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Blackout performance comes to SDCC



by Davey Anderson

Inspired by the true story of a young offender from Glasgow who had committed a violent crime, a hard-hitting play about getting bullied, fighting back, trying to make a name for yourself, turning vicious, doing something stupid, losing everything, then finding your way again.

Davey Anderson

Davey Anderson is a writer, director and musician. His plays include Snuff, Wired, Liar, Blackout, Clutter Keeps Company, Playback, Scavengers and The Static. His work with the National Theatre of Scotland includes Enquirer, Peter Pan, Be Near Me, Mixter Maxter, Architecting, Rupture, Black Watch and Home. Adaptations include Dead Man Dying by Estebán Navajas Cortés, Thieves and Boy by Hao Jingfang and The War Hasn’t Started Yet by Mikhail Durnenkov. He was co-writer of The Jean Jacques Rousseau Show, Demons and The Deficit Show for A Play, A Pint and a Pint at Òran Mór, Glasgow. His short plays for Theatre Uncut include True or False and Police State, a co-production with Theatre Dot, Istanbul. He recently co-created and performed How to Choose at The Arches, Glasgow, and is currently collaborating with American company The TEAM on The Scottish Enlightenment Project.

Audience age suitability: 15+

Some strong language occasionally

MEZZAMORPHOSES is the young-adult company based with the Drama School, Exeter and Ashburton.

The cast are seasoned performers aged from 14 to 23 and the production is directed by Kate King & Meryl Duff.


Blackout is being performed as part of the National Theatre’s Connections 500 Festival 2016- a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people. Connections is produced by the National Theatre and supported by a number of individuals, trusts and foundations.



Poster photograph – Mike Smallcombe