Illustration of a boys silhouette with script text around him.

Ghosts

Glasgow Merchant City & online download

Fri 26 Feb- Fri 12 Mar 2021

Overview

I am a boy. I am this city. I am my master’s house.
Built with my blood, my sweat, my dying.
I am Glasgow. Proud. Puffed. Primped.

A young boy in 18th Century Glasgow, leads us on a powerful journey of over 500 years of resistance through the streets of the Merchant City down to the River Clyde.

Download the app, plug in your headphones, and immerse yourself in this AR experience exploring the myth of the collective amnesia of slavery and racialised wealth, of empire and identity, and of being lost and found in space and time. Using extraordinary visuals and music, Ghosts will take you on a physical and emotional journey, walking through the heart of modern Glasgow.

A lament to lives lost and an impassioned call to action in the present day.


Written and Directed by Adura Onashile.

A National Theatre of Scotland Production.

Illustration of figure by Isabel Barfod.

Creative team

The National Theatre of Scotland reserves the right to alter casts, performances, seating or ticket arrangements.