Scottish Theatre Highlights: March 2020

Oh hey Spring season! Here's all the best theatre in Scotland this month

Preview by Eliza Gearty | 04 Mar 2020
  • Penny Layde and Judith Jacob in the UK tour of seeds

In Edinburgh, the world premiere of We Are In Time hits the Traverse (3-4 Mar). It's a fusion-show of music and theatrical storytelling about 'human beings, working together, with science, against nature', and features a live score for strings and electronics. The Traverse will host another world premiere, seeds, on 20-21 March. This one's a show about mothers, sons and the personal aspect of the political from ground-breaking company tiata fahodzi. Under 25, or receiving benefits? You might be able to see both shows for just £1 each.

On 15 March, the Lyceum will be presenting two classic Chinese stories with a 'modern, Scottish slant', translated into English and adapted for the stage by British adapters of East Asian heritage. Playing With Tales: Spring Lantern Riddles and The Male Queen runs from 3-6pm with an interval that includes music and food, and it's only a fiver. Writer and singer Karine Polwart returns to Edinburgh with her acclaimed gig-theatre piece Wind Resistance, a bewitching mix of myth, music and magic (Lyceum, 25-28 Mar). 

In Glasgow? Don't miss MAIM, the collaboration between Gaelic theatre company Theatre Gu Leòr and evocative, electro-trad band WHYTE (Tron, 6-14 Mar). We speak to band and cast members Alasdair C. Whyte and Evie Waddell about the show's themes of land, language and climate change, in the March issue. Chris McQueer has been making waves in the literary world for a while with his books Hings and HWFG – check out his first ever play RUNNER, on for one night only as part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival (Tron, 25 Mar). 

Here's something that isn't for the faint-hearted: Night of the Living Dead: Remixa seven-person, 95-minute, live recreation of the zombie classic, shot-for-shot, in real time (Dundee Rep, 13-14 Mar). Morbidly fascinated by zombies? Love watching people trying to beat the clock to achieve an impossible task? Then this is the show for you.