Glasgow and Edinburgh (March - May)
International Plays from Ukraine and Russia
Curated by Nicola McCartney. In association with A Play, A Pie and A Pint and the University of Edinburgh. New work from three of Russia and Ukraine’s most established and respected writers of “Novii Drama” or “New Drama.”
Glasgow, St Andrews, Paisley, Shetland, Inverness
Last Dream (On Earth)
A traveller stands on a beach in Morocco, with a group of friends. Tonight they are getting ready, for a journey to change their lives. Decades earlier, a young man is strapped into a tiny sphere. He is ready for his mission: to become the first Human Being in Outer Space. His name will soon be known. His name is Yuri Gagarin.
Scottish Tour (April - May)
Uisge-Beatha Gu Leòr / Whisky Galore
An Dàrna Cogadh agus chan eil deur uisge-beatha ri fhaighin air Todaidh Beag neo Mòr. Ach an uairsin tha an S.S.Cabinet Minister a’ nochdadh…
World War II and the islands of Great Todday and Little Todday are suffering a severe whisky shortage; but things change dramatically when a ship runs aground carrying 50 thousand cases of whisky!
Scotland and Northern Ireland tour (May - July)
A riotous new comedy about a diabolical 100-year-old granny who’s literally eating her family out of house and home. From the original Argentinian play La Nona written in Spanish by Roberto Cossa. In a new English version by Douglas Maxwell. Directed by Graham McLaren
Glasgow, Manchester,Edinburgh (May)
A powerful and provocative new production exploring the deep-rooted cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation. Based on current, true stories from girls affected in Scotland and the rest of the UK, mothers who feel under pressure to continue the practice, and the experiences of midwives, lawyers, police officers, teachers and health workers trying to effect change in communities.
Brighton Festival (May)
The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler
The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler is a musical and visual journey based on the songs, stories and poems of one of Scotland’s most iconic exiles. Presented by Vanishing Point and National Theatre of Scotland.
Edinburgh and Glasgow
The Driver's Seat
Adapted for the stage for the first time, The Driver’s Seat is one of renowned novelist Muriel Spark’s most unique, gripping and disturbing books. At the centre of this taut, darkly comic thriller is Lise, an enigmatic young woman who is compelled to travel alone to an unnamed European city. All the while, in a police incident room, the hunt is on for a killer.
American Tour (Jan - April)
The National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Shakespeare Company present David Greig’s exhilarating play in the USA.
Edinburgh International Festival
Tommy can’t sleep. He hasn’t been able to since his mum died a year ago. Then, one restless night, Tommy goes to his bedroom window, throws back the curtain and…a dragon is looking at him. Straight in the eye. Dragon is an extraordinarily visual story told without words, featuring fast-moving physical theatre, puppetry and original music.
Edinburgh International Festival
Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner
Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner is reconstructed by Untitled Projects. Join us as we celebrate and share the forgotten life of Paul Bright and his radical work, which redefined Scottish theatre in the late 1980s.