New territory for National Theatre of Scotland

From the drinking dens of North America to the stages of Asia’s leading theatres, National Theatre of Scotland’s next season promises to bring Scottish culture to a global audience.

The Strange Undoing of Prudenica Hart will tour to Santa Monica, California, Texas and Florida in January 2014. Written by David Greig, the play is performed in pubs, bars, breweries and taverns, where audiences are invited to share a drink with the company of actors in an evening of ‘supernatural storytelling’. The work has already toured to nine countries.

Back on home turf, the musical Glasgow Girls makes a return to the stage in February. Based on a real-life, pro-asylum political campaign launched by a group of teenage girls from Glasgow, the production will be performed at the Citizens Theatre as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme (part of the Commonwealth Games celebrations).

In its first major tour across Asia, the company will perform Dunsinane (dubbed as David Greig’s ‘Macbeth sequel’) in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan from 25 April to 11 May.

The company will also continue to engage with the local communities of Scotland next year. Taking place across the first half of the 2014 season, The Tin Forest is a city-wide community project which will include the creation of a pop-up art space and youth theatre festival, all in celebration of Glasgow’s past and future.

Photo: Glasgow Girls © Robert Day