City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Jenna Watt’s Faslane Set to Tour

By Irene Brown - Posted on 05 March 2017

Following a multi award-winning run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Jenna Watt’s one woman performance of her work Faslane is set to tour Scotland in Spring 2016 with additional dates in England and Sweden.

Faslane is home to the UK's nuclear missile programme Trident and is situated just 40 miles outside Glasgow on Her Majesty's Naval Base on the Clyde. Jenna Watt, who has family members who are Faslane employees and friends who have protested there, has drawn upon interviews with individuals at the front line of the nuclear debate as she navigates her own journey through the politics, protests and peace camps.

The show, that features an immersive sound design by Glasgow based composer and sound designer Kim Moore, is a deeply personal yet meticulously researched take on the nuclear debate in which Watt delves into not only the global politics of Trident but also the personal struggle when taking a stance on such a divisive issue. Rejecting a didactic approach, Faslane invites audience members to question their own thoughts on the issue and to interrogate just what a nuclear deterrent really means. The piece represents the culmination of years of research including multiple trips to Faslane, countless Freedom of Information requests, interviews with current and former MOD staff and activists as well as forays into the world of activism by Watt herself.

The tour will have its opening performance at the Cove Burgh Hall (situated between the UK’s two nuclear naval bases at Faslane and Coulport) on the 18th March 2017 at 8pm.

It was preceded by a short engagement in Umeå, Sweden as part of the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition at the city’s Bildmuseet and its Edinburgh dates at Summerhall, that are part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival, are Monday 10th – Tuesday 11th April 2017 at 7.30pm.

Tour Dates (web site)

Friday 17th March 2017 @ 7pm (Preview) – Platform, Glasgow
Saturday 18th March 207 @ 8pm (Press Night) – Cove Burgh Hall, Helensburgh
Monday 20th March 2017 @ 7.30pm – Eden Court, Inverness
Wednesday 22nd March 2017 @ 7.30pm – Royal British Legion Hall, Buckie
Friday 24th March 2017 @ 7.30pm – Caol Community Centre, Fort William
Saturday 25th March 2017 @ 8pm – Mull Theatre, Isle of Mull
Monday 27th March 2017 @ 7.30pm – Swallow Theatre, Whithorn
Wednesday 29th March – Saturday 1st April 2017 @ 8pm – Tron Theatre, Glasgow
Tuesday 4th April 2017 @7.30pm – Woodend Barn, Banchory
Wednesday 5th April 2017 @ 7.30pm – Universal Hall, Findhorn
Friday 7th – Saturday 8th April 2017 @ 8pm – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
Monday 10th – Tuesday 11th April 2017 @ 7.30pm – Summerhall, Edinburgh
Wednesday 12th April 2017 @ 7.30pm– Dundee Rep, Dundee
Thursday 13th April 2017 @ 7.30pm – Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Saturday 15th April 2017 @ 7.30pm – MacRobert Memorial Hall, Tarland
Tuesday 18th April 2017 @ 7.30pm – Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
Thursday 20th – Saturday 22nd April 2017 @ 9pm – Camden People’s Theatre, London.