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Jackie Carreira
 Talking In The Library
Changing Rooms
Working in the Following Genres:
Full-Length Plays
One-Act Plays
A Brief Biography
Jackie is a writer, musician, dramatist and designer. She grew up in Hackney, East London, and now lives in Suffolk, England. After 12 years of travelling the world with various indie and rock bands, she hung up her bass guitar and picked up a pen. After achieving a first-class degree in Creative Writing (the first person in her family to go to university), she became a full-time writer and designer. She was one of the winners of the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama in 2012 and 2013. In 2014 she founded QuirkHouse Theatre Company in Bury St Edmunds with her actor husband, AJ Deane. Her first novel, 'Sleeping Through War' was published in 2018, and her second 'The Seventh Train' (based on one of her plays) was published in 2019. Both by Matador Books. Her first collection of short stories, 'The Amber Library' was published in 2022. Jackie is a member of the Society of Authors.
Writing Awards
'Talking In The Library' voted runner-up in the Fringe Guru Audience Choice Award at the 2015 Brighton Fringe Festival
'The Seventh Train' one of the 3 winners of the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing 2013
'Regret Rien' one of the 3 winners of the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama Writing 2012
Latest Productions
New short play 'Invisible Irene' toured East Anglia in the UK as part of INK Festivals 'Feast From The East.' It transferred to London's Tristan Bates Theatre for 2 weeks in May 2019. And then....lockdown!
Reviews of Jackie's plays
"Full of touching observations and warm humour with an abundance of clever parallels to famous literary pieces making it a real treat for theatre and literary fans to
unpick." (Broadway Baby)

"I enjoyed it very much when I first read the script and liked it even more in performance. A great set-up and some beautifully cutting lines." (Simon Brett, author)

"I adored this play, believed in the characters and was moved to tears." (Jenny Seagrove, actress)

About MARI
"If future works are as good as this one, then listeners will be in for a treat." (Radio Drama Reviews Online)

Full-Length Plays
 Talking in the Library 
One-Act Plays
Changing RoomsRegret Rien 
MariSelf Centre 
 Regret Rien
Cast, writer and director of 'Regret Rien' at the Windsor Fringe Festival

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