Category Archives: What’s on AUGUST

TOURING TO SCOTLAND: Flashdance

FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL returns to the UK for the first time since 2011, and will arrive at Glasgow King’s Theatre on  4 August 2017 to start a UK tour and visits Edinburgh Playhouse on 15 January 2018.

Featuring an iconic 80s score, including the smash hits “Maniac”, “Manhunt”, “Gloria”, “I Love Rock & Roll” and the award-winning title track “Flashdance – What a Feeling”.

FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.  When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is a musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all odds. Flashdance proved a hit with audiences, and remained in the Top 10 Box Office in the States for 15 weeks after release. The original score also proved hugely popular, with the soundtrack album selling 700,000 copies within two weeks of release. The platinum selling hit title track “Flashdance – What A Feeling” won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 1983, with the soundtrack winning the Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special in 1984.

FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL is produced by Selladoor Productions and Runaway Entertainment.

LISTINGS

FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL

Performances:

King’s Theatre, Glasgow 04 AUGUST – 12 AUGUST 2017

Playhouse Theatre, Edinburgh 15 JANUARY – 20 JANUARY 2018

NEWS: Still Game’s Scott Reid to star in Curious Incident

Still Game’s Scott Reid is to star as Christopher Boone in The National Theatre’s production of the Olivier award-winning The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time when it returns to the King’s in August next year as part of a major UK and Ireland opening at the Lowry in Salford on 21 January 2017.

The Glasgow-born actor joins Glasgow-based Lucianne McEvoy as his teacher Siobhan, Emma Beattie as Judy, Wilmslow and Manchester-educated David Michaels as his father Ed, Debra Michaels as Mrs Alexander and Bristol trained Eliza Collings as Mrs Shears.

The company is completed by Oliver Boot (Roger Shears), Newcastle-upon-Tyne born and Bristol trained Crystal Condie, (Punk Girl) Pontypridd born Emma-Jane Goodwin (ensemble), Joel Harper-Jackson (Mr Thompson), Leeds born and Stockport based Bruce McGregor (Reverand Peters), Birmingham born Sam Newton (alternate Christopher), James Parkes (ensemble), Aberdare-born andPontypridd educated Jams Thomas (ensemble) and Danielle Young (ensemble).

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott. The production is designed by Bunny Christie, with lighting by Paule Constable, video design by Finn Ross, movement by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly, music by Adrian Sutton and sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph. The Associate Director is Manchester-educated Elle While.

National Theatre producer Kash Bennett said: ‘We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic  reception from audiences around the UK and Ireland when we toured The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2014-15, playing to almost 400,000, and are delighted to take this beautiful and inventive show to new venues and make a return visits to others in 2017.’

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time received seven Olivier Awards in 2013, including Best New Play, Best Director, Best Design, Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design and five Tony Awards on Broadway including Best Play.

Whilst on this extensive tour, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will simultaneously continue its run at the Gielgud Theatre in London’s West End and is on its first tour of the United States.

The show tells the story of Christopher Boone, who is fifteen years old.  He stands beside Mrs Shears’ dead dog, which has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in a book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington.  He has an extraordinary brain, and is exceptional at maths while ill-equipped to interpret everyday life.  He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and distrusts strangers.  But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world.

Listings

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

King’s Theatre Glasgow

Mon 14-Sat 19 August 2017

Tue-Sat eves 7.30pm

Wed, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm

Box Office 0844 871 7648 (bkg fee) *Calls cost up to 7p per min, plus your phone company’s access charge

www.atgtickets.com/glasgow (bkg fee)

 

WHAT’S ON AUGUST: Dates confirmed for the return of Curious Incident…

The National Theatre has confirmed dates and venues for the 2017 tour of its multi-award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling book by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott.  

Curious Incident begins this second major tour of the UK and Ireland at The Lowry in Salford in January 2017, where it began and finished its first phenomenally successful tour which was seen by almost 400,000 people nationwide. The captivating play will make a stop at the King’s in Glasgow for five nights from Tuesday, August 14, 2017.  

National Theatre producer Kash Bennett said: ‘We were overwhelmed by the enthusiastic  reception from audiences around the UK and Ireland when we toured The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in 2014-15, and are delighted to take this beautiful and inventive show to new venues and make a return visits to others next year.’

Listing Information

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

King’s Theatre Glasgow

Mon 14 – Sat 19 Aug 2017

Tue – Sat eves 7.30pm

Wed, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm

Box Office 0844 871 7648 (bkg fee) *Calls cost up to 7p per min, plus your phone company’s access charge

www.atgtickets.com/glasgow (bkg fee)