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Black Watch play wins four awards

Black Watch cast
The awards are handed out to mark the best performances in London

The hard-hitting play Black Watch has scooped four Laurence Olivier awards at a ceremony on Sunday night.

The awards are handed out annually to mark the best performances in London.

Black Watch, which appeared at the Barbican last summer after a critically acclaimed tour, scooped Best New Play, Director, Sound and Choreographer.

The play, which was first created for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe three years ago, is based on the personal testimony of a group of soldiers.

Latest accolades

It also tells the wider story of the regiment.

Since the Fringe, it has toured the world, from the US, Canada and Australia to Ireland and the UK.

But it was its London run at the Barbican which won the latest accolades - the Laurence Olivier awards.

The play has now been dropped from the National Theatre of Scotland's repertoire but it has found a new audience in Scottish schools, which have recently received educational packs containing the script and a DVD of the performance.

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