Jenna Watt and Showroom present:
A solo performance from “One of Scotland’s most interesting performers and theatre makers” (Daily Record), winner of a 2016 FRINGE FIRST award and an inaugural SUMMERHALL LUSTRUM award.
Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde, or Faslane, situated 40 miles outside Glasgow, is home to the UK's nuclear missile program: Trident. With family having worked in Faslane all her life, and with friends protesting at the gates, Jenna Watt (How You Gonna Live Your Dash, Flâneurs) explores what happens when the personal and political collide.
Drawing upon interviews with individuals at the front line of the nuclear debate and featuring an immersive sound design by Kim Moore (Blow Off, Tiger Tale) Jenna navigates her own journey through the politics, protests and peace camps.
Written, directed and performed by Jenna Watt
Composition and Sound Design by Kim Moore
Dramaturgy by Louise Stephens
Produced by Callum Smith for Showroom
Photography by Mihaela Bodlovic
The playtext of Faslane, published by Oberon Books, is available to purchase here.
Faslane is a Contact Flying Solo Commission, supported by Summerhall.
Supported in development by Creative Scotland, Cove Park, National Theatre of Scotland and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
2017 tour supported by Creative Scotland.
2018 tour supported by Arts Council England.
★★★★★ (British Theatre Guide)
★★★★★ (Fringe Guru)
★★★★★ (Edinburgh Festivals Magazine)
★★★★ (The Scotsman)
★★★★ (The Stage)
★★★★ (The National)
★★★★ (The List)
★★★★ (All Edinburgh Theatre)
★★★★ (Broadway Baby)
★★★★ (Three Weeks)
10th & 11th May 2016 - Contact, Manchester
5th - 28th August 2016 - Summerhall, Edinburgh Fring
Tuesday 28th February 2017 - Bildmuseet, Umeå, Sweden
Friday 17th March 2017 – Platform, Glasgow
Saturday 18th March – Cove Burgh Hall, Helensburgh
Monday 20th March – Eden Court, Inverness
Wednesday 22nd March – Royal British Legion Hall, Buckie
Friday 24th March – Caol Community Centre, Fort William
Saturday 25th March – Mull Theatre, Isle of Mull
Monday 27th March – Swallow Theatre, Whithorn
29th March – 1st April – Tron Theatre, Glasgow
Tuesday 4th April – the Barn, Banchory
Wednesday 5th April – Universal Hall, Findhorn
7th – 8th April – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds
10th – 11th April – Summerhall, Edinburgh
Wednesday 12th April – Dundee Rep, Dundee
Thursday 13th April – Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling
Saturday 15th April – MacRobert Memorial Hall, Tarland
Tuesday 18th April – Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock
20th – 22nd April – Camden People’s Theatre, London
9th December - Sanquhar Town Hall, Dumfries.
8th May 2018 - Theatre Royal, Dumfries
29th May - Upstairs at the Western, Leicester
30th May - Quarterhouse, Folkstone
31st May - The Spring, Havant
1st June - The Phoenix, Bordon
2nd June - The Wardrobe Theatre, Bristol
5th June - Exeter Phoenix
8th June - Live Theatre, Newcastle