THEATRE listings



100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. [H, WC, WA]

Beyond Therapy Fri 25~Sun 27 Feb. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). Prudence hates men. Bob cries all the time. Both are looking for love via the personals and as their date unfolds, the cracks in their armour become increasingly obvious. Therapists and well-meaning friends come to the rescue in Christopher Durang’s lively comedy.

Greeks Tue 29 Feb—Fri 3 Mar. 6.30pm. £5 (£3). A double-bill Of tragedy in the classical mould, featuring Kenneth McLeish’s version of Orpheus and Euripides’ Ion, updated by David Lan.


282 Hope Street, 332 9000. [P, H, WC, WA

Orp eus In The Underground Tue 29 Feb—Sat 4 Mar. See Classical listings.

TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. Ticketlink. [H, TI‘, WC, WA

Blackout Wed l—Sat 4 Mar. 8pm. £6.95—£8.95 (£3.50—£5). A world premiere from up-and-coming theatre company Vanishing Point, which enters the imagination Of a young boy lost in the city. See preview. There will be a post- performance discussion following the show on Thu 2 Mar. Hymns Until Sat 19 Feb. 8pm. £6.95—£8.95 (£3.50-£5). Frantic Assembly bring their energetic brand Of physical theatre back to Scotland, in a dark new comedy which finds four men thrown together to mourn a loss. Music comes courtesy of award-winning DJ Andy Cleeton. It's Not My Accent - It's Your Ears Tue 22-Sat 26 Feb (not Wed or Fri). 8pm. £3 £2). See Castlemilk Youth Complex. ptain Corelli's Mandolin Thu 24—Fri 25 Feb. 8pm. £8.95 (£5). Louis de Berniere’s novel has earned a place on many people’s bookshelves over the past few years, and whilst we wait with bated breath for the film adaptation, here’s a stage version to be going on with. Presented by Mike Maran who is joined by three co-stars (including a pianist and

mandolin player), three puppets, a motorbike, a goat and a whole host of other paraphernalia the play is selling itself as an ‘Operetta’ and thus far audiences and critics alike have greeted it with gushing praise.



270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. [WC, WA]

Company In Space Wed l—Sat 4 Mar. Wed & Thu 7.30pm; Fri & Sat 2.30pm. £7 (£5). One ofAustralia’s most groundbreaking performance companies get this year’s New Moves festival Off to an innovative start with their intense new piece, A TriaIBy Video. Using video screens, interactive sound, cameras and lighting to powerful effect, the work is performed in promenade style, with the audience walking through the action as it unfolds. There will be a post-show discussion on Thu 2 Mar. New Moves continues until 25 March, see feature on page 17 for more details, and Dance listings next issue.

TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. Ticketlink. [H, T'I‘, WC, WA

The X-Factor Dance Company Wed 23 Feb. 8pm. £6.95 (£3.50). The Edinburgh~ based contemporary company celebrate their tenth anniversary with a new work, the result of a collaboration between choreographer and founder Alan Greig and renowned dancer David Hughes. Entitled Unspoken, the piece explores the space between two people. See Frontlines.



Chambers Street. Info 650 3635.

Das Waldfraulein Wed l—Fri 3 Mar 8pm. £4 (£2) on door. Marie von Ebner- Eschenbach’s light comedy following the exploits of Viennese society at the turn Of the century. Performed in German.


11b Bristo Place, 225 9893. [WC, WA] And Then There Were None Mon 21—Fri 25 Feb (not Tue 22, Thu 24). Mon

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Spexistantialism: Simon Dutton takes dim view of things while Brendan Hooper

looks on in Endgame, Citizens' Theatre. Glasgow

9.30pm; Wed 1.45pm; Fri 7pm. £3.50 (£3). Bereenge Theatre Company present Christine Lindsay’s poignant look at two women struggling to come to terms with breast cancer. Part of FONTS (Festival Of New Theatre in Scotland).

Seashells Mon 21—Fri 25 Feb (not Tue 22, Thu 24). Mon 1.45pm; Wed 7pm; Fri 9.30pm. £3.50 (£3). Edinburgh University Theatre Company perform Liz Berry’s dark look at one young girl’s emotional and sexual awakening. Part of FONTS. Fairytale Tue 22—Sat 26 Feb (not Wed 23, Fri 25). Tue 7pm; Thu 1.45pm; Sat 9.30pm. £3.50 (£3). Edinburgh University Theatre Company perform Phil Marland’s magical adventure for

grown-ups, featuring witches, gremlins, evil fairies and of course a beautiful princess and her prince charming. Part of FONTS.

Hirta Tue 22-Sat 26 Feb (not Wed 23, Fri 25). Tue 1.45pm; Thu 9.30pm; Sat 7pm. £3.50 (£3). Napier University Drama Society dramatise this tragic tale from the island Of St Kilda, which was performed by the company at last year’s Fringe Festival. Part of FONTS.

Moving Types Tue 226m 26 Feb (not Wed 23, Fri 25). Tue 9.30pm; Thu 7pm; Sat 1.45pm. £3.50 (£3). Queen Margaret University College Theatre Company present eight short plays by Broadside Writers exploring challenges facing

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