• The List
  • 17 October 2006

The best theatre and dance

The Tempest The Tron Theatre Company’s first outing of the season is a return to Shakespeare’s enchanted island. Will Caliban be as harshly treated as ever, will Miranda still fall in love with the first adult male she meets, will Prospero still have his books? Reckon so. Tron, Glasgow, until Sat 28 Oct

Rambert Dance Company Britain’s premier modern dance company returns to Scotland with this new treble bill of work with contributions from choreographers as distinguished as Merce Cunningham, Aletta Collins and Mark Baldwin. Expect experiment with real flair. Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Wed 25-Fri 27 Oct.

Jason and the Argonauts This classic tale is brought to life to delight children and adults alike. A sweetly endearing story of wild adventures with Action Men, this is well performed by its cast of two. Gilmorehill G12, Glasgow, Thu 2"Fri 3 Nov, then touring.

The History Boys Alan Bennett’s 2004 National Theatre hit, which examines the lives of several boys sitting Oxbridge entrance exams in the early 80s, and the impact on their subsequent lives of two teachers has a powerful political message beneath its comedy. King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, until Sat 21 Oct

The Importance of Being Alfred Louise Welsh’s play about the tragedy which befell Oscar Wilde places a spotlight on Wilde’s wastrel partner Lord Alfred Douglas. The Arches, Glasgow, Tue 31 Oct-Sun 5 Nov

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