Performing Arts News

Dean Castle Country Park: Illuminight

Until November 18

Our last year’s favourite autumnal event of the year is BACK. Illuminight in partnership with Lidl this year offers a fantastic night out for the whole family, a romantic treat for a couple or a fun evening with a group of friends. 

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True North Festival 2018

Until Sept 23

A very special tribute to the music of David Bowie is set to be a highlight of Aberdeen’s True North festival, which takes place over the weekend of September 20-23.   

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Pass Theatre: Spectres

until Aug 11

Based on Norwegian playwright’s Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts (1881), a revolutionary play that was known to challenge social stereotypes, Spectres is an elegant retelling of a bourgeois family’s unravelling, as their secretive pasts unfold.

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King’s Theatre Glasgow: Fame

Until August 4

Based on the 1980 pop culture film, Fame The Musical following the live of students at the New York High School for the Performing Arts as they navigate their way through studying, exploring their creativity and young love.

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Paisley Opera House: Pagliacci

until Jul 28

Scottish Opera’s new production of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci opens on 26 July for three performances in a huge tented structure at Seedhill Playing Fields, dubbed ‘Paisley Opera House’.

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Lemon Tree: Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club

until Aug 17

The legendary actor, host and broadcaster Craig Charles of Red Dwarf, Robot Wars and Coronation Street fame and also one of the UK’s best loved Funk and Soul DJ’s will be funking things up at the Lemon Tree, Aberdeen.

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King’s Theatre: Wizard of Oz – THE BEYOND BROADWAY EXPERIENCE

Until July 21

Wizard of Oz – THE BEYOND BROADWAY EXPERIENCE has come to King’s Theatre, Edinburgh. This fantastic adaptation, follows the huge success of The Beyond Broadway Experience in 2016 & 2017, the Wizard of Oz will have you dancing down the Yellow Brick Road all the way to the Emerald City with a twist.

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TRNSMT 2018

June 29 – July 8

TRNSMT a music festival held in Glasgow is coming back this year, bigger than ever.

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Love’s Labour’s Lost | Touring Open Air Production

This summer Folksy Theatre will be touring the UK with an open-air production of one of Shakespeare’s best-loved comedies, ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’.  Founded in 2009 by now husband and wife team Lee and Tom Hardwicke, Folksy Theatre tour the UK and aim to reach rural communities and to make theatre accessible to people of all

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Edinburgh International Film Festival

June 20 – July 1

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is an annual fortnight of cinema screenings and related events taking place each June. Established in 1947, it is the world’s oldest continually running film festival.

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King’s Theatre Glasgow I Titanic the Musical

May 28 – June 2

Based on real people aboard the most legendary ship in the world, Titanic The Musical is a stunning and stirring production focusing on the hopes, dreams and aspirations of her passengers who each boarded with stories and personal ambitions of their own.

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King’s Theatre Edinburgh I Guys and Dolls

May 2 – May 5

This sizzling New York tale of gamblers, gangsters and nightclub singers features some of Broadway’s greatest show-stopping tunes, including Luck be a Lady, Sit Down You’re Rockin’ the Boat and My Time of Day.

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Review: Scottish Opera’s Eugene Onegin

From 29th April – 30th June | Various venues A sweeping tale of unfulfilled love heralds the start of Scottish Opera’s summer season, presented across Scotland and in Belfast .  Eugene Onegin, composed by Tchaikovsky, tells Pushkin’s famous tale of a lovesick young girl and the object of her affections, a cocky young man who

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Birdsong | 8 – 12 May King’s Theatre, Edinburgh | 29 May – 2 June, Theatre Royal Glasgow

Marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, Rachel Wagstaff’s acclaimed adaptation of Sebastian Faulks’s best-selling novel ‘Birdsong’ embarks on its final UK tour, arriving at the King’s Theatre Edinburgh and Theatre Royal Glasgow in May/June 2018. ‘Birdsong’, adapted from the 1993 bestselling novel, tells a mesmerising story of love and courage before

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Traverse Theatre I Gut

April 20 – May 12

The centrepiece of the Traverse Theatre’s Spring/Summer 2018 season, produced in association with the National Theatre of Scotland, Gut is the world premiere production of Frances Poet’s debut full-length original play. 

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