Margaret Wilkinson’s stage plays include Queen Bee, a contemporary Gothic produced by the North East Theatre Consortium; Thirty Minutes to Curtain, Herr Mahler, a drama based on the letters of Gustav Mahler, produced by the BBC and performed live at The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester; Kaput, inspired by the short stories of Anton Chekhov and Raymond Carver, produced by Northern Stage; Pandora’s Box, a joint production with Kneehigh Theatre Company and Northern Stage; and The Tiger’s Bride for Northern Stage. Her five-part radio dramas, Out of the Ashes and Passover, were broadcast on BBC Radio 4; as were her afternoon dramas, Can You Hear Me? and I Decided to Kill My Brother-in-Law After Dinner; and her Saturday drama, I Married a Marxist.
In 2012, she returned to North East theatres with modern gothic thriller Blue Boy, directed by Tess Denman-Cleaver and produced by New Writing North in co-production with Northern Stage, Darlington Civic Theatre, Durham Book Festival and The Customs House, South Shields.
She is a senior lecturer on the MA in creative writing at Newcastle University.