Peter Arnott

Peter Arnott was born in Glasgow in 1962. He is the writer of more than 50 professionally produced plays and one published novel.

Theatre Commissions Include: AND THE LAND LAY STILL (NTS/Royal Lyceum), THE ICE FLOW (NTS), NAE PASARAN (Raw Material Arts/Citizens Theatre)

Previous Theatre includes: THE SIGNALMAN (2019 GLT/Traverse), TAY BRIDGE (2019 Dundee Rep), THE MONARCH OF THE GLEN (2017 Pitlochry Festival Theatre), FACE and HIS FINAL BOW (2016/17 Glasgow Lunchtime Theatre), SHALL ROGER CASEMENT HANG? (2016 Tron Theatre), PROPAGANDA SWING (2014 Belgrade Theatre/Nottingham Theatre), DEAR SCOTLAND (2014 NTS), JANIS JOPLIN: FULL TILT (2013 GLT/Theatre Royal Stratford East), THE CONE GATHERERS (2012 HMT Aberdeen), THE INFAMOUS BROTHERS DAVENPORT (2012 Vox Motus/Lyceum), SEANCE (2011 Vox Motus/Tron Theatre), THE SILVER DARLINGS (2009 HMT Aberdeen), THE BREATHING HOUSE (2003 Royal Lyceum), HYDE (1997 Dundee Rep), LOSING ALEC (1988 Tron Theatre), MUIR (1986 Tron Theatre), WHITE ROSE (1985 Traverse Theatre), THE BOXER BENNY LYNCH (1985/6 Scottish Tour)

Television/Film includes: VICTIM OF THE AURORA (1997 Film4), MILES BETTER (1992 Channel4, with Peter Mullan)

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Featured News

Tay Bridge – Dundee Rep

Date posted: 27th Aug 2019

Peter Arnott‘s Tay Bridge opens this September at Dundee Rep, and features Barrie Hunter. On the night of Sunday December 28, 1879, the unthinkable happened. Battered by a ferocious storm, the…Read More

Unspotted Snow – On Tour

Date posted: 16th Apr 2019

Written by BAA’s Peter Arnott, Unspotted Snow is based on the ill-fated 1845 Sir John Franklin expedition to discover the North-West passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific and its…Read More

The Breathing House – RCS

Date posted: 24th Oct 2018

This month, the Royal Conservatoire plays host to a revival of Brennan Artist Peter Arnott‘s play, The Breathing House. 1860s Victorian Edinburgh and its civilised beauty is awash with fine…Read More

TalkFest Perth

Date posted: 23rd Oct 2018

TalkFest Perth is Playwrights’ Studio Scotland’s public celebration of new writing in Perth, and features a host of Brennan Artists in rehearsed readings and public rehearsals. Firstly, Simon Macallum‘s new…Read More

Janis Joplin Full Tilt – Assembly

Date posted: 1st Aug 2018

From multi-award winning writing/directing team BAA client Peter Arnott and director Cora Bissett, Full Tilt was a sensation at the 2014 Fringe, winning ‘Best Play’ from the Scottish Arts Club and ‘Best…Read More

CATS Shortlist!

Date posted: 21st May 2018

Congratulations to our BAA clients who have been shortlisted for the upcoming CATS 2018! Ramesh Meyyappan for Best Actor in Off-Kilter. Angela Darcy and Barrie Hunter as part of Best…Read More

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