Drama is listed by city, then . alphabetically by venue. Dance IS listed after drama for each city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication.

Drama & dance listings compiled by Rel Apter.


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Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilet(s), WS = Wheelchair Spaces, AS = Adjacent Seats, H = Induction Loop System, IR = Infra Red System, G = Guide Dogs Allowed, R = Restaurant Accessible, C = Catering Accessible, T = Adapted Telephone.

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Tickets for major venues in Glasgow are available from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, Mon—Sat 10.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on 0141 287 5511. Sunday opening is noon-5pm. Any Ticketlink box office can sell tickets for other venues.


TT indicates venues where Theatre Tokens can be exchanged for tickets. Tokens can be bought from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, Glasgow, 0141 287 5910; most branches of W.H. Smith, John Menzies and James Thin Booksellers; or by credit card from Tokenline, 0171 240 8800.



30 Midland Street, 221 4001. [WC, WA] Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Until Sat 29 Apr. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). Theatre Informer give a multi-media edge to Richard Cameron’s tale of three women struggling to stand up to the legacy of one violent man.

The Pitchfork Disney Wed 3—Sat 6 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). 58th Floor Theatre Company present Philip Ridley’s visceral tale of 28-year-old twins, abandoned by their parents aged eighteen, living on chocolate and tranquillisers and struggling to walk the fine line between realit and nightmare.

The hawl 8: ln Camera Wed lO—Sat 13 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). Theatre Fusion bring together one-act plays by two of the

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Theatrical barberlsm: Sweeney Todd at King’s Edinburgh

20th century’s finest writers, David Mamet and Jean-Paul Sartre. The Shawl features a recently bereaved woman finding solace in a clairvoyant, while In Camera finds three guilty characters locked in a room.


119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. [P, H, TI‘, WC, WA]

Macbeth Until Sat 29 Apr. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm). £7.50 (£3.50); family ticket £18.50. Scottish Youth Theatre inject some inspired touches to this Shakespeare classic, paring down the text but beefing up the action with video footage, music and fashion.

The Rent Strike: Battle Of Govan Tue 26m 6 May. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Cran Theatre Company continue their Govan Trilogy with this second instalment centring on the Govan rent strikes of 1915. While the rest of the nation was at war with Germany, Glasgow folk had their hands full battling against unscrupulous landlords cashing in on property demands.


9 University Avenue, 287 5511.

Biggles Cocks It Up Sat 6 May. 2.30pm. £2. Boundless Theatre Company give a rehearsed reading of a new play set for full scale production this summer. An old fighter pilot ending his days in a retirement home reminisces about the glory days. Meanwhile his grandson returns from a very different war wracked by memories of combat. See Stage Whispers.

libbering Into The Mirror Thu 11 & Fri 12 May. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). Innovative young British Asian company Blooding Rites explore the theme of courtship in this new production. Fusing traditional Bharatna Natynam with contemporary movement and soundscapes, they run the relationship gamut from traditional Japanese tea ceremonies to meeting for a pint in the local.


297 Bath Street, 287 5511. [H, WC, WA] La Cage Aux Folles Until Sat 29 Apr. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £6—£16. The Apollo Players lift the lid on the glamour of the Ziegfeld Follies in this lavishly camp musical featuring some superb old numbers.

Hot Stuff Mon l—Sat 6 May. 7.30pm; Fri & Sat 5.30pm & 8.30pm. £5—£19.50. Musical blockbuster of the disco variety, featuring hotpant- Splitting numbers by Abba, Slade, Gloria Gaynor and, of course, Donna Summer.


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Elvis The Musical Mon Mat 13 May. 7.30pm; Fri & Sat 5.30pm & 8.30pm. £5—£20.50. From his humble beginnings at Sun Records through the heady days of Las Vegas to his ultimate burger-fuelled demise, this show takes you on a musical journey through the life of the king of rock ‘n’ roll.


6 Granville Street, 287 5511. [H, TI‘, WC, WA]

Fame: The Musical Fri S-Sat 6 May. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £5.50—£6.50. Patchwork Youth Theatre enrol at the New York High School of Performing Arts for some high kicking, leg warmer action.


New Street, 887 1010. [H, WC, WA] The Reel Of The Hanged Man Wed 3-Thu 4 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£3). Set in rural Canada, Jeanne-Mance Delisle’s examination of isolation and abuse of trust gets its European premiere with Stellar Quines theatre company. Post- show discussion with director Muriel Romanes on Wed 3 May.


121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. [P, WC, WA]

Bananas In Pyjamas Sun 7 May. See Kids listings.


98 In am Street, 287 5511. [P, WC, WA, WAA

Happy End Wed 10—Sat 20 May (not Sun). 7.30pm. £5—£7 (£1.50—£3). The original, and arguably superior, version of Guys & Dolls, from the pens of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. Set in 19205 Chicago, this feelgood musical charts the unlikely love affair between a Salvation Amy officer and a gangland boss. See preview.

Feast Sat 29 Apr. 8pm. Free. Glasgow’s Fablevision and Leeds’ Red Ladder join forces with the newly formed Soul Food Theatre Company for this celebration of Glasgow’s cultural diversity. Devised during a two-week theatre school for young people, Feast aims to promote a unified, multi-cultural city through a mix of drama, dance and movement.


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

Scottish Opera: Macbeth Tue 2, Sat 6 May. See Classical listings.


63 Trongate, 287 5511.

The Reel Of The Hanged Man Until Sat 29 Apr. 8pm. £3—£8.95. See Paisley Arts Centre. Post-show discussion Thu 27


Martha Sat 6 & Sun 7 May. See Kids listin s.

Cele ration Sun 7 May. 8pm. £6.95 (£3.50). Sheena Wellington hosts an evening of jazz, classical and traditional music, plus the quirky antics of Philippa Vafadari, who uses a blend of circus skills and theatre to create haunting

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Spirit Wed lO—Sun 14 May. 8pm. £6.95—£8.95 (£3—£5). First night £3. With awards coming out of their ears, Improbable Theatre are indeed a creative force to be reckoned with. Combining storytelling with stunning visuals, they deliver the tale of three warriors stuck in a loop of fighting and feuding.



New Street, 887 1010. [H, WC, WA] Scottish Dance Theatre Fri 28 & Sat 29 Apr. 7.30pm. £7 (£3). A dynamic new programme from Scotland’s contemporary dance company: Liz Roche’s To Tune Taking Blush inspired by the paintings of Henri Matisse; Darshan Singh Bhuller’s Interlock set to Indian sitar music and a solo piece by Artistic Director Janet Smith entitled Cranes In Their Nest.

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Kirov Ballet If it’s old fashioned, classical ballet can still add new forms of excitement as history changes our perspective on it. This world famous company will visit Edinburgh as part of a brief UK tour, presenting the opportunity to see traditional dance on a scale and level of skill of international repute. Swan Lake and La Bayadere are the classics to be presented. Edinburgh: Festival Theatre, Mon 7 & Tue 2 May (La Bayadere), Wed 3—Sat 6 May (Swan Lake).

Three Tall Women Edward Albee’s reflection on the ageing process and the fears that attend it. Edith Macarthur leads in the role of a woman fearing her impending decrepitude and struggling to come to terms with two other women in her life. A powerful night of theatre, with a subtext of existential angst. Perth: Perth Rep, until Sat 29 Apr.

The Heiress Philip Franks directs this adaptation of Henry lames’ Washington Square, the account of the emotionally fraught courtship of a woman of means and scheming young fop. Her father and aunt intervene and the mystery of each character’s motivation becomes the impetus of plot. Edinburgh: King’s Theatre, Tue 2—Sat 6 May.

Kokuma Dance Theatre Company: Pagan Masses Tue 9 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£3). Fusing African, European and Latin American dance forms, Kokuma present this energetic work, set to music by jazz musician David Murray.


BRUNTON THEATRE Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240.

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artha Tue 2 May. 2pm. See Kids

listings. Musselburgh Congregational Church Junior Choir Fri 28 & Sat 29 Apr. 7.30pm. £4 (£3.50); family ticket £14. An evening of music, song and dance with guests the North Esk Junior Dancers, Alpha Dance Academy and guest soloist Angus Edmond.


13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. [H, WC, WA]

Cosi fan tutte Thu ll-Sat 13 May. See Classical listings.

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