What’s On In Scotland: Five things to do tonight

OUR daily briefing gives you the run-down on the most exciting cultural events going on in Scotland this evening, featuring everything from Hamlet to Howlett

The Prodigy. Picture: PA
The Prodigy. Picture: PA


Did you miss out on seeing the mighty Benedict Cumberbatch take on the role of his life at London’s Barbican Centre? Good news if you live in Edinburgh: you can watch a broadcast of the Sherlock star portray the tortured Danish prince at the Festival Theatre tonight. Director Lyndsey Turner’s interpretation of this three-hour long Shakespearian tale of revenge, madness and tragedy will be on at 7pm.

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Festival Theatre, Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, from £13.50


Reminisce about being a twisted firestarter at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro tonight as ‘90s legends The Prodigy take to the stage. Formed in 1990, founding Prodigy members Liam Howlett and Keith Flint are still making music and pushing boundaries together 25 years later, with the help of MC and vocalist Maxim. The band, who incorporate everything from techno, industrial and punk rock into their sound, released their first album in six years in March this year.

SSE Hydro, Exhibition Way, Glasgow, £39.50


Following a successful run at this summer’s Edinburgh Fringe, international circus company Circa are back in Edinburgh to wow St Andrew Square’s festive Spiegeltent with their breathtaking show Circa: Beyond. See these talented performers toe the line between human and animal, sanity and madness, logic and dreams and perform physical feats you never thought possible.

Until January 3, Spiegeltent, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, from £21


Award-winning English novelist Kate Mosse will pay a visit to Waterstones on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow this evening to discuss her latest novel. In The Taxidermist’s Daughter, protagonist Connie struggles with some dark and slowly resurfacing memories surrounding the closure of her father’s once world famous taxidermy museum. Mosse will read from the novel during this free event, ideal for lovers of modern literature.

Waterstones, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, free


Attend this free, weekly open mic night at Henry’s Cellar Bar in Edinburgh and either give or appreciate some fantastic and original live performances. Music, comedy, spoken word, magic and theatre are all encouraged, accepted and enjoyed at Big Mouth Monday, so there’s something for everyone. The quality will inevitably vary, but that’s part of the fun.

Henry’s Cellar Bar, Morrison Street, Edinburgh, free