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What's On

May 2015
M T W T F S S

Current Productions

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.

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. Based on La Nona by Roberto Cossa in a new version by Douglas Maxwell, directed by Graham McLaren.

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.”

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.

Our Ladies of  Perpetual Succour

Edinburgh Festival Fringe & UK tour (Aug - Oct)

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Based on The Sopranos by Alan Warner, adapted by Lee Hall. Funny, sad, raucously rude. Six girls on the cusp of change spiral out of control. A musical play about singing, sex and sambuca.

Dragon

Edinburgh International Festival & tour Aug - Oct

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.

To Begin...

Wigtown & Forres (May - September)

To Begin...

Collaborating for the first time with Scottish Book Trust, we’re collecting real life journey stories from the people of Wigtown and Forres – two vibrant communities full of stories - to create two new pieces of theatre for performance as part of two very special festivals: Wigtown Book Festival and Findhorn Bay Culture Day.

A Christmas Carol

Ann Arbor, Michigan (December - January)

A Christmas Carol

Charles Dickens' immortal tale of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is brought to eerie life by the National Theatre of Scotland in this unique, boutique production.