THEATRE listings

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by Samuel Beckett directed by Clare Collins

Tue 2 - Sat 6 November ‘9901 7.30pm.


Top Girls

Madonna sang about the material world. Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister. In the 805, it became possible for women to achieve more than ever before.

So. naturally, when Marlene is promoted, she invites some of the most remarkable women of the past 1000 years to help her celebrate. And guess who's coming to dinner?. Just for starters. there‘s Joan, who became Pope in the ninth century and Lady Nijo, who stood up to an Emperor. At the same time. Marlene struggles to conceal a secret which could shatter everything she has achieved.

Caryl Churchill‘s highly original drama is a blistering attack on the social and political forces that women have struggled against for centuries. a celebration of courage and a spotlight on the lonely plight of women who adopt the worst traits of self- made men.

Mon 5 - Sat 20 November '99@7.30pm.

Ramshorn Tickets ' 98 Ingram Street from £1.50 to £7 I Glasgow Ticket Centre 0141-552 3489 0141-287 5511

DD TNEUST 4-18 Nov 1999

Strathclyde Theatre GroupL




Kildrum, 01236 732887. [P, H, T1", WC, WA]

Torch Song Trilogy Until Sat 6 Nov. 7.45pm. £8 (£5). See Edinburgh Brunton Theatre.

CARNEGIE HALL East Port, Dunfermline, 01383 314127.

P, H, WC, WA]

eagulls Thu 4 Nov. 7.30pm. £4—£6. A Russian theatre company rehearse Chekhov’s The Seagull under the threat of arrest, while a hundred years later a British theatre troupe re-enact their fate. Scarlet Theatre Company present Andrzej Sadowski’s intriguing play which fuses performance, movement, text and music. Hail Caledonia Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm. £5-£7. Johnny Beattie is joined by Joe Gordon, Sally Logan and Alastair McDonald for an evening of Scottish variety. Dr Faustus Wed 10—Sat 13 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Dunfermline Dramatic Society tackle Marlowe’s classic.


Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. [P, H, WC, WA]

Excavating Rita Thu Il—Sat 13 Nov. 8pm. £4. Hurrah Production perform this adults only comedy from Richard Herring (of This Morning With Richard Not Judy fame), looking at those timeless themes of love, death and archaeology. Habeus Corpus Thu 18—Sun 21 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£3). Rapture Theatre Company present Alan Bennct’s battle of the sexes.


Campbell Street, 01475 723038. [H, WA]

Hot Mikado Wed lO—Sat 13 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£4.50). Greenock Light Opera Club update Gilbert & Sullivan’s l'ifiht opera classic to 19405 America.

e Odd Couple Thu 18—Sat 20 Nov. 7.30pm. £5—£6. Two of Neil Simon’s most infamous characters undergo a dramatic change, as the George Square Players place two women in the lead roles.


Rothes Square, 01592 61110]. [P, WC, WA]

Trainspotting Until Sat 6 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£5). Rase Productions present the stage adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s cult novel. Give My Regards To Jolson Fri 5 Nov. 7.30pm. £9—£10(£8). See Glasgow Pavilion Theatre.

Four Fife Plays Thu 11 Nov. 7.15pm. £4.50 (£3.50). The four shortlisted finalists of the Fife Council Libraries 1999 Creative Writing Award see their work brought to the stage.


University of Stirling, 01786 46108]. [P, H, WC, WA

Vincent -T e Flame Burns Bright Wed 10—Fri 12 Nov. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Future World Productions present this new musical drama based on the tempestuous life of artist Vincent van Gogh.


Maxwell Drive, East Kilbride, 013552 48669.

Torch Song Trilogy Thu 11-Sat 13 Nov. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). See Edinburgh Brunton Theatre.



9 Green Street, Kilmarnock, 01563 523590.

Westworld Wed 17 Nov. 7.30pm. Scotland’s youngest, sleekest and most exciting new dance company, The Curve Foundation, blasts on to the stage with a collection of work including Siobhan Davies’ L ’apres Midi d ’10: F aune.





Comedian's Crack Uisge Beatha, 232 Woodlands Road, 564 1596. 8.45pm. Free. Craig Crookston, Dougie Dunlop and comp Raymond Mearns launch a gigglefest in Glas ow.

Cosy Comedy Ca e The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Billy Bonkers hosts a night featuring three as yet unconfirmed guests from the Scottish comedy scene.


The Stand 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Delivering the comedy goods tonight are John Gillick, Teddy the teenage terrorist, Johnny Swift and Stand first-timer Steven Madill.


Phil Kay 8: Michael Redmond Sir John Wilson Town Hall, Stirling Street, 01698 267515. 8—10.30pm. £9 (£7).Contrasting styles is the order of the day as the hyper Phil Kay joins the laconic Michael Redmond for some comic quips and quibbles.

FRIDAY 5 Edinburgh The Stand 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.15pm. £6 (£5). lmprovisational antics as surprise Fringe hit Ross Noble makes his Stand debut. He shares the stage with Craig Hill and Rutherford and Merson, with comp Susan Morrison. Bill Bailey Brunton Theatre, Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. 8.30pm. £9.50 (£8). Singing satire and musical mayhem from the man who can’t be trusted with Rizzlas.


SATURDAY 6 Glasgow

Cosy Comedy Cafe The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Parrot goes for shock effects, in the company of Eric Davidson, Mitch Benn and comp Billy Bonkers.


The Stand 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.15pm. £7 (£4). Line-up as Fri 5, except Jane Mackay comperes.


Joke Box Mister P’s, 42 Wellmeadow Street, 561 7117. 10pm. Free. Mitch Benn, Tomas Skene and comp Raymond Mearns lead the comedy combinations.

SUNDAY 7 Glasgow

Cosy Comedy Cafe The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9pm. £5 (£4). Frankie Boyle is tonight’s main comedy man, with unconfirmed support.


Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 1-3pm. Free with drinks or a meal. Inspired improv courtesy of Stand stalwarts Jack and Paul.

Pint-Sized Comedy The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8pm. £2.50 (£2). Allan Miller is your host with comedy still only costing the equilivalent of a bijou pintette. Features five young comics and a more experienced closer.

Kirkcaldy Fife Comedy Club Path Tavern, Mid Street, 01592 263671. 8.30pm. £4 (£3).