What to see this week
A Beginning, A Middle And An End
Tron Theatre, Glasgow, Until 8 September; Eastgate Arts Centre, Peebles, 11 September; Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 8-19 September; North Edinburgh Arts, 21-22 September
WE’RE not ageist, are we? Yet still, there’s a shock of discovery in the realisation that Scotland’s latest emerging playwright is no less than 73 years old.
Sylvia Dow of Bo’ness has been a life-long theatre enthusiast, as teacher and administrator; but now, she offers her first play, about time, change, and the search for a narrative that makes sense, built around the story - or is it a story? – of a couple called Evelyn and Ade.
• Tel: 0141-552 4267 (Glasgow); 01721 725777 (Peebles); 0131-228 1404 (Traverse); 0131-315 2151 (North Edinburgh Arts)
To Kill A Mockingbird
Glasgow Film Theatre, 10-13 September
A RARE instance of a film doing justice to a classic piece of literature, To Kill A Mockingbird holds up as a moving evocation of Harper Lee’s Deep South-set tale of a upstanding lawyer defending a black man against a rape charge. Gregory Peck is at his noble best as Atticus Finch,.
• Tel: 0131-332 6535
Edvard Munch: Graphic Works From The Gundersen Collection
Scottish National Gallery Of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Until 23 September
With so much else going on the National Gallery’s exhibition of prints by Edvard Munch may be overlooked. It is, however, a fascinating show.
An inspired print-maker, Munch produced some of his best known images, including the Scream, as prints as well as paintings. Munch often worked directly on print. In consequence no two are the same. This is no ordinary print show, therefore, but a display of unique art works by an artist several of whose images have found a place in our collective imagination.
• Tel: 0131-624 6200
A Night At The Opera
Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum, Glasgow, Tomorrow And 8 September
Prepare for a battle of the 19th century operatic giants as Wagner and Verdi go head to head in a programme featuring the RSNO and RSNO Chorus. Among the treats in store are extracts from Verdi’s Nabucco, Aida and Macbeth on the one hand, and Wagner’s Götterdämmerung, Tannhäuser and Siegfried on the other. And all under the baton of Enrique Mazzola.
• Tel: 0141-353 8000
BARROWLAND, GLASGOW, 11 SEPTEMBER
THE world’s greatest indie band fronted by a trumpet/ukulele/flugelhorn player, Beirut have moved from early Balkan, klezmer, mariachi and other world influences. Their latest, The Rip Tide, is their most conventional pop offering to date but is still effortlessly beguiling.
• Tel: 0870 220 1116
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