Glen Dickson

Glen Dickson

Glen Dickson is a prolific writer whose work had been performed on stage and on air throughout the UK and the US. His writing portfolio runs the gamut from monologues and short plays to full length works. Whatever the genre, Dickson’s goal is to capture both the darker and lighter sides of the human experience. He has written sketches for several BBC shows and has devised corporate roleplays and training events...
Glen Dickson is a prolific writer whose work had been performed on stage and on air throughout the UK and the US. His writing portfolio runs the gamut from monologues and short plays to full length works. Whatever the genre, Dickson’s goal is to capture both the darker and lighter sides of the human experience. He has written sketches for several BBC shows and has devised corporate roleplays and training events for many organisations and universities. He was awarded his B.A in Drama degree from Dame Judi Dench at his graduation ceremony at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now named The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland). His subsequent decades of acting experience is his strongest catalyst in crafting characters and conflicts that actors would want to perform.
For the past 6 years, Glen has been the curator/producer of a monthly writer’s showcase (The Rum Diaries Presents) in Glasgow. In 2020, he launched The Writer’s Block Radio Hour, a monthly radio show he curates and produces via Radio Six International. Radiosix.com

Contact information
writersblockradiohour@gmail.com
glenupstart@hotmail.com

Plays

  • Remember Me
    A daughter prepares to be reunited with her father after the longest time. Can she forgive his extreme actions?
  • Rebooted
    5 minute monologue. A woman invites her friends and family to discuss her love for a much younger man.
  • The Change
    8 minute comic two-hander. A couple on the brink of breaking up, wait on a removal van arriving and look back on their 20 year relationship.
  • Spitting the Dummy
    Monologue, 4 minutes. A major tantrum, a busy supermarket and a young mother on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
  • The Emergency Code
    Marty can read minds. Witness him in action as he ex[plains his very unique process. Concentrate though, because he'll be asking questions afterwards.
  • Size Ten
    2 minutes. Suzy is incredibly self conscious about the size of her feet. She searches for some kind of self acceptance in this quirky and bittersweet monologue.
  • The Darkside of the Mom
    A Young mother hatches a devious plan using Star Wars to win over her daddy obsessed toddler.
  • Vanilla Essence
    Monologue, 4 mins. - Joe recently joined an online dating agency for the more mature client. He recalls a very special lady that reminds him of his late wife.
  • Bricked In
    A son attempts to connect with his father and remembers some negative and positive childhood memories.
  • The Overnight Bag
    A woman discovers her husband has been cheating again and decides to teach him a lesson.
  • Fuck Being Good
    Monologue, 3 mins. What if you could stop feeling guilty about the bad things you do? If you could eradicate your own conscience? If you could lie, steal and cheat then sleep soundly like a new born baby?
    Come meet Graham and take part in his seminar. It might just change your life.
  • Stalking Ted
    A woman tries to convince herself that her actions are quite normal and shifts the blame to her ex-partner. A dark tale of unrequited love.
  • Cluttered
    Sophie is trying to be a comic but is struggling to come to terms with her mental health issues.
    How can she do stand up when most mornings she can't actually stand up?
  • Friendly Fire
    Van and Rita have been bosom buddies since they were kids. Rita has stood on the touchlines and watched Van go from girl to girl like a randy butterfly. She has always being there for him when things turned pear-shaped.
    But, now something is different.

    Join them over an intimate dinner as they try to work out if romance is possible after all of these years.
  • Chivalry Is
    A guy infatuated by a woman he has just encountered in a bar, waxes lyrically.
  • Time Ladies, Please.
    Two older women discuss a home-made time machine and the implications of making the trip.
  • The Curve Ball
    An American tourist has his first drug experience at a house party in Glasgow. He sees a girl wearing a Scottish Independence Yes T-Shirt and is intrigued.
  • Hologram Nan
    A daughter struggles to deal with her mother's dementia.
  • The Night Shift
    A shopkeeper recalls police brutality in his neighbourhood.
  • Devil's in the Detail
    An Atheist rants.
  • An Alien at Their Table.
    Dani doesn't fit in. He/She/they remembers a festive encounter with a cakey twist
  • Marcus
    A short monologue about stubbornness and jellyfish.
  • Martyr of Fact
    Passive aggression bubbling under.
    A short tale of not knowing how to complain.
  • The Best Medicine
    Kaz is trying to find his inner peace but a knock at the door changes everything.
  • Backward Symbol Extended remix Version.
    1989 and a boy is in love with the Manchester music scene. They say you should never meet your idols, but this is just daft. Ian Brown is a god.
  • Backward Symbol
    it's 1989 and a boy is swept away by the baggy Manchester sound. They say you should never meet your idols but that's just daft!

    (Also a longer version is available)
  • Against the Grain
    I think loneliness is like a form of Measles. A concise tale about isolation.
  • Her Warmth
    A dark one. Just read it and see.
  • A New Regime
    A change in training for a football player causes an unexpected reaction.
  • Drawing Battleships
    Gerry remembers a game involving tickling. The first feelings of intimacy are rekindled.