The Best Theatre & Dance
Arches Theatre Festival The brilliant TEAM return after their fringe triumph with Particularly in the Heartland (pictured), an enchanting allegory about three orphans on a Kansas farm and their unlikely mentors. Sneakily witty and politically insightful, with a mighty emotional punch, this is a highlight of an exceptional Arches festival, which also includes appearances by Taylor Mac and Russian surrealists Akhe. Arches, Glasgow, various dates until Sat 21 Apr. Some acts then touring.
Black Watch If you missed it first time around, this is your chance to catch it. John Tiffany’s production of Gregory Burke’s tale of the strife facing a group of ordinary Scottish soldiers in Iraq has been the most talked about NTS production of the year. The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, Fri 13-Thu 26 Apr, then touring.
Tutti Frutti There’s plenty to relish in Tony Cownie’s production of John Byrne’s theatre version of his legendary television series about a down and out band setting off on their last tour. King’s Theatre, Glasgow, Thu 12-Sat 14 & Thu 19-Sat 21 Apr, then touring.
Sunshine on Leith Dundee Rep presents the first ever Proclaimers musical. Follow the traumas and transitions involved in two soldiers returning from the army to their home town, all accompanied by some of the most memorable Scottish pop of the last 20 years. Dundee Rep, Wed 18 Apr-Sat 12 May, then touring.
Re: Union 7:84’s new production looks at the issue of the division of countries from an unusual viewpoint. Four writers from different parts of the world will present short plays set against the historical context of the creation of new nations. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Wed 11-Fri 13 Apr, then touring.