National theatre tour

The National Theatre of Scotland will present two touring shows in Shetland in the coming weeks: Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off by Liz Lochhead, directed by Alison Peebles; and Our Teacher’s a Troll by Dennis Kelly, directed by Joe Douglas.

Both shows are touring the length and breadth of the country, visiting village halls, community centres and arts venues with their own in-the-round seating.

Liz Lochhead is one of Scotland’s most popular dramatists and poets while Alison Peebles is one of the country’s leading theatre directors, film-makers and actors.

Dennis Kelly is an award-winning playwright while Joe Douglas has been working with the National Theatre of Scotland for the past year under the ITV Theatre Director Scheme.

Both plays visit Unst Leisure Centre on 19th and 20th May. Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off is on Tuesday at 7.30pm and tickets cost £8/6. There is a school showing of Our Teacher’s a Troll at 10.30am on Wednesday 20th.

The Weisdale Hall also hosts both productions, with Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off on Friday, 22nd May at 7.30pm and Our Teacher’s a Troll on Saturday 23rd at 10.30am. Tickets for this production cost £5/3 and all tickets are available from the Shetland box office on (01595) 745555 or from


Get Latest News in Your Inbox

Join the The Shetland Times mailing list to get one daily email update at midday on what's happening in Shetland.