merchant city tale of illicit love between brother and sister. Directed by Susan C. Triesman.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. ST. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Merlin Tue 2 l—Fri 24 Nov. 7.15pm.

£2 l .50—£3. New Athenaeurn Theatre. Third year students from RSAMD present Tom McGrath's adaptation of Tankred Dorst and Ursula Ehler‘s play. Translated by Ella Wildridge and directed by Iain Reekie.

Besht Tellers - Telling Tales Sun 26 Nov. l.30pm. £5 (£3.50). The London production of this dramatic show exploring the Jewish art of storytelling comes to Glasgow for the first time. Part of the Jewish Arts fifth Anniversary Celebrations weekend.

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 332 9000. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Macbeth Until Sat l8 Nov. 7. l5pm. Thurs/Sat mat 2.15pm. £4.50—£l6.50. Phoebus Cart present the ‘Scottish play'. with the brilliant young actor Mark Rylance directing and playing the title role. with Jane Horrocks as Lady M. See review.

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

The Tempest Until Sat 18 Nov. 7.30pm. £ l() (£5). Last seen at Tramway with memorable productions of l’ltt'atlra

( 1993) and Det'amemn ( 1994). noted Romanian director Silviu Purcarete returns with his first-ever show in linglish. anew production of Shakespeare's enigmatic last play produced ill collaboration with Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Clwyd.

I TRUH THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST.

R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. C. Help:


The Seal Wife Until Sat 18 Nov. 8pm. £7.5()/£6.50 (£3). See Touring attd review. Penetrator Wed 22 Nov—Sat 2 Dec (not Mon). 8pm (Sttns 7pm). £7.5()/£6.5() (£3); first night £2.50. Darkly disturbing but laced with bang-on-tat‘get humour. young Scottish playwright Anthony Neilson's portrait of a soldier who goes AWOL in tnore than one sense. First seen at the 'l‘ravcrse Theatre in 1993. the play gets a fresh going-over in this Tron production directed by Peter Mackie Burns and Starring Paul Blair and Joel Strachan. See Frontlines.


I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street.

220 4348. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access:

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

A Season in Hell Until Fri 17 Nov.

7.30pm. £6 (£4). Ground-breaking company Xpress Munich. known best for a dedication to building bridges on the international arts scene. return to Scotland

with the premiere ofa highly physical show inspired by the life of the

charistnatic 19th century poet and angry young man. Arthur Rimbattd. Part of Assembly Alive!

Miracles Mon 20-Tue 21 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Six strangers face death in a corner shop in Harthill after a nuclear accident on the MS. All they need now is a miracle. Created from improvisation by writer Kathy Galloway and director Colin Gray. Part of Assertiny Alive! See preview.

Parasite Wed 22 Nov. 7pm; 8.30pm; 9.30pm. £6 (£4). Experimental theatre group Reckless Sleepers with a show that combines ('rintt'tt'alt'lt with performance art and installation. The audience are herded itito a featureless wooden room. where fragments of a murder are re- cnaclcd. Part of Assembly Alive!

See preview.

To Speak and not be Heard Thurs 23 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£4). Another piece of free—form experimental theatre from Reckless Sleepers. this time centred round the idea of captivity. in a space defined by chalk drawings on ply board. three performers are held hostage. their roles constantly changing from victim to violator. Part of Assembly Alive! See preview.

All of Me, Why Not Take all of Me Tue 28—Wed 29 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Down- to-earth Glasgow-born performance artist Donna Rutherford joins forces with Annie Carvill and Allie Cohen (performers) and Anna Culwick (videomaker) in this gritty piece featuring three women known as ‘The Bingo Caller'. ‘The Youth' and ‘The Born- Again-Has-Been'. Part of Assembly Alive!

Great Moments of Purcell and Blow Sun 19 Nov. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Part of Assembly Alive! See Dance. Springboard Fri 24 Nov. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Part of Assembly Alive! See Dance. Gaining Ground Sat 25 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Part of Assembly Alive! See Dance. Taster Day Sun 26 Nov. Noon-4pm Free. See Dance.

Not the Christmas Show Sim 26 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Part of Assetnbly Alive!

See Dance.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Momingside Road. 228 “55. Ticketline: 220 4349. Uncle Vanya Wed 29 Nov—Sat 2 Dec. 7.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). The Makars and DM DC present Michael Frayn’s

translation ofthe great Chekhov classic.


Nicolson Street. 529 6000. (Access: L.

3 Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

Salome Until Sat l8 Nov. 7.30pm; Sat

tnat. 2.30pm. £5.50—£l7.50. Theatrical excess and decadence iii the highest. as inimitable performer/director Steven

Berkoff presents Oscar Wilde‘s sensual.

lusty interpretation of the biblical tale of

Salome. Peter Pan Tue 2S—Sat 9 Dec. 7.30pm:

Thurs mat l.30pm. £4.50—£30. See Dance.

I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 220

4349. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. WS.

H. G. Help: AA]

Barnum Until Sat IS Nov. 7.30pm: Sat mat 2.30pm. £6.50—£ 19.50. Born charmer Andrew O'Connor stars in the hit West

Find musical that pays a suitably

showbizzy tribute to P.T. Barnum. the circus ringtnaster who created The Greatest Show ()Il [fart/t.

The Gang Show Tue 2 l—Sat 25 Nov, Tue—Sat 7pm: Sat mat 2.15pm. Contact box office for ticket details. lidinburgh scouts and guides get a break from earning first aid/tea-making badges and put on the ritz for the annual. time- honoured traditional Gang Show. Not open to the public.

I PLAYHUUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L.

Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

The Phantom of the Opera Utttil Sat 20 April. Mon—Sat 7.30pm. Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm. £5—£27.5(). Lloyd Webber's blockbusting musical about the beautiful opera singer and the disfigured young composer hiding out ill the sewers below the Paris Opera House. A new production front Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd. with astonishing special effects. a big. gifted cast and even bigger audiences. See review.

I UUEEH MARGARET COLLEGE (.‘orstorphine Theatre. Clerw ood Terrace. 3 l 7 3546.

The Life of Stuff Until Sat lS Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Scottish playwright Simon Donald's dark comedy thriller wound round :1 drugs 'n' money 'n' power-crazed cltaractcr named Dobie. performed by ()M‘s second-year students.


Catch the best theatre this fortnight

I Salome lfself—indulgent genius is your thing. you'll love Steven Berkoff‘s grotesquely stylised interpretation of Oscar Wilde‘s tnost sensual. passionate and poetic play. in which he stars as lecherous Herod. seduced by his stepdaughter into executing John the Baptist. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

I Caligari The team that brought you 1993's Metro/mils have reconvened to bring us another adaptation of a classic silent movie. A spinetinglcr. Arc/res Theatre. (ilasgmt:

I Look Back in Anger Successfully unhooking it from its mid-fifties setting. Kenny Miller makes John ()sborne‘s class-war drama into a long play about love. The show‘s popularity has led to an extended run. Citizens" Circle Slat/it). Glasgow.

I Penetrator New production of young. Edinburgh-born writer Anthony Neilson's brutal bttt brilliant play about a traumatised soldier returning from the Falklands. 'I’mn ll!(’(lll'(’. (ilasgrm:

I Road to Nirvana Comedian/actor Stephen Frost stars in the British premiere of Atthur Kopit's Hollywood satire which —— according to one American reviewer ‘will not just shock, but may morally electrocute.‘ 'l'ravr'rst' 'I'lit’an't’. lftll/ilmrg/t.


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This grld 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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