Maggie’s first play, a solo show called A Most Notorious Woman premiered at the Chisenhale Dance Space in August 1989 prior to a run at The Arter Theatre, Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Since then, Maggie has combined her acting and directing career with writing. She has written for stage, screen and radio and has produced a number of short stories.
She completed an MA (with Distinction) at Queen’s University Belfast and is currently undertaking a Practice as Research PhD (also at Queen’s) into the lived experiences of female theatre practitioners working in Northern Ireland.
Maggie has been doing a series of monologues for her PhD research based on the lived experiences of female theatre practitioners working in Northern Ireland– they form part of a series of work that will be presented in 2021.
Kitty Gulliver – Full length play, work in progress.
The Handsome Cabin Girl – Full length play; first draft completed with the assistance of the Bursary awarded by Arts Council of Northern Ireland
Locked in, locked out (2020) – Video essay 2020
Hiding in Plain Sight (2019) – PhD research
Julia, Family Tree and Mixed Blessings (2018) – Short plays tackling racism, mental health and identity; written in collaboration with Heel and Ankle Community Theatre Company.
Crossing The Line; Gertrude and Ophelia; Silkworm (2018) – Three short plays presented as part of Accidental theatre’s Flight Risk programme.
Ten Days That Shook Belfast – Rehearsed reading of short play at the Linenhall Library Belfast – part of Green Shoot Theatre Company’s research into The Outdoor relief riots of 1932
Ties That Bind (2015)- short play for Terra Nova’s Arrivals 2 Production at the Crescent Arts Centre
Gertrude and Ophelia – Short play for Fickle Favours Company; premiered at the Black Box Belfast.
This Bird has Flown – Short play for “Fast and Loose” 24 hour student plays at Queen’s University. Belfast..
Maggie’s currently writing a feature length film script entitled For the Sins of My Mother based on the book by Marie Therese Rogers-Moloney.
Only Connect – Short film script. TAPS Finalist, Writers Search, Belfast.
Across the Water – Open Space BBC Featured writer, performer and Editor. Directed by Mike Hutchinson.
Phoenix Rising – Read by Richard Dormer, broadcast on BBC Radio 4. (Dir: Heather Larmour).
Old Year’s Night – Read by Maggie, BBC Radio Ulster.
Cave – Read by Maggie , BBC Radio Ulster.
Other short stories include, Traffic, Fall, Tri na Caeola and Minerva.
Listen to Traffic, a short story is read by Maggie and was recorded with support from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.