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2008-08-22 15:00:34

By Liam Rudden THE National Theatre of Scotland returns to the Edinburgh International Festival tonight, with the world premiere of David Harrower's 365, which charts the fragmented lives of a group of young people in today's care system as they prepare to make their way in the world on their own. There are more than 70,000 children in care in Britain today. On average they pass through 11 stages of care. In their late teens they have to make the difficult transition from childhood to...

2008-08-11 00:00:21

By LUKE GRUNDY This year marks the third co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival. After the huge success of the company's incendiary Black Watch in 2006, they have again tackled a potent topic: children in foster care. Although scribed by Blackbird author David Harrower, 365 will not be an exercise in gritty realism, he argues: "When I write something like Blackbird I don't start off thinking, 'Right I'm going to write a play about...

2008-08-11 00:00:21

Theatre 365 The Playhouse This year marks the third co-production between the National Theatre of Scotland and the Edinburgh International Festival. After the huge success of the company's incendiary Black Watch in 2006, they have again tackled a potent topic: children in foster care. Although written by Blackbird author David Harrower, 365 will not be an exercise in gritty realism, he argues: "When I write something like Blackbird I don't start off thinking, 'Right I'm going to write a...

2008-06-27 06:02:38

By Joyce McMillan THE BACCHAE **** HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE, ABERDEEN ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA **** ORAN MOR, GLASGOW FEAST *** ARTA, GLASGOW IT WAS a fabulous, gaudy night in Aberdeen when Alan Cumming climbed back into his famous gold kilt, descended upside-down and bare-bottomed to the stage like a true Hollywood god diving to Earth, and gave the city's audiences a performance to remember, in the revival of the National Theatre of Scotland's controversial and spectacular version...

2008-06-26 09:02:43

By PAUL TAYLOR Theatre BLACK WATCH Barbican LONDON **** Gregory Burke's Black Watch took the 2006 Edinburgh Festival by storm. Presenting the Iraq war through the eyes of the eponymous Scottish regiment, this extraordinarily potent combination of docudrama and stylised physical theatre was performed in an old drill hall and offered itself as a pointed alternative to the city's annual military tattoo. Since then, the National Theatre of Scotland's show has conquered the United States,...