Northern Ballet Theatre Tue 13—Sat 17 Jun. 7.30pm See Dance listings.
2 Leven Street, 529 6000. [H, 'TT, WC, WA]
Murder At The Vicarage Until Sat 10 Jun. 7.30pm. (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £6.50—£15 (£4.50—£12). It’s small screen central at the King’s this week, with Eastenders’ Sophie Lawrence, David Griffin from Keeping Up Appearances, and stalwart actresses Barbara Murray and Susan Penhaligan sleuthing it up in this Agatha Christie classic.
Cross Currents Fri l6—Sat 17 Jun. 7pm. See Dance listings.
Lady Windermere's Fan Mon 19—Sat 24 Jun. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £9.50—£17.50 (£7.50—£l4.50). Oscar Wilde’s comedy of Victorian manners and morals stars Liza Goddard as the mysterious Mrs Erlynne, a woman setting tongues a-wagging in London society. Christopher Biggins and Fenella Fielding complete the line-up as Lord and Lady Windermere. See preview.
NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE
43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. [WC, WA]
Frankentongs Thu 8—Sat 10 Jun. See Kids listings.
Britannica Bold Fri 16—Sat 24 Jun (not Sun 18). 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Common Force Community Theatre Co present Bill Dunlop’s celebration of Old Town and Southside women who typeset the Encyclopaedia Britannica by hand.
ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE
Grindlay Street, 248 4848. [P, H, TT, WC, WA]
Lovers Until Sat 17 Jun (not Sun/Mon). 8pm (Sat 10 & Wed 14 mat 2.30pm). £7—£l3.50 (£1—£8). Theatrical couple Una McLean and Russell Hunter star in Brian Friel’s early double bill about the trials of two couples at differing stages in life.
ST BRIDE'S CENTRE
10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. [WC, WA] Metacorpus - Sound And Suspension Thu 8—Sat 10 Jun. Thu-Sat 8pm (Sat mat 4pm). £6 (£4). Billed as a ‘multi- sensorial experience’, this performance piece by costume artists Jeanette Sendler and Anna Cocciadiferro aims to investigate the physical sensation of hearing through vibration. Needless to say, costumes play a big part, but choreography and music give a helping hand.
Cambridge Street, 228 1404. [P, H, TT, WC, WA]
Gravity Until Sat 10 Jun. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). See Glasgow Tramway. Post- show discussion Thu 8 Jun.
The Real Wild West Wed 14 Jun. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). A Mull Theatre production looking at the highs and lows of the West Coast of Scotland over the past 2000 years.
Surf Aliens Fri 16 Jun. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). A performed reading of Dougie Wilson’s new play about PC Brian Wilson, on the beat in a small East coast town and trying to solve a murder for which there is no victim.
13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. [H, WC, WA]
Northern Ballet Theatre — Great Expectations Tue 13—Sat 17 Jun. 7.30pm (Thu mat 2pm; Sat mat 2.30pm). £6—£27.50 (£5-£24.50). Those giants of narrative ballet return with another classic adaptation, this time from the pen of Charles Dickens. Featuring stunning set and costume design, as well as some of the finest dancers currently performing in Britain, this is one date in the dance calendar not to miss. See preview.
2 Leven Street, 529 6000. [H, 'IT, WC, WA]
Cross Currents Fri 16—Sat 17 Jun. 7pm. £9 (£6). Edinburgh’s Telford College present their annual student dance showcase, featuring a diverse mix of ballet, jazz and contemporary.
Cambridge Street, 228 1404. [P, H, TI‘, WC, WA]
Morir Por Ti Sat 10 Jun. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Edinburgh dance company The Ensemble present this raw and evocative look at a relationship as it moves from love to self-destruction. See preview. Ricochet Dance Company Sat 17 Jun. 8pm. £8 (£4). For their tenth anniversary celebration, Ricochet present Singles, five specially commissioned solos by choreographers Gary Carter, Jeremy Nelson, Neil Greenberg, La Ribot and Phelim McDermott. Followed by an energetic new piece by internationally acclaimed choreographer Russell Maliphant entitled Cut. See review.
CENTRAL DRAMA & DANCE
Kildrum, 01236 732887. [R H, "1'1", WC, WA] The Singing Kettle Thu 8—Sun 11 Jun. See Kids listin s.
The Snow Glo e Thu 15 Jun. See Kids listings.
Oleanna Fri 16 Jun. 7.45pm. £5—£8 (£4—£7). See Glasgow GilmorehillGl2.
Tay S uare, 01382 223530. [R H, WC, WA] A Mi summer Night‘s Dream Mon 19 Jun—Mon 24 Jul (not Wed 21 & Thu 22 Jun). 7.45pm. £7.75—£12.50(£4.75—£6.50). The theatre ’s recently formed ensemble company present Shakespeare ’s bewitching tale of fairies and love potions. See preview.
Cabaret Wed 21 Jun—Sat 29 Jul. 2.30pm & 7.45pm; 21 Jun 7.45pm. £9—£13.75 (£6—£7.75). Set amid the decadence of pre- war Berlin where the glamorously self- destructive Sally Bowles meets and falls for an impoverished novelist. See preview.
ADAM SMITH THEATRE
Bennochie Road, 01592 412 929. [P, H, WC, WA]
The Prince And The Pilot Anita Sullivan’s adaptation of The Little Prince, featuring a mythic desert landscape, puppets, adventure and a slightly sad ending. See preview.
HOWDEN PARK CENTRE
Howden, 01506 433634. [R WC, WA] Labyrinth Sat 10 Jun. 2.30pm. See Kids listings.
The Real Wild West Mon 12 Jun. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). See Edinburgh Traverse Theatre. Bairn's Brothers Tue 13 Jun. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). Mull Little Theatre present this moving and funny semi-autobiographical piece by France's most translated dramatist.
University of Stirling, 01786 461081. [R H, WC, WA
Hansel An Gretel Until Thu 8 Jun. 10.30am. £2.50. See Kids listings. Showstoppers 2000 Sat 10 Jun. 2pm & 7pm. £6.50 (£5). Showcase by Monument Ballet School featuring almost 400 children from the Stirling area. Ricochet Dance Company Fri 16 Jun. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). See Edinburgh Traverse Theatre.
The glory so far. . .
Highlights of the fortnight
Great Expectations Northern Ballet Theatre is well-noted for classical adaptations and this new version of Dickens' classic novel should enhance its reputation further. A month of high quality classical ballet continues with this spectacular creation, evoking the memorable grotesques of the novel through another medium. Edinburgh: Festival Theatre, Tue 73—5at 77 Jun.
Our Bad Magnet Douglas Maxwell’s powerful and funny reflection upon the process of growing up is full of rancorous observation and subtly- created emotion. Tracing the lives of a group of Girvan boys to manhood, there’s a great deal here to warn us of the dangers and self-deceptions involved in nostalgia. Glasgow: Tron Theatre, until Sat 77 Jun.
Lady Windermere's Fan Treat yourself to the verbal dexterity and unsurpassed wit of Wilde in this production of his classic. We're also promised one of the most elaborate sets of the year as a bonus. Edinburgh.“ King’s Theatre, Mon 79-Sat 24 Jun.
This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow and Edinburgh's main theatres. More information, including events at smaller venues, can be found in the listings above and over the page. Performances shown in brackets are free or reduced price previews.
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