Landmark theatrical event, Black Watch returns to the Barbican with a brand new cast following its outstanding success at the 2009 Olivier Awards.
Forcibly throwing us into the frontline soldier's experience - the boredom, the profanity, the day to day danger and the gallows humour of uniquely close-knit comrades - the show takes us beyond the all too easy image of soldiers as heroes villains.
Today, as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan touch us in different ways, Black Watch opens our perception to the complex and uncomfortable reality of war. This is political theatre that is still as relevant and urgent as ever.
Winner of four Olivier Awards (2009): Best New Play,Best Director, Best Theatre Choreographer, Best Sound Design.
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Performance time: 7.45pm (also 2pm 4, 11, 18, 21, 23, 30 Dec & 5, 8, 15, 18, 22 Jan) Running time: 110mins / no interval Latecomers will not be admitted Age guidance 16+ Strong language 11 Dec, 2pm Audio described performance
21 Dec, 7.45pm Captioned performance
10 Jan Post Show Talk Post show talk chaired by David Loyn Where Are We Know? A discussion about the current position in Iraq
17 Jan Post Show Talk with the creative team
Written by Gregory Burke Directed by John Tiffany
Associate Director (movement) Steven Hoggett Associate Director (music) Davey Anderson Set designed by Laura Hopkins Costumes designed by Jessica Brettle Lighting designed by Colin Grenfell Sound designed by Gareth Fry Video designed by Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer for Fifty Nine Productions Ltd.