■ KING’S THEATRE 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. Whistle Down the Wind Until 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, so memorably, to the top of the charts by Boyzone). Dancing Queen Tue 1–Sat 5 Jun. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm); 5pm & 8pm. £11–£26. Celebrate timeless hits from the Swedish super-group with this party musical. Dirty Dusting Mon 7–Sat 12 Jun. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm); 5pm & 8pm. £11–£23. This comic play by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood follows three 70- something cleaners who are facing redundancy. Instead of resting on their laurels after many years of hard work, they decide to set up their own phone- sex service.
■ LANGSIDE HALLS 5 Langside Avenue, Shawlands, 552 4267.
✽✽ Little Johnny’s Big Gay Wedding Tue 1–Sat 12 Jun (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £10 (£8). Johnny McKnight returns with the third part of his trilogy, in which he finally rides off into the sunset on the arm of Mr Right. Or does he? See picture caption, page 95.
■ ORAN MOR 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Federer versus Murray Until Sat 29 May. 1pm. £8–£12.50. Premiere 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 open at noon. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: The Sunday Lesson Mon 31 May–Sat 5 Jun. 1pm. £8–£12.50. Cathy Forde’s play about a laid-back boy and his dad as they embark upon a series of driving lessons together, the forced confinement of the car leading to revelations and heightened emotions galore. 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 Seagull Mon 7–Sat 12 Jun. 1pm. £8–£12.50. Mary McCluskey’s ‘Classic Cuts’ 45- minute version of the Chekhov classic that was a flop until produced in radical style by influential theatre practitioner Constantin Stanislavski in 1898. 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. Oscar and the Highland Castle Sat 29 May. 2pm. £5. Oscar the mouse leaves his attic home and heads for Loch Ness where he joins Incy Wincy Spider’s campaign to free Robert the Bruce’s castle from the English. Ages 3+.
■ PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. Still a Bigot Until Sat 29 May. Thu–Sat 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm). £13–£16 (£13–£14). James Barclay’s comedy tale of football fanaticism.
■ PLATFORM The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9696. Stranded in the Dusk Tue 1 Jun. See Kids listings. ■ RAMSHORN THEATRE 98 Ingram Street, 548 2558. Breaking the Code Until Sat 29 May. 7.30pm. £9 (£6). Strathclyde Theatre Group presents a play about Alan Turing, who broke the Enigma code during World War II and played an important part in the development of
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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.
■ ROYAL CONCERT HALL 2 Sauchiehall Street, 353 8000. Brendan Cole, Live and Unjudged Mon 7 Jun. 7.30pm. £29.50–£32. The ballroom dancer struts his stuff in a show packed with contemporary moves, singers and a band. ■ SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8–10 Balcarres Avenue, Kelvindale, 339 6185. The Buccaneer’s Bride Sat 5 Jun. See Kids listings.
■ SCOTTISH YOUTH THEATRE The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street, 552 3988. Family Story Time – The Twelve Windows Sat 29 & Sun 30 May. See Kids listings. ■ SECC Finnieston Quay, 0844 395 4000. Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco Wed 2–Sun 6 Jun. Times vary. £40–£50. A new multi-sensory show of spectacular circus and theatre skills from the world famous Cirque du Soleil.
■ THEATRE ROYAL 282 Hope Street, 0844 871 7647. Snow White on Ice Until Sun 30 May. Thu & Sat 2.30 & 7.30pm; Fri 7.30pm; Sun 2.30pm. £11–£29. The stage is transformed into a frozen wonderland for the Russian Ice Stars’ dazzling performance of this charming tale.
✽✽ Dangerous Liaisons Wed 2–Sat 5 Jun. 7.30pm (Thu & Sat mat 2.30pm). £11.50–£29.50. Northern Ballet Theatre pits the sexual tension of Dangerous Liaisons against Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. See preview, page 91. The Woman in Black Mon 7–Sat 12 Jun. 7.30pm (Thu & Sat mat 2.30pm). £10–£28. Stephen Mallatratt’s adaptation of Susan Hill’s best-selling novel combines the power and intensity of live theatre with cinematic qualities inspired by the world of film noir. See preview, page 92.
■ TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501.
✽✽ Gin and Tonic and Passing Trains Fri 28 & Sat 29 May.
7.30pm. £8 (£6). A visual, comic tale of one man who has too much time on his hands and wonders how to fill it, influenced by the classic Charles Dickens ghost story ‘The Signalman’. Written and performed by deaf performer Ramesh Meyyappan. See preview, page 92.
■ TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267. The Third Policeman Until Sat 29 May. 7.30pm. £6.50–£14.50. Meet a mysterious protagonist with an obsession with the philosopher de Selby in this adaptation of Flann O’Brien’s 1939 novel by Blue Raincoat Theatre Company. Happy Hour Thu 27–Sat 29 May. 7.30pm. £6. A devised piece from Tron Studio taking inspiration from its bar setting.
✽✽ Doubt: A Parable Tue 1–Sat 5 Jun. 7.30pm. £6.50–£14.50.
Theatre Jezebel presents John Patrick Shanley’s award-winning play about a nun in 1960s New York who is caught up in the investigation of a priest.
Supper Club Cabaret Fri 4 & Sat 5 Jun. 8.30pm. £10. Cabaret evening from Upstage with food included in admission. Roghainn Na Daoine (The People’s Choice) Tue 8–Sat 12 Jun. Tue–Fri 7.30pm (Thu mat 1.30pm); Sat 2pm & 8pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Theatre Hebrides presents a physical work in Gaelic (with simultaneous English translation available via headphones) about contemporary Hebridean culture. To Be Confirmed Cabaret Thu 10 Jun. 8pm. £5. Cabaret with poetry, stand- up, music, which this time around has the theme ‘Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll’. Ages 18+.
■ BRUNTON THEATRE Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. Alpha Dance Academy Until Sat 29 May. 7.30pm (Fri & Sat mat 2pm). £10 (£8). Annual showcase of dance, including ballet, tap and jazz, from pupils at the Alpha Dance Academy. Morag Alexander School of Dancing Annual Show Mon 7–Sat 19 Jun. 7.30pm. £13 (under 16s £9). The school’s annual performance of singing and dancing, with styles ranging from traditional Scottish to hip hop. ■ KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 529 6000. Cross Currents Sat 5 Jun. 7.30pm. £12. End of year production from students at Telford College’s Centre for Professional Dance Training, featuring a mix of jazz, tap and contemporary styles.
■ EL BAR 6–8 Howden Street, 667 7033. Flamenco Noche Sat 29 May. 8.30pm. £12 (£10). Live flamenco music and dance performances. Doors open at 7pm.
Macbeth at Traquair It’s summertime, which may or may not mean the arrival of blue skies and sunshine, but most certainly spells the onset of the outdoor Shakespeare season. Leading the pack is the annual celebration of the Bard at beautiful Traquair House in Innerleithen, whose company are this year mounting a production of Macbeth directed by husband and wife team Richard and Fiona Forsyth. While the Scotch play was first produced at Traquair in 2000, the company of actors has expanded hugely since those early days (this production includes some 30 youngsters), and this version is likely to be darker and bloodier, with a particular focus on the complex relationship between the tragic hero and his lady wife. ■ Traquair House, Innerleithen, Wed 2–Sat 6 Jun & Wed 9–Sat 12 Jun.