Jenna Watt: Faslane
Presented by Jenna Watt, Showroom and Contact.
Award winning artist Jenna Watt presents: Faslane, a hugely powerful and timely insight into the UK's current nuclear debate. Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde, or Faslane, situated 40 miles outside Glasgow, is home to the UK's nuclear missile program: Trident.
With her family having worked in Faslane with Trident all her life, and with her friends protesting at the gates, Jenna endeavours to understand her relationship to Trident, the wider nuclear debate and activism. Drawing upon interviews with individuals at the front line of the nuclear debate, including activists and MOD personnel, Jenna navigates her own journey through the politics, the protests, the peace camps and freedom of information requests to find out answers to the questions we should all be asking about our nuclear deterrent.
FRINGE FIRST AWARD WINNER 2016
SUMMERHALL LUSTRUM AWARD WINNER 2016
"An extraordinary piece of documentary theatre."
★★★★★ - British Theatre Guide
"Faslane is a very contemporary performance, politically engaged"
★★★★★ - Fringe Guru
"Jenna Watt performs with an intelligent creativity that keeps the audience gripped"
★★★★★ - Edinburgh Festivals Magazine
"fascinating and completely gripping."
★★★★ - The Scotsman
"Fiercely intelligent fairytale-like take on the UK’s nuclear defence system"
★★★★ - The Stage
"Illuminating... Watt makes you feel very close to the issues."
★★★★ - The National Newspaper
"Watt’s show delicately pulls apart all of the complexities of the issue and puts them under her theatrical microscope. Her perspective is rare and fascinating."
★★★★ - The Telegraph
"powerful exploration of Britain's continuing maintenance of nuclear weapons"
★★★★ - The List
"Jenna Watt’s affecting exploration of Trident in Faslane...restores some much-needed humanity to an increasingly polarised body politic."
★★★★ - All Edinburgh Theatre
"Quietly passionate... Watt creates a thoroughly absorbing perspective"
★★★★ - Edinburgh Guide
"If theatre should be challenging and thought-provoking, then this fits the bill perfectly"
★★★★ - Across the Arts
"Watt manages to debate with herself and others with remarkable objectivity and clarity"
★★★★ - Broadway Baby
"Entertaining, open-minded and clear-sighted."
★★★★ - Three Weeks
"Faslane needs to be spoken about. Jenna Watt needs to be heard."
★★★★ - TV Bomb
Faslane is a Contact Flying Solo Commission.
This project supported in development by: Creative Scotland Artists Bursaries / Cove Park /
A National Theatre of Scotland Artist Attachment / West Yorkshire Playhouse.
Writer / Performer: Jenna Watt
Sound Artist: Kim Moore
Dramaturg: Louise Stephens
Stage Manager: Sam Ramsay
PR: Miriam Attwood, Storytelling PR
Outreach Co-ordinator: Jack Stancliffe
Producer: Callum Smith / We Are Showroom
Creative Producer, Contact: Roxy Moores
28th February 2pm & 6.30pm Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden
17th March 7pm Platform, Easterhouse | 0141 276 9696
18th March 8pm Cove Burgh Hall, Cove | Ticket requests online
20th March 7.30pm Eden Court, Inverness | 01463 234 234
22nd March 7.30pm Royal British Legion Hall, Buckie | 01542 831 116
24th March 7.30pm Caol Community Centre, Caol | Tickets on the door
25th March 8pm Mull Theatre, Isle of Mull | 01688 302 211
27th March 7.30pm Swallow Theatre, Whithorn Newton Stewart | 01988 850 368
29th March - 1st April 8pm Tron Theatre, Glasgow | 0141 552 4267
4th April 7.30pm the Barn, Banchory | 01330 825 431
5th April 7.30pm Universal Hall, Findhorn
7-8th April 8pm West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds | 0113 213 7700
10-11th April 7.30pm Summerhall & Edinburgh Science Festival | 0131 560 1580
12th April 7.30pm Dundee Rep, Dundee | 01382 223 530
13th April 7.30pm Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling | 01786 466 666
15th April 7.30pm MacRobert Memorial Hall, Tarland | 01339 880 060 (Spar)
18th April 7.30pm Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock | 0141 577 4956
20-22nd April 9pm Camden People's Theatre, London | 020 7419 4841
19th May 7.30pm Coastword Festival, Dunbar | Online
Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016
Summerhall - Red Lecture Theatre (Venue 26)
3rd, 5th-14th, 16th-28th August 2016, 19:15 (60 mins)
Flying Solo Festival 2016
10th & 11th May 2016
With thanks to:
Roxy Moores, Chris Thorpe, Matt Fenton, Caroline Newall, Anna Hodgart, Sam Phillips, Gilly Roche, Nick Bone, Christine Devaney, Harry Giles, Andrew Gibson, Sean Morris. David, Jane, Brian, Sam, Craig, Eric, Stewart Swan, John Lyndon, Contact, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Battersea Arts Centre, Single End Collective, BAaD.