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Black Watch Reviews

The Armory Community Center - The Drill Court (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

180 ratings
4.1 average rating
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428 reviews
74 stars
attended May 14 2013

Well done. The Scottish accents were a bit difficult to understand. I really loved the venue.

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110 reviews
31 stars
attended May 17 2013

Excellent acting, dancing, singing, interesting directing, educational script.

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20 reviews
0 stars
attended May 19 2013

Great Show and very powerful story!!!! The Actors were fabulous!!!!!

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15 reviews
15 stars
attended May 29 2013

A truly unique theater experience in the perfect setting. The actors are highly talented, including their singing and choreography, and the sound system brings an added dimension. While is dialogue was sometimes difficult to understand due to...continued

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15 reviews
12 stars
attended May 12 2013

Innovative and well staged performance illustrating the life, history, traditions of Scottish "Black Watch" from 1725 to current times. Depiction of life in a war zone was especially poignant. It ran gamut from escapism to very touching moments...continued

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12 reviews
4 stars
attended Jun 13 2013

A moving and important play. So well done mixing great acting and hilarious dialogue with moments that made me cringe because no American likes to dwell much on the war in Iraq. The Armory was a fantastic setting for the play and gave it a theatre...continued

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11 reviews
0 stars
attended May 25 2013

Fantastic show. The stadium seating was painful at the 1 hour mark and unbearable at the end.

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7 reviews
9 stars
attended May 09 2013

ALL Actors were fantastic - Story is great-
Too many F words... way too more than entire f-words I heard in my 54 years of my life
Amplifier toward the end of the show was way too noisy that I had to close my ears.
I liked the scene of switching...continued

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7 reviews
15 stars
attended Jun 12 2013

The actors were top notch in this show, it was really tight. BUT this show is sooo loud. They should have been handing out earplugs. I believe my left eardrum has been injured from it. Seriously, I have to say I was unable to enjoy the show...continued

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended May 25 2013

The venue was fantastic, loved the old Armory. Aspects of the play were engaging, but for the most part no single actor stood out, no character was developed that gave me insight in to the company's experience. There were a few moments of Scottish...continued

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6 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

We almost walked out. The writer had an obsession with the words fuck and fucking. Most of the play consisted of angry men yelling at one another, barking orders and being crude. There were young children in the audience who were subjected to...continued

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Carrie M. Red Velvet
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5 reviews
1 stars
attended May 18 2013

An inch deep and a mile wide. The acting in this production was quite good, unfotunately, it could not overcome the play, itself, which took a very shallow view of the Iraq war experience. We left with no new insight, no connection to the...continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 14 2013

Incredible! A very moving performance. The acting and production was flawless.

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3 reviews
19 stars
attended Jun 02 2013

Powerful play about The Iraq war. Great to see it from a non American point of view.

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10 stars
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0 stars
attended May 29 2013

While the show is probably accurate in its gritty portrayal of a Scottish soldier's life in Iraq and the difficulty former soldiers would have re-adapting to life back at home, it generally falls more into the category of education or propaganda...continued

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127 reviews
30 stars
attended Jun 06 2013

A riveting performance incorporating drama, comedy, video, music, dance, and - in one insanely inspired section: fashion show (mixed with military history). This was my second trip to see the show - and it retained its power on repeat viewing. The...continued

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93 reviews
84 stars
attended May 15 2013

Definitely an experience and not the usual linear narrative. I drag my husband to a play every five years or so (I go every week) and he loved this. (-: Fantastically intense and surprisingly funny. Fab Scottish cast + loved the SF Armory Drill...continued

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70 reviews
55 stars
attended May 25 2013

We liked the show. Loved seeing it in the Amory. Great location for this type of show. You can see from anywhere so don't worry if you are in the back or on the side. We did not feel this was a problem to see or hear the production. Yes it is hard...continued

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65 reviews
2 stars
attended May 23 2013

The SF weekly review is spot on. Weak character development, almost unintelligible accents.

Go see Bengal Tiger at the Bagdad Zoo instead.

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