Frances Poet speaks on Woman’s Hour

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.
 
 

Frances Poet, speaks to Nadine Bay at The National

“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

Ruth Wishart at the Helensburgh Advertisers looks ahead to the Fibres tour

“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

Frances Poet speaks to Neil Cooper at the Herald

“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

Jonathan Watson talks to the Sunday Post

“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.

Jonathan Watson talks to the Evening Times.

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.

Stellar Quines present a double bill of shows this Autumn

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