About the Show




Playwright Frances Poet


Season 15: 2018–2019 | Scotland


Jack’s exposure to asbestos as a shipbuilder in 1970s Glasgow has shaped his family’s life for decades. Now his wife and daughter must each make their own peace with the consequences.



Richard Chan

Rachel O'Hanlon Rodriguez

Cathy Simpson

Robert Weik


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Creative Team


Directed by Cat Ramirez

Dramaturgy by Kristin Curley

Inis Nua Associate Director

Claire Moyer

About the Playwright

Frances Poet

Frances is a Glasgow-based playwright with fifteen years of experience working in theatres across the UK as a dramaturg and Literary Manager.


Her debut play, FAITH FALL, was presented at Oran Mor, Glasgow and Bristol's Tobacco Factory in 2012. Since then she has completed a number of free adaptations including DANCE OF DEATH (after Strindberg), Citizens’ Theatre, 2016, and THE MISANTHROPE (after Moliere), Oran Mor 2014.


Frances’s play, ADAM, produced by National Theatre of Scotland, premiered at the Traverse Theatre during the festival in 2017, winning a Fringe First and a Scottish Arts Club Award, and will tour Stirling and Glasgow; and WHAT PUT THE BLOOD played at the Abbey Theatre in autumn. Her new adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, THE MACBETHS, played at Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, also in autumn 2017.


Frances TV and radio work includes RIVER CITY (Episode 2, Series 18, 2017) and THE DISAPPOINTED, aired on BBC Radio Scotland in 2015. Her short film, SPORES, starring Maureen Beattie and Lorraine McIntosh screened at the Edinburgh Film Festival and Bogoshorts Festival, Bogatá Shorts in 2016.