The play stars Roberta Taylor, pictured, once a stalwart of the acting company at Glasgow Citizens' and more recently a regular television face in Eastenders and The Bill. She plays Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa, and tells the story of her six year relationship with 29-year-old poet Thorkild Bjornvig, when she was in her sixties. The play was a huge hit in Denmark and is directed in this translation by Matthew Zajac with music by fiddler Aidan O'Rourke, of the trio Lau. The tour covers Scotland in September, ending withe two dates at Edinburgh Traverse.
LEGENDARY keyboards player Lonnie Liston Smith makes a rare Scottish appearance with his band New Cosmic Echoes at O2 ABC2, Glasgow on Tuesday August 27. He has a CV that includes work alongside John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders and Roland Kirk as well as significant input into Miles Davis's On the Corner and Big Fun albums. He was a major influence on RnB and hip hop artists including Mary J Blige and Jay Z.