Partner Projects 2019
Jane Livingstone and Dunfermline Delivers
|Jane Livingstone won a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award for Best Writer in 1996 for her screenplay Roses of Picardy before embarking on a career in corporate communications. In 2014 she returned to creative writing with a musical comedy, Thieves of Dunfermline. This was followed by three commissions from A Play, A Pie and a Pint: Miss Veitch's Roses, Witches of West Fife, and the award-winning Jocky Wilson Said which was performed in Glasgow, Aberdeen and at the Edinburgh Festival in 2017. In 2018 Jane is part of The BBC Writersroom Scottish Voices Programme and a director of Outwith Festival. She tends to view the world as a dependency of Dunfermline.|
|Dunfermline Delivers is a Business Improvement District (BID) company run by, and for, local businesses and levy payers who are trading in the BID area and it is dedicated to improving and making Dunfermline a better place to conduct business, work and to live. The organisation believe in culture as a way of driving investment into the town and run a number of events and festivals throughout the year.|
The project will produce a full-length, original play inspired by the heritage of Dunfermline. The intention is for this to be staged in an historic local site in late 2019. Playwright Jane Livingstone will develop the script with the financial and in-kind support of Chris Foote of BID company Dunfermline Delivers. While Jane and Chris have worked successfully together before on a range of civic projects, this will be a new departure for both: a first long-form commission for Jane and for Dunfermline Delivers, a first venture into commissioning creative work.
Ellie Stewart and Eden Court, Inverness
|Ellie Stewart is a playwright working in
Recent Productions include:
A Different Country with Kirsty Williams and BBC Radio Scotland (2019)
The Return with Philip Howard for Eden Court Theatre (2018)
Mischief with Gerda Stevenson for A Play, A Pie and A Pint and the Traverse Theatre (2016)
|Established in 1976, then refurbished in 2007, Eden Court is now the largest combined arts centre in Scotland (theatre, cinema, arts and education). They have a diverse and ambitious theatre programme that brings new work, musicals, dance, drama and opera to their large audience, covering a wide demographic and a wide geographical area. The CREATIVE department delivers theatre arts activities to over 100,000 participants every year.|
An exciting collaboration between Eden Court and Ellie Stewart to explore current issues around language, land, identity and exile in the Highlands and Islands. Ellie will write the script for a modern play with songs.