Malcolm McKee

Malcolm is an actor, writer, director and composer who is well known to Radio 4 audiences for his long-running role as Graham Ryder in The Archers. As a composer, Malcolm’s theatre work includes scores for : The Madness of George III (Apollo); When We Are Married (Garrick, Olivier Award nomination for Best Revival); The Shakespeare Revue (RSC, Vaudeville, Off-Broadway); Travels with My Aunt (Menier Chocolate Factory); The History Boys (West Yorkshire Playhouse); While the Sun Shines (Theatre Royal Bath); Hay Fever (Minneapolis); Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Leicester Haymarket); The Tempest and The Caucasian Chalk Circle (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Wolsey, Ipswich); Vanity Fair (Bristol Old Vic); 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: The Good Companions (Bristol Old Vic); The Wild Party and Hard Times (Tobacco Factory).

For BBC Radio, Malcolm has composed scores for more than fifty dramas including The Pickwick Papers, Barnaby Rudge, The Old Curiosity Shop, Time and the Conways, Tom and Viv, Still Life, Some Tame Gazelle, The Carlingford Chronicles, The Cry of the Bittern, In Singapore, The Schoolmistress, The Rivals and The Country Wife. Also for the BBC, Malcolm has written sixteen scripts for 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 and Coward’s Tonight at 8.30. He has been a script writer and music arranger on the Radio 2 series Friday Night Is Music Night and Listen to the Band.

Theatre credits as writer/director include: The Shakespeare Revue (RSC, West End, Off-Broadway); Basil Brush: Unleashed (Edinburgh Festival); An Actor’s Life For Me and Crackers & Spice (Bristol Old Vic); Masterpieces (Birmingham Rep); A Talent to Amuse (Royal Academy of Music); Noël & Gertie (Wolsey, Ipswich); Tomfoolery (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Virtual Coward (Chichester Festival); Love etc (Bucharest); The Masque of Summer (Florence); Laughed Out of Court (Royal Courts of Justice); Rags to Riches (Hampton Court Palace); Shakespeare in Season (Kew Gardens); The Land of Lost Content (King’s Concert Hall, London); A Viennese Christmas Gala (British Philharmonic Concert Orchestra); New Year’s Eve Gala (Buxton Opera House); The Sound of Rodgers & Hammerstein and Strauss Gala (Wolverhampton Grand); Wicked Women (UK Tour); The Kit-Kat Club (Bloomsbury Ballroom); Simply Sondheim (RAC Club); The Cocktail Hour (Tate Britain) and Theatrical Digs (Yvonne Arnaud) both starring Penelope Keith; and – for the then Prince of Wales – A Marvellous Party starring Patricia Routledge and Patrick Stewart (Highgrove and St James’s Palace).

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