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What's On

May 2015
M T W T F S S

Current Productions

Uisge-Beatha Gu Leòr / Whisky Galore

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!

International Plays from Ukraine and Russia

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.”

Yer Granny

Scotland and Northern Ireland tour (May - July)

Yer Granny

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

Rites

Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol & Edinburgh (May)

Rites

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.

The Beautiful Cosmos of Ivor Cutler

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.

The Driver's Seat

Edinburgh and Glasgow (June - July)

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.

Dragon

Edinburgh International Festival (August)

Dragon

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.

Paul Bright's Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Edinburgh International Festival (August)

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.