National Theatre of Scotland

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National Theatre of Scotland
The logo of the National Theatre of Scotland
Formation 2006
Type Theatre group
Artistic director(s)

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.

Artistic direction[edit]

Laurie Sansom is the current Artistic Director, having taken up the post in March 2013.[1] Vicky Featherstone was the founding Artistic Director and held the post from before the theatre's launch in 2006, to 2013.[2]

Notable productions[edit]

Black Watch (2006) by Gregory Burke which won four Laurence Olivier Awards and multiple international awards.

Macbeth (2012) starring Alan Cumming, presented in Glasgow and at the Lincoln Center Festival and subsequently, Broadway, New York.

Let The Right One In (2013), adapted by Jack Thorne from John Ajvide Lindqvist's novel and screenplay, which won the 2014 South Bank Sky Arts Award for theatre.[3]

The James Plays (2014), a historical trilogy by Rona Munro, which won the Evening Standard Theatre Award 2014 for Best Play.


  1. ^ Thom Dibdin (24 October 2012). "Laurie Sansom appointed to lead National Theatre of Scotland". The Stage. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Royal Court Theatre Announces Vicky Featherstone as Next Artistic Director at The Royal Court Theatre". Royal Court Theatre. 11 May 2012. Retrieved 27 July 2013. 
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