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Winter Words starts on Thursday 9 February.  Book your tickets here for a fantastic literary Festival!

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09 Feb 2023

Liz Lochhead & Nicola Roy - Two friends in Conversation and Performance

Winter Words Festival 2023

Thursday 9 February

11am – 12pm

Two friends in Conversation and Performance

For over 50 years playwright and poet Liz Lochhead has been ‘a writer of voices’. From her own honest and heartfelt lyric poetry to dramatised characters like Mary Queen of Scots (who famously Got her Head Chopped Off ) to Frankenstein’s creator, Mary Shelley, to the 1970’s schoolgirl Sharon, to 1990’s celebrity hairdresser Barbs Marshall, to the iconic Rabbie Burns’s Mouse talking back! And many more. Her searing version of Euripides’s Medea, revived by the National Theatre of Scotland, was universally five-stars critically-acclaimed at the Edinburgh International Festival just last year.

Nicola Roy is one of Scotland’s leading actresses. She works extensively in Scottish Theatre, TV and radio. Recent credits include An Edinburgh Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre), Lochhead’s own award-winning version of Moliere’s Tartuffe, BBC TV’s River City and Scot Squad.

 

Image of Liz Lochhead by Alastair Cook

We are thrilled to share our 19th Winter Words Festival, featuring an exciting lineup of well-known, and well-loved authors, playwrights, poets, adventurers, broadcasters, and TV personalities from around Scotland and further afield for a celebration of all things artistic and literary.

This is just one of the many events on offer. If you’re interested in more, why not buy our Winter Words Multibuy Package*, where you can access four fantastic talks for the price of three!  Just add your events to the basket, and we will discount before you pay.

*Makings of a Murderer and Banff Film Festival is not included in the Multibuy package.

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