Events are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Dance events are listed after theatre. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to Listings are compiled by Rachael Street.



253 Argyle Street. 0870 240 7528. IW('. WA]

Moonlight and a Kind of Alaska Until Sat 15 ()ct (not Stilt). 7.30pm. £9 (£5). Andy Arnold tackles the work of llarold Pinter in this double bill. Moonlight takes a long dark look at the dysfunctional family. while A Kim] of Alaska is inspired by the case studies of psychologist ()liver Sachs.

Betrayal Thu 20 Oct Sat 5 Nov. 7.30pm. £9 (£5). The Harold Pinter season concludes with Betrayal. often considered one of the playwright’s most complex works. starring Selina Boyack. Stephen (‘lyde and Nik Ward/,ynski.


l 13 I I7 'l‘rongate. 423 4876. Adventures of the Baron Wed 12 8; Thu l3 ()ct. 7pm. Suggested donation £9 (£6). The Working Party brings the fantastic tales of Baron MunchaUsen to life. looking beyond the legend to get a glimpse of the man himself. This is the Music llall‘s first fttll theatrical production since its closure in 1938.


1l9 (iorbals Street. 429 0022. IP. ll. 'l'l‘. W(‘. WAI

A Taste of Honey tintil Sat 8 ()ct. 7.30pm (Sat tnat 2.30pm). £6 £14

(£3 £6). TAU revisit Shelagh l)elaney"s moving tale of lo. as she struggles to break of the mould of a working-class life in l950s Manchester and discover something a hit sweeter.

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Trumpet Until Sat 8 ()ct. 7.30pm. £l2 (£5). Shetland Theatre (‘ompany Skeklers perform this adaptation of Jackie Kay's evocative novel. which

explores the repercussions of the death of

legendary jazz trumpeter .loss Moody. Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? a Chamber Musical Thu 20 Oct Sat 12 Nov. 7.30pm (Sat tnat 3pm). £2 £|2 (£3- £7). The Citizens Theatre (‘ompany kick off their autumn season with this musical tale of the fates that befall former child star Jane and her sister Blanche.


9 University Avenue. 330 5522. IW(‘. WA]

Dancing at Lughnasa Until Sat 8 ()ct. 7.30pm. £6 £8. (ilasgow Theatre Underground presents this tale about a group of sisters from l)onega|.

Big Baby Mon 10 Wed 12 ()ct. See Kids listings & see preview.

Lost Ones l"ri l4 & Sat 15 ()ct. 8pm. £5 £8. Vanishing Point‘s visual and surreal exploration of childhood returns to the stage. exploring the short stories illustrated by lidward (iorey and asking why fiction so often places young people in grotesque situations of peril.


297 Bath Street. 240 l l I 1. Ill. W(‘. WAI Blood Brothers tfntil Sat 8 ()ct (not Sun). 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £9.50 £28. Set in Rtissell‘s native Liverpool. Blood Brothers tells the tale of twin boys separated at birth. who are then reunited later in life by a twist of fate and a mother's secret.

Nutcracker (Chisinau Ballet) Mon it) Sat 15 ()ct. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £10 £29.50. (‘hisinau National Ballet returns with its colourful version of Yuri (irigorovich's popular classic. The King and l'l'ue 18 Sat 29 ()ct. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm).

£8.50 £28.50. The classic tale of love in a foreign land. as an linglish woman moves to Siam to care for the King‘s children.


73] 735 (ireat Western Road. 357 6200. A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Night Out Until Sat 8 ()ct. l.l0pm. £10. The third PP&P piece from poet William Mcllvanney.

A Play, a Pie 8. a Pint: Triumvirate Mon lt) Sat l5 ()ct. l.l0pm. £10. Short theatre piece frotn novelist. playwright and journalist Allan Massie.

Of Mice and Men i‘ri 14 ()ct. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Phurious Productions take on John Steinbeck‘s literary classic. in which (ieorgc and Lennie discover the American Dream is far from the L'topia they imagined.

A Play, a Pie & a Pint: The Importance of Being Alfred .‘vton l7 Sat 22 ()ct. l.l0pm. £10. Short play created by Louise Welsh. author of the cult novel The ('ulring Roam. See preview.


New Street. 887 l0l0. Ill. W('. WA] My Old Man Fri 7 ()ct. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.80). Tom Mc(irath’s poignant comic play about Sam Macreadie. for whom old age arrives all too quickly. as he tries to reconnect with his daughter Rhona and the grandson he never met. See review.

The Merchant of Venice Sat 15 ()ct. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.80). William Shakespeare's tale of racial prejudice and pounds of flesh is revisited courtesy of Tara Arts.


121 Rentield Street. 332 1846. Ill. W('. WA]

Mrs Brown’s Last Wedding Tue 18 ()ct Sat 5 Nov. 7.30pm. £|5 £16.50. Brendan ()‘(‘arroll is Agnes Brown in the smash hit comedy about a typical Dublin tnatntny and her hilarious adventures.


98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. IP. W('. WA. WA AI

The Talented Mr Ripley Mon 10 Sat 15 ()ct. 7.30pm. £6 £9 (£3 £5). Strathclyde Theatre (iroup take on the Patricia llighstnith thriller. popularised by the 1999 film starring Jude Law.


282 Hope Street. 332 9000. I11. W('. “Ii/Al

Swan Lake tintil Sat 8 ()ct. 7.30pm (Thu & Sat mat 2.30pm). £13 £32. Matthew Bourne‘s unmissable take on the most famous ballet in the classical canon. Prepare to laugh your socks off then cry your heart out.

Glorious Mon 10 Sat 15 ()ct. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £7 £22.50. Maureen I.ipman stars in Peter Quilter’s heart-warming play set in 1940s New York.

The Rivals Mon 17 Sat 22 ()ct. 7.30pm (Thu & Sat mat 2.30pm).

£7 £22.50. Stephanie (’ole and (ieorge Baker take the lead in Sheridan's comedy

' of romantic tangles. fury and deception.


25 Albert Drive. ()845 330 3501. HT W(‘. WAI

Almost Dark Thu 6 Sat 8 ()ct. 8pm. £9 (£5). llans Van den Broeck choreographs this piece exploring the endless cycle of lives and past lives.

Where’s the Power? 1-‘ri 7 at Sat 8 ()ct. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). Rap opera by lilements World Theatre. incorporating hip hop and Bollywood dancing.

Time Machine Sat 8 & Sun 9 ()ct. 8pm. £6 (£4). ()riginal performance piece devised by RSAMI) students in collaboration with artist (irace Surman. which explores the non-sequential and often confusing world of memory. Scottish Dance Theatre Fri 14 ()ct. 7.30pm. £9 (£5). Double-bill of exciting contemporary dance.

f Slow Thinking Sat 15 ()ct. 8pm. £4

(£2). Physical theatre frorn (irace Surtnan and Nic (ireen as part of Surge. a series of [wrformances celebrating developing talent.

Jean-Baptiste Thu 20 Sat 22 ()ct. 8pm. £9 (£5). Belgian performer Wayne Traub returns to 'I'ramway with this multimedia performance. which. as the sequel to his 2003 piece ‘Maria-l)e|ores'. continues the theme of (‘hristian iconography. ln l‘rench with linglish subtitles.


63 Trongate. 552 4267.

Borderland l'ntil Fri 7 ()ct. 8pm.

£4 £9 (£5). 7:84 present the debut work from Derry writer Andrew Doyle. in which the 'l‘roubles of Northern Ireland are seen through the eyes of quarrelling brothers Sean and (‘iaran. who have one last. and rather unusual. errand to make. See review.

Half Life Thu 13 Sat 22 ()ct (not Sun/Mon). 8pm. £4 £l3 (£5 £6). ()ctogenarians ('lara and Patrick embark on a late love affair in this new play by John Mighton. his first in almost a decade.



Ladywell Way. Mtisselburgh. 665 2240. IP. ll. 'l'l'. W(‘. WAI

Scottish Dance Theatre Tltu 6 ()ct. 7.30pm. £l0 (£6.50 £7). Sec (ilasgow.


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