Introducing The Braw Tales Writers

04 May 2021

BRAW TALES - five short animated stories written by some of the best Scottish writers and produced by Mull Theatre Director (20/21) Beth Morton, we thought it would be nice to introduce you to our fabulous writers.

Our BRAW TALES writers include Morna Young, Alan Bissett, Uma Nada-Rajah, Laurie Motherwell, and Ellie Stewart.

Morna Young is a multi award-winning playwright from Moray. She was named Scots Writer of the Year at the inaugural Scots Language Awards (2019), and recipient of the Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship (2017). Lost at Sea, Morna’s debut full-length play premiered at Perth Theatre in 2019 before touring Scotland and subsequently winning two Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland. Morna’s other notable work includes Aye, Elvis, Netting and The Buke of the Howlat, which was part of the Findhorn Bay Festival in 2018.

Uma Nada-Rajah is a playwright and nurse based in Kilbarchan in Renfrewshire. She is a graduate of the world-famous École Philippe Gaulier. Uma is a previous winner of the New Playwrights Award from Playwrights’ Studio Scotland.

Alan Bissett is a playwright, novelist, and performer who grew up in Falkirk and now lives in Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire.  His most well-known works include the novels Boyracers and Death of a Ladies’ Man, plus his ‘one-woman show’ The Moira Monologues and its sequel, which won a Fringe First and was shortlisted for Best New Play at the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland. His most recent work - the novella Lazy Susan - was described in The Scotsman as “brilliantly crafted and somehow unsettling, a unique and eloquent voice.”

Ellie Stewart’s play Mischief (A Play, A Pie and A Pint and the Traverse Theatre) was set on Eilean nam Ban in the Sound of Iona.  Her other work includes The Return (Eden Court, Inverness),  A Different Country (BBC Radio Scotland), Hope and Joy (Pearlfisher and Stellar Quines) and This is not Schiehallion (Pitlochry Festival Theatre). 

Laurie Motherwell is a playwright born, raised, and based in Glasgow. He has previously worked with and been supported by the Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh), The Tron Theatre (Glasgow), Playwright’s Studio Scotland, the Macrobert Arts Centre (Stirling), and the National Theatre of Scotland.

From Monday 10 - Friday 14 May, grab a sandwich, make yourself a cup of tea and tune in via our Facebook page, through our Vimeo channel or on our website from 1pm. Don’t worry if you miss them as they will be available to watch online later that day.

You can watch through our Vimeo and Facebook channels

Suitable for ages 14 years and upwards.

All videos will remain online for one year.