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Virtual Programme :



The Voice Behind the Picture

Q & A Discussion - Wednesday 12th May 8pm Online

"How Theatre and Arts can give a voice to mental health and stigma."

Join Creative Director Lisa Nicoll ,Andrew Eaton-Lewis of Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival& Maeve Grindall of See Me on Wednesday 12th May at 8pm to discuss theatre, writing, the arts and how it can help give a voice to mental health and stigma.

The session will be conducted on Zoom. You can connect via the link below:


We will also be joined by writers and actors we have been involved with projects and In Motion's process.

The work and methods used in these projects we carried out last year has also been fully evaluated by The Mental Health Foundation and the document on this can be found at the bottom of this web page. You can also watch the monologues we produced and read more about the project right here. You might also want to take a look at Hidden Women another project we produced in association with See Me.


In Motion Theatre in association with SEE ME

The culmination of a project between In Motion and the See Me mental health charity conducted during the COVID-19 lockdown. Fourteen writers worked with playwright, and creative director of In Motion Theatre Company, Lisa Nicoll, to create stories/monologues around the theme "The Voice Behind The Picture". Over a series of live and recorded workshops and one to one development, conducted over 5 weeks, each writer created a 5 minute story that moves us beyond what people see, hear or take at face value. Each actor then recorded one of the monologues in their own home under lockdown conditions.

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Playwrights and Cast

The writers involved are: Stephen Arthur, Lesley Capitanchik, Grant Christie, Lindsay Craik, Lynsey Duffy, Arron Greechan, Abi Pirani, Grant Redmond, Leah Rossvel, Nora Smyth, Diane Stewart, Nicola Todd and Chris Tait.

The short plays will be performed by: Stephen Arthur, Karen Bartke, Daniel Cameron, Angie Cassidy, George Docherty, Cameron Fulton, Mary Gapinski, Colin Little, Andrew McIntosh, Lorna Craig, Rachel Ogilvy, Josh Whitelaw and Rhiannon Wyn Thompson.



If you enjoy this production and would like to lend your support, please feel free to donate via the following PayPal link (using Credit/Debit Card or PayPal):

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The Voice Behind the Scenes

A collection of short talks with the writers of "The Voice Behind the Picture". Filmed in lockdown from their homes, the writers give some insight into what prompted them to write their monologues and the impact they hope they will have in challenging mental health stigma.

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We are delighted to work along with See Me, Scotlands national programme to tackle mental health stigma and discrimination.

Lisa Nicoll

Creative Director, In Motion

The characters open up to you. Everything feels natural & unstaged. They look at you & reveal their truth. No questions asked. Just raw humanity. When was the last time you experienced something like that?.


The workshops were invaluable, really inspirational.

Project Participant

After we watched it, my teenaged children and husband said it helped them understand some of my “black dog” days better.

Survey Respondent

Mental Health Foundation Report

Mental Health Foundation Scotland have published a report on the impact of  The Voice Behind The Picture project. You can read the full report below, or download a copy.

Read the full report online...

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