Morna Burdon is an experienced and innovative director, performer, singer, writer, workshop facilitator, educator and teller of stories. Based in Scotland, she has been creating theatre nationally and internationally for over 30 years.
Often creating from real life experiences Morna uses theatre in its many forms to express the joy, sadness, humour, tragedy, beauty and absurdity of life. Whether directing, performing or writing she mines for stories and then finds ways of telling them that honour the integrity of the often untold stories of the people on whose lives a light is being shone. In her singing, her writing, her theatre, she is interested in the extraordinary in the so-called ordinary – and has also learned that sometimes ordinary is just fine.
She loves working in the cathedrals of theatre – the buildings that are set up for the purpose and also in all the nooks and crannies where theatre is created and celebrated. Venues have included main-house and studio theatres; literary, arts & music festivals (including Glastonbury); Scottish Islands & Irish village halls as well as online and abroad. Also, marquees, restaurants, care homes, village halls, hospitals, museums, libraries, a secure unit, the street, a zoo and a railway station as well as schools and other educational establishments.
On this website, she describes her one woman shows, Bonnie Fechters and Gie’s Peace, and in a new departure, she has also created Fire is Not the Only Element. These are all currently available for hire. Look out also for After Judy Chicago which is a celebration of Judy Chicago’s iconic artwork The Dinner Party.
In her 30 years, Morna has worked with a range of international performers, artists and groups from many social, educational, creative and cultural backgrounds and has created much bespoke theatre. Whether you are interested in the current shows, a new collaboration, hiring her for a day, an evening, a workshop, a full scale production, a tour, or to share her experience with you please get in touch.
“Hidden gems are everywhere and that’s what fascinates, inspires, stimulates and offers hope” MB