The Best Theatre & Dance
The Wonderful World of Diisocia Anthony Neilson’s brilliant commentary on mental illness, looked at from the points of view of both the sufferer and those around her is as richly comical as it is moving. The NTS is to be congratulated on its revival of this must-see. Dundee Rep, Tue 20-Sat 24 Mar, then touring.
Europe David Greig’s 1994 play shows a relevance to today’s world that will astonish. The story of two asylum seekers persecuted by locals in a small European town has much to say about forms of bigotry that seem even more real today. See review. Dundee Rep, Wed 4-Sat 7 Apr.
Hughie Andy Arnold’s abilities with obscure texts by classic writers is demonstrated once again with this late Eugene O’Neill. Set in 1928 New York, it tells the story of a boastful but ultimately lonely gambler who buttonholes the clerk of a seedy hotel with apocryphal tales of his past glories. See review. Arches, Glasgow, until Sat 17 Mar.
Aalst The first piece of new work for 2007 works from the dark subject matter of the true case of a couple who murdered their own children. With Kate Dickie and David Mackay in the leads, this promises to be a night of strong and compelling drama. See preview. Tramway, Glasgow, Wed 21-Sat 31 Mar, then touring.
Bad Jazz After last year’s A Brief History of Helen of Troy ATC are back with this black comedy about a group of performers putting on a potentially catastrophic play. Many an insight into the ‘Me Generation’ is promised. See preview. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Wed 21-Sat 24 Mar.