My new play, Allotment, is in rehearsal for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival at a secret location in Inverleith. OK, Inverleith Allotments, near the Botanic Gardens. As you’ve probably gathered, it’s set in an allotment, and the set is growing as we speak, having been planted by the director, Kate Nelson of Nutshell Theatre, and designer […]
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My new play ALLOTMENT takes place in a real allotment in Inverleith during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It’s directed by Kate Nelson of Nutshell Theatre and is a co-production with Assembly.
MACMILLAN’S MARVELLOUS MOTION MACHINE for BBC Radio 4 is the story of the Scots blacksmith who invented the pedal bicycle.
Gorgeous Avatar was my first full-length play, directed by Philip Howard at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, with a wonderful cast and team behind it. It’s the story of an internet love affair between two people who meet for the first time and find their fantasies and reality collide. It was inspired by hearing that […]
The Wife of Usher’s Well was a Singspiel – play with songs – produced by Quondam Theatre. It’s based on the famous Border ballad about a woman whose dead sons return from war for one last night. In this version, we had just one son (cutbacks), and several songs which were scored by the extraordinary […]
This is a sound poem in Scots inspired by the work of the German poet Christian Morgenstern. I’d been thinking about his poem ‘Der Werwolf’, which is untranslatably about a werewolf in a graveyard tussling with a grammatical declension, and having an existential crisis. It’s also funny – a party piece beloved of German kids […]