Hitlist - The best theatre & dance
The best theatre & dance
• Damascus There’s a special preview of David Greig’s new play, a Traverse company flagship, at the theatre before the run begins in earnest. The story of cultural cross purposes and international strife takes place when a Scottish man visits the city of the title to sell school text books. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 27 Jul-Sat 4 Aug.
• Long Time Dead Roxana Silbert’s production of Rona Munro’s play for Paines Plough is also available in the form of a Traverse preview. The story of two mountain climbers and the friendships they find difficult to build, the piece promises acute observations of people used to exposure to extremes, and the nature of friendship. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 31 Jul.
• Wind in the Willows & Much Ado About Nothing Illyria theatre presents its open-air production of a Shakespeare classic on love, and Graham’s timeless children’s story. Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Fri 20 Jul.
• Othello As part of the Bard in the Botanics season, Gordon Barr presents his Othello at the Kibble Palace in the Botanical Gardens. John MacAuley leads in this story, but is it a tale of simple jealousy, or a commentary on the intersection of race, politics and the personal? You be the judge. Botanical Gardens, Glasgow, Wed 18 Jul-Sat 4 Aug.