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Black Watch

Drill Hall, Edinburgh


What it means to be part of the war on terror

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.

Opened 2006

University of Edinburgh Officer Training Corps’ Drill Hall


Gregory Burke

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