Scottish Theatre Highlights: September 2023

This month, keep your post-Fringe momentum with new work from Company of Wolves, the return of Dundee Fringe, and an exciting piece of dance theatre at Tramway

Article by Rho Chung | 31 Aug 2023
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Compared to the frenzy of the August festivals, September offers a relatively less intense roster of theatre. Nevertheless, especially in venues outside of Edinburgh, audiences can enjoy a wide variety of new theatre.

From 1 September, Pitlochry Festival Theatre and OVO will host Lesley Hart's Sherlock Holmes: A Study in Lipstick, Ketchup and Blood, adapted from the Sherlock Holmes story A Study in Scarlet. In a post-apocalyptic world, two survivors come together to perform a version of the classic story. 

Now in its third year, Dundee Fringe will run from 15 to 24 September. The ten-day festival offers an invigorating range of comedy, theatre (including children's theatre), music, events, and cabaret/variety. 

Shotput will premiere its daring new piece of dance theatre, Totentanz, on 15 September at Tramway. Performed by Lucy Ireland and Jim Manganello, the piece explores death as a cause for celebration and wonder. 

Scottish theatre group Company of Wolves will tour Ewan Downie's solo adaptation of Euripides' The Bacchae. Downie's original script utilises a combination of storytelling, movement, and songs performed in ancient Greek. The production will begin its run at The Barn in Banchory (22 Sep).