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 annaelistcomk, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Anna Millar.

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253 Argyle Street. 565 1023. [WC. WA] Operation Wonderland Fri 30 Apr & Sat 1 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Point Blank presents the final instalment of its Making Trouble trilogy. in which two unlikely suicide bombers undertake an act of revolt. A mixed bag but important theatre nonetheless.

People Show 1 15 Play Dead Fri 7 & Sat 8 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). The

1 15th show from the award-winning People Show centring on a stranger who comes to town. See preview.

Proof Thu |3--Sat I5 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Rapture Theatre presents the Scottish premiere of David Auburn‘s award-winning play about fatnily relationships played out like a detective story. First produced in 2001. Proof won a Tony and a Pulitzer before gaining notable kudos when Gwyneth Paltrow took the lead role under Sam Mendes’ direction.


l 19 Gorbals Street. 429 0022. IP. H. TT. WC. WA]

The People Next Door Until Sat 1 May. 7.30pm. £|2 (£6). Henry Adam‘s impressive The People Next Door arrived on the Fringe scene courtesy of Traverse Theatre Company in 2003 to massive critical acclaim. For this run Ian Greive picks up directorial duties. Highly recommended.

Chess Tue 1 1 Sat l5 May. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £l0 (£8). The Dance School of Scotland presents its adaptation of the popular West End musical. Concieved and written by Tim Rice with music from Benny Andersson and Bjorn lflvaeus of

ABBA fame.


9 University Avenue. 330 5522. [WC. WA]

Aladin et la Lampe Enchantée Thu 6 May. See Kids listings.

Lovers Thu l3—Sat 15 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). The enigmatic STAG performs Brian Friel‘s comedy-drama about two couples in an Irish Catholic Community who are struggling with the realities of love. KING’S THEATRE

297 Bath Street. 240 llll. IH. WC. WA] The Woman who Cooked her Husband Until Sat 1 May (not Sun). 7.30pm. £l()—£l9.50. lilaine C Smith and Andy Gray are the warring factions in this new black comedy by Debbie lsitt. which boasts line performances frotn the whole cast.

Full Circle Mon 3-Sat 8 May. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat tnat 2.30pm). £l0--£l9. Wit and comedy combine as Hollywood star Joan Collins takes the helm in this Alan Melville comedy about best-selling novelist Denise Darvel. See preview. Dance Theatre of Harlem Tue l I & Wed 12 May. 7.30pm. £l2-«£25. The legendary neo-classical ballet company finally makes its inaugural visit to the UK. Performing an eclectic triple-bill of works set to African drums. Stravinsky and James Brown. DTH is undoubtedly one of the tnost influential American dance companies of the last 30 years. See preview.


6 Granville Street. 0845 330 350]. Ill. TT. WC. WA]

Aladdin Thu 29 Apr. 7.30pm. £3. A quirky re-working of the Aladdin story by the Breakthu Theatre Company. performed by adults with learning difficulties.

Henrietta School of Dance Sat 8 & Sun 9 May. 5pm. £8.50. The Henrietta School of Dance perform their annual show.


New Street. 887 [010. Ill. WC. WA] Company Chordelia: Dance and Physical Theatre Double Bill l'Tl 30 Apr & Sat I May. 7.30pm. £7.50

(£3 £3.50). This impressive troupe presents the mad dancelloor romps. stomps and twirls of Saturday Night Divas and Play ()nf.

Emily’s House Tllc 4 May. See Kids listings.

Proof l’ri 7 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). See Glasgow. The Arches.

Cyrano Tue l I May. See Kids listings.


Abbey Close. 887 MM). lWC. WA] Those Were the Days Thu 13 May. 7pm. £l0 (£7). A celebration of the music hall with songs and dance.

Full Circle, King’s Theatre, Glasgow


98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. IP. WC. WA. WAAI

Moscow Stations L'ntil Sat I May. 7.30pm. £6 £9 (£3 £4.50). Dark comedy- drama set in the Soviet l'nion under Brezhnev. based on a young man's alcohol- fuelled train journey to visit his girlfriend. Last Stop Thu 6 Sat 8 May. 7.30pm.

£6 £9 (£3 £4.50). Character comedy set in a Glasgow old folks' home. where the twilight years of the residents are disrupted by a number of strange events. including a surprise Visit from Antiques Roadshow.


2 Sauchiehall Street. 353 8000. ll’. H. WC. WA]

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