"Following a special 10th Anniversary year in 2016, which saw the Company performing across five continents to a quarter of million people, I am delighted to announce a wide ranging 2017 Season, with the return of three popular repertoire productions, eight world premieres, and two acclaimed children’s theatre shows touring with Theatre in Schools Scotland in Year two of this ambitious pilot.
Across the programme we have unearthed some extraordinary and inspiring real-life stories that will be given a dramatic lease of life in 2017, including Gerhard Zucker’s experiments on the island of Scarp, Gertrude Farr’s poignant story of loss in World War 1 in The 306:Day, the midget submarine’s last voyage down the Forth and Clyde Canal, the return of the mighty Glasgow Girls, the story of an Asian family arriving in Dundee following their dramatic expulsion from Uganda and two timely stories about the experiences of two extraordinary trans individuals.
This season of work would not be possible without the real people at the heart of these stories, and the many artists and partners with whom we are collaborating to bring their stories to life. We extend our thanks to all those who have contributed to the creation and production of this exciting line-up."
Lucy Mason, Interim Chief Executive, National Theatre of Scotland.