Black Watch (2010-2011)

Since its very first performances, Black Watch has received standing ovations and enjoyed sold-out performances everywhere it has appeared, nationally and internationally.

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 that is as relevant in 2010 as ever.

Black Watch has played to tens of thousands of people across three continents and has garnered 22 awards. Most recently, the production won four Laurence Olivier Awards and the National Theatre of Scotland won its first US award with the New York Drama Circle naming Black Watch Best Foreign Play.