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I The Harry Hill Show Non—sequiturs and nonsense performed with bewildering panache, starting offa new series of London circuit comedians. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

I Seven Streams of the River Ota Ambitious and beautiful. if somewhat elusive production by Robert Lepage taking inspiration from the seven streams that run under Hiroshima. and using that as an excuse to look at the whole of 20th century history. Tramway. Glasgow.

I The Steamie Tony Roper‘s nostalgic Hogrnanay comedy is already one of the most frequently revived shows on the Scottish stage. Here he does it his own way by directing it himself. On tour.

I Decameron 646 Silviu Purcarete directs the Theatre of Rimnicu Vilcea. Romania, in a staging of the riotous stories of Bocaccio —— 646 years after they were written. In Bucharest they were fighting for tickets. Tramway, Glasgow.

must be said. lap up the highly proficient renditions of 50s and 60s rock standards in a big way.

I MERCAT THEATRE Mercat House. Drumchapel. 944 9022. [Access: PPA. L.

ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

Bonnie Prince Charlie Tue 27 Sept. 1.30pm. 50p. Historical drama with Hop Scotch Theatre Company.

Oliver Thurs 29 Sept. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Classical musical performed by the Bit of Character Theatre Company.

Salon Janette Fri 30 Sept—Sat 1 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). See Touring.

Options Tue 4 Oct. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Dogbodies Theatre Company in a play about a woman with no partner. very little money and a big desire to be a mother. Songs and Loud Whispers Wed 5 Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Another package of songs and drama from the very entertaining Terry Neason.

Wedding Belles and Green Grasses Thurs 6 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). See Touring.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. [Access: PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Thanks Bobby Fri 23 Sept. 8pm. £4 (£2). David Izod pays tribute to the late Bobby Moore in a monologue about the fragility of heroes. youth and life itself. The show is presented as part of the Arts Centre‘s enterprising Stage Edged series dedicated to promoting new theatre and performance work.

47 Sat 24 Sept. 8pm. £6 (£4). The acceptable face of mid-life crisis as Dave

WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] Kennedy’s Children Thurs 6—Fri 7 Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Big Like Texas is a new company fortned to enable people of different artistic disciplines to collaborate. Its debut production is of Robert Patrick's award-winning play about five lonely people in a New York bar and is presented in tandem with Concrete Dog. a group of Glasgow artists.

I TRAMWAY 25 Alel‘I Drive. 227 5511. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C].

Decameron 646 Mon 26 Sept—Sat 1 Oct. 8pm. £7 (£4). The Theatre of Rimnicu Vilcea. Romania. returns to Tramway with a show so popular that at a festival in Bucharest last year people who couldn't get seats occupied the stage until the

company agreed to do tnore i performances. The play is an adaptation

of the popular tales of Bocaccio. the 14th century Florentine writer whose stories drew on the experience of the Black

Death. Performed with English surtitles. See preview.

Seven Streams of the River Ota Thurs 6—Sat 8 Oct. 8pm. £10 (£8). Robert Lepage comes back to Scotland with his Edinburgh Festival production. a meditation on Hiroshima that remarkably manages to avoid mention of the bomb for most of its three hours. It split the critics on the first night. btit even by the end of the first week it had tightened tip considerablv and. although it is hard to say what it all means. it is seemlessly and captivatineg presented. A great opportunity to see a piece of theatre that over the next three years will mutate into a seven-hour eipc.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. (Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Playboy of the Western World Until Sun 25 Sept (inc Sun. not Mon). 7.30pm. £7.50/£6 (£3/£2.50). See Touring.



Anderson plays a media-type who hits 47 and gets melancholy about it. A witty and entertaining one-man show. Nerve Fri 30 Sept. 8pm. £5 (£3). See Dance. 1 I PAVILION 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. i The Chippendales: Nothing’s Gonna Stop :03 NOW! Sunday 25 only. 8pm. l£15/£13.50/£10. Those well furnished ,boys from across the pond are back with gpecs oiled and hair gelled. ready to thrill iGlasgow’s gallus gals in ‘the all new 1994 3 show‘. Phwoarr! I I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC 3 AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. ST. L. Facilities:

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Oueer Glow Naked Breath

As You Like It As You Like It

The Aspern Papers

A Tale ol'Two Women

Playboy of the . . .

The Big Picnic

The Steamie

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The Big Picnic

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As You Like It

The Aspern Papers The Aspern Papers

Playboy of the . . .

The Big Picnic

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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 cabaret and music events see appropriate listings. Performances shown In brackets are previews.

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Only Art lin‘me

The Big Picnic

Forbidden Planet l-‘orbidden Planet

The Dybbuk

Elegies for Angels I-ilegies for Angels

Only An Excuse ()n Yer Bike

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Seven Streams

The Dybbuk The D} bbuk

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Carmen Jones Carmen Jones

Silver Darlings 3 Silver Darlings

Carmen Jones

Silver Darlings

Me & My Girl Me & My Girl

Me & My Girl

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Peter Ustinov Peter I‘stinov Me& My Girl Me A My(iir1

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Cinderella Cinderella

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