Reveal 2012 showcases new Scottish theatre

Highlights include Mexican reality TV, a Gaelic divorce and London riots performed by puppets

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Following on from last year’s successful inaugural Reveal Season, The National Theatre of Scotland, in association with the Citizens’ Theatre, present Reveal 2012, a season of new work by up and coming and diversifying artists, many of whom have been supported by the National Theatre of Scotland through their Bank of Scotland Pioneering Partnership.

The artists who were connected to the 2011 New Directors Programme and Artists on Attachment schemes’, benefited from the Bank of Scotland Emerge Fund, a new investment created to support the next stage of their creative development. This funding from Bank of Scotland allowed the National Theatre of Scotland to work with this selected group of artists to develop their ideas and to showcase them to both the wider theatre industry and the public. Each artist will show work at a different stage of the creative process, from small scale productions to work in progresses and rehearsed readings. Reveal 2012 will also offer a group of young artists the opportunity to share the seed of a new idea at one of two scratch performances.

Taking place at the Citizen’s Theatre between the 3rd and 13th May, the season includes works by Martin Travers, Amanda Gaughan, Alan Bissett, Amanda Monfrooe, Ross MacKay, Catriona Lexy Campbell, Alan McKendrick.

Roman Bridge

Craw leads Catherine back to the ancient bridge where she abandoned her son years before, in this new play about sacrifice and survival in another Scotland.


Mixed media theatre combining puppetry, film and live sound as a small picturesque town slides into disrepair and civil unrest.

The Red Hourglass

Rehearsed reading of Alan Bissett's dark new political allegory.

Scratch Performances

Artists test out 10-20 minutes of a new work in front of an audience.

Gaelic for Beginners

Emily studies her parents' marriage to find the cause of their breakup, but can't understand anything they're saying in this rehearsed reading of Catriona Lexy Campbell's play.

Kasimir and Karoline

A new Scots translation of a classic German comedy about a wild night at the Oktoberfest gets its first outing in this rehearsed reading.

The Great Disappointment of Santa Muerta

Work-in-progress one-woman-show by Amanda Monfrooe, in which a woman discovers that she actually is the character she has been asked to play on Mexican TV.

Colour Me Read

Rehearsed reading of six interweaving stories about a world where books can be dangerous, by Stef Smith.


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