Theatre Events are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Submit listings at least 14 days before publication to email@example.com. Listings are compiled by Laura Ennor. ✽✽ Indicates Hitlist entry
■ THE ARCHES 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. Bonnie & Clyde Redux Thu 18 & Fri 19 Nov, 7.30pm. £8 (£6). The story of Bonnie and Clyde is reimagined and recreated through a variety of media and performances by Proto-type Theater.
✽✽ The Freak and the Showgirl Wed 24 Nov, 8pm. £8 (£5). Cabaret
show starring Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser, with striptease, songs, freakery and comedy. Part of DadaFest10. See preview.
✽✽ What’s the Best Medicine Thu 25 Nov, 8pm. £8 (£5). Laurence
Clark, who has cerebral palsy, explains his fraught but admiring relationship with the NHS, and recounts his travels to the US to convince people there of the need for what many term ‘socialised medicine’. Part of DadaFest10. See preview. Pinocchio Wed 1 Dec–Sun 2 Jan. See Kids listings.
■ CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Breathing Corpses Thu 18 & Fri 19 Nov, 7.45pm. £7 (£5). The newly founded Rekindle Theatre company presents a production of Laura Wade’s play about how one death can lead to another.
■ CITIZENS THEATRE 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. Beauty and the Beast. Sat 27 Nov 7pm; Wed 1 & Thu 2 Dec 10am & 1.30pm; various times until Fri 31 Dec. £11–£18 (£6–£10). A new family Christmas show from the Citizens, written by Alan McHugh and directed by Guy Hollands, with inventive storytelling, adventure, romance, humour and live music. Ages 6+. Accompanying workshops for 5–10-year-olds and their families are available on Sat 11 & 18 Dec. ■ EASTWOOD PARK THEATRE Eastwood Park Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. Women Behaving Madly Fri 19 Nov, 7.30pm. £10 (£8). The MsFits (writer Rona Munro and actress Fiona Knowles) return with another one-woman comedy: three women, one very short temper and something extremely sinister in the shrubbery. Mother Goose Tue 23 Nov–Fri 26 Nov 7.30pm; Sat 27 Nov 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £8–£12. Mother Goose’s circus is down on its luck and the venerable fowl is tempted by the evil Diavolo in this classic family panto, performed here by Harlequin Youth Theatre. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07593 093028 for tickets. Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves Tue 30 Nov–Fri 3 Dec 7.30pm; Sat 4 Dec 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £11 (£8). Annual panto from the Eastwood Entertainers set in the sandy climes of Baghdad where Pollyanna Jones and her father seek the Tomb of Doom.
■ GUU DEBATING CHAMBER University of Glasgow, 32 University Avenue. Doctor Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog Mon 29 & Tue 30 Nov, 7pm & 9pm. £4 (students £3). The tale of an unlikely supervillain, his arch nemesis and the girl of his dreams. See www.cultclassic.org for tickets. ■ GOVAN OLD PARISH CHURCH 866 Govan Road, 440 2466. An Island Between Heaven and Earth Sat 20 & Sun 21 Nov, 7pm. £9 (£7). A play originally written for radio by Alistair Rutherford, now adapted for the stage and telling the story of a group of ex-shipyard workers and trainee
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clergymen who arrive on the island of Iona in 1938 and set about restoring its ruined Medieval Abbey.
■ KING’S THEATRE 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. Footloose Thu 18 Nov, 7.30pm; Fri 19 Nov, 5.30pm & 8.30pm; Sat 20 Nov, 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. Thriller Live Mon 22 Nov–Thu 25 Nov, 7.30pm; Fri 26 Nov, 5.30pm & 8.30pm; Sat 27 Nov, 4pm & 8pm. £16.50–£31.50. A celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 with choreography by award- winning director Gary Lloyd and LaVelle Smith Jnr. Expect to hear all the greatest hits from the recently deceased King of Pop, and see some stunning multi-media razzmatazz.
■ MITCHELL THEATRE 6 Granville Street, 287 2999. Glasgow Gang Show 2010 Fri 19 & Mon 22–Fri 26 Nov, 7.30pm; Sat 20 & 27 Nov, 2pm & 7.30pm. £10 (£6). A grand variety performance from young folks in the Scouting and Guiding movements mixing song, dance and sketches inspired by Scotland’s very own weather and the 65th anniversary of the end of World War Two. ■ ÒRAN MÓR 731–735 Great Western Road, 357 6200. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Face to Face Thu 18–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. Ticket price includes a pie and drink. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: The House Mon 22–Sat 27 Nov, 1pm. £8 (£12.50). Black comedy by Steve McNicoll about a lunch hour that is somewhat out of the
ordinary. Ticket price includes a pie and drink. A Play, a Pie & a Pint: Sleeping Beauty Mon 29–Fri 3 Dec, 1pm. £8–£12.50. The usual lunchtime theatre slot at Oran Mor gets a festive twist. Ticket price includes a pie and drink. ■ PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. The Magic of Scotland Thu 18 Nov, 7.30pm; Fri 19 & Sat 20 Nov, 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. The Magical Adventures of Robin Hood Wed 1 & Thu 2 Dec, 7.30pm. £15.50–£19.50. Thigh-slapping fun with Jim Davidson as Robin Hood (which means you can’t boo him) and everyone’s favourite decorators, Colin and Justin.
■ PLATFORM The Bridge, 1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, 276 9696. Cross Generations Fri 19 Nov, 7pm; Sat 20 Nov, 2.30pm. £2.50. Platform Performance Projects presents a devised piece defending the right of children and adults to be friends. The Selfish Giant Sat 25 Nov. See Kids listings.
■ RAMSHORN THEATRE 98 Ingram Street, 552 3489.
✽✽ Yo! Picasso Fri 19, Tue 23, Thu 25 & Sat 27 Nov, 7.30pm. £6–£9 (£4–£6). A surrealist exploration of the relationship between the 20th century’s most renowned artist and his recently- deceased friend Sabartes. See preview.
✽✽ Picasso’s Women Sat 20, Mon 22, Wed 24 & Fri 26 Nov, 7.30pm.
£6–£9 (£4–£6). Acclaimed set of
monologues in which the women in Picasso’s life tell their stories.
■ SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8–10 Balcarres Avenue Kelvindale, 339 6185. Little Red Riding Hood & Other Tails! Sat 20 Nov. See Kids listings. Jango the Clown Sat 27 Nov. See Kids listings. ■ THE TALL SHIP AT GLASGOW HARBOUR 100 Stobcross Road, 222 2513. Curse of the Demeter Thu 18–Sat 20 Nov. See Kids listings.
■ THEATRE ROYAL 282 Hope Street, 0844 871 7647. Room on the Broom Thu 18–Sun 21 Nov. See Kids listings. Carrie’s War Thu 18 & Fri 19 Nov, 7.30pm; Sat 20 Nov, 3pm & 7.30pm. £12.75–£29. Wartime-set evacuee drama adapted from the much-loved novel and starring Brigit Forsyth and Hannah Waterman.
✽✽ The Habit of Art Tue 23, Wed 24 & Fri 26 Nov, 7.30pm; Thu 25 & Sat
27 Nov, 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £12–£30. A new play by Alan Bennett, which imagines a meeting between WH Auden and Benjamin Britten. See preview. ■ TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267. The Weir Thu 18 Nov–Sat 20 Nov, 7.30pm. £10.50–£14.50 (£6.50–£10.50). In a bar in rural Ireland, four men try to scare a young Dublin woman with ghost stories and get more than they bargained for. Presented by Mull Theatre. Supper Club Cabaret Fri 26 & Sat 27 Nov, 8.30pm. £10. Cabaret evening from Upstage with food included in admission.
■ THE WINCHESTER CLUB 49 Bell Street, 552 3586.
✽✽ Club Gateways Thu 18 Nov–Sat 20 Nov, 8pm. £9. The Winchester Club is taken over by the spirit of The Gates, a post-war, bohemian private members’ club in the heart of Chelsea, London, frequented by the likes of Quentin Crisp, Joyce Grenfell and Joan Collins. Contact the Tron Theatre Box Office for tickets.
■ TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive, 0845 330 3501. Scottish Dance Theatre: Life and Times of Girl A, NQR and Drift Wed 24 & Thu 25 Nov, 7.30pm. £11 (£6.50). 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. The third piece, ‘Drift’, is a duet by James Wilton. Scottish Dance Theatre: Interactive Thu 25 Nov, 1.30pm. £5. Meet dancers and crew members from SDT and learn what goes into bringing together a dance performance. The second half of the session features a performance of one work from the current show. Ignite Tue 30 Nov, 7.30pm. £11 (£8.50). The Ignite tour ends with a special collaborative evening of all-male performances from YDance, Smallpetitklein, Scottish Ballet and Scottish Dance Theatre.
EDINBURGH ■ ADAM HOUSE 3 Chambers Street, 650 8058. Roald Dahl’s The BFG Wed 24–Sat 27 Nov. See Kids listings. ■ THE AUGUSTINE CHURCH 41–43 George IV Bridge. A Doll’s House Sat 20 Nov, 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Sun 21 Nov, 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50). The Luvvies adapt Ibsen’s classic play about a trapped woman with a lesbian twist. See www.theluvvies.org for tickets.
John Landis’ Hollywood romp Burke and Hare may be on the big screen at a multiplex near you, but if you’re intrigued by the notorious 19th century murderers/grave robbers it’s well worth having a look at this new production from Edinburgh-based company Siege Perilous. Rather than a simple retelling of the duo’s dastardly deeds, crime writer Caroline Dunford’s play is set in the death cell of Calton Jail and focuses on William Burke as he awaits his execution in front 25,000 people, reflecting on his crimes with only his jailor for company. ■ The Store (formerly The GRV), Edinburgh, until Sat 20 Nov.
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