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Want to delve deeper into the world of Scottish theatre? Welcome to Explore.

Immerse yourself in artistic films that bring theatre to the screen. Peek behind the curtain with rehearsal videos, interviews and behind-the-scenes content. Get your teeth into the big questions in our features and articles. And dive into our archives to find out more about the shows you’ll never forget.

 

 

National Theatre of Scotland on Screen

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How The Earth Must See Itself | Short Film

Created by Lucy Cash and Simone Kenyon How The Earth Must See Itself  is a short film produced by the…

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The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil | The Cheviot Song

An extract from The Cheviot, The Stag and The Black, Black Oil performed by Jo Freer.   Presented by the National…

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Dear Europe: Second Citizen | Extract

"We didn’t fit and we didn’t want to fit. But we sought like-minded souls wherever we went.” Second Citizen by…

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BEHIND THE SCENES

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From System to Stage – The Panopticon

There is a moment in rehearsals where the actors become wild things. They gnash their terrible teeth. Pound their feet.…

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How The Earth Must See Itself – Behind the Scenes

Created by Lucy Cash and Simone Kenyon How The Earth Must See Itself  is a short film produced by the…

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Rocket Post on Screen – Behind the Scenes with Bellag and Gerhard

Rocket Post returns for special Glasgow screenings and family workshops in October. A special filmed version of the National Theatre…

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BEHIND THE THEMES

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Making Art out of Life – Jenni Fagan on Making the Panopticon

Working on The Panopticon is not something anyone can do lightly. Yet there is a lot of humour, hope, courage,…

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“There are more effective ways of being me”: THEM! and the staging of (un)reality by Harry Wilson

Stewart Laing and Pamela Carter’s THEM! for National Theatre of Scotland explores identity, technological change and the nature of the…

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From the heights of the Cairngorms to the streets of Glasgow: all in a day’s work

With the founding principle of being a theatre without walls, everyone at the National Theatre of Scotland is ready for…

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APPS

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If you are in Dundee and have a iPhone, a love of all things gothic and spooky, and an hour…

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Past Productions

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Rocket Post on Screen / Post Nan Rocaidean Air an Sgàilean

16/10/2019 – 18/10/2019

GLASGOW

  Rocket Post On Screen July, 1934. The Western Isles. A small crowd stand on a beach and watch in…

Rocket Post Workshop

16/10/2019 – 18/10/2019

GLASGOW

A family drama workshop in Gaelic in Glasgow, following the screening of Rocket Post.   Rocket Post is a fantastically…

Special Screening - How The Earth Must See Itself (A Thirling)

06/10/2019 – 19/10/2019

ABERDEEN, LUMSDEN

An evocative and atmospheric homage to Scotland’s Cairngorm Mountains, How the Earth Must See Itself is a new short film…

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