Scenes for Survival | Happy Ark Day :)


6 Aug 2020

News Story

The world faces a catastrophe of biblical proportions, but all Noah seems to do is fiddle with his boat. Is it part of his grand vision or has he just lost the plot? Frustrated at being kept out of the loop, his wife and daughter watch the rain come down and try to decide whether to stand by him or take a chance on looking after themselves. Liz Ewing & Jasmin Ewing star in a new short from writer Andy Edwards, directed by Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir.

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

"This is my first project with the National Theatre of Scotland, and I’m delighted to be involved. It’s a privilege to share space with this fantastic group of Scotland’s writers. Theatre and its stories are places to breathe, spaces to anchor. I hope these scenes might do something similar – and make room for people to access them as they need; to think, feel, rest and gather during this challenging time."

Andy Edwards, Writer

"I believe survival is about more than safety and sustenance, we need food for thought, food for the soul to survive. Without our place of gathering, gathering thoughts, ideas and feelings about our world as we live it, it is hard to reflect on this experience we are all having. Scenes for Survival offers a way to connect and collect ourselves and I'm delighted to be able to contribute."

Kolbrún Björt Sigfúsdóttir, Director

"I am delighted to be a part of Scenes for survival. These are strange and difficult times we are all living through. How do we all survive this? Everyone has their own way of muddling through, towards what we hope will be a brighter future. One that will hopefully include theatre, music, dance, television and film, indeed all the creative arts. They are vital to us as human beings and allow us expression, freedom, connection and education, and to that end I hope the arts not only survive but thrive."

Liz Ewing, Performer