a work in progress by Louise .‘vlinton in Tramway 4 at 7.30pm.
Jim Haynes Happening Thu 1—Sat 3 Feb. 6pm. The American-born theatrical guru who launched the Traverse Theatre back in the early 60sjoins in the fun with 1028, and creates his own ‘Happening’. The event takes place on the Tramway balcony, with just ﬁfteen tickets available per night.
63 Trongate, 552 4267.
Yes, Yes, Yes Tue 23—Sat 27 Jan. 8pm. £7.50—£10(£3.50—£5.50). Ridiculusmus, the company behind this surreal show. spent four years researching psychiatric hospitals in Ireland, India and the UK prior to putting pen to paper. The resulting play looks at the chaos in our lives and our inept attempts to overcome it — it also won the Total Theatre Award for Best British Production in 199‘).
Glimpse Thu 1—Sat 3 Feb. 8pm. £7.50—£10(£4—£5.50). Vanishing Point presents the world premiere of Matthew Lenton’s new ghost story. which brings together a senile old woman and two lost travellers. See preview.
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. [P, H. 'I'l‘, WC, WA]
Hamlet Thu 1—Sat 17 Feb. 7.30pm. £5.50—i8 (ill—£4). All tickets £1 for preview performance on Thu 1 Feb. Liam Brennan plays the role of the tortured prince in the Brunton Theatre Company’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragic play. See preview.
18—22 Greenside Place, 08706063424. [11, WC, WA]
Money Money Money Sun 28 Jan. 7.30pm. £13.50. An affectionate tribute to the Swedish pop sensation performed by cast members of West End sensation, Mama Mia.
ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE
Grindlay Street, 248 4848. [P, 11, '1'1‘, WC, WA]
A Listening Heaven Until Sat 3 Feb (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm (Sat & Wed mats 2.30pm). £7—£17.50 (Ll—£12). Emerging young playwright Torben Betts’ new play, centred on a dysfunctional family who meet fora special occasion. with dark results. See review.
Cambridge Street, 228 1404. [P, 11, '1'1', WC, WA]
Glimpse Fri 26 & Sat 27 Jan. 8pm. £8 (£4). See Glasgow. Tron Theatre.
18—22 Greenside Place, 0870 6063424. [H, WC, WA]
The Nutcracker Mon 22—Sat 27 Jan. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm). £4—£30.50. The Chisinau National Ballet of Moldova perform Yuri Grigorovich’s popular version of the ballet classic.
DENTRAl DRAMA 81. DANCE
Tay Square, 01382 223530. [R H, WC, \VA]
Sex 8r Chocolate Thu 25—Sat 27 Jan. Thu 9pm; Fri & Sat 8pm. £9 (£4.75—£7). Award- winning playwright Rona Munro and award-winning actress Fiona Knowles hook up once again for this new comedy drama. Jan has just hit 50, and faced with a long bank holiday weekend alone, she embarks on an adventure ﬁlled with yep, you
, guessed it, sex and chocolate.
; East Renfrewshire BARRHEAD SPORTS CENTRE Main Street, Barrhead, 577 4970. , The Tempest Tue 23—Sat 27 Jan. 7.30pm
Prospero takes his staff in hand: The Tempest, Barrhead Sports Centre
(Wed & Fri mats 1.30pm). £l2-£16(£8). The Royal Shakespeare Company celebrates 21 years of its mobile theatre, and is handed the key to Barrhead Sports Centre to celebrate. Often thought to be Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest is a tragi-comic tale of shipwrecks, treachery and magic, and, in this instance, stars RSC associate actor Philip Voss as Prospero. See preview.
Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, 577 4970.
And Then There Were None Tue 23—Sat 27 Jan. 7.30pm; Sat 3pm & 7.30pm. £4—£6. Giffnock Theatre Players aim to keep you on the edge of your seat, with their production of the Agatha Christie thriller, set on a remote island.
High Street, 01738 621031.
Sleuth Fri 26 Jan—Sat 10 Feb (not Suns). 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £5—£14. Anthony Shaffer's classic thriller set in the home of a famous mystery writer, who embarks on a game of cat and mouse with his young guest.
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Glimpse Vanishing Point explores the aesthetics and nature of dementia in the old. Incorporating the company’s characteristic sense of spectacle, the
show promises to find a form of artistic liberation in those afflicted with the condition. See preview. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 26 8r Sat 27 Jan, then touring.
Hamlet In what might prove to be the Brunton Company’s last production, David Mark Thomson will direct Liam Brennan as the Dane. This promising combination looks set to bring real fireworks to the stage, with a strong supporting cast in evidence. See preview. Brunton Theatre, Musse/burgh, Thu l—Sat 77 Feb.
The Tempest Shakespeare's classic is a problem play, romance or pastoral, depending on how you look at it. What the RSC’s production is certain to bring to the stage are such problem characters as Caliban (scheming slave or oppressively colonised native?) and Prospero (benevolent patriarch or control freak?) Figure out the mystery when you see it. See preview. Barrhead Sports Centre, Glasgow, Tue 23—Sat 27 Jan.
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