12 June, 2020

Stellar Quines and Pitlochry Festival Theatre release four Letters To… films in lockdown

Stellar Quines has released four new Letters To... films, supported by Pitlochry Festival Theatre.

For this call out during COVID-19 lockdown, four themes were offered for writers to pick from when drafting their Letters To... These themes were chosen to reflect this precarious and pertinent moment in history, and were inspired by the work of The Fawcett Society to ensure women’s visibility during lockdown.

Nearly 100 submissions were received – the most ever had for a Letters to… call out. Your letters addressed the themes in a variety of ways, speaking to and celebrating a diverse range of woman during COVID-19: moving, witty, honest, powerful and inspiring to read – it was really difficult to select just four to film with professional actors.

We are pleased to announce the writers whose letters were chosen:

  • Dug CampbellLetters to… the NHS

  • Vic Bryson – Letters to… a Woman in a Shelter

  • Lucy Harrower – Letters to… a Woman I Miss During Lockdown

  • Róisín Sheridan-Bryson – Letters to… Hope


The four new Letters to… films have been created in partnership with Pitlochry Festival Theatre and four performers from the 2020, now 2021, ensemble: Felicity Sparks, Liz Ewing, Rachael McAllister and Blythe Jandoo, and two Associate Directors, Caitlin Skinner and Amy Liptrott.

Click the images to watch them below or on Stellar Quines YouTube channel.

Letters to… the NHS

Written by Dug Campbell. Film directed by Shilpa T Hyndland and performed by Felicity Sparks.

Stellar Quines #Lettersto NHS

Letters to… a Woman in a Shelter

Written by Vic Bryson. Film directed by Amy Liptrott and performed by Liz Ewing.

Stellar Quines #Lettersto A Woman in Shelter

Letters to… a Woman I Miss During Lockdown

Written by Lucy Harrower. Film directed by Caitlin Skinner and performed by Rachael McAllister.

Stellar Quines #Lettersto A Woman I Miss

Letters to… Hope

Written by Róisín Sheridan-Bryson. Film directed by Shilpa T Hyndland and performed by Blythe Jandoo.

Stellar Quines #Lettersto Hope

To find out more about this regular creative writing opportunity and to watch clips of previous films in the series, visit the Stellar Quines Letters to… page

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