Elaine C. Smith revisits the Hollywood musical at the Clyde Auditorium

venue’s fascinating history, from its time as a 16th century kirk to the present day theatre.



New Street. 887 1010. [H, WC, WA] Cwmni Ballet Gwent Mon 18 Sep. 7.30pm. £7 (£3). The Welsh company with a reputation for taking traditional narrative works and giving them a new slant, presents its adaptation of that old favourite, Giselle.



Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. [P, H, Ti", WC, WA]

Geoffrey Durham Thu 14 Sep. 7.30pm.

£8 (£4); family ticket £22. The man who will forever be known as The Great Suprendo (or Mr Victoria Wood if you want to be cruel), gets ready to amaze, astound and mystify you with his unique one-man magic show. Expect Jerry Sadowitz without the obscenity. Teechers Thu 21 Sep—Sat 7 Oct (not Sun). 7.30pm. £5.50—£8 (£4). Preview Thu 21 Sep £1. John Godber, the crowd- pleasing playwright behind Bouncers, Shakers and a host of other witty slice of life dramas, turns his attention to the teaching establishment.


Elm Row, Leith Walk, 317 3000. [P, WC, WA]

Six Months Here. Six Months There Sat 16 Sep. 2.30pm. See Glasgow GilmorehillGlZ.

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2 Leven Street, 529 6000. [H, Tl‘, WC, WA]

An Inspector Calls Tue 19—Sat 23 Sep. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat matinees 2.30pm). £8.50—£18 (£5.50—£15). The Royal National Theatre bring their award- winning production of]. B. Priestley’s classic to Edinburgh. See preview.

All the post PLAYHOUSE festival hits 18—22 Greenside Place, 0870 6063424. [H, WC, WA]

Syd Lawrence Orchestra Thu 7 Sep. 7.30pm. £12—£14. See Jazz listings. AIDA Fri 15—Sat 16 Sep. 7.30pm. £13.50 - £32.50. See classical listings.

Eternal Flame Tue 19—Sat 23 Sep. 7.30pm. £9—£19.50. An 80s odyssey comes to town, as Sonia and Bobby Davro head an all-singing, all-dancing cast in this musical love story. Featuring such immortal hits as ‘Careless Whisper’, ‘Karma Chameleon' and ‘Relax’, the show tells the tale of J], a bad boy who has to atone for his sins on earth before entering the pearly gates.


Grindlay Street, 248 4848. [P, H, TY, wc‘, WA]

The Hypochondriak Wed 13 Sepéat 7 Oct (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm. £7—£l7.50. Free preview Sat 9 Sep at 7.45pm; Pay what you can night Mon 11 Sep at 7.45pm. [ix-Dr Who star Sylvester McCoy heads the cast in Moliere’s classic comedy about a wealthy invalid obsessed with his imaginary illnesses. See preview.

Further Than The Furthest Thing

Zinnie Harris’ sell-out festival hit recounts the lives of a small group of Atlantic islanders, far from home and trying to adjust to British culture. A moving and very thought-provoking drama. Glasgow: Tron Theatre, until Sat 23 Sep.

An Inspector Calls J.B. Priestley’s story of personal and political guilt combines the well-established genre of the detective story with social commentary. Stephen Daldry’s production, starring Rula Lenska (pictured), combines three periods; Edwardian, 405 and contemporary to tell its tale. Edinburgh: King’s Theatre, Tue 79—Sat23 Sep.

The Hyperchondriak Hector Macmillan’s adaptation of Moliere's classic returns to the Lyceum thirteen years after its initial success. Enjoy all the comic subversion of Moliere’s iconoclastic vision again. Edinburgh: Royal Lyceum, Wed 73 Sep—Sat 7 Oct.


Cambridge Street, 228 1404. [P, H, 'IT, WC, WA]

Lavender Blue Thu 21 Sep. 8pm. £3 (£1.50). Another rehearsed reading from Stellar Quines theatre company, this time of Lavender Blue, a new play by Shetland playwright Grace Barnes. Followed by a post-reading discussion.



Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. (P, H,T1‘, WC, WA]

ezmotion Sat 9 Sep. 7.30pm. £4 (£2); family ticket £10. Ideas on the future are explored through dance and movement by 25 young people from East and Midlothian.

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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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