Shed 36, Port of Dundee
Crude, written and directed by Ben Harrison, had been in the planning pipeline for ten years. Centred on the lives of offshore workers in the North Sea and the impact of their work on family life, the production travels to include activism in the Arctic Circle, insurgency in the Niger Delta and a consideration of our global reliance on, and complicity in, the products and production processes of hydrocarbons. A stellar cast of eight, backed by an incredible design, technical and production team with Becky Minto on set and costume, Paul Claydon on light, Pippa Murphy on music and sound design and Finn den Hertog on video created a vast industrial platform within the huge Shed 36. The site was flanked by three exploration rigs moored up outside, adding further scale to Scotland and indeed the world’s most controversial industry. The production was acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, racking up three five-star reviews and three four-star reviews.