THEATRE listings



New Street, 887 1010. [H, WC, WA]

A Little Rain Thu 5—Sal 7 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£3). The concluding part of 7:84 Theatre Company’s state of the nation trilogy, a black comedy in which two strangers meet on a rainy evening in Glasgow and change each other’s lives.

Glengarry Glen Ross Thu 12 Oct. PAVILION THEATRE 7.30pm. £7 (£3). Theatre Fusion presents , 121 Rentield Street, 332 1846. [P, WC, David Mamet’s intense drama exploring WA]

Mrs Brown‘s Last Wedding Until Sun 8 Oct. 7.30pm. £10—£14. Irish funnyman Brendan O’Carroll returns to the Pavilion for the third time as Mammy Brown, head of a family of madcap Dubliners. Not Another Very Special Hogmanay Tue 10—Sat 21 Oct (not Sun). 7.30pm (plus various mats). £7—£11.50. Johnny

the high pressure lives of a group Of real estate salesmen.

Red Sat 14 Oct. 11am & 1pm. £4 (£2). See Kids listings.

The Mamas And The Papas Wed 18 Oct. See Kids listings.

The Snow Goose Thu 19 Oct. 11am & 1pm. £4 (£2). See Kids listings.


The Curve Foundation

Tramway, Glasgow, Thu lZ-Sat 14 Oct, then touring.

It’s not easy being a small professional dance company in Scotland. And it’s testament to Ross Cooper’s artistic vision and tenacious spirit that The Curve Foundation has survived three years of scant funding and limited resources. Cooper formed the company in 1997, after performing with the likes of South Africa’s PACT Ballet, London City Ballet and Adventures in Motion Pictures. ‘I reached a point where although I deemed it important to do other people’s work, I also wanted to pursue my own thing,’ he says.

A series of short-term choreographic projects followed, which finally prompted Cooper to set up shop. ’It was a time thing really,’ he says. ‘I was never with the dancers long enough to build up a relationship where I could work quickly with them.’ Now Cooper has pulled together a group of dancers who display loyalty and talent in equal measure, and feels the time is right to let an outsider into the fold. Their 2000 season will feature a re-working of Cooper’s sexually-charged

‘Extreme and fragile’: Need we say more?

Extreme And Fragile which debuted last year, Jeux by the late Scottish Ballet founder Peter Darrell, and a new piece by rising Portuguese star Rui Graca.

’We’ve invited guest performers into the company before, but this is our first choreographic commission,’ says Cooper. 'l'd seen Rui's work before so I knew what I was getting, and knew that not only would it be good for my dancers to do, but important and interesting for people to see.’ (Kelly Apter)

Beattie, Joe Gordon, Sally Logan and the Scottish Country Dance Society present this popular variety show.


98 Ingram Street, 287 5511. [P, WC, WA, WAA]

Revolutionary Witness Mon 9-Sal 14 Oct. 7.30pm. £5—£8 (£2—£4). Strathclyde Theatre Group presents Peter Barnes’ play in which four figures in a wax museum re-live the French Revolution.


2 Sauchiehall Street, 287 5511. [H, WC, WA]

Magic Of The Musicals Tue 17 Oct. 7.30pm. £13.50—£17.50. Marti Webb and Dave Willets deliver selected highlights from popular West End musicals, from Cars to The Lion King.


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

Othello Until 6 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Blue Lion Productions looks to the bard for its inaugural roduction .

Disco Pigs and En Tidy EndingsWed 18—Sat 21 Oct. Wed—Fri 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Students on the RSAMD Master of Drama directing course get a chance to show what they’re made of with Enda Walsh’s tale of seventeen-year-Old soul mates, Disco Pigs, followed by Harvey Fierstein’s tale of love and loss, 0/: Tidy Endings.

SOUTHERN NECROPOLIS CEMETARY Caledonia Road, Gorbals. Tickets 287 5511.

City Of Silence Until Sat 7 Oct. 7.30pm. An unusual theatre production courtesy of Ian Morland, who has written an existential little number set in a graveyard. Tommy and Natalie find themselves on a tour of the Southern Necropolis Cemetery and are quickly drawn under the spell of their tour guide

Your at-a-glanee theatre guide

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- Paisley Arts A Little Rain A Little Rain A Little Rain E _ 7 _ _ _

Mrs Brown‘s Last . . . Mrs Brown‘s Last . . . Mrs Brown's Last . . . Mrs Brown's Last . . . —- Very Special llogmanay Very Special llogmanay - - T ——u_ Revolutionary Witness ' Revolutionary Witness RSAMD Othello Othello _ _ _ _ _ Theatre Royal .: _ - . - E _ _ _ Tramway Myths. . .,A.D. Myths. . . AD. Myths . . . AD. Medea Tron l The Reader The Reader The Reader Red ' A Little Rain l A Little Rain ' Teechers Tecchers Tcechers Simply Sondheim Festival Theatre Scottish Ballet Scottish Ballet Scottish Ballet I C Blood Brothers Blood Brothers Blood Brothers Old MOSCOW Circus Old Moscow Circus Old Moscow Clrcus Elaine C. Smith - - North Sea Routes V

See Rock 8»; Pop See Rock &' Pop See Rock 6: Pop See Rock 6’; Pop Grease Grease

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The Hypochondn'ak

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88 THE UST 5—19 Oct 2000

Portadown Blues

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The Pine And The [iagle The Plne And The Eagle

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