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Malone's to host pop-up theatre day

Malone's to host pop-up theatre day

Fancy a spot of pop-up theatre? Then Malone's Bar in Glasgow's Sauchiehall Lane is the place to be on Sunday March 30 from 6.30pm.

The Pop-Up Theatre Company, which has the aim of presenting short dramatic works in non-theatre spaces, is launching a new venture Acting Up in the upstairs function suite of the recently opened establishment. A monthly night of short plays, usually one act with small casts and minimal staging, will begin with four plays, two entirely new and another an award-winner being donated, royalty-free, to the occasion by its American author.

Students, professionals and am-dram enthusiasts are welcome onstage as well as in the audience, and if you are in the former this time round (£5 on the door), you could be in the latter next month (participation is cost-free, although writers' royalties are the performers' responsibility).

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You The Critic

Our HeraldScotland website is launching an exciting initiative for readers with an interest in live performances happening in Scotland. Our online series - You The Critic - will enable readers across the country to submit their compact arts reviews in the fields of theatre, music, dance, comedy, open mic events and visual arts (not film or TV). We will post them to the site every day, subject to our standard online rules. Details of the initiative and how to submit your reviews will be available on our website from tomorrow.

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Sail aboard The Unicorn

DUNDEE Jazz & Blues Club has announced its programme for 2014. The club, held on the sailing frigate The Unicorn, presents Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year 2013, drummer Corrie Dick's quartet on April 11; 14-piece jazz, funk and folk orchestra Fat-Suit (April 18); The Blueswater blues band (May 9); Herald Angel-winning singer Christine Tobin (May 23); and swing quartet Rose Room (June 6).

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Make it an acoustic affair

GLASGOW-BASED folk, blues and Americana promoters Acoustic Affair have announced their latest programme of concerts. Stevie Nimmo's new trio plays Oran Mor on April 6. Folk quartet Bridie Jackson & the Arbour appear at CCA April 19. Phil Cunningham & Aly Bain play St Andrew's in the Square on May 29. Tia McGraff appears at CCA on June 7 and John Doyle plays the Old Hairdressers on June 10.

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Bohemia back for Gaiety

OPERA Bohemia, a company established by singers Douglas Nairne and Alistair Digges, returns to Ayr Gaiety Theatre on April 1. A shortened version of Tchaikovsky's Pushkin opera Eugene Onegin, produced by John Wilkie with Nairne in the title role, is the offering this time round.

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