Dave Smith

Born in  Hamilton in 1952, I am married with five children. I live with Kay, my wife, in Tain in the Highlands. I have worked in touring theatre since 1985, before that I worked in arts/entertainment as a ceilidh band drummer, circus hand and an illustrator. Originally my theatre work was with Clown Jewels creating company devised productions. Since receiving my first full writing commission in 2000, I have found a career as a playwright and have gone on to form, with Euan Martin, our own writer-led theatre company, Right Lines Productions. I also direct, write and animate for my children's theatre company, Cartoon Theatre, which is a combination of animation and live performance. I have led workshops in all these areas of work.

I particularly enjoy working in the Highlands and servicing that widespread and diverse community. Our company received a Herald Angel award for its production of The Comic at the Edinburgh Festival. Our play Accidental Death of an Accordionist received the Arts and Business award. Gizzenbriggs, an animation produced by myself and pupils of Tain Academy was the winner of Engage Scotland Art in Education award

Whisky Kisses  - the musical was the runner up in the Highland Quest, Cameron Macintosh, competition for a new Highland Musical and went on to become the 2014 flagship production at Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

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