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6 Shows Glasgow between 27 February 2007 and 26 April 2007 at the Platform by National Theatre Of Scotland
Celebrate the first birthday of the National Theatre of Scotland with a fanatstic spring season, with shows in 6 different locations across Glasgow
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Aalst between 21 March 2007 and 19 May 2007 at the Tramway Glasgow by National Theatre Of Scotland
A young couple check into a hotel with their two small children. A week passes before the police make a chilling discovery. In 1999, in the suburban town of Aalst, two parents murdered their children. The ensuing high profi le and dramatic trial led to much soul-searching in the Belgian media. In 2005 Belgian theatre company, Victoria, dramatised the case, working from source material including statements and interviews, TV footage of the trial and a documentary on the murder investigation. Produced in theatres and festivals across Europe, Aalst has built a reputation as a powerful and complex piece of modern theatre which raises disturbing questions - questions that have no easy answer. Aalst is a production based on real events, born in Europe, re-worked, reshaped and re-imagined for a Scottish audience by a brilliant and eclectic creative team. First performed by Victoria in 2005 and has since toured extensively in Europe and Canada. This version was first performed at Tramway, Glasgow on Friday 23 March 2007.
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Aalst between 21 March 2007 and 19 May 2007 at the Tramway Glasgow by National Theatre Of Scotland
A young couple check into a hotel with their two small children. A week passes before the police make a chilling discovery. In 1999, in the suburban town of Aalst, two parents murdered their children. The ensuing high profi le and dramatic trial led to much soul-searching in the Belgian media. In 2005 Belgian theatre company, Victoria, dramatised the case, working from source material including statements and interviews, TV footage of the trial and a documentary on the murder investigation. Produced in theatres and festivals across Europe, Aalst has built a reputation as a powerful and complex piece of modern theatre which raises disturbing questions - questions that have no easy answer. Aalst is a production based on real events, born in Europe, re-worked, reshaped and re-imagined for a Scottish audience by a brilliant and eclectic creative team. First performed by Victoria in 2005 and has since toured extensively in Europe and Canada. This version was first performed at Tramway, Glasgow on Friday 23 March 2007.
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Aalst between 18 January 2008 and 16 February 2008 at the Powerhouse Theatre Brisbane by National Theatre Of Scotland
A co-production with Victoria, Belgium and Tramway, Glasgow.
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Aquarelle between 17 May 1990 and 19 May 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow by Scottish Ballet
Part of a multiple bill with S.B. Box 16/21b-d
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Autumn '03 between 25 September 2003 and 18 October 2003 at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre Edinburgh
The Scottish Ballet's first programme of that 2003, following months of rebuilding the company structure and learning new repertoire under Artistic Director Ashley Page. This new programme marked a turining point for the company. 'Dangerous Liasons' (Richard Alston)/ 'MiddleSex Gorge' (Stephen Petronio)/ 'White Man Sleeps' (Siobhan Davies)/ 'Cheating, Lying, Stealing' (Ashley Page)/ 'Acrid Avid Jam' (Ashley Page, Stirling Only)/ 'Walking in the Heat' (Ashley Page, Stirling Only). Run time approx 2 hours 15 minutes, 2 intervals. Toured to Edinburgh Festival Theatre, Tramway Glasgow, macrobert Stirling, The Space Dundee.
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Babel on 2 October 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow
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Beautiful Burnout between 4 August 2010 and 1 December 2012 at the St Ann's Warehouse New York by National Theatre Of Scotland
Cameron is going places. He's going to see lights. He's going to make the world take notice and kneel at his feet. He's fighting for his club, his Mum, his place in the world. This boy is a natural. He has an affinity with the violence, the balance, the ritual, the grace, and the power. He is indestructible. Beautiful Burnout is about the soul sapping three minute bursts where men become gods and gods become mere men. It is the second when the guard drops, the eyes blink and miss the incoming hammer blow. Co-production between Frantic Assembly and the National Theatre of Scotland.
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Beckett Time between 13 October 2000 and 22 December 2000 at the Lemon Tree Aberdeen by Cryptic Productions
An International festival celebrating Samuel Beckett
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Behind the Scenes with Scottish Ballet on 8 September 2007 at the Tramway Glasgow
One off performance evening at the Tramway, Glasgow
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Bondagers between 3 May 1990 and 6 May 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow by Traverse Theatre Company
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Brace up! between 4 October 1990 and 13 October 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow by Wooster Group
Part of trilogy with LSD & The temptation
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Brief at the Tramway Glasgow by Scottish Ballet
Part of a triple bill with S.B. Box 11/33b, c
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Celebr8 on 18 June 2005 at the Tramway Glasgow by Scottish Ballet
Presented by the Scottish Ballet's Education Unit. A performance by Dance4Glasgow and participants of the Scottish Ballet's other in-house companies: Activ8, Cre8, Elev8, Gener8, Innov8 and Motiv8. Programme: Peter Pan/Facade Foxtrot/Facade: Scotch Rhapsody/Cryptograms/Life Circel/Artifact/Ready for Love
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Confessions of a Justified Sinner between 14 June 2013 and 22 August 2015 at the Tramway Glasgow by Untitled Projects
Reconstructed by Untitled Projects. In a co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland, Summerhall and Tramway. Part of the Edinburgh International Festival 2015. In 1987, Paul Bright, a rebellious young Scottish director set out to stage James Hogg's cult novel Confessions of a Justified Sinner in a series of radical productions across Scotland. In 2010, Untitled Projects began work with the actor George Anton to assemble an archive and exhibition of this almost-forgotten feat of theatre. In search of the truth, they uncovered a story of obsession, reckless ambition, bad behaviour, bitter memories, and love.
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Diaspora 2011. The art of laughter on 4 December 2009 at the Tramway Glasgow
A witty and engaging analysis of physical comedy by acclaimed actor and founder member of theatre company, Complicite, this performance/lecture explains and illustrates what makes audiences laugh.
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Dolls between 28 January 2009 and 31 January 2009 by National Theatre Of Scotland
Inspired by Japanese culture, Dolls draws upon stories old and new, to create a disquieting odyssey that weaves together three tales of undying love. Haunted by a tragic event before his wedding, a young man is tormented by his guilt. Bound by a blood-red cord to his damaged lover, they are destined to walk the earth together for all eternity. Along the way a tale of true devotion unfolds as a women waits every day on the same park bench for the lover who deserted her three decades earlier. Intertwined is the story of a vain pop star who, following a disfiguring accident, forms a relationship with a disturbingly avid fan, determined to prove the extent of his obsession. Hush Productions, together with the National Theatre of Scotland Workshop have re-imagined the film, bringing to life on stage this tender and fragile tale of love in all its many forms.
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Electra between 12 February 1992 and 15 February 1992 at the Tramway Glasgow by Royal Shakespeare Company
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Flowers on the dead Red Sea between 9 September 1991 and 14 September 1991 at the Tramway Glasgow by Y Cwmni
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Gaudeamus between 4 May 1992 and 7 May 1992 at the Tramway Glasgow by Maly Drama Theatre, St Petersburg
From the novel The Construction battalion by Sergei Kaladin. First British tour
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Gormenghast between 24 February 1992 and 25 February 1992 at the Tramway Glasgow by David Glass Ensemble
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Happy Days between 20 June 1999 and 11 July 1999 at the Tramway Glasgow by TV Productions Company
Play performed by TV Productions Company. A Tramway and Traverse Theatre commission.
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How to kill between 8 November 1989 and 9 November 1989 at the Tramway Glasgow by Speakeasy Theatre Company
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Jock Tamson's bairns at the Tramway Glasgow by Communicado Theatre Company
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John Brown's body between 20 March 1989 and 21 April 1989 at the Tramway Glasgow by Wildcat Stage Productions
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Knives in hens between 4 June 2011 and 16 July 2011 at the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh by National Theatre Of Scotland
In a pre-industrial landscape, an unsettling and threatening love triangle emerges between the young woman, the ploughman and the hated miller. As the young woman journeys from ignorance to knowledge, her liberation is found through language and her need to name things to understand their place and hers in the world. First staged at the Traverse Theatre in 1995, Knives in Hens was playwright David Harrower's first professionally produced work. It has since been staged in 25 countries around the world and is widely acknowledged as a modern Scottish classic.
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La tempete - the tempest between 30 October 1990 and 3 November 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow by Centre International de Creations Theatrales
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La tragedie de Carmen between 10 April 1989 and 30 April 1989 at the Tramway Glasgow by Centre International de Creations Theatrales
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Louise Rutkowski between 3 October 1990 and 31 October 1990
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LSD between 4 October 1990 and 13 October 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow by Wooster Group
Part of a trilogy with The temptation of St. Antony & Brace up!
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Macbeth at the Tramway Glasgow by Scottish Ballet
Part of a multiple bill with S.B. Box 11/33a-d, f
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Macbeth between 13 June 2012 and 14 July 2012 at the Tramway Glasgow
This radical reimagining of Shakespeare's Scottish play is set in a psychiatric unit, focusing on a solitary patient who is channeling the story of Macbeth. CCTV cameras capture the patient's every move as he is inhabited in turn by each of the characters and the clinical tiled walls of the unit come to life in a visually stunning multi-media theatrical experience, where nothing is as it seems.
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Mahabharata between 13 April 1988 and 17 May 1988 at the Tramway Glasgow by International Centre for Theatrical Research
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Menage a Trois between 1 December 2011 and 25 August 2013 at the Platform by National Theatre Of Scotland
In a private world, a lonely woman begins to craft the perfect man out of the only thing she knows - her crutches. A hauntingly beautiful study of love, obsession, loneliness and manipulation, Ménage à Trois is a visually stunning piece of dance theatre from award-winning performer Claire Cunningham and choreographer/video artist Gail Sneddon. Set within an extraordinary, animated environment, it envelops the performers in a surreal, imaginary world. This darkly humorous and deeply personal portrait explores Claire's twenty-year relationship with her crutches and asks if it's possible to find love when there are already three of you in the relationship. Ménage à Trois was originally commissioned as part of the Unlimited programme as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
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Myths of the Near Future at the Govanhill Baths
Part of a series of plays based upon JG Ballard's Myths of the Near Future, The drowned giant and The enormous space. Adrian Howells performed Martinsen.
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Paul Brights Confessions of a Justified Sinner between 14 June 2013 and 22 August 2015 at the Summerhall Edinburgh by National Theatre Of Scotland
In 1987, Paul Bright, a rebellious young Scottish director set out to stage James Hoggs cult novel Confessions of a Justified Sinner in a series of radical productions across Scotland. In 2010, Untitled Projects began work with the actor George Anton to assemble an archive and exhibition of this almost-forgotten feat of theatre. In search of the truth, they uncovered a story of obsession, reckless ambition, bad behaviour, bitter memories, and love. Co-production with the National Theatre of Scotland, Summerhall and Tramway. Part of the Edinburgh International Festival 2015
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Peeping at Bosch between 10 July 2008 and 13 July 2008 at the Tramway Glasgow by National Theatre Of Scotland
Everyone knows the imagery of Hieronymus Bosch, his knives with ears, squatting devils and flying fish have found a permanent home in the corners of our memory. Bosch's most famous piece "The Garden of Earthly Delights" actually features more visions of idyllic harmony than horrific scenes of torture, and offers an almost heretical possibility of "what might have been" if man did not fall from grace in the Garden of Eden. Peeping At Bosch is a theatrically interactive art experience between the cream of Scotland's artistic experimenters under the direction of Ian Smith. The project offers a chance to get "up close and personal" with the iconic imagery of "The garden of earthly Delights" and ponder our own position in the bizarre cosmology.
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Polgraph between 27 April 1992 and 28 April 1992 at the Tramway Glasgow
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Pretty ugly between 17 May 1990 and 19 May 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow by Scottish Ballet
Part of a multiple bill with S.B. Box 16/21a, b, d
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Rachaka between 3 October 1990 and 31 October 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow
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Ross Campbell between 3 October 1990 and 31 October 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow
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Sarafina! between 5 November 1990 and 10 November 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow
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Sea of troubles at the Tramway Glasgow by Scottish Ballet
Part of a triple bill with S.B. Box 11/33a, c-f
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Something wicked this way comes between 19 September 2008 and 1 November 2008 at the Platform by National Theatre Of Scotland
One strange and wild autumn, a little while ago, Hallowe'en came early. It came at exactly the same time as Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow show rolled into town. . . That year, James Nightshade of 97 Oak Street was thirteen years, eleven months, twenty-three days old. Next door, William Halloway was thirteen years, eleven months, twenty-four days old. Both almost fourteen. Almost, but not quite. For Jim and Will, the lure of the funfair is irresistible. They soon discover that a sinister secret lies behind the smoke and mirrors; the carnival holds a dark desire to destroy the whole town. Only Jim, Will and Wills mild-mannered dad can save the day.
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Stars in the morning sky between 4 May 1994 and 5 May 1994 at the Tramway Glasgow by Maly Drama Theatre, St Petersburg
Performances at Forum Theatre, Manchester 22 and 23 April, Tramway, Glasgow 4 and 5 May and Nottingham Playhouse 26 and 27 May.
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Sun and steel between 17 May 1990 and 19 May 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow by Scottish Ballet
Part of a multiple bill with S.B. Box 16/21a-c
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Sweatlodge between 12 November 1990 and 17 November 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow by Man Act
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Tectonic Plates at the Tramway Glasgow
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Tectonic plates between 19 November 1990 and 24 November 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow by Canadian Theatre Repere
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That certain feeling at the Tramway Glasgow by Scottish Ballet
Part of a multiple bill with S.B. Box 11/33a-c, e, f
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The cone gatherers between 4 September 1991 and 15 September 1991 at the Tramway Glasgow by Communicado Theatre Company
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The dance and the railroad between 4 March 1992 and 28 March 1994 at the Tramway Glasgow by TAG Theatre Co.
Featuring performers from Chinese opera. Tour of Britain starting in Glasgow and ending in Manchester
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The devils (Parts 1, 2 and 3) between 14 May 1994 and 15 May 1994 at the Tramway Glasgow by Maly Drama Theatre, St Petersburg
Performed at Tramway, Glasgow 14 and 15 May only.
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The Driver's Seat between 13 June 2015 and 4 July 2015 at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
At the centre of this taut, darkly comic thriller is Lise, an enigmatic young woman travelling alone to an unnamed European city, and searching for the one. She seems keen to leave a trail, acquiring a brightly coloured outfit and an equally outlandish set of personas in her encounters with a series of extraordinary, bizarre and desperate individuals. But as the subject of her search eludes her, her behaviour becomes increasingly erratic. All the while, in a police incident room, the hunt is on for a killer. As the tension builds and the twin narratives intertwine, The Drivers Seat asks if we are ever truly in control of our own lives. What are her thoughts? Who can tell?
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The Europeans on 28 September 1991 at the Tramway Glasgow by Wrestling School
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The Homosexual or the difficulty of sexpressing oneself between 24 June 1993 and 24 November 1993 at the The Tunnel Glasgow by TV Productions Company
Debut production of Laing's and Lorna Ferguson's theatre company TV Productions. The play premiered 24 Jun 1993, Tramway, Glasgow. Described as "an hysterical farce of sex change and gender identity set on the Russian Steppes in the depths of a snow storm". Adrian Howells performs Madre, appearing along side Leigh Bowery (as Madame Garbo).
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The Making of Us at the Tramway Glasgow by National Theatre Of Scotland
Combining elements of visual art installation and promenade theatre, The Making of Us centres on a unique approach to the role of film in a live event and its future representation. You are invited to witness the making of a film, through a live promenade piece of theatre, where the audience effectively become the extras. Commissioned for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art 2002.
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The Missing between 15 September 2011 and 1 October 2011 at the Tramway Glasgow by National Theatre Of Scotland
There are all sorts of missing. The world is full of missing persons, and their numbers increase all the time. The space they occupy lies somewhere between what we know about the ways of being alive and what we hear about the ways of being dead. They wander there, unaccompanied and unknowable, like shadows of people. In 1994, a young Scottish writer finds himself standing outside 25 Cromwell Street, Gloucester, feeling that the media circus engulfing this now notorious address has overlooked the most important story. Who were these murdered women and why were most of them never reported missing? Compelled and troubled by this experience, he begins a pilgrimage that takes him from the south of England back to the bygone Glasgow of the late 1960s and from there out to Irvine and the haunting disappearance of a young boy in his childhood. The new towns promised so much to so many. A fresh start and a different life away from the darkness and danger of the old city, all tied up with a corporation red ribbon round bath taps that had never before been used.
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The patriot game between 17 September 1991 and 21 September 1991 at the Tramway Glasgow by Abbey Theatre Company
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The Riot of Spring between 10 May 2013 and 11 May 2013 at the Tramway Glasgow by National Theatre Of Scotland
On the 29th May 1913, The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky premiered at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris. Not knowing whether to be more appalled by Stravinsky's uncompromising experimentations in dissonance, tonality, rhythm and meter or by Vaslav Nijinsky's unconventional, horizontal, pigeon-toed choreography, the Parisian audience reacted as their instincts told them. They rioted. Stravinsky and Nijinsky, it seemed, had succeeded in achieving the holy grail of art! they had created something entirely new. One hundred years on Rob Drummond will work with a dancer and a musician to create a piece which will fuse written narrative theatre with dance and live music. A virgin is sacrificed for the good of a community, a group of tourists dance themselves to death in a city square and an artist drives himself to the brink of insanity in his quest to create something completely original.
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The street of crocodiles between 7 January 1993 and 23 April 1993 at the Eden Court Theatre Inverness by Royal National Theatre Company
Based on the stories by Bruno Schulz. Theatre de Complicite & Royal National Theatre co-production. Tour commencing in Australia and ending in Inverness. The tour continues to Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany and Israel from April-July 1993
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The temptation between 4 October 1990 and 13 October 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow by Wooster Group
Part of trilogy with LSD & Brace up!
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The weavers at the Dundee Repertory Theatre Dundee by Tramway
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The weavers at the Tramway Glasgow by Dundee Repertory Theatre
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The weavers at the Tramway Glasgow by Dundee Repertory Theatre
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The Wolves in the Walls between 25 March 2006 and 20 May 2006 at the Tramway Glasgow by National Theatre Of Scotland
Lucy hears creeping, creaking, crumpling noises coming from behind the wallpaper and is convinced that there are wolves in the walls of her house. Her jam-making mother, tuba-playing father and video game obsessed brother think the noises are really mice, or rats or bats. But they are wrong and she is right as they will all soon find out. . . Tour begins at the Tramway, Glasgow and ends at the Gaiety Theatre Ayr.
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Troy game at the Tramway Glasgow by Scottish Ballet
Part of a multiple bill with S.B. Box 11/33a, b, d, e, f
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Victory between 24 September 1991 and 28 September 1991 at the Tramway Glasgow by Wrestling School
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Wild life 1 at the Tramway Glasgow by Scottish Ballet
Part of a multiple bill with S.B. Box 11/33a-d
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Zwei Gesange between 17 May 1990 and 19 May 1990 at the Tramway Glasgow by Scottish Ballet
Part of a multiple bill with S.B. Box 16/21a, c, d
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