Mary Cooper writes for theatre, radio and television.



mary cooper


producer, researcher,

project & workshop leader,

mentor & dramaturg



project & workshop leader,

teacher, mentor & dramaturg

uk, international, M6 Theatre, M6

mary cooper writer

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I love the fluidity, intimacy and imaginative possibilities of radio. My work has encompassed both historical and contemporary storylines. Regardless of the starting point, or the medium, all my work is carefully and thoroughly researched.’












Mary has written seven single plays for BBC Radio and a ten part-drama series, Such Sweet Possession, an adaptation of the Diaries of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall. In addition, she has created audio-based work with young people and with the elderly.


An adaptation by Radio Humberside of her co-written oral history play, Close to the Bone, won a Sony Award. Her work has been short-listed for The Richard Imison Award and a Mental Health in the Media Award.













For Radio









a click away

A Click Away









by Mary Cooper

BBC Radio Scotland / 9 April 2012

Producer: Uzma Mir Young.

The actors: James – Simon Tait. Melissa – Julie Duncanson. Annie – Helen MacKay.

A Turmeric Media Production












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