Scenes for Survival | The Quiz

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14 Sep 2020

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Sukhdeep is excited. After all, it’s not every day you get chosen to host your high school’s 30th Anniversary Reunion Quiz. A virtual catch-up with all his old classmates, and he gets to be the centre of attention - what could be better? But between the disruptive laughter, low-brow humour, and settling of old scores, he’s beginning to remember why he didn’t bother keeping in touch. Sanjeev Kohli stars in a hilarious new short co-written and directed with Isobel McArthur.

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

"When we were approached to create something for Scenes For Survival, the remit was to make something a bit lighter in tone that still reflected lockdown. Isobel came up with the fantastic idea of a school reunion Zoom quiz; there aren’t many of us that haven’t suffered at least one interminable quiz since March, and a school reunion offers a myriad of comic and tragic possibilities that resonate with all of us. Too many possibilities in fact - having pinged a few drafts between us, the first one we recorded was about twelve minutes too long. So in went the knife, and what we’ve hopefully achieved is a funny short stand-alone piece whose fast-cut style offers a different texture and a few laughs"

Sanjeev Kohli, Co-Writer, Co-Director, Performer


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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