Lesley Hart


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Former New Playwrights Award

Lesley Hart

Lesley was a recipient of a Playwrights' Studio, Scotland New Playwrights Award in 2011. Her first stage play, 3 Seconds premiered at Òran Mór and the Traverse Theatre in February 2013, directed by Hamish Pirie. This was followed by Saint One which premiered at Òran Mór, and The Lemon Tree in October 2013, directed by Andy Gray and starring Elaine C Smith.

Other stage plays include Flame Proof (Òran Mór/Traverse/Aberdeen Performing Arts), The Fundraiser (Horsecross Arts), La Clé  (Tron/Playwrights Studio, Scotland - Talkfest rehearsed reading). Lesley was also a daily writer on News Just In for Random Accomplice/The Arches in 2014. Her first play for radio, Personal Best, was broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland in June 2010.

Recent projects under commission/development have included a new play for Birds of Paradise and Òran  Mór, a sitcom for TV, a novel adaptation, and an epic quest play.

As a feature writer, Lesley has produced hundreds of articles for publications including 4 Talent, the Channel 4 website, Product Magazine, and brochures for National Theatre of Scotland. Between 2003 and 2011, Lesley also wrote a weekly op-ed column in the Press & Journal newspaper. 

Lesley is also an actor who has worked extensively in theatre, film, television and radio drama.

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