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  • 10 October 2006

This fortnight's highlights

Donald Does Dusty Bittersweet tribute to the life of actor, dancer, antiques dealer, property magnate and Dusty Springfield obsessive Donald Torr, who died of AIDS in 1992, by his sister Diane, a performer and drag king herself. CCA, Glasgow, Wed 25-Sat 28 Oct.

The Importance of Being Alfred Louise Welsh’s play deals with the early 20th century life of Lord Alfred Douglas. Once the lover of Oscar Wilde, ‘Bosie’ becomes a proto-fascist and a homophobe, and is embroiled in an MP friend’s libel trial. Arches, Glasgow, Tue 31 Oct-Sun 5 Nov.

Loggerheads Sundance Festival award-winning movie divided into triptych: the stories of young drifter Mark, his adoptive mother Elizabeth, and his real mother Grace. A heartfelt, meditative exploration of love and family that lacks sensationalism and adheres to raw emotional naturalism. GFT, Glasgow, Mon 30 Oct.

Martha @ Tramway Humorous, moving homage to the grande dame of contemporary dance, Martha Graham. New York dance and performance master Richard Move recreates the imperious feline, delivering monologues and somewhat satirical re-stagings of her ballets. Tramway, Glasgow, Fri 20-Sat 21 Oct.

What Tammy Needs to Know (pictured) Split Britches theatre company stalwart Lois Weaver presents Tammy WhyNot (pictured), a country and western singer turned lesbian performance artist. Where does Nashville twanging end and New York thesping begin? CCA, Glasgow, Thu 19-Sat 21 Oct.

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