Tense moment: Peter Collins and Peter D’Souza in Theatre Babel’s lively Hamlet

Village 'l’heatre. [East Kilbrt'de Wed 30 Oct—Fri 1 Nov. 7.30pm.

Barrjields Theatre. Largs Sat 2 Nov. 7.30pm.

Mot/tenvell Civic Theatre Fri 8 Nov. 7.30pm.

Harbour Arts (.‘entre. Irvine Sat 9 Nov. 7.45pm.

I Bold Girls Meanwhile. taking the east road with a different version of the same play are the Brunton Theatre Company. Town Hall. Musselburgh Until Sat 19 ()ct. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm).

Prestonpans Communin Centre Wed 23/Thurs 24 Oct. 7.30pm.

Corn [ire/range. Haddington Fri 25/Sat 26 Oct. 7.30pm.

Dunbar Granunar School Thurs 7—Sat 9 Nov (Sat mat 2.30pm).

I Closed Circuit Govan Youth Theatre perform Mike linglish‘s future shock-ish play set in a scary authoritarian 2020 Britain where the education system is pre-programmed is automated and teachers are no longer required. Call 0141 337 3584 for further information.

The It’antshorn Theatre. Glasgow Fri 18 Oct. 7.30pm.

I The Fail or The House or Usherettes Wacky chaps Forkbeard Fantasy offer up their own take on the centenary of cinema with this eye-bulging excursion into Liquid Film. which also features some wild mechanical sets. See Frontlines. Theatre ll’orkshop, [Edinburgh Tue 29 Oct—Sat 2 Nov, 8pm.

MaeRobert Arts Centre, Stirling Thurs 7 Oct. 7.45pm.

I Hamlet/Julius Caesar Theatre Babel alternate between a revival of their rough 'n‘ ready take on the bard‘s longest and best-loved tragedy. Hamlet and a new touring production of his dark political thriller set among the machinations of the senate. Julius Caesar. Call 0l4l 226 8806 for more information.

C umbernauld Theatre Mon 28—Wed 30 Oct. 1.30pm; 7.45pm.

Cottier Theatre. Glasgow Tue l9—Sat 23 Nov. 1pm; 7pm.

Tramway. Glasgott' Mott 25—Sat 30 Nov. 1pm; 8pm.

I Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy Douglas Adams‘s comic space odyssey. as

produced by Strathclyde Theatre Group for the Surfing The Universe festival. Call 0141 552 3489 for more information. Cottier Theatre. Glasgow Fri 18 Oct. 8pm.

Rants/torn Theatre. Glasgow Sat 19. 7.30pm.

I The Jolly Beggars Wildcat Theatre Company return with John Bett's adaptation of Robert Burns‘s ‘rumbustious cantata‘ to celebrate the bawdy bard’s bicentennial. Set in an 18th century inn. it shows how drink can help the poetry flow with chirpy attacks on the kirk and other assorted high heid yins. See preview.

Collier Theatre, Glasgow Thurs 24 Oct—Thurs 7 Nov. 7.30pm.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre Fri 8/Sat 9 Nov. 7.30pm.

Pavilion Theatre. Bar/yields Sat 16 Nov. 7.30pm.

I long Day’s Journey Into Night Eugene O’Neill's semi-autobiographical tale of domestic wranglings between various members of the Irish-American Tyrone clan. presented by Pitlochry Festival Theatre Company. featuring Edith Macarthur and Michael Mackenzie. Call 01796 473054 for further information. Tron Theatre. Glasgoit' Until Sat 19 Oct. Tue—Fri 7.30pm; Sat 8pm; Sat mat 2pm. I Men Should Weep Tony Graham directs the actors of TAG Theatre Company and Dundee Rep Theatre in Ena Lamont Stewart‘s proud. epic tale of strong women. nosey neighbours and brittle men in a typical 30s Glasgow tenement. Call ()141 429 2877 for more information. '

'I'rat'erse Theatre. [Edinburgh Wed 30 Oct—Sun 3 Nov. 7.30pm.


Dance perionnances are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Dance listings compiled by Neil Cooper.

I CDTTIER THEATRE 935 H yndland Street. 357 3868.

The First Insight Sat l9/Stm 20 Oct. 8pm. £3 (£1.50). Culmination of a two-week residency by Projekt 11:92. highlighting a new programme of work directed by Clyde Melville Bain.

I KING’S THEATRE Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA].

2 Fri 25/Sat 26 Oct. 7.30pm. £8.50— £12.50 (£4.25—£10.50). Breathtakineg athletic Canadian dance troupe La La La Human Steps return to Scotland with a remarkable new production. 2. featuring live action punctuated by twin-screen film sequences and a blistering soundtrack featuring Iggy Pop. My Bloody Valentine. and a new piece by Gavin Bryars. Fight drop-dead dancers chuck each other about like nobody's business. See Frontlines.

I NDRTNCDTE SCOUT HALL 4 Victoria Circus. Dowanhill. 942 5127.

Journey To Ecstasy Fri 25 Oct. 7~ 10pm. £12.50 (£8). Sat 26 Oct. Noon-6pm. Sun 27 Oct. 1 1am—5pm. £65 (£45). Two workshops led by Susannah Darling Khan. that aim to help the participants let go of the wild. unfettered. spontaneous ecstatic dancer within. without any recourse to Es. wizz or indeed any substance other than mttsic itself.

I DANCE BASE Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 225 5525. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS.


Dracula Workshops Venue: Theatre School. 106 St Stephens Street. Thttrs 24 Oct. 5.30—6.30pm. £4 (£3). Advanced: three years' experience required. Get your teeth into this masterclass with dancers from Northern Ballet Theatre's latest production. based on Bram Stoker‘s famous tale of the caped count with the pointy teeth. See Edinburgh Festival Theatre and preview.

I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] Dracula Tue 22—-Sat 26 Oct. 7.30pm; Wed mat 2pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £4.50-——- £22.50. Bradford-based innovators Northern Ballet Theatre swoop into town with their lavish. lusty. scary dance- theatre version of Bram Stoker‘s classic vampire novel. Prepare to hide behind your glossy programmes. See preview. I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

The Stop Guartet Sat 19 Oct. 8pm. £7 (£4). The Jonathan Burrows Group led by ex-Royal Ballet-turned-contemporary dancer Burrows - with a new three-part production. focusing on speed. rhythm and texture.

I MACRDRERT ARTS CENTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. [Access: P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. ws. H. G. Cl

Stung Fri 25 Oct. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Momentary Fusion with lots ofclever gravity-defying antics involving swinging rope. hanging sculptures. live drumming and radio mikes. Aerial dance theatre they call it. And apparently it's all very pleasing to the eye.


Comedy is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Comedy Listings compiled by Neil Cooper.



I Harry Hill Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfrew Street. 332 1846. 8pm. £10. Crepe-soled absurdist returns to Scotland with Stouffer the cat in tow. See preview.


I The Stand The Moscow Bar. 6 South St David Street. 556 6375. Call 662 4467 for information or to arrange an open spot. Doors open 8pm-1am (show runs

9~l 1pm). At least live acts for £5 (£4 —- no stttdent concessions). Scouse comic Brendan Riley mixes anecdotes with improvisation. while the very dry Dave Williatns also makes an appearance. alongside fast-talking Alan Miller. and non-lrishman Stuart Murphy, with chatty Susan Morrison competing the show.

SATURDAY19 " ' " Edinburgh

I Dallas And Packer Give It Some Porridge Cafe Royal. West Register Street. Gordon and Jem come out to play again in a re-jigged and re-mixed version of their Fringe show. Favourite characters set to be wheeled out include l’avlovski and Kincaid. Biggas Loona and his golden balls. and Britain's top children‘s entertainers. Bumble and Fudge.

I The Stand The Moscow Bar. 6 South St David Street. 550 6375. (201662 4467 for information or to arrange an open spot. Doors open 8pm—1am (show runs 9—11pm). At least live acts for £5 (£4 no student concessions). Compete Jane Mackay introduces much acclaimed stand up John Gillick (see review of liast Kilbride Comedy Cafe). Jimmy Mooney (making his Stand debut) and silver- tonguetl charmer Susan Morrison for another Saturday night laughter-fest.

WEDNESDAY 23 Edinburgh

I Comics On Tap Tapsters. 3 llowden Street. Info: 667 0328. 8.30pm—late. £5 (£3.50). New and established acts stand up to be counted. and hopefully laughed at in this weekly night ofcomedy. If you’re a bit of a comedian yourself. give Penny or Christine. a buzz. on the above number for information about open spots.

By Irvine Welsh author of Trainspotting, The Acid House and Ecstasy.

“A gripping piece of work " The Scotsman

Tuesday 29 October - Saturday 2 November Tickets from £4.50 (concessions)

Box Office 0131529 6000



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