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.
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.