Writing

Since writing. directing and producing her first production Aesop’s Fables in 2011 Belle continued to write and some of her short plays were performed at The Village Pub Theatre. She was a mentored playwright with the Playwrights’ Studio in 2015 during which time she also received funding from Creative Scotland and the Tom McGrath Trust to develop a mixed-media piece called Shame, which later was performed at the 2017 Fringe, produced by Tidy Carnage. She was a finalist for the Tron Theatre’s Progressive Playwright Award in 2016 with another play, Boudicca’s Daughters, and in 2017 wrote a specially commissioned piece with Heir of the Cursed for TYCI at Declaration Festival. She was also commissioned to write a piece with musicians Audrey Tait and Lauren Gilmour for the Measuring Humanitues project by Dr Marisa de Andrade of the University of Edinburgh.  Belle, Audrey and Lauren also worked together Closed Doors which ran at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2018. Her most recent work High Land, created with musician Altered Mode premiered at Coastival Scarborough in February 2019. She has had two poems and a short story published and performed her poetry at nights including Flint and Pitch and Sonnet Youth.