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Malcolm McKee


Malcolm is an actor, writer, director and composer who is well known to Radio 4 audiences for his long-running role (20 years) as Graham Ryder in The Archers. 



As a composer, Malcolm’s work includes scores for: The Madness of George III (Apollo); When We Are Married (Garrick, Olivier Award nomination for Best Revival); Travels with My Aunt (Menier Chocolate Factory); The History Boys (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Hay Fever (Minneapolis); While the Sun Shines (Theatre Royal, Bath); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Leicester Haymarket); The Tempest and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); plus national tours of Single Spies, The Lady in the Van, Blue/Orange and Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime. He has also written the book, music and lyrics for three musicals: The Good Companions (Bristol Old Vic); The Wild Party and Hard Times (Tobacco Factory). 



Malcolm has composed the scores for more than fifty plays and classic serials for BBC Radio including: The Rivals, Time and the Conways, Tom and Viv, The Pickwick Papers, Barnaby Rudge, The Old Curiosity Shop, The Good Companions, The Schoolmistress, Some Tame Gazelle, The Carlingford Chronicles, Toad of Toad Hall, The Cry of the Bittern, In Singapore, Pollyphony, The Shape of the Table, Mrs Armitage on Wheels, Coward’s Still Life, and The Country Wife starring Sir Michael Hordern. 



Malcolm has written sixteen scripts for BBC Radios 3 and 4, including adaptations of The Comedy of Errors, Grand Hotel, Oh What A Lovely War!, Five Children and It, The Story of the Amulet, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, The Wild Party, In Deep Water and Coward’s Tonight at 8.30. He has also been a script writer and music arranger on the Radio 2 series Friday Night Is Music Night and Carols and Brass. 



Theatre credits as writer/director include: The Shakespeare Revue (RSC, West End, Off-Broadway); An Actor’s Life For Me! and Crackers & Spice (Bristol Old Vic); Masterpieces (Birmingham Rep); Love etc (Bucharest); The Masque of Summer (Florence); The Land of Lost Content (King’s Place Concert Hall, London); Viennese Christmas Gala (British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra); The Kit-Kat Club (Bloomsbury Ballroom); The Cocktail Hour (Tate Britain); What the Dickens! (Tobacco Factory); Rags to Riches (Hampton Court Palace); Laughed Out of Court (Royal Courts of Justice); Objects All Sublime (Royal Automobile Club); and - for HRH The Prince of Wales - A Marvellous Party starring Patricia Routledge and Patrick Stewart (Highgrove and St James’s Palace). 



Malcolm has written and staged over sixty shows for corporate events in historic venues including: Carlton Hotel, Cannes; Palazzo Corsini, Florence; Chateau de Groussay, Paris; Carlisle Hotel, New York; Watergate Building, Washington; Imperial War Museum; V&A Museum; Shakespeare's Globe; Orangery, Kew Gardens; Banqueting House; Savoy Hotel; Royal Courts of Justice; Hampton Court Palace; and Kensington Palace. 



Malcolm is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Shakespeare Revue Company and The London Revue Company. Over the last fifteen years the companies have played to audiences around the world with shows in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Malibu, Phoenix, Bucharest, Cairo, Riyadh, Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. Festival appearances include: San Francisco Shakespeare Festival; Australian Shakespeare Festival; Bath Shakespeare Festival; Cambridge History Festival; Three Choirs Festival; Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry Festival; Cheltenham Literature Festival; Ripon International Festival; Northern Aldborough Festival; Northumberland Music Festival; and in San Antonio, Texas, headlining Shakespeare in the Park. The companies have a long association with cruise line Swan Hellenic; and thirty-six voyages have taken them to over 60 countries, from Aruba to Zanzibar.

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