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8 Jul 2020

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A rookie fast food bike courier races the clock as he navigates the streets of post-Covid Glasgow. Pondering his new status as a Key Worker - and dreaming of something even bigger - he plots his way across a daunting new landscape, featuring abusive customers, oblivious pedestrians and a ‘creepy wee manager who lives in his pocket.’ Jatinder Singh Randhawa stars in this cutting new piece, written by Kevin P. Gilday and directed by Graham Eatough.

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

"I'm so happy to be creating work reflecting this unprecedented time in our living history. It's so important that artists reach out and engage with the world and make theatre that is accessible to as many people as possible. I really feel this is a huge opportunity to connect with a whole new audience who feel that theatre is not for them."

Kevin P. Gilday, Writer

“What all this makes you realise is what a privilege it is just to sit in a room with people and connect to a performance. I think these projects can go some way to stand in for that, or at least remind us of that feeling. It’s great to be making work that responds to this situation and has the chance of connecting with people, however distant.”

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

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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