National Theatre of Scotland 2013 programme
The National Theatre of Scotland's programme for 2013 will include ten brand new projects and three productions back by popular demand.
The three productions to return are: David Greig's sequel to Macbeth, Dunsinane, which will be at Eden Court Inverness from 24 to 31 August, His Majesty's Theatre Aberdeen from 3 to 7 September, Theatre Royal Glasgow from 10 to 14 September and King's Theatre Edinburgh from 1 to 5 October plus further UK dates to be announced; Black Watch will be in Seattle from 25 April to 5 May and in San Francisco from 9 May to 16 June; David Harrower's Calum's Road, based on the book by Roger Hutchinson, will tour Scotland from May to July.
The new projects begin in March when Wils Wilson inspires the people of Shetland to create their own site-specific piece Ignition about fuel and cars and their impact on island life. NTOS will again partner with Òran Mór for its third international A Play, A Pie and A Pint which will bring new plays from China in March and April, and then Graham McLaren will direct Ibsen's A Doll's House in a new version by Zinnie Harris at Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh from 13 April to 4 May.
Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean's The Day I Swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish is adapted for the stage as an interactive promenade production to tour Scotland in May, and then Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner is reconstructed by Untitled Projects for the Tramway, Glasgow from 13 to 22 June.
Swedish horror film Let The Right One In is adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne and will be directed by John Tiffany for the Dundee Rep for 6 to 29 June. Joe Corrie's In Time O' Strife adapted by Graham McLaren will tour village halls in Fife in September, before Vox Motus teams up with NTOS and Beijing Children's Art Theatre for Dragon in October.
In addition to all of these projects, there will be a new piece written by Anthony Neilson, details of which have yet to be announced, and five new pieces from artists on the NTOS and The Arches Auteurs Creative Development Programme: Rob Drummond, Kieran Hurley, Gary McNair, Nic Green and Claire Cunningham.
NTOS artistic director Vicky Featherstone said, "I hope that audiences will enjoy the varied and exciting work from some of Scotland's most extraordinary talent, in this year’s programme.
"At a time when the arts are facing some of their greatest challenges for a while, it is wonderful to know that our theatre makers continue to energetically pursue thrilling ways to tell stories and connect with audiences."