Scenes for Survival Announcement

Artistic Director David Greig, Associate Director Zinnie Harris and Lyceum Patron Brian Cox are all set to contribute to Scenes for Survival with the National Theatre of Scotland

Scenes for Survival is a new season of digital short artworks, created in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project and Scotland’s leading theatre venues and companies, with support from Hopscotch Films. These shorts have been, and continue to be created, in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Each piece has been exceptionally created by a quarantine creative team, connecting remotely, made up of a performer(s), writer and director and filmed by the performers, from their personal spaces of isolation. The series has been produced by the National Theatre of Scotland working with Hopscotch Films and through support from Screen Scotland’s Broadcast Content Fund.

The programme will serve as an inventive alternative online season of short works, following the enforced cancellation of productions and performances from the National Theatre of Scotland, as well as by venues and theatre companies across Scotland. Scenes for Survival will draw attention to the enduring and urgent role of storytelling in the current crisis and explore themes of hope, solidarity, community, escape, imagination as well as stories from the frontline.

The first series of shorts will launch on Wednesday 27 May, 9PM and will include a performance from Brian Cox, alongside writing and performances from some of Scotland's leading voices.

For more information and to see the full list of artists taking part, head to the National Theatre of Scotland's website by clicking here.