■ TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267.
✽✽ Promises Promises Until Sat 6 Feb. 7.30pm. £10.50–£14.50
(£6.50–£10.50). See Glasgow, Eastwood Park Theatre.
✽✽ Club Gateways Fri 5 & Sat 6 Feb. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). The Tron’s
Victorian Bar is taken over by the spirit of The Gates, a postwar, bohemian private members’ club in the heart of Chelsea, London. With guest star Lorna Brooks. See preview in LGBT, page 60.
✽✽ The Government Inspector Thu 11–Sat 27 Feb (not Sun/Mon).
7.30pm. £10.50–£14.50 (£6.50–£10.50). Gerry Mulgrew directs Adrian Mitchell’s adaptation of Gogol’s tale of municipal greed. See preview, page 84.
✽✽ The Zeros Keep Going Thu 11–Sat 13 Feb. 7.45pm. £8.50 (£6.50).
Flatrate examine personal freedoms, with reference to the porn industry and feminism. See preview, page 84. Girls Girls Girls Thu 18 Feb. 8pm. £5. Cabaret from To Be Confirmed in which they highlight the deadlier/fairer sex.
■ BEDLAM THEATRE 11b Bristo Place, 225 9893. Alice in Wonderland Tue 9–Sat 13 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£4–£4.50). Go through the looking glass with Alice in Lewis Carroll’s sinister fairytale.
■ THE BONGO CLUB Moray House, 37 Holyrood Road, 558 7604. Woyzeck Until Thu 4 Feb. 7pm. £6 (£4). Queen Margaret University Drama Society adds musical elements to a new translation by Steven Kirschbaum of Georg Büchner’s play – Iain Orr’s arrangement of Tom Waits lyrics played live by The Checkmates.
■ BRUNTON THEATRE Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. Funny: Don’t Make Me Laugh Sat 6 Feb. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50; under 18s £6). See Glasgow, CCA. The Nutcracker Wed 10 Feb. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50; under 16s £6). See Glasgow, Eastwood Park Theatre. Keep Smiling Through Sat 13 Feb. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50; under 18s £6). See Glasgow, Platform. Wild Dog Thu 18 Feb. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50; under 18s £6). Fierce new show from Tavaziva Dance. ■ CHURCH HILL THEATRE 33a Morningside Road, 529 4147. Anything Goes Tue 9–Sat 13 Feb. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £tbc. Production of the Cole Porter classic featuring hit songs such as ‘I Get a Kick Out of You’ performed by Edinburgh University Footlights.
■ DANCE BASE 14–16 Grassmarket, 225 5525. Youth Music Theatre UK Auditions 2010 Sun 14 Feb. 10am–noon. £25. See Glasgow, Scottish Youth Theatre.
■ KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. Beauty and the Beast Until Sat 6 Feb. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £12–£18. Musical stage adaptation of Disney’s hit animated film performed by amateur group Southern Light Opera. The Woman in Black Mon 15–Sat 20 Feb. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £14–£26.50. Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hills’ best selling novel combines the power and intensity of live theatre with cinematic qualities inspired by the world of film noir.
■ FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000.
✽✽ Rambert Dance Company: The Comedy of Change Wed 17–Fri
19 Feb. 7.30pm. £11.50–£25.50. See Glasgow, Theatre Royal.
■ THE MAIN THEATRE Broughton High School, 29 East Fettes Avenue, 220 3234. Honk! Mon 15–Sat 20 Feb. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £15 (matinees £12.50). Comedy version of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fairytale, The Ugly Duckling, suitable for the whole family. ■ NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge, 623 3845. FREE Panel Event: ‘The Birth of the National Theatre of Scotland’ Tue 9 Feb. 6pm. Since its inception in 2006 the NTS has already staged over 117 productions. Find out about its beginnings and what it has already achieved in this panel discussion. FREE Dramatic Talk: John Murray, Lord Byron and Caroline Lamb Mon 15 Feb. 6pm. Peter Arnott performs dramatised readings from the John Murray Archive about Byron, Regency belle Caroline Lamb and publisher Murray.
■ PLAYHOUSE 18–22 Greenside Place, 0844 847 1660. The Sound of Music Until Sat 20 Feb (not Sun). 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm); Mon 7pm. £19.50–£42.50. Connie Fisher (remember her from way back in the infancy of reality search for a star shows?) stars in Rodgers and Hammerstein’s final collaboration, where they show their penchant for nuns, orphans and whiskers on kittens. See review, page 86.
■ ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 248 4848.
✽✽ The Price Until Sat 13 Feb (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm (Sat 6 Feb mat
2.30pm). £9–£27. John Dove directs Arthur Miller’s drama in which a feud between two estranged brothers is played out against the backdrop of the American Depression.
■ SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. BURNS: The Video Diary Sat 6 Feb. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). Gavin Paul brings to life a contemporary Burns based on Donald Smith’s novel Between Ourselves.
■ TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street, 228 1404. Living Mechanicals Until Sat 6 Feb. 10am. Free. Automata show from AutomatomaniA and Cabaret Mechanical Theatre. Part of Manipulate. Snapshots: Creation and Play Thu 4 Feb. 7.30pm. £13 (£5–£8). A series of short works in puppetry and shadow theatre by six Scottish-based artists interspersed with short animations by Thomas Hicks followed by The Great Puppet Horn, a risqué puppet cabaret. Part of Manipulate. Puppet Grinder Cabaret Fri 5 Feb. 7.30pm. £13 (£5–£8). Adult cabaret featuring puppets and animation. Part of Manipulate. Hotel Crab Sat 6 Feb. 7.30pm. £13 (£5–£8). Trukitrek from Spain reveal a mysterious hotel’s hidden secrets through silent puppetry. Part of Manipulate.
✽✽ Spymonkey’s Moby Dick Wed 10–Sat 13 Feb. 7.30pm (Sat mat
2.30pm). £13–£16 (£5–£12). Spymonkey pulls apart Herman Melville’s classic text from the inside out with slapstick comedy and impish disregard for the well-known tale. See preview, page 83. What We Know Wed 17–Sat 27 Feb. 8pm (Wed 24 Feb & Sat 27 Feb mat 2.30pm). £5--£12 (£5--£8). Written and directed by Pamela Carter as part of the Traverse Too programme, Lucy loses something important in the middle of a dinner party. Previewed next issue.
The Ching Room / The Moira Monologues A double bill of short plays by the acclaimed author of Boyracers and Death of a Ladies’ Man. The Ching Room, originally commissioned for the Traverse Theatre and Oran Mor’s A Play, a Pie and a Pint season is a darkly comic two-hander depicting a terrifying confrontation between a young man and a drug dealer in a toilet cubicle, while The Moira Monologues features Bissett himself as ‘Falkirk’s hardest woman’, Moira Bell. ■ Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, Tue 9–Sat 13 Feb.
■ USHER HALL Lothian Road, 228 1155. Raymond Gubbay: Anton & Erin Steppin’ Out UK Tour Sun 14 Feb. 7.30pm. £20–£37.50. See Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall. ■ THE VOODOO ROOMS 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. Kabarett Fri 12 Feb. 7.30pm. £6. An evening of dark cabaret ‘not for the faint hearted’.
Outside the Cities ■ DUNDEE REP Tay Square, Dundee, 01382 223530. Scottish Dance Theatre: New Season Premiere Wed 17–Sat 20 Feb. 8pm. £14 (£5–£10). Rep-based company Scottish Dance Theatre premieres two new pieces of work before taking them on tour around the UK and Europe later this year. ‘The Life and Time of Girl A’ tells the story of a girl trying to make a film and ‘NQR’ takes a playful look at ideas about normality.
■ PERTH CONCERT HALL Mill Street, Perth, 07838 621031. Snow White on Ice Thu 11–Sun 14 Feb. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm); Sun 2.30pm & 5.30pm. £20–£24.50 (£17.50–£20; children £12.50–£15; family ticket £55–£69). The Concert
Hall stage is transformed into a frozen wonderland for the Russian Ice Stars’ dazzling performance of this charming tale.
■ PERTH THEATRE 185 High Street, Perth, 07838 621031. Proof Until Sat 13 Feb (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm. (Also Sat 2.30pm). £10–£16 (£7–£12). David Auburn’s Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play in a new production from Perth Theatre. The performance on 9 Feb includes a post- show discussion and Q&A with the director. When Harry Met Sally Tue 16–Sat 20 Feb. 7.45pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £10–£18 (£10–£14). A starry cast (Sarah Jayne Dunn and Rupert Hill) brings the classic film to the stage, complete with that restaurant scene and a soundtrack by jazz’s favourite son, Jamie Cullum. ■ MACROBERT University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 466666. The Nutcracker Fri 5 & Sat 6 Feb. 8pm; 2pm. £10 (£8). See Glasgow, Eastwood Park Theatre. Rhythm and Blues Wed 10–Sat 13 Feb. 7pm (Sat mat 2pm). £10 (£9). Pretty much every conceivable style of dance is on show at this performance from over 500 young dancers from across Central Scotland, which includes the World Premiere of the ‘Beatles Concerto Ballet in Blue’.
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