to be ‘among’ ‘in the midst of’ ‘together’ ‘reciprocally and mutually’.
These definitions sum up the connectivity of the Scottish theatre community and represent our 2018 season.
2018 will be defined by the level of the ambition that we aspire to achieve, building on the success of what has gone before. Whether that is the audacity of the scale of individual projects or the ambition of the ideas being expressed.
The National Theatre of Scotland aims first and foremost to be a theatre for everyone. In 2018 we will build on this ethos with a particular renewed focus on Scotland’s future generations.
From Falkirk to Shetland, Paisley, Moray, Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fife and South Ayrshire Futureproof will be a nationwide international festival of radical new work created with young people but for everyone, in celebration of 2018 being Scotland’s themed Year of Young People.
Year of Young People 2018
Co-curator: Lucy Gaizely/21Common
Locations across Scotland National Theatre of Scotland in association with Event Scotland
With Mammalian Diving Reflex (Germany /Canada), Rimini Protokoll (Germany) Supported by Paisley 2021, CAMPO (Belgium), Empathy Museum (UK), Jess Thom/Tourettes Hero (UK), Glas(s) Performance (UK), Ahke (Russia) Greg Sinclair (UK), Back to Back Theatre (AUS) and Project X (UK).
The National Theatre of Scotland pioneered the principle of being without walls – a determination to take work to wherever there are audiences to be found. Next year we will regularly tour, taking shows all across the country.
Eddie and the Slumber Sisters
Directed by Gill Roberston
Text by Anita Vettesse
Catherine Wheels and National Theatre of Scotland
Touring to venues across the Lothians, Borders, and Highlands and Islands
28 April to 03 June 2018
At the heart of National Theatre of Scotland is enabling the incredible ambition of our finest theatre makers. Celebrating our world class directors, writers, actors, designers and creative teams and the classic theatre experience.
Cyrano de Bergerac
Adapted by Edwin Morgan
Directed by Dominic Hill
National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre and Royal Lyceum Theatre
Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness
01 September to 10 November 2018
By Martin McCormick
Directed by Andy Arnold
Tron Theatre in association with National Theatre of Scotland
At the Tron Theatre, Glasgow from 3 to 12 May
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh from 16 to 19 May 2018.
By Frances Poet
Directed by Zinnie Harris
Traverse Theatre in association with National Theatre of Scotland
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh from 20 April to 12 May
Tron Theatre, Glasgow from 15 to 19 May 2018.
The National Theatre of Scotland has always been determined to provoke debate and dialogue through the artists that it supports and the choices that they make. Scotland’s theatre makers will help us ask challenging questions of these challenging times.
Citizen of Nowhere
Co-curated by William Galinsky
National Theatre of Scotland and GalinskyWorks
We have three projects next year that each celebrate the specificity of place and have a particular type of joy at their core. Being without walls allows us to create theatrical interventions into the everyday, across cities, festivals as well as, at times, across the entire nation.
By David Greig and Gordon McIntyre
The Hub, at the Edinburgh International Festival 2018
A National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival Production
Adam by Frances Poet, directed by Cora Bissett
Adam is at the Beacon Arts Centre (04 & 05 May 2018) and Brighton Festival (09 to 12 May 2018)
Eve by Jo Clifford, directed by Susan Worsfold
Adam and Eve at Dundee Rep Theatre (24 to 26 May 2018).