The Best Theatre & Dance
Futurology Suspect Culture explores our anxieties about the future through the story of a girl from a sinking island who attends a mighty conference about the future, particularly global warming. But it’s not a conventional play, incorporating as it does a succession of political cabaret turns. SECC, Glasgow, Tue 10-Sat 14 Apr, then touring.
The Be(a)st of Taylor Mac As part of the Arches Theatre Festival, this New York cabaret performer presents a genuinely alternative vision of the traditional drag act. Entertainment is guaranteed in Mac’s mix of comedy and music with an avant garde edge. The Arches, Glasgow, Thu 12-Sat 14 Apr.
Spanglebaby The acclaimed Poorboy, one of Scotland’s leading site specific companies will lead audiences into the lower depths of the Arches for this tale of an aspirational society and the dangers that attend it.
The Arches, Glasgow, Thu 12-Sat 21 Apr.
Fergus Lamont Gerry Mulgrew directs this latest effort by Communicado, which brings Robin Jenkins’ novel alive. In it, a lowly born Glaswegian makes an epic journey from an impoverished childhood, demonstrating much about Scottish identity on the way. Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow, Tue 3-Sat 7 Apr, then touring.
Australian Dance Theatre: Held Wild gymnastic physicality and strong visuals are part of the spectacle in ADT’s international hit, which captures moments frozen in time. Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 30-Sat 31 Mar.