Drama is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Dance is listed after drama for each city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication.
Drama 8: dance listings compiled by Steve Cramer.
DISABLED ACCESS KEY
WA = Wheelchair Access; P = Parking Facilities; WC = Adapted Toilet(s). TICKETLINK
Tickets for major venues in Glasgow are available from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm; Sun noon—5pm in person or until 9pm by phone on 0141 287 5511. Any Ticketlink box office can sell tickets for other venues.
TT indicates venues where Theatre Tokens can be exchanged for tickets. Tokens can be bought from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs, Glasgow, 0141 287 5910; most branches of W.H. Smith, John Menzies and James Thin Booksellers; or by credit card from Tokenline, 0171 240 8800.
THE ARCHES 30 Midland Street, 221 4001. [WC,
ThelFaIl Of The House Of Usher Wed 29 Nov—Sat 2 Dec. 8pm. £4—£7. Graeae Theatre Company presents its version of Stephen Berkoff’s adaptation of Poe’s tale of decadence and horror. An atmospheric piece, utilising a wide array of theatrical devices, which the dark and claustrophobic space at the Arches should set off nicely. See preview.
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CITIZENS' THEATRE 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. [P, It, TT, GILMOREHILLGIZ WC, WA] 9 University Avenue, 330 5522.
The Old Tune and Rough For Theatre 1 Until Sat 18 Nov. 7.30pm. £10 (£3). Samuel Beckett double bill featuring firstly an uncharacteristically naturalistic piece about two old organ grinders meeting on a street corner, and secondly, an anticipation ofEndgame in an apocalyptic duologue.
Ten Rillington Place Until Sat 18 Nov.
The Night Salome Danced Tue 28 Nov—Sat 2 Dec. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). Freely adapted from Lord Alfred Douglas’ translation of Oscar Wilde’s final play, Salome, this version of the biblical tale brings to the fore issues of sexuality and power. Its companion piece Now Site Dances is a Pirandellian examination of Wilde’s characters, and his sexuality. See
7.30pm. £10 (£3). Kenny Miller directs preview. a creepy, queasy account of the misdeeds of the mass murderer, KING'S THEATRE
Christie. With a stylised performance adding to the factual account presented in the book and film of the same name, you’ll need strength in both stomach and nerve.
The Dance Of Death Until Sat 18 Nov. 7.30pm. £10 (£3). Tam Dean Burn and Anne Marie McTimoney give standout performances in this darkly comic representation of the marriage from hell. The older generation, though, have got nothing on the kids.
Pal Joey Thu 30 Nov—Sat 23 Dec.
297 Bath Street. 287 5511. [11, WC, WA] Kiss Me Kate Until Sat 18 Nov. 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm 6’; 7.30pm. £6—£l3. Kiss yer what? Oh, yes, this is a musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s 'I'aming Of The Shrew, with a classic score by Cole Porter.
The Sound Of Music Tue 21—Sat 25 Nov. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £5—£l4. A lot of Von Trapp at the King’s with this classic musical. Deal with the problems of Maria one more time, and tap your feet to the hummable, campy score.
Dream coat, nightmare loincloth: Jason and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat,
Festival Theatre, Edinburgh
variety performance with Scottish songs, tear-jerking Nashville and even a few
3 Elvis hits on the cards.
98 Ingram Street, 287 5511. [1), WC, WA. \VAA]
Popcorn Wed 22 Nov—Sat 2 Dec (not Sun). 7.30pm. £5—£8 (£2—£-l). Ben Elton’s West End hit is given an outing at the Ramshorn. A satire of the Hollywood movie business. with an acid spirit, this piece crackles with Elton's grim political wit.
100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. [11, WC, WA]
Playhouse Creatures and The Soldier's Fortune Tue 21-1-‘ri 24 Nov. 7.30pm; Thu 2.30pm 6; 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Thomas Otway’s classic Restoration comedy is brought to life by the RSAMD's master’s students. This cynical exploration of the baser motives. sexual and financial. of the men and women of Restoration London is typical of its period.
7.30pm. £ 10 (£3). The Citizens’ presents Rogers and Ilart's great musical. The tale of a philandering i entertainer who finally gets his comeupppence is directed by Phillip Prowse. See preview.
Peer Gynt Wed 29 Nov—Sat 23 Dec, 7.30pm. £10 (£3). lbsen‘s mythic folk 3 tale of men. women and nationhood is rendered into contemporary theatre by Claire Venables. Witness the title character's epic journey from egoistic raider to victim. All this and Trolls. too.
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New Street. 887 1010. [11, WC, WA] Little Women Until Sat 18 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel is revamped in Peter Clapham's adaptation.
The Boy Who Left Home Tue 21 Nov. 7.30pm. £7 (£3). ATC‘s contemporary take on the fairy story is laden with dark undercurrents. just as it should be. Mystical playing and magic realist storytelling are to the fore. See preview.
See preview. PAVILION THEATRE Death In Venice Tue 28 Nov—Sat 23 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. [P, WC. Dec. 7.30pm. £10 (£3). Giles Havergal WA]
, Treasure Island Wed 29 Nov—Sat 27 Jan . (not Mon). £7.50—£11.50. Robert Louis
directs himself in this one man show, which adapts Thomas Mann's modernist
classic. The moving account of an i Stevenson‘s classic adventure is given ageing man's discovery of love for a I new life in this lively popular adaptation young boy in the context of plague- for all ages.
ridden Venice was first produced last f Sydney Devine Thu 16—Sat 18 Nov. season to great acclaim. : 7.30pm; Sat 2pm & 7.30pm. £7—£ll. A
f 25 Albert Drive, 287 3900. [P, '1'], WC,
Are Unheard Memories Sweet? Fri 17 Nov. 7.30pm, £7 (£3.50). Lung Ha's
presents its new production, which traces
the life of a man backwards from his death to his childhood. Mystical techniques and a dream landscape are features of the show. See review.
63 Trongate. 552 4267.
Howie The Rookie Until Sat 18 Nov. 8pm. £7.50—£9.50. All opening night seats £3.50 (Ll—£5.50). Mark 0’ Rowe’s dark. dramatic and often comical account of a feud between two men from the seamier side of Dublin. The Bush Theatre‘s production bagged many accolades on the 1999 Fringe and subsequently in London. If you haven't seen it, just go.
Remember, remember the hits of November
histor:cal comedy drama prowdes both humour and inSiglit into Scottish history. A group of travelling players arrive in Perth to find their King, James 1, slain. They re-enact, With spectacular effect, scenes from his life. See reView. Perth Repertory Theatre, Perth, until
Sat 25 NOV.
Salome's Last Dance Flexible Deadlock combines a production of Wilde's last play, more poetic and different in tone than his earlier comedies, with Doric Wilson's Now She Dances, a Pirandellean reflection on Wilde’s characters. The fascinating double bill promises an evening of intriguing camp. See preview. 672, Glasgow, Tue 28 Nov—Sat 2 Dec.
The Boy Who Left Home ATC presents a modern take on the fairy tale, With a darker, more contemporary feel. The production combines magic realism with an exploration of the mythic origins of the form through a blend of striking visuals and physical theatre. See preview. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Wed 22-Sat 25 Nov.
Peer Gynt Claire Venables' adaptation of Ibsen promises us an urban, British version of the famous satirical folk tale. See prewew. Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow, Thu 30 Nov—Sat 23 Dec.
9 University Avenue, 330 5522.
Scottish Dance Theatre Fri 17 & Sat 18 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£4). SDT continues its
' acclaimed tour with Plunge and Undone,
two new works by American choreographer Janice Garret, and lsreali
Yael l"lexer, respectively.
TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive, 287 3900. [P, TT, WC,
\VA] Anna Krzystek: Zer-O . . . Into The Void 7 Thu 23—Sat 25 Nov. 8pm. £6 (£3). This
piece explores the cultural icon that is Stanley Kubrick through the film 2()()I.'A Space Odyssey. Expect extreme physical
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Two 8: Landscape Thu 16 & Fri 17 Nov, 6pm. £5 (£4). Beggliocchi Productions, a new company, presents two modern short
plays. Two, by Jim Cartwright tells us, in amusing detail, about the shared life of a pub landlord and his wife. Pinter’s
Landscape is a very different kind of
play. which reﬂects eliptically on the relationships between a man and a woman, bringing much insecurity and. ontological questioning into the equation. Continued over page
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