THEATRE listings



Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. W3. G. C]

Les Miserables Wed 16 Sep-Sat 12 Dec. 7.30pm. Wed & Sat tnats 2.30pm. £7.50- £29.50. Call for details of various concessions. Triumphal return to Edinburgh for Cameron Mackintosh's lavish touring musical. based on a novel by Victor Hugo. in which an obsessive cop trails his quarry through the post-Revolutionary streets of Paris. See Frontlines. page 3.


Grindlay Street. 229 9697. TT. [Access: 1’. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]. Closed Sun & Mon. Britannia Rules Fri 11 Sep-Sat 3 ()ct. 7.45pm. Mats Sat 19Sep.\\'ed 2.3 Sep. Sat 3()c1.2.30pm.£7-161£l-£11.50). 'l‘ouclt-tour and audio-described performance. Thu 24 Sep 5.45pm. Audio- described performance. Sat 3 ()ct 2.30pm.

Post-performance discussion with cast. Tue 15 Sep. Pre-perfonnance discussion. Tue 22 Sep. 6.15pm. Following the huge success of Liz Lochhead‘s Festival hit Perfect Days at the Traverse. she unveils another new show - a redevelopment of her early play Shanghaied about Clydebank kids evacuated during the war; whose second half catches up with them again on Coronation Day in 1953. See feature. page 17.



33 Morningside Road. 447 7597. Tickets: 226 9900.

National Tour Fri 18 & Sat 19 Sep. 7.30pm. £10 (£5). See Touring and Famespotting. page 10.


CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrutn. Cutnbemauld. ()1236 732887.

Compania Teatrala 777 (Romania) Sounds of Progress (Scotland)

"A miracle of acting” The Bucharest Journal

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DUNDEE REP THEATRE Tue 8 - Sat 12 Sept 7.45pm Mat. Sat 12 Sept 2.30pm

Box Office:

01382 223530

Lesser God

by Mark Medoff

Directed by

Theodor-Cristian Popescu

Original score by Gordon Dougall


Tue 15 - Sat 19 Sept 7.45pm Ticket Centre:

0141 287 551 1

All performances will be in English and will be signed.

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11 September 3 October (Tuesday - Saturday). Tickets: £8 £16. Students half price in Stalls and Grand Circle.

TT. [Accessz PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Two Until 12 Sep. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). See Touring and review. page 54.


This section lists all future dates in the Central Belt of shows that are on toun

Bleach As part of its ongoing project to devise five new shows. Edinburgh-based company Boilerhouse invites audiences to view ‘performance samples‘ of this piece. created in collaboration with New Zealand company Trouble. and based around ideas of social and personal isolation. See preview. page 52. For further information contact Boilerhouse on 01312211677.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh Fri 18 & Sat 19 Sep. 7.30pm.

The Arches. Glasgow Fri 25 & Sat 26 Sep. 8pm.

Fire In The Basement Communicado Theatre Company present Bill Findlay’s lively Scots translation of Paval Kohout‘s Czech farce. in which a couple of newlyweds find their fiat invaded by an unsettling gang of firefighters in search of a mystery blaze. For further information contact Communicado on 0131 624 4040.

Brunton Theatre. Mussel/nirgh Until Sat 12 Sep. 7.30pm. Audio described performance Sat 12 Sep.

M(I(‘R()l)cl‘l Arts Centre. Stirling Tue 15 & Wed 16 Sep. 7.30pm.

Cumbernauld Theatre Fri 25 8; Sat 26 Sep. 7.45pm.

Glasgott' (venue vet to be (‘()Il/lt‘ltl(’(l) Wed 7—Sat 10 Sep.

Kat And The Kings Dynamic and successful musical. set in South Africa. which tells the story of a young black singer‘s rise to fatne. See review. page ss

King's Theatre. Glasgott‘ Thu 10 Sep. 7.30pm; Fri 11 & Sat 12 Sep. 5.30pm & 8.30pm.

King's Theatre. Edinburgh Mon 26-Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mats. 2.30pm.

National Tour Scottish Ballet returns for a thirteen-date tour with three new works. created by six choreographers and danced by members of the company including principals Campbell McKenzie. Vladislav Bubnov attd Linda Packer. Micaela Creganti has choreographed one piece. attd co-choreographed another. itt which she also dances; while the final piece. Bitter Destinv. is choreographed by lvatt Dinev to music by Tchaikovsky. See Famespotting. page 10. For furtlter information. contact Scottish Ballet on 01413312931.

Mite/tell Theatre. Glasgow Wed 16 8: Thu 17 Sep. 7.30pm.

Church Hill Theatre, [Edinburgh Fri 18 & Sat 19.7.30pm.

l’allt'irlr Town Hall Tue 22 & Wed 23 Sep. 7.30pm.

Greenot'k Arts Guild Fri 25 8: Sat 26 Sep. 7.30pm.

Magnum Centre. Irvine Wed 30 Sep. 7.30pm.


Motherwell Ci vir.‘ Centre Mon 2 & Tue 3 Nov. 7.30pm.

Brunton Theatre, Musselburg/t Fri 13 & Sat 14 Nov. 7.30pm.

Othello Shakespeare's fearsome. tragedy of race and jealousy. directed by James Brining for TAG Theatre Company. with an original soundtrack. See review. page 54. For further information. contact TAG on 0141 552 4949.

The Citizens" Theatre, Glasgow Until 12 Sep. 7.30pm

St Bride ’s Centre, Ifdinbuggh Fri 9—Sat 17 Oct (not Mon 12). 7.30pm. Thu tnat 2.30pm.

Three Steps To Heaven Arriving in a celestial Milk Bar. Buddy Holly. The Big Bopper. Ritchie Valens and Roger Peterson look back over their lives arid have one last jam in David Cosgrove‘s musical which is revived by First Base Theatre Company. See review. page 55. For further information contact First Base on 0131 557 5734.

Paislev Arts Centre Until Sat 12 Sep. 7.30pm.

C untbernauld Theatre Mon l4—Sat 19 Sep. 7.45pm.

Gaietv Theatre, Avr Tue 22—Sat 26 Sep. 7.30pm.

Village Theatre, East Kilbride Wed 30 Sep & Thu 1 Oct. 7.30pm.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow Mon 5~Sat 10 Oct. 7.30pm (Mon—Fri); 5pm & 8.15pm (Sat).

Brunton Theatre. MttA‘S‘ell’lleflll Tue l3—Sat 17 Oct. 7.30pm. Sat tnat 2.30pm. Transatlantic Glasgow-based company LookOut presents a new play by Nicola McCartney observing three sets of characters travelling to America. attd proving that it is the travelling that counts. For further information contact LookOut on ()141 945 0012.

Brunton Theatre. Mussel/Hugh Wed 16 & Thu 17 Sep. 7.30pm.

Howden Park Centre, Livingston Fri 18 Sep. 7.30pm.

MacRobert A rls Centre. Stirling Thu 24 Sep. 7.45pm.

Paislev Arts Centre Tue 29 & Wed 30 Sep, 7.30pm.

Adam Smith Centre. Kirkt'aldv Thu 1 ()ct. 7.30pm.

[fast Kilbride Arts Centre Fri 2 & Silt 3 ()ct. 8pm.

Bells/till Cultural Centre Wed 7 ()ct. 7.30pm.

Are/res Theatre. Glasgoti' Tue l3-Sat 17 ()ct. 8pm.

Cttttt/n'rtuiuld 'l'lteatre Thu 29-Sat 31 ()ct. 7.45pm.

Two Cumbernauld Theatre joins forces with five other venues to present this new co-prtxluction of Jim Cartwright's boozy black comedy in which two actors play various couples in the course of a night down at the pub. See review. page 54.For further information contact Cumbernauld Theatre on 01236 458680.

Cuntln'rnauld Theatre Until Sat 12 Sep. 7.45pm.

Village 'I'lteatre, [fast Ki/bride Mon l4—Sat 19 Sep. 7.30pm.

l’aislev A rts Centre Mon 21—S11t 26 Sep. 7.30pm.

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