Gilt

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An exciting innovation: three of Scotland's top playwrights combine forces on a single play - staged by 7:84 Scotland in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.

Some people need help. Some people find themselves in a position to help. And others just help themselves. There's Mick, the TV presenter, searching for reconciliation; Carla, who's looking for love; Al, in search of security; teenaged Jo, who'll try anything for a way out; Chris, out of work and in need of respect; James, who's put his faith in Anita; and Anita, who would just like to start all over again. They are all guilty victims of money and love - and the price we are willing to pay for both.

Gilt is the result of an innovative and possibly unique collaboration. Three of Scotland's best writers - Stephen Greenhorn, Rona Munro and Isabel Wright - have worked together on the one play, creating seven characters whose worlds collide and interweave to create a modern mosiac about love and money.

Commissioned by 7:84 Theatre Company, Gilt was first performed at Paisley Arts Centre in October 2003 before touring, including performances at Soho Theatre, London, in November 2003.

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About the author (2003)

Rona Munro has written extensively for stage, radio, film and television including the award-winning plays The James Plays trilogy (National Theatre of Scotland, the Edinburgh International Festival and the National Theatre of Great Britain), Iron (Traverse Theatre and Royal Court, London), Bold Girls (7:84 and Hampstead Theatre) and The Maiden Stone (Hampstead Theatre).Other credits include an adaptation of Louis de Bernières' novel Captain Corelli's Mandolin , Scuttlers for Manchester's Royal Exchange, The Last Witch for the Traverse Theatre and the Edinburgh International Festival, Long Time Dead for Paines Plough and the Drum Theatre Plymouth, The Indian Boy and Little Eagles for the Royal Shakespeare Company and Pandas for the Traverse in Edinburgh. She is the co-founder, with actress Fiona Knowles, of Scotland's oldest continuously performing, small-scale touring theatre company, The Msfits. Their one-woman shows have toured every year since 1986.Film and television work includes the Ken Loach film Ladybird Ladybird , Aimee and Jaguar and television dramas Rehab (directed by Antonia Bird) and BAFTA-nominated Bumping the Odds for the BBC. She has also written many other single plays for television and contributed to series including Casualty and Dr Who . Most recently, she wrote the screenplay for Oranges and Sunshine , directed by Jim Loach and starring Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving.She has contributed several radio plays to the Stanley Baxter Playhouse series on BBC Radio 4.

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