Black Watch

National Theatre of Scotland

20 June 2008 - 26 July 2008 / 19:45, 14:00, 19:15


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‘Full of intelligent, heart-twisting ambivalence, Black Watch is a landmark event.' The Independent

Multi-award-winning Black Watch received unanimous critical acclaim at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival and on its subsequent Scottish and international tours. Hurtling from a pool room in Fife to an armoured wagon in a war zone, the play is based on interviews conducted 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. A visceral, complex and urgent piece of theatre.

Performance time: 19:45 (19:15 on 25 Jul; also 14:00 on 28 Jun 5 9 12 19 23 26 Jul)
Running time: 110 mins / no interval
Latecomers will not be admitted

The Barbican Theatre will be transformed for this production with a limited number of seats.
Age guidance 16+
Contains explicit language

Captioned performance 12 Jul 14:00
Audio described performance and touch tour 26 Jul 14:00

Post Show Talks 26 Jun 3 10 17 24 Jul
Click here to read Ben Brantley's Black Watch review (New York Times, 24 Oct 07)

By Gregory Burke
Directed by John Tiffany

The National Theatre of Scotland is supported by The Scottish Government

National Theatre of Scotland has been supported by Maclay Murray & Spens LLP, sponsors of the performance of Black Watch on 3 July 2008.

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