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28 OCTOBER - 5 NOVEMBER 1994
The Olivier Award nominated
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O’Connor and Rebecca Thomhill as the rags-to-riches couple doing the Lambeth Walk.
I MERCAT THEATRE Mercat House, Drumchapel. 944 9022. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. G. C]
Still life Wed 26 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). PACE Theatre Company in the third of John Byme’s celebrated trilogy of plays in which the the Paisley slab boys have grown up and come back together for one last time.
Whodidit? Thurs 3 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). See Touring.
I PAISLEY ARTS CEHTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. [Access: PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
Salon Janette Sat 22-Sun 23 Oct. 8pm. £5.50 (£3.50). See Touring.
Dancebreak 111 Fri 28 Oct—Sat 5 Nov. See Dance.
Sleeping Dogs Wed 2 Nov. 7pm. £3 (£1.50). Long-established radical theatre company Red Ladder in Philip Osment’s play about two young lovers from different cultures caught in the crossfire of a community at war.
I PAVILIDH THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]
Hair Mon 31 Oct—Sat 5 Nov. Mon—Thurs. 7.30pm; Fri. 7.30pm and 10.30pm; Sat. 6.30pm and 8.30pm. £6—£10. Twenty-five years after its premiere. Spectacular and Glossy Productions mounts a faithful period reproduction of the hippy rock musical. If you turn up in 60s costume on the first night they’ll let you in for £6.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AHD DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. ST. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] Macbeth Tue 25—Fri 28 Oct. 7.15pm. £3.50 (£2). Final-year students in the Scottish play directed by Hugh Hodgart. previously of the Royal Lyceum.
I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C].
Headstate Until Sat 22 Oct. 7pm. £7/£4. Boilerhouse ends a seven-week devising period with the opening of an ambitious promenade performance that looks at the state of the nation after ﬁfteen years with the same political party in power. Novelist Irvine Welsh is one of the collaborators. See preview.
Snakesong/le Voyeur Mon 24-Tue 25 Oct. 8pm. £7 (£4). The nationwide Nieuw Eccentrics season of Dutch and Flemish perfomance kicks off with Belgium’s Needcompany and the first part of a trilogy inspired by Alberto Molrania's Le Voyeur. The company‘s ﬁrst visit to Scotland will demonstrate its demanding. offbeat style in which the performers often seem more like victims than interpreters. See preview.
llegerangst Thurs 27—Fri 28 Oct. 8pm. £7 (£4). Muliticultural Dutch theatre company Suver Nuver (which translates as ‘daft as a brush‘) with a comic send-up of racism. Performed in English as part of the Nieuw Eccentrics season.
True love Sat 29-Sun 30 Oct. 8pm. £7 (£4). Comic physical theatre about the contrived friendliness of a singles night. performed by cult Dutch company Carver as part of the Nieuw Eccentrics season. See preview.
Dark Horses Thurs 3 Nov. 8pm. £7 (£4). Back after an appearance in last year's New Moves. Blok and Steel combines dance and home movies for a performance about gluttony. pride. anger and envy. Part of the Nieuw Eccentrics season. See preview.
I TRDH THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA]
Transit Hotel Until Sun 23 Oct. 7.30pm. £7.50/£6 (£3/£2.50). Edinburgh Fringe critical favourite Tmu-Na from Israel comes to Glasgow with a brand new production based on the mythical tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. relocated to
present-day Tel Aviv.
Manuel the Creator Wed 26—Sun 30 Oct. 7.30pm. £6 (£2.50). The Nieuw Eccentrics season extends beyond Tramway to the Tron. where the Alabi Collective presents a hilarious live performance video installation that combines just about every medium — from puppetry to TV — you can think of. See preview.
The Danube Tue 1—Sat 5 Nov. 7.30pm. £7.50/£6 (£3/£2.50). Shared Experience presents the Scottish premiere of this play by leading American writer Maria Irene Fomes about a passionate and agonising love affair between East and West in late— 30s Budapest. See preview.
I DRUHTDH HALL Musselburgh. 653 4244.
Cavallo (A Musical Thriller) Wed 26 Oct. 7.30pm. £1 (50p). The most ambitious in the series of rehearsed playreadings organised by ELCHAT‘s Playwright Workshops is a musical performance of a new drug-trafficking thriller by Ian Brown and Neil Blezard.
A Few llours Ashore and The Corner Shop Mon 31 Oct. 7pm. £1 (50p). Note change of venue to Wallyford Community Centre. Readings of new plays by Peter inglis and Brendan Divana. plus a perfomtance of Deadline by Alex Carvers and Andrew Wornock.
I DRUHTDH THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: L, ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8, H. G. C. Help: AA]
The Lass wl’ the Muckle Mou Until Sat 22 Oct. 7.30pm. Sat 15 mat. 2.30pm. £7.50 (£4.25). Audio-described performance Sat 15 mat. Big mouth strikes again in Alexander Reid’s Scots comedy of larger- than-life characters and magical spells. Rhymes and Reivers. premonitions and poetry. It’s an insubstantial play but a vigorous production.
September in the Rain Fri 28 Oct—Sat 5 Nov. 7.30pm. Sat 5 mat. 2.30pm. £7.50 (£4.25). Audio-described performance Sat 5 mat. Nostalgic play about a couple’s annual Blackpool holiday written by John Godber of Hull Truck fame.
I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Tickets available from Queen's Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices and J. & A. Cruikshank or Harvest Garden (opposite theatre).
The Forsyte Saga Until Sat 22 Oct. 7.30pm. £4. Edinburgh People’s Theatre in a stage adaptation of the novels ofJohn Galsworthy that were requisite Sunday evening television viewing 25 years ago. An e ic of a self-destructive family.
I EDIHDURCH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W3. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] Bambert Dance Company Until Sat 22 Oct. 7.30pm. £5—£l7.50. See Dance. Birmingham Royal Ballet Fri 28 Oct—Sat 5 Nov. 7.30pm. Sat mats 2.30pm. Wed mat 1.30pm. £4.50—£30. See Dance.
I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. Help: AA]
Fascinating Aida Sun 23 Oct.
£3.50—£ 10.50. See Comedy.
The Card Tue 25-Sat 29 Oct. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. Musical reworking of Arnold Bennett’s Potteries novel about a rogue who can do no wrong. Performed by the New Shakespeare Company and starring Peter Duncan. Hayley Mills and Jessica Martin. The Cherry Orchard Mon 3l Oct—Sat 5 Nov. 7.30pm. £5.50—£14.50. Pre-West End tour of Chekhov‘s masterpiece starring Susannah York and directed by Mikhail Mokeiev of the Moscow Art Theatre. See preview.
I HETHERDDW ARTS CEHTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A.
Scottish Intematlonal Storytelling Festival Tue 25 Oct—Sat 5 Nov. Another two weeks of yarn-spinning from around
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