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The 306: Day

The 306: Day

1917. The war across the channel rages on. In Russia, a revolution is turning the social order on its head. And at home in Britain, there are women fighting their own battle. Rents are rising. Food is scarce. And war work can be deadly. 

Inspired by real events and first-hand accounts, The 306: Day follows the lives of three ordinary women fighting to be heard above the clamour of World War 1. 

Nellie Murray works at a Glasgow munitions factory but is also a member of the Women’s Peace Crusade. 

Struggling to cope after the execution of her husband for cowardice, Gertrude Farr has a young daughter and doesn’t know where to turn. 

Mrs Byers waits. She waits and waits for news of her son. He ran off to join the army at the beginning of the war. She prays for word of his safe return. 

Presented by National Theatre of Scotland, Perth Theatre, and Stellar Quines.

In association with Red Note Ensemble.

The 306: Day is co-commissioned with 14-18 NOW, the UK's arts programme for the First World War centenary.

Written by Oliver Emanuel, Composed by Gareth Williams, Directed by Jemima Levick.

The 306: Day is a new piece of theatre about staying silent and speaking out, fighting for peace and giving into violence. It tells the forgotten story of three women in wartime and their struggle to survive in a world that won’t listen.

Please note the performance contains some strong language, violence, nudity and is not suitable for children. An age guide of 14+ is suggested

More information on this production is available at

The critical consensus

306: Day is a more compact work than its predecessor...The emotional compass is narrower without access to the inner thoughts of the characters, unlike 306: Dawn.

Joy Watters, Across the Arts

Jemima Levick's production is a beautifully conceived construction.

****(*)Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 08/05/2017

Both individually and together, their voices come loud and clear in what is a musical in all but name.

****(*)Paul F Cockburn, Broadway Baby, 08/05/2017

Although there have been many shows created in memory of the Great War over the past three years, I can’t recall one so possessed by the urgent sense that however much has changed, the world of these women is the same one we still inhabit today.

****(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 09/05/2017

National Theatre of Scotland's second WWI play favours sensitivity over dramatic tension.

***(*)(*)Gareth K Vile, The List, 09/05/2017

At its best, it is contentious, rousing and not a little humbling.

***(*)(*)Mark Fisher, The Guardian, 11/05/2017

Despite the odd expositional passage in the script, the depiction of an intoxicating, ruthlessly policed patriotism feels more relevant than ever. Levick choreographs her versatile cast with precision and momentum, in a sequel that more than stands up to the original.

****(*)Allan Radcliffe, 16/05/2017

More, even, than its predecessor, The 306: Day, is in danger of patronising its audience.

Mark Brown, Scottish Stage, 19/05/2017

Features about The 306: Day

Jemima Levick and Oliver Emanuel--The 306: Day

Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 02/05/2017

Where and when?

On Tour, from Friday May 5, 2017, until Saturday June 3, 2017.

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