Black Watch

Gregory Burke
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ISBN 9780571274901 Format Paperback
Published 07/10/2010 Length 112 pages

About Book

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.

This book contains Gregory Burke's award-winning script, with production notes by the director John Tiffany and colour photographs that capture the powerful and inventive use of movement in this urgent piece of theatre.

The National Theatre of Scotland's production of Black Watch opened at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2006, where it won a Herald Angel, a Scotsman Fringe First, the Critics' Circle Award and the South Bank Show Award for Theatre. During a world tour it won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play and the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play.

  • About Gregory Burke

    Gregory Burke was born in Dunfermline in 1968. His plays include Gagarin Way (Traverse/National Theatre, 2001), which won the Critics' Circle Most Promising Playwright Award, Best New Play at the TMA Barclays Awards, was joint winner of the Meyer-Whitworth Award and was nominated for the South Bank Show Theatre Award and Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play; The Straits (Paines Plough, UK tour, 2003), On Tour (Royal Court Theatre/Liverpool Everyman, 2005), Liar (National Theatre Shell Connections, 2006), Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland, world tour, 2006), which won the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Play, the South Bank Show Theatre Award in 2007 and the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play in 2009, and Hoors (Traverse Theatre, 2009).

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