THEATRE drama & dance


Dead Funny Fri 3—Sat 18 Oct. 7.45pm; mats ll. 15. 18 Oct 2.30pm. £1—£15. Andy Gray (Mind The Gap. Double Nougat) stars in Terry Johnson‘s witty. not to mention bizarre tale. of a secret society who worship classic comedians of the 60s and 70s. The story unfolds with The Dead Funny Society holding a wake for the dear-departed Benny Hill. which quickly turns into something far more personal. Also stars Jennifer Black (Ashes To Ashes, The Trick Is To Keep Breathing) and Robert Can‘ (Hamish Macbeth. The High Life and Para Handy). See preview. page 57.


Cambridge Street. 228 1404. (Access: 1.. Facilities: L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Closed Mons.

The Little Lady From A Lucky Star Thu 2—Sat 4 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£3). Edinburgh- based mixed ability theatre company Lung Ha‘s returns with another highly inventive piece of theatre. partly intended to alter perceptions about those with learning disabilities. Directed by John Mitchell. Louise lronside‘s latest play features a cast of 30 and takes us on a magical journey to a railway station in the middle of nowhere which the staff work day and night to keep sparkling for a train that never comes. See New Shows. page 58.



Kildrutn. Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. [Accessz PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Only An Excuse? Until Fri 26 Sep. 7.45pm. £8 (£5). See Touring.

Death And The Maiden Fri 26 & Sat 27 Sep. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). See Touring.

Le Marriage De Figaro Thu 2 ()ct. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). Tht Marriage ()f Figaro. one presumes as performed by north of England-based visual theatre company Theatre Sans Frontieres which - despite boasting an international cast -— is not as French as it sounds. Here they get stuck into Edward Kemp's adaptation of Beauinarchais' lively tale. which

The Greeks have a word for it: Rubber Ea

follows wily comic servant Figaro and his numerous attempts to outwit his unscrupulous master.

The Misanthrope Fri 3 ()ct. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). See Touring and review. page 60. The Gun Thu 9v—Sat l 1 Oct. 7.45pm. £7 (£4 l. See Touring.


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

The Misanthrope Sat 2'7 Sep. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50); apex £6 (£3). 7.30pm. See Touring and review. page 60.

27 Tue 30 Sep. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See Touring.

Walking On The Roof Wed 1 Oct. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Fiona Knowles stars in Scottish playwright Rona Munro‘s topical comedy about a community in crisis where folks hartlly know their

| neighbours. and three women. all played


Cooking up a storm: celebrity TV cook Rustie Lee stars in the lavish new touring version of South Pacific at Edinburgh Festival Theatre (see page 63)

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by Knowles. harbour guilt secrets. All's Well That Ends Wei Tue 7—Sat I 1 Oct. 7.30pm; Wed mat 2pm. £9 (£4.50) apex £8 (£4); student special. first night and matinee £3. 7 Oct post-show discussion. Shakespeare experts Oxford Stage Company return to the MacRobert with their only Scottish performances of Shakespeare's earthy romantic fairytale. directed by Irina Brook. daughter anti it seems. creative heir to the world-famous theatre director Peter Brook. See New Shows. page 58.


This section lists all future dates in the central belt of shows that are on tour.

Breadmakers Glasgow-based Theatre Works present John Binnie's adaptation of the Margaret Thomson Davis novel about life and love in a 1920s Govan bakery. For more information call Theatre Works on 0141 314 0020. Cottier Theatre. (Ilasgott' Until Fri 26 Sep.8an

East Kilhritle Arts Centre Wed 1 & Thu 2 ()ct. 7.30pm.

Celle-La Glasgow‘s Theatre Cryptic cotne fresh from the Edinburgh Festival with an epic domestic tragedy from the pen of Quebecois playwright Daniel Danis. As with other Cryptic productions. the international company includes opera singers anti an impressive set of musicians. Call Theatre Cryptic on 014] 339 I810 for details.

'l'rantii‘av. (Ilas'goit' Until Sat 27 Sep.

8 )m.

Tine Corridor Experimental Edinburgh- based company Benchtours present this poignant triple-hander about the univeral need to be loved. spliced together from separate monologues by three excellent Scottish writers —- Michael Marta. John Harvey and Linda McLean. Call Benchtours on ()131 555 3585 for details. Bra/non Theatre. Miissellmrglt Fri 26 Sep. 7.30pm.

I’aislevArts Centre Sat 27 Sep. 7.30pm. Tron Theatre. Glasgow Wed l-Sat 4 ()ct.


Death And The Maiden Rapture Theatre Company revive their production ofAriel Dorfman's tense human rights thriller set in an unnamed Latin Atnerican country at the end of the long dictatorship. Contact venues for details. ('tonhernaaltl Theatre Fri 26 & Sat 27 Sep. 7.45pm.

East K ilbritle Arts Centre Fri 3 & Sat 4 ()ct. 8pm.

Collier Theatre. Cltts‘goii' Tue 7—Sat l 1 Oct. 8pm.

The Gun Scottish company Wildcat. which has long earned its stripes. returns with a revival of their 90s urban Scottish musical. Played out against a backdmp of

r Productions on tour in Kathleen Ruddy's holiday romance comedy Sex. Chips And Ouzo

funk. hip hop. R&B. ambient and blues music and featuring a cast of young Scottish performers. it tells the story of Sando and Lees. of love. alcopops. murder and crosswords. For more information call Wildcat on 0141 420 3151.

Cunthernattltl Theatre Thu 9—Sat l 1 ()ct. 7.45pm.

Paisley Town Hall Thu 16 ()ct. 7.30pm. (ireenoe/t Arts Guild Tue 28 Oct. 7.30pm. St Brides Centre. Edinburgh Thu 30 & Fri 31 Oct. 7.30pm.

Whitehall C ll'lt‘ C entre, Hamilton Mon 3 Nov. 7.30pm.

Albert Halls. Stirling Tue 4 Nov. 8pm. Cam/mslang Institute, Glasgow Fri 7 Nov. 7.30pm.

Cottier Theatre, Glasgow Tue ll-Sun 16 Nov. 7.30pm; mats Wed 12 & Thu 13 Nov. 1pm.

Village Theatre, East K ilhrit/e Wed 1‘) 8: Thu 20 Nov. 7.30pm.

The Hanging Tree Glasgow-based playwright Nicola McCartney and her company LookOut Theatre take a Wild West style showdown between goodies and baddies. and transfer it with sharp satire to a small housing estate in Central Scotland where the residents are struggling to keep up morale in the face of a crimewave. For more information call LookOut Theatre on 0141 332 8841. Paisley Arts Centre Thu 9 & Fri 10 Oct. 7.30pm.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow Mon l3—Sun 1‘) ()ct. 8pm.

Macbeth Shakespeare modernisers theatre babel return with their pared- down but intense version of the Bard's Scottish tragedy. For more information call theatre babel on 0141 226 8806. Cllttlht'l‘lltlll/(l Theatre Mon 3~Wetl 5 Nov. 7.45pm.

l’aislev Arts Centre Thu 6 & Fri 7 Nov. 7.30pm.

Mat'Roht'rt Arts Centre. Stirling Tue 1 l & Wed 12 Nov. 7.30pm.

Wynrl Theatre. Arh’lIYM't’ Fri 14 & Sat 15 Nov. 8pm.

Nether/tow Arts Centre. Edinburgh Thu 20—Sat 22 Nov. 7.30pm.

The Misanthrope Moliere's classic tale of candour versus hypocn'sy is transposed to the modern-day lthViC worlds of arts and media in this new version by Martin Crimp. performed by Ayr‘s Borderline Theatre Company in its first major production under new artistic director Leslie Finlay. For tnore information call Borderline on 01292 281 010.

Village Theatre. East Kll/N‘ltlt' Until Fri 26 Sep. 7.30pm.

Mat'Rohert Arts Centre. Stirling Sat 27 Sep. 7.30pm.

Greenot'k Arts (iailtl Thu 2 (Jet. 7.30pm. C inn/)emaalt/ Theatre Fri 3 ()ct. 7.45pm.

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