Sue Gyford

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Former Mentored Playwright

Sue Gyford

Sue is a playwright and actor based in Edinburgh. She is a member of new writing company  Village Pub Theatre and a volunteer support worker with  Lung Ha Theatre Company.

Sue was supported by the Playwrights' Studio Scotland Mentoring Programme 2016, when she was mentored by  Alan McKendrick, and was a member of the Tron 100 in 2016/17.

Her work with VPT includes  I lived  (dir. Philip Howard) and  Girl! Vagina! Trousers! (dir. Jemima Levick), the latter co-produced with Stellar Quines.

Her play  The Hole was selected by the Traverse for its Words, Words, Words strand (dir. Emma Callander), and shortlisted for the Little Pieces of Gold competition. An excerpt from her play  How To Ride A Bike  was also selected for Words, Words, Words (dir. Rosie Kellagher).

She wrote   Passionately Ambivalent for the National Theatre of Scotland's referendum-themed Yes, No, Don't Know, 5 Minute Theatre Show, performing it at Oran Mor.

She wrote and filmed   We could have a beautiful future if only you'd give up smoking for the Royal Court's GRIT open submission, gaining 5,500 views on the theatre's facebook page.

She is a former newspaper and radio reporter, and worked at the Edinburgh Evening News, Falkland Islands Radio Station, Hampstead & Highgate Express and Highbury & Islington Express.


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