I PAVILION THEATRE l2l Renlield Street. 332 1846. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]

Cinderella Tue 3 Dec-Sat 25 Jan. l0am/2pln/6pm/7.30pm (Check with box office for which shows are on each day). £5.50/£4.50. The Pavilion gets all dressed up for a Christmas ball with gallus wife and hubby drag team The Krankies. High Rmul‘s Mary Riggans and Natalie Robb ill the tale of the skivvy girl. the golden slipper and the handsome prince who rescues her from two horrible. ugly sisters. Don't confuse with the other Cinderella at the King‘s!

I THE RAMSHURH THEATRE 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. Bookings also Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Accessz ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. Help: AA]

llenceforward Until Sat 7 Dec. 7.30pm. Thurs—Sat £6 (£3); Tue/Wed £4 (£1.50). Bonita Beach directs Strathclyde Theatre Group ill Alan Ayckbourn's futuristic satire about a composer who barricades himself from the world in a cocoon of computers. The final event ill the Surfing The Universe festival.

I SECC Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. Christmas Wishes Tllurs 5—Sat 28 Dec. 10am/l lam/l ptll/2pm/6pm (Check with box office for which shows are on each day). £4. lt's those chirpy chappies from children‘s entertainment mini-industry The Singing Kettle. with a seasonal clapalong. singalong thing and lot‘s of woolly hats. gloves and. of course. kettles. Wear tinsel and party hats and you too can be ill Cilia. Artie. Gary and Jane's gang. See preview. page 57.

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

Cyrano De Bergerac Until Sat 30 Nov.

7. l5pm. £4.50—£ l6.50. Communicado Theatre Company return to Scotland with their triumphant revival of Rostand‘s romantic tragi-comedy. translated illto coarse. lively Scots by Edwin Morgan. and directed by Gerry Mulgrew. who also acts and like most of the cast performs

some of the excellent live music. Last chance to see a line show.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 287 551 I. [Accessz P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C].

Julius Caesar Fri 29/Sat 30 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Touring.

The Birth Of Merlin Sat 7 Dec. 3pm (pre- show discussion l.30pm). Day ticket £4. Shakespeare-stdpped-bare specialists Theatre Babel with a sneak preview of the latest production ill their pipeline. Set ill Britain ill a dim and distant time somewhere between the 4th and 5th centuries. and attributed to Shakespeare and Rowley. the little-known play is a typically Elizabethan mix of history. humour and magic. Speakers at the pre- show discussion on the relevance of producing Shakespeare itl performance include Mark Rylance. artistic director of the Globe Theatre.

Elsinore Tue 3—Sat 7 Dec. 8pm. £ 10/£5. Quebec's maverick director Robert Lepage arld Ex Machina return to Scotland to stage the ambitious solo production that hit headlines at this year's Edinburgh Festival when technical difficulties led to its cancellation. Now back on fornl. l.epage displays his usual mastery over multi-media. stage mechanics and live performance with a hi-tech version of Shakespeare's Hamlet where the hero carries a sword with a

microscopic camera on its tip. See feature.

page 16.

I TRUH THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. C. Help: AA].

Dave’s last laugh Until Sat 30 Nov. 8pm. £7.50/£6 (£4); previews £4. The Trolls commitment to new writing continues with this black comedy. from promising Scottish writer David Stirling about two blokes called Dave. Peter Mackie Burns. directs.

Tales Of Arabian Nights Tue l0 Dec—Sill 4 Jan (not Suns). 7.30pm: various mats 2pm (call box office for details). £8 (£5.50). Top-notch Scottish theatre company Communicado follow their recent touring success Cyrano De Bergerac ill Scots with this Christmassy show based on Sclleherazade‘s l00l Arabian tales but typically. in accents more Balornock than Baghdad. See preview. page 56.


I BEULAM THEATRE 2a Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. 0. C. Help: AA]

Hobson‘s Choice Tue 3—Sat 7 Dec. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3/£2.50 Edinburgh University Theatre Company members). Harold Brighouse's comedy tracing the downfall of Mancunian bootmaker Henry Hobson and the politics of marrying off his daughters to suitable suitors. as performed by the student actors of EUTC. The Bald Prima Donna Wed 4 Dec. l.45pnl. £2.50 (£2 EUTC members). Student actors from EUTC perform the Eugene lonesco play whose bizarre characters are said to have been inspired by the peculiar logic atld odd syntax lonesco found ill his English grammar book.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. Ticketline: 220 4349. or at Assembly Rooms. Usher Hall. Queen’s Hall and King‘s Theatre box oflices. Tickets also available at Church Hill Theatre box office 30 minutes before performance.

The Playboy 01 The Western World Until Sat 30 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Leitheatre present the classic lrish drama about a strange young man who arrives ill a rural village claiming to have killed his father. The Dresser Wed 4—Sat 7 Dec. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Tickets from Queen‘s Hall. 668 20l9. King‘s Theatre. Assembly Rooms. Usher Hall or A. & l. Cruikshank (opposite theatre). Edinburgh Civil Service Dramatic Society. Red Tape Theatre with Ronald Harwood's engaging two-hander about the relationship between a theatrical luvvie and his devoted dresser.

I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13—29 Nicolsotl Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

A Midsummer Night‘s Dream U ntit Sat 30 Nov. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2pm. £5.50—£l7.50 (£4.50-£l5.50). ()n the first of two autumn visits to Scotland. the Royal - Shakespeare Company present one of the

Lepage‘s hi-tech Hamlet, cancelled due to technical problems at this year’s Edinburgh Festival. Extraordinary innovation or tricksy gimmickry? You decide. See feature, page l6. Tramway. Glasgow.

III Comedy 01 Errors Early and surprisingly dark Shakespeare. in a well-received version directed by Tim Supple for the Royal Shakespeare Company. See preview. page 55. University Sports Hall. Stirling.

I A Midsummer Night’s Dream The RSC again. with what may be Mll’s best known comedy. set in a leafy forest alive with wam'ng fairies, capricious lovers and am-dram hams. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

I Henry IV Parts One and Two Completing a bumper Shakespeare fortnight is English Touring Theatre’s debut visit to Scotland with this programme starring Timothy West as Falstaff and his son Samuel as the Prince who must be King. See preview. page 55. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

I Comedy: Bob home A spot of light relief. as Sydney’s synthetic crooner lays down some cheesy listening and raises the rafters with risqué repanee. Edinburgh Festival

Bard‘s best-known plays. filled with magic. mischiefand misguided passion.


This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow’s and Edinburgh’s main theatres, more information can be found in the listings above. 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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