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Black Watch: Now on DVD The stunning BBC TV production of the National Theatre of Scotland’s urgently topical smash hit play. It is about the sort of conflict soldiers have faced in Iraq and Afghanistan, about the changing nature of warfare and about the morality of fighting; it is also a superb, multi-faceted political and social drama. It explores the male psyche with sympathy and wit. And in John Tiffany’s outstanding production for the National Theatre of Scotland, it becomes a blistering piece of physical theatre – by turns comical, visceral and, surprisingly, lyrical.
Hurtling from a pool room in Fife to an armoured wagon in Iraq, Black Watch is based on interviews conducted by Gregory Burke with former soldiers who served in Iraq. 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 again.
John Tiffany’s theatre production makes powerful and inventive use of movement, music and song to create a visceral, complex and urgent piece of theatre. Here is a startling, noisy, upsetting, violently thrilling show.
Two and a half years after it opened at the Edinburgh Fringe, the play has scooped four Laurence Olivier Awards in March 2009.
Cast: Brian Ferguson, Paul Rattray, Henry Pettigrew, David Colvin, Ali Craig, Nabil Stuart, Tom Smith, Emun Elliot, Ryan Fletcher, Peter Forbes
This DVD also includes BBC Scotland documentary, "Black Watch - A Soldier's Story" which won a BAFTA Scotland Best Documentary Award.
"Thrilling, raw, challenging and masterful…” The Times
Format: This DVD is in PAL format.
Time: 2hrs 56m
Classification: 18: Please note: Black Watch contains very strong language.
|Source:||Independent on Sunday|
|Review:||This is a cross between a regimental drill and a ceilidh, sporadically scattering into sprinting, panic-stricken chaos. Electrifying|
|Title:||it's among the most compelling theater pieces you could wish to see|
|Source:||New York Observer|
|Review:||Live review of the play Black Watch: "Put simply, it's essential that you see Black Watch . . . it's among the most compelling theater pieces you could wish to see. And weep for, in a sense. The production from Scotland's National Theater is a magnificent one, and its awesome reality and humaneness will overwhelm you."New York Observer|
|Deliver to:||United Kingdom|