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Mayfesto 2014 - the highlights

l The Tempest/Our Country's Good May 7-17

l The Tempest/Our Country's Good May 7-17

Two co-productions between the Tron and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland find Andy Arnold directing Shakespeare's classic tale of magic on a far-flung island, while Gerry Mulgrew looks at Timberlake Wertenbaker's modern classic set in an Australian penal colony. Both play in the Tron's main auditorium on alternate nights.

l Rehearsed Readings May 8-31

Six separate programmes feature work by Caribbean writer Aime Cesaire, a new look at Peter Arnott's play Thomas Muir - The Hidden Spirit Of Our Times (first seen at the Tron in 1986), and new work, including Sara Shaarawi's Day One, which looks at life as a woman in Cairo.

l Art v Politics - Who's Lying And Who's Telling The Truth? May 23

Herald Arts editor Keith Bruce chairs a discussion on political art and the art of politics in Scotland 2014, with panellists including NVA's creative director Angus Farquhar, MP Pete Wishart and Nazli Tabatabai-Khatambakhsh, artist director of ZENDEH, whose production of Steven Gaythorpe's play, Heart, appears at Mayfesto.

l My Name Is ... May 29-31

The Tamasha company presents a new play by Sudha Bhuchar taken from the real life story of a 12-year-old girl who was presumed to have been kidnapped from Glasgow by her Pakistani father, only for it to emerge she went of her own accord.

NEIL COOPER

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