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Amanda Gaughan, a Bank of Scotland New Director, tells us about her experience directing Roman Bridge, a new play by Martin Travers.

Reveal 2012 is a season of new work by up and coming artists, many of whom have been supported by the National Theatre of Scotland through the Bank of Scotland Pioneering Partnership. Presented in association with the Citizens Theatre.

Roman Bridge
Written by Martin Travers
Directed by Amanda Gaughan

Somewhere in rural Lanarkshire Craw leads Catherine to an ancient stone bridge and the promise of a new life with the son she abandoned at the same spot many years before.

Both women have nothing to lose. Forced to flee her home with her young baby, following the death of her husband, vulnerable Catherine reluctantly follows Craw, whose haunting past drives a desperate quest for forgiveness, bringing them ever closer to danger.

When danger finds them, Craw flees, leaving Catherine to survive alone, no matter what the cost.

Set in another Scotland, Roman Bridge is a play about survival, sacrifice, murder, and love and asks if we can ever truly leave the past behind to make a new life.

Following a rehearsed reading of Roman Bridge as part of Reveal 2011, Roman Bridge marks the first professional production of a new play by Martin Travers. Martin has been teamed with talented young director Amanda Gaughan, who recently completed a Bank of Scotland New Directors placement on The Missing.

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