Playwright and screenwriter

Vickie is a playwright and writer for TV and radio.

Her adaptation of The Witchfinder's Sister ran at Queen's Theatre Hornchurch October 2021. She has now been commissioned to write another play, The Flood, for Queen's Theatre.

Her debut full-length play, Mudlarks, was developed through High Tide's Escalator Programme and produced by The Bush, following its premiere at the 2012 High Tide Festival. The play garnered wide spread critical acclaim. In Lyn Gardner’s words the play ‘sings with promise’ and Libby Purves described it as 'stunning... unforgettable'.

Vickie was one of three Essex creatives commissioned by Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch to develop a Creative Estuary co-commission, Tales from the Thames. This new play successfully brought live theatre to parts of South Essex where it is rarely, if ever, staged. 

Vickie has worked at The Bush, the High Tide Festival, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth, the Royal Court and Sheffield’s Crucible. She is Paines Plough's playwright Fellow 20/21. Her work is published by Methuen Drama.

Her 10-part Podcast drama The Piper, co-written with fellow playwright Natalie Mitchell and produced by Somethin Else for BBC Sounds, was broadcast in November 2020. It starred Tamsin Outhwaite and Kacey Ainsworth.



Writer & Creator 

1 x 60'
Producer Anna Price and Florence Walker

Original drama.

The Forge Entertainment
In Development
1 x 60'
Producer Esther Springer

Original drama.

BBC Drama
In Development



Under commission

Queen's Theatre Hornchurch
Director Jonnie Riordan
  • Debra Baker
  • Miracle Chance
  • George Kemp
  • Lily Knight
  • Jamie-Rose Monk
  • Anne Odeke
  • Queen's Church Theatre
    Producer Mathew Russell
    Director Rebecca Brewer and Douglas Rintoul

    A story about five people living along the banks of the River Thames whose future is about to be changed forever.

    Queens Theatre Hornchurch / Creative Estuary co-commission

    An original play developed as part of the Bush Theatre's 2017/2018 Allotments programme.  

    The Bush Theatre
    Producer Rebecca Laughton
    Director Stuart Mullins

    A new play, adapted from Miriam Halahmy's novel HIDDEN, about the refugee crisis.

    Take Off Festival
    Director Roy Alexander Weise

    A play about loss, New Year’s Eve and awkward family photographs.

    Royal Court Theatre
    Director Justin Audibert

    Original commission from the Hightide Academy.

    Garage, Norwich
    Producer Old Salt Theatre Company and New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth
    Director Ian Nicholson

    June 5, 1944, Southsea Beach. A girl, Poppy, stands on the precipice of history. Tomorrow is the biggest day of her life. D-Day.

    Square Tower, New Theatre Royal Portsmouth
    Nominated for Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright
    Producer Lucy Jackson and Hightide Festival Theatre
    Director Will Wrightson
  • Mike Noble
  • Scott Hazell
  • James Marchant
  • On the muddy banks of the River Thames, downstream from the bright lights of London, three boys hide from the police after a night of thrilling recklessness.

    Hightide Festival, The Bush Theatre
    Producer If You Dare Productions
    Director Rishi Trikha
    A collaboration between some of London's most exciting new writers, musicans and DJs.
    Rosemary Branch Theatre, London
    Director Rob Watt
    A monologue performed on a cloudswing.
    Circus Space
    One Last Wave
    Windsor Fringe Marriot Awards
    Director John Bruce

    An elderly couple's relationship is shaken by a revelation of infidelity.

    Windsow Fringe 1 Act Plays Festival / Chelsea Arts Club

    Writer & Director 

  • Vickie Donoghue
  • One woman comedy show.
    Pulse Festival, Ipswich


    Creator Flick Fernando
  • Flick Fernando
  • Stories, songs, anecdotes and slides from camper van travels.

    Edinburgh Fringe Festival



    Director David Hunter
  • Claire-Louise Cordwell
  • Rebekah Murrell
  • Production Company BBC Radio 4

    Writer & Creator 

    The Piper
    Shortlisted: Tinniswood Award 2022
    Producer Co-created with Natalie Mitchell
    Writer Co-written with Natalie Mitchell
  • Tamzin Outhwaite
  • Production Company Somethin' Else / BBC Sounds
    Broadcaster BBC Radio

    The Witchfinder’s Sister has plenty of chilling moments, an assured cast, and some well-timed comic relief delivered with aplomb. The Salem joke in particular had me cackling away in my seat, and it is a particular joy to see an Essex story put on in an Essex venue.

    EJ Robinson
    Everything Theatre on The Witchfinder's Sister

    Donoghue proves that she is a talent to watch

    Aleks Sierz
    The Stage on Mudlarks

    Donoghue’s voice is a strong and compelling one

    Aleks Sierz
    The Arts Desk on Mudlarks

    a talented writer. Vickie Donoghue writes with passion and the determination ... the beginning of a promising playwright’s career

    Gerald Berkowitz
    Theatre Guide London on Mudlarks