98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. Bookings also Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Access: ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. Help: AA] Wyrd Sisters Fri 2‘) Jan-~Sat 6 Feb (not Sun 3l Jan). 7.30pm. Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novel comes to the stage as the Mlles Weatherwax. Ogg and Garlick fight for the future of Lancre.



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

Hanging Out With Jesus Fri 22 & Sat 23 Jan. 8pm. £6 (£4). Sean Tuan Jean and Bert Van (iorp incorporate slapstick comedy and the tunes of the Smashing Pumpkins to create dance with crossover appeal by the bucketload. Last seen in Glasgow with Frederick 3‘ First K in. Coconut Tue 2-—Wed 4 Feb. 8pm. £6 (£4). The life of an African woman in Glasgow. See preview page 60.


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

Coconut Wed 27—Fri 2‘) .Ian. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). As above. See preview page 60.



l4 New Street. 556 5204.

lmagi Nation Sun 24 Jan. 8pm. Multi- media meets audience participation fora night of eclectic entertainment.

Facing death: Ruth Ellis at the Citizens Theatre. Glasgow. 2—6 Feb

business. Only one night in Bangkok. but eight in Edinburgh.

The Mikado Tue 2 Feb—Sat 6 Feb. 7.30pm; Sat mat 6 Feb. 2.30pm. £7.50 (£5). Gilbert & Sullivan‘s most famous and enduring work staged by Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group.


NIusserurgh. 665 2240. [Accessz l.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. ll. (3. C. TT. Help: AA]

Romeo 8r Juliet 2‘) Jan—l3 Feb

(not Suns) 7.30pm; mats Wed 3 & Sat 13 Feb. 2.30pm. £8/£5.50 (£4).

Did somebody say star-crossed? h‘lodern-day production of the world’s favourite love story: just a shame they couldn‘t manage an extra performance for Valentine's Day. See preview.

page 58.


.‘vlorningside Road. Ticketline: 220 434‘). Usher Hall. Assembly Rooms and Queen's Hall box offices or Church Hill Theatre 30 minutes before performance. Also Tempo Hot Box 476 6471.

Chess Thu 2lr—Sat 30 Jan (not Sun). 7.30pm; Sat mat 23 Jan. 2.30pm. £8 (£7.50). Tim Rice and the ABBA boys’ gritty espose of the international pawn


Clerk Street. 668 20l9. CC 667 7776. Tribute To Chic Murray Fri 22 .Ian only. 7.30pm. £8 (group discounts). Doug Healey‘s one man show incorporates not only the titular Greenockian comic but also fellow iconic figures Bill Shankly and Sean Connery.


Grindlay Street. 248 4848. TT. [Accessz P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T Help: A. AA]. Closed Suns and Mons. The Deep Blue Sea Until Sat 6 Feb. 7.45pm; mats Sat 23. Wed 27. Sat 30 & Sat 6 at 2.30pm. £7—£l6 (conc available). Considered to be Terence Rattigan's finest play. the story follows a married woman and her lover. a burnt out young pilot in the early l950s. Recently voted one of the century‘s best plays by the Royal National Theatre. See review page 60.

TOLLCROSS COMMUNITY CENTRE Fountainbridge.Tickets from 554 8923. Tam O'Shanter Sat 23 Jan. 7pm. £5 (£3). Famin ticket (2 adults. 2 kids) £l5. Edinburgh Puppet Company brings Burns' classic to vivid life using music. lights and of course puppets (40 of ‘em). Grown-ups get complimentary haggis. neeps and tatties at the interval. washed down with a wee dram. See Kids listings. page 80.



Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C].

Coconut Sat 30—Sun 3| Jan. 8pm. £7(£3.50). The life of an African woman in Glasgow. See preview page 60.


I3/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

Giselle Tue 26 Jan—Sat 30 Jan. 7.30pm; mats Thu 28 Jan. 2pm and Sat 30 Jan. 2.30 pm. £4.50-£26.50. Northern Ballet Theatre sees Jayne Regan in the title role and Denis Malinkine as Albrecht.

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The best coups de theatre around this fortnight

Romeo & Juliet Two households, fatal loins, civil blood, light breaking through yonder windows, roses by any other name you know the drill. Shakespeare at his most moving and accessible in a production With a 20th century look. See preview. Muss/eburgh: Brunton Theatre.

Ruth Ellis Fiona Ormiston hangs tough as the lemme who proved all too lata/e for her own good. Life, love, sex, death, class, crime, punishment and peroxide in under an hour. An interesting contrast with Rattigan's view of gender politics in ration book austere Britain in The Deep Blue Sea. See preview. Glasgow: Cit/‘zens’.

The Lost Child Davrd Glass brings his visron of modern childhood traumas spiked with elements of Lewis Carroll’s Alice to Glasgow for one night only. Remember what the dormouse said: feed your head. See prevrew and Frontlines. Glasgow James Arnott.

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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