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Online show explores the dangerous history of a Scotswoman's love for plants

A FORGOTTEN Scot who found a way to thrive in difficult times is remembered in a free online event on Tuesday. Storyteller Amanda Edmiston had been scheduled to take her new show to the British Library in London, which holds an original copy of Elizabeth Blackwell’s A Curious Herbal – the first herbal reference book by a woman. However, with that event cancelled due to the coronavirus, she will instead perform live online from her home near Stirling.

Savage Mansion on the fractured melodies and lyrical wit of their new album

SAVAGE Mansion had planned to be setting out on a UK tour with their Lost Map label boss Pictish Trail this week. But while Craig Angus’s band of indie rockers are holed up at home like the rest of us instead of packing up the tour van with amps and crisp multipacks, at least fans will know the lyrics to new album Weird Country by the time resheduled dates come around.

The show must go on ... line for Scottish Ballet

FOLLOWING a stunning 50th anniversary season which included Helen Pickett’s remarkable reinvention of The Crucible and shimmering festive spectacular The Snow Queen, Scottish Ballet had spent much of 2020 readying the return of David Dawson’s sleek take on one of the world’s best-loved titles Swan Lake.

Scots tour for Kafka classic The Metamorphosis with international cast

A PLAY based on a classic text by Franz Kafka will “shed new light on the complexity and contradiction of modernity” as it tours Scotland this spring. The Metamorphosis, a co-production between Scotland’s Vanishing Point and Italy’s Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione (ERT), is based on Kafka’s 1915 novella about a man who wakes up one morning to find he’s an insect.