Minx in minks: Pene Herman-Smith stars as Mae West in the new bioplay, Mae, at the Cottier Theatre, Glasgow

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On Manoeuvres Thurs 22/Sun 25 May. 8pm. Fri 23/Sat 24 May. (mm/9pm. £6 (£4). This humorous production. with music old and new. traces the development over the past 25 years of Scotland's travelling band of footie supporters. The Tartan Army. Using the framework of a television documentary. the show examines the impact on their friends and family of six blokes' obsession with the beautiful gernme. l’urt uj'lklrrv/i'st.

Mae Tue 27 May—Sun 1 Jun. 8pm. £6 (£4). This premier of a new play by Ayshe Raif. presented by Home ls Where The Art Is. takes us behind the scenes and film sets to find Mae West. the daughter. sister and lover.


Cathedral Square. 287 5511.

The Ceremonies Of St Kentigem Thurs 22 May. 7.30pm. £6—£ 10 (£4—£7). See Classical & Opera listings. Part of Muij'est.


2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 5511.

Scottish Opera's Soundbites 97 Sat 17 May. 7.30pm. Free. See Classical & Opera listings. Parr ()fMtivfé'si.


Campbell Street. Greenock. 01475 723038.

Barbra And Shirley Fri 16 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). See Touring and review. page 61.

What Every Woman Knows Thurs 22—Sat 24 May. 7.30pm. £3.50. Greerrock Players present J.M. Barrie's play chronicling the mixed fortunes in the lives ofJohn Shand. MP and toast of London society. and Maggie Wylie. a resourceful lass whose manipulative skills are the main reason for his success.


Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Access: PPA. 1.. Facilities: \VC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] Snowshow Until Sat 17 May. 8pm; Sat mat 3pm. £5—£15. See Touring. Port of May/est.

Heritage Mon 19—Sat 24 May. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £5—£22.5() (concs available). See Glasgow Dance and Mayfest preview. pagee 20. Part of May/est.


Mayfest runs until Saturday 24 May. Tickets for most Mayfest events are available from The Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 0141287 5511; or The Mayfest Ticket Hotline 0141 287 5000.


Granville Street. 227 5033.

Dancing Princesses Wed 21 May. 7pm. Free by reservation only. See Glasgow Dance.

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179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333.

Two Weeks With The Queen Until Sat 24 May (not Sun). 7.30pm. £6 (£3). The Scottish premiere of this moving and funny Australian play tackles the last big taboo. When Luke discovers he has cancer. his brother sets off in search of the best medical help in the land but. on meeting someone whose partner has AIDS. he discovers there is only one way he can help Luke. Part nj‘Muv/i'st.


New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. [Access: PPA. 1.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

0.G.A.D.S. Until Fri 16 May. 7.30pm. £3.50. The Old Grarnrnariarrs Amateur Dramatic Society present a full-length comedy.

Renfrewshire Dance Project Sun 18 May. 7.30pm. £3 (£1). See Glasgow l)ance.

Barbra And Shirley Wed 2 l—Sat 24 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). See Touring and review. page 61.


121 Rerrfreld Street. 332 1846. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]

The lock Stein Story Until Sat 24 May (not Sun). 8pm; Wed/Sat mat 2pm. £().5()-£9.50 (concs available). Edinburgh playwright Raymond Ross who specialises in bringing The Beautiful Gemme to the stage —- presents a new play about the Scottish football legend. who died in 1985. while the international squad he managed were playing Wales. Tapping Harlem Mon 2h~Sat 31 May. 7.30pm: Wed/Sat mat 2pm. £12.5()—£l(i.5() (concs available). See Touring.

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Hit List

The best stage shows this fortnight

Coriolanus Director and star Steven Berkoff brings his steely gaze to bear on Shakespeare’s Roman anti-hero. See preview, page 58. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

Comedy: Billy Connolly After a mixed response to his TV role in Deacon Brodie, the Big Yin returns to display the stand-up comedy skills that made his name. Glasgow: King’s Theatre; Edinburgh: Playhouse. . Dance: NDTZ The junior troupe from the world-famous Nederlands Dans Theater bound into action with two programmes of work including a few pieces choreographed by their guru Jirr’ Kylian. Edinburgh Festival Theatre. Wormwood Ten years after Chernobyl, this new play by Scots writer Catherine Czerkawska offers a human and spiritual take on nuclear disaster. See New Shows, page 59. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh.

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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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