The Last Guest at the Edinburgh Fringe

vpt logoWow, I know, 2 posts in a month… living on the edge!

But August is proving to be a very good writing month, with the news that my short play The Last Guest will be playing the Edinburgh Fringe as part of Village Pub Theatre’s extravaganza of writing.

If you fancy seeing it, along with lots of other great writing, then it’s on the evening of 29th August – tickets here! 

They featured the first public reading of the play so it was great to be asked to reprise it for the Fringe. It has developed from a much more esoteric piece I wrote for the Traverse Theatre’s Noisy Words about a woman who finds…. well….. a rather unique final guest leftover from her Halloween party (to tell you more would spoil it!).

Nice piece here by The Scotsman. And the VPT Facebook page is here if you want to stay updated.

Now I’ve given it a little edit and refresh, I desperately want to make it long-form and into a musical. I know. That’s nuts. But I might do it anyway.


Hula – short film

11402911_828546260559862_5212990989196814484_oHello, been a while, but I’ve been busy!

In my day life I’ve been writing about cocktails and all things cidery for Thistly Cross Cider.

In my freelance life, one of the things I’ve been working on for the last 8 months is a Scottish-based co-written short film called Hula.

Set in the Highlands of Scotland, it’s a story about liberation.

Plot Outline: When her daughter leaves for the bright city lights, a lonely, cash-strapped divorcée must open her home as bed and breakfast. But each guest that arrives disturbs her status quo – can she accept this change and embrace mid-life liberation in her small rural community?

I’ve been developing, writing, rewriting and honing (we love the word ‘honing’) alongside writer Claire Nicol and director/writer Robin Haig, and now I’m thrilled to say we have script lock! Due to film in the early Autumn, there will soon be more exciting news, but for now if you’d like to follow our progress, please ‘like’ our official Facebook page here.