3.0★ ★ ★
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Brocade

The Tramway Studio 4 is not so much in the round as in the rectangle. The ceilings are high and the stage is bare. Four dancers face the wall. There’s...
Plan B for Utopia Image by Nicole Guarino
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Plan B for Utopia

Why is it easier to imagine the end of the world than it is to imagine the world changing for the better? Plan B for Utopia opens with this question, ...
4.0★ ★ ★ ★
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Where the Crow Flies

Lisa Nicoll’s new two-woman drama is simple and sharp. Carrie’s husband is in jail, her newborn is teething, and everyone in her neighbourhood is spra...
5.0★ ★ ★ ★ ★
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Lady Macbeth: unsex me here

This extraordinary dance piece is a fusion of British Sign Language (BSL) and dance, or BSL as dance. The performance draws attention to the layering ...
Sheep, Tron Theatre, Glasgow. Photo John Johnston
2.0★ ★
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Sheep

According to director Martin O’Connor, this production about army widows was inspired by Lope de Vega’s Fuenteovejuna, a 17th century Spanish play to ...
Trainspotting at Citizen’s Theatre
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Trainspotting

There are three questions that come to mind when thinking about this production of Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting. Is it up to the considerable hype? Is...
The 39 Steps 2016 tour
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The 39 Steps

An award winning, Hitchcock-inspired production with four actors, playing 139 roles in 100minutes? Yes please. It’s the end of the show’s nine year ru...
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Scottish Ballet: Cinderella

Scottish Ballet’s latest production of Cinderella is the perfect balance of physical comedy and festive sparkle. I realise that sentence is nauseating...
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The Clown of Clowns

As part of their annual Grimeborn Opera Festival, the Arcola debuts what is undoubtedly the worst performance I have ever seen. You know what it's ...
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Asking Rembrandt

What does someone ask for when they commission art? Something beautiful, a status symbol, an artist’s ‘vision’? And how does the money and expectation...