Scottish Theatre Highlights: March 2024

March sees touring hits, diverse collaborations, daring comedies and an exciting range of shows across Scotland

Preview by Rho Chung | 01 Mar 2024
  • Tron Theatre

With the days in Scotland getting longer, theatre-goers have a wide array of options across genres.

Glasgow's Tron Theatre will complete its run of Caryl Churchill's seminal play, Escaped Alone, which opened last month. The production will also run at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre. The show features an accomplished female cast of older Scottish actors and probes the constraints of civility that burden older women. (22 Feb-9 Mar, Tron Theatre, 13-16 Mar, Traverse Theatre)

The Tron will also host And the Birds Did Sing, an award-winning dance theatre piece by Christine Devaney. The show utilises movement, spoken word, music, and design to loosely follow Devaney's childhood memories of change, loss, and love. (22 & 23 March)

Acclaimed company Mischief will be bringing its production of Peter Pan Goes Wrong to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Known for their smash hit, The Play That Goes Wrong, Mischief's signature style features uproarious slapstick and perfectly timed comedy. (27 Feb-2 Mar, Edinburgh Playhouse, 4-9 Mar, Theatre Royal Glasgow).

In new Scottish work, Canonical Theatre bring their grassroots collaboration, To the Letter, to Òran Mór on 3 March. Developed by six emerging writers over the past year, the production follows two sisters who can't seem to communicate. The piece explores how we connect to each other through the written word.

Beyond Glasgow and Edinburgh, Rosy Carrick brings her subversive and daring comedy, Musclebound, to CatStrand in Castle Douglas (15 Mar). Structured around Carrick's childhood obsession with 80s bodybuilders, the piece is a witty, frank, and powerful look at femininity and sexuality. 

Towards the end of the month, Scottish company Birds of Paradise will embark on their UK-wide tour with Don't. Make. Tea., the disability-led company's acclaimed dark comedy. Amidst an increasingly hostile environment, the show is a witty invective against the discriminatory and restrictive benefits system. The tour will open at Edinburgh's Traverse Theatre 21-22 March before returning to Scotland in April.