Black Watch Returns to Glasgow

| March 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
Black Watch 2012 Production

Black Watch 2012 Production

The award-winning play Black Watch is returning to Glasgow from Wednesday 28th March until Saturday 13th April. Written by Gregory Burke and presented by The National Theatre of Scotland, the play tells the story of Black Watch soldiers serving in Operation TELIC in Iraq in 2004.

Sold out in Glasgow on three previous occasions, the play has been praised by critics since it was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2006. In a review published by the Guardian, James Denselow said the play acts as a reminder of the distance between those who fight our wars and those back home who try and understand them. “Black Watch is fueled by a relentless energy that is a potent reminder of the prime of life, so quickly transformed into death, severe physical or mental injury. It is also a reminder of the great distance between the British population and the wars fought in its name.”

Based on interviews with former soldiers, the play takes viewers from a pool room in Fife to the heart of the battlefield in Iraq while exploring what it means to be part of the famous Scottish Regiment. The production has been seen by 212,000 people across the world, most recently making its debut at the National Theatre of Korea in Seoul. The 2013 production is directed by John Tiffany and stars Stuart Martin, Benjamin Davies, Stephen McCole and Robert Jack.

For more information, please visit the National Theatre of Scotland website.

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