Bairbre Meade

Bairbre Meade

Playwright and Children's writer

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Entry

I am a playwright and children's writer. I have written a story about a naughty puppy who is easily distracted from learning his important job of being a guide dog and a theatre cat that guides you through Shakespeare's London. I'm working on an adaptation of Deirdre of Sorrows, taking the Irish legend into modern day and exploring the harrowing world of trafficking. I have completed a play on the lives of female prisoners being transported to Australia which is currently being reviewed by Druid theatre company - fingers crossed!

Work History

Playwright and Writer - Self employed

May 2014 - Present

Research, Development and Duty Manager - Theatres Trust

Aug 2012 - May 2014

Script Reader - The Space

May 2011 - Jan 2013

Producer and Literary Manager - Miscellany Theatre Productions

May 2011 - Jan 2013

Literary Intern - Royal Court Theatre

May 2011 - Jul 2011


Dramaturgy - Masters of Literature - University of Glasgow

Sep 2006 - Oct 2007

English Literature and Legal Science - B.A. International - N.U.I. Galway

Sep 2002 - Jul 2006

One year scholarship abroad - Erasmus/Socrates - Universitet Uppsala, Sweden

Aug 2004 - Jul 2005


  • Scriptwriting
  • Brainstorming
  • Drama
  • Playwriting
  • Screenplays



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