Scenes for Survival | Future Perfect (Tense)


13 Aug 2020

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Life is full of tricky choices- whether to buy that new sofa, what to do for Hogmanay, how to keep your partner happy- and sometimes everyone wishes they could phone up their future self to check that they’re making the right ones. But after setting up the call one woman finds that it’s less reassuring than she’d hoped. Neshla Caplan stars in a witty, metaphysical new short from writer Nicola McCartney, directed by Eve Nicol.

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

"What I find particularly exciting about Nicola’s script is that it can only exist in this form. It isn't something that you could achieve onstage at all, without having to rely on some kind of audio/visual technology. Or cloning. The piece leans into the opportunities for storytelling that are unique to the digital space."

Eve Nicol, 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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