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FEB-JUNE 2006
FEB-JUNE 2006
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WHAT?
IT IS SCOTLAND’S FIRST
EVER NATIONAL THEATRE.
WORKING TOGETHER WITH THE
BEST SCOTTISH ACTORS, DIRECTORS
AND THEATRE COMPANIES, WE WILL
PRODUCE UNMISSABLE NIGHTS OUT.
WHERE?
EVERYWHERE. WITH NO BUILDING
OF ITS OWN, NTS WILL TOUR TO BIG
THEATRES, SMALL THEATRES AND
PLACES WHERE THEATRE HAS
NEVER BEEN, ACROSS THE WHOLE
OF SCOTLAND AND BEYOND.
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WHY?
BECAUSE SCOTLAND HAS THE
TALENT AND THE AUDIENCE
TO HAVE A WORLD-CLASS
NATIONAL THEATRE.
HOME
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THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS
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ELIZABETH GORDON QUINN
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NTS WORKSHOP
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NTS LEARN INSERT
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FALLING
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THE CRUCIBLE
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ROAM
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COMING SOON
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ADDITIONAL INFO
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A BREATHTAKINGLY AMBITIOUS
EVENT TO LAUNCH NTS
HOME
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TEN INSPIRING DIRECTORS, TEN SURPRISING
LOCATIONS, TEN BRAND NEW PIECES OF THEATRE
CREATED ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO CELEBRATE THE
BEGINNING OF THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND.
NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND OPENING NIGHT
SATURDAY 25TH FEBRUARY, FREE
in- Aberdeen, Caithness, Dumfries, Dundee, East Lothian, Edinburgh,
Glasgow, Inverness, Shetland and Stornoway.
by – Graham Eatough, Scott Graham, Stewart Laing, Matthew Lenton, Kenny
Miller, Anthony Neilson, Alison Peebles, Gill Roberston, John Tiffany and Wils
Wilson
the place where one lives, a dwelling house, one’s family
background, the native land of a person or a person’s ancestors,
an institution for persons needing care, rest or refuge, the place
where a thing originates or is native or is most common, the
finishing point in a race.
The National Theatre of Scotland has commissioned ten of Britain’s best
theatre directors to create ten pieces of theatre around the theme of HOME,
widely thought of as the most evocative word in the English language.
Each director will present their own unique vision of home, working
together with artists and local communities and drawing inspiration
from their surroundings.
Together they will turn the whole of Scotland into their theatre.
Over one night. In what we believe will be a truly unique event, we invite you
to join us in forests, ferries, shopfronts, factories, museums, concert halls,
nissan huts, tenements and tower blocks.
NTS opening night will be unforgettable. It will be for children, young
people, and not so young people. It will be free. It will be a celebration
of theatre and a celebration for Scotland.
HOME is a free event with capacity dependent on the nature of each event.
See www.nationaltheatrescotland.com for details of all shows.
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HOME SHETLAND
The Northlink Ferry, Holmsgarth Ferry Terminal, Lerwick
Thur 23 Feb, Sat 25 Feb and Mon 27 Feb
Times: 23, 25 Feb - 12noon, 1.15pm, 2.30pm,
27 Feb - 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2pm
Box office: Tickets will be available from the Holmsgarth
Ferry Terminal, Lerwick on Sat 4 Feb 10am-2pm.
From Mon 6 Feb Box office: Islesburgh Community Centre 01595 692114
Created and directed by Wils Wilson
With text by Jackie Kay and Shetland playwright Jacqui Clark,
original music and soundscape by Hugh Nankivell,
Installations by visual artist Karen Clubb, photography by
Jennifer Ann O’Neill, Lighting Design by Tony Peaker
Partner: Creative Links Office, Shetland Islands Council
Everyone on this ferry route is on a journey either to or
from their home – a place where lives and stories cross and
connect. HOME Shetland will be an evocative multimedia
experience in a unique setting.
The performances are a guided tour through the miniature
house from cellar to attic, uncovering the dark corners
where secrets lurk. The tour is presented in Gaelic with
English translation.
Full access for wheelchair users.
Stewart Laing has worked extensively across the UK and
internationally as a theatre and opera director and has a
won a Tony award for his work as a theatre designer.
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HOME CAITHNESS
Caithness Glass Factory & Visitor Centre, Wick
Thur 23 - Sat 25 Feb
Box office: 01851 703307, An Lanntair Arts Centre
(tickets available from 5th Feb)
Created and directed by Stewart Laing
With Model Makers: Simon Daw, Minty Donald, Marc Hardy,
Will Holt, Moira Maclean and Nick Millar
Partner: An Lanntair Arts Centre, Stornoway
An exploration of the home in miniature. Working with a
brilliant team of model-makers, a doll’s house will be built
in a shop window in Stornoway.
Partner: Eden Court, Inverness
HOME Inverness is a highly energetic performance inspired
by a series of specially created photographs of local families
in their own homes. This piece is about lives lived on the
edge - on the sofa, on the bed, on the run - performed
within the walls of an epic new performance space.
Full access for wheelchair users.
Scott Graham is a Co-Artistic Director of Frantic Assembly,
the UK’s leading physical theatre company.
HOME ABERDEEN
Created and directed by Matthew Lenton
48 Logie Place, Aberdeen
Tue 21 – Sun 26 Feb
Designed by Kai Fischer
Trapped in an old folk’s home, one night, Elsie is visited
by characters from the film Once Upon a Time in the
West. Inspired, she decides to make a break for HOME…
Incorporating live music and physical performance,
HOME Caithness will be a highly visual show in this
stunning location.
Times: 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
McManus Galleries, Albert Square, Dundee
Fri 24 - Sat 25 Feb
Box office: 01955 641270, Lyth Arts Centre
www.lytharts.org.uk for booking enquiries
Wils Wilson is Co-Artistic Director of Wilson+Wilson who
specialise in creating art, installation and theatre inspired
by and performed in unexpected locations.
14 Church Street, Stornoway HIS 2DS
Thur 23 - Sat 25 Feb
With Delphine Gaborit, Geir Hytten, Georgina Lamb,
Vicki Manderson, Tim Morris and James Daniel Wilson
Lighting designed by Andy Purves
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Partner: Grey Coast Theatre Company
HOME STORNOWAY
HOME DUNDEE
Times: 7pm, 9pm
Full access for wheelchair users.Some aspects of this performance
are outdoors so please wear warm clothing.
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Created and directed by Scott Graham
Times: 21 – 26 Feb: Bus leaves Aberdeen Arts Centre
at 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm
25 Feb: Bus leaves Aberdeen Arts Centre at 2pm, 3pm,
6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm
Times: 7.30pm
Box office: 01382 223530, Dundee Rep
Created and directed by Kenny Miller
Video by Davie McKay.
Cast: Andy Clark, Sally Reid and Julie Austin
Director of Photography: Jerry Kelly
Editor: Jim Hamilton
Lighting Designer: Graham Sutherland
Partner: Dundee Rep Theatre
This project will transform the McManus Galleries into
a 1950’s Dance Hall. With live performance and filmed
interviews with residents of care homes, HOME Dundee
recreates a theatrical youth culture from half a century
ago - a nostalgic journey through time and an
unforgettable night out for the young at heart.
Full access for wheelchair users.
Box office: Aberdeen Box Office 01224 641122
Kenny Miller is an award-winning director/designer
who has worked as Head of Design and Associate Director
at the Citizens’ Theatre and has worked extensively
across the UK.
Created and directed by Alison Peebles
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Full access for wheelchair users.
Designed by Ursula Cleary and martin McNee
with text by Rona Munro
HOME EDINBURGH
Matthew Lenton is Artistic Director of highly-acclaimed
Glasgow-based company Vanishing Point.
Partner: Aberdeen International Youth Festival and Culture
& Leisure Services Team, Aberdeen City Council
The Queens Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh
25 Feb
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HOME INVERNESS
Arts in Motion Creation Centre, Evanton
Thur 23 – Sat 25 Feb
Times: Thu 23 Feb: 7pm, Fri 24 Feb: 7pm and 9pm
and Sat 25 Feb: 4pm and 7pm
Box office: 01463 234234, Eden Court
48 Logie Place has been abandoned for years - home only to
local pigeons. An exciting creative team will transform this
tenement and create a ground-breaking series of theatrical
encounters within the previously empty rooms. The project
involves local community performers and professional
actors.
Alison Peebles is a founder of Communicado Theatre and is
one of Scotland’s leading theatre directors, film-makers
and actresses.
Times: 4pm and 7.30pm
Box office: 0131 668 2019
Created and directed by Anthony Neilson
Partner: Scene and Heard
A mock session of First Minister’s Questions, scripted
by children between the ages of 9 and 12 years old and
performed by a collection of Scotland’s finest actors.
An unusual and irreverent theatrical happening – part
parliamentary occasion, part Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.
Full access for wheelchair users.
Anthony Neilson is an award-winning writer/director who
has worked in theatre, opera, film, radio and television.
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BSL signed performances available for all HOME productions contact 0141 227 9003 or visit www.nationalthatrescotland.com for details
HOME EAST LOTHIAN
A journey beginning at Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
Previews: 23 Feb at 5pm, 24 Feb at 5pm & 8pm
Main performances: 25 Feb at 5pm & 8pm
Tickets will only be available through a free draw. Telephone
the ticket hotline on 0131 665 4960 (max. 4 per family) or
email: [email protected]
The draw will take place on 14th Feb 2006
Created and directed by Gill Robertson
Designed by Karen Tennent, Lighting Design by
Jeanine Davies & Composition by Steve Kettley
With Cath Whitefield, James Anthony Pearson and
Susan Harrison
Partners: Brunton Theatre and East Lothian Council
Associate Director Davey Anderson
Choreographed by Allan Irvine
Lighting Designed by Natasha Chivers
Cast includes Billy Boyd, Blythe Duff, Neil Campbell,
Louise Ludgate and Colette O’Neil
Partner: Greater Easterhouse Arts Company
25 Soutra Place is an 18-storey tower block, an iconic
landmark on the M8 out of Glasgow. HOME Glasgow will be
an outdoor spectacular featuring abseiling, dance and live
film creating a fantastical glimpse into secret lives.
Full access for wheelchair users.
Audiences are recommended to travel on public transport (limited
parking available). This performance takes place outdoors so please
wear warm clothing.
John Tiffany is Associate Director (New Work) at NTS and
has won many awards for his directing.
An enchanted winter’s tale for all the family.
Audiences will be transported to a secret location in
East Lothian where, in a unique and atmospheric setting,
they will uncover a modern take on a familiar fairytale about
fear, hope, strength and love. What lengths would you go to
get Home?
The Loreburn Hall, Newall Terrace, Dumfries
23 - 24 Feb at 7.30pm and 25 Feb at 5.30pm and 7.30pm
HOME East Lothian is for adults and children from 8 - 12.
Adults must be accompanied by children. The production is partly
accessible for wheelchair users.
Box office: Dumfries & Galloway Arts Association
01387 253383
Gill Robertson is the Artistic Director of Catherine Wheels,
one of Scotland’s leading theatre companies for children
and young people.
Created and directed by Graham Eatough
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HOME CAITHNESS
HOME STORNOWAY
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HOME INVERNESS
HOME SHETLAND
HOME DUMFRIES
HOME ABERDEEN
HOME DUNDEE
With Audio Visual Art Work by Kenny MacLeod, photography
by Nicky Bird and interviews by Mary Smith.
Cast: Pauline Lockhart and Calum Cuthbertson
HOME EDINBURGH
Partner: Dumfries & Galloway Arts Association
HOME GLASGOW
25 Soutra Place, Cranhill, (near Easterhouse)
25 - 26 Feb
Times: 5.30pm and 8pm
Box office: email [email protected]
or call GEAC on 0141 781 2034
Created and directed by John Tiffany
A powerful, multimedia exploration of home, memory
and death, bringing together sound, visuals and live
performance in a unique installation that will encompass
both audiences and performers. Inspired by Richard
Strauss’s Four Last Songs and interviews with local
senior citizens.
Graham Eatough co-founded Suspect Culture in 1992 and
has been the company’s Artistic Director since 1995. He has
also directed opera, television and film.
HOME Helpline (weekdays 10am – 6pm): 0141 227 9003
HOME EAST LOTHIAN
HOME GLASGOW
HOME DUMFRIES
DIRECTOR IMAGE, L to R:
back row: John Tiffany, Scott Graham, Matthew Lenton, Kenny Miller, Alison Peebles
seated row: Stewart Laing, Wils Wilson, Graham Eatough, Gill Robertson
foreground: Anthony Neilson
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NTS CREATES A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE FOR EVERYONE
OVER 7 WHO’S NOT A SCAREDY CAT
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‘A STORY FOR COOL KIDS WHO WILL GROW UP FEARLESS.’
THE SUNDAY TIMES
Presented by NTS and Improbable in association with Tramway
Conceived and made for the stage by Julian Crouch,
Vicky Featherstone and Nick Powell
Additional lyrics by Neil Gaiman
Choreography by Steven Hoggett
This is the story of Lucy, who hears creeping, creaking, crumpling
noises coming from behind the wallpaper and is convinced that
there are wolves in the walls of her house. Her jam-making mother,
tuba-playing father and video game obsessed brother think the
noises are really mice, or rats or bats. But they are wrong and she
is right as they will all soon find out…
Improbable has made ten pieces of work to date;
70 Hill Lane, Animo, Lifegame, Cinderella, Coma,
Spirit, Sticky, The Hanging Man, Theatre Of Blood and
Stars Are Out Tonight. These shows have toured to
eighteen countries around the world.
www.improbable.co.uk
‘IMPROBABLE... IS ONE OF THE MOST
ENERGISING AND PROVOCATIVE FORCES
IN BRITISH THEATRE.’
THE GUARDIAN
With an unruly pack of actors, musicians and crazy puppets, the show will
make you laugh, shriek with horror and watch the action between the cracks
in your fingers, because everyone knows… when the wolves come out of
the walls, it’s all over.
The National Theatre of Scotland and Improbable are unleashing
The Wolves in the Walls onto the stage. NTS Artistic Director,
Vicky Featherstone, co-directs in partnership with Improbable’s Julian
Crouch, whose work includes the unforgettable Shockheaded Peter and
Jerry Springer the Opera. Nick Powell, best known for his haunting television
scores and soundtracks for Suspect Culture provides the music and songs.
Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean have conquered the world with the Sandman
series, Coraline and most recently MirrorMask, a stunning new feature
film. Bookshops across the world are crammed with their work and Gaiman
is a regular New York Times number one bestseller. Having expressed their
unique vision through graphic and adult novels, children’s books, television
and film, this is the first time the duo’s work gatecrashes theatre.
For everyone over 7 who isn’t a scaredy cat.
in association with
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THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS
TRAMWAY GLASGOW 22 MARCH - 8 APRIL
Wed 22 - Thur 23 Mar 1pm (Schools preview) - £2 (teachers free)
Sat 25 Mar 1pm & 7.30pm (Previews) £7/£4
Tue 28 Mar 7.30pm (Preview) £7/£4
Wed 29 – Fri 31 Mar 7.30pm £9/£6
Sat 1 Apr 1pm & 7.30pm £9/£6
Tue 4 Apr 1pm & 7.30pm £9/£6
Wed 5 Apr 7.30pm £9/£6
Thur 6 Apr 1pm & 7.30pm £9/£6
Fri 7 Apr 7.30pm £9/£6
Sat 8 Apr 1pm & 7.30pm £9/£6
Family Discounts: £18 for Preview performances – family of 2 adults and 2 kids
(additional adults/kids £7/£4), £25 for all other performances (additional adults/kids £9/£6)
Tramway box office: 0845 330 3501
-LYRIC HAMMERSMITH 12 - 29 APRIL
7.30pm (no performances 16-17, 23 April)
Matinees: 13 Apr (2.30pm), 15 Apr (4pm), 22 Apr (2.30pm),
26 Apr (1.30pm), 29 Apr (2.30pm)
£12-25 (concessions / children under 16 – £10, 18-25’s - £6)
Performances 12-13 Apr £9
An open captioned performance will take place on 27 Apr (7.30pm)
A post show discussion will be held on 25 Apr (5.30pm)
Lyric Hammersmith box office: 08700 500 511
Online booking: www.lyric.co.uk
-PERTH THEATRE 3 - 6 MAY
Wed 3 May 7.45pm £10/£8 (children £5.50)
Thur 4 May 7.45pm £10/£8 (children £5.50)
Fri 5 May 7.45pm £10/£8 (children £5.50)
Sat 6 May 2.30pm and 7.45pm £10/£8 (children £5.50)
Perth Theatre box office: 0845 612 6322
Online booking: www.horsecross.co.uk
-MACROBERT ARTS CENTRE, STIRLING 9 - 10 MAY
Tues 9 May 7pm £5/£4
Wed 10 May 1.30pm and 7pm £5/£4
Post show discussion on Wed 10 May
Macrobert Arts Centre box office: 01786 466666
ADAM SMITH THEATRE, KIRKCALDY 12 - 13 MAY
Fri 12 May 7.30pm £8/£5
Sat 13 May 2.30pm and 7.30pm £8/£5
Family ticket £24.00
Adam Smith Theatre box office: 01592 412929
-AYR GAIETY THEATRE 18 - 20 MAY
Thur 18 May 7.30pm £12 (children £6)
Fri 19 May 7.30pm £12 (children £6)
Sat 20 May 2.30pm and 7.30pm £14 (children £7)
Adult concessions available
Family ticket 2 adults and 2 children £30.00
Audio described performance: Friday 19 May
Hospital broadcast: Fri 19 May
Ayr Gaiety Theatre box office: 01292 611222
The Wolves in the Walls will tour again across the UK in
Autumn 2006 and internationally from Spring 2007.
“THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF
SCOTLAND... A MILESTONE IN
SCOTTISH THEATRE HISTORY.”
SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY
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NTS REVIVES THE VERY BEST SCOTTISH PLAYS
‘CHRIS HANNAN’S MONSTROUS AND MAGNIFICENT HEROINE.’
JOYCE MACMILLAN in THE GUARDIAN (1985)
Cast includes Siobhan Redmond
Directed by John Tiffany
Designed by Neil Warmington
Lighting Designed by Chahine Yavroyan
‘ONE OF THE BEST WOMEN’S ROLES EVER TO
EMERGE FROM SCOTTISH THEATRE.’
JOYCE MACMILLAN in THE GUARDIAN (1985)
While others worry about the trivial things in life, like food,
a roof over their heads, rent strikes and world wars, Elizabeth
Gordon Quinn has but one concern – her piano. She can’t play
a note but it sets her apart from her impoverished neighbours.
Or so she thinks…
Written in 1985, Elizabeth Gordon Quinn is a contemporary classic,
featuring one of the best women’s roles ever to emerge from Scottish
theatre. Holding court amidst her dysfunctional family and its filth,
Elizabeth Gordon Quinn is an unforgettable tragicomic heroine with
an extraordinary power to repel and attract.
John Tiffany (Perfect Days, Passing Places, Gagarin Way) directs a crack
Scottish cast led by Siobhan Redmond in a production that promises to be
epic and electrifying.
‘Chris Hannan has created one of the most intriguing
characters of the modern stage.’
MARK FISHER in THE LIST (1985)
Chris Hannan is one of Scotland’s most inspiring and influential writers.
His work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Traverse
Theatre, the Tron Theatre, the Old Vic and the Bush and includes the plays
Shining Souls and The Evil Doers.
BY CHRIS HANNAN
DUNDEE REP THEATRE
25 - 29 APRIL
Tues – Wed (Previews) 7.45pm £8
Thurs – Sat 7.45pm £14 (Concessions £5-£8)
Sat matinee 2.30pm £8/£5
Box office: 01382 223530
Online booking: www.dundeerep.co.uk
-CITIZENS’ THEATRE (MAIN THEATRE), GLASGOW
2 - 6 MAY
Tues 2 May 7.30pm £5
Wed 3 May 7.30pm £12/£6 (£3 Gorbals Citizens’ Cardholders)
Thurs 4 May 7.30pm £12/£6 (£3 Gorbals Citizens’ Cardholders)
Fri 5 May 7.30pm £14/£7
Sat 6 May 2.30pm (all tickets £5) and 7.30pm £14/£7
Citizens’ box office: 0141 429 0022
Online booking: www.citz.co.uk
-PERTH THEATRE
10 - 13 MAY
7.45pm + Sat matinee 2.30pm £15: £12 concessions (children £5.50)
Perth Theatre box office: 0845 612 6320
Online booking: www.horsecross.co.uk
-ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE, EDINBURGH
31 MAY - 3 JUNE
Wed 31 May – Fri 2 June 7.45pm £18/£15
Sat 3 June 2.30pm and 7.45pm £12
(students, disabled, unemployed and under 18s £7.50, matinee £6)
Royal Lyceum box office: 0131 248 4848
Online booking: www.lyceum.org.uk
-HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE, ABERDEEN
6 – 10 JUNE
Tues – Thurs 7.30pm £13.50 - £16.50 (Concessions £3 off)
Fri – Sat 7.30pm £14.50 - £17.50 (Concessions £3 off)
His Majesty’s Theatre box office: 01224 641122
Online booking: www.hmtheatre.com
WORKSHOP
The NTS Workshop is the innovative heart of the National
Theatre of Scotland and exists to invigorate our notion of
theatre. First port of call for any artist or company wanting
to develop ideas with or through the company, it helps
projects realise their full potential by encouraging risk-taking
and demanding excellence. It provides opportunities and
stimulus for artists across the whole artform and encourages
collaboration.
In addition to development, NTS Workshop will also produce
occasional experimental projects. The first of these is Falling,
a co-production with Poorboy in association with the Arches.
Our teams of artists and theatre makers are now
working across Scotland. We aim to inspire and
empower so that anyone who wants to, can help
make exciting and vibrant theatre to be shared
with audiences across the country. This way we
can help create a confident, outward-looking and
distinctively Scottish theatre voice.
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LEARN
Learning is at the heart of everything we do.
We believe that you can’t be creative without
learning and that you can’t learn without being
creative. Young and old, amateur and professional,
schools, colleges and universities, teachers,
students, voluntary groups and enthusiastic
individuals are all involved in celebrating theatre
in all its forms.
NTS WORKSHOP: SUPPORTING AND DEVELOPING
WORLD CLASS SCOTTISH TALENT
NTS LEARN IS ABOUT OPENING UP
GREAT THEATRE EXPERIENCES TO
AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE
ACROSS SCOTLAND.
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image. Some of the members of NTS Team
The team also delivers workshops related to all our productions which will
tour around Scotland. If you would like any of our teams to visit simply
contact our Learning and Outreach Manager.
The teams connect with primary and secondary schools, colleges and
community groups and train participants in design, dance, drama,
digital arts, visual arts and craft, music, multimedia, creative writing and
devising of new forms of theatre.
NTS Team is designed to be open and responsive and relies entirely on
positive partnerships. Moray, North Ayrshire, Fife, East and West Lothian
councils are all playing host to our teams.
Four teams of theatre artists are working in communities
throughout Scotland sharing their skills and experiences with
a range of groups.
St Margaret’s Academy
Bathgate Academy
Ross High School
Musselburgh Grammar School
Generation Arts Community Group
Dunbar Grammar School
Dunbar Primary
East Linton Primary
Innerwick Primary School
Stenton Primary School
West Barns Primary School
Elgin High School
Lossiemouth High School
In Moray:
Also working with the local community and businesses
in The Three Towns
Garnock Academy
Auchenharvie Academy
Ardrossen Academy
Dykesmain Primary School
Winton Primary School
Stanley Primary School
West Kilbride Primary School
Viewforth High School
Lochgelly High School
Madras College
Haydays Community Group, St Andrew’s
In the Lothians:
In North Ayrshire:
In Fife:
SCHOOLS INVOLVED IN NTS TEAM
PROJECTS INCLUDE:
TEAM
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Events and productions will be happening throughout Scotland from May
onwards and culminate in a festival at the Theatre and Concert Hall at
Horsecross, Perth in July.
NTS Exchange is a creative partnership with the Playwrights’ Studio
Scotland. Working with youth theatre groups from Ayr, Dundee, Lochaber,
Inverness, Kilmarnock, Perth, Cumbernauld, Fife, Edinburgh and Skye.
Get them to create a theatre festival and then brace yourself.
It’s risky and irreverent.
Take over two hundred 16 to 25 year olds and ask them to
explore what it is to be young, Scottish and international.
Give them a team of mentors who are renowned for creating
some of the most exciting theatre in Scotland.
Perth Theatre box office: 0845 612 6322
Online booking: www.horsecross.co.uk
NTS Exchange Festival
Perth Theatre & Concert Hall, Horsecross
5 – 8 July 2006
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Cumbernauld Theatre box office: 01236 732887
Cumbernauld Youth Theatre
Cumbernauld Theatre
30 June - 1 July
CONFIRMED EVENTS:
Details will be available at
www.nationaltheatrescotland.com soon.
Box Office: 01563 554900
East Ayrshire Youth Theatre
Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock
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Box office: 0845 612 6328
Perth Youth Theatre
Perth Theatre
185 High Street
Perth PH1 5UW
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Box office: (01383) 845000 ext. 5265 or 5268
Lauder College Youth Theatre
Lauder College Media Space
Dunfermline, Fife.
FURTHER INFORMATION ON OTHER EXCHANGE
EVENTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY INCLUDING
THE FOLLOWING:
EXCHANGE
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Communities from Russia, Sweden, Stornoway, Clydebank, Glasgow,
and Edinburgh will connect and create new theatrical forms that combine
innovation and imagination with integration and accessibility in its
broadest definition.
Connecting Communities is an unprecedented programme
bringing together the very best theatre created inclusively.
It will showcase the results in a celebration of some of the
most cutting edge theatre in Scotland.
For performance dates and venue details, contact:
Wendy Niblock, Co-ordinator on 0141 649 4844 or email:
[email protected]
BEYOND threads together music, movement, drama and
storytelling in an uplifting and inspirational performance.
Performed in Russian and Scots, BEYOND is a unique
collaboration between the critically acclaimed East Glasgow
Youth Theatre and Vesoliy Gorchishnik, the award-winning
youth theatre company from Priyut No 1 Orphanage in
Togliatti, Volga region in the Russian Federation.
Up, up and away! In July 2006 over thirty young people take
off on the journey of a lifetime. A voyage of discovery into
the power of travel, culture, their own life histories and
possible futures.
BEYOND
East Glasgow Youth Theatre and Vesoliy Gorchishnik present
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Citizens box office: 0141 429 0022
Online booking: www.citz.co.uk
Citizens Theatre Circle Studio
Tue 28 March – Sat 1 April 2006
This project is also supported by Sense over Sectarianism
and the Scottish Executive, JP Morgan Foundations,
Scottish International Education Trust, Gordon Fraser
Charitable Trust, The JTH Charitable Trust, Mary Andrew
Charitable Trust and The Tay Charitable Trust.
Working with the culturally diverse Citizens’ Community
Company, playwright Peter Arnott will draw on stories from
all around the world to examine questions that are both
fundamental and specific, local and global.
Where does solidarity end and bigotry begin? When is a mob
just a crowd? Where would Rangers be if there was no Celtic?
What can we learn from other conflicts elsewhere? What can
we learn from the very origins of humanity itself?
Directed by Neil Packham
A New Work by Peter Arnott
(Drawing on three classical folk tales and inspired by the
writing of young Glaswegians)
THE APE MEN, THE WARRIORS, THE OTHERS AND ME
The Citizens’ Community Company presents
PROJECTS INCLUDE:
CONNECTING
COMMUNITIES
Tramway Theatre
20 – 21, 24 – 28 October 2006, 8:00pm
26 October matinee at 2:30pm
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Broken marks the premiere of a large-scale, cutting-edge
new play which pushes the bounds of physical theatre.
Performed by professional adult actors and a cast of young
performers, Broken heralds major advances in theatremaking though the development of unique on-stage
aesthetics that combine British Sign Language, speech,
sound and movement.
Written by Deborah Andrews
Directed by Gerry Ramage
BROKEN
Solar Bear Theatre Company presents
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For further information: 0141 222 2540
Clydebank Town Hall
Tue 27 June 2006
Life, Stories & Dreams is a multimedia artistic installation
project using personal testimonies from twenty young
people and twenty adults with mixed abilities from West
Dunbartonshire and Inverclyde. They will collaborate in
music, drama and dance workshops culminating with an
exhibition of artifacts from the process and two performances
at Clydebank Town Hall.
Directed by Gordon Dougall
Music by Nigel Dunn
Movement by Linda Payne
Drama by Liam Hurley
Sound of Progress presents
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Eight international directors partnered with eight Scotland-based
directors will produce four platform performances and four studio theatre
explorations of international work. The abundant talents of students who
are about to graduate from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and
Drama will be on display as cast and co-explorers at one of Scotland’s
most celebrated and innovative theatre venues – The Tron Theatre
in Glasgow.
In the face of all this what stories must we tell?
It’s estimated that in ten years time 90% of the world
population will live in urban conurbations. War, famine,
a shrinking global economy and easy air travel have created
an immeasurable community of people in transit. They are
part of our daily life, they are a country’s greatest asset and its
greatest threat. Our world is shrinking and with it our individual
identity and heritage are being challenged.
Scotland, Sweden, Egypt, Canada, Romania,
Greece, India, Philippines and Russia will all share
their stories and methods of creating the most
urgent and contemporary theatre possible.
If this mix of talent and entertainment isn’t
enough then join us in debate hosted by Glasgow
University Theatre Department. The University
will chair open workshops on a range of subjects
inspired by the performances and workshops.
DIASPORA
Love and Money
Produced by RSAMD
Martin McCardie and Nadezhda Ptshkina
Fri 23 – Sun 25 June
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Untitled
Tue 20 – Thur 22 June
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Faust’s Dreams
Produced by NTS
Simon Sharkey and Mohamed Aboudoma
Fri 16 – Sun 18 June
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Cheech
Produced by the Tron Theatre
Pamela Carter and Françios Létourneau
Tue 13 – Thur 15 June
Confirmed events include:
DIASPORA INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
TRON THEATRE, GLASGOW
13 – 25 JUNE 2006
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image. Dune jumpers from Moray
Transform is a collaborative project with Scottish Power Learning that
allows Schools of Ambition to transform their approaches to learning.
By bringing these schools together with cutting edge theatre
professionals, communities and groups of local primary schools,
the partnerships produce a high impact theatre event that uses the
local environment as a backdrop to tell compelling stories.
Transform your school. Transform your community. Transform
your attitude. Transform your chances. Transform your luck.
Transform your life.
Kirklands Community High School, Methil
Aberhill Primary school
Denbeats Primary school
Mountfleurie Primary school
Lundin Mill Primary school
St Agatha’s Primary school
Balcurvie Primary school
Buckhaven Youth Theatre
Dunbar Grammar School
Dunbar Primary
East Linton Primary
Innerwick Primary School
Stenton Primary School
West Barns Primary School
Doon Academy and the Doon Learning Partnership
In East Ayrshire:
In Fife:
Also working with the local community and businesses
in The Three Towns
Ardrossen Academy
Dykesmain Primary School
Winton Primary School
Stanley Primary School
West Kilbride Primary School
In North Ayrshire:
In the Lothians:
SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN TRANSFORM INCLUDE:
See www.nationaltheatrescotland.com for further details.
Transform events will take place in Moray, Fife, East and
West Lothians and North Ayrshire between March and May
2006. Full details of venues, times and other information
will be announced shortly.
TRANSFORM EVENTS:
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‘ THE BEAUTY OF POORBOY’S WORK IS THEIR SHEER AMBITION.’
FALLING
Further details will be announced at
www.nationaltheatrescotland.com
Presented by Poorboy and the NTS Workshop in association
with Arches Theatre Company
Devised by Sandy Thomson and Brian Ferguson. Dramaturg Davey Anderson
Performed by Brian Ferguson and Carmen Pieruccini
A promenading site-specific performance through the
heart of the city.
Get to know this new young company – they could be the next big thing.
Lost. Lied to. Maligned. And knocked on his arse by love…
Some of Scotland’s brightest and most promising talent will create
innovative new work. We don’t know what and we’re not sure how,
but we’re brave enough to experiment and create theatre in new and
interesting ways. We also aim to learn all we can in the process.
Forthcoming NTS Young Company performances will include
the Easterhouse Festival, July 2006 and a national tour from
February 2007.
Four Young Actors a young director and producer will form the
NTS Young Company and be based in Easterhouse. The company
will engage with the surrounding community to create new and
radical theatre productions and produce them on Easterhouse’s
brand new Platform stage.
YOUNG COMPANY
SUNDAY HERALD
Through the streets and subways of the city centre an
innocent bastard glasgow liar chases beauty and redemption without a map. Be careful, so careful, what you wish for.
Poorboy creates stories for places. The Angus-based company’s site-specific
promenades have taken audiences on surreptitious adventures through
streets, shops, churches, warehouses and disused airbases. Their inaugural
production, Learning the Rules of Chinese Whispers, was nominated for
Best Production and Best Director at the 2004 CATS Awards.
BEGINNING AT QUEEN STREET STATION, GLAGOW
14 MARCH – 15 APRIL
Excludes Sundays and Mondays, 7.55pm
Tickets: £9 (£5 Concession)
Arches box office: 0870 240 7528
Online booking: www.thearches.co.uk
Duration: Approx. 90 mins (no interval)
The performance promenades indoors and outside over some distance.
Please dress appropriately. If you have any specific access requirements
contact Jacqui Skelton on: 07793 058213.
with support from
Waxy O’Connor’s
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NTS BRINGS YOU GREAT CLASSICS OF WORLD THEATRE
IN GROUND-BREAKING PRODUCTIONS
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‘ TAG HAVE FOUND A WAY TO TELL THEIR STORIES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
WITH A CLARITY, IMAGINATION, AND TOTAL LACK OF CONDESCENSION
THAT SETS THE MIND RACING.’
THE HERALD
A co-production with NTS LEARN and TAG Theatre Company
Directed by Guy Hollands
By permission of the Royal Shakespeare Company
“Written by Arthur Miller, one of the greatest American
playwrights of the twentieth century”, The Crucible is an intense
and timeless work inspired by the 1692 witch trials in Salem,
Massachusetts. This co-production provides a rare chance to see
Miller’s masterpiece.
A riveting drama of individual conscience set against a community consumed
by hysteria, The Crucible puts truth on trial as the actions of a group of
young girls fuel a lethal climate of fear and intolerance.
This unique large-scale production will feature a cast of professional actors,
working alongside school and community actors. The Crucible will tour
to Livingston, Cumbernauld, Findhorn, St Andrews and Irvine. The ninestrong company will work with a different group of school and community
performers in each of its five touring destinations.
These performances are the culmination of a pioneering six-month schools
and community collaboration with the National Theatre of Scotland and TAG
Theatre Company. The Crucible is part of the NTS Learn programme.
THE CRUCIBLE
BY ARTHUR MILLER
TAG Theatre Company is one of Scotland’s leading theatre companies for
children and young people. They offer an exceptionally broad range of
outstanding professional productions and participatory projects, designed
to engage and inspire. TAG generates memorable and cutting-edge creative
experiences for our young citizens, both within and outwith the formal
education sector.
For more details visit www.tag-theatre.co.uk
HOWDEN PARK CENTRE, LIVINGSTON
6 - 8 APRIL
Thur 6 April, 7.30pm (schools only performance)
Tickets £3, teachers free
Fri 7 -Sat 8 April, 7.30pm (public performances)
Tickets £9 (£6 concession)
Howden Park box office: 01506 433634
-CUMBERNAULD THEATRE
20 - 22 APRIL
Thur 20 Apr 7pm £9/£7 (schools £5)
Fri 21 Apr 1pm and 7pm £9/£7 (schools £5)
Sat 22 Apr 7pm £9/£7 (schools £5)
Cumbernauld Theatre box office: 01236 732887
-UNIVERSAL HALL, FINDHORN
27 - 29 APRIL
Thur 27 7pm £8/£6 (Schools £3)
Fri 28 1.30pm and 7pm £8/£6 (Schools £3)
Sat 29th 7pm £8/£6 (Schools £3)
Tickets: Phoenix Stores, Findhorn 01309 690110,
Nairn Bookshop 01667 455528
Online booking: www.thebooth.co.uk
-THE BYRE THEATRE, ST ANDREWS
4 - 6 MAY
Thur 4 May 7.30pm £13/£9 (Schools £6)
Fri 5 May 1.30pm £8.50 and 7pm £13/£9 (Schools £6)
Sat 6 May 7pm £14.50/£12 (Schools £6)
The Byre Theatre Box Office: 01334 475000
Online booking: www.byretheatre.com
-HARBOUR ARTS CENTRE, IRVINE
11 – 13 MAY
7pm £8/£6 (Schools £4)
Fri 12 May 1.30pm £8/£6 (Schools £4)
Box Office: 01294 274059
Suitable for those aged 12 years and over.
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NTS CREATES EXTRAORDINARY THEATRE IN
PLACES YOU NEVER DREAMED POSSIBLE
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‘GRID IRON ARE THE MASTERS OF SITE-SPECIFIC THEATRE.’
THE OBSERVER
A co-production with NTS and Grid Iron in association with BAA Edinburgh
Written and directed by Ben Harrison
Produced by Judith Doherty
Music by Philip Pinsky
Set design by Cliff Dolliver
Light by Paul Claydon
Costume by Joan Hickson
Choreography by Fleur Darkin
Dramaturg Zinnie Harris
Cast includes: Sarah Belcher, Andy Clark, Claire Cochrane, Saseen Kawzally,
John Kazek, Itaxso Moreno
Roam - the first ever full-scale theatrical production to be created
in the passenger areas of an airport.
BAA EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
4 – 22 APRIL
Departing Traverse Theatre at 8.30pm (not Sundays)
£15 (£11/£7.50 unemployed) includes travel from city centre to airport
Tickets: Traverse Theatre box office 0131 228 1404
Online booking: www.traverse.co.uk
IMPORTANT
Your journey will begin at the Traverse Theatre. You will be transported
to the airport by bus. Passengers MUST travel by the bus provided.
There will be no admission at the airport. All passengers MUST bring
a current passport or valid UK driving license and will be subject
to normal airport security checks.
Show duration: approx 2 1/2 hours (inc return bus journey).
CAPACITY IS LIMITED. PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. PLEASE CONTACT
BOX OFFICE FOR DISABLED ACCESS INFORMATION.
Roam is Grid Iron‘s tenth anniversary production and their most ambitious
to date. Set in and around the lounges and gates of Edinburgh International
Airport, the production explores the phenomenon of mass global air travel.
Are modern air passengers the contemporary equivalent of angels, bearing
messages across the globe, or nomadic wanderers for whom home is no
longer bound by national boundaries?
ROAM
Inspired by a diversity of texts from Michel Serres, Pico Iyer, Alain de Botton
and many others, as well as testimonies from refugees and airport workers,
Grid Iron‘s production combines a multinational company of ten performers
together with a large group of non-professional participants aged five to
eighty-five.
Roam begins as the last flight leaves, that liminal time when airports
become something other, a twilight world of memories, travellers‚ detritus,
ghosts and echoes of tearful and joyous conversations. Roam reflects on
national identity, the gross inequalities in our world, the politics of terror
and on flight itself as a symbol of human achievement.
‘Few seconds in life are more releasing than those in which a plane ascends
to the sky... accompanied by the controlled rage of the engines we rise
fluently into the atmosphere and an immense horizon opens up across
which we can wander without impediment. A journey which on earth would
have taken us an afternoon can be accomplished with an infinitesimal
movement of the eye...’ ALAIN DE BOTTON, THE ART OF TRAVEL
Roam: an imaginative journey through, in and around the possibilities
of air travel.
with support from
The Nancie Massey Trust
Grid Iron are a multi-award winning Edinburgh based
theatre company who, over the past ten years, have built
a reputation for creating high-profile shows in the widest
possible variety of places.
Some of their more unusual locations have included a
working cancer hospital in Jordan, the former General
Security building in Beirut, the Old City Morgue in Cork,
and Debenhams department store in Edinburgh.
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COMING SOON
BLACKWATCH
TUTTI FRUTTI
NTS ENSEMBLE
by Gregory Burke
directed by John Tiffany
by John Byrne
directed by Tony Cownie
Edinburgh Festival Fringe, August 2006
A co-production with His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen
The NTS Ensemble, comprising six actors, will tour extensively to small
venues around Scotland, taking up residency in communities, performing
three pieces of theatre and offering an exciting workshop programme.
A large scale piece of political theatre from one of Scotland’s
most incendiary writers (Gagarin Way, The Straits) about
one of Scotland’s oldest regiments, based on verbatim
interviews and documentary evidence.
His Majesty’s Theatre, Aberdeen and large scale venues across Scotland
and beyond in Autumn 2006.
‘Burke’s bitterly funny drama is a ton of theatrical
dynamite cunningly disguised as a mere molotov cocktail.
It slips down easily and then explodes.’
THE GUARDIAN ON GAGARIN WAY
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REALISM
written and directed by Anthony Neilson
Scottish icon (The Slab Boys and painter extraordinaire), John Byrne’s
adaptation of his (1987) TV series which defined an era and occupies a
unique place in the Scottish psyche. A large scale piece of music theatre
brings The Majestics et al to the stage for the first time.
‘I’m delighted that the Majestics will be ‘rockin thru the rye’, live on
stage throughout Scotland this year despite the best efforts of their
management, Messrs Clockerty and Cairns, and that Miss Toner will once
more be adorning the walls of Scotland’s gents outfitters in her role as the
San Diego Misfits calendar girl 2006.’
JOHN BYRNE
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MARY STUART
by Friedrich Schiller
a new version by David Harrower
directed by Vicky Featherstone
A co-production with the Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow and
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh Autumn 2006
The first in a series of annual co-productions with the Citizens Theatre,
Glasgow and Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, which brings the major plays
from the European canon to the Scottish stage in new versions by leading
Scots playwrights.
In recent years a number of home grown productions
have achieved great success but limited access.
NTS Unmissable brings outstanding Scottish theatre to
a wider audience, both nationally and internationally.
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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF DISSOCIA (NTS
MISS JULIE (NTS ENSEMBLE)
written and directed by Anthony Neilson
by August Strindberg
adapted and directed by Zinnie Harris
Miss Julie is Strindberg’s masterpiece, written at the height of his
powers as a dramatist. A rare chance to see this touchstone of European
theatre, adapted and directed by an outstanding talent whose work
includes Further than the Furthest Thing for the Tron/National Theatre
and a highly acclaimed trilogy for the Royal Shakespeare Company.
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MANCUB (NTS ENSEMBLE)
A co-production with Edinburgh International Festival,
August 2006
‘The aim of life is not to change the world.
It is to see it rightly.’
JOHN GRAY, STRAW DOGS
Partners include Performing Arts Network, North East Arts Touring
and Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association, Sept – Nov 2006
NTS UNMISSABLE
by Douglas Maxwell
adapted from the book The Flight of the Cassowary by John LeVert
directed by Matthew Lenton
UNMISSABLE)
A co-production with Tron Theatre, Glasgow,
Drum Theatre, Plymouth and Edinburgh
International Festival
Winner of five awards, including Best Production and
Best New Play at the Critics Awards for Scotland 2005
‘A brilliant and troubling new drama… as radical as
anything we have seen at this year’s festival.’
THE GUARDIAN
‘In an unusually strong year for drama at the EIF, Dissocia
stands comparison with the very best.’
THE TIMES
A co-production with Vanishing Point
Vanishing Point’s 2005 production of Mancub, reached the parts other
theatre often fails to reach - young people - who immediately empathised
with the comedy and tragedy of the story’s hero.
‘Terrific tenderness and wit… a series of beautifully observed
performances… blazing with star quality… a combination of
flawless technical presentation and sheer emotional intensity that
is genuinely memorable.’ THE SCOTSMAN
For audiences of 14 years old and above.
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A NEW PIECE OF THEATRE FOR CHILDREN
BY DAVID GREIG (NTS ENSEMBLE)
directed by Wils Wilson
David Greig, NTS Dramaturg and one of our leading playwrights,
has been commissioned to write an adventure story with epic battles,
perilous journeys, bloodthirsty foes and broccoli…
For family audiences.
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SNUFF (NTS UNMISSABLE)
written and directed by Davey Anderson
A co-production with the Arches Theatre Company
‘a brilliant piece of skewed metaphor… a brave,
unflinching work for complex times, which deserves
a wider audience.’
THE HERALD
‘frighteningly contemporary and ferociously effective…’
THE SCOTSMAN
‘A stunningly pertinent play… extraordinarily good.’
DAILY MAIL
Davey Anderson is the first NTS Director in Residence.
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Scottish theatre has always been for the people, led by great performances,
great stories or great playwrights. We now have the chance to build a new
generation of theatre-goers as well as reinvigorating the existing ones;
to create theatre on a national and international scale that is contemporary,
confident and forward-looking; to bring together brilliant artists,
composers, choreographers and playwrights; and to exceed our
expectation of what and where theatre can be.
The National Theatre of Scotland has no building; there has been no great
capital project involving architects and contractors. Instead, we are taking
theatre all over Scotland, working with the existing venues, touring and
creating work within the theatre community. We have no bricks-andmortar institutionalism to counter, nor the security of a permanent home
in which to develop. All our money and energy can be spent on creating
the work. Our theatre will take place in the great buildings - Edinburgh’s
Royal Lyceum and Glasgow’s Citizens – but also in site-specific locations,
community halls and sports halls, car parks and forests.
OUR MANIFESTO
For over 100 years, the theatre community in Scotland has been
campaigning for a National Theatre. Now it is finally happening.
In September 2003 the Scottish parliament announced the creation
of the only new major cultural institution since devolution.
As well as producing our own work, we will collaborate with the best
companies and individuals working here already. We will travel all over
Scotland taking work to schools and communities. A small ensemble of six
actors will take up residence for a week at a time in the smallest venues
and communities in Scotland, offering plays for adults, young adults and
family theatre. At last we will be able to create large-scale work, music
and spectacle, something that has disappeared due to lack of resources
and time. There will be opportunities for our great playwrights to write
big, important plays and to do new versions of those which have not been
seen in Scotland for many years. This will create parts for the great Scottish
actors spread over the world and at home. We will tour internationally and
bring international work into Scotland. We have created a young company
of recently graduated actors, directors, producers and technicians who will
tour their own work, giving them the opportunity to develop professionally.
We have spent many hours debating the notion of a “national theatre”
and the responsibility that entails. It is not, and should not be, a jingoistic,
patriotic stab at defining a nation’s identity through theatre. In fact, it
should not be an opportunity to try to define anything. Instead, it is the
chance to throw open the doors of possibility, to encourage boldness.
I hope our programme goes some way to realising these ambitions.
I hope we will make Scotland proud.
Vicky Featherstone
Artistic Director
IN SUMMARY
The National Theatre of Scotland has no building but
instead will tour work to venues large and small all
around Scotland, from Shetland in the north to Dumfries
and Galloway in the south
We will produce our own work and collaborate with other
companies and individual artists, creating large-scale
productions through to theatre specifically made for the
smallest venues
We are working across Scotland, independently and
with local authorities, to bring drama in all its forms to
schools and communities
A touring ensemble of six actors will bring plays for
adults, young people and families to small communities
and venues
The National Theatre of Scotland will tour work
internationally and will work in collaboration with the
best international companies
We are working with playwrights, designers, directors,
youth theatres and many other artists to help further
develop the pool of talent in Scotland
A young company of recently graduated actors,
producers and directors is being created, mentored
by the NTS artistic team, who will tour their own work
nationally
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ADDITIONAL INFO
SHOW ACTIVITIES
ACCESS TO THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND
Details of all show activities will be posted on our website
along with online resources and activities, making NTS
Learn even more accessible.
We are always seeking new ways to enhance the enjoyment of our work.
If you can contribute ideas or would like further information about the
different ways you can access NTS please contact Kate Cattell on
0141 221 0970 or [email protected]
The National Theatre of Scotland is committed to providing
exciting opportunities to people of all ages, abilities and
backgrounds across Scotland and beyond by offering the
chance to explore the possibilities of theatre through the
NTS Learn program of show linked activities. From post
show discussions with directors and actors, to practical
workshops exploring all aspects of theatre and the arts,
each NTS production will be accompanied by a melting pot
of activities, either in a community or curriculum focused
capacity or in some cases, maybe both.
NTS is committed to extending access to our performances and participation
in our work to everyone in Scotland, regardless of ability or circumstance.
We will provide a BSL signed performance at every venue we visit and,
wherever possible, audio described performances and touch tours of show
sets to allow the visually impaired to touch the set and feel the costumes
before a performance. We will ensure that information about NTS and its
work is as freely available and accessible as possible and we will always seek
to make available language translations, braille and audio versions of all our
publications. And we will also provide information on the accessibility of the
venues where we perform.
ARTISTIC ASSOCIATES
NTS has appointed five Artistic Associates to advise
our artistic team on the development of our creative
programme. All cultural leaders in their own field,
they are Alan Cumming, Liz Lochhead, Forbes Masson,
Anthony Neilson and Craig Armstrong.
A large print version of this brochure is available.
Contact Kate Cattell on 0141 221 0970 or email:
[email protected]
YOUTH ASSOCIATES
Great theatre has the power to move, influence and transform. This is
a fantastic time for you or your business to contribute to the growth of
Scotland’s newest cultural organisation and national company. We have
a wide range of unique and truly national promotional opportunities and
exclusive events packages that will help support NTS’s ambitious artistic
programme. Either as an individual or together with colleagues, you
can experience unforgettable theatre and help to shape and extend our
achievements.
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SUPPORTING NTS
For information on how to enjoy a rich and rewarding relationship
with Scotland’s new national theatre, please contact Kevin Rowe,
Development Director, direct on 0141 227 9002 or email:
[email protected]
National Theatre of Scotland
Atlantic Chambers
45 Hope Street
GLASGOW
G2 6AE
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NTS is committed to providing representation for young
people in the development of our work and each year
we will appoint three Youth Associates. Our first Youth
Associates are Robin James (18) from Forres, Megan
McGarrigle (15) from Glasgow and Anthony Okill (18)
from Shetland. They are now contributing to and helping
shape the company’s programme and vision. They will
also act as advocates for NTS.
FOLD & SEAL EDGES
PROGRAMME CALENDAR
WEEK 1
WEEK 2
WEEK 3
WEEK 4
WEEK 5
HOME
23 - 27 Feb
FEB
Aberdeen, Caithness, Dumfries,
Dundee, East Lothian, Edinburgh,
Glasgow, Inverness, Shetland and
Stornoway
THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS
22 Mar - 8 Apr
MAR
Glasgow
FALLING
14 Mar - 15 Apr
Glasgow
THE APE MEN,
THE WARRIORS,
THE OTHERS AND ME
28 Mar - 1 Apr
Glasgow
THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS
12 - 29 Apr
London
APR
PLEASE SEND ME INFORMATION ABOUT
THE NATIONAL THEATRE OF SCOTLAND,
ITS PARTNERS AND FUTURE PERFORMANCES
ELIZABETH GORDON
QUINN
25 - 29 Apr
Dundee
Title:
First name:
Second name:
Age (please circle): 0-16 | 16-25 | 25-35 | 45-65 | 65+
THE CRUCIBLE
6 - 8 Apr
Livingston
Address:
Findhorn
Edinburgh
Postcode:
MAY
THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS THE WOLVES IN THE WALLS
3 - 6 May
9 - 10 May
18 - 20 May
Email:
Tel:
Mobile:
Perth
Performances for children
Workshops and learning initiatives for adults
Performances for young people
Training for professional theatre workers
Schools activity and support
All of the above
Ayr
Kirkcaldy
ELIZABETH GORDON
QUINN
2 - 6 May
ELIZABETH GORDON
QUINN
10 - 13 May
THE CRUCIBLE
4 - 6 May
THE CRUCIBLE
11 - 13 May
St Andrews
JUN
Workshops and learning initiatives for young people
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Performances for adults
Stirling
12 - 13 May
Glasgow
I AM PARTICULARLY INTERESTED IN (please tick):
Workshops and learning initiatives for children
Cumbernauld
THE CRUCIBLE
27 - 29 Apr
ROAM
4 - 22 Apr
Town / City:
County / region:
THE CRUCIBLE
20 - 22 Apr
ELIZABETH GORDON
QUINN
31 May - 3 Jun
Perth
Edinburgh
Irvine
ELIZABETH GORDON
QUINN
6 - 10 Jun
Aberdeen
DIASPORA
13 - 25 Jun
Glasgow
LIFE, STORIES AND
DREAMS
27 Jun
Glasgow
National Theatre of Scotland
Atlantic Chambers
45 Hope Street
Glasgow
G2 6AE
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