Molly Taylor is a writer and theatre-maker who specialises in creating original performances inspired by the everyday. She blends lyrical yet down-to-earth storytelling to celebrate the relationship between the microcosm - small, personal, idiosyncratic stories – and the macrocosm; the communities we inhabit. Her work is often drawn from research and autobiography, and she has worked extensively in the participatory sector.
She aims to create powerful and relatable work about how we live our lives today. Recent projects include: See Me Now (Young Vic / HighTide / Look Left Look Right), an original performance created with male, female and transgender sex workers. In 2017 she wrote And Yet It Moves (Young Vic Taking Part), and in 2016 she wrote and created The Neighbourhood Project (Bush Theatre), with a community company of local residents. As a playwright, her one-woman show ‘Love Letters to the Public Transport System’ was produced by the National Theatre of Scotland and enjoyed a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012, was nominated for ‘Best New Play’ at the Scottish Critics’ Awards, and was performed at the Royal Court, London in 2013. It has since been translated into Norwegian, and was awarded the Critics Circle Award at the Adelaide Fringe in 2018. As an associate of Look Left Look Right she has written plays commissioned by Unicef, The Wellcome Trust, and had her work supported by the British Council in Nigeria and Sri Lanka.
And Yet It Moves
See Me Now
Shell and Davey at the Start and the End
Love Letters to the Public Transport System
Leaving Planet Earth
National Theatre of Scotland
Central School of Speech and Drama
The Neighbourhood Project - Bush Theatre
And yet it Moves - Young Vic