July 2017



“Davey Anderson’s short, sharp shocker … it has a spiky edginess” – Lyn Gardner, Guardian
“All you really need to know is that this show is amazing” – ThreeWeeks
“Davey Anderson’s writing – urgent, real yet heightened” – What’s On Stage
“A dazzling play” – The Scotsman

Blackout is a true story.

Outside of mainstream, in a world of violence, drugs, domestic abuse and peer-pressure we find a fifteen-year-old lad, piecing together how he ended up in a cell, with no memory of what brought him there.

Working with a group of young people from Dumfries, using storytelling and physical theatre, together, we created this emotional, stylistic and razor-sharp story.

Supported by the The Holywood Trust and Dumfries And Galloway Arts Festival, we also partnered with the Theatre Royal Dumfries and worked with a number of professional theatre makers, to guide the cast and crew, made up of young people.

The project was a huge success, attracting high numbers of audiences and receiving fantastic feedback.

Below are the Trailers for the show, some of the audience feedback videos we received, and an audio interview, which made it onto BBC Good Morning Scotland.

Audience Reactions