Theatre events are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Dance events are listed after Theatre. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Anna Millar.

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THE ARCHES 25.3 Argyle Street. 565 I023. |W('. WA] Misterman Thu l5 Sat 17 Apr. 8.30pm. £6 (£4 ). (ilasgow-based theatre company Nomad presents linda Walsh's she of Disco l’igs‘ fame black comedy about a lonely thirty-something man living in a small coastal town in Ireland. I’url oft/iv Arc/it’s 'I'Imrlrr' l'i'xlii'ul. Rom Com Thu l5 Sat l7 Apr. 7.l5pm. £6 (£4). liach tiight varies as two performers follow instructions given to them though a set of

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headphones and tell the story of a relationship. l’ur! (ill/1e .'ll'(‘/I(’.\‘ Theatre l'i'xlil'ul.

Torn Thu l5 Sat 17 Apr. 7pm. £6 (£4).

Material Theatre presents an Arches new work commission exploring the desperation of a man on the edge of insanity. I’ur! oft/1e Arr/res 'I'ltr'ulrr’ festival.

The Arches Artists Forum l-‘ri l6 Apr. 6pm. Free. Open to all artists from all disciplines. this forum offers the chance to network. air views and share

creative ideas. Scottish playwright Peter

Arnott also shares his observations on playwriting in Scotland.


l68 Renfrew Street.

Inside Out l’ri l6 Apr. 7 l lpm. l-‘ree. After-show party £3 from 07789 487912. (‘an’t Wait Won’t Wait. set tip by a group of Glasgow School of Art students. presents this multimedia art event for one night only. Billed as an alternative to the (ilasgow Art l’air. Inside (In! brings together students from USA. RSAMl). (ioldsmiths and the Wimbledon School of Art. ()n three floors of the Assemth llall (opposite (iSA) there will he live performances. video work. installations. sound pieces. painting. photography and sculpture by over 20 artists. See Art section page ‘.’ for full (ilasgow' Art liair details.


350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. |W('. ww)

Something Dark l-‘ri 23 Apr. 8pm. £8 (£6). l.emn Sissay. one of poetry's most original voices. famed for fusing the lyrical and the polemical. performs Sinner/ring Dark. exploring issues surrounding his life story ~ race. family. identity. depression. love and sex.


l l‘) (iorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. [I’. ll. 'IVI'. W(‘. WAI

Wee Witches Sat l7 Apr. See Kids listings.

Over the Top Tue 20 Sat 24 Apr. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). TRAM Direct presents this musical romp based on the book by Andy McArthur of a valiant troop of foot soldiers who travel the world facing hardships and adventures.

A Doll’s House Wed 21 Sat 24 Apr. 7.30pm. £ | 2 (£6). The ever impressive theatre babel presents Ibsen's most popular play of blackmail and forgery with director Peter McAllister at the helm.

The People Next Door Tue 27 Apr Sat I May. 7.30pm. £l2 (£6). llenry' Adam’s impressive The People Net! Door arrived on the Fringe scene courtesy of 'l‘ravcrse Theatre ('ompany in 2003 to massive critical acclaim. The impressive cast makes a much anticipated return with direction from [an (ireive. Highly recommended.


()3 95 llyndland Street. 357 3868. Ill. w't‘. WA]

Have you Seen Daniel Cottier? Thu l5~-Sat 17 Apr. 7.45pm. £6 (£4). ('ollusion Theatre presents this work devised by Keiran (iillespie about a student from the [SA who comes to Scotland to research (other and his work.


297 Bath Street. 240 llll. Ill. W(‘. WA]

Kiss Me Kate l'ntil Sat l7 Apr. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm).

£8 -£l7. (‘ole Porter’s musical based on Shakespeare’s 'lirming oft/1e Shrew. The Woman who Cooked her Husband Mon l‘) Apr-Sat I May (not Sun). lilaine (‘ Smith and Andy Gray are the warring factions in this new black comedy by Debbie lsitt.


6 (iranville Street. 0845 330 350]. Ill. 'lvl'. WC. WAI

Les Miserables: Schools’ Edition Wed 2l-v Sat 24 Apr. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £12 (£6). Pied Productions presents this amateur production of the hit musical Les .l/Il'xr’l'rl/rlr'x.

Aladdin Thu 2‘) Apr. 7.30pm. £3. A quirky re-working of the Aladdin story by the Breakthu Theatre (‘ompany. performed by adults with learning difficulties.


New Street. 887 1010. lll. W('. WA] lsidor’s Cheek Sal l7 Apr. See Kids listings.

Berkoff’s Women Fri 23 Apr. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). A compilation of the highlights of Berkoff’s female roles. exploring sensuality. revenge. pathos. loneliness and humour. directed by Josie Lawrence.


8 l0 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 33‘) 6185. ll’. ll. W(‘]

Guardian of the Night Sat 24 Apr. See Kids listings.

The Love of Don Perlimplin Tue 27 8; Wed 28 Apr. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Portuguese company A Tarumba adapts l-‘ederico (iarcia I.orca's impressive operetta for string puppets. It's a story

Uncle Varick David Mark Thomson directs John Byrne's adaptation of the Chekov play. featuring the return of Brian Cox to Scottish stages. Expect intense drama. very human comedy and quality acting. Royal Lyceum. Edinburgh, Fri 7 6 Apr—Sat 8 May

Scenes From an Execution Howard Barker's drama examines complex issues of identity. hegemony and sexuality in the context of renaissance Venice. A must see for intelligent theatregoers. Dundee Rep, Tue 27 Apr—Sat 8 May

The Nest The latest new play from the Traverse sees the debut of the hotly tippr 1 young writer Alan Wilkins. A claustrophobic comedy drama set in a bothy. this could be a hit of the year. Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh. Fri 76 Apr-Sat 2 May

The People Next Door The return of Henry Adam's celebrated Fringe hit. telling the stay of a yOung man blackmailed into becoming a spy by an lslamophobic cop should provide a grand night out. Citizens' Theatre. Glasgow. Tue 27 Apr—Sat 7 May. then {Our/rig

that traces the fate of the prodigious poet w ho was betrayed by his friends and killed by l'lt‘anco's political police.


63 Trongate. 552 426.".

The Straits l'ntil Sat l7 Apr (not Sun/Mon). 8pm. £4 £l2 (£4 £6). (iregory Burke leapt into the public consciousness with (incur/II “in. Here the impressive playwright showcases his second work drawing on his experiences growing up in a family stationed in (iibraltar during the Falklands war. With direction by .lohn 'l'iffany. Highly recommended.

Death & the City Tllll l5 Silt t." Apr. 7.30pm. £5 £8 (£5). Dark and twisted tales front the in habitants of the city 's underbelly with llush 'l‘heatre ('ompany at the helm. l‘ans can take part in the aftershow discussion on l-‘ri l6 Apr.

Mandragora: King of India Thu 22 Sat 24 Apr. 8pm. £5 £l2 (£5 £6). Tara Arts presents this piece set in a fantastical India taking a fresh look at early encounters between the linglish and Indians.

Emily’s House Thu 2‘) Apr Sat I May. See Kids llsllllgs.