Black Watch - National Theatre of Scotland's Acclaimed Production
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The last date listed for National Theatre of Scotland's Production of Black Watch was Thursday October 4, 2007 / 8:00pm.
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Although the Gold Star part of this was efficient and easy as usual, the show itself was not satisfying. This European view of the War was noisy, flashy, and - insofar as the Scottish brogue was legible - seemed if possible even more confused...continued
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“An astonishing artistic whirlwind. The world must see this play. Immediately.” —The Herald
“John Tiffany’s storming, heart-stopping production is all disorienting blood, guts and thunder, threaded through with the history and songs of the regiment and intercut with lyrical moments of physical movement, like some great dirty ballet of pulsating machismo and terrible tenderness” —The Guardian
“One of the clearest artistic statements yet on the futility of war.” —_The Herald _
Gregory Burke, writer
John Tiffany, director
Based on recent interviews with former soldiers who served in Iraq, this taut and uncompromising piece of theater tells the story of Scotland’s legendary 300 year-old Black Watch regiment, whose disbandment was announced in 2004 just before its 800-man battalion replaced some 4,000 U.S. Marines in one of the bloodiest areas of Iraq. Magnified by recent events, Black Watch reveals the harsh reality of the “war on terror” and its impact on those who serve.
This show is part of UCLA Live’s International Theatre Festival.