The best theatre and dance
Frozen Michael Emans’ production for Rapture tells the story of a woman understandably obsessed with the loss of her child, and the serial killer who murdered her. Bryoney Laverey’s play examines the human side, perhaps surprisingly, of both characters.
Paisley Arts Centre, Fri 3 Nov, then touring.
Sweet Bird of Youth Dundee Rep’s ensemble company presents this Tennessee Williams classic about and aging prettyboy trying to seize his last chance for stability with the girlfriend of his youth. Cruel fate intervenes in a tragic, if sometimes rather seedy tale of luck, love and lost opportunities.
Dundee Rep, until Sat 11 Nov.
Richard Alston Dance An exciting bill of new work from this vital and internationally flavoured English company (pictured) makes its latest visit to Scotland.
Talking Heads Alan Bennett’s series of monologues from lonely, disaffected suburban characters are by now legendary as television. The quietly human, and distinctly British studies in loneliness and voicelessness are revived at the Tron as part of Glasgay, featuring some high quality actors. Tron, Glasgow, Tue 7-Sat 12 Nov
Shadow of a Gunman Sean O’Casey’s classic is revived at the Citizens’ Theatre, bringing a political edge to an old play through its parallels with the modern business of colonialism, exemplified by the Iraq war. Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow, Fri 3-Sat 18 Nov.