Mary Cooper writes for theatre, radio and television.



mary cooper


project & workshop leader,

teacher, mentor & dramaturg



project & workshop leader,

teacher, mentor & dramaturg

uk, international, M6 Theatre, M6

mary cooper writer

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Mary Cooper, writer









Mary originally trained as a newspaper journalist. Now she writes for stage, radio and screen, as well as writing poetry and narrative text.












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Her work ranges from historical dramas for BBC Radio Four, and poetry to celebrate the centenary of a tramway, to a book of stories based on the contemporary lives of families on an estate in West Yorkshire.  
















Whatever the style and form of my work, I aim for authenticity, emotional truthfulness, strong characterisation and engaging stories. In all my work, I strive to say less and mean more; to use powerful language with economy and precision.