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14 Sep 2020

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Stuffy, dependable, unsurprising Mark is exactly the kind of guy who’ll go far in his mundane office job. But secretly he yearns to escape his boring life and become someone new. Maybe handsome co-worker Austin feels the same way... Will today be the day he finally has the guts to say how he really feels? Lawrence Smith, Ronan Burns, and Laura Lovemore star in an uplifting musical short from writer Finn Anderson, directed by Sally Reid.

Produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project and Perth Theatre with support from Hopscotch Films.

"This is a challenging time for theatre - and everyone - but I believe strongly that when we come out the other side of this, theatre and storytelling is going to be more vital than ever. In the meantime, it is a delight to be part of this digital project with NTS alongside a stellar list of writers and theatre artists. I’m excited to create a short piece of online musical theatre that can bring some joy to housebound theatregoers across Scotland in these crazy times."

Finn Anderson, Writer

"I am delighted to be working with NTS on Scenes for Survival. It is so vital to continue to bring theatre into peoples lives at a difficult time such as this, and diversifying your way of working to accommodate that is so thrilling to be a part of."

Sally Reid, Director


Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund

The Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund is a fundraising campaign launched by the National Theatre of Scotland in association with the Federation of Scottish Theatre, the McGlashan Charitable Trust and leading Scottish Theatre organisations, to raise money for those in the sector who have been hardest hit financially and are experiencing drastic economic and emotional hardship.

All donations to this fund will go directly to provide support for those most impacted within Scotland, be they actors, writers, creatives, musicians, technicians or any others within our industry.

A sector-wide call out with information and details of how to apply for support from the SFS Hardship Fund will be was launched in August 2020. Applications to the fund closed on Friday 4th September. The McGlashan Charitable Trust are dispersing the money raised and will communicate funding decisions no later than Friday 9th October.

We would be grateful if you would consider making a small donation to the Scenes for Survival Hardship Fund. Thank you for your support.

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