Susan Morrison is Historically Funny, The Stand Comedy Club, Edinburgh, tomorrow, 5pm
Susan Morrison’s comic history of Scotland is a hugely entertaining way to spend your Sunday tea time. The host of Radio Scotland’s Time Travels show promises to take guests through “some of Scotland's seediest, skankiest and scandalous history.” And she’ll make you laugh while she doing it. As it is almost Halloween this show might have a bit of a witchy theme.

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FLIP!, Summerhall, Edinburgh, Tuesday-Saturday
Fuel Theatre’s new show, written by Racheal Ofori and directed by Emily Aboud, couldn’t be more of the moment. This satirical play explores the world of influencers, social media and cancel culture. “I think we’re in a world of nonsense; where no one knows what’s real and what’s not,” Orfori says. This is her response to that (sur)reality. Leah St Luce and Jadesola Odunjo star.

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Christine Bovill, Oran Mor, Glasgow, Thursday
On the Radar caught Bovill’s Piaf to Pop show at the Macrobert in Stirling the other week and can heartily recommend readers to take any chance to see her sing live. This Oran Mor show promises a programme that will take in blues, folk, jazz and chanson francaise, old familiar tunes and original songs, all sung by one of the most gifted vocalists in Scotland. That’s a better shout than sitting in and watching another episode of Masterchef: the Professionals, surely?

Francis Rossi, Tunes & Chat, Hamilton Town House, Tuesday; Tivoli, Aberdeen, Friday
Status Quo’s main man is back on the road with his acoustic guitar and a suitcase of stories. That might not sound like a prime opportunity for a spot of headbanging but even Quo fans might like a sitdown now and then. Oh and if you can’t make Hamilton or Aberdeen, he’s playing the Corran Halls, Oban and the Alhambra Theatre in Dunfermline next Saturday and Sunday respectively. Any chance of hearing Pictures of Matchstick Men, Francis?


Central Scotland Documentary Festival, Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling, Thursday to Monday, November 6
There are some 30 films lined up as part of this year’s Central Scotland Documentary Festival, including Choose Irvine Welsh and Jeanie Finlay’s Your Fat Friend. Look out, too, for Paul Sng’s much anticipated film on the work of the street photographer Tish Murtha because it’s very good. All in all, this festival is a glorious advert for the rude health of documentary filmmaking. For more details visit


Sound Festival, various venues, Aberdeen, today and tomorrow
There’s still time to catch the last notes of this year’s new music festival in Aberdeen with a weekend of performances that include a spotlight gig for the Con Anima Chamber Choir in Aberdeen Art Gallery this afternoon and a community singing day at the King’s Pavilion at the University of Aberdeen tomorrow. And look out for Any Enemy, Aberdeen’s new music ensemble conducted by Peter Stollery, showcasing work from emerging composers at Cowdray Hall tomorrow at 12.30pm. For more details visit