Events are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to theatre@list.co.uk. Listings are compiled by Suzanne Black. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry


THE ARCHES 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. Contact Jam Sun 2 May. 2–5pm. £3. A chance for dancers and musicians to jam and collaborate.

✽✽ Behaviour Thu 11–Sat 29 May. Times vary. Prices vary. See

preview, page 82. Hand Me Down Tue 11–Sat 15 May. Tue 7pm; Wed–Sat 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £10 (£7). An original theatre piece from Glas(s) Performance, who examine everyday life, in collaboration with a group of women from the same family. Part of Behaviour. How Soon is Nigh? Tue 11–Sat 15 May. Tue 7pm; Wed, Fri & Sat 9pm (also Sat 4pm); Thu 7.30pm. £10 (£7). Gary McNair looks at the history and farce surrounding the end of the world. Part of Behaviour. John Moran . . . And His Neighbour, Saori in Thailand Thu 13–Sat 15 May. Thu 9pm; Fri & Sat 7.30pm. £10 (£7). A captivating mix of music, sound, choreography and theatre. Part of Behaviour.

CITIZENS THEATRE 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. Des Tells Tall Tales Until Sat 1 May. 7.30pm. £12. Playwright Des Dillon performs his most entertaining tall tales. The Glass Menagerie Until Sat 1 May. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £9.50–£17. Delicate exploration of the frailties of the human condition. Presented by Shared Experience and the Salisbury Playhouse. The Event Tue 4–Sat 8 May. 7.30pm. £12 (Tuesday £7). Theatre Tours International and Absurdum International present a wake-up call to contemporary culture, examining notions of our expectations from the theatre and actors.

✽✽ Blue Hen Wed 5–Sat 8 May. 7.30pm. £9.50–£17. See preview,

page 83. Frost and Fire Sat 8 May. 9.30pm. £10. Howie Reeve curates a mixed bag of entertainers and musicians in the Circle Studio: RM Hubbert, Issho Taiko Drummers, Nerea Bello & Lucy Duncombe and Cath & Phil Tyler.

EASTWOOD PARK THEATRE Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. Footloose Until Sat 1 May. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £10 (£8). Get your dancing shoes on (and try not to get the laces stuck in your tractor) for Eastwood Entertainers’ rendition of the hit film. One Thousand Paper Cranes Tue 4–Sat 8 May. See Kids listings. The Moira Monologues: Times When I Bite Fri 7 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Novelist and playwright Alan Bissett performs a one-woman show about the musings of Moira, Falkirk’s hardest woman. GILMOREHILL G12 29 University Avenue, University of Glasgow, 330 5522. Last Stop Thu 6–Sat 8 May. 7.30pm. £8–£10 (£6–£8). Character comedy set in a Glasgow old folk’s home, where the twilight years of the residents are disrupted by a number of strange events, including a surprise visit from the Antiques Roadshow. On the Razzle Thu 13–Sat 15 May. 7.45pm. £8 (£6). Langside College performs Tom Stoppard’s rewrite of Johann Nestroy’s 1842 Vienna-set comedy about work-avoidance.

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SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8–10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. Muckle Mouth Meg Sat 8 May. See Kids listings. SECC: CLYDE AUDITORIUM Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. Hairspray Until Sat 8 May (not Tue). Wed–Sat 7.30pm (Sat 1, Wed 5 & Sat 8 mat 2.30pm); Sun/Mon 3pm. £20–£42.50. This feel-good musical returns to Scotland with all the requisite towering barnets and catchy songs.

THEATRE ROYAL 282 Hope Street, 0844 871 7647. Beauty and the Beast Until Sat 1 May. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £9.15–£22. Musical stage adaptation of Disney’s hit animated film performed by amateur group Lyric Club. Wife After Death Tue 4–Sat 8 May. 7.30pm (Thu & Sat mat 2.30pm). £11–£25. Tom Conti stars in the new comedy from the author of Rising Damp, Eric Chappell, about the bunfight that ensues after the death of a successful TV comedian. The History Boys Mon 10–Sat 15 May. 7.30pm (Thu & Sat mat 2.30pm). £12–£30. Alan Bennett’s multi award- winning play of staffroom rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence has its first major revival since the massively popular National Theatre production and subsequent film version.

TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267. Daniel Kitson: 66a Church Road Until Sat 1 May. 7.30pm. £12 (£8). The master of emotional journeys performs a break-up show for his flat, with which he had the longest relationship of his life.

✽✽ Betrayed Fri 7–Fri 14 May (not Mon). 7.30pm. £10.50 (£6.50;

season pass £60 (£40)). Tron Theatre Company presents a drama about Iraqi interpreters who risk their lives to aid the American troops. Part of Mayfesto.

✽✽ From the West Bank Fri 7–Sat 22 May (not Mon). 9.15pm. £10.50

(£6.50; season pass £60 (£40)). Three short plays on the theme of conflict in the Middle East: Ramallah (David Greig), An Imagined Sarha (adapted by David Greig from Palestinian Walks by Raja Shehadeh) and An Arab Woman Speaks by Franca Rame. Part of Mayfesto.

✽✽ A Most Civil Arrangement Fri 7–Sat 15 May. 7.45pm. £6.50;

season pass £60 (£40). A monologue about love and same-sex marriage by Colin Hough. Part of Mayfesto.

✽✽ Drumhead Tue 11–Sun 16 May. 8pm. £10.50 (£6.50; season pass

£60 (£40)). An off-site interactive performance about torture from Rhymes with Purple with a portion of the profits going to Amnesty International. Meet at the theatre for transport to the performance site. Part of Mayfesto.

✽✽ Jordan Tue 11–Sat 15 May. 9pm. £6.50; season pass £60 (£40).

Robert Przekwas directs Magdalena Kaleta in the story of one mother who is pushed to the edge. Part of Mayfesto.

Edinburgh THE AUGUSTINE CHURCH 41–43 George IV Bridge, 07847 177784. Charlie and My ‘45 Fri 7 & Sat 8 May. 2pm & 6pm. £5. A work in progress by Robert Howat set in 1745 during the Jacobite rebellion.

RSAMD 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. Candid Cabaret Tue 4–Fri 7 May. 7pm. £5 (£3). See Glasgow, Oran Mor. Richard III Mon 10–Wed 12 May. 7.30pm (Wed mat 2pm). £7 (£5). Mark Saunders directs second year students in their interpretation of Shakespeare’s tale of power, corruption and tyranny. BRUNTON THEATRE Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. A Chorus of Disapproval Until Sat 1 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£4; QMU students £2). Alan Ayckbourn’s play about amateur light opera as performed by Queen Margaret University School of Drama and Creative Industries final year acting students.

The Libertine Strathclyde Theatre Group tackles Stephen Jeffreys’ play about the notorious 17th century rake and

philanderer John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester, also known as ‘the profane Earl’, who was regularly banished from the court of King Charles II. Jeffreys’ comedy of manners focuses on Rochester’s relationships with the two most important women in his life, the famous actress Elizabeth Barry, and the heiress he kidnapped and later married. Ramshorn Theatre, Glasgow, Fri 7–Sat 15 May.

£8–£12.50. Spend lunchtime in the company of a young boy convicted of murder and sitting in his cell awaiting word of appeal. Written by Patrick Harkins. PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, 887 1010. Knife Edge Tue 11 May. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). A play about knife crime and the consequences of a stabbing. The World’s Wife Thu 13 May. 7.30pm. £10 (£6). Linda Marlowe takes her brilliant one-woman stage version of Carol Ann Duffy’s acclaimed poems on tour following a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

PLATFORM The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9696. Grumpy Charlie Can’t Come Out to Play Sat 1 May. See Kids listings. St Thenue Wed 5 May. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). Visual Statement presents a show about Glasgow’s patron saint. Clutter Keeps Company Thu 13 May. 7pm. £8 (£3.50–£4.50). An accessible tale about defying bedtimes and babysitters to run away to the shows. RAMSHORN THEATRE 98 Ingram Street, 548 2558. The Libertine Fri 7–Sat 15 May (not Sun). 7.30pm. £6–£9 (£4–£6). See picture caption, above.

KING’S THEATRE 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648.

✽✽ Peter Pan Until Sat 8 May (not Sun). 7.30pm (Sat 1, Wed 5 & Sat 8

mat 2.30pm). £10–£29. The tale of the boy who never grew up is given a Scottish flavour, in keeping with the nationality of its creator, JM Barrie, who was born 150 years ago. Laughter in the Rain Mon 10–Sat 15 May. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £11–£29. It’s the turn of the man who unleashed ‘Amarillo’ on the world to have a stage show dedicated to his life and music: the one and only Neil Sedaka.

LA CHEETAH 73 Queen Street, 221 4851. Dolly Presents . . . La Cheetah! Fri 30 Apr. 7pm. £7. Burlesque cabaret with Daiquiri Dusk, Honey Wilde, Dolly Tartan, Lady V, Lucille Burn and Rufus T Farenheit.

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: Turbo Folk Until Sat 1 May. 1pm. £8–£12.50. A Scottish rock star, a hostile native of an unnamed country and a supposedly impartial translator engage in an increasingly fraught conversation where misunderstandings abound. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Woman of the North Mon 3–Sat 8 May. 1pm. £8–£12.50. Stage adaptation of a radio play based on the short story ‘The Assessment’ by Bernard MacLaverty. Candid Cabaret Sun 9–Tue 11 May. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Cabaret from the RSAMD’s postgraduate musical theatre students. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Please, Mister Mon 10–Sat 15 May. 1pm.