Hitlist: Theatre

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This article is from 2009.

Hitlist: Theatre

The Grapes of Wrath
Acclaimed touring adaptation of John Steinbeck’s novel about the Joad family’s trans-American journey in search of work and a home.
King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 13–Sat 17 Oct.

Glasgay!
The UK’s biggest celebration of all things L, G, B and T continues, with an eye-catching selection of theatre new writing, including Martin O’Connor’s Playing Houses, Grant Smeaton’s Bette / Cavett and Matthew McVarish’s A Child Made of Love.
Various venues, dates and times.

That Face
Andy Arnold revives this highly acclaimed debut by jailbait playwright Polly Stenham, featuring Kathryn Howden as the matriarch of a dysfunctional family.
Tron Theatre, Glasgow, until Sat 24 Oct.

Curve Foundation
The Scottish contemporary dance company unleashes a programme of three works by great European choreographers.
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, Fri 9 & Sat 10 Oct, then touring.

Scottish Ballet
To celebrate its 40th anniversary Scotland’s national ballet company sets off on tour with a programme of hits from past Edinburgh Festivals.
Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Thu 8-Sat 10 Oct; Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Thu 15–Sat 17 Oct.

Confessions of a Justified Sinner
Mark Thomson adapts James Hogg’s classic for the stage.
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 16 Oct–Sat 7 Nov.

Othello
Guy Hollands’ production of Shakespeare’s great study of jealousy and revenge features performer of the moment Andrew Clark as the villain, Iago.
Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Wed 21 Oct–Sat 14 Nov.

This article is from 2009.

The Grapes of Wrath

Stage adaptation of Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece explores issues of social justice, poverty and compassion.

Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

Tue 21 Feb

£10–£25 / 02380 671771

Wed 22 Feb

£10–£25 / 02380 671771

Thu 23 Feb

£10–£25 / 02380 671771

…and 18 more dates until 16 Mar

Confessions of a Justified Sinner

  • 3 stars

Mark Thomson directs his adaptation of the James Hogg novel with a cast including Ryan Fletcher and Iain Robertson.

Othello

  • 3 stars

Shakespeare's dark tale of power, lust and jealousy is brought to the stage in all its green-eyed glory with Guy Hollands directing and Andrew Clark as Iago.

The Curve Foundation Dance Company

The Brunton Theatre's resident dance company presents a triple bill of works by choreographers from across Europe: the highlight is the UK premiere of Passomezzo by Ohad Naharin, though works by Fernando Hernando Magadan and Peter Darrell also promise to impress and delight audiences.

Scottish Ballet 40th Anniversary Tour

Scotland's world-class national ballet company celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a triple bill of contemporary works of choreography, set to the music of composers from Luciano Berio to Johann Sebastian Bach. The programme includes George Balanchine's 'Rubies', which was inspired by jewellery design, and…

Scottish Ballet 40th Anniversary Tour

Scotland's world-class national ballet company celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a triple bill of contemporary works of choreography, set to the music of composers from Luciano Berio to Johann Sebastian Bach. The programme includes George Balanchine's 'Rubies', which was inspired by jewellery design, and…

Scottish Ballet 40th Anniversary Tour

Scotland's world-class national ballet company celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a triple bill of contemporary works of choreography, set to the music of composers from Luciano Berio to Johann Sebastian Bach. The programme includes George Balanchine's 'Rubies', which was inspired by jewellery design, and…

Scottish Ballet 40th Anniversary Tour

Scotland's world-class national ballet company celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with a triple bill of contemporary works of choreography, set to the music of composers from Luciano Berio to Johann Sebastian Bach. The programme includes George Balanchine's 'Rubies', which was inspired by jewellery design, and…

Bette / Cavett

Grant Smeaton plays a domineering Bette Davis in this verbatim recreation of her candid television interview with smarmy late-night talk show host Dick Cavett. 'Part of Glasgay!'

That Face

  • 3 stars

Polly Stenham's award-winning debut about a family falling apart is presented by Wendybird Production.

A Child Made of Love

World premiere of Matthew McVarish's play about a gay couple who desperately want a child. 'Part of Glasgay!'

Playing Houses

Martin O'Connor's world premiere focuses on a house in turmoil while the whole country is watching the 'Big Brother' house during eviction night. 'Part of Glasgay!'

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