I GILMOREHILL G12 9 University Avenue. 330 5522. The Garden of Adrian Mon 15—Sat 2() Jun. 'I'imes vary. £10 (£8). See preview. page 92. Part of the West [ind Festival. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Tue 23 Fri 26 Jun. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). A haunting tale about a mental hospital and its suppressed voluntary patients. by XLC Theatre Company. Part of the West 15ml Festival.

I GLASGOW BOTANIC GARDENS 730 Great Western Road. 334 2422. The Taming of the Shrew Sun 28 Jun Mon 6 Jul. 7.45pm. £15 (£10). Previews on Wed 24 & Thu 25 Jun. 7.45pm. £12 (£8). See preview. page 90. Part of the West Ifml Festival.


8 Argyle Court.

FREE Hidden Lane lmpro Sat 20 Jun. 3pm. A day of improvised dance and performance from Dance House. Part of the West 15ml l-estii'al.


297 Bath Street. 0870060 6648. Puccini: Turandot Thu 1 1 Jun. See Classical.

Verdi: Aida Fri 12 & Sat 13 Jun. See Classical.

Scooby-Doo 8: the Pirate Ghost Wed 24- Sun 28 Jun. See Kids listings.


DWA Studios. 1 120 South Street. Whiteinch.

A Cabaret Night 6 La Bodega Sat 20 Jun. 9pm. £9 £11 (£7.50 £9 in advance). 'Sweet Charity" is the theme for this cabaret night from DWA and Glasgow's version of the Kit-Kat Club. I’art oft/1e West Iz'Iul Festival.


731 735 Great Western Road. 357 6200. Classic Cuts: Lady Windermere’s Fan Until Sat 13 Jun. 1pm (doors 12.30pm). £7 £12.50. ()scar Wilde‘s marital satire is adapted to lit into 45 minutes by Michael Ford. Ticket includes pie and a choice of drink.

Classic Cuts: Cyrano de Bergerac Mon I5—~-Sat 20 Jun. 1pm (doors 12.30pm). £7~ £12.50. Selma Dimitrijevic‘s cut-down version of Iidwin Morgan's translation of lidmond Rostand tale of romantic pursuit. Ticket includes pie and a choice of drink. Part of the West 15nd Festival.

Classic Cuts: Romeo and Juliet Mon 22 Sat 27 Jun. 1pm (doors 12.30pm). £7 £12.50. Mary McCluskey strips the archetypal love tragedy down to its core in this 45-minute version. Ticket includes pie and a choice of drink. Part of the West 15ml Festival.


New Street. 887 1010.

Think No Evil of Us - My Life With Kenneth Williams Wed 17 Jun. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). David Benson brings his funny and insightful show about the entertainer to Paisley Arts Centre.


121 Renlield Street. 332 1846.

The Naked Truth Thu I 1 Sat 13 Jun. 7.30pm; 8pm. £15 £18.50 (£16.50). Comedy from the writer of (iirls’Night ()ut about a group of women struggling to conquer pole dancing for a charity event with hilarious results.

The Bigot Wed 17 Sat 27 Jun (not Sun 2l—Tue 23 Jun). Wed- Sat 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm). £11 £15 (£1 1 £13). Comedy about tolerance.


The Bridge. 1000 Westerhouse Road. Iiasterhouse. 276 9696.

Three Works Sat 20 Jun. 7.30pm. £8 (£3.50~£4.50). Debut performance trilogy by lirrol White Dance. with a soundtrack by Portuguese composer 'I'iago Cerqueria.

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98 lngrarn Street. 548 3444.

A Short Play Festival Mon 15 & Tue 16 Jun. 7.30pm. £tbc. A festival from Ramshom New Directors.

Some Explicit Polaroids Wed 24—Fri 26 Jun. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). Snapshots of urban grit from the author of Shopping and Fuekiag.


Finnieston Quay. 0870 040 4000.

Zoe Bell - Top of the Props Sun 14 Jun. 1.30pm & 7pm. £12.50. Zoe Bell School of Dance presentation.

Britain’s Got Talent Mon 15 Jun. 7.30pm. £32.50. The finalists and winners of the [TVs talent show perform

: live. with a guest performance from George Sampson. the dancing tyke who

you may remember from last year. Class 2009 Tue 16 Jun. 7.30pm. £15.

Dance Point Musical Theatre School


The Rhythm of Dance Wed 17 Jun. 6.30pm. £12. A show of local dancers of

all ages presented by the Ilenrietta School of Dance.

A Kind of Magic Fri 19 Jun. 7pm. £12. Carrie's Dance Company performance. Just Dance Sat 20 Jun. 7pm. £10. Carolyn Anderson School of Dance presentation.


282 Ilope Street. 0870060 6647. Cinderella on Ice Until Sat 13 Jun. 7.30pm (also 2.30pm except Fri).

£5 £34.50. Cinders dances through her

eternal struggle to overcome those nasty stepsisters and get the man of her

dreams. this time on ice. courtesy of the Imperial Ice Stars.

Dance School of Scotland Fri 19 & Sat 20 Jun. 1.30pm & 7.30pm. £15. The talented pupils at Glasgow‘s prestigious dance school present an end of term

, show.

Peer Gynt Tue 23—Sat 27 Jun. 7.30pm. £5—£26. Adapted by Colin

'l‘eevan and directed by Dominic Hill.

this interesting and hugely-praised

collaboration between Dundee Rep and

the National Theatre of Scotland

promises trolls. madmen. dancing girls

and live music.


25 Albert Drive. 0845 330 3501.

Say it’s Not True - Touching Tongues - Chora Fri 12 & Sat 13

: Jun. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). See preview. page

92. Junction 25 Thu 18— Sat 20 Jun. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). An original

performance work by Junction 25. which

is a youth dance group run by graduates from the RSAMD. Followed by a post-

; show discussion on Fri 19.1un.


63 Trongate. 552 4267.

Vision / Aria Thu 1 I Sat 13 Jun. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). See preview. page


The Woolgatherer Fri 12 & Sat 13 Jun. Fri 7.30pm; Sat 2pm. £5. A paean to the imagination performed by Tron Skillshops members.

' Home Sweet Home The 16 Jun. 8pm.

£5. Birds of Paradise presents Simon

McCallum's tale of an asylum seeker and a host. Part of Refugee Week. There’s No Place Like Home Wed

17 Jun. 8pm. £5. Poetry. stand-up. music

and more from To Be Confirmed in collaboration with Refugee Week Scotland. Part of Refugee Week.

Y Dance: Under the Same Sky Wed 17 Jun. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). This

contemporary dance theatre project explores what it means to be a ‘new

(ilaswegian' in 2008 as part of a three- year project supported by Lankelly Chase Foundation. Part of Refugee Week. Second Home Comes First Thu 18 Jun. 8pm. £9 (£5). Dance. music and poetry celebrating cultural diversity and resettlement with a cast of professional musicians and dancers and asylum

seekers. refugees. migrants. BME and Scottish communities. Choreographed by Natasha Gilmore. Part of Refugee Week. Who are You? Thu 18 & Fri 19 Jun. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Challenging theatre from young company Knightswood Youth Theatre. Part of Refugee Week. FREE Artists in Exile Cabaret Sat 20 Jun. 9pm. Ticketed. An eclectic mix of performers from countries including Afghanistan. Iran. Congo. Venezuela. Russia. Palestine and Tibet perform poetry. music and drama. Part of Refugee Week.

Bongo’s Happy Hour Wed 24 Jun. 8.30pm. £5. Twisted cabaret from Clare McGarry. Sarah Henderson and Martin O‘Connor with the danger of audience participation.

The Musical of the Musicals: The Musical Wed 24—Sat 27 Jun. 7.30pm. £7. This off—Broadway pick‘n‘mix of musical styles and genres is comprised of live acts. each in the style of a different American or British musical theatre composer.


Ladywell Way. Musselburgh. 665 2240. Morag Alexander School of Dance Annual Show Until Sat 20 Jun (not Sun). 7pm (Sat mat 3pm). £12 (under 16s £8). The school’s annual performance of singing and dancing.

I Miss Communism Wed 24 Jun. 7.30pm. £14.50 (£12.50). Croatian actress Ines Wurth’s energetic autobiographical monologue about growing up in Tito‘s communist Yugoslavia.

I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 529 6000. Centre for Professional Dance TI’aining - Edinburgh’s Telford College: Cross Currents 09 Sat 20 Jun. 7.30pm. £1 1. Dance showcase of contemporary. jazz and tap styles.

I FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000.

Pilrig Park School: Eco-logical Fri 12 Jun. 7.30pm. £7. End of year Theatre Arts show inspired by the plight of the environment.

Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland 2009 Sun 14 Jun. 5.30pm. £15. The Critics Awards visit Edinburgh for the very first time. Get your best frock on to celebrate and commiserate with the stars of Scottish theatre. Scottish Opera: Cosi fan Tutte Fri 19 Jun. Sun 21 Jun. Thu 25 Jun & Sat 27 Jun. See Classical.

Scottish Opera: Manon Sat 20 Jun. Wed 24 Jun & Fri 26 Jun. See Classical.


37 Guthrie Street. 220 2987.

Self Help / Respect Tue 23—Sun 28 Jun. 8pm. £5. Two new pieces of writing by Anita Gallo. both directed by Andy Corelli. ()ne is a light-hearted comedy. the other a disturbing thriller. Tickets from www.wegotickets.com or 0131 554 3005.

I LEITH ACADEMY 20 Academy Park. Four Days Fri 12 & Sat 13 Jun. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Four days. 12 stories and 33 characters written by Neil Mackay and presented by Strange Town Youth Theatre. Part of Leith Festival.


30—36 Dalmeny Street. Leith. 555 7101. Comfort Zone Thu 1 l—Sat 13 Jun. 8.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £5. Futuristic drama about a new development in the Harbourstone area Spa'/.e Inc in 2030. Part of Lei th Festival.

'- rumousrs 18—22 Greenside Place. 0870 606 3424. Puppetry of the Penis Sat 13 Jun.


8pm. £13.50 (£16.50). A mind-blowing show featuring two Australians who manipulate their genitals into various shapes. objects and landmarks. Britain’s Got Talent Tue 16 Jun. 7.30pm. £32.50. See Glasgow. SECC. I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 248 4848.

Peer Gynt Wed l7—Sat 20 Jun.

7pm (Sat mat 2pm). £15—£20. See Theatre Royal. Glasgow.

I SOUTH LEITH PARISH CHURCH 6 Henderson Street. Leith. Homecoming Until Sat 13 Jun. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Alistair Rutherford‘s play about the changing face of Leith. which was commissioned by Leith Festival in 2008. Part of Leith Festival. I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. The Ducky CO” Until Sat 13 Jun. 8pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £13—£16(£5—£12). DC Jackson‘s follow-up to 2(X)8‘s critically- acclairned The Wall picks up on life in the same small town several years on. as the characters muse on love. loss and getting older. Contains strong language. France in Scotland: Paris Calling Until Thu 11 Jun. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Readings. performed by leading actors. of first drafts of new translations of plays by French playwrights Francois Bégaudeau and Lancelot Hamelin as part of the Paris Calling year of Franco- British performance events. On Writing (Television) Sat 13 Jun. 2pm. £7 (£4). Stephen Greenhorn. author of Passing Plaees and the occasional Duetur Who episode leads a talk for writers. Auntie Janet Saves the Planet Fri l9-—Sun 21 Jun. See Kids listings. TIrJAPPED Sat 20 Jun. 8pm. £13 (£5-—£8). See preview. page 91. FREE Words Words Words Mon 22 Jun. 8pm. Informal readings of short pieces (2—4 pages) by playwrights at all stages of their work.

Outside the Cities

I DUNDEE REP Ta Square. Dundee. 01382 223530. ¥ Balgay Hill Until Sat 27 Jun (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm (Sat 20 Jun mat 2.30pm). £5—£l6 (£5—£12). A unique and moving take on the life and times of Billy Mackenzie and the Associates. I TRAOUAIR HOUSE lnnerleithen. 01896 830323. Shakespeare at Traquair: Othello Until Sat 13 Jun. 7.30pm. £10(£8). An outdoor production of Othello set as a promenade performance in the Traquair grounds. See review. page 92. I PERTH CONCERT HALL Mill Street. Perth. 07838 621031. Backstage Pass Sat 20 & Sun 21 Jun. 6pm. £9. Disco. tap. rock‘n‘roll. Highland. jazz and show dance from the pupils of Trio Stage Academy.

I PERTH THEATRE 185 High Street. Perth. ()7838 621031. Cornered Fri 12 & Sat 13 Jun. 7.30pm. £6. A play devised by the Perth Youth Theatre Beginners.

New Writing Showcase Tue 16 Jun. 7.30pm. £4. Featuring highlights of the best writing from the Young Playwrights company. Directed by Ian Grieve and performed by professional actors.

Magico: Resa. Fri 19 & Sat 20 Jun. 7.30pm. £6. A fantastical journey into the unknown performed by Perth Youth Theatre Intermediates l and 2.

The Dream Routine and What a Wonderful World Tue 23 & Wed 24 Jun. 7.30pm. £2.50. Two plays by Chaos Youth Theatre.