Glasgow: What's On Theatre and Comedy

Photo: a play a pie and a pint. A Play, A Pie and A Pint

Lunchtime Theatre - OranMor, top of Byres Road, G12

A Play, A Pie and A Pint

All performances run Monday - Saturday at 1pm.

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A Respectable Widow Takes to Vulgarity

Written by Douglas Maxwell

Mon 18th Feb Sat 23rd Feb

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This is a co-production with the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh.

Featuring Scott Fletcher and Joanna Tope.

Annabelle strikes up an unlikely relationship with her dead husband's potty-mouthed employee, Jim. She begins to enter into Jim's un-finishing school, liberating her own voice through vulgarity, Annabelle gets herself heard.

A Play, A Pie and A Pint, Spring/Summer Programme 2013

Photo: cains book. Cain's Book

The Arches

Mon 25 - Wed 27 Feb 2013 | 25th & 26th: 7.30pm | 27th: 7.45pm


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By Alexander Trocchi
Adapted and directed by Alan McKendrick

Cast: Ross Mann, Lou Prendergast, Graham Valentine

Loose ends, things unrelated, shifts, nightmare journeys, cities arrived at and left, meetings, desertions, betrayals, all manner of unions, adulteries, triumphs, defeats these are the facts.

Acclaimed worldwide as a high watermark for Scottish literature and lauded by talents as various as William S. Burroughs, Patti Smith and Leonard Cohen, since its original 1960 publication Alexander Trocchis notorious Cains Book has earned itself a formidable reputation as the cult novel to end them all.

Cains Book depicts protagonist Joe Necchis experiences from a Glasgow childhood through to adult life in 1950s New York as a scow captain and unrepentant heroin addict. A tour-de-force of poetic writing simultaneously occupying the modes of drug literature confessional, bleak comedy and philosophical tract, the bold and still thoroughly contemporary Cain has lost none of its vivid force and power to astonish.

There will be a post show discussion following the performance on Wednesday 27th Feb.

The Arches, 253 Argyle Street, G2 8DL

Chris Addison Events

The Citz

Visiting Company 27 Mar 2013

Chris Addison, the star of The Thick of It and Mock The Week, returns to the Citizens Theatre with his twice extended critically acclaimed show THE TIME IS NOW, AGAIN. Part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival.

Top class stand-up from one of the classiest, toppiest stand-ups around. You should come and see him.

Exquisite, super-smart solo show gloriously funny
Time Out

Tickets: £20

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Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS
Box Office: 0141 429 0022

Photo: gicf. Glasgow International Comedy Festival

14th - 31st March, 2013

Jimmy Carr, Daniel Sloss, Craig Hill, Harry Hill, Jenny Eclair, Ardal O'Hanlon, Chris Addison and many more funny folk at venues throughout Glasgow.

What's On at GICF

Photo: spirit aid. Spirit Aid Comedy Gala

Thursday, February 21, 2013



Spirit Aid Presents...

  • Janey Godley
  • Des Mclean
  • Gary Little
  • John Gillick
  • Rev Obadiah Steppenwolfe Iii
  • Patrick Rolink
  • Jojo Sutherland
  • John Ross
  • Susie Mccabe
  • Raymond Mearns

All Under One Roof
Bringing You A Night Full Of Laughter

@ Oran Mor

Thursday 21st Feb Doors 7pm

Tickets Only £10

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All Ticket Proceeds Go To Helping The Children Of Our World

Oran Mor, Byres Road, G12 8QX

Photo: fame. 'FAME - The Musical'

by The Lyric Club

5th - 9th March, 2013

Kings Theatre

From the hit motion pictures, television series, and international stage success, 'FAME' is nothing short of a global phenomenon. Set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984), FAME - The Musical is the bittersweet but ultimately inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work. With candour, humour and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today and is both a high energy and entertaining show with a contemporary pop score, including the title hit song - 'Fame'!

So grab your legwarmers, Lycra and some friends and come along and join us for a great night out!

Tickets range from £14 -22. Children's tickets (up to 16 years) are also available for £0 in the Front Stalls only on Wed 6th, Thurs 7th & Sat 9th Matinee.

For more info please contact the Lyric Club Ticket Convenor on 0141 889 0177 (no booking fee) or Kings Theatre 0844 871 7648 (booking fee applies)

Kings Theatre, Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4JN.

Photo: would you let your daughter marry a ned. Would You Let Your Daughter Marry A Ned

Britannia Panopticon

With Robin Cairns as Kelvinside Malcolm

part of Glasgow Comedy Festival

"an absolute wee gem of a show" -fringe

March 22, 23, 29 and 30 at 6.30 p.m.
Matinees March 23, 24, 30 and 31 at 3 p.m.

£4 - with Malcolm Bag - to be picked up at theatre.

Book ticket at ticketsoup 0844 395 4005 or email

Britannia Panopticon, 113-117 Trongate, G1 5ND

Photo: the salon project. The Salon Project

Citizens Theatre

15 Marth - 23 March 2013

The event will last 180 mins including time to get dressed. Prices

£25 (no concessions)

Advance booking only. Book online

Box Office 0141 429 0022

Putting the audience centre stage, Untitled Projects bring their exquisitely constructed re-imagining of a 19th century salon to the Citizens Theatre. In doing so, the company creates a beautiful and thought provoking night of fashion and conversation.

Your evening begins with a transformation into full period costume by a coterie of dressers and make-up artists, before you emerge into a mirrored impression of a Parisian salon. As you mingle with guests, pioneers in their fields will provoke discussion, speaking on subjects at the vanguard of 21st-century thought on science, politics, technology and the arts.

The Salon Project recreates the exclusive meetings at the heart of what was salon societys golden age an era of change, excess and inquiry. Relive its splendour, contrast it with the present and imagine what the future will hold.

Citizens Theatre, 119 Gorbals Street, Glasgow, G5 9DS

Photo: the sting. The Sting

Presented by Sweet for Addicts

Cottiers Theatre

Thursday 4th and 5th April, 2013

Tickets £10

Box Office 0141 357 4000

Cottiers, 93 Hyndland Street, Glasgow Gll 5 PX

Arsenic and Old Lace

Eastwood Park Theatre

By Joseph Kesselring, Directed by Mark Coleman

Wednesday 24th Saturday 27th April 2013

Evenings 7:30pm, Saturday 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Tickets £10 & £8.

Tickets: 0141 876 1296

Written in 1939 by American playwright Joseph Kesselring, it has become best known through the film adaptation starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra.

This is a farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family, which includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and just a pinch of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home; and the re appearance of a long lost murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein.

Eastwood Park Theatre, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, G46 6UG.