Performing Arts News

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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Jack Frame | Alpha Art

September 23 – October 23

Jack Frame’s current solo exhibition at Alpha Art is set to be as much of an event as last year’s sell out show.

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Breaking News | RSNO wins Latin Grammy nomination

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra has been nominated at the Latin Grammy Awards for Best Classical Album of the Year. The announcement on 21st September applauded RSNO for its recent recording of the orchestral works of German-born American composer Samuel Adler. José Serebrier Conducts Samuel Alder was the final recording made by the RSNO at

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The Lyceum Storms the Cultural Barricades

The Lyceum kicks off its autumn season with a barnstorming performance of John McGrath’s The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black Black Oil – an extraordinary tale of exploitation, conniving and brutality played out in scenes from Scottish history stretched out across the centuries. It gets a 10 day airing from this week with Dundee

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A Full Day of Chamber Music Across Scotland This Saturday

National Chamber Music Day is a fabulous free event that sees ensembles performing impromptu concerts in public spaces all across Scotland, engaging with a wide range of cultures and communities and exploring Scottish traditions in music and language. With 27 performances taking place in unusual locations from Ullapool to Galashiels, this ambitious programme is designed to get

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Music at the Museum | RSNO unleash the voice of an Angel at Kelvingrove.

    Internationally famous soprano Angel Blue drops by Kelvingrove Art Gallery to raise some baroque rafters in the company of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra this month. The lush interiors of the gallery make a magnificent backdrop for a special evening to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the museum’s refurb. Angel, who is the

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