Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne's Cinderella

Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella does what all modern adaptations of traditional stories should do: it turns it into something new, something pulsing with relevance for the new settin… 

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde (based on the movie of the same name) tells the story of Elle Woods, a party girl who decides to go to Harvard Law School to convince her ex-boyfriend that she can b… 

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music is a beautiful, uncomplicated musical about courage, love and doing the right thing, and this production is a beautiful, uncomplicated rendition that stays true … 

The Crucible

The Crucible

Arthur Millers most-performed, and perhaps most popular, play, The Crucible, is set during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. 

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

The latest adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s most beloved novel, Jane Eyre, was devised by the company at the Bristol Old Vic, led by Sally Cookson. 

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors

Little Shop of Horrors, the cult classic that brought us endlessly popular tunes such as “Suddenly Seymour” and “Somewhere that’s Green” tells the story of Seymour and… 

Sister Act

Sister Act

Sister Act, the ever-popular stage musical based on the successful Whoopie Goldberg film, is a feel-good delight, and this latest production starring X-Factor winner Alexandra Bu… 

Chicago

Chicago

World-famous musical Chicago follows the lives of two women in a Chicago prison in the 1920s, both awaiting trial for murder. 

Doctor Faustus

Doctor Faustus

Christopher Marlowe’s most famous play, Doctor Faustus, tells the story of a man who, having learned everything it is possible to learn, is tempted to seek greater knowledge b… 

Macbeth

Macbeth

Shakespeare’s much performed, much studied and much loved “Scottish Play”, Macbeth, is the third in this year’s “Vaulting Ambition” season of Bard in the Botanics. 

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus tells the story of the Roman General Caius Marcius Coriolanus. 

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night, the opening show in this season’s Bard in the Botanics, takes place outdoors in Glasgow’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. 

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour

Our Ladies of Perpetual Succour is a highly entertaining, song-packed show with plenty of heart. 

30: 60: 80

30: 60: 80

Writer-performer Amy Conway’s new piece takes the form of a verbatim performance of three interviews: one with her mother, one with her grandmother, and one with herself. 

Blackbird

Blackbird

The Citizens’ Theatre’s new production of David Harrower’s Olivier Award Winning 2005 play Blackbird is an engaging and thought-provoking piece of theatre. 

An Inspector Calls

An Inspector Calls

JB Priestly’s much beloved, taught-in-schools play, An Inspector Calls, is a perennial favourite with British theatre-goers. 

Ghosts

Ghosts

Megan Barker’s courageous new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts follows the story of Helen Alving as she attempts to arrange funding for a children’s home. 

‘This is the aftermath’ - Sue MacLaine’s Can I Start Again Please

‘This is the aftermath’ - Sue MacLaine’s Can I Start Again Please

Sue MacLaine’s play Can I Start Again Please combines her writing with her other profession as a sign language translator, and uses these two very different languages as a starti... 

'We are All Possessive of Jane' - Austen Panel with Penny Ashton & Barbara Landis

'We are All Possessive of Jane' - Austen Panel with Penny Ashton & Barbara Landis

Deputy Features Editor Grace Knight interviews two artists from opposite ends of the Jane Austen-adaptation spectrum. 

Richard II

Richard II

Shakespeare’s popular play Richard II recounts the fate of the famously decadent king as he spends his father’s fortune, places punitive taxes onto the poor, and spends his no… 

Love's Labour's Lost

Love's Labour's Lost

Love’s Labour’s Lost follows the fortunes of King Ferdinand of Navarre and his three friends, who have made a vow that they will eschew women (among other things) for three years… 

Puttin' on The Ritz

Puttin' on The Ritz

Puttin’ on the Ritz is an all-singing, all-dancing tour of the highlights of the 1920s music scene, with occasional forays into the 30s and 40s. 

Into That Darkness

Into That Darkness

Franz Stangl oversaw the deaths of almost a million people during the fourteen months he was Commandant of the Treblinka extermination camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. 

Fever Dream

Fever Dream

Douglas Maxwell’s new play, Fever Dream: Southside, is set round the corner from the Citz in nearby Govanhill. 

Vlad the Impaler

Vlad the Impaler

Richard Crane’s latest play takes as its subject the life of Vlad the Impaler, famous Romanian prince and the inspiration behind Dracula, blending folk songs, the recreation of … 

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong

Peter Pan Goes Wrong invites you to watch the latest show by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, a production of Peter Pan which starts badly and ends in a medley of perfectly… 

Fat Alice

Fat Alice

Acclaimed playwright Alison Carr’s latest offering, Fat Alice, opens on a familiar scene. 

Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha

Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha

Take the Rubbish Out, Sasha is the first of three plays in this season of A Play, A Pie and A Pint from Russia and Ukraine, curated by playwright Nicola McCartney who also direct… 

And The Beat Goes On

And The Beat Goes On

Glasgow based playwright Stef Smith’s latest play, The Beat Goes On, ushers us into the lives of Lily and Peter, a couple of Sonny and Cher tribute artists who practice in their … 

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire tells the story of Blanche du Bois, a beautiful Southern Belle whose husband commits suicide after she catches him with another m… 

The Day The Pope Emptied Croy

The Day The Pope Emptied Croy

After a very strong debut with Squash in last season’s A Play, A Pie and a Pint, playwright Martin McCormick returns with his second play, The Day the Pope Emptied Croy. 

Leviathan

Leviathan

Leviathan, produced in association with Sherman Cymru and the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, is among the best plays to appear on the Òran Mór stage this season or last. 

Rum and Vodka

Rum and Vodka

Rum and Vodka, the 1992 debut play by Olivier Award-winning playwright Conor McPherson, is a simple and effective one man show. 

Lifesaving

Lifesaving

Lifesaving is an entertaining and surreal hour of theatre which focuses on the lives of two teenage siblings, Sandra and Jamie. 

Mrs Barbours Daughters

Mrs Barbours Daughters

Mrs Barbour’s Daughters centres around Mary, an elderly blind woman who refuses to move out of her tenement flat and into her niece’s home. 

The King's Kilt

The King's Kilt

Rona Munro’s comedy drama, originally produced for Radio 4 in 2008, tells the story of a period in the life of Walter Scott when he was tasked with commissioning a kilt for King … 

Bridge

Bridge

Bridge opens with a woman sitting on an isolated bridge being harassed by a stranger who won’t let her be. 

The Happiest Day of Brendan Smilie's Life

The Happiest Day of Brendan Smilie's Life

The Happiest Day of Brendan Smillie’s Life opens on sweet, strange Brendan (Ross Allan) who, with the aid of labelled paper plates, is attempting to design the optimal buffet ar… 

Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon

Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon

Flower, Bird, Wind, Moon is an account of what happens when “our man” (Òran Mór veteran Billy Mack) spends four weeks in Japan. 

Hooray for All Kinds of Things

Hooray for All Kinds of Things

Hooray for all Kind of Things tells the true story of Icelandic stand-up comedian Jòn Gnarr’s decision to run for office in the Reykjavík mayoral elections of 2010. 

We Can All Agree to Pretend This Never Happened

We Can All Agree to Pretend This Never Happened

As an ongoing celebration of –and opportunity for –new playwriting talent, A Play, a Pie and a Pint – originated at the Òran Mór in Glasgow’s West End – has decided to m… 

Theatre Uncut

Theatre Uncut

In a departure from its usual format, A Play, a Pie and a Pint this week plays host to (and co-commissioned) Theatre Uncut 2014, a political theatre company producing short plays… 

Squash

Squash

Squash is the third play in this Autumn’s “A Play, A Pie and a Pint”season at Òran Mór produced in association with Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre—following on from Flame… 

Flying With Swans

Flying With Swans

Flying with Swans focuses on three women, all now well into retirement, who reignite their old tradition of taking the ferry to watch the arrival of the whooper swans as they mig… 

Crash

Crash

Andy Duffy’s new one-man play is a psychological drama following the life of a stock market trader during the economic crash. 

Three Sisters

Three Sisters

Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters focuses on three refined and cultured young women—Olga, Maria and Irina—forced to relocate to a rural province because of their father’s work… 

Flame Proof

Flame Proof

Lesley Hart’s latest play begins when Health and Safety Officer Lyssa is disturbed from her work of securing a wedding marquee at three in the morning by Buddy, the alcoholic bro… 

Flame Proof

Flame Proof

Lesley Hart’s latest play begins when Health and Safety Officer Lyssa is disturbed from her work of securing a wedding marquee at three in the morning by Buddy, the alcoholic bro… 

Hamlet

Hamlet

Director Dominic Hill’s new production of Shakespeare’s most popular play takes the radical step of giving us a Hamlet who is essentially the villain. 

It's Only Words

It's Only Words

It’s Only Words tells the story of Mrs Moore, an old woman who has locked herself in a public bathroom while she thinks about her life and the choices she has made. 

Miss Shamrock’s World of Glamorous Flight

Miss Shamrock’s World of Glamorous Flight

The third play in Oran Mor’s Autumn/Winter Season is a breath of fresh air, a nuanced and enjoyable picture of a thoroughly likeable character. 

A Terrible Beauty

A Terrible Beauty

A thorough, measured account of a key moment in the history of Ireland, this opening production in the new run of “A Play, a Pie and a Pint” at Oran Mor in Glasgow’s West En… 

My Rabbi

My Rabbi

My Rabbi follows the story of two best friends: an atheist man (whose family are mostly Muslim) and a Jewish man. 

The Villains, the Vote and the Black, Black Oil

The Villains, the Vote and the Black, Black Oil

The show uses a mixture of devised and traditional songs, short sketches, narration, and pantomime versions of figures from recent history to recount some of the most important e… 

First Class

First Class

First Class takes the form of three intercutting monologues which follow the lives of three different people. 

Verbatopolis

Verbatopolis

Verbatopolis is the name an ageing anthropologist has given to his series of lectures, delivered for you by a talented group of actors who illustrate the scenes he has studied. 

The Last Piemen

The Last Piemen

The Last Piemen follows the story of two rival pie makers, one of whom favours the traditional approach, while the other is an innovator. 

Chariot: The Eric Liddell Story

Chariot: The Eric Liddell Story

This intelligent piece of theatre focuses on the religious faith of the famous Scottish Olympian Eric Liddell and his trainer, Tom McKerchar. 

Superfluous

Superfluous

Superfluous is a show with plenty of energy, enthusiasm and warmth, but a lack of more fundamental theatrical skills means it falls flat. 

Harry the King

Harry the King

This is a solid performance of a classic play which, while it doesn’t amount to a re-telling in anything but the literal sense, does a creditable job of rendering the whole thing w… 

Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist

This is a heartfelt piece of theatre which demonstrates just how far passion and enthusiasm can get you. 

FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out

FOMO: The Fear of Missing Out

Zoe McDonald’s one-woman show is a masterpiece of characterisation, and a very successful piece of comedy. 

The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

University theatre group Gone Rogue Productions brings us a genuinely funny hour’s entertainment with this production of a beloved classic. 

Nathan Penlington: Choose Your Own Documentary

Nathan Penlington: Choose Your Own Documentary

This is a surprisingly intimate glimpse into the inner world of multimedia artist Nathan Penlington, with plenty of exciting decisions along the way. 

Guinea Pigs on Trial

Guinea Pigs on Trial

The latest offering from the award winning Sh!t Theatre is an all singing, all dancing critique of the pharmaceutical industry which is at all points informative and entertaining. 

The Day Sam Died

The Day Sam Died

This piece of surrealist theatre successfully dramatises the issues it sets out to explore and uses neat theatrical devices to do it. 

Claustrophobia

Claustrophobia

Claustrophobia conjures the atmosphere of being trapped extremely effectively, as well as delving into the idea that we are all, in a way, trapped in prisons of our own making. 

Raymondo

Raymondo

Raymondo is a piece of magical realist storytelling which combines an evocative musical accompaniment with an endlessly strange and beautiful script. 

The Vinay Patel Extended Interview

The Vinay Patel Extended Interview

Vinay Patel, writer of True Brits, is a young playwright from the Southeast of London who is ashamed to admit he has never lived north of the river Thames. 

The Anna Girvan Extended Interview

The Anna Girvan Extended Interview

Anna Girvan is a director who loves the strange and the unique. 

Please Don't Cry (At My Funeral)

Please Don't Cry (At My Funeral)

Please Don’t Cry (At My Funeral) isn’t exactly the show advertised. 

The Initiate

The Initiate

It is almost worth going to see The Initiate for the theatre space alone. 

Altamont

Altamont

If you want to know what it felt like to be part of one of the most disastrous free concerts of the ’60s, this atmospheric show is a good place to start. 

Giulietta

Giulietta

Despite extremely promising material, Giulietta manages to ultimately be prosaic and, frankly, a bit boring. 

The Match Game

The Match Game

The Match Game creates a fantastical dystopia and uses it to consider our notions of romance, and the existence of ‘the one’. 

Phone Whore: A One Act Play With Frequent Interruptions

Phone Whore: A One Act Play With Frequent Interruptions

If you wander the streets of the Edinburgh Fringe, you might run into Cameryn Moore. 

The Tulip Tree- The Love Story of J Enoch Powell

The Tulip Tree- The Love Story of J Enoch Powell

The Tulip Tree is a very intelligent piece of theatre that crams a lot of subtlety into a short period of time. 

Mock Tudor

Mock Tudor

On paper, this looks like a good show: everyone involved has pretty impressive credits to their name and the concept is the sort of thing that’s fantastic when it’s done well. 

The Secret Wives of Andy Williams

The Secret Wives of Andy Williams

The Secret Wives of Andy Williams is an enjoyable hour of theatre that is occasionally funny and often moving, with plenty of eccentricity to keep things interesting. 

An Audience With Shurl

An Audience With Shurl

An Audience With Shurl is a highly intimate, moving picture of the inner life of a very lonely woman. 

The Jo Clifford Extended Interview

The Jo Clifford Extended Interview

Jo Clifford is a writer and actor whose body of work extends to over 70 produced plays, films and radio plays. 

Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root

The latest offering from acclaimed playwright Dominique Morisseau is an ensemble piece in every sense of the word. 

True Brits

True Brits

True Brits is an unusually subtle and warm one man show. 

The Dirty Talk

The Dirty Talk

Michael Puzzo’s popular play is a solid piece of theatre—it knows exactly what it wants to achieve and pulls it off. 

The Ruby Dolls: Fabulous Creatures

The Ruby Dolls: Fabulous Creatures

The first original musical from The Ruby Dolls is a triumph. 

A Little Nonsense

A Little Nonsense

It is a rare and precious thing to find a show which is not only brilliant, but which is brilliant in such a wide range of ways. 

The Lucy Ayrton Three Minute Interview

The Lucy Ayrton Three Minute Interview

Lucy Ayrton made her Fringe debut in 2012 when her first show, Lullabies to Make Your Children Cry, won her a Best Newcomer award at PBH's Free Fringe, along with a host of glowing...