Hitlist - the best theatre

  • The List
  • 6 September 2007
Hitlist - the best theatre

Recommended

Subway Vanishing Point’s splendid fringe hit begins its tour, complete with a strong Kosovan band and two stand-out performances. The story of a young man’s role in a revolution starting in Leith 15 years in the future, this piece is full of comedy, drama and food for thought. All in all, it is a smart, stylish production. Tron, Glasgow, until Sat 8 Sep, then touring

The Car Man Matthew Bourne is back, this time with a new version of Bizet’s Carmen set to dance. Expect all the vibrancy, colour and passion of the original, combined with Bourne’s sure contemporary touch. And his long-term lead man Andre Vincent is this time joined by Aberdonian dancer James Leece. Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Tue11–Sat 15 Sep, then touring.

Half Life: Journey into the Neolithic NVA's latest even takes place on an ancient burial site. Kilmartin Glen, Argyll, until Sun 16 Sep.

Scottish Dance Theatre Janet Smith’s exciting young company begins a new season of contemporary dance – and its 21st anniversary tour – with two world premieres of new work by Liv Lorent mixed with more established pieces. Several of these pieces have political themes. Dundee Rep, Thu 13–Sat 15 Sep.

Yellow Moon David Greig’s play about two troubled teenagers on the run from strife in their home town is moving, funny and relevant to young people today. Highly acclaimed, this is a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde story, and has been certified for those 15 and older. Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow, until Sat 15 Sep.

Yellow Moon

A modern Bonnie and Clyde-style tale from acclaimed Scottish playwright David Greig, in which Leila and Lee get mixed up in a murder and have to flee town. Suitable for over 15s.

Scottish Dance Theatre: Interactive

Ask questions and get involved as the company explain and demonstrate how dance theatre is created and performed.

The Car Man

Bizet's 'Carmen' is re-imagined by the enfant terrible of musical theatre, Matthew Bourne. The tale of passion, romance and bullfighting is transported to a 1960s American garage-diner. Ages 12+

Half Life: Journey into the Neolithic

Venture through the Scottish wilderness to 'The Valley of the Ghosts' for this major new landscape work, the first co-production between renowned innovators NVA and the National Theatre of Scotland, which follows the success of hugely acclaimed project, 'The Storr: Unfolding Landscape' which took place on Skye in 2005.

Subway

  • 4 stars

This new show from Vanishing Point, told to the tune of a seven-piece band, is an epic tale of a man's reconciliation with his father in a world they no longer recognise. This is a smart, stylish production, benefitting from excellent, nuanced performances and a great use of live music.

Scottish Dance Theatre: New Season Premiere

Rep-based company Scottish Dance Theatre premieres two new pieces of work before taking them on tour around the UK and Europe later this year. 'The Life and Time of Girl A' tells the story of a girl trying to make a film and 'NQR' takes a playful look at ideas about normality.

Scottish Dance Theatre

Scottish Dance Theatre present a repertoire of original dance on their Autumn tour. Each show will include at least two from the following: 'Tenterhooks', 'Sorry for the Missiles!', 'Resonance' and 'In the Middle of the Moment'.

Scottish Dance Theatre

Double bill from the Scottish Dance Theatre, with new work by Liv Lorent and the emotionally charged 'Sorry for the Missiles' by choreographer Vanessa Haska.

The Car Man

Bizet's 'Carmen' is re-imagined by the enfant terrible of musical theatre, Matthew Bourne. The tale of passion, romance and bullfighting is transported to a 1960s American garage-diner. Ages 12+

The Car Man

  • 4 stars

Bizet's 'Carmen' is re-imagined by the enfant terrible of musical theatre, Matthew Bourne. The tale of passion, romance and bullfighting is transported to a 1960s American garage-diner. Ages 12+

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