Hitlist - The best theatre & dance

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  • 22 May 2007


The best theatre & dance

Mahabharata Epic narrative, vivid colour, dancing and puppetry are promised in this new production of the sprawling Indian tale, first brought to Western audiences by Peter Brook. Written by Stephen Clark and with music by Nitin Sawhney, this looks like a ravishing entertainment. Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 5-Sat 9 Jun.

Happy Days Alison Peebles leads in this modern classic from Dundee Rep. Dominic Hill directs Beckett’s classic drama featuring a woman buried up to her naval in sand, reflecting upon a possibly distorted past as she converses with a husband who, for the most part seems to ignore her. Dundee Rep, Sat 26 May-Sat 9 Jun.

Nederlands Dans Theater 2 The young company of this world famous ensemble, whose members are all aged 17-23, visit Scotland again. The mixed programme includes a mix of new material and old favourites, all infused with the vigour and energy of the company. Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 29-Sat 30 May.

‘e Polish Quine Henry Adam’s new version of his play from the early 90s sees friction in rural Aberdeenshire move towards tragic consequences as a young man returns from the Second World War to find that a Polish family have moved into the farmhouse next door. Paisley Arts Centre, Tue 29 May, then touring.

The Wonderful World of Dissocia Anthony Neilson’s brilliant modern day fable comes to the Traverse, telling the story of a young woman with a psychiatric disorder with charm and great humour, despite some very disturbing moments. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Wed 6-Sat 9 Jun.