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■ THE ARCHES 253 Argyle Street, 565 1000. Arches Live! Thu 22 Sep–Sat 1 Oct, Times vary. Prices vary. A festival of brave new experimental performance, including many works in progress. Pieces being performed include Makeshift Broadcast’s exploration of why we eat what we eat, a rehearsed reading of a new play from Stef Smith (Roadkill), a piece set in the ladies loos that is sponsored by Tunnocks, a multimedia performance from ConFAB’s Rachel Jury, dance theatre from Room 2 Manouevre and a new work from NTS supported playwright Ross McKay. Last Orders Fri 7 Oct, 7.30pm. £11 (£8). Disappointing collaboration between director/choreographer Al Seed and David Hughes Dance which uses the 16th century Scottish cannibal Sawney Bean as its inspiration. Frisky & Mannish in Pop Centre Plus Fri 14 & Sat 15 Oct, 7.30pm. £14 (£12). The colourful duo continue their musical education of the masses, with a show fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe. Part of Glasgow Cabaret Festival. This Side of Paradise Wed 19 & Thu 20 Oct, 7.30pm. £5 (£3). A work-in- progress from Glasgow experimental dance and physical theatre company Dudendance, combining improvisation, human puppetry, body morphing and a nightmarish film noir sensibility to tell a story of ‘flawed souls with big dreams’. ■ BRITANNIA PANOPTICON MUSIC HALL 113–117 Trongate, 553 0840. Music Hall Memories Sat 24 & Sun 25 Sep, 1pm & 3pm. By donation. Re- live the Music Hall days with this variety show.
■ CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Dance House Contact Jams Sat 24 Sep, 2–5pm. £3. A chance for dancers and musicians to collaborate.
■ CITIZENS THEATRE 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022.
✽✽ Men Should Weep Until Sat 8 Oct (not Sun/Mon), 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £10.50–£18 (£7.50–£15; Tuesdays all tickets £10). A brand new production for the National Theatre of Scotland of Ena Lamont Stewart’s seminal 1947 play. See review, page 104. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists Tue 4–Sat 8 Oct, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £10–£12.50 (£8–£10). A comedy in the great Music Hall tradition, following the two eponymous philanthropists as they work as painters and decorators in the house of an Edwardian mayor.
✽✽ A Day in the Death of Joe Egg Wed 19 Oct–Sat 12 Nov (not
Sun/Mon), 7.30pm (Sat 5 Nov mat 2.30pm). £12.50–£18 (£8–£15; previews Wed 19 & Thu 20 Oct all tickets £5; Tuesdays all tickets £10). The Citizens Company presents a poignant comedy about a harassed couple who confide in the audience with jokes and rituals as a way of deflecting their own and each other’s attention from their inward heartache. See review, page 106. Gothic Thu 20–Sat 22 Oct, 7.30pm (Sat also 9.30pm). £8 (£5). The Citz’ own Young Company presents its take on the exquisitely gruesome tales of Edgar Allan Poe.
■ CORINTHIAN 191 Ingram Street, 552 1101. Midweek Magic Wednesdays, until 23
Nov, 7.30pm. £10 or £25 with dinner and wine. Douglas Cameron performs mind reading, illusion and conjuring. Over 18s only.
■ COTTIER THEATRE 93–95 Hyndland Street, 248 8330. Macbeth Thu 22–Sat 24 Sep, 8pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £9–£12. Intheatre marks the 400th anniversary of the Scottish play’s first performances at the court of King James I. Once Bitter Sat 8 Oct, 7.30pm. £tbc. Theatrical cabaret about a twisted circus of humanity where knife throwers’ assistants, strongmen and clowns will do anything to please on stage. By Desmond O’Connor and Zoie Kennedy. Part of Glasgow Cabaret Festival. Mezcla Fri 14 Oct, 7.30pm–midnight. £12 on the door; £10 in advance from spinalchord.com A combination of cabaret, live music, DJs and aerial acrobatics from Spinal Chord. Part of Glasgow Cabaret Festival. ■ EASTWOOD PARK THEATRE Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, 577 4970. Return To The Forbidden Planet Thu 22–Sat 24 Sep, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm). £8–£12. What do you get if you combine a retro soundtrack, Shakespeare’s Tempest and an outer space setting? This fun musical, performed here by EROS Musical Society. Bette / Cavett Tue 27 Sep, 8pm. £12 (£10; students £8). Grant Smeaton plays a domineering Bette Davis in this verbatim recreation of her candid television interview with smarmy late- night talk show host Dick Cavett. The Hunted Fri 30 Sep. See Kids listings. Singing Far Into the Night Sat 1 Oct, 7.30pm. £12 (£8–£10). A production from Mull Theatre’s touring company of the moving play written by Hamish MacDonald about the Invergordon Mutiny. Crazy for You Mon 3–Sat 8 Oct, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £13.50–£15.50. Theatre Guild presents the Gershwin comedy musical. Kin Tue 11 Oct, 7.30pm. £5 (£3). An insightful exploration of middle-aged children and their feelings towards their ageing parents. Performed by Donna Rutherford with a cast including Alison Peebles, Tim Ingram and Richard Gregory. Part of the Scottish Mental Health Arts & Film Festival. My Romantic History Wed 12 Oct, 8pm. £12 (£10; students £8). Borderline Theatre Company presents DC Jackson’s play about a couple who hook up at an office party.
■ THE GLASGOW ART CLUB 185 Bath Street, 248 5210. Tales from a Cabaret Tue 11 Oct, 8pm. £tbc. Vaudevillian Weimar cabaret with added ukuleles and a pinch of political engagement from duo the Creative Martyrs. Part of Glasgow Cabaret Festival.
■ KING’S THEATRE 297 Bath Street, 0844 871 7648. Rock Around the Clock Thu 22–Sat 24 Sep, 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £17.50–£35.50. Over 20 singers, dancers and musicians bring to life the music of the 1950s. Annie Tue 27 Sep–Sat 1 Oct, 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £12.50–£37.50. Well-loved family musical, here starring Su Pollard and David McAlister. Me and My Girl Tue 4–Sat 8 Oct, 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £8–£20. Prepare to do the Lambeth Walk at this popular musical about a cockney wide-boy who discovers he’s the new Earl of Hereford, performed by the Glasgow Light Opera Club. Slava’s Snowshow Tue 11–Sat 15 Oct, Tue–Fri 7.30pm (Thu mat 2.30pm) & Sat 3pm & 7pm. £16.50–£31.50.
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