Hotdog

By Ellen Ritchie

Mon, 18 March, 2024 — Sat, 23 March, 2024

Directed by Becky Hope-Palmer

Hotdog

Alone, dressed as a sausage in a bun and armed with only a bottle of lemonade, Hotdog is determined to be the life of the party.

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?

Hotdog explores the aftermath of a traumatic event and how it feels to lose yourself when you thought you were only just beginning.

Co-presented with Traverse Theatre and Macrobert Arts Centre.  


ELLEN RITCHIE is a playwright from the Northeast coast of Scotland. She was shortlisted for the St Andrews Playwriting Award 2022 and long-listed for the David MacLennan Award 2022 with A Play, A Pie and A Pint. She was also a previous member of the Traverse Theatre Young Writers group. She was a mentored playwright with Playwrights Studio Scotland in 2020/21 where she developed her script Catching Sounds. Hotdog will be Ellen's full-length debut.

BECKY HOPE-PALMER trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and was a finalist for the prestigious JMK Award in 2019 and 2021. She is an associate artist for She Productions in East Yorkshire and worked for two years on attachment with the Royal Shakespeare Company from 2017-2019. Past productions include work with Dundee Rep, The Traverse Theatre, A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and at the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh.

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