Ann Marie Di Mambro
|Ann Marie di Mambro|
18 June 1950 |
|Period||1985 – present|
|Genre||Television drama, theatre|
|Notable works||Machair, Tally's Blood|
|Notable awards||The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize 1994-5|
Ann Marie Di Mambro (born 18 June 1950) is a Scottish playwright and television screenwriter of Italian extraction. Her theatre plays have been performed widely; they are also published individually and in collections and are studied in schools for the Scottish curriculum's Higher Drama and English.
Ann Marie Di Mambro studied at Glasgow University, Girton College, Cambridge, and Bolton College of Education, before becoming a teacher. She gave up teaching to write for theatre. Her plays have been performed in Scotland's main theatres as well as touring to other venues across Scotland. In addition to theatre plays, she writes drama for British television, and British radio.
From 1989 – 1990, she was the Thames Television Resident Playwright at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh. She has been commissioned to write plays by the Traverse Theatre and by Cumbernauld Theatre. She won the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for 1994-5.
- Take the High Road
- The Inspector Lynley Mysteries
- River City
- Kicking for Home
- The Store
- Holby City
- Flesh and Blood
- Pie in the Sky
- Winners and Losers
- Doctor Finlay.
Di Mambro was also screenwriter on the first ever long-running Gaelic drama television serial Machair created by Peter May and Janice Hally. Along with Hally, Di Mambro wrote scripts in English before they were translated into Gaelic. Fewer than 2% of the Scottish population are able to speak Gaelic but the show achieved a 30% audience share, making it into the Top Ten of programmes viewed in Scotland. Machair was nominated for production and writing awards at The Celtic Film Festival and by Writers Guild of Great Britain
- Ae Fond Kiss (2007) Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
- Scotland Matters (1992) 7:84 Theatre Company (touring company), Scotland
- Brothers of Thunder (1998) published in "Scotland Plays" Nick Hern Books, London, 1998
- Tally's Blood (1990) Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
- The Letter Box (1989) Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye
- Long Story Short (1989) 7:84 Theatre Company (touring company), Scotland
- Visible Differences (1988) TAG, Theatre About Glasgow
- Sheila (1988) Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
- Dixon's Has Blasted (1987) Mayfest, Glasgow
- Joe (1987) Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh
- Hocus Pocus (1986) Annexe Theatre Company, Glasgow
- "Scottish-Italian News". Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "Book collections". Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "Scottish education study document". Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "Higher Drama Curriculum, Scotland". Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- Catherine Lucy Czerkawska; Philip Howard. Scotland Plays. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- Scot-Free new Scottish Plays. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "British Film Institute Database". Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "IMDB entry for Ann Marie Di Mambro". Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "BBC Radio 3 Play – Blaze". Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "Susan Smith Blackburn Prize". Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "History of Machair". Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "British Playwrights' Database". Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- Cambridge University Press Cambridge Companion to Modern British Women Playwrights Editors, Elaine Austin and Janelle Reinelt.
- Ann Marie Di Mambro at the Internet Movie Database
- Ann Marie Di Mambro – complete guide to the Playwright and Plays
- Article in East Kilbride News
- Article in The Scotsman newspaper
- Article in The Sunday Herald
- Article in The Times of London online
- Review in The Scotsman