Lucy Beth is an emerging performer and theatre-maker, hailing from Inverurie Aberdeenshire. In December 2023, Lucy graduated with distinction from the University of Glasgow’s MLitt Theatre and Performance Practices Course. She was awarded a PGT Excellence Scholarship by the University. Prior to postgraduate study, Lucy served as a visiting drama lecturer at the North East Scotland College in Aberdeen where she was nominated for the Lecturer of the Year Award.

In addition to conventional performing and theatre-making, part of Lucy’s practice concerns dialect preservation. Lucy has a passion for creating and performing work in Doric as a means of continuing to render the dialect present. Lucy creates one-woman shows in Doric and brings these to life by performing in them.

Lucy’s passion for the privilege of communication has been deeply influenced by her role as a secondary carer for her brother, who faces the challenges of severe learning disabilities and autism, rendering him non-verbal. Through her work, Lucy wishes to emphasize the versatility of language, highlighting our ability to express ourselves creatively.

Throughout this creative residency at Cove Park, Lucy will be devising a new solo performance in Doric.

Creative Residencies for Carers is a new Cove Park programme offering short, five-night residencies for unpaid adult carers living in Scotland. This programme is supported by the Short Breaks Fund operated by Shared Care Scotland. It aligns with the aims, objectives, and requirements of this Fund by offering carers respite and supported time to focus upon their own wellbeing.