5 unmissable events happening in Edinburgh and Glasgow this January
- The List
- 28 December 2019
Highlights include Celtic Connections, Move~Gluasad and Maisie Adam
Taika Waititi dips his directorial toes into weighty political satire with an excellent cast featuring Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson, Sam Rockwell, Alfie Allen and Stephen Merchant. Based on the Christine Leunens book Caging Skies, it revolves around a brainwashed Nazi Youth member who is appalled to discover that his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their attic. Perhaps not obvious source material for a comedy movie, but it contains startling moments of hilarity and humanity.
General release from Fri 3 Jan.
For 18 days, over 300 events will put the roots, world and Celtic focus upon Glasgow, with a strong line-up of international acts alongside homegrown talent such as Anais Mitchell, Eddi Reader, Rachel Sermanni, RURA and Fergus McCreadie.
Various venues, Glasgow, Thu 16 Jan–Sun 2 Feb.
This popular So You Think You're Funny champion of 2017 takes her second solo show on the road, with Hang Fire asking people to calm down a bit when it comes to online behaviour.
Gilded Balloon Basement at Rose Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 21 Jan; The Stand, Glasgow, Wed 22 Jan.
Star Trek: Picard
The Starship Enterprise keeps on floating through space with Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Jean-Luc Picard, the beloved captain having been enticed out of retirement for one last mission.
Amazon Prime Video, Fri 24 Jan.
Julia Taudevin and Kieran Hurley have created a show delivered by five women about migration, loss and humanity, featuring multi-lingual storytelling, choral soundscape and Gaelic song.
Various venues, Isle of Lewis, Mon 27–Fri 31 Jan.