25 Albert Drive. 287 5511. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]. The House Of Bernarda Alba Until Sat 20 Sep (not Sun 14. Mon 15). 7.30pm. £2—£10. Glasgow-based experimentalists Raindog (co-founded by Robert Carlyle) pull out the stops with this revamping of Federico Garcia Lorca's epic story of desire and sexual tension. featuring a 40- strong cast.

Celle-la (That Woman) Thu 25-Sai 27 Sep. 8pm. £7 (£4). See Touring.


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

Macbeth Until Sat 20 Sep. Tue—Sun 7.30pm; Tue 16. Thu 18 mats 1.30pm. £8 (£4). See Touring and review. page 62. The Red Balloon Thu 25—Sat 27 Sep. Thu llam. 2pm; Fri & Sat 2pm. 7pm. £4.50 (£3). See Touring.



Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Dracula Until Sat 20 Sep. 7.30pm; mat 13 Sep 2.30pm. £9 (£5.50): mat £4.50. Brunton Theatre re-opens its doors after a two-year break and £ 1 .8 million refurbishment. witll the world premiere of Patrick Prior's adaptation of Bram Stoker's enduring vampire tale. See review. page 62.

The Red Balloon Mon 15 Sep. Ham.

2 tn. £5 (£3.50). See Touring.

Tiie Misanthrope Tue 23 & Wed 24 Sep. 7.30pm. £9 (£5.50). See Touring.


2 1.even Street. 220 4349. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

A Delicate Balance Tue l6—Sat 27 Sep. Mon—Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat lilat 2.30pm. £12—£2().50 (colic available). Maggie Smith. the actress famous for playing Edinburgh's most genteel teacher Miss lean Brodie. stars ill the Scottish premiere of this Pulitzer Prize-winning play about domestic strife. written by American absurdist Edward Albee ill 1966. four years after his classic. W/m '5' {timid 0] Virginia Wan/f. The cast also includes Annette Crosbie of ()Ilt’ Fun! In T/lt’ (irate fame. See Frontlines. page 2.


Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

Grease Tue 23 Sep—Sat 10 Jan. Mon—Sat 7.30pm; mats Wed 8; Sat 2.30pm. Mon—Thu eves £10—£25 (£10-£22.50); Fri & Sat eves £12.50—£26 (no cones); Wed mats £7.50—-£2() (£6.50/£10.50): Sat mats £10—£25 (no concs). Call for details of group bookings. Romance. rebellion and rock 'n' roll. 50s style in this colourful new tour of the classic American musical.


Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Sun.

The Steamie Until Sat 27 Sep. 7.45pm. £l—£ 14. Tony Roper's classic comedy of wimmin doon the wash hoose in 50s Scotland. is revived with the cast who peformed it at the Lyceum last year.


34 Hamilton Place.226 5425 [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

The Red Balloon Thu 11—521! 13 Sep. Thu 10.30am. 1.30pm; Fri 10.30am; Sat 3pm. £4.50 (£2.50). See Touring.



Big yar. lnfo: 01899220047.

Phl otus Wed l7-Sat 20 Sep. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Biggar Theatre Workshop revive a Renaissance Scottish comedy from the late 16th century. which combines elements of farce and morality play ill the sorry tale of a dirty old man‘s lust for a 14-year-old girl. CUMBERNAULD THEATRE

Kildrum. Cumbernauld. ()1236 732887. [Access: PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

The Suicide Fri 12 & Sat 13 Sep. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). See Tourin i.

The Cheviot, The Stag An The Black, Black Oil Thu 18—Sat 20 Sep. 7.45pm. £5 (£2.50). John McGrath’s rallying tale

of Highland Clearances ancient and modern. as performed by Cast Off ill its first community show.

The Corridor Tue 23 & Wed 24 Sep. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). Experimental Edinburgh-based company Benchtours present a poignant triple-hander about the universal need to be loved. spliced together from seperate monologues by three excellent Scottish writers. Michael Marra. John Harvey and Linda McLean. Only An Excuse? Thu 25 & Fri 26 Sep. 7.45pm. £8 (£5). See Touring and review. page 62.


University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. [Access: P. PPA.1.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G]

Les Miserables Thu l8—Sat 20 Sep. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50); £6 (£3). See Touring.

STIRLING CASTLE ESPLANADE Stirling Castle. Tickets: 01786 473544. The Battle Of Stirling Bridge Fri l2 & Sat 13 Sep. 8pm. £7 (£4); family ticket £18. A show which could go either way depending on the results of the Referendum. which happens the day before its opening night. The event. directed by Andy Arnold (artistic director of the Arches) involves 100—200 local performers. who will recreate the horror and excitement of Wallace's historic encounter with the English using live music. drama. battle sequences and even pyrotechnics. See preview. page 61.

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, I The Battle Of Stirling Bridge Arches Theatre Company director Andy Arnold sorts out the wimps from the bravehearts at a 700th anniversary re- enactment of Wallace's finest hour. Pure coincidence, obviously, that the anniversary ties in with the devolution referendum. See preview, page 61. Stirling: Cast/e Esplanade.

The Suicide Edinburgh-based touring company Communicado triumph once again in this vivid interpretation of Nikolai Erdman’s classic satire on the soul of man under Stalinism. Touring.

The House Of Bernarda Alba Lorca’s last play, set in the repressive regime of matriarchal widow Bernarda, performed by more than forty women in a tenth anniversary production by Glasgow- based Raindog theatre company. Glasgow: Tramway.

A Delicate Balance Top-notch casting with Maggie Smith in the lead role should ensure a thrilling revival of Edward Albee's forgotten 1966 Pulitzer prizewinner. See Frontlines, page 2. King’s Theatre, Edinburgh.

The Men Who Cried For Ireland irish stand-up comedian Owen O’Neill, who won the first-ever LWT Comedy Writing Award at the Edinburgh Fringe this year, returns to Scotland with a show which takes Ireland's literary legends down a peg or two. See Book preview, page 90. Glasgow: CC’A.

The Misanthrope Ayr-based Borderline Theatre present a new translation of Moliere's classic farce, set in the hypocritical world of the media. Touring.

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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