The Wee Review is based in Edinburgh a city constantly awash with cultural gems and so we make no apologies for, with the exception of some forays to London, focusing on the treats on offer in Scotland’s capital. However the truth is much as we might look at ourselves as a cultural island there is another place at the far end of the M8 which shines just as brightly and so we think the time has finally come to talk about our cousins in the west. So here for the first time on The Wee Review is a preview of what theatre January has to offer in the great city of Glasgow.
The start of the year in Glasgow is dominated by one event and that’s the festival of folk, world, roots and acoustic music that is Celtic Connections with over 1500 artists from the UK, Ireland and across the globe squeezed into 15 venues including the Arches, The Tron, Oran Mor, check out our preview to make sure you don’t miss out on the best bands.
However, as far as theatre is concerned it’s a quiet month with many of the venues taken over by Celtic Connections the one exception is the Tron Theatre who’ve manged to squeeze in two productions including Ushers a comedy about friendship created by ex Coronation Street writer Simon Crowther and starring Corrie’s Vicky Binns and Breathing Space a Gothic tale of love, lust and death set in…Edinburgh.
Outside of that the Tramway has it’s magical, interactive sensory adventure for under 4s, Icepole. Meanwhile the King’s Theatre and Theatre Royal both host the annual Go Dance fest giving community companies a chance to strut their stuff on the big stage. The Theatre Royal also has RSAMD’s production of Janacek’s Cunning Little Vixen which you can catch there or wait until it arrives at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh later in the month.
With one event taking up so much space and time it slightly unbalances Glasgow’s cultural calendar for January but there’s still plenty to take in and next month the city’s normal colourful and diverse service will be resumed.
Ushers @ the Tron, Tue 18th – Sat 22, 20:00
Cunning Little Vixen @ Theatre Royal, Fri 21st – Sat 22nd, 19:15
Go Dance @ King’s Theatre & Theatre Royal, Tue 25th – Sat 29th, 19:30
Icepole @ the Tramway, Fri 28th – Sat 29th, 10:30 & 13:00