wicked humour. Part of Glasgay!


In Town Tonight 7.30p

297 Bath Street, 287 5511. [H, WC, WA]

Until Sat 23 Oct.

m; Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm. £5-£17.50. An all-singing, all-dancing revue featuring Joe Longthorne, Bobby

Crush, Brenda Cochrane and Dean



Blood Brothers Mon 25 Oct—Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm. £5-£25. Certain to bring a tear to the

eye of even the most hardened musical theatre sceptic, Willy Russell’s epic Liverpudlian tale centres on twin

brothers separated at bulb and thrown into two very different lives. Rose- Marie (the bubbly Irish red head from Punchlines) Stars as the tormented


of Arnold the drag


New Street, 887 1010. [H, WC, WA] Torch Song Trilogy Tue 26—Sal 30 Oct. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Set in the heady disco days of 19705 New York, Harvey Fierstein’s Tony award-winning play charts the sometimes moving, often hilarious and always fascinating exploits


£6.50-£11. More van'ety than a selection box from Johnny Beattie, Jack Mulroy, Sally Logan and a host of willing

partici ants. Sleeping Beauty Sun 24 Oct. 2pm & 6pm. £6.50. Panto World Productions join the high street shops in their ‘start Christmas early’ campaign, with this musical re-working of the fairytale

Stand By Your Man Mon 25-Sat 30 Oct. 7.30pm; Fri & Sat 6pm & 9pm. £10—£16 (£9—£15). The lives and loves of the dearly departed first lady of country, Tammy Wynette, featuring twenty of her greatest hits. That'll Be The Day Sun 31 Oct. 7.30pm. £8—£12.50. More musical nostalgia, featuring hits from the 505, 605 and 705. Scrooge The Musical Tue 2—Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 7.30pm & 2.30pm. £5 upwards. Amateur, but very successful, dramatic company The Pantheon Club present this musical re- working of Dicken’s Christmas classic.


100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. [H, WC, WA] New Directions Until Sat 23 Oct. £5 (£3). Students of the Master of Drama (Directing) post-graduate course flex their creative muscles on a series of one-hour classics. First up, Maria Suominen directs her adaptation of Chekhov’s The Lady And The Lapdog and Ari Edelson directs his adaptation of Sophocles’ Philoctetes (Thu 21 Oct, 7.15pm; Sat 23 Oct 2.30pm). Followed by Frank Deasy’s take on Anhur Miller’s Clara and Sarah O’Connell’s ambitious double-bill, Purgatory by W.B. Yeats andA Chalky White Substance by Tennessee Williams (Fri 226m 23 Oct, 7.15pm).

The Importance Of Being Earnest Mon 25-Thu 28 Oct. 7.15pm. £5 (£3). In the third production of this play to hit the Central Belt in the past month, final year acting students at the RSAMD perform Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of manners.

The Cosmonaut's Last Message To


what they do best.


Abbey Close, 887 1010.

Hail Caledonia Sun 31 Oct. 8pm. £8 (£6). Variety theatre stalwarts Johnny Beattie, Joe Gordon, Sally Logan and Alastair McDonald don the tartan and do


THE PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfleld Street, 332 1846. [P, WC,

A Very Special IIogmanay Until Sat 23 Oct. 7.30pm; 23 Oct 2pm & 7.30pm.

RAMSHORN THEATRE 98 Ingram Street, 287 5511. [P, WC, WA,

The gay Detective Mon 25—Sat 30 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£1.50). Part thriller, part love story, Gerard Stembridge’s Dublin-based play looks towards film noir and the private-eye novel for its inspiration. When talented police sergeant Pat finds himself investigating the murder of a gay politician, he also stumbles into his first real love affair. Part of Glasgay!. Waiting For Godot Tue 2-Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm. £7 (£1.50). Forty-Six years after its first production, Samuel Beckett’s existential two-hander is as fresh as ever, this time in the hands of Square Go theatre company.


63 Trongate. Ticketlink. [H, 'l'l‘, WC, WA] The Cosmonaut's Last Message To The Woman He Once Loved In The Former Soviet Union Until Sat 6 Nov (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm. £6.95—£8.95 (£3.50—£5). Irina Brown directs her swansong at The Tron prior to her

departure at the end of the year. Written

by Scottish playwrighting treasure David Greig, Cosmonaut follows the hopes and dreams of a series of seemingly unconnected characters, all searching for something or someone. David Greig gives an aftershow talk on Thu 21 Oct.

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The Woman He Once Loved In The

Former Soviet Union Elegiac realism with a filmic feel by David Greig. Imbibe the emotional empathy created by this disparate group of characters, each in need of emotional contact. See review. Glasgow: Tron Theatre, until Sat 6


Ramber't Contemporary dance from one of Britain's foremost companies. This programme presents four separate pieces, with sources ranging from The Canterbury Tales to Fame. See review. Edinburgh: Festival Theatre, until Sat 23 Oct.

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