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Fri 22 Feb 2008–Sun 9 Mar 2008, 8:00pm

Where: TSB Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington

Ticket Information:

  • A: $85.00
  • A/FR: $80.00
  • B: $75.00
  • B/FR: $70.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Olivia Bruce

"For once, superlatives are no exaggeration. This is a stunning show." - Daily Mail

Described as an "astonishing artistic whirlwind" (The Herald, UK), Black Watch took the 2006 Edinburgh Festival by storm, playing to sold-out crowds and garnering unanimous critical acclaim. See what the audience had to say.

Based on interviews with former soldiers who served in Iraq, this provoking theatrical production tells the story of Scotland's legendary 300-year-old Black Watch regiment through the eyes of those on the ground in one of the bloodiest areas of Iraq.

Charging between a pool room in Fife and an armoured wagon in the heart of the battle zone, John Tiffany's heart-stopping production reveals what it means to be part of the war on terror and what it means to make that journey home again.

Hailed by the press as a cultural landmark of the 21st century, Black Watch has won, among other awards, four Critics' Awards for Theatre along with the South Bank Show Award for Theatre.

For this New Zealand season a specially built stage will transform the venue into an intimate performance space, transporting the audience from Scottish homeland to the intense heat of the Iraqi desert. This highly physical performance incorporates pipe music, traditional songs and tight action sequences punctuated by stunning visual imagery – an event not to be missed. Watch interview about creating the show.


Writer Gregory Burke
Director John Tiffany
Associate director (movement) Steven Hoggett
Associate director (music) Davey Anderson

Photo credit Manuel Harlan

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