About Douglas Maxwell
Douglas Maxwell has been one of Scotland’s top playwrights since his debut in 2000.
His work includes Man’s Best Friend at A Play, A Pie and a Pint, At First I Was Afraid….I Was Petrified, Wonderfools, I Can Go Anywhere at The Traverse, Edinburgh, Charlie Sonata at The Royal Lyceum Edinburgh, The Whip Hand for The Traverse/Birmingham Rep, Yer Granny (a version of Roberto Cossa’s La Nona) for the National Theatre of Scotland and Fever Dream: Southside for The Citizens, Glasgow.
His online lockdown work includes Beautiful Boy for Pitlochry Festival Theatre, The Assumption for Solar Bear and the Royal Conservatoire Scotland and Fatbaws for the National Theatre of Scotland and the BBC. Fatbaws, directed by and starring Peter Mullan, has been seen by over a million people and was nominated for a Scottish BAFTA.
His many other plays include Decky Does a Bronco, Mancub, Promises Promises (staged in New York as The Promise) and A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity.
His plays are published by Oberon books. His first collection of work focuses on his writing for younger audiences. As well as Decky Does a Bronco and Mancub that volume also contains Too Fast, The Mother Ship and Helmet.
Douglas lives on the Southside of Glasgow with his wife and two daughters.