Success Stories

 The work we do is created and performed by the groups with whom we work.  Our participants can be service users, volunteers and/or workers of the organisations .  The majority have never performed before.  Most took just 10-12 weeks from conception to stage.

  Here are a few examples of our work.


A Chap at the Door & The Aftermath – Ann Mathieson & FASS

These Plays have been performed all over Scotland several times each year since 2012.  The cast have now performed in London and will be taking on the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2015.  The plays have also now been adapted for TV and film by NHS Media and will have their first screening in June 2015.

Create A Drama & FASS are excited and delighted with the continued demand and success of these pieces.

FASS Cast - Bereavement Event in London



A Chap at the Door – Ann Mathieson & FASS


Commissioned by FASS (Family Addiction Support Service) to create a piece which focused on the impact upon a family following a drug related death. The story follows the Boyd family as they come to terms with their daughter Lisa’s drug use, become kinship carers for her children and the tragic death of their daughter.

The play was created for Glasgow Grand 2012 premiered at Glasgow City Chambers before being requested to be performed many times to community groups, national organisations and the Scottish Parliament.

Police Officer A Chap at the Door          Granny A Chap at the Door



 The Aftermath – Ann Mathieson & FASS

Following the success of ‘A Chap at the Door‘, FASS commissioned a second piece.  ‘The Aftermath’  continues the story of the Boyd family and how they begin to piece their lives together following the death of their daughter, Lisa.  The fallout can seem like too much to bear, so where do they start?  The drama focusses on relationships and how the family manage to keep going.  Features information about Naloxone.



Shettleburn Says No! – Ann Mathieson  for AddArt


Contracted by AddArt, jointly managed by Glasgow CHP and Glasgow Life.  We worked with groups from GEAAP & Lodging House Mission to create this piece and were given  support and input from GEMAP (Greater Easterhouse Money Advice Project) to ensure our ‘residents’ knew the implications of the charge.  The residents of a close in the fictional town of Shettleburn were not going to take the ‘underoccupancy charge’ lying down.

The piece was performed in Glasgow City Chambers, Lodging House Mission and at Platfrom at The Bridge.

Shettleburn says no           shettleburn says no 3




What is Life? – Ann Mathieson for AddArt


Ann Mathieson was contracted to work with participants from GEAAP to create a piece that explored suicide prevention and supprting someone who may be suicidal.  The creation of this ‘What is Life?’ involved links with Lifelink for information and guidance on scripting and input from Visual Statement who developed a movement piece for the finale.

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Heads or Tails – Ann Mathieson & AIS

 Commissioned by Ian McLaughlin of AIS (Alcohol Information Service), Easterhouse.  This piece examined ARBD (alcohol related brain damage).  It followed the story of two friends, one of whom begins to show signs of ARBD and the journey for both them and their wives.

Johnny & Iasbel         Copy of cast take a bow


Home & Dry – Ann Mathieson & AIS

 Commissioned by Ian McLaughlin of AIS (Alcohol Information Service), Easterhouse.  Home & Dry tells the story of Cammy who has just returned home following an alcohol detox and how quickly things unravel for him.  The piece, first performed in 2008 was very well received and toured a number of rehabilitation resources.

Home & Dry cast & crew photo Cast and crew of ‘Home & Dry’


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