this stage adaptation might not have a young John Travolta in its favour, it still retains the fabulous Bee Gees hits, from Stayin 'Alii'e to How Deep Is Your Love. ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE

Grindlay Street, 248 4848. [P, H, TT, WC, WA

Cinderel a Until Sat 6 Jan. 7pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £8—£16 (£4—£8). Stuart Paterson gives the traditional fairytale a revamp, where the ugly sisters are ill- natured rather than ugly, Prince Charming has more than a few character flaws and Cinderella shows a little feminist spunk.

A Listening Heaven Tue 16 Jan—Sat 3 Feb. 7.45pm. £7—£17.50(£1—£12). Emerging young playwright Torben Betts’ new play, centred round a dysfunctional family. See preview.




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

Cin erella Until Sat 13 Jan (not Sun). 7pm (Sat mat 2pm). £11—£12 (£8—£8.50). Cinders, Buttons, the Fairy Godmother and co. ham it up for the kids in Motherwell’s annual panto extravaganza.



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

Hansel And Gretel Until Sat 6 Jan. 7.15pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £9.50—£10.75 (£6.50—£8.75). Stuart Paterson’s charming version of the rather dark fairytale, featuring everything you need for a good Christmas: naughty children, a cantankerous old woman and lots of sweeties.



9 Green Street, 01563 523590.

Jack And The Beanstalk Until Sat 6 Jan. 7pm (Sat mat 2pm). £5.75—£9. A magical Christmas show populated by High Road’s Lesley Fitz-Simons and

Karen Logan of Bucks Fizz fame.



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

Jack An The Beanstalk Until Sat 13 Jan (not Sun). 7pm (Sat mats 2pm). £8.50 (£6). Christmas may be over, but the stars of High Road are still giving their all in this tale of triumph over adversity.



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

Sleeping Beauty Until Sat 6 Jan. 1pm & 7.30pm. £6.50. Dean Park stars as

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The Duchess Of Malfi Tom Mannion (pictured) plays Bosola in this Jacobean horror movie of a tragedy. Australian director Gale Edwards’ production for the RSC promises all the dark sensation of the original, with an undercurrent of humour mixed in with the existential dread. See preview. Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Tue 76—Sat 20 Jan.

A Listening Heaven Muriel Romanes directs Torben Betts’ drama of

middle-class suburban angst, where a

dysfunctional family is made to confront long-repressed conflicts at a

time of domestic tension. This kind of

work tends to play well to Lyceum audiences. See preview. Roya/ Lyceum, Edinburgh, Sat IOJan-Sat 3 Feb.

Fairy Nuff in the annual Christmas pantomime filled with stunning sets, colourful costumes and corny jokes.


Perth Theatre

185 High Street, Perth,01738 621031. [R WC, WA]

Peter Pan Until Sat 6 Jan 2.30 &7.30pm£8-£15. Peter and Wendy’s

magical adventures in Never-Never land

are recreated at Perth.


The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). Laid-back delivery from Stu Who? And

Quinn, whilst Jane Mackay takes control of the mic.

Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13—16 Walls Street, 552 2101. 9pm. £5. Snappy

backing from comedy duo Paul and Ray and Colin Ramone.


Scruffy Murphy's One Comedy Night Scruffy Murphy’s, 49/50 George [V Bridge, 225 1681. 8pm. Free. Resident host Reg Anderson welcomes two regulars from the local stand-up circuit. The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £6 (£5). Blurring the lines of good taste, Robin lnce delivers some uncompromising observational comedy. Support comes from Raymond Mearns, Shappi Khorshandi and compere Susan Morrison.


Canvas Comedy Club Canvas, 13—16 Walls Street, 552 2101. 9pm. £5. Jack Russell returns for second helpings of Canvas, and this evening support comes

backing comes from John Flint and Frank

humour from headliner Jack Russell with


Susan Morrison's waspish observations are still available at The Stand in Edinburgh on Fridays and Glasgow on Saturdays

from Keara Murphy, the Rev Obediah Steppenwolfe ill and resident hostess with the mostess Janey Godley.

The Stand The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 5, only Susan Morrison comperes. Madcap Comedy Club The State Bar. 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. £5 (£4). The Rev Obediah Steppenwolfe 111, Colin Elves, Richard Smith and compere Billy Bonkers take full responsibility for this evening’s laughter quouent


The Stand The Stand, 5 York Place, 558 7272. 9pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 5 but with Jane Mackay as compere.


Six On Sunday The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £3 (£2). Laying on the laughter this evening are Shappi Khorshandi, Paul and Ray, Sandra Johnstonc, the bizarrely named Burning Orphanage and comperc John Gordon.

Blackfriars Comedy Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£4). Tonight’s patter merchants are headliner Silky with Des McLean, Steven Dick and resident compere James Campbell. Scott Agnew takes the open spot.

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This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow and Edinburgh's main theatres. More information, including events at smaller venues, can be found in the listings above and over the page. Performances shown in brackets are free or reduced price previews.

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