Scottish Theatre Highlights: September 2019

If the Edinburgh Fringe whet your appetite for more theatre, there's plenty to see across Scotland this month

Article by Eliza Gearty | 30 Aug 2019
  • Scottish Theatre Highlights: September 2019

Glasgow Theatre Highlights

In Glasgow, the Tron Theatre has an excellent programme this month, kicking off with Black Men Walking on 5 September. Created by Revolution Mix, an Eclipse movement spearheading the largest ever national delivery of new Black British stories, the show's first UK tour was a roaring, sell-out success last year. Other shows hitting the Tron this month include Power Ballad (12-14 Sep), Julia Croft's feminist, live art investigation of language and ideology; The Chosen (19-20 Sep), the world premiere of Scotland's Company Chordelia's dance piece about dying and embracing the art of living; and The Hound of the Baskervilles (25-28 Sep), Northern Stage's adaption of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous classic.

Over at Tramway, Zinnie Harris's adaption of The Duchess [of Malfi] returns (4-21 Sep), while theatre company A Moment's Peace host one of their shared space events, featuring multilingual and multidisciplinary work from artists with lived experience of the immigration system, on 15 September. 

Edinburgh Theatre Highlights

In Edinburgh, the Traverse shows no sign of slowing down after its excellent festival season: catch award-winning playwright Sally Hobson's rehearsed reading of The Play of Light Upon the Earth (5 Sep) for an early glimpse of a fascinating sounding work in development, or head along with or without any kids in your life to Whirlygig (13-14 Sep), a musical adventure for anyone aged six or over. The Traverse will also host two A Play, A Pie and A Pint events in September – From Paisley to PaoloMartin McCardie's story about teenagers at T in the Park determined to meet Paolo Nutini (10-14 Sep), and Number One Fan, a play by Kim Millar about a woman who falls on hard times, gets hit by the menopause and has her final straw very much pulled by a woman-hating column she reads in the paper (17-21 Sep). 

Anyone who loved the BBC's TV series Fleabag might be interested in going along to a screening of the original stage version at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh (12 Sep), written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and directed by Vicky Jones. For tiny theatre goers, the Studio Festival Theatre will also be hosting Andy Manley and Ian Cameron's show for three-to-six year olds, Stick By Meabout 'friendship, play and treasuring the little things', on 13 September. 

Dundee Theatre Highlights

In Dundee, you can catch The Chosen at Dundee Rep on 26 September. Check out Sinatra Raw there too on 27 September, Seabright Productions' portrait of the famous singer as he faces retirement. Finally, Tay Bridgea new play by Peter Arnott, will be running until 21 September, and explores the events behind the 1879 collapse of the Tay Bridge.