Category Archives: What’s on JUNE

WHAT’S ON JUNE: Sticks & Stones Rehearsed Reading

Which is more powerful, the need for revenge or the need for redemption?

Two forces collide in this new work inspired by the rise and fall of a right wing group in Britain.

‘Sticks & Stones’ is dramatist Lorenzo Novani’s current work in progress.  This is a rehearsed reading of an early draft.

The writer invites you to be part of the journey of this work.

This performance is not a full production.

Not Suitable for under 14s

This is a seated event.  Tickets sold as General Admission (you will not be allocated a specific seat in the auditorium)

There will be no interval.


15 Jun 2017 – 19:30 WEBSTER’S THEATRE

WHAT’S ON JUNE: Theatre created just for infants at Platform

Every new relationship is a journey – it can be tender, competitive, challenging, joyful. But where does that begin?

Join Platform at the ringside of their mini arena for MamaBabaMe to witness this exciting new dance, theatre and live music experience made especially for infants and their grown ups.

Through playful movement, dance and sound, MamaBabaMe explores these profound new relationships and how this eternal bond evolves and grows.

Everyone will recognise something of their own relationships, as parent or child – this is a show for young children and anyone who’s ever been one!

Starcatchers launch fundraising scheme to widen theatre access

Platform is one of the first three venues in Scotland to be part of a new scheme from Starcatchers Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years Organisation who has launched a new fundraising initiative, Forward for Families, to provide theatre seats for very young children and their families in need across Scotland.

Forward for Families asks those that love the theatre to pay forward a ticket for the MamaBabaMe production. Donations start at £5, which is a step towards a full ticket, £10 to buy a big or little seat, £20 to admit an adult and child or £40 to include four seats.

If you would like to read more about the scheme please click here.

MamaBabaMe (10.30am + 1.30pm on Saturday + 10am on Sunday)

10 Jun 2017
0 → 4 yrs
£8.50 / £5 / £4 Local Links

WHAT’S ON JUNE: National Theatre’s Jane Eyre visits the Theatre Royal in June

The National Theatre will be touring Sally Cookson’s energetic and imaginative new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s masterpiece Jane Eyre from April to September 2017 with a week-long stop at Theatre Royal, Glasgow from Monday 5-Saturday 10 June.

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The highly acclaimed co-production between the National Theatre and Bristol Old Vic opens at The Lowry in Salford on April 8and will continue its journey around the country to Sheffield, Aylesbury, Plymouth, Southampton, Edinburgh, York, Woking, Glasgow, Richmond, Canterbury, Cardiff, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Brighton, Leeds, Aberdeen and Birmingham.

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This is a very significant time to be announcing the tour, as 2016 marks the 200th anniversary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth and 2017 is the 170th anniversary of when Jane Eyre was first published.

This exciting new stage version of Jane Eyre was originally presented in two parts at Bristol Old Vic, and then transferred to the National Theatre, re-imagined as a single performance, playing to sold out houses at the NT’s Lyttelton Theatre. The production was devised by the original company, with set designs by Michael Vale, costumes by Katie Sykes, lighting byAideen Malone, music by Benji Bower, sound by Mike Beer, movement by Dan Canham and dramaturgy by Mike Akers.Casting for the production is yet to be announced.

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Speaking of the new production, director Sally Cookson, said: “Adapting a novel for the stage is a challenging prospect – especially when that novel is cited as many people’s favourite of all time. It is always daunting when you’re working on a story which everyone knows so well, because you want to surprise and maybe challenge people’s expectations, without losing any of the things which make them like the story in the first place. I chose this particular title because it’s a story that I love and have enjoyed a close relationship with ever since I was intrigued, as a child, by Orson Welles’ black and white melodrama with fabulous music by Bernard Herrmann. I didn’t actually read the novel until I was in my early twenties and I remember thinking while I read it: ‘This is a clarion cry for equal opportunities for women, not a story about a passive female who will do anything for her hunky boss’. I was struck by how modern Jane seemed – her spirit and strong will, her peculiar and brilliant mind striving for personal freedom to be who she is, lashing out against any constraint that prevents her from being herself. She was exactly the sort of person I wanted to be.”

Charlotte Brontë’s story of the trailblazing Jane is as inspiring as ever. This bold and dynamic production tells the story of one woman’s fight for freedom and fulfilment.

From her beginnings as a destitute orphan, Jane Eyre’s spirited heroine faces life’s obstacles head-on, surviving poverty, injustice and the discovery of bitter betrayal before taking the ultimate decision to follow her heart.

Cookson is an associate artist of Bristol Old Vic, where her productions include Treasure Island and Peter Pan; and elsewhere, Boing! (Sadler’s Wells), Cinderella (St James Theatre), an adaptation of Jacqueline Wilson’s Hetty Feather (West End and UK tour), and Romeo and Juliet  (Rose Theatre, Kingston).

Sally Cookson’s production of Peter Pan, devised by the original Company, based on the works of JM Barrie, a co-production with the Bristol Old Vic, is currently running at the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatre.

LISTINGS

Jane Eyre

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Monday 5-Saturday 10 June

Mon-Sat eves, 7.30pm

Thurs & Sat mats, 2.30pm

Box Office 0844 871 7647 (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 JUNE: Arthur Miller’s classic The Crucible, comes to Glasgow

Starring Charlie Condou (Coronation Street), as the witch-hunter, Reverend Hale, this new production of an American classic is directed by Douglas Rintoul, Artistic Director of the Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, and takes a Brechtian look at this violent story of frail reason in the face of hysteria.

Following Rintoul’s recent hits at The Queen’s, Made in Dagenham and Much Ado About Nothing, this atmospheric staging of The Crucible promises the same level of quality and acclaim.

One of the twentieth century’s landmark plays, Arthur Miller’s The Crucible stands as both a historical record and a political parable for our times. The unrelenting witchhunt, violence and allegory of the brutal McCarthyism of American politics in the 1950’s resonates with an unnerving clarity now in a post-Brexit UK where violent mob mentality and race-driven hate crimes are on the rise.

David Hutchinson, Artistic Director of Sell a Door Theatre Company said today: “The Crucible was the first production I ever witnessed on stage; and resonates today as it did when it first met an audience as a fundamentally important piece of American theatre that calls into question our highest beliefs and morals. After our summer and autumn season of high-flying musicals, it’s a chilling, powerful play that is punching off our 2017 season of work”

The Crucible is co-produced by the award-winning Sell A Door Theatre Company.  Sell a Door are a leading producer of mid and large-scale productions including recent successful UK tours of The History Boys, Sunset Song, Little Shop of Horrors, Footloose, and American Idiot. The production is in association with Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

LISTING INFO:

The Crucible

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Mon 12 Jun-Sat 17 Jun 2017

Mon-Sat eves, 7.30pm

Thurs & Sat mats, 2.30pm

Box Office 0844 871 7647 (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 JUNE: Dirty Dancing’s back

Producers Karl Sydow and Paul Elliott are delighted to announce that due to overwhelming demand for tickets around the country, even more dates have now been added to the UK and Ireland tour of the brand new production of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage. Many performances have already sold out, and since originally going on sale in October 2015, over 150,000 tickets have been snapped up, with over £5 million taken.

The classic story of Baby and Johnny, featuring the hit songs ‘Hungry Eyes’, ‘Hey! Baby’, ‘Do You Love Me?’ and the heart stopping ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, returns to the UK this summer, following two blockbuster West End runs, two hit UK tours and various sensational international productions.

Full of passion and romance, heart-pounding music and sensationally sexy dancing, the record-breaking show has been reconceived in an all new production created by an innovative new creative team; directed by Federico Bellone, choreographed by Gillian Bruce and with design re-imagined by top Italian set designer Roberto Comotti. The production premiered in Milan in July 2015, subsequently packing out the 15,000-seat Roman Arena in Verona, and then played a season in Rome.

It’s the summer of 1963, and 17 year- old Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is about to learn some major lessons in life as well as a thing or two about dancing. On holiday in New York’s Catskill Mountains with her older sister and parents, she shows little interest in the resort activities and instead discovers her own entertainment when she stumbles across an all-night dance party at the staff quarters. Mesmerised by the raunchy dance moves and the pounding rhythms, Baby can’t wait to be part of the scene, especially when she catches sight of Johnny Castle the resort dance instructor. Her life is about to change forever as she is thrown in at the deep end as Johnny’s leading lady both on-stage and off, and two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives.

Dirty Dancing –The Classic Story On Stage originally opened at London’s Aldwych Theatre in 2006 with a record-breaking advance of £15 million, making it the fastest ever selling show in West End theatre history. The production became the longest running show in the history of the Aldwych Theatre and played to over 2 million people during its triumphant 5-year run.

Since its Australian debut in 2004, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, has become a worldwide phenomenon, with productions staged in the USA, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, South Africa, Hong Kong, Singapore and throughout Europe, consistently breaking box office records. Recent sell-out tours include France, Germany and Australia. The first ever UK tour of Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage, which launched in 2011, took an unprecedented £42,000,000 at theatres across the country. In 2013, Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage returned to the West End and played at the Piccadilly Theatre in London until 23 February 2014, prior to launching a second UK and Ireland tour.

Produced by Karl Sydow, Joye Entertainment and Paul Elliott, in association with Lionsgate and Magic Hour Productions, and written by Eleanor Bergstein, script writer of the phenomenally successful 1987 film, the production features the much-loved characters and original dialogue from the iconic film, with exciting extra scenes added in.

 

www.dirtydancingontour.com

Dirty Dancing

King’s Theatre Glasgow

Mon 19-Sat 24 June 2017

Mon-Sat eves, 7.30pm

Fri mat, 5.30pm

Sat mat, 2.30pm

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

www.atgtickets.com/glasgow (bkg fee)