Mon, 13 September, 2021 — Sat, 18 September, 2021
Directed by Maureen Carr | Cast - Christina Strachan
Based on real life, Rose tells the incredible, uplifting and inspiring story of an underdog, working-class teenager from Ayrshire who refused to play by society’s discriminatory rules, and who overcame numerous obstacles, including a lifetime ban in her home country, to become a professional footballer in Italy who was voted the greatest female footballer in the world.
Presented in Association with Traverse Theatre and The Beacon, Greenock.
Women’s football trailblazer Rose Reilly’s life story set to be brought to the stage (The Scotsman, 14 January 2020)
Lorna Martin is an award-winning TV scriptwriter. She co-created with Catastrophe’s Sharon Horgan the 6-part comedy drama Women on the Verge for UKTV and RTE. Lorna won an RTS Scotland Award in 2018 for writing the series, which was also nominated for a Broadcasting Press Guild award for best comedy series. The series was based on Lorna’s critically acclaimed comic memoir, Woman on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which has been translated into 13 languages.
Lorna is also an award-winning journalist. She was previously Scotland Editor of The Observer, and also worked for The Herald and Oban Times.
Rose is Lorna’s second play for A Play, A Pie and A Pint. Her first, Party Politics, was a dark comedy about motherhood.