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Finding Inspiration in Every Scene

Maygan's Reel is a trusted source to showcase talent, both new and old, in the arts and culture space. A highlight reel of some of the most provocative and talented gems out right now. A must-read for those with an involvement or interest in the arts industry in Great Britain and beyond, and highly revered by leading industry experts. Maygan's Reel believes every artist deserves access to a fair, inclusive and honest review of their work. 



Maygan Forbes (She/her)

(Pronounced MEY.GEN) 

Starsign: Gemini

Favourite colour: Pink

Favourite film genre: Horror!


Maygan is a writer, producer, and critic from a small suburb in North London. She has spent the majority of her life studying in cold cities and defending the spelling of her name. She is a Soho Theatre Writing Labs alumna.


As a teenager, she spent an inordinate amount of time nosing through books, watching films, and taking advantage of the discounted youth theatre tickets. She has happy memories of having books pried from her hands at the dinner table, and also watching Psycho, The Shining and Wrong Turn at a questionable age (like, 10). It was an interesting childhood.


Maygan went to university twice, studying a BA dual honours in History and Film Studies at Keele University with a year abroad in Nova Scotia, Canada at Dalhousie University, followed by a MSc in Film Studies at the University of Edinburgh. At university, Maygan worked strange jobs that required her to do things like dress up as Sully from Monsters Inc and serve cocktails in candle holders.


Studying her MSc is where her interest for creating theatre blossomed and she soon discovered that she was a theatre geek with a film degree, so ultimately decided to pursue a career in writing and reviewing plays. This has since expanded to a multitude of different arts and culture mediums including film, exhibitions and more!


When Maygan is not having an extended quarter life crisis in Soho Theatre bar, she can often be seen gathering creative inspiration from a Hot Yoga or Spin class.

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