I ‘This is a job for Persil Power!’ Cheryl Campbell has problems with those damned spots in the 886’s production of The Scottish Play. See Theatre preview.

l Angular old indie poses circa 1985 enjoy a brief reprise courtesy of Rick Witter ot Shed Seven. Pretend you’ve heard of them at Glasgow King Tut’s. See Bock listings.

I ‘Wild girl of rock’ Julia Fordham, unleashes a couple more power- chords to start up another no-holds-barred journey to the brink. Experience the intensity at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. See Bock listings.



‘Every major Edinburgh building presents a massive stone front to the street. and offers no more than a chaste hint of what happens inside. But here is a shameless exception that scandalisingly presents passers-by in John Knox‘s city with a view of three floors of people drinking and enjoying themselves in the foyer bars.’

The Guardian's architecture critic Deyan Sudjic on the fleshpots of the new Festival Theatre.

‘I used to be addicted to whisky. and drank two quarts a day. Now I‘m addicted to television. I have 25 TVs at my house in Phoenix and l have them all on day and night. I don‘t care what's on. ljust like to watch them.‘

The stay-at-hmne life of reformed hellraiser Alice Cooper. who presumablv spends a great deal of time looking for remote controls.

‘They said I wasn't an ITV actor. I was posh classical BBC. Commercial actors are not posh classical actors . . . I wasn‘t David Jason, i think they were saying. Same initials but different actor.‘

Derek Jacobi. who plays Brother Cadfael. on the trials of typecasting.

‘l have already written all my books and fulfilled my literary task. Now I don't have any time for writing. It‘s time to start the hard work of rebuilding and reviving Russia.‘ Alexander Solzhenitsyn on his return to his homeland after a tii'entv-year exile.

‘When I cut myselfl feel so much better. All the little things that might have been annoying me suddenly seem so trivial because I‘m concentrating on the pain. I‘m not a person who can scream and shout so this is my only outlet. It‘s all done very logically.‘ Richey of the Manic Street Preachers on why he's not safe left alone with sharp knives.

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