Kildrum, 01236 732887. [R H, W, WC, \VA]

The Merman Thu 13 Apr. 1pm. £3.50. See Kids listings.

24 Hours Sat 15 Apr. 7.45pm. £7—£8 (Lt—£5). See Glasgow Tron Theatre. Quelques Fleurs Tue l8—Sat 22 Apr. 7.45pm. £7—£8 (£4—£5). Brunton Theatre Company perform two new plays from the pen of award-winning playwright Liz Lochhead. Que/qucs Fleurs (one) focuses on Verena and Derek, a couple whose lack of communication is threatening their relationship, while Quelques l’leurs (two) follows Agnes and Rab as they revive a past relationship.



Tay Square, ()1382 223530. |P, 11,WC. WA]

The Playboy Of The Western World Until Sat 2‘) Apr (not Sun). 7.45pm (2.30pm mat Sat). £4.75—£12.50. Voted one of the top twenty plays of the 20th century by the Royal National Theatre, J.M Synge‘s comically savage tale depicts love, poverty and hypocrisy in a remote Irish village. See preview.

The Cut Mon 17—Sat 22 Apr. Mon 8pm; Tue-Sat 10.30pm. £3. The Rep continue their programme of late night platform performances with this gritty and powerful work by Mike Cullen. Having served a prison term for a murder he claims not to have committed. Salter returns to the colliery where he once worked to find unions a thing of the past and violent struggles at every turn. See preview.



Liast Port, 01383 314127. [R 11, WC, WA]

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Sat 22 Apr. 7.30pm. £6 (£4—£5). See Glasgow, Paislev Town Hall.

Scottish Ballet Tue 25 Apr. 7.30pm. £8 (£4—£6). Scottish Ballet perform a mixed programme of works including Light l'YI/It/(Ulgo.

East Kilbride


[Eastwood Park. Rouken (ilcn Road, 577 4970.

Scottish Dance Theatre Fri 21 Apr.

7.30pm. See Edinburgh Dance, Brunton Theatre.



Bennochy Road, 01592 41292‘). [P, 11, WC, WA]

Love Play Thu 13 Apr. 8pm. £6.50 (£4.50). Londoners look for love in this new comedy drama from The Weird Sisters.

Sweeney Todd Thu 20-Sun 23 Apr. 8pm. £8.50 (£5.50). See Edinburgh King’s Theatre.

Women Laughing Thu 27 Apr. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£4.25—£5). Not The National Theatre presents Michael Wall's award-winning dark comedy centring on two couples who share a dark secret.



5 Howden.01506-133634. (P. we. war . How To Say Goodbye Thu 30 Apr.

3 7.30pm. £8 (£5). See (ilasgow, Tron




185 High Street. 01738 (321031

Three Tall Women l-‘ri 14--Sat 2‘) Apr (not Sun). 7.30pm (2.30pm mat Sat). £3—£l3. ()ne of the fittest playwrights of the 20th century. and the man behind the wonderful ll'lru'sA/mrr/ of Virginia Him/f. Jidvvard Albee won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1094 for this tale of youth. loneliness and

identity set in the bedroom of a wealthy

widow. Sec preview.



University of Stirling. 01786 461081. (1’. 11. \\'(‘, WA

The Caucasran Chalk Circle Thu 13 Apr. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). See (ilasgow, Paisley Town Hall.

24 Hours Thu 13 Apr. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See Glasgow, Tron Theatre.

Making Room For Camille Fri 14 Apr. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Inspired by the French sculptress ('amille (‘laudeL this portrait of an artist looks at the loves and tragedies that befall its heroine. See preview.

The Reel Of The Hanged Man Tue 18 Apr. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See (ilasgow, Tron Theatre.

How To Say Goodbye Wed 1‘) Apr. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Sec (ilasgow, Tron Theatre.



Shows are listed by date, then by city. Performances will be listed, pro- vided that details reach our offices at least eight days before pubilca- tion. Comedy listings compiled by Steve Cramer



Velvet Cabaret Alaska, 142 Bath Lane, 248 1777. 7.30pm. Free, but tickets must be booked on 0141 338 3424. BBC Radio Scotland’s Velvet Cabaret is back, with plenty of sketch and stand-up based silliness.

Madcap Comedy Club State Bar, 148 Holland Street. 357 5387. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). The droll Dougie Dunlop and Reg ‘voodoo’ Anderson join Lee Ness for comedy capers, alongside stand-up first- tirners in the new talent competition.


The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Cutting comedy comments from Colin Ramone, with support from Graeme Thomas, John McUuinness and hostess with the mostest Joon Broon.



Jester's Comedy Club Mansion‘s Cafe Bar, 63 St George's Road, 333 1418. 8pm. £5 (£4). Strutting his funny stuff is headliner Parrot, with support from Jane ('hristinc. Robert Knox and comp Janey (iodley.

The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 6006055. 9pm. £6 (£5). The Stand mark the opening of their new Glasgow venue with a special appearance from the grand old man of alternative comedy, Arnold Brown. Support comes from patter man John Gillick, crazy man Craig Hill and surreal man Graeme Thomas. Heilan‘ lass Jane Mackay is the comp.


The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Club culture-based comedy from Belfast boy Michael

Smiley, with more craziness from Allan Miller, Dougie Dunlop and comp Susan Morrison.

East Kilbride

Madcap Comedy Club Hudson’s, 14—16 Cornwall Place, 357 5387. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Another outpost of the comedy empire opens, with a line-up featuring Liverpool lad Brendan Reilly, Canadian comic Jason Whitehead, support to be confirmed and comp Billy Bonkers.



Jester's Comedy Club Mansion’s Cafe Bar, 63 St George‘s Road, 333 1418. 8pm. £7 (£6). Brendan Reilly goes it alone with another Sat night solo show. The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 14. except Susan Morrison is the comp. Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Comic capers from Michael Redmond, Viv Gee and Manchester's Jonathan Paylor.


The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). See 1’ri 14,e.\'cept Jane Mackay is the comp.



Beyond Compere The Stand, 333 \‘vbOtllillldS Road, 0870 6t 10 6055. 8.30pm. £5. Meet the residents at The Stand‘s (ilasgow cltrb, with giggles galore from Susan Morrison, Jane Mackay, Allan Miller and John Gordon. The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£3.50). Laughter to the rafters from Brendan Reilly, Teddy and Brandon Reed.


Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand. 5 York Place, 558 7272. l—3pm. Free with drinks or a meat. Stuart Murphy takes over the improvisational mantle of Jack Weatherall, joining Paul for some freestyle funniness.

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