The REALIST S E P T E M B E R
2 MUSIC Chvrches
That difficult second album will hopefully be a breeze to our local synthpop favourites aka Lauren Mayberry (formerly of this List parish), Iain Cook and Martin Doherty. Every Open Eye will be followed up with some Scottish dates in late November. See feature, page 24. Universal.
1 TV Doctor Who
The Time Lord returns in the wonderful form of Peter Capaldi with a barnstorming opening to season nine for an episode which Steven Moffat has described as ‘a blockbuster’. And in a twist to this season, one episode will feature just a single character on screen throughout: no prizes for guessing that it’s the good doctor. See preview, page 92. BBC One from Sat 19 Sep.
3 THEATRE Lanark
The previously ‘unstageable’ Alasdair Gray book was an EIF triumph and it now gets a well-deserved Glasgow airing through David Greig’s adaptation and Graham Eatough’s direction. See review, page 84. Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Thu 3–Sat 19 Sep.
4 THE LIST 3 Sep–5 Nov 2015
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