Liz vs Maggie: Two enduring icons born in the same year. One destined to rule, the other elected to lead. But when the stiff upper lip softened and the gloves came off, which one had the upper hand?
Starring Susie Blake (The Victoria Wood Show, Coronation Street) as The Queen and Kate Fahy (The Suspicions of Mr Whicher) as Thatcher.
Moira Buffini’s celebrated new comedy speculates on what the world’s most powerful women really talked about behind closed palace doors.
Be sure to bag a ticket for this wickedly funny and brilliantly astute West End smash hit comedy.
Handbagged, King’s Theatre, Leven Street, until Wednesday, November 4, 7.30pm, £14–£29.50, 0131-529 6000
Tipping The Velvet
Shrek The Musical
Alice Mary Cooper: The Box
In 1921 a group of postal workers in Dundee created a unique time capsule as a memorial to those who had died in WWI. This casket, crammed with papers, lay forgotten for many years on a shelf in a sorting office. It was rediscovered in 2013 by a woman tracing her family’s history and was opened on the hundredth anniversary of the start of the war. This is the story of what was found inside.
Theatre maker and performer Alice Mary Cooper has been given special access to the photos, letters and books inside the box by Great War Dundee. Join her as she lifts the lid and explores this extraordinary last post from the First World War.
Alice Mary Cooper: The Box, Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh, Friday, November 6, 7.30pm, £12.50 (£10.50), 0131-665 2240
After a period of ravenous consumption, a caterpillar finds its perch and forms a chrysalis.
The dormant ‘imaginal cells’ begin creating new form and structure. They persist, they multiply and connect. They resonate at the same frequency and begin to act together.
That is the new beginning. That is when a butterfly will be born.
The first ever Chrysalis festival showcases ambitious and provocative work by emerging young talent from across the UK and features the following four productions: I’d Rather Humble Than Hero/Junction 25 (Glasgow); Headz/20 Stories High (Liverpool); Southside Stories/Citizens Theatre Young Co. (Glasgow); Under The Covers/ Contact Young Company (Manchester).
The festival includes an accompanying programme of free panel discussions which aim to explore the position of youth theatre in a wider context.
Chrysalis is also part of the Call To Create season, curated by the Roundhouse London. This season combines the new ideas, energy and talent of young people with the experience of established artists to inspire audiences around the world.
Chrysalis Festival, Traverse Theatre, Grindlay Street, Friday, November 6-Saturday, November 7, various times (see below), £12 (£10), three-show pass £22, full festival pass £32, 0131-228 1404
Dates & Times
Friday 6 November
7pm: i’d rather humble than hero /Junction 25 (Glasgow)
8.15pm: Headz / 20 Stories High (Liverpool)
Saturday 7 November
11am : Southside Stories / Citizens Theatre Young Co. (Glasgow)
12.15pm: Under The Covers / Contact Young Company (Manchester)
2pm: Panel discussion: Critically Speaking
3pm: Headz / 20 Stories High (Liverpool)
4.15pm: I’d rather humble than hero /Junction 25 (Glasgow)
6pm: Panel discussion: The Butterfly Effect
7pm: Under The Covers / Contact Young Company (Manchester)
8.15pm: Southside Stories / Citizens Theatre Young Co. (Glasgow)