What's On Scotland 21-28 Feb: The Dark Carnival & more

Take your pick from three new theatre productions this week, including The Dark Carnival, Jasmin Vardimon's Medusa and All My Sons. Plus, we've got two pairs of tickets to give away to both Neu! Reekie!'s Remain In Light and Demob Happy at Sneaky Pete's

Feature by Nadia Younes | 21 Feb 2019
  • The Dark Carnival

If you, like us, have been gripped by Netflix’s The Good Place and its depictions of the afterlife, then Vanishing Point and A New International’s The Dark Carnival will probably be up your street. The music and theatre spectacle – taking place at Glasgow's Tramway until 2 March – tells the story of newcomers to the afterlife who quickly discover that death isn’t as final as they had thought.

In Edinburgh, The Jasmin Vardimon Company, dedicated to the choreography of its Artistic Director and one of the world’s leading choreographers, celebrate 20 years in existence by tackling the myth of Medusa. Jasmin Vardimon's Medusa brings together a multi-talented cast of performers to deconstruct the myth of the prominent figure in Greek mythology and explore her aquatic symbolism.

While over at Dundee Rep, they're taking on a classic in the form of All My Sons, Arthur Miller’s critique of the American Dream. If you want to find out more about the production, Tuesday 26 Feb's performance will also be followed by a post-show discussion with members of the cast and creative team.

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Neu! Reekie! Presents Remain In Light
Leith Theatre, Edinburgh, 22 Feb, 7pm
Neu! Reekie! begin their residency at Leith Theatre, with performances from the famous "cookie DJs" DJ Scratch & Sniff, Harry Josephine Giles and more. We've got two pairs of tickets to the event to give away, courtesy of Neu! Reekie! To enter, drop us a line on zap@theskinny.co.uk telling us your favourite cookie and why by 12 noon tomorrow (Fri 22 Feb). Image: Kat Gollock

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Demob Happy
Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh. 26 Feb, 7pm
Having recently completed a tour with Jack White, Demob Happy take their heavy riffs to Sneaky's on Tuesday. We've got two pairs of tickets to giveaway to the gig, courtesy of the venue, and each pair also comes with a glossy art print of their UK tour poster. To enter, drop us a line on zap@theskinny.co.uk telling us your favourite Demob Happy track and why by 12 noon tomorrow (Fri 22 Feb). Image: Bridie Florence

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Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, 27 Jul, 12pm
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Open Out
The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Until 24 Feb, times vary
All this week, The Fruitmarket Gallery have been playing host to a series of installations, artists’ moving image, workshops, performance, dance and live music performances. Tomorrow, Palestinian dancer and choreographer Farah Saleh presents What My Body Can/t Remember, while on Saturday, Kobi Onyame and Heir of the Cursed (pictured) will perform live in the venue. Image: Euan Robertson

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Audacious Women Festival
Various venues, Edinburgh, Until 25 Feb, times vary
The Audacious Women Collective was formed in 2015 and just a year later the Audacious Women Festival was born. Back again for its fourth year, the festival’s programme includes a series of performances, workshops, talks and exhibitions celebrating audacious women from all walks of life. Attend a songwriting workshop, go on a Witches & Bitches walking tour or take part in a beer tasting.

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Fatboy Slim
SSE Hydro, Glasgow, 27 Feb, 6.30pm
You no longer have to rely on that YouTube video of Fatboy Slim at Big Beach Boutique in Brighton in 2002 to get your fix of early 00s dance music. Mr. Slim himself, Norman Cook, is taking his In the Round Show tour round the country over the next two months, where he’ll turn massive arenas into a unique nightclub experience. Image: Amy Muir

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The Hug and Pint, Glasgow, 23 Feb, 7.30pm
Ahead of its release in September last year, we said Kristine Leschper's latest album as Mothers, Render Another Ugly Method, "reaffirms the band’s talent for making the familiar sound so strange." The record's dark, unsettling atmosphere and the directness of Leschper's lyrics create a sense of tension that's sure to make for an interesting live translation. Image: Tonje Thilesen

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Lionoil: Eris Drew & DJ Voices
Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh, 22 Feb, 11pm
Lionoil continue to bring together some of the best DJs going for their always unmissable parties. This time round, they’ve gone for a Chicago vs New York showdown, with Smart Bar resident Eris Drew (pictured) and Working Women collective co-founder DJ Voices. Both featured on FACT magazine’s top DJ mixes of 2018 list, so you know their selector credentials are not to be questioned.

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All Good presents Or:la
The Reading Rooms, Dundee, 22 Feb, 10.30pm
Just one look at Derry-born DJ Or:la’s touring schedule is enough to exhaust you. In the past year alone, she’s played all over the world at clubs and festivals, including two slots at Dekmantel. Amongst all that, she also found time to launch her own Deep Sea Frequency label with Breakwave, on which she has released her own tracks as well as tracks by DJ Seinfeld, Pépe and Carlton Doom.

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