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Black Watch
On from 20 Jun 2008 till 26 Jul 2008
by National Theatre of Scotland
Genre(s): Drama

About: Black Watch

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

Suitable for ages 16+ (Contains strong language)

20 Jun – 26 Jul 2008

7.45pm (also 2pm on 28 Jun and 5 9 12 19 23 26 Jul)
110 mins/no interval

Captioned performance 12 Jul 2pm

Audio described performance and touch tour 26 Jul 1.30pm

Post Show Talk Series exploring art and war: 26 Jun and 3 10 17 & 24 Jul
Free to same day ticket holders

Tickets £25

Please note: The Barbican Theatre will be transformed for this production, with a limited number of seats.


‘A magnificent piece of social and political theatre. A high point not just of the festival but of the theatrical year.’ The Observer

‘No film could ever match the power and immediacy of this portrait of war; it’s a triumph for the National Theatre of Scotland.’ Time Out ******

‘One of the most exhilarating pieces of theatre seen for years.’ The Guardian*****

‘This wasn’t simply the sensation of the Edinburgh Fringe, but one of the few shows anywhere in the UK that could be described as perfect; it was a vision of how theatre could be.’ The Telegraph*****

‘Not just the hit of the Edinburgh Festival, it was also the most viscerally exciting thing I’d seen there for a decade.’ Sunday Times*****

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