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Kate Davidson

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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Kate is a playwright and screenwriter. Her plays have been performed in the Byre Theatre, London Pleasance, Leicester Square Theatre and at the Edinburgh Fringe. Her jousting show – Wars of the Roses: Live! ­­– received five-star reviews and has been playing at Warwick Castle every summer since 2017. Kate has also worked on a number of continuing dramas including Hollyoaks and Doctors. Most recently she wrote three episodes of The A-List, Kindle’s supernatural teen thriller, which was shown on BBC iPlayer in the autumn of 2018.

Kate also lectures at Napier University. She enjoys both leading skills-based workshops and giving talks about writing. She is able to run workshops specifically on the craft of screenwriting, or more generally on developing plot, building characterisation, working with genre and writing dialogue. She has a personal interest in the fantasy and horror genres, and also in historical drama. She works with all age groups and has experience of leading workshops in the workplace, school, university and community settings.

Local authorities will visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events will deliver

Mentoring; Panel event; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Audience will work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Reluctant readers; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Childhood; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Fantasy; Gender equality; Historical fiction; Horror; Performance training; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for

Teens; Adults

Age groups will work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+