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Join us at the Two Days of Darkness showcase, a free event sharing work created by the Dundee community as part of other on Saturday 18 May, 7.30 – 9pm at the Hannah Maclure Centre, University of Dundee.
Other is the latest creative learning project from the National Theatre of Scotland and has been inspired by the forthcoming production of Let the Right One In and by the city of Dundee itself.
In partnership with award-winning Dundee-based digital games development studio Quartic Llama and in association with Dundee Rep and the University of Abertay, the National Theatre of Scotland’s Learn department has been working with community groups, high school pupils and students to create a range of art forms inspired by the city.
At the other showcase event, you can watch short horror films created as part of a 48hr film festival and try out new puzzles made local game designers. You can meet the creators of the work and find out more about the other game, launching soon – our first adventure into the world of apps.
Two Day of Darkness showcase
7.30 – 9.00pm, Saturday 18 May 2013
Hannah Maclure Centre
University of Abertay Dundee
Top Floor, Abertay Student Centre
1 – 3 Bell Street, DD1 1HP
For more information on the project, visit otherdundee.com
“This is children’s theatre of a very high quality. Swap your Dad for a ticket.”
Travelling along corridors, up stairs, and, even, in an elevator, we follow Neil and his sister from one of designer Laura Hopkins’s imaginatively designed rooms (wonderfully inspired by [Neil] Gaiman’s illustrator Dave McKean) to another. Live music and song, which often entails audience participation, helps us charmingly and comically on our way. – The Telegraph ★★★★
Lu Kemp’s richly inventive NTS company have a huge amount of fun with sets and music, jokes and arguments, and the evolving relationship between Neil and his little sister. – The Scotsman ★★★★
Moving from one bizarre encounter to the next, a feeling takes hold that we are playing a part in a real adventure. – The Times ★★★★
“It’s a deliciously daft concept, a quality Oliver Emanuel’s script and Laura Hopkins’s designs make the most of; but in execution, it is also gripping.”
The Guardian ★★★★
This wonderfully imaginative production certainly deserves a long life in the NTS repertoire. – The Stage
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The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish continues its tour to Livingston (2 – 5 May), Edinburgh (8 – 11 May), Stirling (15 – 18 May), Glasgow (22 – 25 May), Inverness ( 29 May – 1 June). Information and tickets on www.nationaltheatrescotland.com
The National Theatre of Scotland is offering an opportunity for families to attend a relaxed performance of The Day l Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish, based on the book by Neil Gaiman, at Macrobert, Stirling.
The Thursday May 16th May performance of The Day l Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish is a one-off afternoon performance exclusively for audience members who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment, including people with Autistic Spectrum Condition or sensory or communication conditions and their families.
There are 30 available places which will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please reserve your place directly with the National Theatre of Scotland and pay on the day. Details below.
Families will be offered a pre-show tour and walk through at 3.45pm lasting 30 minutes, with a chance to meet the actors, see the set and props and ask questions. The performance begins at 4.30pm lasting 60 minutes. Volunteers from NAS Scotland will be present to help with specific needs.
Working closely with the National Autistic Society (NAS) Scotland, this performance will provide a supportive, relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for all the family. With intimate up-close surroundings and an audience of only 30, this autism-friendly performance encourages families affected by autism to enjoy Scottish theatre within an environment where the actors, ushers and technicians are committed to creating a comfortable and understanding atmosphere.
THE DAY I SWAPPED MY DAD FOR TWO GOLDFISH
By Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, in a new adaptation created by Lu Kemp and Abigail Docherty. Written by Oliver Emanuel, Directed by Lu Kemp
Relaxed performance: Thursday 16th May 2013
Macrobert Arts Centre
University of Stirling,
Stirling FK9 4LA
Pre show tour and walk through: 3.45pm lasting 30 minutes
Performance begins: 4.30pm lasting 60 minutes with no interval.
Ticket prices: £7/£5.50
Family passes: £13 (family of 2), £19 (family of 3), (£25 family of 4)
To find out more, book your tickets and to discuss your specific requirements please contact Marianne Maxwell Marianne.firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 227 9017.
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart, created by David Greig (Writer) and Wils Wilson (Director) is heading to London in 2013, to be presented off-site by the Royal Court Theatre as part of Vicky Featherstone’s (former Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland) opening summer season.
The production will be play at the London Welsh Centre, WC1 from 12 July– 3 Aug and CLF Arts Café at the Bussey Building in Peckham, SE15 from 5-9 Aug.
Recent successful National Theatre of Scotland productions in London include, Glasgow Girls, co-produced with Stratford East and the Citizens Theatre and Enquirer, in partnership with the London Review of Books.
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart tour is the longest international tour undertaken by the Company to date spanning four continents, nine countries and 41 different venues.
The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart premiered in the Victorian Bar at the Tron Theatre in 2011, before achieving phenomenal success and critical acclaim at the 2011 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The production toured Scotland and England and Ireland throughout 2011 and 2012.
Internationally, in 2012 and 2013, the company visited festivals and venues in Connecticut, North Carolina, Chicago, Michigan, Texas, California, Vancouver, Massachusetts, Ohio, Indiana, Washington DC, Michigan, Adelaide and Perth (Australia) Auckland (New Zealand), and for the first time Brazil.
In keeping with the site-specific origins of the show, the production was staged in a tavern, a brewery, and community spaces and studios with bars built in.
Born out of our partnership with the National Theatre of China, the National Theatre of Scotland and a Play Pie and A Pint commissioned three new plays by Chinese playwrights, in Mandarin, which were subsequently translated and then adapted by Scottish playwrights.
This cultural transference has impacted on casting, resulting in equal prominence being given to additional characteristics other than just race, e.g. accent, class and cultural voice. Across the three plays, from a total of eight actors cast, four will be British East Asian.
The season has been produced on behalf of A Play, A Pie and A Pint at Òran Mór, the National Theatre of Scotland, SaiTa (Beijing) Cultural LTD and Tian Qinxin Theatre Studio, in association with the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh, led by the National Theatre of Scotland’s Associate Producer, Shihui Weng.
For more information and ticket info, please see www.nationaltheatrescotland.com
100 tickets have been released for the additional performance of Black Watch on Sunday 14th April at 2pm at the SECC, Glasgow (rescheduled from Friday 12th April at 8pm).
Advance tickets can be bought by telephoning the ticketSOUP contact centre on 0844 395 4000 (9am – 9pm).
Tickets £27.50 (£15 concessions)
Cancellation of National Theatre of Scotland’s Black Watch
Friday 12th April 2013 8pm
The National Theatre of Scotland regrets to announce the cancellation of tonight’s performance of Black Watch (Friday 12th April) at the SECC in Glasgow.
This is due to unforeseen and exceptional multiple cast illness. Although this is the first time ever that a performance of Black Watch has had to be cancelled, we do not underestimate the inconvenience this will cause to audience members and we wish to apologise sincerely for this and for the disappointment.
We have been able to add an extra performance of Black Watch in order to re-accommodate audience members from tonight. This performance will take place on Sunday 14th April 2013 at 2pm at the SECC in Glasgow.
Tickets for tonight’s performance remain valid for Sunday. Anyone who wishes a refund is kindly requested to call the SECC Box Office on 0844 395 4000 prior to Sunday’s performance.
We reiterate our apologies for this cancellation and very much hope to be able to welcome audience members to the re-scheduled performance on Sunday 14th April.
Development Officer (Trusts and Foundations)
Full time, 12 month fixed term
Salary: £21,000 – £23,000
Based in Glasgow
We are seeking to appoint a new Development Officer specialising in Trust and Foundation fundraising to research, identify and develop applications for funding from trusts, foundations and other appropriate funding bodies as well as providing general support to the Development team.
The closing date for applications is 10am, Monday 29th April 2013
Project Manager: Full Time (12 month fixed-term contract)
Based in Glasgow
We are seeking to appoint a new Project Manager to manage the day to day activity of the Artistic Development department and to support the Director of Artistic Development and Literary Manager.
The Project Manager will manage the Company’s creative development activity, encompassing development on projects for production, speculative proposals from external artists, and investment in skills and ideas’ development for emerging/mid-career artists.
The closing date for applications is 10am, Friday 5th April 2013
Interviews will be held in Glasgow w/c 15th April2013
You can also call Kathy Khorrami at National Theatre of Scotland on 0141 221 0970 or send an email to: email@example.com