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.