About Liz Carruthers
Liz was born in Edinburgh and has been a theatre director for 30 years. She was trainee director at Perth Theatre, staff director at Chichester Festival Theatre and then artistic director at Cumbernauld Theatre. Gaelic theatre work includes Aisling Oidhche Meadhan Samhraidh/A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Tramway and on tour, MacBheatha/ Macbeth for Made in Scotland and the Cit-izen’s Theatre (both translated by Ian MacDonald), and Fantom by Iain Macrae at the Cit-izen’s Theatre. Other recent projects include It is Easy to be Dead by Neil MacPherson, A Man’s a Man by Grant and Franssen, Cranhill Carmen by Benny Young, Quality Street by JM Barrie, Para Handy adapted by John Bett and Perfect Days by Liz Lochhead, The Straw Chair by Sue Glover, Chalk Farm by Kieran Hurley and Julia Taudevin, Talking Heads by Alan Bennett and The New Maw Broon Monologues by Jackie Kay. She has also directed 26 new plays for Oran Mor. Past productions have won the Guinness Pub Theatre Award and the LWT Plays on Stage Award. Her work has been nominated for the Scottish Gaelic Awards and Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland for Best New Play and Best Production for Children and Young People.