282 Hope Street. 0870060 6647. [11. N61). W(‘. WA]

Scottish Opera: Falstaff Sat 24 May. 7.15pm; Sat 2.15pm. £9 £58. Sir John Falstaff. the self-indulgent. lecherous. larger-tlmn-life glutton first brought to the public‘s notice in Shakespeare's comedy The Merry ll'il'r's of ll’imls'or. gets his own spin-off opera. courtesy of Verdi. Scottish Opera: A Night at the Chinese Opera Thu 22 May. 7.15pm. £9 £58 (concessions available). A combination of catchy folk melodies with parodies of (‘hinese and Italian opera. See review in (‘lassical. page 84. Sleuth Mon 26 Sat 31 May. 7.30pm (Wed 8; Sat tnat 2.30pm). £10 £22.50. The award-winning West lind psychological ‘thriller about thrillers'. still reeling from the indignity of that awful Jude Law movie remake. teeters up to (ilasgow with a bevy of familiar faces. See preview. page 88.

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Fri 23 Sat 24 May: 7.45pm Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh 0131 248 4848

Tues 27 May: 7.30pm Byte Theatre, St Andrews 01334 475 000

Thurs 5 Sat 7June: 8pm Tron Theatre, Glasgow 0141 5.52 4267

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Recommended for 15+

Scottish Ballet: Romeo and Juliet 0... Wed 4~Sat 7 Jun. 7.30pm (Thu & Sat mat 2pm). £6.50 £33.50. Scottish Ballet adds a contemporary take on the Prokofiev ballet to their repertoire. See review. page 8‘).

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. ()845 330 3501. [W(‘. WA] In the Flesh Until Sat 24 May (not Mon). 10am 5pm; noon-5pm. A four minute stereoscopic ‘dance screen installation' by choreographer and filmmaker Billy (‘owie. in which the audience wear 3-1) glasses.

bahok Thu 22--Sat 24 May. 8pm.

£12 (£6). (‘horeographer Akram Khan joins forces with acclaimed writer llanif Kureishi and multi award-winning composer Nitin Sawhney. See preview. page 88.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [11. W(‘. WA] The Drawer Boy eeee Until Sat 24 May (not Sun/Mon). 8pm. Previews £7 (8- 10 May) £10- £14 (£6-£10). New Tron Director Andy Arnold's first production since taking up the role. See review. page 8‘). As you Always Do Until Sat 24 May. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Following the success of lRli-11)]. (iappad return to the Tron with another bilingual (Polish/linglish) play. about the story of a stranger read about in a newspaper. The Manifesto Sun 25 May. 8.30pm. £5 (£3). As part of his new directorship at the Tron. Andy Arnold revives the long-running political cabaret evening which started at the old Traverse in the l‘)80s. Tam Dean Burn is your most gracious host. Differences in Demolitions Tue 27 & Wed 28 May. 8pm. £10 (£6). New chamber opera frotn ()pera ('ircus. about a Bosnian construction worker and his secret. obsessive love for a local woman. Score by renowned Scottish composer

Ni 'el ()sborne. *Reality Thu 29 Sat 31 May. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). (ilasgow artist

Martin ()'(‘onnor examines modern masculinity. See preview. page 87. The Tenement Wed 4- liri 6 Jun. 8pm. £5. How well do you really know your neighbours'.’ This new Tron Studio play by Lawrence ('rawford brings the strangers who occupy a building together. under cover of a blackout.

The First to Go Thu 5 Sat 7 Jun.

8pm. £10 £14 (£6 £10). (iermany 1‘)4l and three people find themselves imprisoned at an institute of eugenics. See preview. page 87.



Ladywell Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240. IP. 11. W(‘. WA]

Aesop’s Fables Wed 28 May Mon 2 Jun (not Sun). See Kids listings. Part of the Intuginutt' ( 'hildn'n 's I'k'stivul.

Lion of Kabul Thu 2‘) May- Mon 2 Jun (not liri). See Kids listings. l’urt oft/re Inmginute ( 'hilrln'n 3' Festival.


2 [even Street. 52‘) 6000. Ill. WC. WA] Cross Currents Sat 24 May. 7.30pm. £10. lind of year production from students at Telford (‘ollege‘s (‘entre for Professional Dance Training. featuring a mix ofjall. tap and contemporary styles.


Lothian Road.

The Flea Pit Sat 31 May & Sun 1 Jun. See Kids listings. I’urt oft/w Imugimtte ( 'hiltlrt'n 's I‘i'stil‘ul.


l3 2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. [11. W(‘. WA]

Doctor Dolittle Until Sat 31 May (not Mon). 7.30pm (Thu & Sat mat 2.30pm). £8.50 £30. So Tommy Steele was all ‘talk to the animalsl‘ and l was all like ‘nuh-uh! Talk to my Pushmi-Pullyul' See preview. page 8‘).

Eurobeat: Almost Eurovision 0... Mon 2 Sat 7 Jun. 8pm; 6pm & ‘)pm. £16.50 £26.50. Kitschtastic liurovision spoof that cleverly realises the event is already almost a spoof of itself anyway.


15a l’ennywcll (‘ourt. 315 2151. [W('. WA]

My House Tue 27 May Mon 2 Jun (not Sun). See Kids listings. I’urt oftht' Imugirtute (hilt/rm 's I-i'stiml. Parachutists, or on The Art of Falling Tue 27 -l"ri 30 May. Sec Kids listings. I’urt oft/1e Inmginate ('hilrln'n 's I’es'tn'ul.

Surprise Sat 31 May- Mon 2 Jtm (not Sun). See Kids listings. l’urt ofthe Imuginute (hill/rm 's I'i’stit'rtl.


18-7 22 (ireenside Place. 0844 847 I660. Ill. W('. WA]

The Wedding Singer [Fntil Sat 24 May. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm): 5.30pm 8; 8.30pm. £14.5()-£2‘).5(). Adam Sandler's l‘)80s retrofest is the latest tnovie to get the big-money musical treatment. That (iobby ()ne ()ff 'Iim Pints . . . and Robbie Williams‘ Mate Whazliname (that‘s Natalie (‘asey and Jonathan Wilkes to you) prance up the aisle. See Food for Thought. page 14. Playhouse Disney Live Tue 3 8; Wed 4 Jun. See Kids listings.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE (irindlay Street. 248 4848. [P. 11. W(‘.


*The First to Go Fri 23 8. Sat 24 May. 7.45pm. £11» £21. See

(ilasgow. Tron Theatre. and preview.

page 87.

The Wolf and the Goat Wed 28 &

Thu 2‘) May. See Kids listings. Part of

the lmuginute ( 'Itiltln'n 's‘ I't'stii'ul.

Olga Volt, The Electric Fairy Fri 30 May—Mon 2 Jun. See Kids listings. Part nfthe Inmginute Children 's I'i’Slft‘ul.


10 ()rwell Terrace. 346 1405. ]W(‘. WA] Painted Eggs Thu 2‘)- Sat 31 May. 7.30pm. £10 (£7.50). Two thirds of a trilogy following the transition of John into Joan. Nicole l)older‘s play was originally conceived as a prog rock concept musical. and now features music by Night Noise Team.


PARK ()cean 'l‘erminal. Leith. 555 3755. Transgression Sessions: B-Boy

Jam Mon 2 Jun. 10pm. £3. Breakdance

session featuring litch‘n'Sketch. Psycho Styles and Free 2 Flow. I’urr oft/1v [with festival.


(‘ambridge Street. 228 1404. IP. 11. W(‘.


Nova Scotia sees Until Sat 24 May (not Mon). 8pm (Sat 24 May mat 2.30pm): Sun 5pm. prices vary. The long awaited fourth part of John Byrne‘s Slab Buys. er. trilogy. catches up with Phil. Spanky and Lucille 30 years after we last saw them.

Whistle-Stop Mon 26 Wed 28 May. See Kids listings. I’urt ofthe Imaginutc’ ( hilt/rm 's‘ festival.

Yellow Moon Wed 28~Sat 31 May. See Kids listings. I’urt oft/w Inmginute ('hildrt'n 's ['22in ml .

Beuysband Thu 2‘) Sat 31 May. See Kids listings. Part ofth lnmginutr’

( hilt/rm 's I’estivul.

Hood in the Wood Fri 30 May Mon 2 Jun. See Kids listings. I’urt oft/w Imuginutr ( 'hlltlren 's I'i's'tit'ul.

Next Door Fri 30 May— Mon 2 Jun. See Kids listings. l’art oft/w Imuginute ('hi/(ll‘t'n '5‘ I'i's‘tit'ul.

The Wasp Factory eee Wed

4 Sat 7 Jun. 7.30pm. £13 (£5s-£8). (‘umbernauld Theatre. working with the

Tron. take on the mammoth task of

adapting Iain Banks‘ first. best-loved. and most disturbing novel for the stage. Recommended for ages 15+.


l‘)a West Register Street. 556 7060. Neue Liebe Fri 30 May. 8.30pm-lam. £7 (£6). l-‘eaturing poets. singers. acrobats. lire dancers. clowns. burlesque girls. musicians and more. this should be a night of exhilarating cabaret. (iuests include Swimmer ()ne. Ash Dickson. (‘heer 11p Jenny and l‘anattica.

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