s Academy in for her play The Kittens in the Bag, a suburban horror / thriller, and has recently had her play Once Upon A Winter published by Eldridge Editors in the USA.

Catherine has had several short plays performed at Theatre 503 since 2007 and was featured as one of the few writers chosen for their celebration of the Rapid Response writer’s nights over the last few years, for her short play What Sam Said.

In 2008 Catherine was commissioned by The Bronte Society to adapt Jane Eyre, which was performed at the Bronte Society in Haworth. This play was staged again in 2009 at The Colour House Theatre. It was this experience which introduced her to the macabre drama of the Brontes, and ultimately led to her writing Wuthering Heights.


Writer Type

Bookwriter, Lyricist, Composer