Black Watch 2017-04-25T21:50:57+00:00

Project Description

what it means to be part of the war on terror

University of Edinburgh Officer Training Corps’ Drill hall

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.

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.

Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer led the Fifty Nine Productions team on the video design for the show, which included material shot by soldiers and embedded journalists in Iraq, as well as entirely new bespoke footage, played out onto multiple screens and projection surfaces throughout the play.

Following a sell out run at the Edinburgh Festival in summer 2006, unanimous critical acclaim and a stunning audience response, the award winning Black Watch toured both the UK and Europe.

Creative Team

Writer

Gregory Burke

Director

John Tiffany

Associate Director (movement)

Steven Hoggett

Associate Director (music)

Davey Anderson

Set Designer

Laura Hopkins

Sound Designer

Gareth Fry

Lighting Designer

Colin Grenfell

Costume Designer

Jessica Brettle

Video Design

Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer

Video Design

Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer

Produced by

National Theatre of Scotland