South West Writers

Shiona Morton

Shiona Morton


About the Author

Shiona is a playwright whose work has emerged from a career in teaching Drama. She has worked for theatre companies such as The Everyman. Cheltenham, Forest Forge, Show of Strength, Theatre West, Northumberland Theatre Company, and Theatre Royal Plymouth. Her play At the Hop has been published by Forest Forge in Three Plays for Rural Audiences. Hard Shoulder, a play for 12-16 year-olds was a prizewinner in the 2010 Trinity Guildhall International Playwriting Competition.

Shiona has written for a wide range of contexts including regional touring, pub theatre, young peoples’ theatre, and site-specific performance. She has worked collaboratively with artists of other disciplines and written for young performers through projects with Theatre Royal Plymouth. Her most recent projects have been Scribbler Girl, a play about the poet and kitchen maid Mary Leapor, toured by Northumberland Theatre Company in March 2013, Slippage, a collaborative piece for The New Blood Festival at The Bikeshed Theatre in July 2013 and Rooming for Theatre West’s autumn season.

Shiona enjoys delivering workshops in both Drama and Creative Writing.


Three Plays for Rural Audiences, Forest Forge Theatre Company 2008, edited by Sean Aita and David Howarth.

Recent Publications

Three Plays for Rural Audiences , Forest Forge Theatre Company , 2008
Work has featured in Contemporary British Drama by David Lane and The Hidden City Festival Handbook, the documentation of the 2008 Hidden City Festival in Plymouth

Awards and Residencies

Writer in residence at Richard Huish School , 2009
Writer on attachment at Bristol Old Vic , 2009/10

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