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

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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

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