We have a range of resources for a number of our current and past productions as well as a series of behind the scenes videos that explore the art of theatre-making.


How to Act Interpretation Pack

Interpreting How to Act offers insights to the script, a glimpse into the rehearsal room and offers provocations for interpreting and understanding the play. Whether you are a practitioner or an actor, an academic or simply curious to know more about the production, we hope you’ll enjoy this insight.

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Theatre in Schools Scotland: Teachers' Resources

Theatre in Schools Scotland is a three-year pilot project presenting a variety of performances in a wide range of schools across the country. Teachers resource packs are available alongside the productions.

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We're Here Because We're Here exhibition

On 1 July 2016, thousands of volunteers took part in a modern memorial to mark the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. We’re here because we’re here was a UK-wide event commissioned by 14-18 NOW, conceived and created by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller in collaboration with Rufus Norris, Director of the National Theatre. You can see an exhibition of photographs and film documenting this piece at the Bonhoga Gallery in Shetland from Saturday 20th January to Sunday 18th March 2018.

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Browse the video archive to watch behind the scenes interviews

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The James Plays Workshops 2014

Through workshops with 16-25 year olds, we explored the power of debate and structured arguments, inspired by the parliamentary debates at the centre of The James Plays. Why do we debate and who debates? “This House Believes…” resource documents the approaches of the groups we visited. Use this resource to stimulate discussion in your own groups or try out some of the workshop exercises and stage your own debate.

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In Time o' Strife Digital Scrapbook

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In Time o' Strife Common Man EP

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Black Watch Schools Resource

Our Black Watch Schools Resource includes a series of tasks and essay questions for teachers to enable students to engage with the play.

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