Having just adapted The Monarch Of The Glen for PFT to huge, critical acclaim, Peter will reveal just how he ‘filleted’ this classic novel for the stage.

Peter is a well-known expert in adapting complicated novels for the stage and in this session, he will discuss some of his methods, the pitfalls and the joys of working with a well-known text, and balancing comedy with politics.

This event will be a question and answer session with playwright Peter Arnott, hosted by PFT Associate Director Gemma Fairlie.

Peter is the author of over 40 produced plays, both original works and adaptations, beginning with White Rose for the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh in 1985 and continuing through Muir and Losing Alec for The Tron, stage versions of Neil Gunn’s The Silver Darlings and Robin Jenkins’ The Cone Gatherers, a Fringe First Award for Why Do You Stand There In The Rain? in 2012 and in 2013 the wildly popular musical Janis Joplin: Full Tilt. Peter has written for film and TV as well as song lyrics and published his first novel, Moon Country, in 2015.

Gemma has directed throughout the UK including the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court, the New Vic Theatre and the National Theatre.
If you enjoyed The Monarch Of The Glen, or have an interest in writing for stage, we think you’ll find this event fascinating.

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