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REMOTE CONTROL

…ARE THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF STRANRAER CONTROLLED BY THEIR REMOTENESS?

Written by Drew Taylor-Wilson

with Deborah Baker, David Blaine, Kimberley Marina Gray, Iona McPhillips, Draya Miller, Grant Redmond and Jarad Rowan

Creating Remote Control

This show was created from autobiographical content. It’s about what it means to have big dreams when you’re from a small town – highlighting the huge problems facing young people living in isolated rural environments. We wanted to make a show that spoke of their unique experiences so we touch upon racism, sexuality, ableism and ageism – as reflects the demographic of cast.

Initially created as a twenty-minute scratch performance for the Youth Theatre Arts Scotland Chrysalis Festival, at Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, in November 2018, it was developed into a full-length script as part of the National Theatre of Scotland’s Exchange project and performed at Eden Court Inverness in June 2018. It went on to tour to the Theatre Royal in Dumfries as part of LEADER’s Day of The Region in September 2018, and a final performance at the Scottish Rural Parliament in Stranraer on 14th November 2018.

We thank you The Holywood Trust, The Barfil Charitable Trust, The Ryan Centre Stranraer, Dumfries and Galloway’s Regional Arts Fund, DG Arts Live, The National Theatre of Scotland, Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, The Theatre Royal Dumfries and DG Unlimited for supporting this production.