Jules Horne


Jules can be contacted through Playwrights' Studio



Scots, German (fluent)

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Professional Workshop Programme

Jules Horne

Jules Horne is a playwright and fiction writer from the Scottish Borders who writes in Scots, English, and everything between. Her stage plays Allotment and  for Nutshell Theatre (dir Kate Nelson) have won Edinburgh Fringe Firsts and toured around the UK. She has written for the Traverse Theatre, Quondam, Paines Plough's Come to Where I'm From, and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, where she devised Scape with director Fiona Mackinnon for students on the MA in Classical and Contemporary Text. BBC radio drama includes Macmillan's Marvellous Motion Machine and Small Blue Thing (dir Rosie Kellagher); Inner Critic, Island Blue (dir David Ian Neville), and Life: An Audio Tour (dir Philip Howard). Her play for the Traverse, Gorgeous Avatar (dir Philip Howard) is published by Nick Hern and she has recently written Upper Circle Row A Seat 14 for Letters to the Lyceum.

Jules is interested in the Gothic and science and her fiction appears in the recent Uncanny Bodies anthology from the Edinburgh University Science, Technology and Innovation Studies unit. Her Three Border Songs in collaboration with composer Suzanne Parry and Scottish Chamber Orchestra have been performed by Hannah Rarity.

Indie publishing and filmmaking include story collections Wrapped Town and Nanonovels,and short films The Ba on Jethart hand ba and I Still Love You Really for the National Theatre of Scotland's Yes, No, Don't Know Show.

Jules is currently on a writing attachment to National Theatre of Scotland and is developing a play about women's rugby with support from Playwrights' Studio's Professional Workshop Programme and the magnificent Kelso Ladies RFC. She is a former Associate Playwright for Playwrights' Studio and active on the committee of the Writers' Guild in Scotland.

She has been a distance learning tutor in creative writing with the Open University for 12 years and cowrite the MA Script strand. She lives in the Borders with her partner and Hitchcockian numbers of birds. 

Image: Sarah Jamieson

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