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Top Theatre in 2014: Scotland on Stage

It is shaping up to be an exciting year for Scottish theatre.

To make sure you don't miss anything, here are some of the plays, shows and productions that will be touring this year.

We've also put together a list of some of the year's best television, music, film and literature highlights. To see these click on the links below.

Glasgow Girls- Citizens Theatre

Based on an incredible true story, Glasgow Girls is a Scottish musical about seven teenagers who decide to act when they find out that their asylum seeker friend and her family have been forcibly deported. Directed by Cora Bissett, the play was a huge success when it was first shown in 2012.

Dates: February 20th- March 8th

Tickets: £8-£16

Chalk Farm - Tron Theatre

Kieran Hurley and AJ Taudevin's work was highly acclaimed during its run at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe. The play deals with the aftermath of the 2011 London riots, and focuses on the fractured relationship between a young boy and his mother.

Dates: April 15th-19th

Tickets: £7.50- £10.00

Ciara - Citizens Theatre

Lauded with praise after the Edinburgh Fringe, this one-woman stage play is performed powerfully by Blythe Duff. Ciara is the daughter of a Glaswegian gangster and finds herself torn between family loyalty and making her own way to the top. The play is directed by Olivier award-winning David Harrower

Dates: January 21st- 25th
Tickets: £8- £19.50

The Libertine- Citizens Theatre

Produced in Scotland for the first time and directed by Dominic Hill, this play tells the true story of John Wilmot, the 2nd Earl of Rochester, a poet and playwright whose reckless, hedonistic, womanising ways were legendary. Given the play's racy content it is rated as 16+. There is an additional event, An Evening with the Libertine, which costs an extra 10 pounds.
Dates: May 3rd- 24th

Tickets: £8-£19.50

 

Noel Cowards' Private Lives- Royal Lyceum Theatre

Beginning on Valentine's Day, this witty play charts the relationship of divorced couple Elyot and Amanda, who finds themselves honeymooning at the same venue with their new spouses. The play is directed by Martin Duncan, who recently directed Man of La Mancha at the Lyceum, to great acclaim.
Dates: February 14th- 8th March

Tickets: £10- £27.50

 

 

Long Day's Journey into Night- Royal Lyceum Theatre

Written by Eugene O'Neill, this Pulitzer Prize winning play has all the action taken place on one day, by the seaside in Connecticut.  The Tony Cownie directed piece movingly depicts family, addiction and truth.

Dates:  January 17th- February 8th

Tickets: £10- £27.50

The Tin Forest- National Theatre of Scotland

Part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, this event will involve a large scale visual art installation, an international theatre festival, puppets and storytelling. A specially created Tin Forest International Performing Company, which is comprised of 90 theatre makers from 71 Commonwealth Nations, will be performing site-responsive theatre all over Glasgow

Tickets and performance information will be available in Spring 2014.

 

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