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12 Jun 2020

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A new short piece from writer Morna Pearson, performed by Ashleigh More and directed by Cameron Mowat.

When the lockdown comes into force a teenage girl finds herself torn between isolating with each of her separated parents. She seeks solace in the nearby woods, a place where she can escape from the worries of her day-to-day life.

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

"I wrote Clearing in the first week of lockdown, inspired by the lack of clarity from the UK Government’s televised messages. I wanted to explore what this period of time might be like for a child from a non-nuclear family, who struggles to find somewhere to call home."

Morna Pearson, Writer

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 launched in August 2020. The Federation of Scottish Theatre and the McGlashan Charitable Trust will ensure equitable distribution of the money raised.

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