David Mitchell

9 BOOKS Cloud Atlas author Mitchell’s new novel is the complex and fact-filled 18th century

tale of a Dutchman in Japan. See preview, page 32. The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet is published by Sceptre on Thu 13 May.

Made in the Shade

10 SHOPPING The Glasgow crafters bring their popular Springtime Jamboree all the way across to Edinburgh’s Roxy Art House. See feature, page 22. Roxy Art House, Edinburgh, Sat 15 May.

Idiots of Ants

8 COMEDY Kings of the (ant) hill of British sketch comedy, the Idiots are a formidable force for funny. See Comedy, page 57. The Stand, Glasgow, Mon 24 May; The Stand, Edinburgh, Tue 25 May.

Stag & Dagger

11 MUSIC The edgy multi-venue music fest returns to Glasgow, showcasing

Wild Beasts among others. See preview, page 61. Various venues, Glasgow, Sat 22 May.

Sweeney Todd

12 THEATRE The Dundee Rep ensemble tackles Stephen Sondheim’s

ground-breaking, bloodthirsty musical. Dundee Rep, Wed 19 May–Sat 12 Jun.


13 FILM A thunderous melodrama relating the tragic story of Benito Mussolini’s secret

first wife, alluding to more recent Italian scandals. See review in Film. Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Fri 14 May; GFT, Glasgow from Fri 21 May.

Johan Grimonprez

14 VISUAL ART Film artist Grimonprez explores notions of the double, doppelgangers

and coincidence through the persona of Alfred Hitchcock. Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Sat 22 May–Sun 11 Jul.

Random Dance

15 DANCE ENTITY is a fast-paced exploration of how the body moves, from choreographer Wayne McGregor. Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Tue 18 & Wed 19 May.

13–27 May 2010 THE LIST 5