and co use storytelling and music to explore the life of R. D. Laing, a Scottish musician/philosophenhealer and all-round tormented spirit.

The Laird's New Kilt Fri 13 Oct. See Kids listings.


10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. [WC, WA] The Pine And The Eagle Tue 10—Sat 14 Oct. See Kids listings.


34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. [H, WC, WA] Portadown Blues Thu 5—Sat 21 Oct. Mon & Tue 1pm; Wed & Thu 1pm & 7.30pm; Fri & Sat 7.30pm. £7 (£4). The brutal murder of a young Catholic man in Armagh, and the subsequent murder of human rights lawyer Rosemary Nelson two years later form the basis for this new political drama. Devised by Theatre Workshop’s new integrated company. Portadown Blues looks at sectarianism in both Northern Ireland and Scotland and questions a society which can let these crimes go unpunished. See preview.


Cambridge Street, 228 1404. [P, H, TT, WC, WA

Amhng Unbroken Hearts Fri 13—Sat 28 Oct (not Mon). 8pm. £5-£9 (£3—£4.50). John Tiffany directs Henry Adam’s new play set in Caithness, in which generations and cultures clash in the Scottish Highlands. See preview.



54 George Street, 226 2428. [P, WC, WA] The Curve Foundation Wed 18—Fri 20 Oct. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). See Glasgow Dance.


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

Scottish Ballet - Romeo And Juliet Until Sat 7 Oct. 7.30pm (Thu mat 1.30pm; Sat mat 2pm). £4—£28.50 (£4—£25.50). Artistic director Robert North choreographs this vibrant version of the classic love story, featuring Prokofievs original score. TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [P, H, TI‘, WC, WA]

Yolande Snaith Theatredance Wed 18 Oct. 2pm ck 7pm. £5 (£2.50). A new children's show from this innovative choreographer entitled The Thing That Changes From This Into That.

GENTRAL DRAMA Ayr GAIETY THEATRE Carrick Street, 01292 611222. [11. WC, WA] The Singing Kettle Homemade Band Show Sat 7—Sun 8 Oct. See Kids listings. Like A Virgin Thu l9—Fri 20 Oct. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Scottish version of Gordon Steel's play based on the trials and tribulations of adolescence.



John Street, (11698 267515. [P, H, WC, WA] The Lynch Box Fri 6 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Drama following the fortunes of Wee Benny Lynch as he fights his way to the top of the boxing world and strives to overcome personal difficulties.



Kildrum, 01236 732887. [P. 11. TT. WC. WA]

Glengarry Glen Ross 'Ihu 5 ()ct. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). See Paisley Arts Centre.

Like A Virgin Mon 16-Tue 17 ()ct. 7.45pm. £7—£8 (£4—£5). See Ay r.

A Little Rain Wed lS—Thu 19 Oct. 7.45pm. £8 (£5). See Glasgow Tron Theatre.



Tay Square, 01382 223530. [P, H, WC, WA] Plague Sat 7—Wed 11 Oct (not Sun). 7.45pm. £4.75. Adaptation ofAlbert Camus‘ novel about the havoc wreaked in

an ordinary city by the arrival of Plague and her tantalising dance of death. See preview.



East Port, 01383 314127. [P, H, WC, WA] Like A Virgin Fri i3—Sat 14 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£5—£6). See Ayr.

East Ktlbrtde


Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. [P, H, wc, WA]

Glengarry Glen Ross Fri 6—Sat 7 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Paisley Arts Centre.



Campbell Street, 01475 723038. [H, WA] Like A Virgin Wed ll-Thu 12 Oct. 7.30pm. £6 (£4.50). See Ayr.



Bennochy Road, 01592 412929. [P, H, WC, WA]

Dream Train Thu 5 Oct. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£4.25—£5.50). Inspired by Bach’s Goldberg Variations, Tom McGrath’s humorous look at insomnia and dreams was first performed by Magnetic North at the Traverse last autumn. Unable to sleep, a Baron spends his nights listening to Bach, until dream and reality become one. Meanwhile, his wife meets a stranger on a train who appears to be heading for her house.

Spittoon Sat 7 Oct. 8pm. £8.50 (£4.25—£5). Comic homage to the Hollywood Western, fusing film, cliche and cartoon.

Vita 8: Virginia Thu 12 Oct. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£4.25—£5). Not The National Theatre‘s new touring production of Eileen Atkins‘ play, adapted from the correspondence between Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West.

Popcorn Fri 13 Oct. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£4.25—£5). Adaptation of Ben Elton’s award-winning novel in which reality and movies meet when two real life killers ask for more than an autograph from their favourite director.

Livingstone uowoen PARK CENTRE

i Howden, (11506 433634. [R we, WA] f It Could Be Any One Of Us Thu 5-Sat 7

Oct. 7.30pm. The Livingston Players presents Alan Ayckbourn‘s murder mystery.

Like A Virgin Mon 9—Tue 10 Oct. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). See Ayr.



Civic Centre. Windmillhill Street, 01698 267515. [R WC, WA]

Go Wild With The Happy Gang Sat 7 Oct. See Kids listings. Like A Virgin Wed 18 Oct. 8pm. £8 (£5).

See Ayr.



High Street, 01738 621031.

Oklahoma! Until 28 Oct. 7.30pm (Sat mats). £5—£15. L'na McLean stars as Aunt filler in one of the most popular musicals of all time.



University of Stirling, 01786 461081. [P, 11. WC, WA]

Diversions Fri 6 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). Two new works from Wales‘ national contemporary dance company.

Dream Train Fri 6 Oct. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See Kirkcaldy.

Glengarry Glen Ross Sat 14 Oct. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See Paisley Arts Centre.

Medea Thu 19—Sat 21 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). See Glasgow 'I'ramway.

Yolande Snaith Theatredance Fri 13 7.30pm; Sat 14 Oct 2pm a 7.30pm. £7 (£2.50—£3.50). The innovative choreographer presents .‘llat'imum Machine on Fri night followed by her new children’s piece The Thing That Changes From This lnln That on Sat.


Elaine C. Smith Is Hormonally Driven King's Theatre, 297 Bath Street, 287 5511. 7.30pm. £7—£16. The Glasgow gal returns to the stage for another night of observational wit and song. Suitably charged following her recent TV show Elaine, Rab C.’s missus aims to answer the burning questions of the new millennium.

The Allan Miller Comedy Hour The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Allan Miller indulges in two hours of ranting and comic mayhem with the help of a few like-minded professionals. You have been warned.

Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar, 148 Holland Street. 332 2159. 9.30pm. £3. Standing up for stand-up tonight. with a distinctly Eastern flavour. are Lee Ness. Graeme Thomas. Teddy and compere Billy Bonkers.


Frankie Boyle The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Frankie Boyle takes centre stage for his headline spot, , with support from Steve Jameson and John 1.itt1ejohn.Joon Broon comperes.


Michael Redmond Albert Halls. Dumbarton Road, 01786 473544. 8pm. £5 (£3). One-time star of Father Ted gets Stirling's Comedy Club off to a flying start, with support from Frank Ouinn. Rhona Cameron MacRobert. University of Stirling. 01786 461081. 8pm. £9 (£7). With her own self—titled sitcom on BBC2, Musselburgh‘s Rhona Cameron returns to her stand-up roots. and brings a few friends along for the ride.



Elaine C. Smith ls Hormonally Driven King's Theatre. 297 Bath Street. 287 5511. 7.30 m. £7—£I6. See Thu 5.

The Stan The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £6 (£5). Will Smith (no, not that one) headlines with Frankie Boyle and comedy couple Paul and Ray. Tonight's compere is Jane Mackay.

Edinburgh 1 Scruffy Murphy's One Comedy Night Scruffy Murphy's. 4950 George IV I Bridge. 225 1681. 8pm. Free. You know


Dylan Morris plays Edinburgh, The Stand, Wed 11 Oct;

Glasgow, The Stand Wed 18 Oct

the drill by now; Reg Anderson indulges in some music, magic and mayhem and invites a few funny friends along.

The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Spontaneity in action from Phil Kay with support from Allan Miller and Steve Jameson. Susan Morrison comperes.


Rhona Cameron Motherwell Theatre, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, 01698 267515. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). See Thu 5.



Elaine C. Smith Is Hormonally Driven King's Theatre, 297 Bath Street. 287 5511. 7.30 m. £7—£16. See Thu 5.

The Stan The Stand, 333 Woodlands

Road. 08706006055. 8.30pm. £7 (£4). 3 See Fri 6, but with compere Susan


Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar, 148 Holland Street. 332 2159. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Pulling in the punters tonight are Brian Higgins, Des McLean, James Ferguson and compere Billy Bonkers. Madcap Comedy Club The Fotheringay, 17—21 Nithsdale Road, 424 0463.

9.30pm. £4 (£3). Lee Ness entertains the

troupes with back-up from Brian

E Higgins, one act to be confirmed and f compere Raymond Mearns.


The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558

7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). Same as Fri 6, with

' Jane Mackay hosting.

Reg Anderson's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie's, 27—31 West Port, 221 1099. 9pm. £3. Reg ‘voodoo’ Anderson plus

- regulars from the comedy circuit.


Glasgow Got In Glasgow The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055.

! 8.30pm. £5. Craig 11111 is the resident camp comic at the gay-friendly comedy

night. Paul Foot and Donna Williams complete the line-up.

The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street. 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£4). Turning

; comedy tricks in the Blackfriars basement are headliner Dave Williams with Viv Gee and compere Raymond


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