Film, TV & Theatre
Frances Poet is a Glasgow based writer. She is currently working on a number of stage plays including MAGGIE MAY, developed with Leeds Playhouse (on tour Spring 2020) and an adaptation of Sense and Sensibility for Pitlochry Festival Theatre, as well as working on various screen projects, including her first feature film, which she is developing with SFTN.
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.
SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Awarded 2018 IASH/ Traverse Theatre Creative Fellowship with play commission.
Feature film commission
Stella Quines / Citizens Theatre
Part of “Citizens Women” Season Autumn 2019
Traverse Theatre / Tron Theatre
Writers’ Guild Best New Play Award (2019)
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.
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DAMES
NT Connections Play for 2020
Theatre Gu Leòr
Scottish and Irish tour (2018). A multi-lingual play co-written with Muireann Kelly.
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
Abbey Theatre Dublin
A free adaptation of Racine’s original, directed by Graham McLaren
DANCE OF DEATH
A bold reworking of Strindberg’s original, conceived and directed by Candice Edmunds.
After Moliere. Presented as part of the Classic Cut season, directed by Danielle McIlven.
Oran Mor / The Tobacco Factory
Presented as part of the A Play, A Pie, A Pint season, directed by Graham McLaren.
2017 - 2019
Series 21 Episode 14 (2019); Series 20 Episode 16 (2018); Series 20 Episode 4 (with Ciara Conway, 2018); Series 18, Episode 2 (2017).
PAPERGEE AND THE SPIDER
Short animated film for young people directed by Dougie Irvine. Premiered at Manchester Animation Festival in November 2019.
Aesthetica Festival November 2019
Scottish Film Talent Network
Edinburgh Film Festival, 2016, Bogoshorts, Bogotá, Columbia, 2017 and WOF Festival, 2017.
THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO US
Glasgow Short Film Festival CCA, 2014. Shortlisted for the Innis and Gunn and The Skinny Short Film Competition 2014.
Afternoon play commission of stage play due to be aired in Autumn 2019
30 minute play commission to be recorded live at Summerhall 2019
BBC Radio Scotland
30 minute drama