Scotland Theatre Newsroom

The latest news on live theatre in Scotland.

Varjack-Lowry Presents the World Premiere THE BABY QUESTION 
by A.A. Cristi - September 29, 2023

'The Baby Question' film and after event explores the experiences of childfree and childless women. The tour will visit multiple UK cities, with after event parties hosted by local artists.

THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE Will Be Released in Cinemas and On Sky Arts This October
by Stephi Wild - September 29, 2023

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, director Hope Dickson Leach's new version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story, co-written with Vlad Butucea, will be shown at selected cinemas in Scotland and UK. Learn more about how to catch the show in cinemas here!

PRETTY WOMAN Star Amber Davis Confirmed for ITV's DANCING ON ICE
by Aliya Al-Hassan - September 29, 2023

West End star Amber Davies is the fourth celebrity confirmed to be taking part in the new series of Dancing on Ice. 

Review: 2:22 A GHOST STORY, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
by Mary Baillie - September 29, 2023

If you go to 2:22 A Ghost Story expecting traditional spine-chilling phantoms, you will be disappointed. Renouned in the West End for starry casts and numerous awards, 2:22 A Ghost Story isn't really a ghost story at all. Far from the horror genre one might expect, the piece is more of an amusing but long-winded exploration of how we define ghosts and how we view ghost believers... with the occasional jumpscare.

The Lot Productions and Queer Was Always Here Partner to Increase Accessibility to the Arts for LGBTQIA+ Youth
by Chloe Rabinowitz - September 28, 2023

he Lot Productions and Queer Was Always Here have teamed up to improve access to the arts for LGBTQIA+ young people. Their first initiative is a ticket scheme offering discounted tickets for the play 'What It Means' at Wilton's Music Hall. Find out more about this collaboration and how to get involved here.

Nicholas Hynter Joins The Royal Shakespeare Company Board
by Stephi Wild - September 28, 2023

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced that Nicholas Hytner will join the Company’s Board, formally taking up the position at the Company’s AGM in Stratford-upon-Avon. Learn more about Hynter and his position here!

Royal Academy Of Dance Acquires Dancing Times Photographic Archive
by Stephi Wild - September 27, 2023

Leading dance and teaching organisation Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) has acquired Dancing Times' photographic archive. Learn more about the archive here!

The Pleasance Reveals Fringe highlights in Best of Edinburgh Season
by Stephi Wild - September 26, 2023

Hot off the heels of another successful year at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Pleasance Theatre Trust present a London season of some of the best and brightest theatre and comedy from the festival. Learn more about the season lineup here!

Review: TALLY'S BLOOD, Perth Theatre
by Mary Baillie - September 25, 2023

A frontrunner of Scottish school curricula, Ann Marie Di Mambro’s Tally’s Blood has a bit of everything – history, humour, tragedy, romance and disturbingly relevant social critiques.

Michael Ball Will Embark on UK Tour With ON WITH THE SHOW in 2024
by Stephi Wild - September 25, 2023

Platinum-selling recording artist Michael Ball will be hitting the road across the UK in 2024 with his long-awaited headline tour ‘On With The Show’. Learn more about how to catch the show in a city near you here!

'Creative, Ambitious, Challenging and Relevant': Meredith Braun & Steven Dexter Discuss the New MA Musical Theatre at University of Chichester
by Aliya Al-Hassan - September 25, 2023

Course Director Meredith Braun and Director in Residence Steven Dexter discuss the new Post Graduate MA Musical Theatre degree at the University of Chichester with BA Hons Musical Theatre (Music) graduate Eddie Cole-Porcher.

Review: RACHEL FAIRBURN: SHOWGIRL, The Stand, Edinburgh
by Natalie O'Donoghue - September 25, 2023

Rachel (“Very much the rock’n’roll star of British comedy”- Rolling Stone) - (“Fairburn delivers…with sadistic glee” – Guardian) - (“Mouth Almighty” – Her Friends) is back with a brand-new tour for 2023. She’ll be casting her acerbic eye over everything from your children to her pretentious new alcohol-free life (accurate at time of writing). She’s worried though. Has she mellowed a bit? She carries a lucky crystal now. Catch her before she disappears to the countryside with only joss sticks and taxidermy for company.

Review: COAST, Oran Mor
by Natalie O'Donoghue - September 24, 2023

Half-siblings, Jay and Kay, are on a road trip travelling overnight from Glasgow. After growing up apart, the recently united pair are heading for the coast down south, to go camping for a few nights and get to know each other better.


Tom Ward: Burner (WIP) in Scotland Tom Ward: Burner (WIP)
Monkey Barrel Comedy (12/10 - 12/10)
Pickled Republic in Scotland Pickled Republic
Carradale Village Hall (9/30 - 9/30)
Aurie Styla: The Aurator (Preview) in Scotland Aurie Styla: The Aurator (Preview)
Monkey Barrel Comedy (12/2 - 12/2)
Vittorio Angelone: Work In Progress in Scotland Vittorio Angelone: Work In Progress
Monkey Barrel Comedy (6/7 - 6/7)
Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch in Scotland Robin Morgan: Snip Snip, Bitch
Monkey Barrel Comedy (1/20 - 1/20)
Pickled Republic in Scotland Pickled Republic
An Tobar & Mull Theatre (10/11 - 10/11)
COBO: Comedy Shutdown - Black History Month Special in Scotland COBO: Comedy Shutdown - Black History Month Special
Monkey Barrel Comedy (10/22 - 10/22)

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