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  • 7 September 2006

The best theatre

Tutti Frutti John Byrne's cult television series, not seen since its release in 1987 is here transposed into theatre courtesy of the NTS. Under the direction of Tony Cownie, a strong cast lead this tragi-comedy with music. This could well be a highlight of the theatre year. Touring.

How to Steal a Diamond The much acclaimed young company Vox Motus are back, with this story of a diamond's journey from its theft to its end in a posh London display case. Expect smart and witty theatre, with a strong visuals. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Thu 21–Sat 23 Sep, then touring.

My Dark Sky The story of a group of student activists who started their own subversive organisation, The White Rose, in Nazi Germany, and the tragic consequences of their actions. The company concerned, Reeling and Writhing, were also responsible for the acclaimed Standing Waveat the Tron. Tramway, Glasgow, Sat 16–Sat 30 Sep, then touring.

Stars Kate Nelson's production of Anja Hilling's play for Nutshell garnered some praise at the Traverse during the festival, and here reappears at the Citz. Incorporating a tender examination of the loss of innocence and rights of passage into adulthood, this piece might well move you. Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow, until Sat 9 Sep.

Julie The NTS Ensemble presents Zinnie Harris' new version of Strinberg's classic. Midsummer's Eve passions ignite between a young aristo and a servant with tragic consequences for both, in this intense psycho-sexual drama. North Edinburgh Arts Centre, Fri 9 Sep, then touring.

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