National Theatre of Scotland's

Black Watch

April 8

May 7, 2011

at the Broadway Armory, 5917 N. Broadway.

A World's Stage Production
from Scotland
by Gregory Burke
directed by John Tiffany

A feast of rich and finely detailed work..

Chicago Tribune


The Play

Hailed as a cultural landmark of the 21st century, Black Watch has received standing ovations and enjoyed sold-out performances everywhere it has appeared, garnering over 20 international awards along the way. Now Chicago theater-lovers can join the tens of thousands of people across three continents who have made this production the soaring international success it is today. Chicago’s Broadway Armory will create a dramatic military environment for this searing exploration of Scotland’s legendary regiment, as it hurls audience members into the frontline soldier’s experience through an astonishingly theatrical use of movement, music and song.



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The Players

Creative Team

Gregory Burke Writer

John Tiffany Director

Steven Hoggett Associate Director, Movement

Davey Anderson Associate Director, Music

Laura Hopkins Set Designer

Colin Grenfell Lighting Designer

Gareth Fry Sound Designer

Jessica Brettle Costume Designer

Leo Warner and Mark Grimmer Video Designer


Ross Anderson Rossco

Cameron Barnes Macca

Scott Fletcher Kenzie

Paul Higgins Writer/Sergeant

Jack Lowden Cammy

Stuart Martin Nabsy

Adam McNamara Understudy

Ian Pirie Officer/Lord Elgin

Jaime Quinn Fraz

Richard Rankin Granty

Chris Starkie Stewarty

Paul Tinto Understudy

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