After a busy year in 2009, the National Theatre of Scotland returns to Scottish stages with an exciting new programme. Words: Anna Millar
The National Theatre of Scotland has launched its programme for 2010, with highlights including a new piece of work by the team behind worldwide hit Black Watch.
In line with the company’s ethos of working with a variety of art forms, in February and March the NTS joins forces with Ken Fox Troupe and Stephen Skrynka to present public art event Wall of Death – A Way of Life (see Big Pic). Performers will offer audiences an opportunity to discover a ‘vanishing way of life’ as the troupe shares what happens when you run away and join the circus, as part of the touring production to Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh.
Other highlights include new play The Miracle Man by Douglas Maxwell, whose most recent production, The Mother Ship, won the Brian Way Award. Maxwell joins Cathy Forde and Rob Drummond to present a season of three new shows for young people.
Directed by Vicky Featherstone, Maxwell’s new work looks at the growing pains of teenagers Dawn, Rob and Fawziya as well as Ozzy, their loser PE teacher; elsewhere, towards the end of February look out for site specific piece Allotment at Govan Cross Shopping Mall.