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Black Watch

Synopsis
The BBC TV production of the National Theatre of Scotland’s topical play, first performed at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival. 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, the play 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. John Tiffany’s production makes powerful and inventive use of movement, music and song to create a visceral, complex and urgent piece of theatre. This is a show that brings together Scotland’s military history and its proud tradition of popular, political theatre to address one of the thorniest issues of our time.

This DVD also includes BBC Scotland’s 60-minute documentary BLACK WATCH: A SOLDIER’S STORY, an insight by Artworks Scotland into the genesis of the National Theatre of Scotland’s production (broadcast on BBC4 on 16/1/2008).

Gregory Burke recently won the Writer’s Guild Award for Black Watch in the Best New Play categor
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2008
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 Scotland on 27/8/2007
Subjects
Drama; Military Science
Keywords
drama - contemporary; military history; British army; Iraq war

Credits

Director
John Tiffany
Writer
Gregory Burke

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£29.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
90 minutes
Year
2017

Production Company

Name

John Williams Productions

Phone
0141 633 5532
Address
SBL Ltd
Burnfield Road
Giffnock
Glasgow
G46 7TH

Sponsor

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

National Theatre Bookshop

Email
bookshop@nationaltheatre.org.uk
Web
http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/28853/dvds/dvds.html External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7452 3456
Fax
020 7452 33457
Address
South Bank
London
SE1 9PX
Notes
The NT bookshop provides an online service supplying DVDs of stage performances and film or television adaptations of plays.
 

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