Jules Horne

Contact Info


Lisa Foster 
Alan Brodie Representation Ltd
Paddock Suite
The Courtyard
55 Charterhouse Street







Fluent German speaker. My degree is in German and French, and I have worked as a German government translator and Swiss radio journalist. I lived for five years in Germany, two in Switzerland. I'm also a Borderer and speak Scots. 

Playwrights' Studio

Associate Playwright

Jules Horne

Jules Horne is from the Borders, and writes for stage and radio. She has won two Scotsman Fringe Firsts for her plays for Nutshell Theatre, ALLOTMENT (2011) and THREAD (2012), directed by Kate Nelson. ALLOTMENT won the first CSPA Sustainable Practice Award at Edinburgh Fringe.

Other stage work includes GORGEOUS AVATAR for the Traverse Theatre (directed by Philip Howard), which was performed around Scotland and in Japan; THE WIFE OF USHER'S WELL for Quondam Theatre (directed by Stefan Escreet); and SCAPE for MA students at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. She also wrote and performed UNCONFORMITY for Paines Plough's COME TO WHERE I'M FROM series at Summerhall, and has written a third play, WHERE THE DANCE IS, for Nutshell Theatre.

Her plays for radio include MACMILLAN'S MARVELLOUS MOTION MACHINE (BBC Radio 4/Catherine Bailey Ltd, dir Rosie Kellagher); LIFE:AN AUDIO TOUR (BBC Radio 4/Catherine Bailey Ltd, dir Philip Howard); OVERDUE SOUTH (BBC Scotland/Traverse, dir Marilyn Imrie); INNER CRITIC (BBC Radio 7/4 Extra, dir David Ian Neville); LEFT AT THE LIGHTS (BBC Scotland, dir David Ian Neville); and ISLAND BLUE: A PLACE IN THE RAIN (BBC Radio 4, dir David Ian Neville). INNER CRITIC was commissioned for the FIRST BLOOD season of writers new to radio.

In 2014, she wrote and directed her first film, I STILL LOVE YOU REALLY, for the National Theatre of Scotland's 5 Minute Theatre 'Yes, No, Don't Know' Show.

Jules is originally from Hawick, and went to Hawick High School. She studied German and French at Oxford University, and has worked as a German government translator and a radio journalist for the BBC and Swiss Radio International. Since becoming a full-time writer, she has won an SAC New Writers' Bursary and been mentored by Traverse former Artistic Director Philip Howard on the first Scottish Book Trust Mentoring Scheme. She has also spent time in Grez-sur-Loing as a National Library of Scotland RL Stevenson Fellow.

Jules teaches dramatic writing for the Open University, and is active in rural regeneration through the arts with CABN, the Borders peer support network for artists. In 2012 and 2013, she held residencies at the MoKS Centre for Arts as Social Practice in Estonia, and was a lead artist on the arts-science collaboration WORKING THE TWEED, part of Year of Natural Scotland 2013.


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