A steampunk submarine emerges from water. In the background the outlines of Glasgow's Duke of Wellington statue, Glasgow Cathedral, Glasgow City Chambers and the Finneston crane.

Submarine Time Machine

Forth and Clyde Canal, Glasgow

June 2017


Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, eminent citizens and friends of Glasgow. It is with great delight, exhilaration and plentiful excitement that we announce the launch of the world’s most magnificent machine. A veritable wonder of the world, a sensational curiosity, a marvel of engineering and imagination. The Submarine Time Machine.

To mark this illustrious occasion we are inviting you to join us in a celebration of the launch. Join us at Spiers Locks and on the tow path of the North Glasgow Canal for a veritable feast of entertainment, a day of erudition and amusement, featuring performance, spectacle, dance, the singing of song and the telling of the tallest tales.

Marvel at the strength of the boy who pulled the plug that drained the canal, swoon at the sight of the glorious white stag that appears whenever a stout heart is broken, be aghast and exhausted as you take wing with the most incredible Glesga Doo, relive the glory day of Partick Thistle football clubs defining defeat of the Lisbon Lions, roar 4-1 all over again. Let your imagination fly and be part of this most historical occasion when the Submarine Time Machine will transport us all to a new land of possibility and opportunity.

If you believe in magic and the power of imagination then join us, as this is the fuel on which our time machine is propelled.

A National Theatre of Scotland production, supported by ScottishPower Foundation


Creative team