All new cast for Black Watch set to tour UK, US

Black Watch 2010

Black Watch returns with an all-new cast (Photo by Peter Dibdin)

The National Theatre of Scotland’s multi-award winning production of Black Watch returns this Autumn with an all new cast.

The show opens at the SECC, Glasgow, on 15th September 2010, before embarking on a major tour to Scottish, UK and international venues.

The tour dates confirmed so far are:

Glasgow SECC: Sep 15 – Oct 9 2010
Aberdeen AECC: Oct 13 – 23
Belfast, Girls Model School: Oct 27 – 31
Barbican, London: Nov 27 – Jan 22, 2011
Washington DC: 27 Jan – 6 Feb
Chapel Hill, North Carolina: 9-13 Feb
Austin, Texas: 16-20 Feb
Chicago, Ill: Mar 29-Apr 4

Further information on performance dates and times is available on the Black Watch homepage on our website.

The original creative team reunite to bring Black Watch back to the stage with an entirely new cast for the 2010/11 tour.

Ross Anderson (Rossco) is currently training at the Drama Centre.
Cameron Barnes
(Macca) makes his professional stage debut in Black Watch as the bagpiper. He has won piping competitions around the world and is a member of the Fife Constabulary Pipe band.
Keith Fleming
(Writer/Sergeant) previously performed with the National Theatre of Scotland as Peer Gynt in Peer Gynt (2007/2009) and in many shows with Dundee Repertory.
Scott Fletcher
(Kenzie) is a recent graduate of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, Scott has appeared in previous National Theatre of Scotland productions of The Dogstone and 365. He also recently appeared as Charlie Smith in the BBC Two Scotland sit-com, Gary: Tank Commander.
Jack Lowden (Cammy) is currently studying at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and will make his professional stage debut in Black Watch.
Stuart Martin (Nabsy) has appeared in a number of stage productions including The White Guard and Burnt by the Sun (National Theatre, London).
Ian Pirie (Officer/Lord Elgin) has appeared in movies The Dark Knight, Die Another Day and Gangs of New York, stage roles include work with the Royal Shakespeare Company and in The Phantom of the Opera.
Jamie Quinn (Fraz) recently appeared in Any Given Day at the Traverse and has featured on screen in River City and Still Game (BBC).
Richard Rankin (Granty) has appeared on television in Taggart (STV) and was a core cast member of the BBC Two Scotland comedy Burnistoun.
Chris Starkie (Stewarty) recently appeared on stage as Starkey in the National Theatre of Scotland’s production of Peter Pan.

Black Watch has now played to over 113,000 people across three continents and has garnered 22 awards. Most recently, the production won four Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Director, Best Theatre Choreography, Best Play and Best Sound Design and the company won its first US award with the New York Drama Critics’ Circle naming Black Watch Best Foreign Play.

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About National Theatre of Scotland

In its short life, the National Theatre of Scotland has already earned a significant national and international reputation for its daring and originality. The National Theatre of Scotland was established in 2006 and has created over 200 productions. Being a theatre without walls and building-free, the Company presents a wide variety of work that ranges from large-scale productions to projects tailored to the smallest performing spaces. In addition to conventional theatres, the Company has performed in airports, schools, tower blocks, community halls, ferries and forests. The National Theatre of Scotland creates much of its work in partnership with theatre-makers, companies, venues and participants across the globe. From extraordinary projects with schools and communities, to the ground-breaking online 5 Minute Theatre to landmark pieces such as The James Plays by Rona Munro - the National Theatre of Scotland’s aspiration is to tell the stories that need to be told and to take work to wherever audiences are to be found.

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