If you didn’t make it along to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in April to see Dear Scotland, or if you just want to revisit the magic, you can now watch the performances on newly launched arts website The Space.
The Space is a project set up by the BBC and the Arts Council of England and is a free website for artists and audiences to create and explore exciting new art.
Dear Scotland offers a new take on the Gallery’s cast of heroes, villains, rogues and royals. Inspired – or provoked – by twenty of the collection’s great portraits, twenty of the country’s leading playwrights, poets, novelists and screenwriters have written short, sharp monologues.
You can now see four of the monologues on The Space website by clicking here.
Directed by Joe Douglas and Catrin Evans, the monologues were written by the following writers, poets, playwrights and novelists: Peter Arnott , Jo Clifford , Rob Drummond , Janice Galloway , David Greig , Zinnie Harris , Iain Heggie , Stuart Hepburn , Jackie Kay , A L Kennedy , Hardeep Singh Kohli , Liz Lochhead , Iain Finlay Macleod , Nicola McCartney , Johnny McKnight , Linda McLean , Rona Munro , James Robertson , Ali Smith and Louise Welsh.