Peters (the man behind I'Tl't‘ (ilttzv Named Moe) headittg to tlte West Find. Great jazz

and blues songs frotn the 40s and 50s. See I

review. I MERCAT THEATRE Mercat House. I)rumchapel. 944 ‘)022. Access: PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] No’ Her Again Mon 12 Sept. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). See Cumbernauld Tlteatre above. Clutching at Straws Thurs t5 Sept. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). A new fast-moving Glasgow comedy from Priestitill Drama Group. Sunduza Dance Sat 17 Sept. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). See Dance. Backgreen Belter Wed 21 Sept. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). See Touring. I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 227 5511. [Access: PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. C. Help: A. AA] A Breath of Scotland Sat 10 Sept. 2.30pm artd 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Traditional Scottish entertainment kills. comedy attd couthieness ltosted by Dundee-based master of ceremonies. Ronnie Coburn. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. [Access: PPA. 1.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. C. Help: A. AA] Headstate: Work in Progress Ht ‘) Sept. 8pm. Free. First chance to see ltow the new Boilerhouse play is shaping tlp an ambitious devised performance with script by lrvirte Welsh that is being produced ilt collaboration with fottr Scottish venues including Paisley Arts Centre. The completed show will be back in Paisley in November. See preview. Backgreen Belter Sat 17 Sept. 8pm. £5 (£3.50). See Touring. A Wee Slice of Life and Death Mutt l‘)—Thurs 22 Sept. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Two short comedies by local writer Ralph Rolland performed by Mitchell School of Drama. I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. Help: AA] Are You looking at Me, Jimmy? Fri ‘)-Sat 10 Sept. 10.15pm. £7 (£6). See Cotnedy and feature. Ilsa, Queen at the Nazi love Camp Until Sun 11 Sept. 7.30pm. £7.50/£6 (£3/£2.50). Ill-advised attempt by Canada's ()ne Yellow Rabbit to tackle Fascism with comedy failing to


The Arches Theatre Company’s ‘The Hotage'. See Touring.

I Carmen Jones West titttt smash musical spruced tlp fora national tour. [Edinburgh l-estil'tll 'I'hetllre.

establish its reference points. tlte show starts off offensive and unpleasant and

ends tlp smarmy altd patronising. One to ‘picket. See review.

Playboy of the Western World Tue l3—Sun 25 Sept (inc Stllt. ttot Mon). 7.30pm. £7.50/£6 (£3/£2.50). See Touring.

I BRUNTUN THEATRE Mtlsselbttrgh. 665 2240. [Access: 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

The Merchant of Venice tilt 16Sept--Sal t ()ct (not Mon 1‘)).7.30pnt. Sat 24 mat. 2.30pm. £7.50 (£4.25). Audio-described performance Sat 24 tnat. Straight ittlo the autumn season at the Hrunton with a co- production with the Theatre Arts Centre of Shakespeare‘s tale of natural justice attd the law.

This Joint is Jumpin’ Mon 1‘) Sept. 7.30pm. £7.51) (£5.25). The life artd music of Fats Waller ill a show starring John Petters and his Rhythm. ‘Ain‘t t‘vlisbehavin”. ‘I‘m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Mvself a Letter‘ et al.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morniltgside Road. 228 l 155. Tickets available from Queens Hall attd Usher Hall Box Offices and J. and A. Cruikshank or Harvest Garden (opposite tlteatre).

Showcase on Broadway Until Sat It) Sept. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £7. Cancer charity fund-raising performance

featuring hits frotn the big musicals including Jesus Christ Superstar: Annie

(Jet Tillll' (Inn and The Boyfriend.

The Wizard of 02 Fri I0—SLII 24 Sept. 7.30pm. Sat tttats 2.30pm. £6 (£4/£3).

Scottish Theatre of Song and Dance

present the timeless fantasy adventure. I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/2‘)

Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. [Access: 1..

Facilities: we. ws. H. c. T. Help: A] j

Carmen Jones Tue 13 Sept—Sat 1 ()ct.

Mon-«Fri 7.30pm; Sat 8pm. Wed mats

2pm. Sat mats 3pm. £5.50—£24.50. ()scal' Hammerstein's reworking of Bizet‘s (‘tlrnten ilt an ()livier Award-winning

production directed by Simon Callow. See


I KING’S THEATRE 2 [even Street. 22‘) 1201. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. Help: AA]

Hamlet Until Sat 10 Sept. 7.30pm. £3.50--£ l 7.50. Peter Hall's production of Shakespeare‘s great tragedy provides a festival-shocked city with even more drama.

The Steamie Molt l2v-Sat 24 Sept. 7.30pm. Wed attd Sat tnats 2.30pm. £2.50 £12.50. See Touring.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1-. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

Fiddler on the Roof Until Sat 24 Sept (no! Wet! 145(7)!) 7.30pm (et't'e/n 7am] /5 Sept, 8pm). Silt mats and Thurs 22 mar.

2.30pm. [4.50420 Tit/ml revives his letlt/ j

rule in the IIIll(‘/1-/()l'('(/ Illll.\‘l('(li which is

Govan to recreate the atmosphere of WW1 complete with two-metre-deep trenches attd mass hallucination ill the fortn of the Angel of Mons. lltlrluntl and Wolf], (fitM‘gUH'.

' l The Odd Couple Two great Scottish clowns. Gerard Kelly and Craig Ferguson. come face to face in Borderline's hilarious revival of Neil

Simon's classic comedy. Kine 's Theatre. Glasgow and on tint/z

I Playboy of the Western World The

a staging ofJ.M. Synge's tragi-comedy 1 about a young mart who tells one tall tale too many. ’l'rtm 'l‘ltetllre. (i/tlsttmt-

; and on tour.

1 I The Steamie Tony Roper's nostalgic

, most frequently revived shows on the f Scottish stage. Here he does it his own way by directing it himself. King 's

Catch the best theatre this fortnight.

I The Big Picnic Hill Ht‘yden returns to

Communicado hit machine rolls on with

Hogmanay comedy is already one of the

i I/leutre, [Lt/inlntrgh ltnt/ mt tour.

on (1 world (out:


Street. 22‘) 9697. [Access: P. 1.. Facilities:

. WC. WS. 11. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]

Armstrong’s Last Goodnight t'tttil Sat 17 Sept. 7.45pm. £-1-£13.50. Student stand-

by ticket for £4 every Wednesday from

6pm with a matriculation card. The Royal

Lyceum keeps the lidiltbul'glt Festival

' running ittto September with its revival of

= Joltlt Arden's play about a rebellious Border cltief at odds with James V. William Gaskill directs. See review.

be found in the listings above.

cabaret and music

_.‘._T_'1u_r§ta_t’ff5fi Fridavts

Border Crossing

The Hostage Titc Hostage

The Aspem Papers The Aspern Papers

No’ Her Again 47

The Big Picnic

The Big Picnic

31129995322: "is W we _ i see Contedy Cinderella r Cinderella Playboy of the . . . , Playboy of the . . .

Backgreen Belter

Saturday 17 Sunday 18

Get Up and (io Border Crossing

The Hostage

The A spern Papers


The Big Picnic 'litc litg Plcnlc

The Odd Couple

sec Jan, Cinderella

Playboy of the . . . Playboy of the . . .

This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow’s and Edinburgh’s main theatres, more information can

For events at Community Centres and other venues, see detailed listings elsewhere in this section. For details of events see appropriate listings. Performances shown in brackets are previews.

Mondaytei Tuesday 20

The Asperlt Papers

The Big Picnic The Big Picnic

Sw eel Lorraine

Playboy of the . .

T_;Wed:nesday'21 Thursday 22

The Audition Tltc Audition

i .2

i The Aspcrh Papers '1 be Aspcrn Paper's

:r i see Folk scc Folk f The Big Picnic The Big l’lcnic

Sweet Lorraine Sweet lorrainc Slickoflile

Playboy of the ..

Playboy of the . . .

_ Wi/ard of ()7.

Camten Jones Carmen Jones

The Steantie I The Steantie

Fiddler On The Roof

Armstrong's Last. . .

Merchant of Venice Merchant of Venice

Wizard of ()1. Carmen Jones see Classical

The Steamie

Armstrong's Last . .

Fiddler On The Roof Fiddler On The ROof

Armstrong's Last . . .

Joint lsJuntpin'

Merchant of Venice

Wizard of Oz

Wizard of ()1.

Carmen Jones Carmen Jones

The Stearnie The Stearnie

' Fiddler ()n the Roof Fiddler on The Roof

Merchant of Venice Merchant of Venice

Wizard Of OZ Wizard of ()1

Carmen Jones ('arrnen Jones

The Steamie The Stealtttc


Border Crossing

Fiddler On The Roof l-tddlcr ()tt The Roof

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