“I wanted to write a real human story, with love and laughter as well as tragedy – a story audiences would want to engage with.”
Writer, Frances Poet, speaks to Joyce McMillan at The Scotsman
The playwright Frances Poet tells Woman’s Hour about Fibres her new play which explores the legacy of asbestos in the Glasgow shipyards. Phyllis Craig from the charity Action on Asbestos tells us about the women and families affected by the exposure.
“If you have a connection to the material, it will be painful but hopefully cathartic, because we can hold the anger you are feeling. If you don’t have a connection, it will make you feel angry and hold that for others.”
Writer of Fibres, Frances Poet, speaks to Nadine Bay at
“Because it’s a Glasgow story, I found my characters making me laugh, even in the face of tragedy. Their resilience was irresistible. And suddenly the play I was writing wasn’t a tragedy but a love story with as many laughs as tears”
Ruth Wishart at the Helensburgh Advertisers looks ahead to
“The more laughter we see onstage, the more we feel the characters’ pain”
Frances Poet speaks to Neil Cooper at the Herald about what inspired her to tell the story of Fibres
“You can use humour to see you through dark times and I think that’s reflected in Fibres,”
Jonathan Watson talks to the Sunday Post about his role in Fibres, touring Scotland this Autumn.
This isn’t what Beanie thought Jack meant when he promised “what’s mine is yours”.
Jonathan Watson talks to the Evening Times about the heartbreaking and heartwarming story of Fibres.
“When he was sent Fibres by Frances Poet, he couldn’t put it down.”
Jonathan Watson talks about his role in Fibres to Rick Fulton at The Daily Record
Stellar Quines will be on the road with two new productions in October and November. Stellar Quines and Citizens Theatre present Fibres, by Frances Poet and Stellar Quines and Pearlfisher present Hope and Joy, by Ellie Stewart. The productions will be on tours round Scotland from Oct to Nov. Read more
A story of love, laughter and the untold legacy of Glasgow’s shipyards Fibres by Frances Poet. A new Stellar Quines and Citizens Theatre production on sale now.
We are pleased to announce that Stellar Quines will be co-producing Fibres, a new play by Frances Poet, directed by Jemima Levick, with the Citizens Theatre in their new Season announced this week. Fibres is a new commission from Frances Poet writer of Gut (Traverse 2018) and the Fringe First Award winning Adam (NTS & Traverse Theatre 2017). Read more