ThickSkin Limited present


Winner of the 2010 Arches Brick Award

Wed 6 - Sat 9 Apr 2011 | 6th + 8th: 8.30pm // 9th: 7pm // No show on 7th | £11/£8

// Platform 18/Brick Award Ticket Deal: See three shows for just £22/£16! Please call the Arches Box Office on 0141 565 1000 to book. Offer applies to Blackout by Thickskin Limited, Pause With A Smile by Gareth Nicholls and Money… The Game Show by Clare Duffy //

****The List
****What’s On Stage

Blackout is a 45 minute, critically-acclaimed smack in the face.

Developed at Platform in Easterhouse, it is inspired by the stories of a young offender from Glasgow following writer Davey Anderson’s experience in interviewing a teenager who had been charged with attempted murder at the age of 15. The show’s mix of striking physicality and Anderson’s hard-hitting text had a profound impact on the audience when it premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2010, provoking rave reviews from the press – including four star reviews from The List, The Scotsman and What’s On Stage a five star review from Three Weeks.

Davey Anderson is former Director in Residence with the National Theatre of Scotland and was Associate Director on the multi-award winning production Black Watch. He is a previous recipient of the Arches Award for Stage Directors (now Platform 18) for his show Snuff.

ThickSkin Limited are a London-based company working with newly unearthed artists and established talent to create innovative, heart-stopping new work which challenges and inspires audiences.

Blackout was the winner of an Arches Brick Award in 2010.


During the Edinburgh Fringe each year, we seek out the two most exciting emergent companies and invite them to re-stage their show at the Arches. Here we present the 2010 winners.  If you are a company performing at the Fringe 2011 and would like your piece considered for a Brick Award, please contact

Duration: 45 mins.
Entrance: Argyle Street.