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National Theatre of Scotland presents Submarine Time Machine with schedule of free performances

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National Theatre of Scotland has announced the launch of Submarine Time Machine, which explores the story of the Forth & Clyde Canal, as seen by mini submarine HMS XE9.

The production celebrates the National Theatre of Scotland's move into Rockvilla, a new facility for Scottish theatre-making on the banks of the Forth and Clyde Canal.  Audiences of all ages are invited to participate in a free weekend of performance, art and myth-making, from a leading team of professional artists and actors working alongside local community groups.

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Submarine Time Machine is an, interactive, multimedia, theatre experience telling the stories of the canal as seen by mini submarine HMS XE9, whose final journey took it from the North Glasgow Canal Corridor to Rosyth in 1952. National Theatre of Scotland is working with local community groups, schools, residents and organisations to excavate the past and rediscover the myths of the canal, the secrets held by the submarine as well as the community’s hopes for the future.

The audience will be invited to:

  • marvel at the strength of the boy who pulled the plug that drained the canal
  • swoon at the sight of the glorious white hart that appears whenever a stout heart is broken
  • be aghast and exhausted as they take wing with the most incredible Glesga Doo
  • relive the glory day of Partick Thistle Football Club’s defining defeat of the Lisbon Lions and roar 4-1 all over again

Community groups, organisations and schools involved in the project include GAMTA, Junior Conservatoire, Possilpoint Mens Group, Possilpoint Womens Group, Lambhill Heritage Group, McKintosh Choir, Home Start NG, St Teresa’s Primary School, St Joseph’s Primary School and St Cuthbert’s Primary School.

Performance details

23 June, 7pm-9pm; 24 & 25 June 11am-1pm & 2.30pm-4.30pm
Schools performances 20-23 June 2017 10.30am-12.30pm (to be booked in advance)

For more information, visit the National Theatre of Scotland website, or exploring using #SubmarineTimeMachine

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