Black watch 920
4.1 / 5 Rated by 182 members
Review from Jason Roland

Lives up to the hype and my favorite play since War Horse 2 years ago. So much so in fact this is my second viewing. Ultimately this is the experience of young Scottish soldiers deployed to Iraq who don't see this war as being worthy of their...continued

reviewed Jun 05 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from bwelsh

This is NOT a play, it is a theatrical event, a documentary with amazing stage effects.
You have never seen anything like this and it is a privilege to have witnessed the performance. For theater purists this is not Shakespeare with fireworks, and...continued

reviewed May 11 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from robert morgan

UNIQUE...ENGROSSING...POWERFUL...WORTH EXPERIENCE

reviewed May 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jane

Remarkable theater event in a well-chosen setting. The use of mics. Is awful; it flattens the actors ' voices and often makes the sound non- directional. But perhaps the size of the space makes it necessary. Two scenes didn't work: the mail from...continued

reviewed May 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from John Mifsud

I was deeply moved by this performance. Deeply. Sometimes, it takes a closer look at the devastation of war to fully realize how brutal and unnecessary it is. The staging was totally ingenious! It was creative and fresh from start to finish. ...continued

reviewed May 31 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Marcia Kabaker

This is the worst theater experience of my life as a theater goer. It was unintelligilbe, except for a hammering of four letter words, every other word. Actors ran back and forth on stage at nauseum. It was boring, tedious, boring with no...continued

reviewed May 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Pasha Gleyzer

The acting was good. But otherwise, it was this 2 hour, no intermission, unoriginal musical about the horrors of war in an extremely stuffy auditorium.

reviewed Jun 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Richard

Black Watch was very very intense and disturbing--in a good way. Funny, too, at times. Incredibly physically demanding on the actors. There was a fistfight scene with 12 Scottish soldiers going at each other--slowed down to half-speed. Like...continued

reviewed May 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Antonijan

A new perspective on the war and history of the Scottish Military.

reviewed Jun 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from djsf

Absolutely loved it....Makes you really think about wars though...Very loud...Impressive theatrics and making the audience a part of the tableau...

reviewed Jun 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Janice P. Oeming

There were moments I enjoyed, there were moments I shook my head at, but the gripping emotion of what is presented left me with many thoughts. If you can read about the history of the Black Watch before seeing the show, it would be helpful. There...continued

reviewed May 23 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Glenn Reid

Should have been a more satisfying experience but my enjoyment was lessened by not being completely attuned to the Scottish dialect. Since half of the dialogue consisted of the F-word and other gutterspeak, I don't think I missed too much. The...continued

reviewed May 29 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Fozzle

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

reviewed Jun 13 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Sandy Sverdloff

An Incredible theatrical experience! I knew it would be great but just how great...I was unprepared. The script, staging and acting were all exceptional. The Armory could not be a better venue. The only "negative" was that it was difficult to...continued

reviewed May 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Jamie Kravitz

Black Watch is an intense, somewhat experimental theater work that incorporates scenes, songs, dance/movement, multimedia to weave a story of pride, honor, disaffection and disappointment. Mostly about a unit of the BW's experience in Iraq, the...continued

reviewed Jun 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Terry Gauchat

While the performance lacks some precision in parts, that only adds to its humanity. There is a deep sense of tradition and culture in scenes of song or dance, though unfortunately the Scottish language of the songs is nearly impossible to...continued

reviewed Jun 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from eghoberg

Terrible show. The Scottish accents are so strong that you can't understand what they're saying.

reviewed Jun 14 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from boudu

this is not a military review, but a vigorous dramatisation of a few honest conversations with scottish soldiers in a pub. unexpectedly intimate staging; confidently done, well & naturally acted; a handful smartly choreographed scenes. a very...continued

reviewed Jun 15 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Philip Sorsen

Superb in all aspects

reviewed Jun 12 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from David L

Be certain to read the program before seeing the show
Even though I have lived in London and visited Scotland
many times some of the actors were difficult to understand

reviewed May 28 2013 report as inappropriate