Theatre hitlist

Theatre hitlist

Arches Live!
The Arches continues to push performance boundaries with a mouth-watering season of shows, many of them by non-traditional theatre-makers.
Arches, Glasgow, Thu 17–Sat 26 Sep.

The Cherry Orchard
Dundee Rep ensemble turns its talents to Chekhov’s doom-laden swansong.
Dundee Rep, until Sat 19 Sep.

The Beggar’s Opera
A typically radical updating of John Gay’s classic of thieves and highwayman from the ever inventive Vanishing Point.
Royal Lyceum. Edinburgh, Sat 12 Sep–Sat 3 Oct.

The House of Bernarda Alba
Rona Munro transports Lorca’s classic tale to the east end of Glasgow, attracting a roll call of Scotland’s greatest female acting talent in the process.
Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Tue 15 Sep–Sat 3 Oct.

White Tea
Fresh from its triumphant debut at the Edinburgh Fringe, David Leddy’s experimental look at family relationships takes to the Glasgow stage.
Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Tue 15–Sat 26 Sep.

Bright Black
Award-winning Glasgow-based company Vox Motus explores the subject of grief through the art of illusions.
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 15–Sat 19 Sep.

Confined Human Condition
Two new musical pieces are given a subtle theatrical treatment courtesy of Theatre Cryptic.
Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Thu 17–Sat 19 Sep.

David Leddy's White Tea

Sit within a cocoon of white prayer flags, Japanese origami birds and colourful projections, as an absurd drama unfolds on beauty, brutality, grieving and giving.

The Cherry Orchard

Edinburgh University Theatre Company takes on Chekhov's emotionally turbulent final play, the tale of Madame Ranyevskaya and the pride which may cost her family its most important possession – the orchard of blossoming cherry trees.

The House of Bernarda Alba

  • 4 stars

The National Theatre of Scotland's major new production is a fresh and edgy translation of Federico Lorca's final play, performed by a cast of 12 Scottish women including Jo Freer and Louise Ludgate. The titular Bernarda is a formidable matriarch trying to manage her executed husband's business affairs and the love lives…

The Beggar's Opera

A new version by Vanishing Point of John Gay's 1728 comic opera.

The House of Bernarda Alba

  • 4 stars

The National Theatre of Scotland's major new production is a fresh and edgy translation of Federico Lorca's final play, performed by a cast of 12 Scottish women including Jo Freer and Louise Ludgate. The titular Bernarda is a formidable matriarch trying to manage her executed husband's business affairs and the love lives…

The House of Bernarda Alba

  • 4 stars

The National Theatre of Scotland's major new production is a fresh and edgy translation of Federico Lorca's final play, performed by a cast of 12 Scottish women including Jo Freer and Louise Ludgate. The titular Bernarda is a formidable matriarch trying to manage her executed husband's business affairs and the love lives…

White Tea

Fresh from its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe comes a multi-layered and sumptuous piece of visual theatre. Co-presented by Fire Exit and The Tron Theatre Company, the audience are invited to drink Japanese tea in a forest of origami and projections to watch as Naomi journeys to Kyoto in an absurd, eccentric…

Bright Black

  • 4 stars

Brand new physical theatre from Jamie Harrison and Candice Edmunds, with commissioned music by Michael John McCarthy of Zoey Van Goey fame, brought into being by Glasgow company Vox Motus. The production tells the tale of a young woman's journey into a dark underworld to find and bring back her dead lover.

Confined Human Condition

  • 3 stars

A music theatre double bill presented by award winning Cryptic, which explores the minds and emotions of two women - one crippled with grief, the other with love. Includes world premieres of Phillip Neil Martin's 'The Terror of Love' and of Alejandro Vinao's 'The Baghdad Monologue', both for voice and electronics.

The House of Bernarda Alba

  • 4 stars

The National Theatre of Scotland's major new production is a fresh and edgy translation of Federico Lorca's final play, performed by a cast of 12 Scottish women including Jo Freer and Louise Ludgate. The titular Bernarda is a formidable matriarch trying to manage her executed husband's business affairs and the love lives…

Arches LIVE

A selection of the boldest new work being created across the country encompassing a selection of formats including experimental performance, narrative theatre, one-on-one experiences, live art, visual art and more.

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