Hitlist - The best theatre & dance

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  • 18 June 2007


The best theatre & dance

Detainee A Another major contribution to refugee week is this piece directed by Cora Bissett and featuring a cast of 21, which tells the story of an Asian family in Glasgow devastated by police raids and arrests. The Arches, Glasgow, Tue 26-Thu 28 Jun.

Bard in the Botanics This year’s offerings from Glasgow Rep feature two major classics rather than the less commonly seen texts of recent years. In the open spaces of Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens, and the tighter confines of Kibble Palace, you can see Othello or A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Botanical Gardens, Glasgow, Wed 27 Jun-Sat 4 Aug.

Asylum Monologues This amounts to a rehearsed reading which gives accounts of the experiences of Asylum seekers in contemporary Britain in their own words. As part of refugee week, the piece will be performed on one night across 12 major UK cities. GilmorehillG12, Glasgow, Thu 21 Jun.

Music at the Brewhouse: Helter Skelter This magical realist fantasy looks like being a treat. Featuring live music from the band of the title, it features physical skills and visual treats from a troupe of performers from around the world in a story about a ballerina who runs away to the circus. Tramway, Glasgow, Tue 3-Sat 7 Jul.

It Takes Two The bittersweet experience of love, and all the humour and song it can inspire is promised in this piece, which incorporates snippets on the theme from a number of major writers. Byre Theatre, St Andrews, Fri 22 Jun, then touring.

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