Merlin Ward

Merlin Ward

Playwright and screenwriter in London, England

About Merlin

"The play's the thing..."

The Widow is a supernatural thriller to be produced by theatre director Patric Kearns of Talking Scarlet Productions.

"I have read your play and I thought it was excellent. I would be interested in including it in our two Thriller Seasons which run at Eastbourne and Croydon."

Quote by Greg Ripley-Duggan, Executive Producer, Hampstead Theatre

"[The Widow] ...is a well put together example of the ghost/thriller genre which won’t disappoint the audience as it makes great use of the staples of this kind of play - the sinister housekeeper, the terrible family secret, ghostly figures appearing, warnings being whispered, footsteps and laughter coming from nowhere.

You also manage to refresh the proposition by making the play very contemporary, which gives it additional resonance for a modern audience."

Following many years writing scripts for film and TV that were either commissioned or optioned but, mostly, never produced, apart from on a few occasions, I am now writing plays for the theatre.


Name: Merlin Ward

Lives in: London, England

Occupation: Playwright and Screenwriter

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