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What's On

August 2017
M T W T F S S

Current Productions

Adam

Edinburgh / Glasgow (July - September)

Adam

If you are born in a country where being yourself can get you killed, exile is your only choice.  Adam is the remarkable, true story of a young trans man having to make that choice and begin his journey.  From Egypt to Scotland, it charts Adam's fight across borders and genders to find a place to call home.

Eve

Edinburgh / Glasgow (August - September 2017)

Eve

Eve tells the story of a child raised as a boy, when she knew all along that was wrong. That child grew up to be one of the 10 outstanding women in Scotland in 2017. With trans rights again under threat, Jo Clifford tells a story both gentle and passionate, intimate and political, to remind us that the journey towards our real selves is one we all need to make.

How To Act

Summerhall, Edinburgh (August)

How To Act

Internationally-renowned theatre director Anthony Nicholl has travelled the globe on a life-long quest to discover the true essence of theatre. Today he gives a masterclass.  Promise, an aspiring actress, has been hand-picked to participate. What unfolds between them forces Nicholl to question all of his assumptions about his life and art.

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

London's West End (May - September)

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Adapted from Alan Warner's brilliant novel about six girls on the cusp of change, when love, lust, pregnancy and death all spiral out of control in a single day.

The Last Queen of Scotland

Dundee / Edinburgh (July - August)

The Last Queen of Scotland

1972, Idi Amin ordered the expulsion of Ugandan-Asians under a 90-day deadline. From Uganda to Dundee, a woman grows up knowing nothing about her homeland haunted by Amin’s impact on her destiny. Returning to Uganda years later she confronts his ghost.

Oresteia: This Restless House

Glasgow / Edinburgh (August)

Oresteia: This Restless House

A compelling, brutal and blistering drama exposing the fragility of a family’s bonds, Oresteia: This Restless House returns in 2017 to the Citizens Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival.

The Whip Hand

Edinburgh (August)

The Whip Hand

Written by Douglas Maxwell (Charlie Sonata, Promises Promises) The Whip Hand is an explosive new play about power, privilege, blood ties and our inescapable past, directed by Birmingham Rep Associate Director Tessa Walker.

Fuaigh - Interweaving

Edinburgh (August)

Fuaigh - Interweaving

Using song, story, imagery and dance, Fuaigh – Interweaving looks at the consequences of losing words, land and language and being forced to the edge.

Theatre in Schools Scotland

Schools across Scotland

Theatre in Schools Scotland

Theatre in Schools Scotland is a new initiative, to support and develop the provision of theatre in Scotland’s schools. 2017 marks the second year of a three year pilot project exploring different models for touring theatre into schools.

Rocket Post

Scottish tour (Sept - Oct 2017)

Rocket Post

A fantastically fun new show for everyone aged six and over, Rocket Post is a raucous mix of songs and storytelling. Full of humour, heart and hope for the future, it’s a tale of miscommunication, vaulting ambition and the joyous discoveries that happen when everything goes wrong.

Let the Right One In

Dublin (November 17 - January 18)

Let the Right One In

Let the Right One In is a truly rare piece of theatre, an enchanting, brutal vampire myth and a coming-of-age love story.