National Theatre of Scotland
The National Theatre of Scotland (NTS) exists to produce and create world-class theatre that reaches out across Scotland and beyond. This year’s project – Futureproof – is a Scotland-wide festival of performances created by young people, from different backgrounds and communities, working alongside internationally acclaimed theatre artists.
From April to November 2018, NTS practitioners and world renowned artists will work with young people via existing creative arts and cultural organisations, social service agencies and local youth organisations. This will culminate in a series of multi-art form, multi-platform events taking place in ten areas across Scotland during September and October, and will reach out to the rest of the UK and beyond via digital broadcast and social media.
The core aim of Futureproof is to celebrate the very best of Scotland’s young people during the Year of Young People 2018.
Mike Thornton OBE, Chairman of the ScottishPower Foundation and Group Director of Operations at the Energy Saving Trust, attended the opening performance of ‘The World’s is a Wedding’, an exciting theatre production which took place at the Mareel on the 24 October 2018.
Mike said, “It’s been a real privilege to visit and see the amazing work of the National Theatre of Scotland first-hand, especially in the remarkable surroundings of Shetland. Futureproof is an innovative project that has provided opportunities to young people right across the country and the ScottishPower Foundation is proud to have been involved in such an inclusive initiative.”
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