THEATRE listings


PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renf'leld Street, 332 1846. [P, WC,


TheICircus of Horrors Mon 6—Sat 11 Nov. Mon—Fri 8 m; Sat 7.30pm & 10pm. £8—£15. ensitive types and those who have recently enjoyed a large meal are advised to avoid this show. Everyone else get set for Chainsaws, flying skeletons, vampire nymphs suspended by their hair and a whole range of unpleasant activities Bobby Roberts would blanche at.


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

Beautiful ing Until Sat 4 Nov.

7.30pm. £5—£8 (£2—£4). Strathclyde Theatre Group presents Jonathan Harvey’s urban fairytale based on the lives of a group Of adolescents on a London housing estate. Parr of Glasgay.


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

The Country Wife Mon 6-Thu 9 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Sir John Vanburgh’s acclaimed restoration comedy about the jealousy of the drunker rural oaf Sir John Brute about his young more sophisticated wife.

TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive, 287 3900. [P, TT, WC,


Twellve Stars - Bad Days 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.

Kurri Oa Kasoor Koi Nee Sat 11 Nov. 7.30pm. £7 (£5); family ticket £20. Punjabi Kalamunch presents Arjun Rayat’s new black comedy.

TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267. 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 Glasgayl. Don't Forget Me Fri 3 & Sat 4 Nov. 8pm. £9.50 (£5.50). Award-winning Starving Artists Theatre presents its new production set amidst the glitz of Hollywood. TWO lost souls are adrift in the city of dreams; one looks to the future, the other is stuck in the past. See review Sauna Lads Sat 4 Nov. 4pm. £2. A rehearsed reading of a new play by Christopher Deans exploring the psyche of male violence and sexuality. Krapp's Last Tape Wed 8—Sat 11 Nov. 8pm. £7.50—£9.50 (£4—£5.50). One of Scotland’s finest actors, Russell Hunter stars in what is considered by many to be Samuel Beckett’s most autobiographical Ellay. See preview.

owie The Rookie Tue l4—Sat 18 Nov. 8pm. £7.50—9.50 all opening night seats £3.50 (£445.50). A huge hit at the 1999 Edinburgh Fringe, Mark O’Rowe’s white knuckle ride through the back streets of Dublin is seen through the eyes of two lads whose paths are linked. See preview.



Queen Street, 229 1996.

Inspirit Sat 4 & Sun 5 Nov. 2pm. Free. A site-specific, specially devised piece by Lucy Trend, exploring the boundaries between life and death. Pan dance, part performance art, completely free and certainly worth dropping in on if you’re in town this weekend.


6 Granville Street, 287 5511. [H, Tl‘, WC, WA

Bal et Imaginaire Fri 3/Sat 4 Nov. 7.30pm. £14.50 (concs available). The lovely 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. To coin hubby’s phrase, you’ll like it - not a lot, but you’ll like it.


Albion Street, 287 5511. [WC, WA] DanzAbierta Until Thu 2 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£5). Part Of the huge Cuban avalanche that slid into Edinburgh this Fringe, DanzAbierta was more successful than most in conveying an essence of its country. An interesting blend Of contemporary and Latin dance, physical theatre and some fantastic costumes.


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

Carmina Burana Sat 4 Nov. 3pm & 8.30pm. £6 (£3). Royston Maldoom choreographs this major dance event which will feature no less than 120 professional and amateur dancers from throughout Glasgow. As if that wasn’t enough, they’ll also be joined for the occasion by the RSNO and its two choruses. Carl Orff would be proud. Life Cycle Sat 4 Nov. 6pm. £4 (£2). Sandwiched in between the two performances Of Carmina Burana, is this community dance piece exploring the five stages of life. A promenade performance in which the audience are invited tO travel around the theatre watching the action, and serving as the ‘life blood’ to the dance.


BRUNTON THEATRE Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. P, H, TT‘, WC, WA] ike 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 traumas Of teenage life. Hail Caledonia Mon 6 & Tue 7 Nov. 7.30pm (Tue mat 2.30pm). £9 (£6). Johnny Beattie pulls on the tartan breaks for a ‘Bonanza night of Scottish entertainment’. Hard Times Tue 14 Nov. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Compass Theatre Company presents this stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ tale Of triumph over poverty.


33a Momingside Road, 220 4349. [P, H] Time Of My Life Wed 15-Sat 18 Nov. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Acclaimed amateur group Leitheatre delves into Alan Ayckboums’s back catalogue once again. This time it’s brought out his witty tale of a celebratory family meal, where skeletons are brought out of the cupboard one by one.

FESTIVAL THEATRE 13-29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. [H, WC,


Sparkleshark Wed 8—Sat 11 Nov. 11am & 1.30pm (Fri mat 1.30pm; Sat mat 11am). £7 (£3.50). Aimed at teenagers aged 10—14, Philip Ridley’s new drama examines the social issues of self-confidence and family relationships in a play designed to speak to the young people of today.

GATEWAY THEATRE ElmlRow, Leith Walk, 317 3000. [P, WC, WA

House Of Bernarda Alba Until Fri 3 Nov. 7.30pm (Fri mat 2.30pm). £5 (£3). Clive Perry directs students from Queen Margaret University College in Federico Lorca’s passionate tale. After her husband’s death, the matriarchal Bernarda locks the doors and windows against the world, and imposes a strict period of mourning on her daughters.


2 [even Street, 529 6000. H, TT, WC, WA] The Diary Of Anne Fran Until Sat 4 Nov. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £6.50—£15 (£4.50—£12). This stage adaptation of the heartrending diary written by a young girl during World War II opened on Broadway in 1997. Critical acclaim followed, and it now makes its Euro an premiere.

Leader Of The Pac Mon 6—Sat 11 Nov. 7.30pm; Fri & Sat 5pm & 8.30pm. £9.50-£19 (£6.50—£l6). The Ronettes, The Crystals, The Shangri-Las, they all owe their fame to one songwriting legend: Ellie Greenwich. Featuring a feast of 605 hits, such as ‘River Deep Mountain High’ and ‘Chapel Of Love’, this musical re-telling unveils the personal heartache that evoked Greenwich’s hit tunes.

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