Oscar Wilde‘s classic comedy of manners, centring around a case of mistaken identity.

Passages Thu 30 Oct. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). See Glasgow Dance.

SeXual Tue 4 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). See Touring and New Shows. page 58. Part of Waiting For Glusgrtv.’

Macbeth Thu 6 & Fri 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). See Touring.


Abbey Close. Paisle . 887 mm.

Lots, Lots More Dorothy Paul Wed 29 Oct. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). See Comedy.


l2l Renfteld Street. 332 1846. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]

Lots, Lots More Of Dorothy Paul Until Sat 25 Oct. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50). See Comedy.

The Ken Dodd Happiness Show Thu 30 Oct. 7.30pm. £l()—£l2. See Comedy. Freddie Starr Thu 6 & Fri 7 Nov. 7pm. £l3—£l4. See Comedy.


98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. Bookings also Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Access: ST. Facilities: WC. \VS. G. Help: AA]

The Island Fri 24—Mon 27 Oct. 7.30pm. Fri—Sun £6 (£3): Mon £4 (£1.50). Presented to coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Edinburgh. Athol Fugard's extraordinary and powerful play set on Robben Island the notoriousjail where Nelson Mandela spent many years enters the depths of brutality of the South African regime. While evoking the suffering of the political prisoners. it is above all a moving tribute to the transcendence of human dignity.

Mae West - All Of Me Fri 31 ()et & Sat 1 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£3). Ayshe Raif's play about the legendary blonde bombshell and sex queen takes us behind the surface of the stage and film sets to discover the woman behind the innuendo and one- liners.

RSAMD l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. ST. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C.

Help: A. AA]

The Miser Tue 28-Fri 31 Oct. 7. l5pm. £3.50 (£2.50). RSAMD final year students present Moliere's tale of romantic complications as the beautiful Mariane tries to escape her arranged marriage to brutal old skinflint Harpagon so she may be united with the man of her dreams. his son.

Tartuffe Fri 31 Oct & Sat l Nov. 7.15pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Best known of Moliere‘s plays in these parts. largely due to Liz l.ochhead’s Scots rendition. this classic farce. directed by Pierre Debauche and performed in French. sees holier- than-thou cuckoo in the nest inveigling his way into the hearts of the pillars of the community. only to be exposed as a lusty. money-grabbing opportunist hiding behind the badge of piety.


Finnieston Quay. 248 9999. Shehallion - A Scottish Gathering Until Sun 26 Oct. Fri & Sat 7.30pm; Sun 7pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £ l0-£25. The £l million music and dance extravaganza based on Scotalnd's history. with an original score by Douglas Whyte and a cast of 56 performers. including 20 dancers. lO singers and a contemporary band. See review. page 61.


Hope Street. 332 9000. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]. Closed Suns.

Rigoletto Wed 29 Oct & Sat 1 Nov.

7. l5pm. £3.50—£45.50. See Classical & Opera listings.

Peter Grimes Sat 25. Tue 28. Thu 30 Oct. 7.15pm. £3.50~-£45.50. See Classical & Opera listings.

Norma Fri 24 ()ct. 7.15pm. £3.50—£45.50. See Classical & Opera listings.

The Noble Award Fri 3| ()ct (Semi- final) & Sun 2 Nov (Final). 7. l 5pm. Fri free; Sun £5. See Classical & Opera listings.

Wuthering Heights Tue 4—Sat 8 Nov. 7.15pm; Thu 8; Sat mat 2.l5pm. £4.50—£ I650. Prepare to be whisked away to the rugged Yorkshire moors for limin Bronte‘s classic story of tragic lovers Heathcliff and Cathy.


25 Albert Drive. 287 55l 1. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]. D.A.R.E Until Sat 25 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£4). See Touring.

Seizer Thu 30 Oct—Sat l Nov. 8pm. £6 (£4). See Touring.

Manes Tue 4—Sat 8 Nov. 8pm. £10 (£5). Taking the end of the century as a starting point. wild Spanish performance ensemble La Fura Dels Baus expose the rites of the 90s. where traditional and enduring human frailties have been pushed to the limit by hypocrisy. violence and ruthless individualism. See Frontines. page 2.


63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC. W5. H. C. Help: AA].

Sadness Fri 24—Sat 25 Oct. 8pm. £8 (£4). As part of theforofeis photography festival. William Yang uses words and photographs to tell a story of longing. lust and loss as he weaves the search for his ethnic roots with intimate recollections of friends and lovers. journeying from Sydney to Northern Queensland.

Rich Hall's Louisiana Hayride Sun 26 Oct. 8 in. £8 (£6). Cancelled

Rede ining Fri 3! Oct-Sat 1 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£4). See Glasgow Dance and New Shows. page 58.

SeXual Sun 2 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£4). See Touring and New Shows. Page 58. Port of Waiting For Glrtsgav.’

Molly's Collar And Tie Wed 5—Sun 9 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£4; Wed all tickets £3). See Touring and New Shows. page58. Part of Waiting For Glasgrrv.’


Maxwell Drive. East Kilbride. 03552 48669. [Access: P. L. ST. Facilities: WC. W3. H. G. C]

Traditional Story From The Hindu Epics Fri 3l Oct. l.l5pm. £2. Classical. visually stunning dance drama from the Kathakali tradition of Kerela. South India. The piece touches on such weighty themes as desire. love. greed. virtue and evil. accentuated by lavish costumes and highly stylised make-up.

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When "an Girl I UsedTo Scream And Shout Sharman Macdonald‘s modern Scots classic about a mother, a daughter and their sexual lives receives a healthy revival, directed by David Mark Thomson. See review, page 61 . Edinburgh: Brunton Theatre, Masselbmyh. Mudi‘Ado About “tithing Star Scottish comedy actors Elaine C. Smith and Forbes Masson play the duelling central couple - Beatrice and Benedick - in the Lyceum’s summer Shakespeare. See preview, page 57. Edinburgh: Royal Lyceum Theatre.

I ticked A Slag's Deodorant Jim Cartwright's bleak two-hander, set in the run-down hovel of a crack-addicted prostitute, receives a sterling Scottish premiere from the Arches Theatre Company. See review, page 61. Glasgow: Arches Theatre.

Lazybed Iain Crichton Smith revives the title character of his novel Thoughts Of Murdo for a warped and witty view of the absurdities of modern life. See review, page 61. Edinburgh: Traverse Theatre. Dance: SeXual Scottish dance company The X-Factor explore ’the hidden areas of male sexuality‘ in this new piece by Alan Greig. Who knows what horrors may be revealed? See New Shows, page 58. 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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