Play Pieces, who produce new contemporary writing from the Highlands, has 3 performances as part of the theatre event all created by Highland writers, performers and directors.
"Independence: can you dig it?” by Strathpeffer writer and performer Terry Langdale sees a taciturn man invites a canvassing SNP activist to help dig a hole in his garden. But what is to be planted in the hole? While “The Dance of the Don’t Know” explores how young people will be voting for the first time. Written by Jennifer Morag Henderson, directed by Katie Van Exan and starring pupils from Culloden Academy this live performance combines theatre and ceilidh dancing. Finally, performing artist Jenna Watt is reworking her popular verse which was part of the Northern Stage's 'Bloody Great Border Ballad’ this time focusing on the futurology of Scotland.
National Theatre of Scotland’s The Great Yes, No, Don’t Know, Five Minute Theatre Show, co-curated by David Greig and David MacLennan will feature over 840 performers, including one dog and two sheep, from eight countries, presenting a series of live scenes, songs, skits, rants and dramas, as a democratic dramatic response to the theme of “Independence”. The show will celebrate a momentous year and provide hundreds of answers to one very important question; allowing individuals to discuss what independence, means to them, and not purely in a political sense. The Great Yes, No, Don’t Know, Five Minute Theatre Show, will be performed at various locations across Scotland, the UK, the world and the web, streaming live,
Five Minute Theatre makers include poets, primary school pupils, film-makers, families, community groups, teenagers, visual artists, professional theatre-makers and expectant mothers, with ages ranging from three months to 80 years old. Their five minute dramas will be broadcast from across the globe from towns, cities, states and countries including Rutherglen, Govan, East Timor, Los Angeles, Lancaster, Texas, Thurso, Leeds, Istanbul, New Jersey, New York, South Australia, Edinburgh, Mumbai, Inverness and Paris. Locations include a garden, a field, a car park, schools, bedrooms, a toilet, a pub, a library, a hospital, a beach, and the Falkirk Wheel, all streamed on the virtual stage www.fiveminutetheatre.com for a global audience.
Full details at www.nationaltheatrescotland.com
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