Black Watch is theatre at its most shattering, its most harrowing, its most savagely funny. This is the kind of theatre that brings you leaping to your feet, or stuns you into silence – the kind of theatre you might not encounter more than once in a lifetime.
Black Watch is an astonishing artistic whirlwind that is utterly international in its approach. The world must see this play: Immediately.
Inspired by interviews that playwright Gregory Burke conducted with former soldiers who served with the legendary Scottish regiment in Iraq, director John Tiffany’s Black Watch transports its audience from a pub in central Scotland to the blistering desert plains south of Baghdad, as it follows an armoured car crew on their odyssey into the outer reaches of human experience.
Never before seen in Canada, Black Watch
has been stunning audiences around the world since its critically acclaimed debut at the Edinburgh Festival in 2006. So profound has been the artistic, political and social impact of this extraordinary work that one British critic called it “the first landmark cultural event of the 21st century.”
Produced by the National Theatre Of Scotland.