THEATRE | HIGHLIGHTS THEATRE HIGHLIGHTS
Events are listed by city, then date. Submit listings for your event at list.co.uk/add which previously have included lip syncing, live singing, comedy, ballet and even saw playing. Expect the unexpected. See review, page 94.
STRICTLY COME DANCING: THE LIVE TOUR SSE Hydro, Sat 1 & Sun 2 Feb, thessehydro.com Dance extravaganza bringing the Strictly spectacle from screen to stage, with audiences deciding which couple will win the coveted Glitterball trophy at the end of each show.
FINNISH EXPOSURE: THE DAYS CCA, Sun 2 Feb, cca-glasgow. com Finnish performers Maria Nurmela and Ville Oinonen perform choreographer Theo Clinkard’s duet about a lifetime in pursuit of care and connection. DRAG-OPTICON Britannia Panopticon, Fri 7 Feb, Fri 6 Mar, britanniapanopticon.org A cavalcade of drag queens covering a broad range of genres and talents,
BRENDAN COLE: SHOW MAN Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Thu 27 Feb, brendancole.com The first-ever winner of Strictly storms the stage with more passionate Latin dance moves. Also touring, see list.co.uk/dance for details. WE ARE IN TIME Tramway, Fri 28 & Sat 29 Feb, tramway.org The extraordinary story of a transplanted heart is vividly explored in this new production by Stewart Laing, written by Pamela Stewart. Also Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 3 & Wed 4 Mar, traverse.co.uk, and touring
AJ PRITCHARD’S AJ LIVE TOUR SEC, Sat 7 Mar, sec.co.uk The Strictly Come Dancing semi-finalist performs a mix of classic routines and new high-energy choreography on his UK-wide tour. Also touring, see list. co.uk/dance for details.
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CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: CRYSTAL Braehead Arena, Wed 11–Sun 15 Mar, cirquedusoleil.com Acclaimed circus company Cirque du Soleil blend acrobatics, aerial arts and ice skating in this new stunning production. Also touring, see list.co.uk/dance for details.
AN INSPECTOR CALLS Theatre Royal, Tue 24–28 Mar, atgtickets.com Stephen Daldry reimagines JB Priestley’s classic thriller in this National Theatre production, centred on the prosperous Birling family and their connection to the death of a young woman. See review, page 92. EDINBURGH
OOR WULLIE King’s Theatre, Sat 1 Feb, selladoor. com Wullie, Fat Boab, Soapy Soutar, Wee Eck and the rest of the Sunday Post gang head out on a musical adventure in celebration of their 80th anniversary. Also touring, see list. co.uk/theatre for details.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (SORT OF) Royal Lyceum Theatre, until Sat 15 Feb, lyceum.org.uk Irreverent all-female adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic love story, with all the ruthless matchmaking we’ve come to expect, with the addition of some new characters from below-stairs.
HOME IS NOT THE PLACE Traverse Theatre, Fri 21–Sat 22 Feb, traverse.co.uk Solo show by Annie George contrasting struggles faced by her grandfather, Kerala poet PM John, shortly before India’s independence, with her own as an immigrant in the UK. See preview, page 93. GERMAN CORNEJO’S TANGO FIRE Festival Theatre, Mon 24 Feb, capitaltheatres.com German Cornejo and Gisela Galeassi perform a sizzling journey through the history of Argentine tango, accompanied by the
Tango Fuego Quartet. MRS PUNTILA AND HER MAN MATTI Royal Lyceum Theatre, Fri 28 Feb– Sat 21 Mar, lyceum.org.uk Gender- bent adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s class comedy by Denise Mina, which centres upon landowner Mrs Puntila’s drunken mishaps and her chauffeur Matti, who has his eye on Puntila’s daughter. See preview, page 94. Also Tramway, Glasgow, Wed 25 Mar– Sat 11 Apr, tramway.org
GIOVANNI PERNICE: THIS IS ME Festival Theatre, Tue 17 Mar, giovannipernice.com The Strictly Come Dancing showman pays homage to the music and dances which have inspired his career, from ballroom numbers to Latin routines. Also Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow, Wed 18 Mar, paviliontheatre.co.uk, and touring
MAIM Traverse Theatre, Tue 17 & Wed 18 Mar, theatreguleor.com A collaboration between Theatre Gu Leòr and the band WHYTE exploring the crisis facing both land and language through a hybrid of live music, dance, spoken word and video. See preview, page 92. Also touring, see list.co.uk/ theatre for details. ANTON AND ERIN: DANCE THOSE MAGICAL MOVIES Usher Hall, Sat 21 Mar, antonanderin.com The ballroom stars recreate iconic dance numbers from the silver screen in their latest show, from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Singin’ in the Rain to The Greatest Showman and Moulin Rouge. Also Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sun 22 Mar, glasgowconcerthalls.com
THE LION KING Edinburgh Playhouse, until Sat 18 Apr, atgtickets.com Julie Taymor’s puppet-powered stage version of Disney’s spectacular tale of a dead king and an errant son is a feast of exuberant theatre for the whole family. See review, page 91.
I THINK WE ARE ALONE King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, Tue 18–Sat 22 Feb, capitaltheatres.com Frantic Assembly stage Sally Abbott’s bittersweet play about seeking connection, vulnerability and forgiveness in our darkest hours. See preview, page 94.
SCOTTISH DANCE THEATRE: ANTIGONE, INTERRUPTED Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Thu 20–Sat 22 Feb, scottishdancetheatre. com Solène Weinachter stars in this solo work choreographed by Joan Clevillé, reimagining the classic tale. See preview, page 95. Also touring,
see list.co.uk/dance for details RAMBERT Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Thu 20–Sat 22 Feb, rambert.org. uk Triple-bill by Marion Motin, Wayne McGregor and Hofesh Shechter. See preview, page 95. Also touring, see list.co.uk/ dance for details
BALLETBOYZ: DELUXE Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Sun 1 Mar, balletboyz.com The acclaimed all-male contemporary dance ensemble returns with two new works. See preview, page 95. Also Festival Theatre, Edinburgh, Sun 8 Mar, capitaltheatres.com
THE METAMORPHOSIS Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Tue 10–Sat 21 Mar, tron.co.uk Franz Kafka’s iconic tale about a man’s transformation into a giant insect is brought to life on stage in this international co-production, directed by Vanishing Point’s Matthew Lenton. See preview, page 92.
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