National Theatre of Scotland
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Laurie Sansom (current)Vicky Featherstone (2004-2012)
The National Theatre of Scotland is a theatre company established in 2006. The company has no theatre building of its own. Instead it tours work to theatres, village halls, schools and site-specific locations across Scotland, the UK and internationally.
The company has created over 200 productions and collaborates with other theatre companies, local authorities, and individual artists to create a variety of performances, from large-scale productions through to theatre specifically made for the smallest venues.
Many different spaces have been used for productions, as well as conventional theatres: airports and tower blocks, community halls and drill halls, ferries and forests.
The creation of a national theatre was one of the commitments of the Scottish Executive's National Cultural Strategy.
Laurie Sansom is the current Artistic Director, having taken up the post in March 2013. Vicky Featherstone was the founding Artistic Director and held the post from before the theatre's launch in 2006, to 2013.
Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour (2015), adapted by Lee Hall, based on the 1998 novel The Sopranos by Alan Warner. The production won a Scotsman Fringe First Award, a Herald Angel Award and a Stage Award for Acting Excellence during its opening run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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