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

Daisy Pulls It Off Until Sat 22 Nov. £4.50 (£3.50). Local company Trinity Theatre. with this comedy about a young girl’s attempts to get in with the ‘in‘ crowd at school.


121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. (Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]

Julian Clary Fri 2] Nov. 8pm. £13.50 (£12.50). See Comedy listings.

Bob Downe Sat 22 Nov. 8pm. £10. See Comedy listings.

Robin Hood And The Babes In The Woods Wed 3 Dec—Sat 24 Jan (not Sun 7 Dec. Mon 15 Dec. Christmas Day. New Year's Day. Mon 5 Jan. Sun 11 Jan. Sun 18 Jan). 10am; 2pm; 6.30pm; 7.30pm (check with box office for which shows are on each day). £9.25-£6.50 (£6.50—£6). Andy Cameron. Christian and guest star Maurice Roeves are this year‘s showbiz delights at the Pavilion‘s trad panto. See Christmas shows special. pages 71-72.


the Scottish Trades Union Congress.

The soul of woman under capitalism: Maria Miller in The Weavers at Tramway


98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. Bookings also Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Access: ST. Facilities: WC, W8. G. Help: AA] Therese Raquin Until Sat 22 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Strathclyde Theatre Group with experimental theatre bod Pip Broughton's adaptation of Emile Zola‘s gripping psychological thriller of a novel. Greek Wed 3—Sat 13 Dec (not Sun or Mon). 7.30pm. Mon & Tue £4 (£1.50); Wed—Sat £6 (£3). Stephen Berkoff’s visceral and highly physical take on the Oedipus tragedy. performed as a collaborative venture between Strathclyde Theatre Group and Focus Theatre. and directed by Bonita Beach.


Renfrew. Tickets: Renfrew Community Library in person or on the door. Whispers Of Waters 8: Yarns Until Sat 22 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Leading Scottish theatre company 7:84 presents this community-led show dedicated to 600 years of Renfrew and 100 years of


Hope Street. 332 9000. 11‘. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]. Closed Suns.

La Fille Mal Gardee Until Sat 22 Nov & Mon 29 Dec—Sat 10 Jan. Mon—Sat 7.15pm; Sat mats 2. 15pm; Tue 30. Wed 31 Dec. Thu 8 Jan 1.30pm. No performance 1 or 2 Jan or Suns. £3.50—£32. See Touring.

Henry VTue 25—Sat 29 Nov. 7.15pm; Thu 27 & Sat 29 mat 2pm. £4.50—£l6.50. Rising star Michael Sheen plays the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new production of the bard's epic drama. See preview. page 63.


25 Albert Drive. 287 5511.TT. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C]. The Weavers Wed 26—Sat 29 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£4). Gerhart Hauptman’s powerful tale of a workers‘ revolt in rural Germany is translated into potent Scots by Bill Findlay in this co-production between Tramway and Dundee Rep Theatre in celebration of the STUC centenary. See preview. page 63.


63 Trongate. 552 4267. "1'1". [Access: PPA. ST. R. 1-. Facilities: WC. W8. H. C. Help: AA]. ~

70 Hill Lane Until Sun 23 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£4). Sellotape features prominently in this partly autobiographical tale of poltergeistery from talented director Phelim McDermott. who manages to create atmosphere aplenty from effects no more sophisticated than a roll of sticky tape. This Improbable Theatre production was a hit at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Animo Fri 21—Sat 22 Nov. 10pm. £8 (£4). Phelim McDermott. Julian Crouch and the cast of 70 Hill Lane (see above) feature in a bizarre form of adult theatre that creates fantastical worlds using nowt but improvised storytelling and puppet animation. Watch in wonder as newspapers become swans and brushes become swamp creatures with skill and resourcefulness that would shame Biddy Baxter.

Felix Dexter Sat 29 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£6). See Comedy listings.

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Henryv Michael Sheen is the up-and~ coming young‘actor leading England into I; battle against the French, in Ron Daniel's admirable Royal Shakespeare Company production. See preview, page 63. Glasgow: Theatre Royal.

Greta First stage play by TV writer James Duthie, a black comedy about euthanasia and family responsibility. See Frontlines, page 4 and New Shows, page 64. Edinburgh: Traverse Theatre.

Comedy: Eddie luard: ‘Glorlous’ More observational absurdities from the tangential transvestite with a serious acting talent. See Frontlines, page 3. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

People Show 103 improvisational, multi- media madness from the long~established wacksters, who incorporate site-specific video, music and audience comment into the show's framework. See New Shows, page 64. Edinburgh: Assembly Rooms. West Side Story Rousing and slick production of the classic musical that transplants Romeo And Juliet to 505 New York. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.

Bold Girls Theatre Galore takes a fresh approach to Rona Munro's popular play about women trying to live ordinary lives in Belfast. See review, page 64. Glasgow: Arches Theatre.

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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