Performing Arts News

Under the Skin | Scottish Ballet

April proves to be a busy month for Scottish Ballet as the company stretches into film-making and visual media. Under the Skin, is a digital dance season released in stages throughout the month which demonstrates the versatility and artistry of contemporary dance.

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God of Carnage | Tron Theatre

March 9 – 25

Yasmina Reza’s award winning examination of liberal values and the raw emotions underlying ‘civil’ discussion makes its Scottish debut at the Tron this week.

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Picnic at Hanging Rock | The Lyceum

January 13 – 28

Recovering from their 50th year celebrations, 2017 sees The Lyceum continue their commitment to excellence with a creepy and bold adaption of Picnic at Hanging Rock performed by renowned Australian companies Malthouse Theatre and Black Swan Theatre.

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Hansel & Gretel Tour | Scottish Ballet

Scottish Ballet’s festive treat Hansel & Gretel returns for Winter 2016/17. Choreographed by CEO/Artistic Director Christopher Hampson, it’s a sparkling interpretation of the classic fairy tale filled with lots of festive magic.

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The Marriage of Figaro | Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Scottish Opera have re-launched their much admired Sir Thomas Allen production of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro for the autumn season. Sharp storytelling and skillful staging attracted many rave reviews first time round and this fresh production shoulders the mantle effortlessly.

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Ballet Black – Storyville Triple Bill| Tramway Glasgow

British-Trinidadian Artistic Director Cassa Pancho has attracted a devoted following for her classically trained troupe, Ballet Black. They are a company of international dancers of black and Asian descent who seek to reinvigorate ballet with a resolute energy and versatility.

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One Thinks Of It All As A Dream | Òran Mór Glasgow

Syd Barrett, the mercurial front man and searing talent of 60s psychedelic pioneers Pink Floyd would have turned 70 this year. His contribution to modern culture and his oft mentioned mental health issues are the recurring themes in Alan Bissett’s work for this week’s Play, Pie and a Pint which captures the unpredictable wild-child in all his free-form whimsical charm.

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King Lear From Stratford-upon-Avon with Love

Our chance to see Antony Sher steal the show

On the October 12 RSC broadcast their spirited production direct to cinemas across the country in a spectacular live offering that can somehow feel more immersive than sitting in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre itself.

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The Sunday Series from Scottish Opera

An exciting programme of rarely performed stunners

Curated by Music Director Stuart Stratford, this special series of four shows in concert highlights a few lesser-known works by some of opera’s biggest names. Debussy, Rossini and Puccini feature in coming events but the series kicks off with Pietro Mascagni’s passionate and romantic drama L’amico Fritz on Sunday, October 23 at the Theatre Royal Glasgow.

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