Sue Gyford


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Playwrights' Studio

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.

Her current work-in-progress,Hero, featured at the Rep:Stripped festival at Dundee Rep in April 2019.

Her work with VPT includes I lived  (dir. Philip Howard) Girl! Vagina! Trousers! (dir. Jemima Levick, co-produced with Stellar Quines) andJustice Postponed, which appeared at the Hidden Door Festival 2018.

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 5,700 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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