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Award-winning drama comes to university

Fri, 2 Nov 2012

The multi-award-winning drama Black Watch will be coming to the University of East Anglia next year as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations.

Black Watch (photo: Manuel Harlan)

Black Watch (photo: Manuel Harlan)

In association with the Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the National Theatre of Scotland’s production will be staged at the Sportspark for five performances only, from April 17-20. 
 
Since its premiére in 2006, Black Watch has received standing ovations and enjoyed sold-out performances everywhere it has appeared, nationally and internationally. 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, the production 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.

Black Watch has played to tens of thousands of people across three continents and has garnered 22 awards in the UK, US and internationally. The production has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC TV Scotland and BBC 4, alongside the Scottish BAFTA award-winning documentary, Black Watch: A Soldier’s Story.

Performances take place from April 17-20 at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee performance at 2.30pm on April 20.

Tickets, priced at £29.50 or £15 for the matinee, are available by calling the Theatre Royal box office on 01603 766400 or online at www.nnfestival.org.uk from November 5.

Find out more at www.nnfestival.org.uk/black-watch

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