The Monster in the Hall and Yellow Moon go on tour
The National Theatre of Scotland is re-staging the Citizens Theatre’s critically acclaimed productions, The Monster in the Hall and Yellow Moon by David Greig and directed by Guy Hollands, for autumn 2012 with a UK-wide tour of both plays.
The hit shows are touring to theatres, arts centres, community venues and school halls and will be visiting Glasgow, East Renfrewshire, Crieff, Kinross, Aberdeen, Fife, Cardiff, Pontardawe, Bath, Oxford, Kilmarnock, Rutherglen, Renfrew, Isle of Harris and Isle of Lewis. The tour opened in Glasgow on the 8th September and will tour the country until 16th November.
This is the first time that the productions will have toured together. Yellow Moon and The Monster in the Hall were created for, and resonate with, an older teenage audience. The tour includes daytime performances in schools for secondary pupils and is accompanied by a special workshop programme for young people, supported by Bank of Scotland Pioneering Partnership. Some of the evening performances take place in school halls enabling young people to attend a performance within their local community with their friends and family.
The productions are touring as part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s tfd programme, which presents productions and events throughout the UK designed to bring young audiences to theatre.The support of this small scale tour is one element of the National Theatre of Scotland and Bank of Scotland’s Pioneering Partnership – a sponsorship connecting Bank of Scotland and the National Theatre of Scotland in a relationship across a wide range of National Theatre of Scotland programme elements over two years. The partnership offers geographic spread and reach across productions, initiatives, workshops and events particularly in the area of supporting creativity and emerging talent. This year, Bank of Scotland Pioneering Partnership is supporting An Appointment with the Wicker Man by Greg Hemphill and Donald McLeary, plus The Guid Sisters by Michel Tremblay in Scots translation by Bill Findlay and Martin Bowman – a co-production with the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh and the Emerge Programme supporting flourishing artists and directors.
For full tour details please see nationaltheatrescotland.com