Perth Theatre has joined up with other theatres across Scotland to take part in National Theatre of Scotland's Scenes for Survival.

Launched on Wednesday 27 May, Scenes for Survival is a series of 40+ short digital artworks, created by a host of leading Scottish performers, writers and directors working remotely from their personal spaces of isolation, celebrating the brilliance of Scottish theatre. These shorts have been, and continue to be created, in response to the current COVID-19 outbreak.

Scenes will initially be published on and distributed by the National Theatre of Scotland and partners via their social media channels. All Scenes for Survival content will be free for audiences.

The first releases include new short pieces from writers Janey Godley, Jenni Fagan, Morna Pearson, Ian Rankin and Stef Smith, and, as well as a newly performed extract from a recent celebrated Scottish play: Fibres by Frances Poet. These Scenes for Survival are performed by Brian Cox, Kate Dickie, Moyo Akandé, Ashleigh More, Janey Godley, Jonathan Watson, and directed by Cora Bissett, Debbie Hannan, Cameron Mowat, Katherine Nesbitt, Louise Shephard, and Caitlin Skinner.

The first six films are available to view now:


Scenes for Survival is produced by National Theatre of Scotland in association with BBC Scotland, Screen Scotland, BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine project and Scotland’s leading theatre venues and companies, with support from Hopscotch Films.

Thursday 28 May 2020