My Old Man Sat 8 ()ct. 7.30pm. £10 (£7). See (ilasgow. Paisley Arts Centre. The Best Musicals Ever Mon 10 ()ct. 7.30pm. £12.50 (£10). linjoy the drama. passion. joy and drama of tnusical theatre as the Westenders bring the best of the West [ind to yoti. Borderland Wed 12 ()ct. 7.30pm. £10 (£7). See (ilasgow, Tron Theatre.

The Happy Gang’s Highland Fling Mon 17 & Tue 18 ()ct. See Kids listings.


I3 -29 Nicolson Street. 529 0000. Ill. WC. WA]

Blood Brothers Mon l7~-Sat 29 ()ct. 7.30pm (Thu tnat 2.30pm). £7.50—£28.50. See (ilasgow. King‘s Theatre.


2 l.even Street. 529 0000. Ill. 11‘. W(‘. WA]

Stones in his Pockets Until Sat 8 ()ct (not Sun). 7.30pm (Wed & Sal tnat 2.30pm). £13-£20.50. Allan Stewart and Andy (iray take the lead in this popular West [ind comedy about the arrival of a major llollywtxxl film studio to a rural lrish village.

The Real Thing Tue 11 Sat 15 ()ct. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm).

£13- £21. Tom (‘onti stars in Tom Stoppard's comic tale of love and infidelity within the tnodern marriage. See preview.

You Never Can Tell Tue 18» Sat 22 ()ct. 7.30pm (Wed 8; Sat mat 2.30pm). £13 £21. (ieorge Bernard Shaw‘s comic tour-de-force. in which Mrs l.andfrcy (‘landon returns froin abroad for a holiday in Torbay and comes across a very familiar face.


18—22 (ireenside Place. 0870 0003424. Ill. WC. WA]

Miss Saigon Until Sat 22 ()ct (not Sun). 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm. Also Thu 0 ()ct. 2.30pm). £10 £38. Set in 1975 during the filial days leading tip to the American evacuation of Saigon. Miss Saigon is an epic love story about the relationship between an American (i1 and a young Vietnamese woman.


2 Roxburgh Place. 0871 750 0077. Desire Tue 1 l-~l"ri 14 ()ct. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Desperado Theatre performs an English-language version of this play by Joseph Maria Benet l Jornet. about a bizarre meeting between strangers.

One Man Went to Busk Wed 19 Sat 22 ()ct. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Matthew Mc'l'avish's solo show about a determined young busker set to an urban folk music score.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE (irindlay Street. 248 4848. [1’. ll. Tl'. W(‘. WA]

As You Like It (Tntil Sat 15 ()ct (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm (Thu 8 ()ct tnat 2.30pm). £10 £21 (£1-~£19). Mark Thomson directs this Shakespearean comedy in which Rosalind. (‘elia and ()rlando run away to the Forest of Arden in order to escape the wrath of Duke Frederick.


10 ()rwell Terrace. 340 1405. |W('. WA] The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Tue l8--Sat 22 ()ct. 7.30pm. £8 (£0). Stage production of Muriel Spark‘s

inspiring landmark novel. performed by

random A(‘T Theatre Company. The unconventional. romantic schoolmistress has become an iconic figure in post-war fiction. with her ‘gels’ who are to be the ‘creme de la creme'.


34 Hamilton Place. 220 5425. Ill. WC. WA]

Jasmine Road Thu 0 Sat 8 ()ct. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). A play exploring the challenging relationship between a Palestinian refugee poet and a young ISM activist brought together by the troubles on the (la/a strip. Signed performance Friday 7 ()ctober.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE (‘ambridge Street. 228 1404. IP. ll. 'lT. W( ‘. WA]

Writing Europe Sat 8 ()ct. 10am 5pm.

£3. Panel discussion and readings in a variety of languages from Neal Ascherson. Xsuzsa Bank. Ales l)ebeljak and l)ilys Rose exploring the notion of ‘Iiuropean' writing.

Piece of Monologue/Catastrophe IPIay Tue 1 1 Sat 15 ()ct. 7.30pm. £12 (£4.50 ~£7). Triple bill of plays by Samuel Beckett frotn the (iodot (‘ompany featuring late solo ‘Picce of Monologue'; a political piece entitled ‘('atastrophe'. written in support of imprisoned writer Vaclav Havel; and ‘Play‘. a controversial drama about the emotional affairs of an ageing man. See preview.

A Taste of Honey Wed 12 Sat 15 ()ct.

8pm. £12 (£4.50—£7). See (ilasgow. (‘itizens‘ Theatre.

Beckett’s Outbursts Sat 15 ()ct. 3pm. £0 (£4). A compilation of Beckett's prose work. Joint ticket for ‘()utbursts‘ and ‘Piece of Monologue'. £l4.

My Old Man Wed 19 ~Sat 22 ()ct. 8pm. £12 (£4.50 £7): £7 apes. See (ilasgow. Paisley Arts (‘entre.

Crestlall Thu 20~~Sat 22 ()ct. 7.30pm. £12 (£4.50 £7); £7 apex. Mark ()‘Rowe‘s cult play about the violence and suffering of three women in a rural lrish town is directed by Kate Nelson.

Outside the cities



Tay Square. 01382 223530. [R ll. W(‘] Gypsy Until Sat 22 ()ct. 7.45pm (Wed 8: Sat mat 2.30pm). £5 £15 (£5-£7). ('lassic llollywtxxl musical about the life of legendary entertainer (iyspy Rose Lee performed by the award-winning Dundee Rep linsemble. See review.

St Andrews


Abbey Street. 01334 475000. IP. 11. \\'(‘. WA]

Damages Until Thu 6 ()ct. 8pm. £13 (£9). Rapture Theatre (‘ompany performs Steve 'I‘homson's play about four

journalists who have to decide whether to

run a scoop of a salacious article. Is it in the public interest because it interests the pubhc?

Accidental Death of an Anarchist Tue 1 1 Sat 15 ()ct. 8pm. £13 (£9). Borderline Theatre (‘ompany's production of Dario Po’s outrageous political satire. in which an anarchist railway worker ‘accidentally' falls to his death from the window of the police headquarters.

My Old Man Tue 18 ()ct. 8pm. £13 (£9). Sec (ilasgow. Paisley Arts (‘entre.



University of Stirling. ()1780 400000. [1). ll. W(‘. WA]

Lost Ones Fri 7 8; Sat 8 ()ct. 8pm. £8.50 (£5). See (ilasgow. (iilmorehillG l 2. Closer Sun 9 & Mon 10 ()ct. 8pm. £8.50 (£5). Stirling University Drama Society performs Patrick Marber’s play. which follows four individuals as their lives collide bringing untold consequences and surprises.

: Where’s the Power? Sat 15 ()ct. 8pm.

£8.50 (£5). See (ilasgow. 'l’ramway.


A Taste of Honey Tue 18 ()ct. 8pm. £8.50 (£5). See (ilasgow. ('itilens' Theatre.

I was a Beautiful Day Wed 19 ()ct. 8pm. £8.50 (£5 ). 'l‘raverse Theatre ('ompany. in association with An l.anntair. presents lain l5 Maclcod’s piece about fellow war-torn psychiatric unit patients Dan and Lube.

Borderland Thu 20 ()ct. 8pm. £8.50 (£5 ). See (ilasgow. Tron 'l‘heatre.

Returns to Glasgow for 2 final doles!


14th 8. 1501 of October at 8pm

Call now on 0141 330 5522

This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow and Edinburgh’s main theatres. More information, including events at smaller venues. can be found in the listings above and over the page. Performances shown in brackets are free or reduced price previews. Thursday 13 Friday 14 Saturday 15 Sunday 16 2 Monday 17 Tuesday 18 Wednesday 19 Thursday 20 Moonlight I . H Moonlight I Moonlight - . See Rock/Pop . See Folk I I . Betrayal I Arches But» it'd-"‘9- Citizens Lost Ones Lost Ones 30‘? F'I'" . Gilmorehill Nutcracker Nutcracker Nutcracker King 8 I King 8 l K110 <5 I I King's Triumvirate i Triumvirate/Of Mice . Triumvrrate See Rock 8. Pop .lmponance of Being..:lmportance of Being..ilmp0rtance 0f Beingsilmportance of Bangs: Oran Mor 'Talenttxl Mi Ripley I Talented Mr Ripley - Talented Mr Ripley I I See T olk I i I RamShOI'n Glorious I i m T‘Oloriousi— I 5 I AOlori-ous i I- K. i The Rivals H The Rivals The Rivals Theatre Royal I Scottish [knee TTKETTFB: Slow Thinking JOIN) liéllii'fiit‘ _ Tramway Half Life Half Life Half Life See Rock/Jazz See Rock & Pop Half Life Half Life Half Life Tron See Comedy See Rock 8 Pop The Happy (‘rang The Happy Gang Brunton See Classical See Classical ‘5 I Brothers A H Brothers~ Blood Brothers Blood Brothers Festival theatre I“ fliifi‘i‘i'jfi'ii".____,..,ff‘if‘f’fl I, I I ._ ,V ,‘ __ _, ._ _ _. -_,Y.‘_’fi.'_“,‘f_vfi"_ i. . Kiwis .. - . 5 Miss Saigon Miss Saigon Miss Saigon ' Miss Saigon Miss Saigon Miss Saigon V Miss Saigon Playhouse 2 [)esue [)eswe See i-olk ' One Man Went One Man Went Roxy Art House 3 As You Like It As You Like It V As You Like It H V . I i A 7 Royal Lyceum 1

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