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The 306: Dusk


2018. Armistice Day. A pregnant school teacher on a trip to the battlefields goes AWOL in a wood whilst on a personal mission of remembrance. An injured veteran of the Iraq war relives the nightmare of battle. A blindfolded soldier wakes up after 100 years to hear the birds singing once more… Read more …

The 306: Dusk is a new piece of music theatre about memory and forgetting, friendship and betrayal, exploring what the Great War means to us today. From the 2-minute silence at 11am to dusk that same day, three disparate characters, a string quartet and a choir of voices from the past and present will show how our world is shaped by the war to end all wars.

The 306: Dusk is co-commissioned with 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and is the concluding part of the 306 Trilogy, following 2016’s premiere The 306: Dawn, and last year’s performances of The 306: Day.

The 306: Dusk is funded by the Gannochy Trust, and supported by The Cross Trust, The Forteviot Charitable Trust, The Jimmie Cairncross Charitable Trust and The Thomson Charitable Trust.

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The critical consensus

This concluding piece at Perth Theatre is in some ways less satisfying that its predecessors, as it unsuccessfully seeks to square the circle of stories of the trilogy.

***(*)(*)Joy Watters, Across the Arts

This flowers into a moving elegy for those who have been killed by the business of bad governments many times over the last century.

*****Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 15/10/2018

Wils Wilson’s handsome, well-choreographed production.

***(*)(*)Allan Radcliffe, 15/10/2018

A strong heart-rending justice to the play’s momentous subject matter. However, the play itself seems somewhat uncomfortable in its dramaturgical skin.

Mark Brown, Scottish Stage, 18/10/2018

Wils Wilson's direction is superb and complemented by composer Gareth Williams' elegiac score, beautifully performed by both ensemble and choir.

***(*)(*)Lorna Irvine, The List, 19/10/2018

This final part of the trilogy emerges as a unique act of remembrance in its own right, full of passion and pity, and of determination that, at last, every one of the names of the 306 should be remembered, honoured, and heard.

****(*)Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman, 25/10/2018

Features about The 306: Dusk

Oliver Emanuel and Gareth Williams--The 306: Dusk

Neil Cooper, Coffee-Table Notes, 12/10/2018

Where and when?

Perth Theatre, Perth from Wednesday October 10, 2018, until Saturday October 27, 2018. More info:

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