Black Watch

National Theatre of Scotland

27 November 2010 - 22 January 2011 / 19:45, 14:00


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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.

The Times *****
Metro *****
Sunday Times *****
Daily Mail *****
Financial Times *****
Time Out *****

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.

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