Curtain up

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Curtain up

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.

Wall of Death: A Way of Life

Allotment

The last in the series of events held by the National Theatre of Scotland in a deserted Govan shop, 'Allotment' is a night where live performance, new art and music fuse unconventionally and take root in pop-up bar space. Created by professional artists and local community groups. Tickets available from Brechin's Bar and…

The Wall of Death: A Way of Life

Visual artist Stephen Skrynka joins the world-famous Ken Fox Troupe to learn to ride the motorcycle Wall of Death. The show comprises live action from the motorcycle team and the unveiling of Skrynka's installation looking at his emotional response to the act.

The Miracle Man

National Theatre of Scotland presents a play by Douglas Maxwell and directed by Vicky Featherstone about virginity, belief and the imminent coming of the Miracle Man.

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