Anita Vettesse

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Anita Vettesse

Anita trained at RCS in Glasgow and has a BA in Dramatic Art. She has worked extensively as an actor in theatre, radio and TV for nearly 20 years, and has been writing for theatre and screen for over three years.

Anita has been writing a new comedy sitcom for TV, and a full-length play for theatre and radio, whilst continuing to work as an actor. Anita has written Falling - a radio drama for BBC Radio Scotland's April 2017 broadcast.

Her play Happy Hour was produced by A Play, A Pie and a Pint (Òran  Mór) for their 2015 autumn season, and toured to The Tobacco Factory, Bristol and The Sherman Theatre, Cardiff.

Other theatre credits include: News Just In/Hostage episode for Random Accomplice as well as From the Air, also for Random Accomplice.

TV Development: A Walk in The park/The Witching Hour for BBC Comedy. 

 

Plays:

HAPPY HOUR
Anne gathers her adult children to scatter her husband's ashes. She soon learns why they've really come: to get their hands on the money. Òran Mór/Tobacco Factory and the Sherman Theatre,Cardiff. Produced by Suzie Armitage and Gethin Evans.

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"Time and again, you just have to laugh: the dialogue is too sharp, too full of hilariously venomous point-scoring not to" 
THE HERALD

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"this beautifully shaped family drama...comes laced with a surreal and bitter comic sharpness...that announces the arrival of a major new talent, not to be ignored." 
THE SCOTSMAN

 

RINGROAD
Lisa is 41 and desperate to be a mother. As a last resort, she asks her brother-in-law to a dingy hotel room to get her pregnant. Being produced for Play Pie Pint/Traverse theatre for the 2016 spring season.

 

Sitcoms: 

A WALK IN THE PARK / THE WITCHING HOUR
A couple split up, wanting more from life. But joint custody of a dog is prolonging their unhealthy connection. BBC Scotland. Produced by Owen Bell and Joe Hullait.   

NEWS JUST IN / HOSTAGE
A bomb is attached to the lead news anchor Mari. A public appeal to the entire Commonwealth is the only way to try and save her. Random Accomplice.

FLUSHED
Four cleaners hell bent on tedium reigning and personal politics taking the floor in the Scottish Parliament.

 

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