Page extent: 88
ISBN: 9781786821072
Binding: PaperBack


Jenna Watt

PaperBack (01 Mar 2017)

Faslane, a hugely powerful and timely insight into the UK's current nuclear debate. Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde, or Faslane, situated 40 miles outside Glasgow, is home to the UK's nuclear missile program: Trident.

With her family having worked in Faslane with Trident all her life, and with her friends protesting at the gates, Jenna endeavours to understand her relationship to Trident, the wider nuclear debate and activism.   

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ISBN13 9781786821072
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 88


'Beginning with a very nifty sequence that demonstrates how meaning and symbols are manipulated and changed with the passage of time, Watt – raised in the 90s after the end of the cold war – sets about trying to arm herself with information from those on both sides of the debate about Trident... It’s a low-key and sometimes witty show, in which Watt is effectively thinking out loud about matters of life and death... a thoughtful example of theatre-making as a form of investigation, and Watt is an engaging presence who offers her material and feelings with an unvarnished honesty.' Lyn Gardner, Guardian ★★★★

'Watt’s show delicately pulls apart all of the complexities of the issue and puts them under her theatrical microscope. Her perspective is rare and fascinating... Faslane is an illuminating piece of topical theatre. And thanks to Watt’s considerable experience as an award-winning young theatremaker and her bright and funny stage presence, it’s also a hugely engaging, thought-provoking and witty show.' Telegraph ★★★★

'In this powerful exploration of Britain's continuing maintenance of nuclear weapons through the Trident programme at Faslane, Watt avoids re-opening the wounds of the Cold War in favour of tackling the issue as it stands in the present moment. She pitches her performance well, with her gleeful comic timing providing moments of levity and her emotional honesty punching through with conviction and passion... [there is] rich dramaturgical work at play which draws reported encounters and Watt's own artistic voice together under the theme of family in the shadow of the nuclear world.' The List