Black Watch follows the disassembling of Scotland's most esteemed regiment over the course of its final tour in Iraq, written from the personal testimonies of ten men on the ground. Black Watch reveals what it really means to be part of the War on Terror and what it means to make the journey home again.
Hurtling from a pool room in Fife to an armoured wagon in Iraq, Black Watch is based on interviews conducted by Gregory Burke with former soldiers who served in Iraq.
Gregory Burke recently won the Writers’ Guild Award for Black Watch in the Best New Play category. BBC Scotland’s documentary, Black Watch: A Soldier’s Story won a BAFTA Scotland Best Documentary Award.
Director - 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.
The National Theatre of Scotland
The full cast is: David Colvin, Paul J Corrigan, Ali Craig, Emun Elliott, Jack Fortune, Jonathan Holt, Michael Nardone, Henry Pettigrew, Paul Rattray and Nabil Stuart.
Ticket sales are brisk.
Barbican Centre Web Site
Detailed schedule information:
19:45, 14:00, 19:15