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W-hat About? – Platform, Glasgow

Dramaturg: Brigid McCarthy Choreographer: Giulia Montalbano Composer: Ross Whyte Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys An ageing Scottish hat maker is preparing for a visit from his teenaged Italian granddaughters who he hasn’t seen since they were toddlers, in Fuora Dance Project’s beautifully crafted dance drama, W-hat About? An international, intergenerational tale of misunderstanding, memory and remembrance, it moves from awkward introductions, communication ...

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Liquid Sky – Platform, Glasgow

Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys It’s rare that five minutes into a show you’re begging for an escape route from the auditorium and ever rarer when the show does nothing to persuade you from fleeing to the exit for the entirety of its running time. Unfortunately, Liquid Sky is such a show. Influenced by Doris Lessing’s feminist science fiction novel The Marriages ...

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The Monster and Mary Shelley – Platform, Glasgow

Writer: Stewart Ennis Director: Peter Clerke Design: Ali McLaurin Lighting: Paul Froy Music: Richard Williams The Villa Diodati near Lake Geneva. Summer, but not any old summer. This was 1816, dubbed “the year without summer”, incessant rain, thunder and lightning, cock’s crowing at noon and orange snow covering the mountainsides. Months previously Mount Tamboro in Indonesia had erupted, spewing clouds ...

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PREVIEW: 2016 – A look ahead

2015 was a thrilling rollercoaster ride for the theatre scene, with more venues programming exciting and risk-taking productions that complemented a more traditional slate of work. We saw artistic directors leave venues for pastures new and then, in return, gain new visionaries for the future. So as we stand on the precipice of 2016, what theatrical delights await? We asked ...

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NEWS: Luminate, Scotland’s Creative Ageing Festival Returns

During October, Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing festival, will be hosting an amazing array of performances, events and activities. Dance, drama, music, visual arts and community events and projects that will shine a light on our creativity as we age.The inaugural Luminate festival in 2012 was an outstanding success and throughout October, community groups, cultural organisations, artists and performers will bring ...

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Sex and God – Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Writer: Linda McLean Director: Nicholas Bone Music: Kim Moore Reviewer: Charles Tyrer [Rating:4.5] The real tragedies in life, the ones that comatose us, disable not only our bodies but our minds are so overwhelming they often result in our perpetual silence. The effort to discuss them is futile; how can we ever communicate this pain with another? How can we ...

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