All comedy, theatre. dance and music shows previewed and reviewed in this issue are detailed below with a page reference. Highlights of art exhibitions, the Book Festival, clubs and the Film Festival are listed in the boxes at the bottom of this page.

Agua Viva

The Argument

A Very Naughty Boy - The

Life of Graham Chapman

Babba Ghanoush and Bagels

Baby Jane Bill Bailey -,'-J,, .2 .‘ Bamberg Symphony Orchestra BBC Symphony Orchestra '7 ' Beethoven String Quartets i") Mitch Benn and the

Distractions '3’ David Benson - Star Struck XL) The Big Time ‘1'" John Bishop 3.3. Frankie Boyle vs Reverend Obadiah Steppenwolfe Ill Bordeaux Opera Ballet

Brilliant! The Blinding Enlightenment of Nikola

Tesla f ‘. RC Brendon Burns .19 Button Up featuring

Justin Currie <39 Capsis I, / Cauld Blast Orchestra {1 / Jo Caulfield .20 Come Here to Me :58, Confessions of a Psychic 5)? Shelley Cooper f:(: Crave / f Cyril’s Little Moments of Weakness and Strength 8:: The Damage / ', [8 Diane & Ross -

The Awesome Years I? The Dinks

John Donne: A Scream


Dude. Where‘s my

Teddy Bear? (3‘5 Echo Chamber (Si? Ego by Carl Djerassi .7? Etchysketchy Er Exile f Fallen :‘xs A Floating Brothel Ei-i‘ Antonio Forcione Quartet «'(T Stephen Grant :60 Mike Gunn "


Black Box

Boyle Family

Helen Frankenthuler Claude Health

John Houston

Claude Monet

Keiko Mukaide

Willie Rodger

Julian Schnabel

Louis Sinclair McNally

Demetri Martin

David Hadingham

Rich Hall


Happiness Adam Hills .19 Alex Home 3.5: 100% Sex Therapy 3.3" I Eat People Like you for


The lmpractical Application of


The Good Child’s Guide to Rock’n’Roll

Kate Adie Candace Bushnell Douglas Coupland

38 5‘58

8.8 assasssasass

Carol Ann Duffy

John Hegley

John Irving 38, Alexander McCall Smith Dr Raj Persaud

Axel Scheffler

David Starkey

Jacqueline Wilson

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Dreams Clouds Interpol

The Interrogation lz

Junior Senior Just Jack

Sarah Kendall Kid

Tina Kim

Last Song of the Nightingale Rudi Lickwood Loft





Manga vs Scratch Mothergroove


Sativae Recordings Scumfrog

Soul Biscuits Stereotype

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MacPherson‘s Lament Demetri Martin

Michael McIntyre Simon Munnery

My Uncle Arly

Nearly at the National New Music Scotland Robert Newman


Ross Noble

David O‘Doherty Paragon Ensemble Picasso and Dance The Pickled King Playing the Victim

The Polyphonic Spree Priorite a Gauche

PS 69

Radio 4

The Rapture Recruitment Stars

The Return

Return of the Jingleberries Rumplestiltskin at the Fairytale Laundry

Saint Fatso‘s Lament Marc Salem's Out of his Mind San Diego

San Francisco Ballet The Seagull

7 Assilon Place

Dwight Slade

Snow Patrol

The Snow Queen

The Song of the Nightingale Songs to Illuminate the Dark Gordon Southern Soweto Gospel Choir Squonk Opera

Stars Beneath the Sea Strictly Dandia

There Where we Were This Lime Tree Bower Those Eyes, That Mouth Tommy Tiernan

Titus Andronicus

Paul Tonkinson

The Usual Suspects Untitled

Garry Walker

Bradley Walsh Waterwall

Christopher Wheeldon Where are You Gone, Jimmy Trevenna? Which Came First? Will Anne Frank Please Come to the Diary Room Young Talent at the ElF Zelmira

Fflni Afterlife 58 American Splendor 38. 57. 60

Camp 38

Man of the Year 38, 57, 62 Swimming Poil Gay Film Treats A Thousand Months

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