The Funeral Until Sat 25 Sept. 7.30pm. £7/£6 (£5/£4). Deathly comedy in Hector MacMillan's sequel to The Sash as startling revelations threaten to turn a funeral into a farce. Robin Peoples directs the first show of the new Brunton season and one that transfers to the Glasgow Pavilion. See review.

The Steamie Fri l—Sat 16 Oct. 7.30pm. £7/£6 (£5/£4). Sat 9 mat 2.30pm. Audio- described performance Sat 9 mat. Tony Roper’s hilarious nostalgic comedy set in a pre-launderette wash-house is revived by the Brunton and directed by Caroline Hall. See Student Guide ‘Four to Watch‘ feature.

Crying tor the Moon Mon 4 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). See Touring.

I KIHO’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. Help: AA]

Paul Merton Sun 26 Sept. 7.30pm. £7.50—£l2.50. See Comedy.

Aspects of love Until Sat 2 Oct. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. £7.50—£24.50. Lloyd Webber‘s romantic West End smash. All together now. Love, love changes everything, da. da, da, da. da . . . Orpheus In the Underworld Mon 4—Wed 6 Oct. 7.30pm. Wed mat 2.30pm. £7—£l9. The D'Oyly Carte revives Offenbach‘s opera for the first time in 90 years. A toe- tapper from the Can Can on.



Andy Gray in The Recruiting Officer

The Pirates ot Penzance Thurs 7—Sat 9 Oct. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £7—£l9. The D'Oyly Carte back on familiar territory with the Gilbert and Sullivan standard.

I HETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box Office. 10am-4.30pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H.

i G. C. Help: A. AA] The Straw Chair Mon 4—Sat 23 Oct.

7.30pm. £6 (£4). Fifth Estate persists with

its plan to revive Sue Glover‘s play after

having to cancel it during the Edinburgh Fringe. Set on the remote island of St

Kilda. The Straw Chair is a lyrical tale of . isolation and emotional deprivation. From ;

the writer of Bum/agent which is to be

revived by the Traverse later this year and

is available in script form in the current

edition of Theatre Smilaml. I PLAYHOIISE THEATRE Greenside Place.

557 2590. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. G. C]

3 [es Miserables Until Sat 8 Jan. 7.30pm.

. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. £5.50—£25.

French Revolution of 1830 musical based - on the Victor Hugo novel that‘s attracted

24 million people worldwide. You won‘t come out humming the tunes. but it‘s a

? captivating spectacle that's well worth seein .


: Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat

10am—6pm. l0am—8pm on perf. evgs.

Bar. Rest/Cafe [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC, W8. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]

The Recruiting Otflcer Until Sat 25 Sept. £4—£l2.50. 7.45pm. Sat mat, 3.15pm. George Farquhar‘s Restoration comedy kicks off Kenny lreland's ambitious first autumn/winter season. Love and war in an 18th century small town. See review.

The Sunshine Boys Fri l—Sat 16 Oct. £4—£l2.50. 7.45pm. Sat 9 and i6 mats, 3.15pm. Free preview Thurs 30 Sept. Maureen Lipman makes her directorial debut with Neil Simon’s contemporary comedy about a vaudeville double-act reunited for a television show. Jimmy Logan stars. See preview.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon-Sat

3 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA. l ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA] ; True West Until Sat 25 Sept. 8pm. See 3 Touring.

f Twilight Shift Wed 6—Sat 9 Oct. 8pm. See 3 Touring and preview.

i I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. ' 228 1404. Box Office Tue—Sat i0am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]

. Romeo and Juliet Until Sun 26 Sept.


7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). See Touring. Jamais VII Fri 24—Sat 25 Sept. 8pm. £7

' (£3.50). Discounts if you see more than

one show. Ken Campbell’s latest weird and wonderful monologue previews at the Traverse before heading to the National Theatre. Don‘t miss. See Feature.

Furtive Nudist Sat 25 Sept. lpm. £7 (£3.50). Discounts if you see more than one show. Revival of Ken Campbell's first brilliantly loopy monologue. See Feature. Pigspurt Sat 25 Sept. 4.30pm. £7 (£3.50). Discounts if you see more than one show. Sexy noses. Ken Dodd jokes in pigeon and Buster Bloodvessel down the pub: all part of the life and times of Ken Campbell. See Feature.

Windows on the World: Hispanic America Sat 2—Sun 3 Oct. Two days of readings and talks in the Traverse‘s enterprising and illuminating series that showcases current artistic work from around the world. This weekend considers the work of writers from Mexico. Cuba and Puerto Rico who live in North America. Call 228 1404 for specific times.

Celestina Thurs 7—Sun 10 Oct. 8pm. £7

(£3.50). The Actors‘ Touring Company in Fernando Rojas‘s fast and bawdy tragi- comedy that influenced Romeo and Juliet and Grimm‘s Fairytales. See preview.


THE FUNERAL by Hector Macmillan in assoc with IPB Productions 10-25 SEPTEMBER "This is Scottish Theatre at its best" The Scotsman






This grld Includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow and Edinburgh’s maln theatres, more lntormatlon can be iound In the listings above. For events at Community Centres and other venues, see detailed listings elsewhere in this section. For details of cabaret and music events see appropriate listings. Performances shown In brackets are

previews. Thursday 30 Friday 1 Saturday 2 Sunday 3 Monday 4 Tuesday 5 Wednesday 6 Thursday 7 - - see Rock - - .. _ .. _ - (Romeo & Juliet) Riders to the Sea Riders to the Sea Riders to the Sea _ - Wittgenstein‘s Wittgenstein's Wittgenstein‘s __:_I - _ __ _ _: __ _ _ N I Crying For The Moon Crying ForThe Moon _- "— _ _ F" _ __—__ ___~ - Tess M_~ __ Barnum Barnum Barnum _ _—_ Liaisons Dangereuses Liaisons Dangercuses Liaisons Dangereusest i-iaisons__I—)a_nge_r_cusc£_ - Accustomed To . . . True West - The Funeral The Funeral The Funeral w - - - Katie Has Been . . . Katie Has Been . . . Katie Has Been . . . - _ _T—_—“ Funny Money Funny Money Funny Money Funny Money - Funny Money Funny Money Funny Money - The Steamie The Steamie Crying For The Moon The Steamie The Steamie The Steamie Aspects of Love Aspects of Love Aspects of Love D’Oyly Carte D'Oyly Cane D’Oyiy Carte D‘Oyly Carte - - - - Straw Chair Straw Chair Straw Chair Straw Chair Les Miserables Les Miserables Les Miserables - Les Miserables Les Miserables Les Miserables Les Miserables 1 (Sunshine Boys) Sunshine Boys Sunshine Boys Sunshine Boys Sunshine Boys Sunshine Boys Sunshine Boys - - - Twilight Shift Twilight Shift - - Hispanic America Hispanic America - - Celestina

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