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Events are listed by city, then date. Submit listings for your event at list.co.uk/add of Beethoven’s Grosse Fugue. See preview, page 118. Also touring, see list.co.uk/dance for details.
Pantomime about the tale as auld as time, with a new Scottish twist and plenty of Glasgae banter.
DRAG-OPTICON Britannia Panopticon, Fri 2 Nov, Fri 14 Dec, britanniapanopticon.org Monthly drag, cabaret and variety show that raises funds for the preservation of the music hall, featuring Alana Duvey and her drag pals. THE COMEDY ABOUT A BANK ROBBERY Theatre Royal, Tue 6–Sat 10 Nov, glasgowtheatreroyal.org.uk Ocean’s Eleven meets the Marx Brothers in this smash-and-grab comedy about an escaped convict and a priceless diamond. Also touring, see list. co.uk/theatre for details.
SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE: PRELUDE–SKYDIVING FROM A DREAM Tramway, Fri 9 & Sat 10 Nov, scottishensemble.co.uk Music and dance collaboration between Scottish Ensemble and Andersson Dance centred around a live performance
ESTONIA NOW: CONTEMPORARY DANCE PROGRAMME Tramway, Tue 13 & Wed 14 Nov, tramway.org Showcase of works by Mart Kangro, Karl Saks and Sigrid Savi, three of the most exciting Estonian contemporary choreographers working today. See preview, page 126.
RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY Theatre Royal, Thu 22 Nov, richardalstondance.com Richard Alston celebrates 50 years of dance- making with a programme showcasing choreography from across his career to date. MAMMY GOOSE Tron Theatre, Tue 27 Nov–Sun 6 Jan, tron.co.uk Rollicking panto based on the Mother Goose nursery rhymes, which sees Mammy Goose choose between eternal youth or friendship and love. See preview, page 123.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL Tramway, Tue 4 Dec–Sun 6 Jan, tramway.org Bold adaptation of the ghostly Dickensian tale by Citizens Theatre, told through storytelling, music and puppetry.
ST PETERSBURG CLASSIC BALLET: THE NUTCRACKER Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sun 6 Jan, glasgowconcerthalls.com Festive tale of Clara and her nutcracker prince performed by the Russian ballet company, set to a live performance of Tchaikovsky’s magical score. WAR HORSE SEC, Tue 15–Thu 31 Jan, sec.co.uk Acclaimed National Theatre production based on Michael Morpurgo’s remarkable story about a young boy and his horse, set against the First World War.
BRITNEY AND THE BEAST Websters Theatre, Sat 1 Dec–Sat 5 Jan, webstersglasgow.com RAMBERT: LIFE IS A DREAM Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Thu 22–Sat 24 Nov, capitaltheatres.com
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Richard Alston Dance Company
New full-length piece from Olivier Award-winner choreographer Kim Brandstrup, featuring lyrical dancing from the world-class dance company alongside a live orchestra score by Witold Lutosławski. See preview, page 126.
WENDY AND PETER PAN Royal Lyceum Theatre, Thu 29 Nov–Sat 5 Jan, lyceum.org.uk Adaptation of JM Barrie’s enchanting tale about the boy who wouldn’t grow up, which follows his and fearless Wendy’s adventures in Neverland. MOUTHPIECE Traverse Theatre, Sat 1–Sat 22 Dec, traverse.co.uk Unflinching play about the class divide in Edinburgh and whether someone can tell another’s story without exploiting them. See preview, page 123.
KINKY BOOTS Edinburgh Playhouse, Mon 10 Dec–Sat 5 Jan, playhousetheatre. com Award-winning musical about a shoe factory that begins making sturdy stilettos for drag performers. See preview, page 123. Also touring, see list.co.uk/theatre for details. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO JESUS, QUEEN OF HEAVEN Traverse Theatre, Thu 13–Sat 22 Dec, traverse.co.uk Jesus is reinvented as a transgender woman in this work written and performed by Jo Clifford. See preview, page 124.
THE MOTHER EICC, Fri 21 & Sat 22 Dec, eicc. co.uk Natalia Osipova and Jonathan Goddard star in this new narrative dance choreographed by Arthur Pita, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s wintry tale about a mother who must face down death itself to save her child. See preview, page 126. SPIRIT OF THE DANCE Edinburgh Playhouse, Thu 31 Jan, playhousetheatre.com Irish dance fused with sensual Latino rhythms of flamenco and salsa.
THE JOURNEY Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh, Sat 10 & Sun 11 Nov, badactheatre.com Immersive theatre about the experiences of refugees around the world and the psychological and physical toll of fleeing conflict. See preview, page 124. CHRYSALIS FESTIVAL Traverse Theatre,
Edinburgh, Thu 15–Sat 17 Nov, traverse.co.uk Three days of bold and engaging works from young companies, featuring Junges Ensemble Marabu, Platform Young Company and more. See preview, page 123. ESTONIA NOW: ESTONIAN NATIONAL BALLET Tramway, Glasgow,
Fri 16 & Sat 17 Nov, tramway.org Estonian National Ballet celebrates its centenary with an exciting programme of three short works by renowned Estonian choreographers. See preview, page 126. SCOTTISH BALLET: CINDERELLA Edinburgh Festival
Theatre, Sat 8–Sun 30 Dec; Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Fri 4–Sat 12 Jan, scottishballet.co.uk Scottish Ballet performs Christopher Hampson’s reworking of the classic fairytale, alongside a live performance of Prokofiev’s sumptuous score. See preview, page 121. Also touring, see list.co.uk/ dance for details. GLASGOW GIRLS King’s Theatre, Glasgow, Tue 15–Sat 19 Jan; King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, Wed 23–Sat 26 Jan, capitaltheatres.com Powerful musical based on the true story of seven teenagers who rally around their friend when she and her asylum-seeking family are forcibly taken from their home to be deported.
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