Performed Reading: Poor Things

  • 90 mins

A first glimpse at longawaited film projects from stars of Scottish writing.

In collaboration with the Traverse Theatre, we present three film scripts currently in development. Alasdair Gray has adapted his own much loved novel Poor Things; David Greig presents a new original screenplay (co financed by the UK Film Council and Film 4), The Darkest Hour; and Nicola McCartney has adapted her own stage play Heritage (with production company Brocken Spectre) for the big screen. These three very different scripts demonstrate the talent and diversity of contemporary Scottish screenwriting – and our readings offer an opportunity to hear these films of the future being read by professional actors.

The actors for Poor Things are:

    •    Eric Barlow
    •    Russell Barr
    •    Jimmy Chisholm
    •    Simon Donaldson
    •    Ryan Fletcher
    •    Sam Heughan
    •    Kath Howden
    •    Lewis Howden
    •    Tommy Mullins
    •    Anthony James Pearson
    •    Sean Scanlon
    •    Rory McCann
    •    Nicola Harrison 


Also in this series:

Performed Reading: Heritage
SAT 21 JUNE 14:30 TRAVERSE 2
PRICE £6.50 (5.20 concs)

Performed Reading: The Darkest Hour
SUN 22 JUNE 14:30 TRAVERSE 1
PRICE: £6.50 (£5.20 concs)

Original Stories: Panel Discussion
MON 23 JUNE 14:30 TRAVERSE 2
PRICE: £6.50 (£5.20 concs)
As a complement to our Performed Readings, we are bringing together leading contemporary writers and producers to discuss approaches to adapting work for the screen. Our programme features notable adaptations, from Elegy and The Kreutzer Sonata to The Connection and Jules et Jim - so is this a surefire route to a hit? Is it easier than creating a brand new story? And is the original writer the best person to adapt a work?

A list of speakers will be available here closer to the date.

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