Shaun McCarthy is a professional writer of stage plays and book and lyrics for musicals. He has had 13 stage plays professionally produced. He was lyricist on Tamasha Theatre’s Bollywood musical ’14 Songs, 2 Weddings and a Funeral’ and wrote the book on the jukebox musical ‘Scrumpy and Western’. He teaches at Oxford and at the University of the West of England. He is currently writing and producing a play with music (16th century church music and motets!) to be performed in a remote castello in Southern Italy; and a re-set of Strindberg’s Miss Julie (no music!) to Oxford, 1963.