Hi! I’m Jackie Daly.

I write stories for performance on stage, screen, or audio.

I won the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing (2016).

My new play Mothership was showcased at Sheffield Crucible in April 2019.
My play Warrior Queens was written with the support of a seed commission from Stephen Joseph Theatre and showcased there at SJT Second Stage (May 2018). It placed in the top 18% of scripts submitted to the Papatango Writing Prize.
My play Dark Psyche was staged as a script-in-hand reading by Beach Hut Theatre Company (2017).
My play The Space Between was produced by Windsor Fringe (2016) and staged as script-in-hand readings by Stephen Joseph Theatre (2017) and Script Yorkshire (2016).

I’m a member of Sheffield Theatres Writer’s Group (2018/19) and Fuse programme (2016), and Playwrights One development programme at Leeds Playhouse (2016). I was shortlisted for the OffWestEnd.com Adopt a Playwright award (2017) and long-listed for The Old Vic 12 (2016). I’m the scriptwriter for SubSeaTV, an award-winning wildlife filmmaking team.

I write stories of transformation and live my life that way too. From my working-class childhood in Glasgow I climbed the corporate career ladder, found it to be empty, and set off to write a new life story. I travelled the world, ran my own business, and worked in a school library while nurturing my lifelong passion for writing stories – a passion that now sits at the heart of my life.

Get in touch. Chat, collaborate, create stories with me.