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Black Light Provides Stage Support to International Theatre Tour

by Gavin Stewart , under Architectural lighting | Hires

We are proud to announce that we have been contracted to supply the trussing for the triumphant return of Black Watch, one of the National Theatre of Scotland’s most widely acclaimed plays. Our involvement in this international touring production marks the second time that it has been involved with this show, as we supported the original show during its award-winning debut at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

“We have had an excellent working relationship with the National Theatre of Scotland from the Company’s earliest days,” says our Head of Hire & Events, Stephen Reid. “They know they can rely on us to deliver exactly what they need, even when we are dealing with a high-profile project such as Black Watch that is touring to many different venues.”

A hard-hitting play by Gregory Burke, 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. According to the National Theatre of Scotland, John Tiffany’s striking new 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 is touring to 8 venues in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the United States. The tour runs through to March 2011 and we are supplying equipment for the full extent of this run.

The 2010 production is expected to repeat the past successes of this exhilarating and very physical show. Since its premiere, 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.

About The National Theatre of Scotland:
The National Theatre of Scotland is supported by the Scottish Government. Since its launch in February 2006, the National Theatre of Scotland has been involved in creating 117 productions in 114 different locations. With no building of its own, the Company takes theatre all over Scotland and beyond, working with existing and new venues and companies to create and tour theatre of the highest quality. It takes place in the great buildings of Scotland, but also in site-specific locations, airports and tower blocks, community halls and drill halls, ferries and forests.  The company has performed to over 468,000 people, across three continents.  For more information: www.nationatheatrescotland.com