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The Static and Blackout


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Two coming-of-age plays from one of Scotland's most exciting writer/directors, The Static and Blackout showcase Davey Anderson's electric and sensitive award-winning talents.

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Davey Anderson is from Glasgow and his work as Playwright/Director includes: Snuff, (Arches Theatre, as winner of the Arches Award for Stage Directors, runner up Meyer-Whitworth Award), Rupture (NTS & Traverse Theatre) and Blackout (National Theatre New Connections & Citizens Theatre Young Company). His other plays include: Flicker (as part of the 200th play, Oran Mor), Playback (Ankur Productions), Wired (Oran Mor), Liar (TAG Theatre Company & Sounds of Progress, Best Show for Children and Young People, Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland) and Clutter Keeps Company (Birds of Paradise). Adaptations include: Zorro (Visible Fictions & Traverse Theatre). Co-Writing/Directing credits include: Mixter Maxter (NTS & St Magnus Festival, Orkney). As Associate Director he collaborated with New York based company The T.E.A.M. on Architecting (Co-Production with NTS). His work as Musical Director/Composer includes: Peter Pan (NTS & Barbican), Be Near Me (NTS & Donmar Warehouse), Oresteia (Lazzi Experimental Arts Unit & Cumbernauld Theatre) and Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland, world tour). He was Director in Residence with the National Theatre of Scotland 2006-07 and is currently an Associate Playwright with the Playwrights' Studio Scotland 2010-11.


Davey Anderson's writing - urgent, real yet heightened - comes straight from the mould of Mark O'Rowe or Enda Walsh. * What's On Stage *
a dazzling display of current small-scale theatre technique, delivered with outstanding wit and flair. * The Scotsman *
ThickSkin Theatre makes a triumphant return to the Fringe... with another high octane, physically driven winner with a simply affecting message * Edinburgh Guide *
All you really need to know is that this show is amazing... The closest thing to magical perfection I've ever seen * ThreeWeeks *
A small but persuasive package that has real energy and excitement. -- Lyn Gardner * Guardian *
Davey Anderson's short, sharp shocker ... it has a spiky edginess (on Blackout) -- Lyn Gardner * Guardian *

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