THE GRIM legacy of Glasgow’s shipyards is the subject of a new play featuring in a bold programme of works by women writers and directors.

Frances Poet’s Fibres tells the story of a woman’s grief as she comes to terms with her father’s death from asbestosis.

The play, a co-production with award-winning Scottish theatre company Stellar Quines, is one of several showcasing women in the Citizens Theatre’s 2019 season.

The theatre is dedicating the whole year to professional and community women theatre-makers in Glasgow and throughout Scotland.

Artistic Director Dominic Hill said: “The shows I have chosen for 2019 are both a response to the current media debates regarding empowerment and equality for women, and what I feel is the most exciting work we should be presenting to audiences in Scotland.

“We are delighted to be working with Stef Smith and Zinnie Harris who bring radical perspectives on classic texts, and Frances Poet, who will premiere a new play that will particularly resonate with Glasgow audiences.

“These are three fantastic playwrights and three gripping stories which are relevant today.”

He added: “We will also shine a spotlight on the brilliant work done by our learning team, who work with women in marginalised communities, helping them to become theatre-makers in their own right.”

Since 2012, the Citizens learning team has delivered a creative residency at the Chara Centre, a residential service supporting homeless women.

A team of artists lead weekly sessions culminating in performances devised and written by women living at the centre.

What Girls Are Made Of: Cora Bissett’s autobiographical indie-pop play which was a huge hit at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe will be part of the Citizens Theatre’s residency season at Tramway as it embarks on a Scottish tour.

Other highlights include a new adaptation of The Duchess (of Malfi), by Zinnie Harris and Nora: A Doll’s House, a new commission by Olivier Award-winning Stef Smith which re-examines Ibsen’s famous play.

In addition, the Citizens’ Young Company will tour two shows – Scarfed for Life by Martin Travers and Empty, devised by Catriona McNicoll and the company - to secondary schools.