Scenes for Survival | Ian and Sheena

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16 Jul 2020

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Lockdown is hitting hard, and Scotland’s National Theatre is desperate for submissions for its inspiring new project. Could the stage be set for the Kirktoon Players, the country’s “leading” amateur dramatics group, to step into the spotlight? Time to get their heads together and show these uppity professionals how it’s done.

Richard Conlon and Gail Watson co-write and star alongside Natalie MacDonald in a lively follow-up to the smash hit satire My Left Right Foot: The Musical from writer/director Robert Softley Gale.

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

" Online theatre can't ever be the 'same' as 'in real life' theatre, but we thought it'd be great to see how our characters are coping and adapting to the video calls that've become part of our daily lives. Over the past four months we've all been craving connection - because we're not allowed to be together, we want it all the more. Ian and Sheena from 'My Left / Right Foot' are two characters who've been craving connection their whole lives – so we thought who better to check in on and see how they're doing."

Robert Softley Gale, Writer and 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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