■ CITIZENS THEATRE 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. Backbeat ●●●●● Until Sat 6 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £9.50–£17. Iain Softley re-imagines for the stage his 1994 film about John Lennon, German photographer Astrid Kirchherr and ‘fifth Beatle’ Stuart Sutcliffe. A world premiere by the Citizens Company.
✽✽ My Name is Rachel Corrie Until Sat 20 Mar (not Sun/Mon).
7.30pm. £12 (Tuesdays £7). Hard-hitting dramatisation of the American teenager who died under an Israeli bulldozer. The one-woman play is brought to the stage by the Citizens Company. Suddenly Last Summer Fri 5 & Sat 6 Mar. 7.30pm (Fri mat 2.30pm). £8 (£6). Tennessee Williams’ one-act play of impossible love is performed by Reid Kerr College HND Acting & Performance Students. Macbeth Tue 9–Sat 13 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £8 (£6). Glasgow College of Nautical Studies drama students put down the sextant and take up the mantles of murderous Macbeth and his power-crazed Lady.
✽✽ Medea Tue 9–Sat 13 Mar. 7.30pm. £9.50–£17 (Tuesday £7). Northern
Broadsides perform Euripides’ classic revenge tale. See preview, page 82. Off the Page Thu 11, 18 & 25 Mar. 2pm. £15 for three sessions. Informal, participatory play readings aimed at those who are young at heart and mature in years. A Funny Valentine: The Story and Music of Chet Baker Tue 16–Sat 20 Mar. 7.30pm. £12 (Tuesday £7; previews £4). Mike Maran tells the story of Chet Baker, with live music from Colin Steele on trumpet and Robert Pettigrew on piano.
■ EASTWOOD PARK THEATRE Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. Alfie Fri 12 Mar. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). The
original stage play about the young man with an unquenchable thirst for the ladies is presented by Blackeyed Theatre in association with South Hill Park Arts Centre with live music. Les Amoureux Sat 13 Mar. 7.30pm. £12 (£8). Company Chordelia presents a production based on Angela Carter’s short story The Lady of the House of Love, featuring three dancers, an actress and an opera singer. Our House Wed 17–Sat 20 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £8–£10. Musical of Madness hits in the vein of Mamma Mia and We Will Rock You presented by Harlequin – Eastwood Theatre for Youth. ■ GILMOREHILL G12 29 University Avenue, University of Glasgow, 330 5522. Hamlet Sat 6 Mar. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). A new production of perhaps the most famous tragedy in the world, given a new setting in the contemporary Glasgow underworld. See caption, page 87.
■ KING’S THEATRE 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. Hormonal Housewives Until Sat 6 Mar. Thu 7.30pm; Fri & Sat 5.30pm & 8.30pm. £11.30–£29. Carol Smillie stars in an evening all about women and the high drama that is attributed to their hormones. The Producers Tue 9–Sat 13 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). Paisley Musical and Operatic Society presents this hilarious Broadway, West End and Hollywood hit. Part of Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival. ■ ORAN MOR 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. Ticket price includes a pie and drink. Doors 12.30pm on Monday, noon the rest of the week. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: The Shattered Head Until Sat 6 Mar. 1pm.
£8–£12.50. Eduardo Paolozzi’s life, artworks and death are covered in this play by Graham Eatough and Maggie Rose. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Soup Mon 8–Sat 13 Mar. 1pm. £8–£12.50. A play short enough to fit into your lunch hour by Ella Hickson. Part of Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Battery Farm Mon 15–Sat 20 Mar. 1pm. £8–£12.50. Gregory Burke examines the future of care for the elderly. Part of Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival.
■ PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, 887 1010. Hamlet Fri 5 Mar. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). See Glasgow, Gilmorehill G12. Women Behaving Madly Thu 11 Mar. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). The MsFits (writer Rona Munro and actress Fiona Knowles) return with another comedy drama, this time following three women with two things in common: they all have neglected gardens and they’re all completely crackers. Clutter Keeps Company ●●●●● Thu 18 Mar. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). Birds of Paradise Theatre Company presents an accessible tale about defying bedtimes and babysitters to run away to the shows. See review, page 84. ■ PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. We’ll Meet Again Thu 11 Mar. 2pm. £12 (£10). A light-hearted look at wartime Britain, featuring melodies of yesteryear and hits from the blitz, set in a wartime garrison theatre.
■ PLATFORM The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9696. If I Was a Mouse I Would Hide in Your Hood Mon 8 Mar. See Kids listings.
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■ THE ARCHES 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. Contact Jam Sun 7 Mar. 2–5pm. £3. A chance for dancers and musicians to jam and collaborate. Into the New Wed 10–Sat 13 Mar. Wed–Fri 6pm; Sat 2pm. £9 (£6). Final year students of Contemporary Theatre Practice at the RSAMD showcase new and versatile performance pieces. Part of New Territories 2010. Into the New Symposium Sat 13 Mar. 2pm. £5 (£2.50). Symposium entitled ‘Changing Performance/Performing Change’. Part of New Territories 2010.
■ BRAEHEAD ARENA Kings Inch Road, 0870 277 6062. Disney Live! Presents Three Classic Fairy Tales Fri 5–Sun 7 Mar. See Kids listings. ■ CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Cryptic Nights Thu 4 Mar. 8pm. £5. This month Yann Seznec (also known as The Amazing Rolo) deconstructs the exercise video in ‘ExerciseMagic!!’ and Rachel MacLean presents short films on her vision of Scottishness. Via Negativa Fri 5 & Sat 6 Mar. 7.30pm. £9 (£6). In Four Deaths, four performers set up four deaths using known names of the European performing arts world (Pina Bausch, Tim Etchells, La Ribot and Marina Abramovic). Part of New Territories 2010.
THE HERALD METRO BIG ISSUE
(THE LOVERS) DANCE OPERA THEATRE
Based around Angela Carter’s story ‘The Lady of The House of Love’ Directed & Choreographed by KALLY LLOYD-JONES
Wed 10 March | Whitehall Theatre (Dundee) | 7.30pm | www.whitehalldundee.co.uk Fri 12 March | Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh) | 7.30pm | www.traverse.co.uk Sat 13 March | Eastwood Park Theatre (Giffnock) | 7.30pm | www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk Wed 17 March | Eastgate Theatre (Peebles) | 7.30pm | www.eastgatearts.com Thu 18 March | FTH Falkirk | 7.30pm | www.falkirk.gov.uk/cultural Sat 20 March | Cumbernauld Theatre | 8pm | www.cumbernauldtheatre.co.uk Fri 2 April | Carnegie Hall (Dunfermline) | 7.30pm | www.attﬁfe.org.uk Wed 7 April | Byre Theatre (St Andrews) | 7.30pm | www.byretheatre.com
Company Number SC277111. Scottish Charity Number SC036144. 4–18 Mar 2010 THE LIST 85