Marie’s plays have toured extensively throughout the world, including the former Soviet Union, Germany, coast to coast America, Canada, Britain and Ireland. Her plays include an adaptation of Gogol’s The Government Inspector, which toured in Britain and Ireland and A Night in November (London, Glasgow, New York and three tours of Ireland). Marie also starred in and wrote Women on the Verge of HRT (Belfast, Dublin, Glasgow and London’s West End Vaudeville Theatre).
Dancing Shoes, the story of George Best, co-written with Martin Lynch and the Miami Show Band Story also co-written with Martin Lynch both premiered at the Grand Opera House and went on to tour the UK and Ireland. Stones in His Pockets, which toured Ireland prior to the Dublin Theatre Festival culminating in a four-year run-in London’s West End, gaining many wards including the Lawrence Oliver Award for Best New Comedy and the Evening Standard award for best new Play. Her Broadway debut of Stones in His Pockets gained 3 Tony nominations and won the American Drama Critics award. Marie’s plays have been translated into 38 languages. Night in November, Fly Me to The Moon and Stones in His Pockets are currently playing in most countries in Scandinavia, also in Poland, Hungary and Croatia. Stones in his Pockets has just had its Indian Premier. Night in November will have its 25th Anniversary production in April/May at the Irish Arts Centre in New York. Dear Arabella, her latest play, was directed by Lindsay Posner the Oliver Award Director and premiered at the Lyric Theatre.
She has been awarded two honary doctorates of literature from Queens University and the University of Ulster. She has also been awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire).