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Douglas Murdoch - Freelance Scriptwriting

Douglas Murdoch is a writer, producer and one of the co-founders of Greedy Pig Theatre Company. Within this role, he has co-produced all of Greedy Pig's projects to date, and wrote 'Close Your Eyes, I'm Filming' (2020) and 'The Fish Cage' (2021), alongside co-writing 'The Last Thing He Saw Was A Ferret' (2022).


Doug has an MA in Scriptwriting for Theatre, Film, TV and Radio from Bath Spa University, following on from him gaining a First-class BA in Creative Writing and English Literature from the same University. He is particularly interested in telling queer stories - being from the LGBTQ+ community himself, he has a personal investment in making sure queer folks are represented authentically on stage. He also enjoys writing 'theatre for people who don't like theatre', often diving into traditionally cinematic genres, like thriller or science fiction, and adapting them for stage, to hopefully leave non-theatregoers reconsidering giving theatre a chance.

He also does guest teaching/lecturing on scriptwriting, having recently worked with Somerset Youth Theatre and Bath Spa University in 2021.

Whether you've got a vague idea that might turn into a play/film, or know exactly what you want from a writer, get in touch!

Email: dshmurdoch@gmail.com

(or you can find Doug on Twitter at @dshmurdoch)



The Fish Cage (Full-length Play - Dark Comedy Thriller, 2021)

'The Fish Cage is a real masterclass in writing within the genre of the thriller. With all its twists and turns and spine-tinglingly satisfying reveals, Murdoch’s writing sores to brilliant heights with the precise and measured performances of the cast.' - Confessions of a Five Foot Two Actress (2021).

Produced by Greedy Pig. Starring: Lorna Durham, Njeko Katebe, Patrick James Withey, Tiffany Rhodes. Lighting Design by Cara Hood. Photography by Richard Kaby.


Close Your Eyes, I'm Filming (Film - Horror/Thriller, 2020)

'A masterfully realised horror flick' - Confessions of a Five Foot Two Actress (2020).
'The storyline develops into an intriguing and sinister plot' - MyTheatreMates (2020)

Produced by Greedy Pig. Starring: Sam Cattee & Matt Rawlings


Seeking Manchester (Part of 'Life, Still') - (Short Play - Dystopian Drama, 2019) 

"I truly believe they're onto a winner" - TheatreLab (2019)
''Seeking Manchester by Douglas Murdoch is a strong and dynamic piece"  -
Bath Echo (2019).

Produced by Greedy Pig. Starring: Tom Corbishley, Thomas Brough, Alicia Pollard, Helen Stirling, and live music from Emma Greeley. Photography by Richard Kaby



Purely Platonic - (Fringe Play - LGBTQ+  Comedy, 2019) 

TheatreLab (2019)

Produced by Hannah Blair. Starring: Sam Cattee and Jack Ince.


Stage Ten - (Short Film - Sci-fi Thriller, 2018) 

Produced by Matt Ooi and Douglas Murdoch. Starring: Liam Green, Lauren James Howells, Derekk Ross & Char Spiller. Director of Photography: Adam Knight.