NTS' 10th birthday continues with three world premieres and a festival of new work

NTS' 10th birthday continues with three world premieres and a festival of new work

Laurie Sansom / credit: Aly White

National Theatre of Scotland's Aug to Dec season features Anything That Gives Off Light, Eve/Adam and Home Away festival

The National Theatre of Scotland isn't one to shy away from a dramatic programme, and the first half of their 2016 season was full of zingers, from the return of The James Plays to the world premiere of I Am Thomas, which is based on a short story by James Robertson.

Now, the programme has been announced for the second half of NTS' 10th birthday year, and it features three world premieres, an international festival of new work at the Tramway, and extra dates for touring work.

In August, NTS is working with Brooklyn-based ensemble The TEAM and the Edinburgh International Festival to premiere Anything That Gives Off Light (which is a new work for the stage, not some kind of IKEA lamp). It explores the relationship between Scotland and the USA, past and present, and features a Scots-American cast and music.

In October, an insightful double bill Eve/Adam explores trans lives. Created by leading UK theatre artists Cora Bissett, Jo Clifford and Chris Goode, the plays feature a digital global trans choir, and will tour in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Also taking place in October is Home Away: a new international community arts festival at Tramway which features ten new productions from Scotland, Brazil, Jamaica, Australia, India and USA, as well as a symposium for the participatory arts community.

In addition to these new shows and events, extra touring dates have also been added for I Am Thomas and The James Plays.

The James Plays Trilogy

Cycle of three plays by Rona Munro, based on James I, II and III: James I: The Key will Keep the Lock, James II: Day of the Innocents and James III: The True Mirror.

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