282 Hope Street. 332 9000. IH, WC, WA]

Companhia Paulo Bibeiro - Silicone Nao Tue 2 Mar. 7.30pm. £6—£l6. The acclaimed Portuguese dance company presents this new work based on the writings of dramatist Jacinto Lucas Pires.

Michael Clark Dance Company - Oh My Goddess Thu 4 Mar. 7.30pm. £6-—£20. A new full-length work froin the former enfant terrible of modern dance. set to the music of Eric Satie. CAN and PJ Harvey. See feature.


25 Albert Drive. 0845 330 3501. ITT. WC. WA]

Cie IDA Thu l9 Feb. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). French performer Mark Totnkins presents his danced monologue which traces the emotion which follows the curtain falling on his performance. Compagnie Didier Theron Sat 2| Feb. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). French choreographer Didier Theron takes inspiration from two literary greats in this UK premiere. ‘The Fellow Traveller’ is based on Samuel Beckett's novel, while the works of Franz Kafka make up the reference points for his second piece.

Compagnie Marie Chouinard Thu 26 & Fri 27 Feb. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Internationally- acclaimed contemporary choreographer Marie Chouinard presents two solo shows for New Territories. ‘Etude #1 blends electro music and movement to create a geometric dance, while “Des Feux Dans La Nuit‘ is a gentle male solo deciphering the undulating male universe.


63 Trongate. 552 4267.

Laurie Booth - lce/Dreams/Fire Tue 24 & Wed 25 Feb. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). One of the most influential figures in contemporary dance. Laurie Booth presents this solo work inspired by a 6.000-year-old body unearthed by Russian archaeologists. Tom Richards' thawing ice sculptures and Nick Rothwell’s electronic score add to the mix.

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253 Argyle Street. 565 I023. |W(’. WAI Beowulf t'ntil Sat 2) Feb (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm. £7 (£4). The Arches Theatre (‘ompany iii collaboration with the RSAMI) perform this new stage adaptation of Seamus lleaiiey 's translation of the epic poem. Beowulf. which tells the story of a young warrior battling with powerful monsters. Tam |)ean Burns plays the part of Beowulf with l-‘inlay‘ .\lc|.ean iii the role of Kitig llrothgar.

The Arches Artists’ Forum Fri 2() Feb. 6pm. Free. ()peii to all artists from all disciplines. this artists’ forum offers the chance to network. air v iew s and share creative ideas.

Pugilist Specialist Tue 24 Sat 28 Feb. 7pm. £6 (£4). The Riot (iroup brings its 2003 lidinburgh l-‘estiyal hit to (ilasgow. Written by Adriano Shapliii. it tells the story of four American marines who are assigned the task of eliminating a troublesome Middle liasterti leader. This treble l-‘ringe liirst award-winning troupe should not be missed. llighly recommended.

Shiver Wed 25 Fri 27 lieb. 8.45pm. £5 (£3). Rotigh Ruby presents its first production developed with the support of the Arches 'l‘heatre. it tells the story of (ireta. a |)|Y enthusiast. and esplores fears and phobias.


l 19(iorbals Street. 429 0022. ll’. ll. T'T. \V(‘. “A!

Nightingale and Chase t‘ntil Sat 28 Feb (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm (Sat mat 3pm). £|2 (£1 £4). Stalls Sttidio. Xiiinie llarris directs her own play follow iiig her successes with I-‘urI/it'r ’lliun l/Il' I‘illl'l/tt’xl [Ii/Illlk’. (ii/l. lh'tl/t'l‘w ('lltllt‘t‘ and the Fringe l‘irst aw ard-w inning. ('I‘ut‘kt’tl. Ate/tlingu/t' . . . is abottt a violent btit loving man awaiting his partner's release from prison. l’ay what you can on Sat 2| l’eb.

Smoking With Lulu t'ntil Sat 28 tel) (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm (Sat mat 3pm). £12 (£l £4). ('ircle Studio. l-‘aiiie. fantasy atid obsession are the themes at play it) Janet .\luiisi|'s piece based on an actttal meeting between theatre critic Kenneth Tynan and silent moy ie icon Louise Brooks. Direction and design is courtesy of Kenny .\|i||er. l’ay what you can on Sat 2| l‘eb.

Top Girls l'ntil Sat 28 l-‘eb (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm (Sat mat 3pm). £l2 (L‘l £4). The (‘it/ kicks off its spring season in notable style with ('aryl (‘htirchill‘s play set during Thatcher's Britain. In this seminal play for the 20th century. ('htirchill‘s prose examines the highs and lows of .\lar|ene. a successful executive. played by Daniella Nardini. \Vith direction by ||etlie Macdonald and design by Robin [)on. l’ay what you can on Sat 2| l‘eb.

The Quare Fellow Tue 2 Sat (i Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £l4 (£6). ()xford Stage (‘ompany presents Brendan Behaii’s lrish prison-set comedy with colourful characters. songs and more. \Vith direction by Kathy Burke.


93 95 llyndland Street. 357 3868. [ll. W('. WAI

Down and Out in Maryhill Mon 1 Mar. 7.30pm. £4 from 0| 389 380283. A play from Mrs Higgins l’ie Shoppe Theatre (irottp.

Macbeth Wed 3 Fri 5 Mar. 7.30pm. £8 (£6) from (H698 8l7424. Practical Magic presents Shakespeare's Scots tragedy set upon a blasted heath near

l "t )rres.


9 l'niyersity Ayentte. 330 5522. [W(‘. WAI

Seven Ages - Seachd Linntean Fri 27 Feb. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). l)ogstar 'I‘hcatre's new production traces a path from cradle to casket through seven stories. Meet the Bairii. the scholar. the lover. the soldier. the sage. the bodach atid death himself as the wheel of life is depicted through humour. story and song.


297 Ball) Street. 240 | l | I. Ill. W(‘. WAI Cats l'titil Sat 28 Feb (not Stiii). 7.30pm (Wed ck Sat mat 2.30pm). £9.50 £32.50. The world's longest running musical leaves its West lind home to grace tis w ill) its feline footsteps.

Irene Tue 2 Sat 6 .\|ar. 7.15pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £7 £l5. A (‘inderella tale for the itiotlerii age set in |920s .\'ew York. courtesy of the Paisley .\|ttsica| and ()peratic Society.


New Street. 887 |()l0. Ill. W('. WAI Reasons to Be Cheerful Thu

19 Sat 2| lieb. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). 7:84's new production based on the memoir of political comedian Mark Steel. ccntring on three people who. in their youth. believed they could change the world. Born African Wed 3 Mar. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). ()ver the lidge 'l'heatre (‘ompany tells the tale of a black domestic worker and a white lawyer in Zimbabwe and the conflicts they encounter.


98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. [l’. W('. WA. WA A]

Cooking With Elvis Mon 23 Sat 28 Feb. 7.30pm. £6 £9 (£3 £4.50). Stralhclyde 'lilieatrc (iroup presents at) outrageous play based on sc\. impotence and liaute cuisine. from the pet) of Billy [fl/int writer Lee Hall.


2 Satichiehall Street. 353 8000. Il’. H. W('. WAI

Thank you for the Music ABBA - The Symphonic Sun 22 l-‘eh. 7.30pm. £|2.50 £23.50. |-'our West lind soloists join their \ocal forces with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for a celebration of Swedish sensation. Abba. Coppelia Thu 26 Feb. 7.30pm. £45.50 £22.50. The Moscow Ballet het'fot'ttt the tale of eccentric Doctor ('oppelius and his clockwork creation.


282 Hope Street. . 32 9000. I“. “(S “.1” Guys and Dolls Sat 2) Sat 28 lieli (not Stilt). 7.l5pm (Sat mat 2.|5pm).

£8 £l8. l-'ans may reiiietiiber the I955 film of the musical starring Marlon Brando. Jean Simmons and |‘Titll|\ Sinatra. Here. the ()rphetis ('ltib presents the ttnlikely relationship between a Salvation Artuy girl and a crap shooter. Nathan Detroit. With direction by Walter Paul and music atid lyrics from Frank |.oc.s.ser.

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‘. Smoking With Lulu Kenny Miller's production of Janet Munsil's play features three strong performances and an intriguing design by the director. Munsil‘s play deals with a meeting between the great post war British theatre critic, Kenneth Tynan, and silent film star Louise Brooks. On the way there's a great deal of reflection on obsession, fame, and the self-destructive delights of smoking. See review. Citizens’ Theatre. Glasgow. until Sat 28 Feb

Pugilist Specialist The triumphant return of Adriano Shaplin's aesthetically and politically radical piece is the source of real excitement after its triumph at last year's fringe. With new controversies over the political abuse of military intelligence. there‘s even more relevance to this tale of four soldiers sent on a misguided assassination mission. See feature. Arches. Glasgow, Tue 24—851! 28 Feb

Top Girls Caryl Churchill's modern classic is here given a splendid revival by Hettie McDonald's production at the Citizens‘ Theatre. Some splendid performances set off the story of Marlene. a ruthless executive with secrets in her past. A very relevant tale of the politics of gender and class. See review. Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, until Sat 28 Feb

Death of a Salesman John Dove's production of Arthur Miller‘s classic works some magic in its performances at the Lyceum. The sheer modernity of the play's politics still leaves an audience astonished. See review. Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh. until Sat 6 Mar

Michael Clark Dance Company - Oh My Goddess lconoclastic modern dance master Michael Clark returns with a new full length piece as part of New Territories. Set to the music of Eric Satie and PJ Harvey. this looks an exciting and eclectic return to form for Clark. See feature. Theatre Royal, Glasgow, Thu 4 Mar

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