Join the cast of Reasons to Dance

The National Theatre of Scotland invites the people of Falkirk to join the community cast for the final performance events of Reasons to Dance.

Community Casting Days

Falkirk Old and St Modan’s Parish Church
Manse Place, Falkirk FK1 1JN

Wednesday 25th January (7 – 8.30pm)
Saturday 28th January 28th (11.30am – 1pm, 2 – 3.30pm)

Since September 2011 individuals and groups across a wide range of ages from the Falkirk Council area have been sharing their stories (and confessions!) on the theme of dance.  As this latest National Theatre of Scotland large scale community participation project, Reasons to Dance, moves into its final stages, the people of Falkirk are invited to become part of the theatrical finale (taking place in the last week of March), by attending one of three community casting sessions.

Through a series of workshops, events, interviews and questionnaires the Reasons to Dance embedded creative team has tapped into the thoughts and memories of over 1000 people from the local community, exploring the reasons, rituals, music, venues, clothing, styles, disasters and triumphs linked to ‘the life of dance’.  These collected tales and materials will inspire and shape the final theatrical event – created by, and for, the people of Falkirk.  Part installation, part performance, the production will take place at a secret Falkirk location, and combine personal stories brought to life with drama, music, creative writing, photography and film.

Whether they have already engaged with the Reasons to Dance project, or are interested in becoming involved for the first time, local people have the opportunity to star in the show by attending one of three community casting sessions at Falkirk Old and St. Modan’s Parish Church on Wednesdsay 25th (7 – 8:30pm) and Saturday 28th January (11:30am – 1pm and 2 – 3:30pm).  People of all ages and abilities are welcome (minimum 14 yrs) and it’s important to be aware that no dancing ability is required. These community casting days will provide an opportunity for participants to meet the National Theatre of Scotland’s creative team and to take part in a practical drama workshop and information session.


Other Information

  • Participants can choose to attend one of the three community casting sessions
  • Please wear loose, comfortable clothing
  • Availability during the theatrical finale performance week is necessary (Monday 26th – Saturday 31st March 2012), with some availability in the rehearsal week also required (Monday 19th – Saturday 24th March 2012)
  • If you have any access requirements, please do contact the team in advance.


For further information on Reasons to Dance, visit or our dedicated Facebook page.  The team can also be contacted directly at or by calling 0141 227 9230.

Details of the performance venue and the final events will be announced soon.

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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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