THEATRE listings




54 George Street, 220 4349. [P, WC, WA] The Curve Foundation Until Fri 20 Oct. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Ross Cooper choreographs a re-working of Extreme and Fragile, a sensuous and athletic look at the body, and introduces the new talents of guest choreographer Rui Graca and a revival of Peter Darrell’s Jewc.


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

Lifeforms Sat 28 Oct. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). Street dance combined with martial arts from contemporary dance outfit Union Dance Company.


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

Rambert Dance Company Wed l-Sat 4 Nov. 7.30pm. £5-£20 (£4—£19). Britain’s flagship contemporary dance company returns with a dynamic triple bill; Christopher Bruce’s emotionally charged masterpiece Ghost Dances; the T’ai Chi inspired Embrace Tiger and Return To Mountain by American choreographer Glen Tetley and the world premiere of The Celebrated Soubrette by Javier De Frutos. See preview.


10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. [WC, WA] Hopeless Games Thu 2—Sat 4 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£6). See Glasgow Dance.




Carrick Street, 01292 611222. [H, WC, WA

Cin erella Wed 1 Nov. 7.30pm. £17.50 (£15). The Moscow Ballet Company performs the fairytale rags to riches classic.



John Street, 01698 267515. [R H, WC, WA

A Little Rain Sat 21 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£4). The concluding part of 7:84 Theatre Company’s state of the nation trilogy, a black comedy about two strangers who meet on a rainy evening in Glasgow. See rewew.



Kildrum, 01236 732887. [R H, TT, WC, WA

A “file Rain Thu 19 Oct. 7.45pm. £8 (£5). See Bellshill.

Go Wild With The Happy Gang Fri 20 Oct. See Kids listings.

The Man Who Came To Dinner Fri 27 & Sat 28 Oct. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). Comedy of manners from No Mean Company.



Tay Square, 01382 223530. [R H, WC, WA

Plague Until Sat 28 Oct. 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £5.75-£12.50 (£4.75—£6.50). Dundee Rep Theatre Company adapt Albert Camus’ novel about the havoc wreaked on an ordinary city by the arrival of Plague and her tantalising dance of death. See review. BONAR HALL

Park Place. 01382 434940

Ballet lmaginaire Wed 1 & Thu 2 Nov. Debbie McGee directs and choreographs, while husband Paul Daniels takes care of the visual effects, in this three-act production from the Classical Ballet Company.

East Ktlbride


Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. [R H, WC, WA]

Red Sat 21 Oct. See Kids listings.

Sex 8: Chocolate Wed 25 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£4). Playwright Rona Munro and actress Fiona Knowles team up once again for this

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comedy drama about a woman who has just hit 50 and faces a long bank holiday weekend alone.

The Lynch Box Fri 27 & Sat 28 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Flyweight boxer Benny Lynch attempts to stay in the ring and on the wagon in this bittersweet drama about one young man’s battle against alcoholism.


Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, 577 4970.

Go Wild With The Happy Gang Sat 21 Oct. See Kids listings.

When We Are Married Tue 24631 28 Oct. 7.30pm (Sat mat 3pm). Giffnock Theatre Players present J. B. Priestley ’5 comic tale of three couples who are sent reeling by untimely news, which arrives smack in the middle of theirjoint silver wedding celebrations.



Campbell Street, 01475 723038. [H, WA] Jaleo Flamenco Fri 27 Oct. 7.30pm. Furious stamping, clapping and singing from Seville’s award-winning flamenco company.



9 Green Street, 01563 523590.

My Mother Said I Never Should Thu 26 Oct. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). London Classic Theatre Company presents Charlotte Keatley’s examination of four women’s lives amid the social changes of the 20th century.



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

A Wee Touch Of Class Wed 25-Fri 27 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). Kirkcaldy Amateur Dramatic Society present Rikki Fulton’s adaptation of Moliere’s classic, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.

Gods Official Sat 28 Oct. 8pm. £8.50 (£4.25—£5). Sally Vaughan and Richard Jordan star in Robert Farquhar’s black comedy about two football fanatics who kidnap the referee when their team gets relegated.



Greenock Road, 01475 689777.

Sleeping Beauty Fri 20 Oct. 7.30pm. £12.50 (£8—£1 1). European Ballet Company performs Tchaikovsky’s popular ballet, under the direction of former Bolshoi principal dancer Stanislav Tchassov.



Howden, 01506 433634. [R WC, WA]

A Little Rain Fri 20 Oct. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). See Bellshill.

Go Wild With The Happy Gang Sat 28 Oct. See Kids listings.



Hi h Street, 01738 621031.

Olfiahoma! Until 28 Oct. 7.30pm (Sat mats). £5-£15. Una McLean stars as Aunt Eller in one of the most popular musicals of all time.

Ballet Imaginaire Sun 29 Oct. 4pm & 8pm. See Dundee.

Medea Thu 2—4 Nov. 8pm. Theatre Babel present Liz Lochhead’s acclaimed re- working of the Euripides’ play.



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

Medea Thu l9—Sat 21 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). See Perth.

Le Chat Noir Tue 24 Oct. See Kids listings.

Calamity Jane Wed 25 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Youth group Centrescene head for the Black Hills of Dakota.

The Snow Goose Sat 28 Oct. See Kids listings.

Ballet Imaginaire Tue 31 Oct. 7.30pm. £14.50 (£12). Sec Dundee.



THURSDAY 19 Glasgow

The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Frankie Boyle is let loose on the mic with the likeminded Anvil Springstein headlining, and support from Dougie Dunlop, Marie MacArthur and Sheridan Strawberry.

Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. £4 (£3). Reg Anderson takes his mix of magic and comedy through to Glasgow with fellow maniacal magician Steven Dick and compere Billy Bonkers.


The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £4 (£3). Keeping the lads in line: Jane Mackay welcomes Steve Hughes, Mark Bratchpiece, Chris Cooper and Chris Ozog to the stage.

World Of Comedy Quizshow Gilded Saloon, 233 Cowgate, 226 2151. 9pm. £1 to play. Bill Dewar initiates you into the strange world of comedy trivia.


Supergirly - Naughty But Nice Rothes Halls, Rothes Square, 01592 611101. 8pm. £10 (£8). The Australian comedy duo disguise themselves as sweet Sheilas for an ironic look at pop music.

FRIDAY 20 Glasgow

The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Ireland’s laid-back charmer, Dara O’Briain, is back in Scotland after his Fringe show. Support comes from Mark Bratchpiece and Steve Hughes. Jane Mackay comperes.


Scruffy Murphy's One Comedy Night Scruffy Murphy’s, 49/50 George 1V Bridge, 225 1681. 8pm. Free. This evening’s patter merchants are Tony Hayman, Tony Zepher, Jenny Lamb and resident compere Reg Anderson.

The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Spicing up the Stand audience with headline act Anvil Springstein, plus support from Dougie Dunlop, Brandon Reed and Marie MacArthur. Susan Morrison comperes.


Supergirly - Naughty But Nice Dundee Rep, Tay Square, 01382 223530. 10.30pm. £10—£12(£8—£10). See Thu 19.

SATURDAY 21 Glasgow

The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 20 only Susan Morrison competes. Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). Stu Who? is the main purveyor of patter, ably supported by Danny Oaks and compere Billy Bonkers.

Southside Comedy Club Nickie Tams, 510 Victoria Road, Crosshill, 433 2431. 9.30pm. £4. Danny Oaks tops the bill at this new comedy night. Support comes in the form of Rev Obediah Steppenwolfe Ill and Brandon Reed.


Reg Anderson's Comedy Cellar WJ. Christie’s, 27—31 West Port, 221 1099. 9pm. £3. Frank Curtain is the evening’s main attraction with Tony Bell, Bob Smithe and resident host Reg Anderson. The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). Same as Fri 20, only Jane Mackay comperes.

Dunfermline Fred MacAulay Carnegie Hall, East Port, 01383 314127. 8pm. £10 (HS—£9).

He may seem like the dictionary definition of ubiquitous, but this is actually MacAulay’s first major tour of Scotland (if you don’t count his numerous road trips with a certain footballer). Turning his back on TV and radio, albeit temporarily, Fred delivers his finely honed observational humour live and direct.


Supergirly - Naughty But Nice Dundee Rep, Tay Square, 01382 223530. 10.30pm. £10-£12 (£8—£10). See Thu 19.

SUNDAY 22 Glasgow

Newcomers' Afternoon Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. 3pm. £3 (£1.50 for club members). Lounge lizards are in for a treat as the team behind Vigorous Lime showcase inexperienced new comedy talent alongside resident veterans Richard Smith, Neil McFarlane and headliner Des Clarke.

Phil Kay The Comic Club, Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £7. Phil makes a return to his old stomping ground. Support comes from Des Clarke and Danny Oaks. Compere still to be confirmed.

Skitters The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £5 (£4). From the most unfortunate of names, comes originality and variety with all the usual sketches and acts.


Whose Lunch Is It Anyway? The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 1pm. Free with drinks or a meal. Freestyle funniness from resident duo Paul and Stuart.

Six On Sunday The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Pulling in the punters tonight with host Graeme Thomas, Steve Hughes and Mark Bratchpiece.


Fife Comedy Club Path Tavern, Mid Street, 01592 263671. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Comedy stars ruling the roost this evening include Dougie Dunlop, Reg ‘voodoo’ Anderson, Tim Lawrence demonstrating his mouth organ mastery, John Sinclair and guest compete Donna Krachan.


The Comedyshop@0ffshore Offshore, 3—5 Gibson Street, 07714 900720. 8.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Allan Miller takes it to the limit, with support from Des Clarke, Steven Dick, compere Jamie Robinson and three open spots.



Ed Byrne Pavilion Theatre, 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). Strathclyde Uni’s funniest alumni is now a fully-fledged star. Ed’sjust finished his first feature film, RAT, starring alongside Pete Postlethwaite, and provided he steers clear of dodgy shoe store adverts in the foreseeable future, may finally

ac uire some semblance of credibility. Bu bous Fish Comedy Club Strathclyde University Union, 90 John Street, 552 1895. 9pm. £5 (£3). Laughter to Vertigo’s rafters with Raymond Mearns, Des Clarke and Steven Dick.


French 8: Saunders Playhouse, 18—22 Greenside Place, 0870 6063424. 7.30pm. £21.5(l—£23.50. Live on stage for the first time in ten years, Britain’s best-known female comic duo return with a brand new show. See feature