7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Bawdily rarnbunctious comedy of religious manners.

RSAMD l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [H. WC.


Much Ado About Nothing Mon 2l—Tue 22 Jun. Mon 2| Jun 7. I5pm; Tue 22 Jun 2.30pm & 7.l5pm. £5 (£3). Second-year acting students at the Academy perform Shakespeare's endurineg comic play about the battle of the sexes.


Hope Street. 332 9000.

Wizadora - The Magic Adventure Thu 24-Sat 26 Jun. l0.30am & 2pm; Sat

l lam & 3pm. £4-£7.5() (£2-£5.50). See Kids listings.



93 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. [H. WC. WA]

Alma Flamenca Fri II-Suii I3 Jun. 8pm. £l l (£9). Flamenco artist Felipe de Algeciras and his company of dancers. vocalists and guitarists treat Glasgow audiences to a passionate display of Andalucia's native art form.


Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 l0l0.

Dudu med 8: Murah Soares

Fri l8 Jun. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). This Brazilian percussion and dance duo invoke the powers of mystical African ancestors the Orixas. Parr ith/rc Slim festival.

Akram Khan Sun 20 Jun. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Khan showcases dance from India's Kathak tradition. including his new piece mec In Flight. which incorporates contemporary techniques. Purl ofT/ie Shorjésfival.

Urban Dance Theatre - Full On Wed 23 & Thu 24 Jun. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). A programme of three new works. specially commissioned by The Shot festival. from contemporary company Urban Dance Theatre.


Hope Street. 332 9000.

Dracula Tue l5—Sat l9 Jun. 7.l5pm: Thu & Sat 2. l5pm. £3.50—£26.50. Breathtakingly seductive re-telling of Bram Stoker‘s classic Gothic horror. performed by the Northern Ballet Theatre to a new score by Phillip Feeney.



Momingside Road. Ticketline: 220 4349 Sweet Charity Until Sat I2 Jun. 7.30pm. £8. Your chance to spend a little time with the brash and brassy musical. presented by the good people from Allegro. Showstoppers include 'Rhythm of Life' and ‘If My Friends Could See Me Now‘. as well as the always fabulous 'Hey Big Spender‘.


43—45 High Street. 556 9579

The Gate At The World's End Wed l6—Sat 26 Jun. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Debbie Murray's story of love. betrayal and John Knox. With a musical score by Cameron Penman.


Grindlay Street. 248 4848. [P. H. TT. WC. WA]

Britannia Rules Until Sat l2 Jun. 8pm; Sat 2.30pm. £7—£l5. Liz Lochhead's look at life during and after wartime.

The Happy Gang 5 Tartan Treasure Hunt Until Sat I2.lun. Thu |0.30am; Fri [0.30am & 2pm; Sat l lam & 2.30pm. £5.50 (family ticket £20). See Kids listings. King Lear Tue l5-Sat l9 Jun. 8pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm & 8pm. £7-£l5. Theatre Babel continue to re-invent Shakespeare’s classics in their inimitable bold. fresh style.

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (abridged) Tue 22-Sat 26 Jun. 8pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm. £7—£l5. Those crazy kids from the Reduced Shakespeare Company give old Will the abridgement treatment. performing all 37 plays in just 97 minutes.

TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 I404. (P. H. TT. WC. WA]

Helmet Sat l2 Jun. 7.30pm. £2 (£l). Douglas Maxwell’s tale of reality and virtual reality as seen through the eyes of shy teenager Roddy.



Ladywell Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240. [P. H. 'l'l‘. WC. WA]

Morag Alexander School Of Dance Annual Show Until Wed 16 Jun. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Annual offering from the titular seat of learning. with ballet. modern. Scottish and jazz on the menu. Stephanie May School Of Dance Annual Show Fri I8 & Sat I9 .lun. 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm. £3.50 (£3). A

chance for the pupils of Stephanie May's to show off what they've learnt during the year.


l3-29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [H. WC. WA]

Carmen Tue 22—Sat 26 Jun. 7.30pm. £4.50—£27.50. Scottish premiere of Northern Ballet Theatre's modern interpretation of the feisty sedUCtress. The Chippendales Sun I3 Jun. 8pm. £l0.50—£l5. Really. is any description needed?

An Evening with Darcey Bussell Sat I2 Jun. 7.30pm. £I0—£25. Britain's defining ballerina isjoined by members of the Royal Ballet to perform some of her favourite pieces both past and present.


Cambridge Street. 228 I404. [P. H. TT. WC. WA]

Where Angels Travel Part 1 - The Clearing Fri I8 Jun. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). A mix of urban. contemporary and traditional dance with Celtic rhythms exploring the themes ofevicted peoples and urban isolation.

People Show 107 Wed l6—Sun 20 Jun. Wed & Thu. Sat & Sun 8pm; Fri 9.30pm. £7 (£3.50). A multi-media extravaganza exploring one moment in the early life of The King.



University of Stirling. Ol786 46l08l. (P. H. WC. WA]

Danny 306 + Me (4 ever) Wed I6—Sun 20 Jun. Wed & Sun 2pm; Thu l0.30am & 2pm; Fri 10.30am; Sat 2pm & 7pm. A fusion ofdrama. stage animation and musical theatre for children.


Civic Centre. O|698 267515.

The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare (Abridged) Wed I6 Jun. 8pm. £8 (£6). The Reduced Shakespeare Company are back in town with their pared-down version of the bard's works.



University of Stirling. 0l786 46l08l. [P. H. WC. WA]

Transitions Dance Company Fri I I Jun. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). One of Britain‘s foremost contemporary dance companies present this wholly digestible programme of six short pieces by choreographers from Germany. the UK and Israel.

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King Lear Theatre Babel bring Shakespeare’s tale of the mad king and his callous daughters to the Scottish stage for the first time in 50 years. Given our newly devolved parliament, the story of a divided kingdom has an extra resonance. See preview. Glasgow: Old Fruitmarket, until Sat 72 Jun. Edinburgh: Royal Lyceum, Tue 75-Sat 79 Jun.

An Evening With Darcy Bussell Britain’s defining ballerina promises to perform a selection of her favourite dances, both old and new, accompanied by some of the Royal Ballet's leading artists. Edinburgh.- Festival Theatre, Sat 72 Jun. Britannia Rules Liz Lochhead’s string of successes continues with this story of three Glasgow children who see sides of Scotland they have never seen the countryside, posh people - when they're evaCuated during the Blitz. Lyrical humour and a probing of national identity Sit hand in hand. Edinburgh: Royal Lyceum, until Sat 72 Jun.

Carmen Northern Ballet Theatre’s latest dance-drama transplants the famous story from Seville to modern- day Rio de laneiro. Didy Veldman’s choreography makes the dancers sizzle. See reView. Edinburgh: Festival Theatre, Tue 22-Sat 26 Jun.

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.

-— - ——-—-——1 Thursday 17 Friday 18 Saturday 19 Sunday 20 Monday 21 Tuesday 22 Wednesday 23 Thursday 24 I __ _ - .. - - Marat/Sade Marat/Sade See Classical | See Classical/Jan Sec Jan Lochliead 6: Mann See Classical Bruce Morton Bmcc MUW'" 8"” C""‘""°“' I see Kids See Kids See Kids ~ - - - 3°C KW KIIQS Th - - - i - 3 Old Fruitmrkt _ Tucci 8; Soares Beda/JledlSee Kids Akmm Khan - - Urban Dance Theatre Urban DEW-'9 “1‘33"” Pai5|8y Mrs Brown's Last . . . Mrs riiiiwn's Last . . . MI‘S Brown's Last . . . - Mrs Brown's Last . . . Mrs Bum-in Last . . . MIN trauma Last . . . Mrs Brown's LN - - -7 Pavilion - - - - - - - - Ramshorn i a“. (“Niall i _ .- Much Ado/s“; Cheat-“I Much Ado See Classical Measure/See C lassicali D Dracula Dracula Dracqu - - - - I I Stephanie May Dance Stephanie May Dance i - i - - - I Church Hill set- ('Iassical set- c‘i;i.\\it~.ii See Classical 9‘ ~ (‘urmcn Carmen Carmen Festival Th The Gate . . . The Gate . . . The Gate . . . - The Gate . . The Gate . . . The Gate . . . The Gate. . . King Lear King Lear King Lear Complete Shakespeare C ornplete Shakespeare C ornplete Shakespeard- People Show People/Urban Dance People Show People Show - - - - Traverse

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