So much culture, so little time.
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COMEDY ARDAL O’HANLON
BOOKS BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND
Still trying to break free of his Father Dougal shadow, this fine Irish stand-up might just be about to say a final farewell to the dim priest with a show that tackles the big questions of today. See feature, page 54. Tramway, Glasgow, Wed 13 Nov; Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 15 Nov. This annual countrywide exploration of all things related to literature has another raft of top names (such as Frank Quitely and the pictured Jack Monroe) and events which aim to keep everyone thinking about books and ideas. See preview, page 84. Various venues, nationwide, Mon 18–Sun 24 Nov.
KIDS ATLANTIS BANAL
DANCE ACOSTA DANZA
FILM KNIVES OUT
TV THE CROWN
Shona Reppe unleashes a ferocious imagination on her audience with more scintillating designs and ideas as she brings us props, costumes and a story that are all impossible to take your eyes and ears off. See review, page 100. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Thu 21–Sat 23 Nov. A diverse and energising pair of nights is assured as Carlos Acosta brings his Cuban company to the capital for Evolution, a stirring set of four works, including Christopher Bruce’s beloved ‘Rooster’. See preview, page 126. Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 1 & Sat 2 Nov.
A star-studded whodunnit directed by Rian Johnson, with the likes of Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon and Daniel Craig all having a blast. See feature, page 61, and review, page 94. General release from Wed 27 Nov.
With this new third season, the Royals are deep in a tumultuous era of modern British history, as the Queen and her husband try coming to terms with the late 60s and early 70s. Olivia Colman takes on the role of Elizabeth this time around. See preview, page 128. Netflix, Sun 17 Nov.
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CHOSEN BY COMEDIAN MARJOLEIN ROBERTSON GHOST
I M K A E L E R K S S O N
Ghost’s fourth studio album, Prequelle, was a musical highlight of my 2018. Now, fresh from supporting Metallica over the summer, Ghost continue with The Ultimate Tour Named Death. This Swedish rock band are known for their range of musical styles (from some of the heaviest metal riffs to psychedelic melodies) but now there’s added saxophone: there genuinely is something for everyone. They’re also famous for their attire, disguised as The Nameless Ghouls, with a lead singer now known as Cardinal Copia. Mystery and intrigue as to who the members are has surrounded the band since their inception. Although some identities are now known, they still take to the stage in full character with their costumes and theatrics adding a whole other level to the show. Albeit a level straight from the bowels of hell. Not to be missed. Marjolein Robertson, The Stand, Edinburgh, Thu 7–Sat 9 Nov; The Stand, Glasgow, Thu 14 Sat–16 Nov; Ghost, SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Mon 18 Nov; see preview, page 108.
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