Saturday, May 17, 2008

Upcoming plans

Although this time of year tends to be a little quieter for us (a chance to catch our breath before the mayhem of the Edinburgh Fringe) we've recently booked up for a few things that are worth highlighting...
Oran Mor's "A Play, A Pie & A Pint" season has a couple of plays remaining with "The Last of Us" (review now posted) starting on Monday 19th May and then "Call it Sleep" (review now posted) starting the following week. The second of these was written by Brian Pettifer and if his writing is half as good as his acting it could be a treat.

We'll be back at the Tron in June for Mull Theatre's "Swindle & Death" which is also on tour. The Tron is also the new venue for the Scottish Youth Theatre's Summer Festival production - "Oh What A Lovely War" at the start of August. These are always popular productions so book early if this interests you (and when I say 'early' I mean book now).

We're still a while away from the launch of the Fringe programme but the Edinburgh International Festival announced it's programme a while back. We're not quite ready to delve into the foreign language productions but the National Theatre of Scotland's "365" written by David Harrower grabbed our attention.

Back in Glasgow we hope to fit in a show or two from The West End Festival from 13th to 29th June (especially if we can borrow a dog from somewhere!) and Shakespeare in the City Festival at The Arches.

And looking a little further ahead the National Theatre of Scotland have announced their July 08 - Jan 09 programme which has several new shows we plan on seeing. We'll post in more detail nearer the time, but before then the NTS are also giving those in Aberdeen, Inverness and New York the chance to see Alan Cumming's magnificent performance in "The Bacchae" in June/July.

Oh yes - one more thing for those of you in or around London: Don't forget to book up for Black Watch at the Barbican between 20th june and 26th July.

And of course we'll be posting our annual Fringe Preview of the shows that have caught our eye sometime in mid June.