A thrilling and chilling trilogy of near-future plays staged in a Glasgow office block, the first stage adaptations of two bestselling works of Scottish literature, and a late-night theatrical event marking the country’s exit from the EU are all part of the upcoming season of work from the National Theatre of Scotland.
The National Theatre of Scotland 2019 season will see it tour a range of new work and returning stage favourites to audiences across Scotland and beyond. The twenty productions will include new work from revered theatre artists including Claire Cunningham, Stewart Laing, Tim Crouch, and Cora Bissett, as well as the first stage adaptations of acclaimed novels from Jenni Fagan and Scots Makar Jackie Kay.
Major Scottish tours will include a stage revival of John McGrath’s seminal political play The Cheviot, The Stag, and the Black, Black Oil, a return for Edinburgh Festival smash hit My Left/Right Foot: The Musical, and Hannah Lavery’s fast and fearsome spoken-word play The Drift, which tours the country as part of Black History Month.
National Theatre of Scotland Artistic Director Jackie Wylie says “In 2019 the National Theatre of Scotland is focusing on major Scottish artists, creating major new works that explore the vital questions facing all of us both as Scots and as global citizens. What Scottish theatre can do like no other national culture is tackle the big questions of our times, with a unique sense of joy and a love of communal celebration.”