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Scotland Decides - a season of plays at the Finborough

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

THE Finborough Theatre, well known for its commitment to Scottish playwrights, is presenting Scotland Decides/Tha Alba a’taghadh 2014.

A month long season coinciding with the Scottish Independence Referendum, it runs from Tuesday, September 2 to Saturday, September 27, 2014.

The season includes three classic Scottish rediscoveries and a brand new play, three of which are receiving their English premieres.

The sparkling 18th century satire on the Union of Scotland and England, The Flouers o’Edinburgh by Robert McLellan, plays for four weeks from September 2 to September 27, 2014. Read more.

The English premiere of the Scots verse drama on the life of ‘Braveheart’, The Wallace by Sydney Goodsir Smith, plays on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays between September 7 and September 23. NB: Due to funding issues, the planned full production of The Wallace has been cancelled. Instead, there will be a staged reading of the play for one performance only on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 7.30pm.

The English premiere of leading ‘Yes’ campaigner Alan Bissett’s new play Jock: Scotland on Trial runs for four late night performances between September 10 and September 13, 2014.

And a staged reading of John McGrath’s Little Red Hen – a sweeping history of ‘Red Clydeside’ that asks whether political self-determination is ever achievable without economic independence – receives a staged reading on the evening of referendum day itself – Thursday, September 18, 2014.

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Also at the Finborough Theatre: Noel Coward’s This Was A Man (until August 2, 2014) and Dameon Garnett’s new play 17 (Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays until July 29, 2014).