Creative Conversations: Frances Poet

Creative Conversations: Frances Poet

Creative Conversations College of Arts
Date: Monday 08 November 2021
Time: 13:00 - 14:00
Venue: University Memorial Chapel
Category: Public lectures
Speaker: Frances Poet

Frances Poet is a Glasgow based writer. Stage plays include Fibres (Stella Quines/Citizens Theatre, Scottish tour 2019 and a filmed version made in collaboration with Solus in Autumn 2020), Gut (Writers' Guild Best Play Award winner, UK Theatre Best Play Award nominated and Bruntwood Prize For Playwriting Shortlisted, Traverse Theatre & Tron Theatre 2018 and in a French translation as Madra, Théâtre La Licorne, Montréal 2019 and Théâtre Périscope, Quebec 2020) and the multi-award winning Adam (Scottish and UK tours 2017/18, NYU Skirball Centre 2019 and Gasworks Arts Park, Melbourne 2020).

Frances has also completed a number of classic adaptations including The Macbeths (Citizens Theatre/Scottish Tour 2017/18), What Put The Blood (Abbey Theatre, Dublin 2017 and previously as Andromaque, Scottish Tour 2015), Dance of Death (Citizens Theatre 2016) and The Misanthrope (Oran Mòr 2014).

Radio work includes Alt Delete (BBC Radio 3, 2019), Gut (BBC Radio 4, 2019) and The Disappointed (BBC Radio Scotland 2015). Screen work includes Episode 5 of a new Scotland-set crime drama, Annika, several episodes of River City and short films that have played at a number of national and international festivals.

Frances's play Crusaders was part of NT Connections 2020 and will be included in their 2021 programme and her latest play will be presented as part of Lyceum and Pitlochry Theatre’s Sound Stage initiative in June 2021. Maggie May, developed at Leeds Playhouse in a co-production with Leicester Curve was closed due to Covid-19 the day before its Press Night after just three previews at Queens Theatre, Hornchurch. The play was recently announced as a 2021 Susan Smith Blackburn Finalist.

Note: seats are limited at this event as we are operating a social distancing policy and reduced capacity. If it turns out you are unable to take your place, please cancel your ticket so that it can be released for someone else.

We ask that all audience members wear masks during the event, except where exempt.

Creative Conversations is funded by the Ferguson Bequest. Professor Thomas Ferguson (1900-1977), Henry Mechan Chair of Public Health (1944-64), bequeathed his estate to the University, with the instruction that the money should be used to foster the social side of University life.

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