Black Watch returns to Glasgow in 2013

Black Watch, photographer credit Manuel HarlanBlack Watch by Gregory Burke, directed by John Tiffany, returns to Glasgow in 2013 playing at the SECC from Wednesday 28th March to Saturday 13th April, supported by Scottish Power.

Black Watch has played to sold-out houses in Glasgow on three previous occasions in 2007, 2008 and 2010.  The production has now played to over 212,000 people across four continents and has garnered 22 awards.

Following the Glasgow run in 2013, the production will tour to the Norwich and Norfolk Festival (17-20 April), Seattle (25 April – 5 May) and San Francisco (9 May – 16 June).

Promotional trailer for Black Watch features cast from 2010/11 production.

Hurtling from a pool room in Fife to an armoured wagon in Iraq, Black Watch is based on interviews by Gregory Burke with former soldiers who served in Iraq.  Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals what it means to be part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror and what it means to make the journey home again.

John Tiffany’s production makes powerful and inventive use of movement, music and song to create a visceral, complex and urgent piece of theatre.

ScottishPower’s support of the 2013 Glasgow run of Black Watch is part of an ongoing relationship between the two companies.  Most recently ScottishPower has supported the National Theatre of Scotland projects Glasgow Girls, Reasons to Dance and Truant, with the two companies winning the Community Award at the 2013 Arts and Business Scotland Awards for their collaboration on the last two of these projects.

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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.

2 thoughts on “Black Watch returns to Glasgow in 2013

  1. ewen watt

    we saw the first run of Black Watch at Edinburgh Fringe-spellbinding, dramatic,poignant,gritty dialogue, terrific lighting and effects, thought-provoking. It’s a “must see” play- must see it again at SECC

  2. Judith Croft

    Went to see it in Glasgow last night. utterly brilliant. it really makes you think what it was all about. The actors make very convincing soldiers!


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