'Come Hell or High Water' by The Citizens Theatre
In March 2018, Glasgow's Citizens Theatre presented 'Come Hell or High Water,' a 60-minute whirlwind of live music, punchy comedy, dramatic scenes, poems and new songs exploring what it is to be Scottish and British, post-Brexit. The show was performed by a coummunity ensemble of Glaswegians and people new to Scotland aged 17 to 70 from a range of backgrounds and cultures and a band of professional musicians. The material for the scenes and songs was gathered through months of workshops exploring over 50 people's hopes and fears for our shared future in a Britain after the exit from the European Union. Those involved came from a broad range of social and polital backgrounds, including retired professionals, students and 'New Scots' from England, Albania, Macedonia, Egypt, South Africa and Honduras.
The Citizens Theatre is Glasgow’s major producing theatre and one of the leading theatre companies in the UK. Over the last 75 years, the Citizens has built an international reputation for producing innovative shows on stage, alongside the highly regarded learning programme of participatory and education work. The team works with a wide range of community groups in Glasgow and further afield, creating theatre productions and mulit-artform projects.
MARTIN TRAVERS is a dramatist based at the Citizens Theatre 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.