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WHAT’S ON: Sister Radio at The Tron

In Sister Radio, sisters Fatemeh and Shirin move to Edinburgh from Iran in the 1970s. They build their new lives in Scotland until something tears their relationship apart. For 43 years they live together, side by side, while not uttering a single word. They live their lives: they cook, read their coffee grains, listen to the radio. As both sisters try to remember their lives in Tehran, a once in a lifetime pandemic forces them to confront their memories of a terrible betrayal that tore their lives asunder and left them with nothing to say to each other for four decades.

Sister Radio explores sisterhood, identity and the impact migration can have on families and their relationships.

Fri 21 — Sat 22 Oct 2022 – Tron Theatre, Glasgow

TICKETS HERE

WHAT’S ON: James IV – Queen of the Fight at the Theatre Royal

Scotland, 1504, seen fresh through the eyes of new arrivals Ellen and Anne, two Moorish women who were expected to take their place at a royal court…. but not this one. Both women now have to fight to find and keep a place in the dazzling, dangerous world of the Scottish Court of James IV. It’s a world where war is never far away, words of love and promises of peace are not what they seem and where poets might turn out to be more dangerous than any assassin.

Blythe Duff (Taggart, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Daniel Cahill (All My Sons for Dundee Rep and River City for BBC) are returning to the James Plays following their roles in James I, II and III, and are joined by Danielle Jam (Them! For NTS, Molly and Mack for BBC) as Ellen, and Laura Lovemore (Queen of the New Year for BBC and Life is a Dream for The Lyceum) as Anne.

Employing the same wit and theatricality of the first three James Plays, acclaimed playwright Rona Munro takes you back to a thrilling and uncharted period of Scottish history in this brand-new production.

Theatre Royal Glasgow

Tue 11 Oct – Sat 15 Oct 2022

WHAT’S ON: BOLD GIRLS RETURNS TO CUMBERNAULD

Rona Munro’s celebrated play Bold Girls is returning to Cumbernauld in a newly-imagined staging, more than 30 years after the acclaimed original production by the legendary 7:84 company opened there in 1990.

The play is being produced in-house at Cumbernauld Theatre Trust’s new home at Lanternhouse, a state-of-the-art performing arts centre based at Cumbernauld Community Campus.

It’s 1991 in West Belfast. Despite the bombs, the soldiers, and their husbands being either locked away or killed, Marie, Cassie, and Nora are determined to get on with their lives. That is, until a mysterious young woman turns up on Marie’s doorstep, disrupting their girls’ night out and bringing devastating revelations that threaten to leave their friendships changed forever. Sharply funny, moving, yet never shying from the harsh realities of life during the Troubles, Bold Girls is a celebration of women’s strength under siege.

This new production is being directed by Michael Duke, former Tinderbox Theatre Company (Belfast) Artistic Director, who is originally from County Down, and currently based in Glasgow. It will star Pauline Goldsmith, Katya Searle, Julie Martis, and Leigh Lothian.

Listings

Saturday 24 Sept – 19:30pm

Tuesday 27 Sept – 13:00, 19:30pm

Wednesday 28 Sept – 13:00 (sold out), 19:30

Thursday, 29 Sept – 13:00, 19:30 – BSL/AD

Friday 30 Sept – 10:00, 19:30

Saturday 1 Oct -14:30, 19:30

All weekday performances are school matinees.

Running time: 2 hours (approximate)