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Award winning production Black Watch to be staged in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 09:01 20 November 2012

Black Watch. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Black Watch. Photo: Manuel Harlan

Manuel Harlan, Manuel Harlan

Multi-award-winning theatrical drama Black Watch is being staged at the UEA Sportspark next year next year as part of the university's 50th anniversary celebrations.

Being staged jointly with the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, the National Theatre of Scotland’s production will be staged for five performances only next April.

Since its premiere in 2006, 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, the production 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.

Black Watch has played to tens of thousands of people across three continents and has garnered 22 awards in the UK, US and internationally.

The production has also been broadcast on Radio 3 and BBC Scotland and BBC4, alongside the Scottish BAFTA award-winning documentary, Black Watch: A Soldier’s Story.

Performances take place at the Norwich venue from April 17-20 at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee performance at 2.30pm on April 20.

Tickets, priced at £29.50 or £15 for the matinee, are available on 01603 766400 or online at www.nnfestival.org.uk.

www.nnfestival.org.uk/black-watch

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