Frances Poet

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Frances Poet

Film, TV & Theatre

Agent: Nick Barron
Assistant: Nicole Schivardi

Film, TV & Theatre

Frances Poet is a Glasgow based writer. She is currently working on a number of stage plays including LOCKERBIE, an original musical commission for Citizens Theatre; UP for Visible Fictions and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, which she was recently commissioned to adapt for Pitlochry Festival Theatre, as well as working on various screen projects.

Other stage plays include FIBRES (Citizens Theatre/Stella Quines Production, Scottish Tour 2019), 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 the multi-award winning ADAM (Scottish and UK tours 2017/18 and NYU Skirball Centre 2019).

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). Her play CRUSADERS is part of NT Connections 2020.

Frances also writes for screen and radio. Radio work includes ALT DELETE (BBC Radio 3 October 2019), GUT (BBC Radio 4 October 2019) and THE DISAPPOINTED (BBC Radio Scotland 2015). Screen work includes several episodes of River City and several short films that have played at National and International festivals. 

In Development

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LOCKERBIE

Citizens Theatre

Original musical commission - musician Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue writing the music, Frances the book.

GHOST LIGHT

NTS

Extract of ADAM to be recorded and included in a new film by Hope Dickson Leach

BUDDIES

Blazing Griffin

Treatment commission for original series

LANA IS CURED

Hillbilly

Treatment commission for original series

ADAM

BBC Scotland / Hopscotch Films

Single film based on her NTS play

UP

Visible Fictions

Theatre production

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

STILL

Awarded 2018 IASH/ Traverse Theatre Creative Fellowship with play commission.

WHITE EYES

Feature film

Theatre

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FIBRES

2019

Stella Quines / Citizens Theatre

Part of “Citizens Women” Season Autumn 2019

GUT

2018

Traverse Theatre / Tron Theatre

Writers’ Guild Best New Play Award (2019)
UK Theatre Award for Best Play, Shortlist (2018)
Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, Shortlist (2015)
Canadian Premiere at La Licorne, Montreal (translated into French by Marc-André Thibault and retitled as MADRA) April 2019.

ADAM

2017 - 2019

NTS Scottish tour (2017), Brighton Festival and Battersea Arts Centre (2018), Skirball, New York (2019). Conceived for the stage and directed by Cora Bisset.
Fringe First Winner (2017)
The Flying Artichoke Award Winner (2017)
Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award 2017 Shortlist.

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DAMES

2018

Perth Theatre

CRUSADERS

2020

National Theatre

NT Connections Play for 2020

THE SCOTTIES

2018

Theatre Gu Leòr

Scottish and Irish tour (2018). A multi-lingual play co-written with Muireann Kelly.

THE MACBETHS

2017 - 2018

Circle Studio / Citizen’s Theatre

On tour 2018 Shakespeare’s play faithfully told through its married protagonists. Adapted with director, Dominic Hill.

WHAT PUT THE BLOOD

2017

Abbey Theatre Dublin

A free adaptation of Racine’s original, directed by Graham McLaren

DANCE OF DEATH

2016

Citizen’s Theatre

A bold reworking of Strindberg’s original, conceived and directed by Candice Edmunds.

THE MISANTHROPE

2014

Oran Mor

After Moliere. Presented as part of the Classic Cut season, directed by Danielle McIlven.

FAITH FALL

2012

Oran Mor / The Tobacco Factory

Presented as part of the A Play, A Pie, A Pint season, directed by Graham McLaren.

Television

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RIVER CITY

2017 - 2019

BBC Scotland

Series 21 Episode 14 (2019); Series 20 Episode 16 (2018); Series 20 Episode 4 (with Ciara Conway, 2018); Series 18, Episode 2 (2017).

Short Films

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PAPERGEE AND THE SPIDER

2019

Visible Fictions

Short animated film for young people directed by Dougie Irvine. Premiered at Manchester Animation Festival in November 2019.

AND REPEAT…

2019

Aesthetica Festival November 2019

SPORES

2016

Scottish Film Talent Network

Edinburgh Film Festival, 2016, Bogoshorts, Bogotá, Columbia, 2017 and WOF Festival, 2017.

THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO US

2014

Glasgow Short Film Festival CCA, 2014. Shortlisted for the Innis and Gunn and The Skinny Short Film Competition 2014.

Online

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SCENES FOR SURVIVAL - A MUG'S GAME

NTS

Digital short artwork performed by Jonathan Watson and directed by Louise Shephard. Produced in association with the Citizens Theatre and Stellar Quines.

Radio

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GUT

2019

Afternoon play commission of stage play due to be aired in Autumn 2019

UNTITLED

2019

Radio 3

30 minute play commission to be recorded live at Summerhall 2019

THE DISAPPOINTED

2015

BBC Radio Scotland

30 minute drama