COMRADES OF THE INTERNATIONAL BRIGADE:
YOU CAN GO PROUDLY. YOU ARE HISTORY.
YOU ARE LEGEND.

WONDER FOOLS IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE BRUNTON THEATRE AND CITIZENS THEATRE

1936. In villages, towns and cities across Scotland, 549 lives are gradually intertwining. People of contrasting backgrounds, ideologies and religions. Spurred on by their burning passion for equality and freedom, they will form the Scottish ranks of the Spanish Civil War’s legendary International Brigade

Based on a true story, 549 follows four miners from the streets of Prestonpans to the valleys of Spain. They gave up everything they knew: for a land they did not know; for a people they had never met; and for a cause they believed was right. 

549, a play with songs and storytelling, is a timely insight into one of Scotland’s almost forgotten conflicts.

 

UPCOMING DATES

7 – 10 February 2018
Prestonpans Town Hall
Box Office: 0131 665 2240

13 – 17 February 2018
Citizens Theatre
Box Office: 0141 429 0022

PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES

5 January 2017
Prestonpans Labour Club
(Rehearsed Reading)

1 April 2015
Old Hairdressers, Glasgow (work-in-progress)
 


CREATIVE TEAM

Writers
Jack Nurse &
Robbie Gordon

Director
Jack Nurse 

Producer
Ailie Crerar (Current) 
Hector Macpherson Brown (Originating)

Designer
Cat McLauchlan

Lighting Designer
Benny Goodman

April 2015. Old Hairdressers work-in-progress. All images by Jassy Earl Photography


 

'549: Scots of the Spanish Civil War’ is currently in development.  To find out about the work going on behind the scenes and our ongoing research into the ‘549’, visit our Development Blog below: