THEATRE drama & dance

Mirror up to nature: Javier de Frutos and company in Grass at Tramway


Only An Excuse? Jonathan Watson limbers up for his first solo run of the well-played show that takes a light- hearted look at the nation's obsession with eleven men and a ball. For more information call 0410 507 784. Cumbemauld Theatre Fri 26 Sep. 7.45pm.

Renfrew Town Hall Tue 2 Oct. 7.30pm. Village Theatre. [fast K ilbride Fri 3 & Sat 4 Oct. 7.30pm.

The Red Balloon Scottish childrens‘ theatre company Visible Fictions present a new adaptation of Albert Lamorisse's much-loved family fable about a wee boy with nae pals who one day espies a round. red chum in the sky.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow Fri 26 & Sat 27 Sep 2pm.

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The Suicide Leading Scottish company Communicado make lively work of this satirical Soviet masterpiece by Nikolai Erdman. banned by Stalin in 1932 for its counter-revolutionary tale of an unemployed man weighed down by the tedium of his life. For more information call Communicado on 0131 624 4040. Bra/iron Theatre, Musselburgh Tue 30 Sep—Sat 4 Oct.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow Tue 7-Sun 12 Oct. 8pm.

Mothem'ell Theatre Tue 14 Oct. 7.30pm. 27 Fecund theatre. returns to Scotland with its latest piece. written and directed by John Keates. Co-commissioned by Tramway. this award-winning Edinburgh Fringe success expertly integrates physical theatre with multimedia techniques to explore the first 27 years of a young man‘s life including a headlong journey into drug-fuelled excess in an overwhelming. all-consuming performance style. Call venues for details. MacRohert Arts C entre. Stirling Tue 30 Sep. 7.45pm.

Tramway, Glasgow Wed 8—Sat 11 Oct. 8pm; 9 Oct 9pm.



350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. (Access: PPA. L. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Sweat Thu 2 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£2). Original. issue-based dance theatre. from Ireland’s only all-male dance company who travel under the no-messing label of Mandance. Performed solo by company founder Paul Johnstone. Sweat explores the effects of HIV/AIDS. and is typical of the Mandance style. See New Shows. page 58.

Sfloncs Thu 9 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£2). Dublin-based American ex-pat dance artist Cindy Cummings returns to Glasgow with the first of two new solos.

Reliving the trauma: Rapture Theatre Company‘s revival of Ariel Dorfman's Death And The Maiden is on tour this fortnight

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Based round the imagery of the ancient Sphinx. the first piece sees Cummings use her unique physicality and emotional intensity to conjure up connections between contemporary lrish life and its myths and legends. See Frontlines. page 2. Sjioncs shares a double-bill with a short video installation piece from Annette Smyth.

Skookum Sat 11 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£2). The second solo from Dublin-based dancer Cindy Cummings is a world premiere which mourns the passing into history of the native North American tribe. Skookum. who lived in the Wenatchee Valley where Cummings grew up.

KING'S THEATRE Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link

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Girls On Tap w'd l—Sat 4 Oct. Wed & Thu 8pm; Fri & Sat 6pm & 9pm. £5.50—£ 14.50 (concs available). CANCELLED.


25 Albert Drive. 287 5511. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]. Grass Thu 2—Sat 4 Oct. 8pm. £8 (£4). London-based Venezuelan dancer Javier De Frutos returns to Glasgow after last

year‘s Transatlantic with the world premiere of his latest highly individual. intensely musical piece of choreography. Based around the theme of body language and attraction. it bears the Frutos hallmark of being partly performed in the buff. and is set to the operatic strains of Puccini‘s Madame Butterfly. See New Shows. page 58.



Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 225 5525. Ticketline: 220 434‘). (Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G]

The X Factor Workshop Thu 2 & 9 ()ct. 2—5pm. Fee for both sessions £20 (£15). ()pen to those with more than three years’ experience. Edinburgh-based contemporary dance company The X Factor leads a brace of workshops based around the issues raised in its latest work SeXua/itv. The title should give you a fair idea of what it's all about.


George Square. Info: 552 3876. Bharatnatyam Dances Sat 27 Sep. 7.30pm. £5. India's Bhartamali group present a traditional dance show with live music. organised by the Scottish Indian Arts Forum.

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