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Theatre Royal Glasgow - BoxOffice: 0844 871 7627 Richard Alston Dance Company Overview 1st November

With more than 4 million albums sold, see why Kevin Bloody Wilson continues to be one of the hottest

For the company’s eagerly awaited return, Richard

tickets in comedy all over the globe. Don't miss your

Alston is delighted to be presenting his new piece

chance to see Kev in full flight.

Buzzing Round the Hunnisuccle. This commission by the world renowned Columbia Foundation, is inspired by Alston’s long held fascination with the music of Jo Kondo. In Buzzing Round the Hunnisucle, Alston celebrates the contrasting nature of two Kondo compositions, he combines the rapid light rhythms of Isthmus with the calm-hushed chords of Hunnisucle in a dance of nimble and breathtaking precision.

Halfway to Paradise: The Billy Fury Story 4th November A shy young boy from Liverpool is re-christened Billy Fury and becomes one of Britain's best loved rock stars. Now in its 16th year and still furiously rockin', his own band, Fury's Tornados, re-live his timeless hits - Last Night Was Made For Love, I Will, Jealousy,

In his latest work for the company, Martin Lawrance

Halfway to Paradise and many, many more. With the

has created Madcap; a startlingly original new

stunning Colin Gold as Billy Fury - 'A voice blessed by

choreography with the music of New York band, Bang

heaven' (Nottingham Evening Post). Set to a giant

on a Can All-Stars.

nostalgic moving backdrop of this wonderful era &

Alston’s effervescent The Devil in the Detail, is set to


politically incorrect night of Kev at his hilarious best.

including personal movie footage of Billy.

the music of ‘King of Ragtime’ Scott Joplin, will close the bill in style. Irresistible classics such as Maple Leaf Rag and The Entertainer are blended with the lightness and finesse of Alston’s choreography.

Stewart Francis: Outstanding in His Field 2nd November The star of Mock the Week, Michael McIntyre's Roadshow and Live at the Apollo, embarks on a brand

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new tour with a fantastic and hilarious new show! Kevin Bloody Wilson Overview


3rd November After first bringing his unique brand of Aussie humour to our shores more than 25 years ago, Kevin Bloody Wilson returns in 2012 for his final concert tour of the UK & Ireland. Kev's Cop-U-Later tour will showcase the best of the little bloke's 20+ albums and give the fans just what they’ve come to expect (and love) from their favourite Australian export; an irreverent, bawdy,

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Cohabitation: What happens on Death?

Gordon Sommerville

Since the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 the days

cohabitant has made a Will the law remains

of an unmarried couple setting up home together


with no legal rights or obligations came to an end.

intestacy the survivor may apply for a financial

There has not been a huge amount of publicity

provision out of the deceased’s estate which can

about the new rights for cohabiting couples

take the form of a capital sum or a property

although it is known that over 150,000 couples are

transfer out of the deceased’s net intestate

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estate. a

However, if the position is one of

A lump sum or instalments are both


“cohabitant” as a person

The Court will consider the

who is or was living with

size and nature of the estate,

another person as if they

any benefit received or to be

were husband and wife, or 2 persons of the same

received by the survivor, any

08 sex who are or were living together as if they were

other claims on the estate











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determining whether a person is a cohabitant of

deceased’s children and any other matters which

someone else take regard of (a) the length of the

the Court considers to be appropriate. The Court

period during which they live together, (b) the

also cannot make an award awarding the survivor

nature of the relationship during that period and

a higher amount that they would have had right to

(c) the nature and extent of any financial

had the parties been married (or in a Civil

arrangement subsisting or which subsisted during

Partnership). Any order for payment of a capital

that period.

sum or transfer of property must be made from

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The legislation allows a cohabitant to apply for financial provision following the separation. The applicant can apply to the Court for an order for payment of a capital sum for their own benefit

the deceased’s net estate after payment of any inheritance tax, debts and satisfaction of any prior or legal right claims of the surviving spouse/civil partner.

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The new provisions probably strengthen the

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(i.e. without making a Will).

the Court must be brought within six months of the date of death.

However, one of the main cohabitant

It is also important to note that any application to



If the deceased

It will be interesting to see how the Courts deals with interpreting this legislation over the coming years.

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Theatre Royal Glasgow - BoxOffice: 0844 871 7627 Blue/Orange

One Man, Two Guvnors

6th - 10 th November

13th - 17th November

A thrilling psychological play, Blue/Orange was

Actor, stand-up comedian and presenter Rufus Hound

instantly recognised as a landmark event, winning

will lead the cast in Nicholas Hytner’s five star

every major award for Best New Play. Now, Theatre

award-winning production of One Man, Two Guvnors

Royal Brighton Productions brings this exhilarating

when the National Theatre's West End and now

piece to a new national audience in a fresh

Broadway hit comes to Glasgow. Rufus will play the

production created by Artistic Director Christopher

lead role of Francis Henshall.

Luscombe (The Madness of George III, Dandy Dick and Spamalot in the West End) and starring Robert Bathurst (Downton Abbey, Wild at Heart, Cold Feet). Blue/Orange is the electrifying story of Christopher (Oliver Wilson), who believes that a notorious military dictator is his father. In the battle of wills his psychiatrist Robert (Robert Bathurst) plans to thrust him back into the community, but a young doctor (Gerard McCarthy) thinks this is too soon. A compelling and witty battle of freedom and ambition


unfolds. Hairy Bikers: Larger Than Live 11th November It’s now been over two years since we did our last

stage tour, a complete sell-out and one of the best times of our lives. It’s for those reasons that we can’t wait to do it all over again; only this time it’s going to be bigger, bolder, funnier, and packed with more food and laughs than ever before. We like to do things

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a little differently to most, which is why we’re not just giving you a show, we’re giving you a real night out. There will be some cooking, a sprinkling of special guests* you all know and love, and a chance for some of our lucky audience members to enjoy a slap up meal on stage courtesy of the (Hairy) chefs. Last time round we told you our story, but this time, we’re taking you round the world. Starting with our northern roots, we’ll share our rip roaring tales of decadent do’s, big dinners and culinary catastrophes. There will be a bit of dancing, a bit of flirting, a bit of singing, and some downright hilarious stand-up comedy. Filled with plenty of surprises, expect the unexpected… and if you like us on the telly, you will love us Larger than Live.

Richard Bean’s award-winning play is a glorious celebration






laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe but Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers. To prevent discovery Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.

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Kings Theatre, Glasgow - BoxOffice: 0141 240 1111 I, Tommy 5th - 10th November He had it all; charisma, political power, a messianic following - and a really great tan. However, Tommy Sheridan, once voted the Second Greatest Scot ever, flew too close to the sun when he took on the News of the World - and lost. From the pen of Rab C Nesbitt creator Ian Pattison, and starring comedian Des Mclean and Taggart’s Colin McCredie, this irreverent tragi-comedy charts Sheridan’s rise and fall, from Karl Marx to Coolio, Pollok to Parliament, Solidarity to swinger’s clubs, to prison and beyond. Dolly Parton - 9 To 5 The Musical 12th - 17th November


Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 The Musical is a hilarious story of friendship, gossip and revenge. To Advertise in this magazine please call 01698 423018

This new musical comedy, direct from Broadway, boasts a stellar all star cast including Natalie Casey (Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps, Legally Blonde the Musical), Bonnie Langford (Chicago, Spamalot, Cats), Ben Richards (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Grease, The Bill), Jackie Clune (Billy Elliot, Mamma Mia!) and Amy Lennox (Legally Blonde the Musical, The Sound of Music) and is based on the hit movie and centres on three office workers who turn the tables on their sexist, egotistical, lying, bigot of a boss. They conspire to take control of the company and learn there's nothing they can't do - even in a man's world. Outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic, Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 The Musical is about teaming up and taking care of business. Feisty, fun and oh so fabulous! This show features Dolly Parton's original hit title song, 9 to 5 which won her an Oscar nomination and 4

Grammy Award nominations along with her new Tony® and Grammy nominated score. These 18 original numbers that mix Broadway and pop with Dolly's signature witty lyrics will have you kicking up your heels. Leave your daily grind behind and join in on the fun. Chicago the Musical 19th - 24th November 'Murder, greed, corruption, exploitation, adultery and treachery…all those things we hold near and dear to our hearts'…so begins the international award winning musical, Chicago. Based on real life events back in the roaring 1920s, nightclub singer Roxie Hart shoots her lover and along with Cell Block rival, double-murderess Velma Kelly, they fight to keep from death row with the help of smooth talking lawyer, Billy Flynn. A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin: it would be a crime to miss it. Cinderella 30th November - 6th January Tickets for this year's Christmas 2012 panto Cinderella are now on sale. Starring King's favourite Karen Dunbar who returns for her fifth panto as a Fairy Godmother like no other, stand up and Capital FM's Des Clarke as Buttons, star of We Will Rock You and Over the Rainbow runner up Jenny Douglas as Cinderella, Gavin Mitchell makes a very welcome return to the King's playing an awfy Ugly Sister alongside I Dreamed a Dream actor Gordon Cooper. King's regular Steven McNicoll makes his regal appearance as Dandini, right hand man to the Prince played by Kieran Brown, who is currently in Wicked at the West End and we are thrilled to welcome back King's panto stalwart John Ramage as Baron Hardup!

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The Town House, Hamilton - Box Office: 01698 452299 Eddi Reader

Sing-a-Long a Grease - ‘The one that you want’

9th November

21 November

IEddi Reader was brought into the limelight with


Fairground Attraction and their single ‘Perfect’ and

Association with Park Circus

parent album First of a Million Kisses which both topped the British charts. However, it has been her subsequent






increasing ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them all very much her own. From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi brings to joyous life all forms of song and what sets Reader apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance; her ability not only to move the listener but to connect her experience to that of her audience. Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in


contemporary British music. She has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers. Harry The Polis

10th November Harry Morris reveals the lighter side of the Scottish Police Service, with stories and anecdotes from his 30 years in the force.

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Former City of Glasgow and Strathclyde ‘Polis’ officer and now author of the highly successful Harry the Polis series of books recalling the funny side of the policing is back on stage with his live one-man show, full of stories, jokes, anecdotes and tales from his experiences during his 30 years in the police and the many zany, colourful characters her met along the way, both in and out of uniform. Kieran Goss - Live & Solo 17th November Following his guest appearance at The Town House with Eddi Reader, Irish singer-songwriter Kieran Goss returns to Scotland to headline his own solo tour.






The brand new sing along version of the classic film starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John brought to you by the producers of Sing-a-Long-a Sound of Music Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a T-bird or a Pink Lady but never quite felt cool enough to pull it off?

Well, now is your chance to don those pink

jackets, grease up those quiffs and let your inhibitions go for an evening where you are the stars and remember GREASE is the word... The evening begins with your host leading a vocal warm-up before they show you how to use your free goody bag. You'll even get a chance to learn how to hand jive.

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Alastair Jackson Joiner Hello to you all! As some of you may be unlucky enough to recall, I used to regularly write in these pages. It's been a few years since, and I thought it was high time I subjected you to some more drivel. I still do all of the things I used to (from

tiny jobs to kitchens, windows, extensions,

etc). But what better way to start than with the cheery topic of dry rot.

within a year. Another means of introduction can be via spore transferrence from clothing, pets, shoes etc. More modern houses, with treated timbers, are far more resistant to attack than older untreated properies, but, as I've personally witnessed, it can still happen. And, a word of warning...many people are under the impression that their buildings insurance will cover them. It won't. Unless you have a speciallist policy specifying dry rot cover (and a detailed survey

When I was around 20, I worked with a company that dealt

of your home would be required before the policy would be

solely in the treatment of woodworm, dampness, wet rot and

accepted) you will have to cover the cost yourself. Could

dry rot. I stayed with that company

this possibly get any worse? Well,

forabout 4 years and saw countless

unfortunately, yes. If your home is a

instances of the devastation these

flat, mid/end terrace etc, you could

29 topics can cause if left untreated. In

be liable to pay for any damage

my experience though, by far the

caused to adjoining property if it

worst offender is dry rot.

can be demonstrated that the

Allow me to briefly explain what dry

source came from you.

rot actually is: it's a living plant-like

I don't mean to be a scare-monger,

thing, like a fungal cancer, and like

really I don't. I'd just rather that if you

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most living things it needs air and moisture to survive. It initially

have any suspicions whatsoever, do something about it sooner

attacks a small area and develops a fruited body, from which

rather than later. Give me a call and I might be able to save you

vein like strands grow in any direction. These strands go in

thousands by nipping it in the bud. If you've got rot, I'll tell you. If

search of moisture, and timber, with it's natural healthy moisture content, is an ideal source of nourishment. The strands suck all the moisture out of the healthy timber (hence 'dry' rot) leaving it cuboid and brittle. Brick walls offer no protection either...the strands will seek out tiny gaps and work their way through. In order for it to attack any property, it has to be somehow 'introduced' in the first place. Think on it like dandelion seeds randomly blowing in the wind. Some seeds will land in areas unsuitable for growth, others will land in areas with ideal growth conditions (darkness, moisture supply and low air flow). It's a scary thought, but given these ideal conditions undetected (and it likes to hide), it can destroy a perfectly healthy home

you don't, I'll tell you. All my dry rot remedial work is chemically treated and guaranteed. And, feel free to call me with any other joinery work you need done, regardless of how small a job it is. Till next time

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