THEATRE | Highlights
DRAGON Citizens Theatre, Sat 1– Mon 10 Oct, citz.co.uk The return of Dragon, created by Vox Motus, the National Theatre of Scotland and Tianjin Children’s Art Theatre. See preview, page 81.
Tron Theatre, Wed 14– Sat 17 Oct, tron.co.uk Juxtaposition of childhood glee and the harsh realities of adulthood. Created by Aby Watson with Alexander Horowitz.
SCOTTISH BALLET: ELSA CANASTA
THERE’S NO POINT AND MOTION OF
CRYING OVER SPILT DISPLACEMENT
MILK Theatre Royal, Thu 24–Sat
26 Sep, atgtickets.com/ venues/theatre-royal- glasgow. Also Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Tue 29 & Wed 30 Sep, edtheatres. com/festival Double-bill featuring Javier de Frutos’ Elsa Canasta set to Cole Porter, and the world premiere of Bryan Arias’ Motion of Displacement, set to music by Bach and John Adams.
BRAVE NEW WORLD LES BALLETS
King’s Theatre, Tue 29– Sat 3 Oct, edtheatres. com/kings James Dacre directs Dawn King’s adaptation of Aldous Huxley’s dystopian novel, in which a genetically engineered class system has brought order and stability to the world. See preview, page 83.
TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO
Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Tue 20 & Wed 21 Oct, edtheatres. com/festival The popular all-male ballet company returns with another lineup of hilarious, but beautifully performed, classical and contemporary works. See preview, page 87.
H I T L I S T
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OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR
Tron Theatre, Tue 8–Sat 12 Sep, tron.co.uk. Also touring around Scotland. Based on Alan Warner’s novel The Sopranos, this musical play follows six Catholic schoolgirls dealing with love, lust, pregnancy and death on a school trip to the capital. Directed by Vicky Featherstone and adapted by Billy Elliot author Lee Hall. See review, page 84.
SPECTRETOWN Platform, Thu 10 Sep, platform- online.co.uk. Also touring around Scotland. A new play inspired by the bothy ballads of the North East. Written by Elspeth Turner and presented by Stoirm Òg. See review, page 84.
WHAT GOES AROUND Tron Theatre, Thu 17–Sat 19 Sep, tron.co.uk Liz Lochhead’s contemporary sex comedy featuring two actors playing seven characters.
MUSIC HALL MEMORIES – THE MOST VINTAGE SHOW IN TOWN
Britannia Panopticon, Sat 27 Sep, Sat 24 Oct, britanniapanopticon. org Variety show harking back to the good ol’ days, with music, magic, comedy, sing-a-longs and novelties.
THE BIG SHOWCASE Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, until Sat 28 Nov, wildcabaret. com Evening show featuring cabaret, comedy, circus and more.
PIONEERS OF PERFORMANCE Traverse Theatre, Sat 12 Sep, traverse.co.uk. Also touring around Scotland. A festival
88 THE LIST 3 Sep–5 Nov 2015
of thought-provoking theatrical performances and dance theatre created by independent artists working in Scotland. See preview, page 87.
ENSEMBLE Traverse Theatre, Thu 24 Sep, traverse.co.uk It’s January 1990 in a provincial East German theatre. This is a time between things, between the fall of the Berlin Wall and reunification, a time when no one knows the rules. As the theatre practitioners try out material for their new show, old wars, suspicions and accusations rise to the surface. Rehearsed reading.
ALL MY SONS King’s Theatre, Tue 22–Sat 26 Sep, edtheatres.com/kings. Also touring around Scotland. Rapture Theatre, in association with The Beacon in Greenock, present the multi-award winning American masterpiece. See preview, page 83.
THE DEVIL’S LARDER Custom House, Edinburgh, Sun 18–Sat 24 Oct. Interactive, site- specific theatre from Grid Iron. An examination of envy, love, hypocrisy, loss and lust. Involves walking.
Oct, edtheatres.com/kings To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Agatha Christie Theatre Company, one of the author’s best-selling thrillers is performed – a tale of murder on a remote island.
SHREK THE MUSICAL ROYAL NEW ZEALAND BALLET:
Playhouse, Tue 20 Oct–Sun 8 Nov, http://www.atgtickets.com/ venues/edinburgh-playhouse Musical comedy about an odious green ogre who falls head over heels in love with a princess.
GISELLE Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Tue 27– Sat 31 Oct, edtheatres.com/festival Classic narrative ballet, telling the tragic tale of lovers Giselle and Albrecht. See preview, page 87.
RICHARD ALSTON DANCE DUNDEE
COMPANY Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Sat 24 Oct, edtheatres.com/festival One of Britain’s finest contemporary dance companies celebrates its 20th anniversary with Martin Lawrance’s popular Liszt-inspired work, Burning.
AND THEN THERE WERE NONE King’s Theatre, Mon 26–Sat 31
PLAN B FOR UTOPIA Dundee Rep Theatre, Fri 18 Sep, dundeerep.co.uk. Also touring around Scotland. The superb debut outing from newly formed Dundee- based company, Joan Clevillé Dance, mixing humour, pathos and emotive choreography. Highly recommended.