Black Watch - New York - video & projection design by 59 Productions


Click here to read about the original Edinburgh production, including the UK reviews and press coverage.


Written by: 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

Black Watch - New York

St Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn


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 which recently played at the Barbican has returned to New York.

Hurtling from a pool room in Fife to an armoured wagon in Iraq, Black Watch is based on recent 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.

Video trailer