'Come Hell or High Water' by the Citizens Theatre
In March of this year, The Citizens Theatre in Glasgow presented 'Come Hell or High Water,' a 60-minute tapestry of live music, short dramatic scenes, poems and new songs exploring what it is to be Scottish and British, post-Brexit, with local Glaswegians aged 17 to 70 from a range of backgrounds. Twenty five local community actors will sang and played alongside workshops asking participants to talk about their hopes and fears for future and “who do we want to be?’’ after leaving the EU. Those involved came from a broad range of social and political backgrounds, including retired professionals, students and ‘New Scots’ - refugees.
CITIZENS THEATRE aka ‘The Citz’ is Glasgow’s oldest producing community theatre, producing world-class theatre in the heart of the Gorbals for over 70 years and housed in a beautiful Victorian theatre dating from 1878.
MARTIN TRAVERS is a dramatist based at The Citz where he is Producer for Citizens Learning. His plays Divided City and Scarfed for Life have been performed in schools and prisons across the Scottish Central Belt. His latest play is in development with the Scottish Playwrights’ Studio
THE CREATIVE TEAM includes the following Citizens Theatre staff: Dominic Hill (Artistic Director), Guy Hollands (Associate Director, Citizens Learning), Neil Packham (Community Drama Director), Elly Goodman (Community Drama Artist) and Finn Anderson, an experienced freelance musician, musical director and workshop leader.