■ WILD CABARET & WICKED LOUNGE 18 Candleriggs, 552 6165. The Big Show Fridays & Saturdays 17 Oct–8 Nov, 8pm. Free to all dining guests. An evening of cabaret. EDINBURGH
■ CAV 3 West Tollcross, 228 3252. The Dreamboys Saturdays 18 Oct–8 Nov, 6.30pm. £25. The ultimate ladies night featuring some of the best looking boys in an all male glamour extravaganza. ■ CHURCH HILL THEATRE 33a Morningside Road, 447 7597. Waiting in the Wings Fri 17 & Sat 18 Oct, 7.30pm. £15. Noel Coward’s play about a retirement home for actresses. Our House Tue 21–Sat 25 Oct, 7.30pm (Sat 2.30pm also). £10–£13. Musical comedy-drama set in London’s Camden Town and featuring famous songs by the 1980s ska-pop band, Madness.
■ THE EDINBURGH PLAYHOUSE 18–22 Greenside Place, 0844 871 3014. Jersey Boys Thu 16–Sat 25 Oct (not Sun), 7.30pm (Thu & Sat 2.30pm also). £20–£58.50. The electrifying true life story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. Barnum Tue 28 Oct–Sat 1 Nov, 2.30pm & 7.30pm (Tue & Fri 7.30pm only). £15–£49.50. Brian Conley stars in a musical about P T Barnum, showman, businessman and entertainer in the 1800s, telling the story of his colourful life. ■ EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13–29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. Top Hat – The Musical Thu 16–Sat 18 Oct, 2.30pm & 7.30pm (Fri 7.30pm only). £14–£45. Irving Berlin’s musical about an American tap dancer, who follows the girl of his dreams across Europe to win her heart. Thriller Live Mon 27 Oct–Sat 1 Nov, 7.30pm (Sat 3.30pm also). £17–£29.50. A celebration of Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. Flanders and Swann Fri 7 Nov, 7.30pm. £18.25. Multi-award-winner Tim FitzHigham and BBC Radio 4’s Duncan Walsh-Atkins celebrate the classic songs and legendary wit of the droll twosome.
■ KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 529 6000.
✽ Three Sisters Tue 21–Sat 25 Oct, 7.30pm (Wed & Sat 2.30pm also).
£16.50–£25. See Tron Theatre, Glasgow. The Mousetrap Mon 27 Oct–Sat 1 Nov, 7.30pm (Wed & Sat 2.30pm also). £15–£30.50. Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit.
■ NEW TRINITY CENTRE 7A Loaning Road, 661 1212. Getting There Sat 18 Oct, 2pm. £3. A light-hearted comedy based on a dysfunctional family, struggling to make ends meet on benefits. Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival. ■ THE PLEASANCE 60 Pleasance, 650 4673. The Pleasance Sessions: The Insider Festival Presents . . . Fri 17 Oct, 8pm. £8.94–£10.95. The Insider Festival presents A Night at the Theatre, Remixed. Part of Pleasance Sessions.
■ ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 248 4848.
✽ Bondagers Wed 22 Oct–Fri 14 Nov (not Sun, Mon), 7.30pm (Wed & Sat
2pm also). £12.50–£29. Sue Glover’s play with music and song follows six women land workers as they graft and dance their way through a year on a 19th-century Borders farm. See preview, page 99.
■ SCOTTISH STORYTELLING CENTRE 43–45 High Street, 556 9579. Lockerbie: Lost Voices Fri 7 Nov, 102 THE LIST 16 Oct–13 Nov 2014
OUTSIDE THE CITIES ■ THE BRUNTON Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. Brunton Youth Theatre Sat 18 Oct, 7pm. £7. A new production from BYT performed by 12–18 year olds. The Songs Of Sister Act Sat 18 Oct, 7.30pm. £18.50 (£17.50). See Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow. La Tragedie Comique Thu 23 Oct, 7.30pm. £12 (£10; under 18s £7). One man comedy performed by Tim Licata and directed by Ian Cameron. Company Chordelia: Dance Derby Fri 24 Oct, 7.30pm. £11.50 (£9.50; under 18s £7). See The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow. See preview, page 98. Totfest 2014- The Adventures Of Isabel Tue 28 Oct, 10.45am. £7 (family £26). The exciting escapades of the frightfully fearless Isabel. Breathe Fri 31 Oct, 7.30pm. £8–£12.50. See Platform, Glasgow. Not About Heroes Sat 1 Nov, 7.30pm. £12 (£10; under 18s). Stephen MacDonald’s play about the encounter between WWI poets Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen in Edinburgh’s Craiglockhart War Hospital. The Drawer Boy Thu 6 Nov, 7.30pm. £12 (£10). Award-winning Canadian play about a young actor who visits an Ontario farm in order to research a part. An Evening of Dirty Dancing Fri 7 Nov, 7.30pm. £17 (£15). See Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow. Trialogue: Three Modern Classics Fri 7 Nov, 7.30pm. £6–£12. David Hughes Dance present a triple bill of work. See preview, page 98.
■ DUNDEE REP Tay Square, Dundee, 01382 223530. Outlying Islands Thu 16 Oct, 7.30pm. £16 (£14). See Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow. The Gamblers Wed 22–Sat 25 Oct, 7.30pm. £12–£21 (children £9). See Tron Theatre, Glasgow. A Guid Blether Tue 28 Oct, 7.30pm. £6 (£4). The world, and the way we have a guid ol’ blether aboot it, has changed. But how has it changed if you are deaf? The Drawer Boy Tue 28 Oct, 7.30pm. £16. See The Brunton, Musselburgh. Company Chordelia: Dance Derby Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm. £14 (£12). See The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow. See preview, page 98 Scottish Ballet: Up Close Fri 31 Oct & Sat 1 Nov, 7.30pm. £18 (children £9; students £13; seniors £16). See Tramway, Glasgow. See preview, page 99. Sing-A-Long-A Rocky Horror Picture Show Fri 31 Oct, 7.30pm. £16 (£14). Camp sing-along to Richard O’Brien’s cult clasic.
✽ Sunset Song Thu 6–Sat 8 Nov, 2.30pm & 7.30pm (Fri 7.30pm only). £14–£19 (£14–£16). See King’s Theatre, Glasgow. The Onion Club Sat 8 Nov, 7.30pm. £14. Pianist Stephen Lee and singer Pauline M Hynd reinterpret the music of Bowie, Brel, Waits and Weill. The Great Big Dance Show Tue 11 Nov, 7.30pm. £9. Dance performance from different local groups. Eric and Little Ern Thu 13 Nov, 7.30pm. £17 (£15). A tribute to the stage and screen comedy duo.
■ MACROBERT University of Stirling, Stirling, 01786 466666. Outlying Islands Fri 17 & Sat 18 Oct, 7.30pm. £12 (£10.50; students £5). See Lansdowne Church (Websters Theatre), Glasgow. Company Chordelia: Dance Derby Wed 22 Oct, 7.30pm. £14 (£12.50; students £5.50). See The Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow. See preview, page 98. Not About Heroes Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm. £14 (£12.50; students £5.50). See The Brunton, Musselburgh.
BE FESTIVAL With three performances from across Europe ranging from ballroom- inspired solos to a multimedia meditation on waiting, BE Festival arrives at the Traverse for an autumnal burst of energy. Radioballet dance through thoughts on beauty, Mokhallad Rasem waits for a kiss or for the bus, while Julia Schwartz promises to get the audience involved in her creation. Dinner is included in the price and this two- hour programme takes the best shows from the annual Birmingham festival of challenging theatre. ■ Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Sat 8 Nov.
7.30pm. Sat 8 Nov, 3pm & 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Drama featuring six fictional passengers on the ill-fated titular flight. The Moonlit Road and Other Ghostly Tales Thu 13–Sat 15 Nov, 8pm. £10 (£8). Ghostly theatre show about a man who is not afraid of the paranormal because of his own terrifying tale.
■ THE STUDIO AT THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE Potterrow, 622 8086. Smokies Fri 31 Oct, 7.30pm. £14. See Eastwood Park Theatre, Glasgow.
■ SUMMERHALL 1 Summerhall, 560 1581. Seven Hungers Thu 16 & Fri 17 Oct, 7.30pm. £10 (£8). A physical theatre performance from Company of Wolves.
■ THEOSOPHICAL SOCIETY 28 Great King Street Thank God For John Muir Thu 6 Nov, 7.30pm. £3 (members £2). Andrew Dallmeyer’s play about a man who has to come to terms with his blindness following an industrial accident. ■ TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street, 228 1404. A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Mrs Barbour’s Daughters Thu 16–Sat 18 Oct, 1pm & 7pm. £12. In 1915, Mrs Barbour led 20,000 women in the rent strikes. A hundred years later, an 87-year-old woman looks back in time. See review, page 97.
Drew Taylor and Julia Doogan: HOWLing Thu 16 Oct, 8pm. £16 (£8–£13). See The Arches, Glasgow. A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Squash Tue 21–Sat 25 Oct, 1pm & 7pm. £12. See Òran Mór, Glasgow. Traverse Hothouse Thu 23–Sat 25 Oct, 8pm. £6 (£4). A range of home- grown new works, showcased at varying degrees of development. A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Crash Tue 28 Oct–Sat 1 Nov, 1pm & 7pm. £12. See Òran Mór, Glasgow. Rehearsal Room 25 Tue 28 & Wed 29 Oct, 7.30pm. £6 (£4). New writing from Stellar Quines Theatre Company, in conjunction with Rebecca Sharp. A Play, a Pie and a Pint: Flying With Swans Tue 4–Sat 8 Nov, 1pm & 7pm. £12. See Òran Mór, Glasgow.
✽ Symphony Wed 5–Fri 7 Nov, 7.30pm. £16 (£8–£13). Theatre meets
live gig as three of the UK’s hottest young writers collaborate with nabokov to present an eclectic mix of stories. Squish & Box Fresh Thu 13 Nov, 7.30pm. £16 (£8–£13). Double bill of contemporary dance. Theatre Uncut Thu 13–Sat 15 Nov, 8pm. £10 (£8). Programme of short political plays directed by co-artistic director Hannah Price.
■ THE VOODOO ROOMS 19a West Register Street, 556 7060. The Missy Malone & Friends Burlesque Revue Fri 17 Oct, 7.30pm. £17. Scottish burlesque performer Missy Malone hosts a variety night featuring some of the biggest names on the burlesque and cabaret circuit.