THEATRE listings



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

Disco Pigs and On Tidy EndingsUntil Sat 21 Oct. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £6 (£4). Students on the RSAMD Master of Drama directing course get a chance to show what they’re made of with Edna Walsh’s tale of 17-year-old soul mates, Disco Pigs followed by Harvey Fierstein’s look at love and loss, 0n Tidy Endings.

Pygmalion Mon 23-Thu 26 Oct. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Final year acting students perform George Bernard Shaw ’5 precursor to My Fair Lad .

2nd Singt Tue 24-Thu 26 Oct. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). A devised piece by fourth year Dramatic Studies students about the magic and paranormal in our lives.


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

Scottish Opera - L'Elisir d'amore Thu 19, Sat 21, Tue 24, Thu 26 & Sat 28 Oct. See Classical listings.

D’Oyly Carte Opera - H.M.S. Pinafore Tue 31 Oct—Sat 4 Nov. See Classical listings.


25 Albert Drive, 287 3900. [P,T1‘, WC, WA]

Pieces Courtes Fri 20 & Sat 21 Oct. 7.30pm. £9 (£4). One of France’s most celebrated theatre companies, Theatres du Shaman, presents this programme of Beckett shorts, including Pas (Foot/ails) about a tormented daughter talking to her unseen mother.

Twelve Stars Thu 2-Sat 4 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£3). Bad Days presents this dark study of deception, which it describes as a murder mystery without suspense. New music from Adventures in Stereo provides the soundtrack.


63 Trongate, 552 4267.

Something There Thu 19-Sun 22 Oct. 9pm. £9 (£6). David Paul Jones and Graham Eatough’s new play based on Samuel Beckett’s poem Something There, which looks at themes of alienation and loss.

The Snow Goose Mon 23 Oct. See Kids listings.

Just Pretending Fri 27 & Sat 28 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£3). 7:84 Theatre Company presents its response to the Section 28 debate, a show which takes gay relationships and places them in everyday situations: a quiet night in, a night out clubbing, an awful family lunch. A revealing look at what it feels like to be gay in Scotland today. Part of Glasgay.’ See feature.

Mother of Mine Thu 2 & Fri 3 Nov. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). A collaboration between RSAMD theatre students and Bi-G-Les Youth group, this devised piece explores the mother figure, from the Madonna to Victoria Beckham. Part of Glasgay.’ See feature.



270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0522. [WC, WA]

Dances For Aliens Fri 27 & Sat 28 Oct. 8pm. £7 (£5). Welsh choreographer Sean Tuan John hooks up once again with long-time collaborator Bert Van Corp for this exercise in absurd physical humour, kitsch and surreal 705 hedonism. A special pre-performance screening of Andy Warhol’s cult film Lupe will take place at 6pm. Part ofGIasgay.’ See feature


9 University Avenue, 330 5522. Hopeless Games Mon 30 & Tue 31 Oct. 8pm. £8 (£5). Teatr-Do Fabrik

presents this Russian/German dance drama set in a post-apocalyptic railway station. A potent mix of avant-garde theatre and pre-war Berlin cabaret, the piece features a haunting soundscape and some natty visual effects.


Albion Street, 287 5511. [WC, WA] OanzAbierta Wed 1 & Thu 2 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£5). A mix of physical theatre, dance, salsa rhythms and sensational costumes from this Cuban dance company which is back following its Fringe performance earlier this year.


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

Rhapsody 'n' Blues Mon 23 Oct. 7.30pm. £9 (£6). New contemporary jazz dance choreographed by New York-based dancer Susan Taylor.


25 Albert Drive, 287 3900. [P, 'I'I‘, WC, WA

I Enigma Fri 27 & Sat 28 Oct. 8pm. £8 (£4). Aphasia Dance Company presents the first in a trilogy of dances looking at the human condition. In I Enigma, former Rambert dancer and founder of Aphasia, Ted Stoffer examines methods of communicating without words.



14 New Street, 558 7604.

Krakatit Mon 23 Oct. 9pm—1am. £3. This multicultural ensemble presents an evening of cabaret, music, dance and performance inspired by German, Basque and Celtic traditions.

BRUNTON THEATRE Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240.

[P, H, 'I'T, WC, WA]

Our Town Story Sat 21 Oct. 6.45pm & 8.15pm. £4 (£2); family ticket £10. Brunton Youth Theatre and East Lothian Dance Group join forces to create this short play about a child who dreams about going to a new world. The Snow Goose Tue 31 Oct. See Kids listings.

Like A Virgin Thu 2—Sat 4 Nov. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Cumbernauld Theatre Company presents this Scottish version of Gordon Steel’s play, based on the trials and tribulations of adolescence.


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

Blood Brothers Until Sat 21 Oct. 7.30pm (Thu & Sat mats). £8—£24 (£5—£21). Willy Russell continues to prove that you don’t need the words Lloyd and Webber in your surname to write a successful musical. His award- winning tale of twin brothers separated at birth and brought up in very different worlds continues to pull the crowds and draw forth the tears.

Johnny Beattie Wed 25 Oct. 1pm. £3. Beattie recounts the highs and lows of a career spanning almost 50 years in showbusiness.


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

The Long, And The Short And The Tall Thu 19 & Fri 20 Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Seven British soldiers face up to the challenges of loyalty and danger in the Malayan 'ungle.

The House f Bernarda Alba Wed 1—3 Nov. 7.30pm (Fri mat 2.30pm). £5 (£3). Third year acting students from Queen Margaret University College perform this Scottish translation of Lorca’s tale of the grieving widow Bernarda and her five daughters.

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