1. Asylum | The Great Yes, No, Don't Know Five Minute Theatre Show

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    An Iranian man arrives in Glasgow after a long and perilous journey, and tries to adjust to a new world even as his application for asylum (on the grounds that he is a persecuted homosexual) seems to be stuck in an interminable limbo. Written by Vikram Phukan Performed by Daniel D'Souza

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    • An Drochaid | The Great Yes, No, Don't Know Five Minute Theatre Show

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      "The Bridge" is a contemporary resetting of the powerful Gaelic song "The Misty Island" by 19th century Skye poetess Màiri Mhòr nan Òran. She lamented the exploitation of her homeland but encouraged her fellow crofters to stay strong, be independent and fight for their home. "The thousands who were cleared, deprived of their belongings and their rights...A new sprintime is with us, many have come through the winter, All around, new grass is sprouting, the branches are coming back to life, On the Green Isle of the Mists". "Independence" means many things, to many people, in the past...or the future… Granaidh/Granny - Morag Henrikson Seanair/Grandpa - Rory Mackenzie A 'Chlann/Children - Lorne and Orla Mackenzie Seinneadair/Singer - Fiona J Mackenzie Stiuriche/Directed by - Fiona J Mackenzie Taing do/Thanks to Dunvegan Estate for permission to film on The Fairy Bridge

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      • 64 Bus Conversations | The Great Yes, No, Don't Know Five Minute Theatre Show

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        This piece is based on genuine conversations I have overheard on Fife buses. We often inadvertently listen into conversations whiles travelling on public transport, which can make our journey a somewhat enjoyable or a rather uncomfortable experience. These conversations reveal to us the small and major injustices people face on a day to day basis which involuntarily highlight Scottish political and social issues. Will independence solve these issues or is it only taking attention away from them? Old Man - Ian Bain Girl - Ellen Bannerman Boy 1 - Ronan Doyle Boy 2 - Rowan MacLeod Woman - Lorraine McCann Soldier - Kristopher McDonald

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        • Aftermath | The Great Yes, No, Don't Know Five Minute Theatre Show

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          A woman searching for meaning coming out of a long and disastrous marriage. A business woman with unusual connections. A Scottish maverick enrepreneur with a flair for potential. A Chinese student threatened with eviction from his underground hoe. What brings them together? What can possibly happen in the aftermath? Performers: Carolina - Diana Sampey Chung - Sylvia Sayiti MacTaggart - Janice Markey Vanessa - Katherine Gallagher Filmed by Julien Londeix

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          • The James Family Tree - Isabella

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            www.nationaltheatrescotland.com twitter.com/NTSonline James I, James II and James III – are a new cycle of history plays by award-winning playwright Rona Munro, directed by Laurie Sansom. This vividly-imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart Kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century and represents an unprecedented co-production by the National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and The National Theatre of Great Britain. Each play stands alone as a unique vision of a country tussling with its past and future; viewed together they create a complex and compelling narrative on Scottish culture and nationhood. An ensemble of 20 actors will take the audience through a rarely-explored period of history with playful wit and boisterous theatricality, and should prove a landmark of Scottish drama in a remarkable year.

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            • In Time O' Strife - Trailer (2014)

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              www.nationaltheatrescotland.com www.twitter.com/NTSonline By Joe Corrie Adapted, designed and directed by Graham McLaren “There’s nae power on earth can crush the men who can sing on a day like this.” In the 30th anniversary year of the 1984 miners’ strike, the National Theatre of Scotland revives Joe Corrie's 1926 classic play about a Fife mining community buckling under the strain of a seven month lockout. Driven by live, gutsy, folk-punk songs and intense, full-blooded choreography, this uncompromising production is a stark reminder that class conflict between those at the bottom of the social heap and those in power is perennial. “McLaren's production unleashes a memorably angry, vivid and theatrical retelling of a vital story in Scottish history. It's an exhilarating experience and not to be missed.” The Scotsman **** “Gut-wrenchingly emotional” “Vitally contemporary” The Herald ***** “Intensely powerful” “Brilliantly performed” The Times **** “Breathtaking” Sunday Mail **** Age guidance: 12+ Running time: approx 90 mins with no interval Image by kind permission of Peter Howson: My Great Heart, 1996, Oil on canvas, 244 x 183 cm © The Artist Supported by ScottishPower Foundation

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              • The James Family Tree - Murdac Stewart

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                www.nationaltheatrescotland.com twitter.com/NTSonline James I, James II and James III – are a new cycle of history plays by award-winning playwright Rona Munro, directed by Laurie Sansom. This vividly-imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart Kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century and represents an unprecedented co-production by the National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and The National Theatre of Great Britain. Each play stands alone as a unique vision of a country tussling with its past and future; viewed together they create a complex and compelling narrative on Scottish culture and nationhood. An ensemble of 20 actors will take the audience through a rarely-explored period of history with playful wit and boisterous theatricality, and should prove a landmark of Scottish drama in a remarkable year.

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                • Inside The Tin Forest: May - Leaves and Vines

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                  www.nationaltheatrescotland.com twitter.com/NTSonline The Tin Forest is taking root across Glasgow, across Scotland and across the Commonweath. Welcome to the third of our monthly round-ups featuring participants helping us grow the many different branches of The Tin Forest There was once a wide, windswept place, near nowhere and close to forgotten, that was filled with all the things that no one wanted… A celebration of Glasgow’s industrial past and creative future. Taking place at the South Rotunda, across Glasgow and across the Commonwealth. Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme. Inspired by the book by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson Led by Graham McLaren and Simon Sharkey Produced in association with Scottish Youth Theatre and supported by Glasgow Life, Creative Scotland, Homecoming 2014 and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation As Glasgow prepares to welcome the world in 2014, The Tin Forest invites the people of Glasgow to retell the city’s story, to reimagine its future and to take part in the reinvention of the iconic South Rotunda into a remarkable performance space for theatre-makers and artists from all over the Commonwealth. As part of Festival 2014, the Commonwealth Games-time Glasgow based strand of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, The Tin Forest at the South Rotunda will play host to an immersive puppet experience, a large scale visual art installation, live music and an international theatre festival featuring companies from Scotland, England, Jamaica, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Malta and India.

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                  • Five Minute Theatre Blog - How to do a mobile speedtest

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                    www.nationaltheatrescotland.com twitter.com/NTSonline www.fiveminutetheatre.com Welcome to The Great Yes, No, Don’t Know, Five Minute Theatre Show. From 5pm on Monday 23rd June 2014 at www.fiveminutetheatre.com, we’ll pack 24 hours with live theatre from Scotland and beyond on the theme of ‘Independence’. Five Minute Theatre is open to anyone. If you can create, direct, produce and perform your own piece of theatre in front of an audience, we’ll stream it here on our virtual stage to the world.

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                    • The James Family Tree - Joan Beaufort

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                      www.nationaltheatrescotland.com twitter.com/NTSonline James I, James II and James III – are a new cycle of history plays by award-winning playwright Rona Munro, directed by Laurie Sansom. This vividly-imagined trilogy brings to life three generations of Stewart Kings who ruled Scotland in the tumultuous fifteenth century and represents an unprecedented co-production by the National Theatre of Scotland, Edinburgh International Festival and The National Theatre of Great Britain. Each play stands alone as a unique vision of a country tussling with its past and future; viewed together they create a complex and compelling narrative on Scottish culture and nationhood. An ensemble of 20 actors will take the audience through a rarely-explored period of history with playful wit and boisterous theatricality, and should prove a landmark of Scottish drama in a remarkable year.

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