The best theatre & dance
Mrs Warren’s Profession George Bernard Shaw’s witty and elegantly structured drama is as much about the British class system as prostitution. In it, young career woman Vivie Warren discovers that her expensive upbringing is the product of brothels owned by her working class mother. It all goes pear-shaped from there. Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 16 Feb-Sat 10 Mar.
Strangers, Babies Linda McLean’s new play sees a woman in her 30s still haunted by a violent past. She needs to see five men from both past and present before she moves on. McLean’s deft and allusive language might well complement the complex issue at the heart of the piece. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 23 Feb-Sat 17 Mar.
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee’s classic novel comes to the stage in a production from Birmingham Rep. The company that brought Behzti to the stage promises and edgy version of this tale of racism in the deep south during the great depression. King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 20 Feb-Sat 24 Feb.
The Wonderful World of Dissocia Tron, Glasgow, Wed 28 Feb-Sat 10 Mar.
Risk John Retallack’s production sees the anxieties of teenagers, their need to take risks, and the consequences of their actions represented in a multi-media piece incorporating physical theatre. See review, page 83. North Edinburgh Art Centre, Tue 20-Wed 21 Feb, then touring.