Black Watch: National Theatre of Scotland's Iraq War Drama
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Featured review from Goldstar MemberRed Velvet
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Goldstar's seats were good for the price, but I think "Black Watch" would have had a lot more impact had I been closer to the stage (I was Row Q center orchestra). It's a show that requires a tremendous level of intimacy with the characters to spur a big payoff at the show's conclusion, which has the potential to be extremely moving (maybe even revelatory).
Quotes & Highlights
- "...one of the most richly human works of art to have emerged from this long-lived war." --<em>The New York Times</em>
- See a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j_DqmTXHP8">preview video</a> of the show.
Shakespeare Theatre Company presents
A production by The National Theatre of Scotland
by Gregory Burke
directed by John Tiffany
Hurtling from a pool room in Scotland to an armored wagon in Iraq, Black Watch is based on interviews conducted by Gregory Burke with former soldiers who served in Iraq. Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals what it means to be part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror and what it means to make the journey home again. John Tiffany’s production from the National Theatre of Scotland makes powerful and inventive use of movement, music and song to create a visceral, complex and urgent piece of theatre.
This show contains very strong language, loud explosions and strobe lighting. It is recommended for those age 13 and older.