Shaun McKenna is an award-winning British dramatist.  

Prolific and versatile, he is known for both

original dramas and adaptations.  


His credits range from theatre plays to prime-time TV,

acclaimed West End musicals to documentaries,

spectacular arena shows to classic radio dramas.  


Born in Kent, he now lives in West London.

Shaun McKenna



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TV Musicals Adaptations

Current Projects


A new musical

about the life and times of Jack Cole

the forgotten genius who invented

jazz dance and created unforgettable

film numbers for Marilyn Monroe


Co-created with Chet Walker

original music by Guy Kitchenn

workshopping London 2019

opening USA 2020-21 season



An  11-part BBC Radio 4

drama series

co-created with Lin Coghlan,

inspired by the works of Arnold Bennett.

Directed by Marion Nancarrow

& Gemma Jenkins

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Shaun's English version of

the Mexican comedy by

Sebastian and Emiliano Zurita


Opening in London in 2020

Thinking Out Loud



A new musical

written with Marti Pellow,

Jack Bradley & Grant Mitchell

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Coming in 2020


A new Radio 4 drama series about the extraordinary life and times of Eleanor

of Aquitaine, a woman a thousand years ahead of her time.




Following the success

of four previous adaptations Shaun's new Peter James

stage play will tour the UK

from January 2021

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Oscar's Boys


A screenplay

about Oscar Wilde's children,

currently in development