Shaun McKenna is an award-winning British writer. Prolific and versatile, his work ranges from theatre plays to prime-time TV, acclaimed West End musicals to documentaries, spectacular arena shows to classic radio adaptations.
Born in Kent, he now lives in Warwickshire.
News and forthcoming events...
Shaun begins work on the Book for a new fantasy musical adventure, THE OVATION, for Blue Kingdom Productions. It's that rarest of things, an original musical developed from an idea by the lyricist Maribeth Derry and composer Patrick Leonard. Watch this space for future developments.
Shaun is commissioned to write a stage adaptation of a recent book by a best selling British novelist. For now, everything else about the project is a closely guarded secret.
February - March 2013
Shaun develops a new version of the HEIDI musical with Stephen Keeling, John Havu and Stefan Mens. The original and its sequels were commissioned by TSW for Walenstadt and ran to great acclaim from 2005-2008. The new version, specifically for the UK and US markets, will be a family musical for Christmas.
Shaun's acclaimed stage adaptation of LADIES IN LAVENDER which toured the UK in 2012 won Five awards.
Voted Best Fringe or Regional Play, there were also awards for Best Director (Robin Lefevre), Best Leading Actress (Hayley Mills), Best Featured Actress (Belinda Lang) and Best Featured Actor (Robert Rees). There are plans for productions in Europe and the USA.
The tryout cast was led by Rob Morrow and Broadway headliners Jack Noseworthy, Katrina Lenk , Jill Shackner and Anastacia McCleskey. Musical direction by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett and choreography by Carol Schuberg.