Events are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to firstname.lastname@example.org. Listings are compiled by Suzanne Black. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry Glasgow
■ ADMIRAL BAR BASEMENT 71a Waterloo Street, 2210 7705. Dead Famous Wed 24 Mar. 7.30pm. £4. Burlesque, cabaret, salsa and comedy from North Glasgow College. Baron Bartholomew Black comperes the evening and Mocha Deluxe, Lilly De Lure, Lady V and Whisky Blitz comprise the line-up. Tickets available at door. ■ BRITANNIA PANOPTICON MUSIC HALL 113–117 Trongate, 553 0840. The Sublime and the Ridiculous Sun 28 Mar. 1pm. Donations. Old school (as in wireless) throwback cabaret resurrecting the styles of Flanders and Swann, Erik Satie and Kurt Weill from contemporary acts Gladstone’s Bag, Roger Lang, Wendy Weatherby, Lucy Tanat- Jones and John Sampson.
■ CITIZENS THEATRE 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. My Name is Rachel Corrie Until Sat 20 Mar. 7.30pm. £12. Hard-hitting dramatisation of the writings of an American student who died under an Israeli bulldozer. The one-woman play is brought to the stage by the Citizens Company. See review, page 84. Off the Page Thu 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 Until Sat 20 Mar. 7.30pm. £12. Mike Maran tells the story of Chet Baker with live music from Colin Steele on trumpet and Robert Pettigrew on piano. Jumping Mouse Sat 20 Mar. See Kids listings. Three Sisters Tue 30 Mar–Sat 3 Apr. 7.30pm. £10 (£7). The Citizens Theatre and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama present Chekov’s classic drama, documenting the decay of the privileged class in Russia and the search for meaning in the modern world. Plasticine Wed 31 Mar–Sat 3 Apr. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). Vassily Sigarev’s tale of death and violence in contemporary Russian is performed by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
■ EASTWOOD PARK THEATRE Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. Our House Until 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. Kiss Me Kate Tue 23–Sat 27 Mar. 7.30pm. £10–£14. Cole Porter’s musical based on Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew. Pobby & Dingan Sun 28–Wed 31 Mar (not Mon/Tue). See Kids listings. ■ GILMOREHILL G12 29 University Avenue, University of Glasgow, 330 5522. Myths of the Vikings Mon 29 Mar. See Kids listings. Red Riding Hood’s Magic Purse Mon 29 Mar. See Kids listings. The Water Kelpie of Loch Ness Wed 31 Mar. See Kids listings. Jack and the Beanstalk & Billy Goats Gruff Thu 1 Apr. See Kids listings.
■ KING’S THEATRE 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. Dreamboats and Petticoats Mon 29 Mar–Sat 3 Apr. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £11–£29. Jukebox musical based on the songs of Roy Orbison, The Shadows and others.
■ 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: Battery Farm Until Sat 20 Mar. 1pm. £8–£12.50. Gregory Burke examines the future of care for the elderly. Part of Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: The Garden Mon 22–Sat 27 Mar. 1pm. £8–£12.50. Drama written by Zinnie Harris about a couple on the edge. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: A Prayer Mon 29 Mar–Sat 3 Apr. 1pm. £8–£12.50. Religion and a life of cold hard facts collide in Selma Dimitrijevic’s drama. ■ PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, 887 1010. 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. The Hot Dots Sat 20 Mar. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). A combination of dance, acrobatics, physical theatre and film telling the story of Vaudeville performers Frank Johnstone and Evie Steele.
■ PLATFORM The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9696. Free to Dance Wed 24 & Thu 25 Mar. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Performers from Ayrshire, Glasgow and Orkney who have taken part in YDance’s ‘Free to Dance’ project showcase a number of dance styles. Pobby & Dingan Sat 27 Mar. See Kids listings.
■ RAMSHORN THEATRE 98 Ingram Street, 548 2558. The Slab Boys Until Sat 27 Mar (not Sun). 7.30pm. £6–£9 (£4–£6). Seminal piece of Scottish theatre by John Byrne depicting one Friday in the life of the boys who work in the slab room of a Paisley carpet factory. Part of Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival.
■ ROYAL CONCERT HALL 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. World Irish Dancing Championships 2010 Sat 27 Mar–Sat 3 Apr (not Sun). Times vary. £tbc. Glasgow welcomes the World Irish Dancing Championships for the third time in a decade, known as the place where a 17-year-old Michael Flatley first proved his mettle. ■ SCOTTISH YOUTH THEATRE The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street, 552 3988. Pobby & Dingan Until Thu 18 Mar. See Kids listings. The Ugly Duckling Thu 25 Mar–Sun 11 Apr (not Mon). See Kids listings. Hamlet Fri 26 & Tue 30 Mar. 7.30pm. £7 (£3–£5). Students from the RSAMD’s MA in Classical and Contemporary Text get to work on Shakespeare’s tale of inaction. The Winter’s Tale Sat 27–Mon 29 Mar (not Sun). 7.30pm. £7 (£3–£5). Students from the RSAMD’s MA in Classical and Contemporary Text perform Shakespeare’s romantic drama of love and jealousy, which features the best ever stage direction: ‘Exit, pursued by a bear’.
■ GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE 50 Pacific Quay, 420 5000. Doctor Austin and Doug Safety’s Time-Tastical Time Tale Until Sun 21 Mar. See Kids listings. ■ SECC Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. Diversity Tue 30 Mar. 7pm. £18.50. Excellent street dance skills and choreography from the London-based
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group that beat Susan Boyle to the crown in last year’s Britain’s Got Talent competition. ■ SLOAN’S 62 Argyle Arcade, 108 Argyle Street, 221 8886. Cleansed Wed 31 Mar & Thu 1 Apr. 8pm. £12 (£8). Andrew Campbell directs Sarah Kane’s surreal (and difficult to stage) play about a bunch of inmates to mark the ten years that has passed since she committed suicide. Tickets from www.tickets-scotland.com
■ STEREO 22–28 Renfield Lane, 222 2254. The Glass Menagerie Mon 29 Mar–Fri 2 Apr. 7.30pm. £7 (£6). The Patter Merchants present Tennessee Williams exploration of the frailties of the human condition. Tickets from email@example.com
■ THEATRE ROYAL 282 Hope Street, 0844 871 7647.
✽✽ Giselle Until Sat 20 Mar. 7.30pm (Thu mat 2pm, Sat mat 2.30pm). £11–£32. Visiting Scotland for the first time since 2006, English National Ballet performs the traditional romantic tale Giselle, coupled with Man Y Man, a new all-male piece by Wayne Eagling.
■ TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267. Mr Write Until Sat 20 Mar. 7.45pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Rob Drummond has a scary proposition for you: bring along a story on the night and he’ll create a play as he goes along. Presented by the National Theatre of Scotland.
✽✽ The Miracle Man Thu 18–Sat 20 Mar. 7.30pm. £10.50–£14.50
(£6.50–£10.50). National Theatre of Scotland presents a play by Douglas Maxwell and directed by Vicky Featherstone about virginity, belief and the imminent coming of the Miracle Man. If That’s All There Is Tue 23–Sat 27 Mar. 7.30pm. £10.50–£14.50 (£6.50–£10.50). Inspired by the Peggy Lee song, ‘Is That All There Is?’, young company Inspector Sands presents the story of a couple hurtling towards marriage. Part of Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival. One Night Stand Tue 23–Sat 27 Mar. 7.45pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Comedy about a fleeting romantic encounter written by Nick Underwood, developed with Sandy Grierson and directed by Sam Rowe. Part of Magners Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Gong Show Sun 28 Mar. 8pm. £5. Talent competition where contestants try to entertain the crowd and beat the dreaded gong. Raspberry Wed 31 Mar–Sat 3 Apr. 7.30pm. £10.50–£14.50 (£6.50–£10.50). Gothic music theatre inspired by the music of Ian Dury from Fittings Multimedia, Sounds of Progress and Tron Theatre. Sick Wed 31 Mar–Sat 3 Apr. 7.45pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Theatre Modo presents a powerfully emotive clown show developed in collaboration with NHS patient groups following a patient through her experiences and thoughts as she sits in her sickbed.
■ VARIOUS VENUES www.newmoves.co.uk
✽✽ New Territories Until Sun 21 Mar. Times vary. Prices vary. A
progressive festival of dance and performance presenting a mix of specially commissioned pieces and premieres by invited international artists.
✽✽ The National Review of Live Art Until Sun 21 Mar. Times vary.
Day ticket £15. A wealth of invited artists working at the forefront of live art performance comprises the NRLA programme. Taking place predominantly at The Arches but with events also held at CCA, GFT, Tramway and Gilmorehill G12.
■ VARIOUS VENUES 0131 353 1454. FREE Maria of my Soul Fri 19–Fri 26 Mar. Times vary. Bittersweet comedy by Julie Fraser, in which elderly Doris conjures up a last rumba at the Plaza ballroom for her young Turkish carer, Kamil. Clyde Unity Theatre brings this guerilla production, directed by John Binnie, to sheltered housing and community centres around Glasgow where older people congregate.
■ BRUNTON THEATRE Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. Fascinating Aida Thu 18 Mar. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50; under 18s £6). Female singing trio Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman celebrate their 25th anniversary by doing what they do best, performing some satirical operatic cabaret. The Miracle Man Tue 23 Mar. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50; under 18s £5). See Glasgow, Tron Theatre. Empty Wed 24 Mar. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50; under 18s £5). One of three current shows from National Theatre Scotland, directed by Vicky Featherstone, the action centres on Col, a 16-year-old left at home alone. We’ll Meet Again Thu 25 Mar. 7.30pm. £14.50 (£12.50). A light- hearted look at wartime Britain, featuring melodies of yesteryear and hits from the blitz, set in a wartime garrison theatre. Laurel & Hardy Fri 26 & Sat 27 Mar. 7.30pm. £10.50 (£8.50; under 18s £6). Tom McGrath’s play follows the lives of the famous comedy duo, from their humble beginnings until the moment when they finally met, then explores their fascinating artistic and personal relationship. Dance Festival with Active Schools & East Lothian Arts Service Wed 31 Mar. 7.30pm. £6. A celebration of dance from East Lothian schools. ■ CHURCH HILL THEATRE 33a Morningside Road, 529 4147. Cider with Rosie Until Sat 20 Mar. 7.30pm. £9 (£7). James Roose-Evans’ stage adaptation is performed by Edinburgh People’s Theatre.
■ CRAIGMILLAR COMMUNITY CENTRE 63 Niddrie Mains Road, Myths of the Vikings Wed 24 Mar. See Kids listings. Three Little Pigs and Other Tales Mon 29 Mar. See Kids listings. ■ KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. Utopia Limited Until Sat 20 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £10–£17. The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society performs its namesake’s comedic light opera. Singin’ in the Rain Tue 23–Sat 27 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £10–£17.50. The Bohemians present the classic musical set at Monumental Studios at the dawn of talking pictures. The Secret of Sherlock Holmes Tue 30 Mar–Sat 3 Apr. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £14–£26.50. Peter Egan and Philip Franks reprise their roles from the The Hound of The Baskervilles to examine the adversarial relationship of Holmes and Moriarty.
■ EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY INFORMATICS FORUM 10 Crichton Street, 529 6000. Huxley’s Lab Thu 1–Thu 8 Apr (not Sun). 8pm; Fri 12.30pm. £15 (£10 on 1 Apr). A site specific work by Grid Iron and Lung Ha’s Theatre Company (who give performance opportunities to actors with learning difficulties) about eugenics.