Next up in our (ir)regular series on all things theatre and performance, a new year special. Your TYCI correspondent Miss Bee whispers gently in your ear about what she thinks are not to-miss theatrical events for your Spring 2014 calendar.
The second week of January – back to work week for most but for theatre fans better known as the week we bid a fond but timely farewell to panto for yet another year, and start cracking the backs of all those spring season brochures we’ve been hoarding. And I am PUMPED to share with you here some of my findings, the ones that have got my heart racing. You guys: 2014 is going to be an awesome year for theatre.
Since it is an inherently political art form, the year of referendum was always going to lend a frenetic energy to the Scottish theatre landscape, add to this the Cultural Commonwealth legacy of a £4 million arts fund and you begin to get the sense of what a mammoth year for performance this could be. Having said that, the pieces I’ve highlighted below are not necessarily the biggest or shiniest but some of what I feel could be the most exciting – where the seeds of all this political energy could settle and something new might grow. So read on and, as ever, let me know what I’ve missed in the comments.