Ellen Renton


Ellen can be contacted through Playwrights' Studio


Playwrights' Studio

Former Mentored Playwright

Ellen Renton

Ellen Renton is a writer based in Edinburgh. She studied English Literature at the University of Glasgow and then a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

As part of In The Works Spoken Word Theatre Company she has co-written and performed two shows at the Edinburgh Fringe, with the most recent of which, The 900 Club, being received with critical acclaim and selected for the UK Young Artists Festival 2019 in Nottingham.

As a poet, she has performed her work in venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, The Tron, and the Scottish Parliament, and at events including Hidden Door Festival, the Last Word Festival, and Norwich and Norfolk Festival.

Mentoring Programme 2019

Ellen was on our Mentoring Programme for 2019. She developed a new play as part of the programme:

A community writing group meets once a month to share their artistic efforts. Eavesdropping on one of their sessions which revolves around a single poem written by one of the group's members, the play explores the ideas of community, integrity and artistic intention. As each individual offers their advice on how to improve the poem, their own preferences and prejudices are revealed.

Ellen was mentored by Lewis Hetherington.

Photograph by Bibi June

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