Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2012 is getting underway, and my new play with Nutshell Theatre, THREAD, opens on 3rd Aug. Team Nutshell are just back from reminiscence workshops with some lovely people in Fife, and we’re settling into a new fringe venue secreted away in the heart of Edinburgh: Assembly St Marks, next to Castle Terrace […]
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Nutshell Theatre’s Allotment has won a Scotsman Fringe First Award! We’re absolutely thrilled to receive such a prestigious drama award, particularly alongside brilliant productions including the Traverse’s Ten Plagues with Marc Almond, Simon Callow’s solo show Tuesday at Tesco’s, innovative companies Rashdash, Curious Directive and Icon Theatre, and new plays An Instinct for Kindness and […]
Nutshell’s Allotment is underway at the Edinburgh Fringe, and we’re delighted to have **** reviews in The Telegraph, The List, Three Weeks and Scotsman, as well as a preview in the Guardian. The weather has been a trial, but at least the plants are lushing up nicely in the extra rain. Here are some pics […]
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 […]
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 Mr Iain Lowthian.