Theatre preview: On The Verge @ The Arches, Glasgow

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Tonight (6 June) until Friday (8 June), 7.30pm, £6, The Arches, Glasgow. Tel: 0141 565 1000. www.thearches.co.uk

Whether it’s inquisitively prodding a semi-defrosted chicken leg on a disposable barbeque in Kelvingrove Park, or rediscovering the taste of Buckfast in some sorry soul’s back yard – we all love a Glasgow summer. Shame it started and ended about two weeks ago.

Yes, we might as well get used to feeling happier indoors as a giant Tupperware container is placed over our country for the moment – so here’s something to sugar the pill.

It’s festival time at The Arches, as students from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (formerly RSAMD) present their exciting works to the public.

Over three days, these emerging artists introduce a mixture of devised and classic pieces that challenge and explore the world through physical theatre, new writing and solo performances.

Doctor Faustus finding himself disillusioned in Thatcher’s Britain (Faustus 86) and an improvised comedy led entirely by audience suggestion (Taboo) are just two of the 16 innovative shows to be staged here, as Scotland’s most thrilling theatrical minds express themselves in bedazzling fashion.

So, rather than wait on the weather, why not enjoy something you can guarantee will be glorious. This.