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■ THE ARCHES 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000.
✽✽ Behaviour Until Sat 29 May. Times vary. Prices vary. Festival of boundary-pushing contemporary performance across theatre, film, live music, live art and club nights.
■ CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. From the Ganga to the Tay Thu 13 May. 7.00pm. £5. Bashabi Fraser teams up with fellow poet Marc R Sherland and artist Kenny Munro for a performance of her epic poem ‘From the Ganga to the Tay’. Followed by a question and answer session.
■ CITIZENS THEATRE 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022.
✽✽ One Million Tiny Plays About Britain Tue 18 May–Sat 5 Jun (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm. £12 (Tuesdays £7; £4 preview on 18 & 19 May). Snapshots of British life derived from the Guardian column, although we suspect that the one million of them promised by the title is to be taken as a little bit of creative license. See Big Picture, page 9. The Grapes of Wrath Wed 19–Sat 22 May. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £10. Stage adaptation of Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece explores issues of social justice, poverty and compassion. Morecambe Tue 25–Sat 29 May. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £9.50–£17 (Tuesday £7). Bob Golding’s award- winning portrayal of the bespectacled comedian.
■ EASTWOOD PARK THEATRE Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970.
The Caretaker Fri 14 May. 7.30pm. £10 (£5–£8). London Classic Theatre presents Harold Pinter’s play about an ageing down and out who is taken in by a kindly young man. The company first produced this play to great acclaim in 2004, and this revival forms part of its 10th anniversary celebrations. Clutter Keeps Company Thu 20 May. 7.30pm. £10 (£5–£8). Birds of Paradise Theatre Company presents an accessible tale about defying bedtimes and babysitters to run away to the shows. Blue Hen Fri 21 May. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). Des Dillon’s gritty drama about two friends making a go of a chicken- rearing business on Coatbridge’s roughest scheme, starring Jim McDonald of Coronation Street fame. Recommended for ages 14+. ■ GILMOREHILL G12 29 University Avenue, University of Glasgow, 330 5522. 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. The Visit Wed 19–Sat 22 May. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £10–£12 (£7–£9). Acting Cubed presents Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s satirical and experimental black comedy, directed by Jane Dunbar. Baby: The Musical Wed 26–Sat 29 May. 7.30pm. £10 (£7). Three couples and three very different reactions to pregnancy form the basis of this musical, with all the attendant giddy highs and desperate lows.
■ KING’S THEATRE 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. Laughter in the Rain Until 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. Derren Brown Thu 20–Sat 22 May. 7.30pm. £26–£28.50. Derren Brown plays mind games with his audience and himself using psychology, illusion and
Kursk Following on from its successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2009, Sound & Fury returns to Scotland and the Tramway with
this powerful, award-winning recreation of the Russian submarine disaster of August 2000. Created in collaboration with former submariners and naval psychologists the piece transports the audience to a confined, claustrophobic world of submarine warfare, fear and camaraderie. ■ Tramway, Glasgow, Wed 19–Sat 22 May.
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showmanship – and then hopefully explains how he did it. Not suitable for children under 12 years. Whistle Down the Wind Mon 24–Sat 29 May. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £11–£29. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jim Steinman’s musical has its basis in the 1961 film of the same name, which starred Hayley Mills, and includes the hit single ‘No Matter What’ (taken to the top of the charts by Boyzone). ■ ORAN MOR 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Please, Mister Until Sat 15 May. 1pm. £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. Ticket price includes a pie and drink. Doors 12.30pm on Monday, noon the rest of the week. Candid Cabaret Sun 16 May. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Cabaret from the RSAMD’s postgraduate musical theatre students. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Before I Go Mon 17–Sat 22 May. 1pm. £7.50–£12. Lunchtime drama written by Ian Pattison. Ticket price includes a pie and drink. Doors 12.30pm on Monday, noon the rest of the week. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Federer versus Murray Mon 24–Sat 29 May. 1pm. £8–£12.50. Premier of a new play by Gerda Stevenson about unemployed Jimmy, who spends his days watching Wimbledon on TV and dreaming about his hero Roger Federer. Ticket price includes a pie and drink. Doors 12.30pm on Monday, noon the rest of the week.
■ PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, 887 1010. 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. The show is made up of 19 different vignettes, which imagine the world through the eyes of the women ‘behind’ great men, from Frau Freud to Queen Kong and Mrs Darwin.
■ PAISLEY TOWN HALL Abbey Close, 887 1010. Blue Hen Mon 24 May. 7.30pm. £12 (£10). See Glasgow, Eastwood Park Theatre.
■ PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. Tribute to Tiger Tim Sat 15 May. 7.30pm. SOLD OUT. Marti Pellow, Tony Roper, Tam Cowan, Gerard Kelly, Midge Ure and more will appear on this variety bill with all proceeds going to a special benefit fund to send veteran DJ Tim Stevens, who is battling multiple sclerosis, to Poland for radical new treatment. Still a Bigot Wed 19–Sat 29 May (not Sun–Tue). 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2pm). £13–£16 (£13–£14). James Barclay’s comedy tale of football fanaticism.
■ PLATFORM The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9696. Clutter Keeps Company Thu 13 May. 7pm. £8 (£3.50–£4.50). See Glasgow, Eastwood Park Theatre. Rawums (:) Tue 18 May. See Kids listings. ■ RAMSHORN THEATRE 98 Ingram Street, 548 2558. The Libertine Until Sat 15 May. 7.30pm. £6–£9 (£4–£6). Stephen Jeffreys’ romp about John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, performed by Strathclyde Theatre Group. Breaking the Code Mon 24–Sat 29 May. 7.30pm. £9 (£6; Mon & Tue £4–£6). Strathclyde Theatre Group presents a play about Alan Turing, who broke the Enigma code during World
War II and part of the development of the first computers, but despite his achievements was terrorised by anti- homosexual laws throughout his life and eventually committed suicide by eating a poisoned apple.
■ RSAMD 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. Sweet Sorrow Wed 19–Sat 22 May. 7.30pm (Fri mat 2pm). £7 (£5). A live theatre experiment directed by Graham McLaren and utilising two plays from the Caroline and Elizabethan eras, Tis Pity She’s a Whore by John Ford and Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. ■ SECC Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. Magic of the Musicals Sat 22 May. 7.30pm. £12. A selection of the finest and best loved songs and dances from the most successful West End musicals of all time.
■ SECC: CLYDE AUDITORIUM Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. Carolyn Anderson: Let the Beat Rock Sat 22 May. 7pm. £10. Pupils from the dance school perform.
■ ST ANDREW’S IN THE SQUARE St Andrew’s Square, 0870 013 4060. Theatre Guild 50th Anniversary Concert Sat 15 May. 7.30pm. £8. A night of solos, songs and choruses from the musicals to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Glasgow’s Theatre Guild.
■ THEATRE ROYAL 282 Hope Street, 0844 871 7647. The History Boys Until 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. Richard Alston Dance Company Tue 18 May. 7.30pm. £14.50–£17.50. The company celebrates 40 years of choreography by Richard Alston with Blow Over (to music by Philip Glass) and Movements from Petrushka (to the music of Stravinsky). Spirit of the Dance Thu 20–Sat 22 May. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £10–£25. A mix of Irish dance, flamenco and salsa in this phenomenally successful show. Snow White on Ice Wed 26–Sun 30 May. 7.30pm; 2.30pm. £11–£29. The stage is transformed into a frozen wonderland for the Russian Ice Stars’ dazzling performance of this charming tale. ■ TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Uninstal Until Sun 16 May. Times vary. Free (ticketed). Radical, experimental explorations in music, art, performance, philosophy and poetry from Arika, as a prelude to the Instal festival this November. See www.arika.org.uk for further details of individual performances. Kursk Wed 19–Sun 23 May. 7.30pm (Sat/Sun mat 2.30pm). £14 (£8). Sound&Fury travels under water for an intimate performance inspired by the Russian submarine disaster of August 2000, directed by Bryony Lavery.
■ TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267. Betrayed ●●●●● Until Fri 14 May. 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. See review, page 84. From the West Bank ●●●●● Until Sat 22 May. 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