Events are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to email@example.com. Listings are compiled by Suzanne Black. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
■ THE ARCHES 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000.
✽✽ Memory Cells Until Sat 24 Oct. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). See LGBT, page
63. Glasgay! Contact Jam Sun 25 Oct. 2–5pm. £3. A chance for dancers and musicians to jam and collaborate. Architecting Wed 28–Sat 31 Oct. 7.15pm. £11 (£7). The TEAM returns with a brash, complex piece exploring American cultural mythology and modern capitalism.
■ ARTA 62 Albion Street, 552 2101. Black Cab Thu 29 Oct. 8pm. £10. See LGBT, page 63. Glasgay!
■ CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Home, Second Home? & One Up One Down Tue 27 Oct. 8pm. £5. Home, Second Home? is performed by professional dancers and musicians and asylum seekers and refugees. Followed by an extract from One Up One Down. Instance Thu 29 Oct. 8pm. £2. Participatory improvised music and movement with a warm-up for participants at 7.30pm.
✽✽ Even in Another Time Fri 30 & Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). See
LGBT, page 63. Glasgay! FREE Panacea Casebook Fri 30 Oct. 7pm. A performance lecture featuring a puppet doctor, three artists and six remedies by artists Zoë Walker & Neil Bromwich, Michael Pinsky and Doctor Hillary.
✽✽ Hair I Am Wed 4 & Thu 5 Nov. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). See LGBT, page
■ CITIZENS THEATRE 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022.
✽✽ Topdog / Underdog Until Sat 7 Nov (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm. £12.
✽✽ Othello Until Sat 14 Nov (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm (Wed 28 & Thu
29 Oct mat 1.30pm, Wed 11 Nov mat 2pm). £9.50–£17 (Tuesdays £7; £4 on Thu 22 Oct). See Hitlist.
■ FORT THEATRE Kenmure Avenue, Bishopbriggs, 772 7054. Plaza Suite Fri 23 & Sat 24 Oct. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £tbc. Neil Simon trilogy set in the same hotel room. Tickets from firstname.lastname@example.org ■ GILMOREHILL G12 9 University Avenue, 330 5522. Love Indeed Thu 22 Oct. 2pm & 7.30pm. £10 (£7). An aerial production examining both the roles of Anthony and Cleopatra as created by Shakespeare, and their filmic interpretations by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. By BandBazi. The Pilots Fri 23 Oct. 8pm. £8. In work that seeks to investigate acts of terror, Reckless Sleepers bring to the stage two men pretending to be pilots, possibly the pilots played by George Michael and Andrew Ridgely in the ‘Club Tropicana’ video. Peribanez Thu 29–Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). A new translation by Tanya Ronder of Lope de Vega, the Spanish contemporary of Shakespeare’s, story of social hierarchies. Canterbury Tales Thu 5–Sat 7 Nov. 7.45pm. £8 (£6). A bawdy adaptation of Chaucer’s pilgrimage tales by Langside College Acting & Performance.
88 THE LIST 22 Oct–5 Nov 2009
■ GOVAN CROSS SHOPPING CENTRE 795 Govan Road, www.nationaltheatrescotland.com Allotment Fri 23 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£3 in advance). Night where live performance, new art and music fuse unconventionally and take root in a deserted shop. Created by professional artists and local community groups. ■ KING’S THEATRE 297 Bath Street, 0870 060 6648. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Until Sat 14 Nov (not Sun). 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £20.50–£39.50. The much-heralded stage version of the popular family film.
■ ORAN MOR 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: A Perfect Child Until Sat 24 Oct. 12.30pm. £7–£12.50. Lewis Hetherington’s short play about the search for domestic bliss. Ticket price includes a pie and drink. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Arguments for Terrorism Mon 26–Sat 31 Oct. 12.30pm. £7–£12.50. George W Bush seeks to reclaim his former status in this lunchtime play from David Ireland. Ticket price includes a pie and drink. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: 10,000 Metres Deep Mon 2–Sat 7 Nov. 12.30pm. £7–£12.50. Laura Lomas’ play about a couple who drive from Sheffield to Fife to lose themselves. Ticket price includes a pie and drink.
■ PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, 887 1010. One Up, One Down Fri 23 Oct. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). An original blend of dance theatre, poetry and song depicting the trials of women under pressure in our high-speed consumer culture. A collaboration by Quee Macarthur of Shooglenifty fame, Zimbabwean poet Tawona Sitholé and three dance artists. Les Trois Mousquetaires Tue 27 Oct. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). A 21st century rendering of Dumas’ classic with three female actors playing the musketeers. Sherlock Holmes: The Death and Life Mon 2 Nov. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). A wryly humorous metafictional look at Conan Doyle as he tires of his arrogant hero and invents a villain to dispose of him, in a play promising murder, mystery and the occult. ■ PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. How Now Mrs Brown Cow Until Sat 31 Oct (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm. £17.50–£19 (£16–£17.50). Brendan O’Carroll is back with part five of the Mrs Brown trilogy.
■ PLATFORM The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9696. The Songbird Until Fri 23 Oct. See Kids listings. Chronicles of Irania Fri 23 & Sat 24 Oct. 2.30pm. £8 (£3.50–£4.50). One- woman show from A Moment’s Peace Theatre Company set in a transfigured, mystical Iran. Words are Never Wasted Mon 26 Oct. 2.30pm. £4 (£2). An evening of five new plays that throw light on one of society’s last taboos – living with a mental health issue. Part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 09. Antipode Tue 27 Oct. 7.30pm. £8 (£3.50–£4.50). Retina Dance Company presents four great young male dancers and a double bass player. ■ RAMSHORN THEATRE 98 Ingram Street, 548 2558. Antigone Wed 28 Oct–Sat 7 Nov (not Sun). 7.30pm. £6–£9 (£4–£6). Sophocles’ classic tragedy about a young woman’s defiance in a war-torn state.
■ RSAMD 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. The Seagull Mon 2–Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). The RSAMD’s Russian season continues with a brand new version by Stuart Paterson of Chekhov’s play.
■ SCOTTISH YOUTH THEATRE The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street. Teenage Sexual Health: The Musical! Until Thu 22 Oct. 7pm. £4 (or pay what you can) from 552 0234. Issue- based theatre from the youngsters at Toonspeak. Part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival 09. Il Pacino di Pantalone and Il Panico di Capitano Thu 5 & Fri 6 Nov. noon & 7.30pm. £7 (£5) from 552 4267. A double bill of Italian stories from Lung Ha’s Theatre Company, which gives opportunities to people with learning disabilities.
■ THEATRE ROYAL 282 Hope Street, 0870 060 6647. Scottish Opera: The Elixir of Love Sat 24 & Fri 30 Oct. 7.15pm. £10–£49 (£7–£43). A revival of Giles Havergal’s massively successful 1994 production of Donizetti’s charming opera buffa. Scottish Opera: The Italian Girl in Algiers Sun 25, Thu 29 & Sat 31 Oct. Sun 4pm; Thu & Sat 7.15pm. £8.50–£63. Co-production with New Zealand Opera that brings Rossini’s spirited, fast-paced opera into the 21st century. The Steamie Mon 2–Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm (Wed–Thu & Sat mat 2.30pm). £10–£25. Tony Roper’s washhouse comedy about the relationships between a group of working women as they rush to finish their work before New Year. ■ THORNTREE HALL Main Street, Thornliebank. FREE The ‘Cynthia’ Show Thu 22 Oct. 1–3pm. An introduction to ‘invisible’ illnesses. There will be a post- show discussion. Part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival 09.
■ TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Regina Fri 23 & Sat 24 Oct. 7.30pm. £9 (£6). See LGBT, page 63. Glasgay! The Beggar’s Opera Wed 28–Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm). £12–£14 (£6–£8). A new version by Vanishing Point of John Gay’s 1728 comic opera.
■ TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267. That Face Until Sat 24 Oct (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm. £10.50–£14.50 (£6.50–£10.50). See review, page 86.
✽✽ A Child Made of Love Until Sat 24 Oct. 7.45pm. £8.50 (£6.50). See
LGBT, page 63. Glasgay! A Moose in the Hoose Mon 26 & Tue 27 Oct. See Kids listings.
✽✽ Bright Black ●●●●● Tue 27–Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm. £10.50–£14.50 (£6.50–£10.50). Brand new physical theatre from Jamie Harrison and Candice Edmunds, with music by Michael John McCarthy of Zoey Van Goey fame, by Glasgow company Vox Motus. TBC: Fear and Gloating in Glasvegas Wed 28 Oct. 8pm. £5. Seasonal cabaret from To Be Confirmed. The Three Bears Wed 28 Oct. See Kids listings. Jesus Queen of Heaven Tue 3–Sat 7 Nov. 7.45pm. £8.50 (£6.50). See LGBT, page 63. Glasgay!
✽✽ The Maw Broon Monologues Tue 3–Sun 8 Nov. 7.30pm.
£10.50–£14.50 (£6.50–£10.50). See LGBT, page 63. Glasgay!
Edinburgh ■ BEDLAM THEATRE 11b Bristo Place, 225 9893. 4.48 Psychosis Tue 27–Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£4.50). Sarah Kane’s last play, a poetic tale of desperation written just
before she killed herself aged 27. The Pillowman Wed 4 & Thu 5 Nov. 2.30pm; 7.30pm. £4 (members £3.50). Martin McDonagh’s critically acclaimed black comedy.
■ BRUNTON THEATRE Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. Love Indeed Sat 24 Oct. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50; under 18s £6). See Glasgow, Gilmorehill G12. Othello Wed 28 & Thu 29 Oct. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50; under 18s £6). Icarus Theatre Collective brings to life one of the Bard’s darkest tales with the help of a live string quartet. Antipode and Relative Danger Fri 30 Oct. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50; under 18s £6). Retina Dance and Dance Live! present four great young male dancers and a double bass player. ■ CHURCH HILL THEATRE 33a Morningside Road, 529 4147. MacPhersons Rant Until Sat 24 Oct. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £15 (£13) from 01506 632089. A new Scottish musical based on the songs of Robert Burns. Set in Banff in the late 17th century, the cast of 35 were drawn from open auditions throughout Scotland.
■ KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. Entertaining Angels Until Sat 24 Oct. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £12.50–£25 (£9.50–£22). Penelope Keith stars as a recently widowed vicar’s wife, enjoying finally speaking her mind.
✽✽ Kes Tue 27–Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £12.50–£25
(£9.50–£22). See preview, page 84.
✽✽ The House of Bernarda Alba ●●●●● Tue 3–Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm
(Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £12.50–£25 (£9.50–£22). Fesh and edgy translation of Federico Lorca’s final play.
■ FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000.
✽✽ Bounce: Insane in the Brain Sat 24–Mon 26 Oct. 7.30pm. £12–£20
(£9–£17). See preview, page 84. Cape Town Opera: Porgy and Bess Fri 30 & Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm). £17–£39.50. Gershwin’s so-called ‘people’s opera’, a moving tale of happiness amid poverty in America’s Deep South, performed by the cast of the world class Cape Town Opera company.
■ PLAYHOUSE 18–22 Greenside Place, 0844 847 1660.
✽✽ We Will Rock You Wed 4 Nov–Sat 9 Jan. Times vary. £16–£40. See
preview, page 83.
■ ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 248 4848.
✽✽ Confessions of a Justified Sinner Until Sat 7 Nov (not
Sun/Mon). 7.45pm (Sat 24 Oct, Wed 28 Oct, Sat 31 Oct & Sat 7 Nov mat 2.30pm). £12–£27. See review, page 84.
■ TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street, 228 1404.
✽✽ The Dark Things ●●●●● Until Sat 24 Oct (not Mon). 8pm (mat 2.30pm);
Sun 6pm. £8–£16 (£5–£12). See review, page 86. Curse of the Demeter ●●●●● Thu 22–Sat 24 Oct. See Kids listings. The Dough is Rising: Women on Stage Fri 23 Oct. 12.30pm. £8 (£5). ‘Power That Moves in the Folds of my Dress’: a panel discussion about writing the female voice onstage. Ticket includes soup and a sandwich. An Argument About Sex ●●●●● Thu 29 Oct–Sat 7 Nov (not Mon). 8pm; 6pm. £13–£16 (£5–£12). A response to Pierre de Marivaux’s comedy, La Dispute, writer Pamela Carter and director Stewart Laing’s new work examines gendered attitudes towards risk-taking and settling arguments. The Dough is Rising: Without You Fri 30 Oct. 12.30pm. £8 (£5). Lunchtime drama by Ursula Rani Sarma. Ticket includes soup and a sandwich.