Jack and Robbie are playwrights and theatre-makers. Together they co-founded Wonder Fools, a theatre company that creates contemporary new work based on a diverse range of current and historical real-life stories. The company’s work takes many forms, shapes and sizes; whichever is most suited to the stories we are telling. They have produced 8 productions performed in rural town halls and on Scotland’s most famous stages, 5 digital projects including audio plays, short films, interactive installations and an international participatory project reaching over 58,000 people in 16 countries across 5 continents since 2020.
They believe in young people and all Wonder Fools’ work is accompanied by creative learning packages to engage new audiences and empowers them to tell their stories too. They offer career development opportunities to young people from across Scotland including paid apprenticeships, workshops, and have a youth board made up of 20 young people who guide our work.
As part of Wonder Fools and Traverse Theatre’s international participatory project Positive Stories for Negative Times, they wrote Ozymandias with young people from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland’s Widening Access to the Creative Industries department.