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■ THE ARCHES 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. Trilogy Until Sat 6 Nov. Thu & Fri 7pm; Sat 2pm. £12 (£9). Award-winning performance triptych questioning what it is to be a young woman in today’s society. Part of the IETM Biannual Plenary. FREE Parallel Lines Thu 4–Sat 6 Nov. noon–10.30pm. Interactive theatre experience in which audiences enter a room that has stories to tell. From Highway Diner and EatonLewis. IETM. The Tailor of Inverness Thu 4 & Fri 5 Nov. 8pm. £10 (£8). Writer Matthew Zajac spins an affectionate tribute to his Eastern European father while exploring how history moulds us. IETM. HITCH Sat 6 & Sun 7 Nov. Sat 8.30pm; Sun 4pm. £8 (£5). Storytelling theatre in an intimate setting from Kieran Hurley, who hitchhiked to L’Aquila in Italy to be present for the world leaders’ conference. IETM. Time Dilation Fri 12 & Sat 13 Nov. 7pm. £7 (£5). Intense, experimental music/physical theatre piece. Asphyxia: The Grimstones Hatched Mon 15 Nov. 7pm. £8 (£5). Macabre fairytale re-imaginings brought to life with giant books, puppetry and sign language. Part of DadaFest10. Scratch Night Tue 16 Nov. 7.30pm. Pay what you can/£2 ticket includes glass of wine. Performers of all stripes get ten minutes to try out new ideas in front of an audience and seek feedback.
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■ CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. An Audience with Adrienne Thu 4–Sat 6 Nov. Thu & Fri 2pm & 8pm; Sat 8pm. £10 (£6). Adrian Howells’ character invites the audience into her living room for tea, cake, home movies, stories from family and childhood, and a bit of Barry Manilow. IETM. Watch iT! Thu 4 Nov. 8pm. £10 (£6). Award-winning choreography from Janis Claxton combining film, animation, physical theatre and breakdance. IETM. Figure This Fri 5 Nov. 8pm. £10 (£6). The final piece in a trilogy of works based on waiting from Glasgow-based choreographer Anna Krystek. IETM. Found Sat 6 Nov. 8pm. £10 (£6). Emotionally charged dance theatre production from Curious Seed. IETM.
■ CITIZENS THEATRE 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. A Clockwork Orange Until Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm. £10.50–£17.50 (£7.50). A stage version of Anthony Burgess’ horrifyingly violent fable of law and disorder. Recommended for ages 15+. The Monster in the Hall Until Sat 13 Nov (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm (Thu mat 1.30pm). £12 (£7.50). New play by David Greig following the trials of a teenager who cares for her MS-sufferer father. Part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. ■ CLYDE RIVER Between the Clyde Arc and Bells’ Bridge, www.ietm-glasgow.eu. FREE Bridging Sat 6 Nov. 3–9pm. Site-responsive performance by artists Minty Donald and Nick Millar, exploring the intersections of culture and industry. IETM.
■ GLASGOW BOTANIC GARDENS Queen Margaret Drive, 334 2422. 86 THE LIST 4–18 Nov 2010
FREE Sussurus Thu 4–Sun 7 Nov. 1–4pm. DIY theatre piece devised by David Leddy. Armed with map and headphones, participants are treated to a disjointed radio play-style commentary based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Admissions every half hour between 1pm and 3.30pm.
■ KING’S THEATRE 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. Don’t Stop Believin’ – Songs from Glee Until Sat 6 Nov. Thu 7.30pm; Fri 5.30pm & 8.30pm; Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £12.50–£26.50. Sparkly tribute to the hits from the TV show that has taken karaoke queens by storm. Part of Glasgay! The Rocky Horror Show Mon 8–Sat 13 Nov. Mon–Thu 7.30pm; Fri & Sat 5pm & 8.30pm. £12.50–£30.50. Gender- bending musical. Part of Glasgay! Footloose Tue 16–Sat 20 Nov. Tue–Thu 7.30pm (Wed mat 2.30pm); Fri 5.30pm & 8.30pm; Sat 5pm & 8pm. £13.75–£24. Get your dancing shoes on (and try not to get the laces stuck in your tractor) for the Pantheon Club’s rendition of the hit film. ■ MUGDOCK COUNTRY PARK Craigallian Road, Milngavie, 956 6100. Indian Summer Fri 12 Nov. 7.45pm. £11 (£10). Two girls stuck in dead-end jobs in a railway cafe compare hopes and dreams.
■ ORAN MOR 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Wee Andy Until Sat 6 Nov. 1pm. £8–£12.50. The story of a boy whose life is thrown into chaos by a gang attack. Ticket price includes a pie and drink. IETM. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Baltamire Mon 8–Fri 12 Nov. 1pm. £8–£12.50. A confirmed urbanite air traffic controller is sent to work on a remote island. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Face to Face Mon 15–Sat 20 Nov. 1pm. £8–£12.50. New play by Iain Heggie about a man who can’t live up to his witty internet persona in real life.
■ PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, Paisley, 887 1010. The Steamie Wed 10–Sat 13 Nov.
7.30pm. £8 (£7). Tony Roper’s ever- popular washhouse comedy.
■ PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. Gordon Smith – Beyond Belief Mon 15 Nov. 7.30pm. £20. Demonstration of clairvoyance. Robert Hamilton’s Kids of Tomorrow Tue 16 Nov. 7.30pm. £15 (£12). Energetic dance routines from the troupe who recently appeared on Britain’s Got Talent. The Magic of Scotland Thu 18–Sat 20 Nov. Thu 7.30pm; Fri 2pm; Sat 2pm & 7.30pm. £12.50–£13.50 (£11.50). Back for a fifth year, this traditional Scottish variety show has some of Scotland’s top performers taking part, including The Alexander Brothers. ■ PLATFORM The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9696. FREE Janis Claxton Dance: Human Animal Thu 4–Sat 6 Nov. 4–8pm. A unique site-specific performance involving dancers and a giant perspex box. IETM. Musical Thu 4 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£3.50–£4.50). A new post-modern dance piece from choreographer Colette Sadler, offering a playful view on contemporary entertainment. IETM. Scottish Dance Theatre: Life and Times of Girl A and NQR Fri 5 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£3.50–£4.50). Ben Duke choreographs the witty and engaging Life and Times of Girl A, while Janet Smith, Caroline Bowditch and Marc Brew collaborate on the thought- provoking NQR, featuring disabled and able bodied dancers and a live cellist. IETM. A Wee Home from Home Sat 6 Nov. 8pm. £8 (£3.50–£4.50). An eclectic mix of live music, high-octane choreography and powerful theatricality from Plan B. IETM.
■ RAMSHORN THEATRE 98 Ingram Street, 552 3489. Grim(m) Tales/Bluebeard Until Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm. £9 (£6). A double bill of grisly and gruesome tales of clever girls and murderous fiends. The Russian Play Sat 6 Nov. 2pm &
A Wee Home from Home
Another chance to catch this wee gem of a piece by Plan B. Originally created over 20 years ago, this witty, poignant and utterly enjoyable mix of music and dance has matured like a fine wine. Created and performed by choreographer/dancer Frank McConnell with music composed and performed by Michael Marra, the show takes a stroll down memory lane back to a gone but not forgotten Glasgow. Staged as part of IETM (International Network of Performing Arts), this is well worth checking out. ■ Platform, Glasgow, Sat 6 Nov.
4pm. £6. A romance from Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch, based in Stalin’s Russia and performed in the graveyard. Passing Places Wed 10–Fri 12 Nov. 7.30pm. £9 (£6). Stephen Greenhorn’s distinctly Scottish road trip tale. ■ RSAMD 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. Gilgamesh Until Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Tam Dean Burn directs a new version of Edwin Morgan’s play with live original music. IETM. The Not-So-Fatal Death of Grandpa Fredo Fri 5 & Sat 6 Nov. 8pm. £10 (£6). A darkly comic tale based on an incredible true story of science and morality.
■ SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM 225 Scotland Street, 287 0500. FREE Alma Mater Thu 4–Sat 6 Nov. 11am–5pm. A new site-specific piece of theatre created by Fish & Game (aka Eilidh MacAskill and Robert Walton) for this Mackintosh-built school space. IETM. ■ SWG3 Studio Warehouse, 100 Eastvale Place, 357 7246. FREE Spaceman 2 Fri 5 & Sat 6 Nov. 8pm (Sat mat 3pm). Physical theatre piece from Dudendance, exploring the relationships between the body and armaments.
■ TEMPLETON BUSINESS CENTRE Templeton Street, 352 4900. Private Dancer Thu 4–Sat 6 Nov. Thu 5pm & 7.30pm; Fri 6pm; Sat 4.30pm & 7pm. £10 (£6). A promenade event combining dance, installation, and the art of Zen in a full-sized luminous house. IETM.
■ THEATRE ROYAL 282 Hope Street, 0844 871 7647. Stomp Until Sun 7 Nov. 7.30pm (Sat & Sun mat 2.30pm). £14.75–£25. International sensation combining theatre, dance, percussion and infectious humour. The Vagina Monologues Mon 8–Sat 13 Nov. Mon–Thu & Sat 7.30pm; Fri 6pm & 9pm. £10–£24. Eve Ensler’s famous, hilarious, moving and brave celebration of female sexuality is performed by Joyce Falconer, Mel Giedroyc and Anita Dobson. Carrie’s War Tue 16–Sat 20 Nov. 7.30pm (Wed mat 2.30pm, Sat mat 3pm). £12.75–£29. Wartime-set evacuee drama starring Brigit Forsyth and Hannah Waterman.
■ TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Orlando Until Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm. £13 (£7). Madeleine Worrall performs an adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s epic novel exploring fortune, love and gender. Part of Glasgay!/IETM. I Hope My Heart Goes First Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£4.50). Devised piece from young company Junction 25 looking at experiences of love and loss. IETM. ■ TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267. Blood + Roses Until Sat 6 Nov. 11am–3.30pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Promenade performances (departing every ten minutes) combining music, soundscape, smells, visual art, photography and film. IETM. Midsummer [a play with songs] Until Sat 6 Nov. 7.30pm. £10.50–£14.50 (£6.50–£10.50). A play about two thirty- somethings and one hot long night of bridge burning, car chases and wedding bust-ups. IETM. The Maids Thu 4–Sat 13 Nov (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Jean Genet’s sinister tale of murder, class war and criminal intent in the Parisian gutter.