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October 30th November 14th

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Strathclyde Theatre Group

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[7213/ Christa her Marlowe irected by usan C Triesman

Marlowe's extraordinary drama sounds out the depths between sexuality and power, sexual infatuation and political contrivance, in a court where the king is an avowed homosexual. Dynamic, vivid and pacy, STC's Clasgay! production sets it in a Tarantino world of irony and savagery. This is the dark underside of history and passion, set in underground club culture. A rare opportunity to see a potent classic

Tickets Tues/Wed £5/1/50 Thurs-Sun £7/3 Ticket Centre 0141 - 287 5511

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Howden Pork Livingston 12 Oct, 7.30pm

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University of Stirling. 01786 461081. [Accessz P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G]

Eating The Elephant Thu 8 Oct. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See Touring.

Freaks Fri 9 & Sat 10 Oct. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Touring and New Shows. page 62. '

Handbag Studio. Thu 22—Sat 24 Oct. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Mark Shopping And Fucking Ravenhill‘s new show. presented by the Actors Touring Company in association with the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith. See New Shows. page 62.


Carnivali Tue 13 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). See Touring.

Frank Wed 14 Oct. 8pm. £7 (£5). Lynn Ferguson's excellent solo show her first since Heart And Soul. An original slant on stand-up comedy. in which Ferguson plays the com re and all the acts. Paras Over e Barras Thu 22-Sat 24 Oct. doors 7pm. performance 7.30pm. The first time an amateur theatre group has attempted James Barclay‘s popular comedy.

SUMMERLEE HERITAGE PARK Lanarlrshire Lives Sun 11 & Sun 18 Oct. 2pm. Free. Life in the 19th century is graphically portrayed in a series of re- enactments.



University of Stirling. 01786 461081. [Accessz P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G]

. . .And Nothing But The Truth . . . Sat 17 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). See Touring. Frontlines. page 2 and New Shows. page 67


Stirling Street. Airdrie. 01698 267515. Goal! Thu 22 Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). A fusion of dance. music and movement on the popular Scottish theme of football.


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

. . .And Nothing But The Truth . . . The latest show by V-TOL Dance Company which uses film projection along with live performance is a murder mystery. in which five characters relive the crime from their own perspectives. For more information. contact V-TOL on 0171 278 2432. See Frontlines. page 2 and New Shows. page 62.

MacRobert Arts Centre, Stirling Sat 17 Oct. 7.30pm.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre Fri 13 Nov. 7.30pm.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow Sat 14 Nov. 7.15 m.

Blu e Red A revival of this play about the Covenanters and the sacrifice of homes. safety and even lives they made for religious freedom in 17th century Scotland. Presented by Christian group Cutting Edge Theatre Company. the play was a sell-out hit at the 1997 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. For more information. contact Cutting Edge Theatre Company on ()131 554 5701.

Methodist Central Hall. Paisley Mon 12 Oct. 7.30pm.

West C hurc/i, Haddington Fri 16 Oct. 7.30pm.

South Carntvne. Glasgow Sat 17 ()ct. 7.30pm.

Open Door Fellowship, Glasgow Sun 25 Oct. 7pm.

Maxwell Mearns Church ofScot/and. Newton Mearns Fri 30 Oct. 7.30pm. Apostolic Church. Glasgow Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm.

Rutherglen Baptist Church Fri 6 Nov. 7.30pm.

St Andrew 's Church. West K ilbride Sat 7

Nov. 7.30pm.

St Catherine 'sArgy/l. Edinburgh Wed 11 Nov. 7.30pm.

Charlotte Baptist Church. Edinburgh Thu 12 Nov. 7.30pm.

DalserfParis/t Church Fri 13 Nov. 7.30pm.

Hamilton Baptist Church Sat 14 Nov. 7.30pm.

Eli/n Central Church. Edinburgh Sun 15 Nov. 7pm.

Netherbow Arts Centre. Edinburgh Wed 18—Sat 21 Nov. 7.30pm.

Carnivali The latest outing from Edinburgh visual theatre Benchtours is a slice ofexistential noir. in which four American gangsters find themselves waiting in a Mexican hotel. But cart they break free from the future that already seems written into their pre-recorded soundtrack? For more information. contact Benchtours on 0131 555 3585. Motherwell Theatre Tue 13 0C1. 7.30pm. MacRobert Arts C entre. Stirling Thu 15 Oct. 7.30 m.

Eating e Elephant The Ashton Group Contemporary Theatre presents a dark comedy by Julia Darling. author of Crocodile Soup. Writing from personal experience. her play explores breast cancer. survival and friendship. For further information contact The Ashton Group on 01229 586784.

MacRoberts A rts C entre, Stirling Thu 8 Oct. 7.45pm.

Netherbow Theatre. Edinburgh Fri 9 & Sat 10 Oct. 7.30pm.

Howden Centre. Livingston Mon 12 Oct. 7.30pm.

Freaks The third in a series of five shows (collectively The Mir 96’) being developed concurrently by Edinburgh's Boilerhouse Theatre. Freaks is a work-in- progress to be presented in ‘performance samples' at two venues. Written by Edinburgh writer Sandy Craigie. the show centres on social outcasts and questions the direction in which society is heading. For more information. contact Boilerhouse on ()131 221 1677. See New Shows. page 62.

Collective Gallery. Edinburgh Fri 2 8: Sat 3 Oct. 8pm.

MacRobert Arts Centre. Stirling Fri 9 & Sat 10 ()ct. 7.45pm.

Kat And The Kings Dynamic and successful doo-wop musical with a political message. Set in South Africa. it tells the story of a young black singer‘s rise to fame; and the apartheid regime which drags him out of the limelight. Kings Theatre. Edinburgh Mon 26—Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mat. 2.30pm. National Tour Scottish Ballet returns for a new totir with three new works created by six choreographers and danced by members of the company including principal Campbell McKenzie. Vladislav Bubnov and Linda Parker. Micaela Greganri has choreographed one piece and co-choreographed another. in which she also dances; while the other piece. Bitter Destinv. is choreographed by Ivan Dinev to music by Tchaikovsky. For further information. contact Scottish Ballet on 0141 331 2931.

Cross current: Spencer Gooch in Smells And Bells

Mot/tenvell Civic Centre Mon 2 & Tue 3 Nov. 7.30pm.

Brunton Theatre. Musselburgh 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. For further information contact TAG on 0141 552 4949.

St Bride 's Centre. Edinburgh Fri 9—Sat 17 Oct (not Mon 12). 7.30pm; Thu mat 2.30pm.

Secrets Of Makaleng Europe's largest African dance company. Adzido brings together ten dancers to travel through time. paying homage to centuries of African achievements. rituals and contributions to world cultures. For further information contact Adzido on 0171 359 7453.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre Thu 8—Sat 10 Oct. 7.30pm.

Adam Smith Theatre. Kirkcaldy Thu 22 Oct. 7.30pm.

MacRobert Arts Centre. Stirling Fri 23 Oct. 7.30pm.

Smells And Bells The Pope is dead and the race is on to replace him. led by a corrupt Scottish cardinal. Christopher Dean’s play his second for the gay Molly’s Collar & Tie company aims to challenge the beliefs that gay people live without faith and people of the faith live without gay people. For further information contact MCT on 0141 440 1703.

Adam Smith Theatre. K irkcaldy Fri 9 Oct. 7.30pm.

The Traverse. Edinburgh Thu 3 Dec—Sun 6 Dec. 7.30pm.

Spurt Tangerine Productions present a new play by Raymond Burke. directed by Grant Smeaton. An unlikely group of people come together in a sperm bank in this ‘Ortonesque black comedy' about family. fertility and genetics. For details. contact Tangerine Productions on 0141 440 1030. See review. page 64.

Arches Theatre. (ilasgrm' Until Sat 10 Oct. 7.30pm.

East K ilbride Arts Centre Thu l5—Sat 17 Oct. 7.30pm.

Three Steps To Heaven Arriving in a celestial milk bar. Buddy Holly. The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens look back over their lives and have one last jam in David Cosgrove's musical which is revived by First Base Theatre Company. For further information contact First Base on 0131 557 5734.

Pavilion Theatre. Glasgow Thu 8 & Fri 9 Oct. 7.30pm; Sat 10 ()ct. 5pm & 8.15pm. Brunton Theatre, .llusse/lnrrgh Thu l3—Sat 17 ()ct. 7.30pm; Sat ntar 2.30pm. Transatlantic Glasgrm-based company LookOut presents a new play by Nicola McCartney observing three sets of characters travelling to America. and proving that it's the travelling that counts. For further information contact LookOut on 0141 945 0012.

Arches Theatre, Glasgranue 13—Sat 17 Oct. 8pm.

Curnbernauld Theatre Thu 29-Sat 31 Oct. 7.45pm.