Please contact Lesley through Playwrights' Studio
Lesley worked for many years as a social worker and counsellor before she began writing for theatre in 2008. She lives in Perthshire and, in addition to playwriting, works as a writer in a local care home and supports artists explore what supports and sabotages creativity.
Magnetic North and Luminate Emerging Older Artist Award. 2017.
Theatre 503 Playwriting Award 2016 (Longlisted)
Scotland's National Short Play Award 2015 (Shortlisted).
Windsor Fringe Kenneth Branagh New Drama Award 2014 (Shortlisted).
Playwrights' Studio Scotland Mentoring Programme 2012 /13.
Tom McGrath Trust Small Grant Award 2013.
Writer in Resident
Jan 2017- present, writer in resident at Rivendell Care Home, Birnam, Perthshire.
Luminate Festival. 2017
In Her Own Words, Rivendell Stories.Verbatim Theatre performance of residents' stories from Rivendell Care Home.13 Oct 2017. Birnam Arts Centre.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 2017
WIRED.23-26 Aug 2017. Army @ The Fringe in Association with Summerhall.
Tron Theatre, Glasgow
Tron 100 Festival. 15 minute extract of work in progress.
A WOMAN, A CROW, A GIANT AND A FIELD.June 2016.
Tron 100 Festival. 15-minute work in progress. (Collaboration with composer and musician Gavin Marwick)
ADVENTURES, LIKE TOM SAWYER.May and Sept 2015
Progressive Playwright. Ten and twenty-minute extracts.
Rehearsed reading of one act play at 'Reclaim the F Word'.
Ten minute extract, reading at 'One Wild and Precious Life'at Mayfesto 2013.
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.
'Words Words Words'.10-minute script in hand readings.
FREIGHT. Nov 2012
A FIRM HAND.Oct 2009
SHOES. Dec 2008
OUT. Nov 2008
STOP THE SNOWSTORM.Nov 2010.
Adapted from an earlier animation script, developed in collaboration with composer Adele-Marina Wilding and performed at the Traverse by Red Note Ensemble.
Stage to Page. CCA Glasgow.
10 minute script in hand reading for Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.
LIPS THAT TOUCH LIQUOR. May 2014
10 minute script in hand reading.
West Highland Animation.
STOP THE SNOWSTORM. (2008)
Commissioned to write the script for children's animation series Arctic Ring. Adapted from Folk Tales gathered from around the Arctic Circle.