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Tag: National Theatre of Scotland

Tron Theatre announces inspired, innovative and exciting Spring – Summer season
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Tron Theatre announces inspired, innovative and exciting Spring – Summer season

Tron Theatre continues to deliver some of the most inspirational, innovative and exciting theatre being staged in Scotland at the moment. We are delighted to launch our Spring – Summer 2024 season, once again showcasing more thought-provoking new work, including two Scottish premieres presented by Tron Theatre Company, alongside a powerful visiting company programme that brings the best touring productions to our stages. Two of Scottish theatre’s most exciting directors will work with us on in-house productions this season whilst we recruit for a new Artistic Director following the departure of Andy Arnold in November 2023. Tron Associate Director Joanna Bowman will stage the first of our Scottish premieres - Caryl Churchill’s ‘revolutionary’ Escaped Alone (Thu 22nd February – Sat 9th ...
Dracula: Mina’s Reckoning – Theatre Royal Glasgow
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Dracula: Mina’s Reckoning – Theatre Royal Glasgow

It seems to be, for no particular reason, a big year for Dracula. It isn't the anniversary of its first publication, of the author's birth, the author's death, or of any of its most famous adaptations - apologies, uberfans of The Satanic Rites of Dracula, happy 50th to you - and yet this year we have seen two cinematic depictions of Dracula (the Nicholases Hoult and Cage film Renfield and the adaptation of a single chapter of the original novel with The Last Voyage of the Demeter), with another remake of Nosferatu also being shot this year (and also starring Nicholas Hoult). And of course, latest but not leastest, there is Dracula: Mina's Reckoning, from the National Theatre of Scotland and Aberdeen Performing Arts, in association with Belgrade Theatre, Coventry. As its title clearly s...
Orphans – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh
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Orphans – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

It’s the night before Rose Flynn’s funeral, and her children need to come to terms with their loss. Now they’ll face the future without their mother, but they need her more than ever. Eldest son Thomas grips onto his façade as family rock by guarding Rose’ coffin all night in the church. Michael has been stabbed in a pub brawl and must keep awake all night or else he’ll succumb to his potentially fatal injury. John wants revenge for his brother’s stabbing and Sheila has one last night of freedom before she becomes the new matriarch to her troubled brotherly trio. Orphans is a hilarious black comedy, that confronts life’s questions head on, directed by Scottish theatre treasure, Cora Bisset. It’s a joyful celebration of the stages of grief, of the connection of family and the importance...
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Leith Theatre
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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde – Leith Theatre

The story of Jekyll and Hyde has had many a version or retelling over the years, usually focusing on Dr Jekyll’s battle with himself and his genetically mutated personality of Mr Hyde however this production takes a very different angle. The script sticks closer to that of the original text by Robert Louis Stevenson, making Utterson (Lorn Macdonald) the lead and having Dr Jekyll (Henry Pettigrew) take a back seat. The story follows Gabriel Utterson, a lawyer who goes to visit his old friend Harry Jekyll when finding a strange note within Jekyll’s will. This leads Utterson down a very dark rabbit hole when he discovers Jekyll has been helping out a certain barbaric and mysterious Mr Hyde. Building an obsession over capturing and punishing Hyde for his wicked crimes, Utterson finds himse...