Hitlist - Theatre

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  • 8 January 2009
Sub Rosa

Sub Rosa

Sub Rosa Maverick theatre-maker David Leddy conducts audiences through the backstage spaces of the Citz in this Victorian promenade show. Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow, Mon 19–Sat 31 Jan.

Cinderella Last chance to see the dream team of Gerard Kelly, Karen Dunbar and Andy Gray in this spot-on traditional panto, complete with fart gags, singalongs and sweetie showers. Oh yes they do! King’s, Glasgow, until Sun 11 Jan.

Sleeping Beauty Award-winning artistic director Ashley Page revives Scottish Ballet’s acclaimed version of the classic fairytale. A welcome winter warmer. Edinburgh Festival Theatre, until Sat 10 Jan.

Be Near Me Before embarking on an extensive English and Scottish tour, this stage version by Ian McDiarmid of the acclaimed novel by Andrew O’Hagan premiers in Kilmarnock courtesy of the National Theatre of Scotland and London’s Donmar. Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock, Wed 14–Sat 17 Jan.

The Man Who Had All the Luck Director John Dove brings another Arthur Miller play to the Lyceum following previous successes with All My Sons and Death of a Salesman. Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, Fri 16 Jan–Sat 14 Feb.

Fame It’s time to head back to the decade that fashion forgot in the company of X Factor’s Beverley Trotman and a 30-strong cast, recreating the excitement of New York’s High School for the Performing Arts in this touring production. Playhouse, Edinburgh, until Sat 17 Jan; King’s, Glasgow, Mon 19–Sat 24 Jan.


Usual suspects Allan Stewart, Andy Gray and Grant Stott are all present and correct in the King's traditional hootenany.


  • 2 stars

Legwarmers at the ready, as the high-kickin' kids from the New York Academy of Performing Arts sing their bodies electric all over again in this production from Lanarkshire Musical Theatre and Insideout Production.

The Man Who Had All the Luck

Sell a Door Theatre Company present one of Arthur Miller's lesser-known plays, following one man living through the Depression seemingly immune to disaster.

Be Near Me

  • 3 stars

The National Theatre of Scotland's latest big touring production is an adaptation of Andrew O'Hagan's Booker-nominated bestseller. No less a lady than 'Taggart''s Blythe Duff gets a chance to flex her acting muscles.

Sub Rosa

The latest work from the ever-excellent David Leddy is a Victorian promenade show through the hidden spaces of the Citz. Not recommended for the squeamish, or for under 16s.

Royal Ballet Live: The Sleeping Beauty

  • 2020
  • UK
  • E

Journey with The Royal Ballet to an enchanted world of princesses, fairy godmothers and magical spells in this landmark production of Petipa’s classic ballet, to Tchaikovsky's glorious music.

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