A National Theatre of Scotland production

Black Watch

Wednesday 17 – Saturday 20 April 2013, 7.30pm
Matinee: Saturday 20 April 2013, 2.30pm

UEA Sportspark

Black Watch
Black Watch

Written by Gregory Burke
Directed by John Tiffany
Presented by Norfolk & Norwich Festival in association with UEA

Taking place in a specially constructed indoor arena at UEA's Sportspark for five performances only, see for yourself why Black Watch has garnered 22 awards, been seen by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide, and is critically acclaimed across the board, receiving 5 stars in The Guardian, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph and Metro and more.

A regular sell out, this is your only chance to see it this year in the UK, outside of Glasgow.


“'Few will come away untouched by this thrilling, raw, challenging and masterful piece of work”
The Times

Hurtling from a pool room in Fife to an armoured 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 makes powerful and inventive use of movement, music and song to create a visceral, complex and urgent piece of theatre that is still relevant as it was at its 2006 premiére.

“…an essential testament to the abiding relevance – and necessity – of theatre”
New York Times

Three intense days of rigging and setup will be required before the show can begin. With a forty-strong crew, four forty foot trucks and over two miles of cabling, the National Theatre of Scotland will transform the Sportspark into a specially designed set, ready for this exclusive tour.

Post-show talk: Thursday 18 April

William Galinsky in conversation with Black Watch cast members. Free to ticket holders.


Backstage: Making the music