Black Watch (2008)

Hurtling from a pool room in Fife to an armoured wagon in Iraq, Black Watch is based on interviews conducted by Gregory Burke with former soldiers who served in Iraq.

Viewed through the eyes of those on the ground, Black Watch reveals what it means to be part of the legendary Scottish regiment, what it means to be part of the war on terror and what it means to make the journey home again.

John Tiffany’s production makes powerful and inventive use of movement, music and song to create a visceral, complex and urgent piece of theatre.

In 2008, Gregory Burke won the Writers’ Guild Award for Black Watch in the Best New Play category. BBC Scotland’s documentary, Black Watch: A Soldier’s Story won a BAFTA Scotland Best Documentary Award.

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