l)'tirrenmatt's absurdist play exposing the role of science in modern life. Part of Bodies ()f Knowledge: Meeting Of Minds. a project looking at links between science and drama. For more about this project. call ()l4l 552 3489.


I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [.Access: Pl’A. ST. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Hel i: A. AA]

Blit e Spirit l'ntil Fri 2] Mar. 7. ISpm. £3.50 (£2). Final-year RSAMI) students presettt Noel Coward‘s comedy of marital jealousy beyond the grave.

Top Girls Mon 24— Thurs 27 Mar.

7. l 5pm. £3.50 (£2). Caryl Churchill's entertaining look at the struggles and triumphs of live ‘lop girls' from history. as performed by second—year RSAMI) students.

THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 332 9000. [Access; PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. \\'S. H. (i. C. Help: AA]. ('losetl Suns.

Die Fledermaus 'l'ue 25/l‘hurs‘ 27 Mar. 7.l5pm. £3.50-L‘45. See (‘lassical 8; Opera listings.

La Boheme Wed 26 Mar. 7. ISpm. £3.5()—£45. See Classical & Opera listings.


63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. l.. Facilities: WC. W8. H. C. Help: AA].

Do You Come Here Often? Until Sat 22 Mar. 8pm. £7 (£4). The Right Size - aka Sean Foley and Hamish McColl -- present a new crazy comedy theatre show devised and performed by themselves and directed by their long-time collaborator Josef Houben (Theatre De Complicite). The show is semi- autobiographical and in typically bizarre manner grew out of a trip abroad where Foley and McColl were trapped in a bathroom near an airport following a misunderstanding over a jar of Marmite. Merchant 01‘ Venice Tue 25—Sat 29 Mar. 8pm; mats Wed 26fThurs 27 Mar 1.30pm. £8 (£4); first night £3. Low- budget classics experts Compass Theatre Company return to Glasgow from their Sheffield base with a new production of Shakespeare‘s compelling study of menace. money and mercy. See Preview. page 55.

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Sins of the flesh: Compass Theatre Company in The Merchant 0f Venice

at the Tron Theatre. Glasgow



Chambers Street. 650 8200 (after 6.30pm). Ticketline: 220 4349. or at Assembly Rooms. Usher Hall. Queen‘s Hall and King‘s Theatre box offices. Deathtrap Until Sat 22 Mar. 7.30pm. Thurs/Sat £3; Fri £4. Edinburgh People’s Theatre with Ira Levin‘s play.


54 George Street. 220 4348. Ticketline: 220 4349.

Life And Death In Milton Keynes Thurs 3/Fri 4 Apr. 8pm. £5 (£3). Fife- based Nomad Puppets present a puppetry show for grown-ups that uses intricate language and strong visual imagery to question the nature of performance. Part of the I997 Puppet And Animation Festival. See New Shows. page 56 and Kids section. page 78.


Morningside Road. Ticketline: 220 4349. or at Assembly Rooms. Usher Hall. Queen's Hall and King‘s Theatre box offices. Tickets also available at Church Hill Theatre box office 30 minutes before performance.

Tons Of Money Until Sat 22 Mar. 7.30pm. Thurs/Sat £3; Fri £4. Local am- drammers The Makars & DMDC present a Ben Travers farce.


l3/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

Pride Of Scotland Until Sat 22 Mar. 7.30pm; Thurs mat 2pm/Sat mat 2.30pm. £6—£12.50. Peter Morrison. Johnnie Beattie and Anne Fields take a tartan- trimmed trip down memory lane with this tribute to traditional Scottish variety.


2 Leven Street. 220 4349. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] The Three Musketeers Until Sat 22 Mar. CANCELLED.

The Secret Garden Tue 25—Sat 29 Mar. 7.30pm; Wed/Thurs/Sat mat 2.30pm. £8

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'v 17! Eva Peren Argentinian surrealist‘Copi's decidedly alternative take on his country‘s deceased figurehead, directed and designed by Kenny Miller. See review, page 58. Glasgow: Citizens’ Circle Studio.

Widowers', Houses Giles Havergal directs a slimline version of Shaw’s debut play which points the finger at the double—think underlying capitalist . principles. See review, page 58. Glasgow: Citizens’ Stalls Studio.

Crimes Of The Heart Nicely performed interpretation of Beth Henley's quirky family drama, set in the Deep South during the 705. See review. page 58. Edinburgh: Royal Lyceum.

Piaf Terry Neason pulls it off again with her portrayal of the Parisian chanteuse. See review, page 58. Touring. Merchant 0f Venice intelligently 'nasty' production of Shakespeare's twisted comedy, performed by Sheffield’s Compass Theatre Company. See preview, page 55. Glasgow: Tron. Dance: Tap Dogs Brawny boys in boots deliver thrills and spills in building-site themed tap-dance show. See review, page 58. Glasgow: Theatre Royal,- Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

Comedy: Dylan Moran Shaggy Irish Perrier-winner back on tour. Edinburgh, Sat 22; Glasgow, Sun 23.

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This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow and Edinburgh's main theatres. More information, including events at smaller venues, can be found in the listings above and over the page. Performances shown in brackets are free or reduced price previews.

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