List picks: Theatre
- Scottish Ballet
The national company's Autumn programme features something for everyone, including work by renowned choreographer Trisha Brown and Scottish Ballet's artistic director Ashley Page. Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Thu 18-Sat 20 Sep; Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Thu 25-Sat 27 Sep.
- Sunset Song
Director Kenny Ireland revives Alistair Cording's stage adaptation of the literary classic by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, voted the best-loved Scottish book of all time. His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen, Fri 5-Sat 13 Sep; King'sTheatre, Glasgow, Tue 16-Sat 20 Sep.
- Mother Courage and her Children
Dundee Rep ensemble's new production of Brecht's classic condemnation of capitalism aims to highlight the caustic humour of the piece. Dundee Rep, Sat 6-Sat 27 Sep.
Writer/director Paddy Cunneen explores one boy's descent into gang violence against the backdrop of Glasgow's so-called 'knife culture'. Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Tue 9-Sat 13 Sep.
Lucy Pitman-Wallace's new version of the Scotch play returns Shakespeare's drama to a medieval Scotland of blasted heaths and broad swords. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 12 Sep-Sat 11 Oct.
- Arches Live!
The annual celebration of experimental theatre and performance art returns to the Glasgow venue. Arches, Glasgow, Thu 18-Sun 28 Sep.
- Don Juan
A new staging of the Don Juan myth by director Jeremy Raison. Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow, Thu 18 Sep-Sat 11 Oct.