about whitewashing in the House of Commons (metaphorically that is). O KINGS Bath Street. Box office Mon—Sat 12 noon—6pm. Phone bookings, Ticket Centre, Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. 552 5961.
Pride of the Clyde Until 13 Oct. £3.50—1 .50. Only gallery seats left £1.50. Variety show presented in association with Radio Clyde. Stars appearing include Peter Morrison, Johnny Beattie, The Clydesiders. Walter Carr, the Alexander Brothers and Valerie Dunbar.
My FairLady14—l9 Oct. £443. The Apollo Players in the musical based on Shaw‘s Pygmalion.
O MITCHELL Granville Street, 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat. 12 noon—6pm. Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 552 5961. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.
All My Sons10—12 Oct. 7.30pm (mats Sat 2.30pm) check prices. Pantheon Club in Arthur Miller‘s play about a son returning from the war to discover his father has been profiting from manufacturing faulty airline engines.
0 PAVILION 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Bar.
Perchance to Dream 7— 1 2 Oct. 7.30pm. Sat 5pm & 7.30pm. £5.50.
O CITIZENS Gorbals Street, 429 0022 /8177. Box Office. Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D]
Arsenic and Old Lace 4 Oct — 2 Nov. 7.30pm. £3. Concs£l. OAP and unemployed free. Joseph Kesselring‘s wickedly black comedy about the two old dears with a penchant for murder— best known as the film with Cary Grant. Giles Havergal directs and Patrick Hannaway and Derwent Watson play Abbie and Martha Brewster, with Robert Gwilym as nephew Mortimer. (See panel).
0 THE DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Centre. 552 5827. Box Office 9.30am-6pm.
Towerol Babel 10—12 Oct. 7.30pm. £2. (£1.50). Strathclyde Theatre Group present a play by Peter McCormack telling the tale of the tower of Babel and portraying the nature of Bablylonian society — a society riddled with corruption and greed.
O GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street (opp. Holiday Inn). 221 4526. Box Office Mon—Fri. 9am—4.45pm.
Dirty Linen 2—4 Oct. 7.30pm. £1.50. £1. Unemployed free. Mercury Theatre Company in Tom Stoppard‘s sharp political farce
Death-defying From the Reaper in the morality play to ”’ the quick plot twister in the thriller- Deattt has always put in a tair showing on the stage. In Peter Amott's new play The Death oi Elias Sawney (see Traverse listings) it's more than a quick appearance; the play explores several centuries oi attitudes towards death, Amott talting his character Elias Sawney on a tour oi developing attitudes through the ages. It may seem a curious, not to say morbid idea, but Amott is not normally obsessed by death — he became interested when somebody told him about the traditional ‘conventions at death’:
‘lt's a play that uses death as a way at looking at other brings. it's based on conventions at death irom the tourteenth century to present day England, moving trom the conventional dance at death to the NHS.‘
Amott, a young, Glasgow-based playwright has already had two plays produced this year, both with considerable success. White Bose at the Traverse, Edinburgh, and The Boxer Benny Lynch at Maytest by United Artists (Scotland). Both combined humour wlth a more serious concern - Elias Sawney is apparently no exception, although Amott does describe it, with relish, as ‘a bltgrim .'
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£4.50, £3. Ivor Novello's romantic musical, directed by Jimmy Thompson and starring Simon Ward and Jean Bayless. (See also folk. rock sections for further events).
0 TRON 38 Parnie Street. 552 4267 /8. Box office Tues—Sat. Noon—10pm. Bar with food.
The Hunchback oi Notre Dame 4—1() Oct. 8pm. Club members £2.50. Guests £3.50. (Cones £1 off). A highly inventive production by Communicado Theatre Company (see review).
Interrogations 5 Oct. 2.30pm. £1. Guests £1.50. A reading, as part of the Hungarian Festival. of a play by the Hungarian playwright SStuin Eorse. During a series of interrogations it transpires that a prison warden and a prisoner were once co-prisoners during the revolution. Directed by Hamish Glenn. the cast includes Sandy Neilson. Simon Donald and John Stahl. In English.
Amandla11—13 Oct. 8pm. £2.50. Guests £3.50. Concs £1 . The African National Conference in anti-apartheid political cabaret incorporating song, dance and drama. seen at this year‘s Edinburgh Fringe.
The Man on the Pillar 12 Oct. 2.30pm. £1 . Guests £1.50. A reading. as part ofthe Hungarian Festival. of lmre Sarkadi‘s play about a young man who becomes so disillusioned with the world that his moral guidelines are lost and he destroys the lives of a young couple. Directed by Michael Boyd. In English.
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0 CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 023 67 32887. Box office Mon—Fri. 10am—6pm. Sat 10pm—3pm. 6-8pm perf. evgs. Bar/cafe.
Cuttin’ a Rug 4 Oct 7.45pm. £2.50 (£2). Unit 1 Theatre Company in part ofJohn Byrne‘s famous and funny Slab Boys Trilogy.
It's a Free Country 10 & 11 Oct. 7.45pm. £2.75. (£1.50). Wildcat‘s latest musical satirical show - is it a free country‘.’ See Touring.
The Pity ot War 18 &19 Oct. 7.45pm. £2.50(1.50). Peter Florence as Wilfred Owen. the war poet. The young Peter Florence‘s one man show for the Edinburgh Festival was widely acclaimed.
O KINGS Leven Street, 229 1201. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Rest. [D] [E]
A Bediull oi Foreigners Until 5 Oct. Mon-Fri. 7.30pm. Sat 5pm & 8pm. £3—£5.50. Concs halfprice Tue, Wed. Thurs. Dave Freeman's farce, starring Jimmy Logan. seen at the Kings last year in Run for Your Wife. Scotland the What? 8—26 Oct. Mon—Fri 7.45pm Sat 5pm & 8pm) £2.50—£5.50. Concs halfprice Mon—Thurs. Sat mat. A new show from the Aberdeen-based comic trio, George Donald. Stephen Robertson and Buff Hardie.
The Gingerbread Man 15—19 Oct. 10am & 2pm on Tue—Fri. Sat 1 lam. Check prices. Whirligig’s praised production of the tale of the gingerbread man and his attempts to help Herr von Cuckoo who is losing his voice. For children.
0 NETHERBOW43 High Street556 9579 Box office Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe [E]
Beauty and the Bounders 10—26 Oct 8pm. Sat mat. 19 Oct 2.30pm. £3 (£2). Return to the Netherbow of Polly March in Douglas Hankin's play about Lilian Baylis (first shown at the Festival in 1984). Ms March‘s portrayal of the person behind the phenomenon who founded the Old Vic and Sadlers Wells is to be broadcast on Radio 4.
O ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street, 229 9697. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perfevgs. Bar. Rest. [D][E] The Rivals Until 5 Oct. 7.45pm. £2—£4. Last few days of the first production of the Autumn season; a curiously low-key version of Sheridan‘s eighteenth century comedy of manners. The production. inspired by a decision to underplay rather than overplay never quite gets off its starting blocks - unless it has developed a great deal since the opening ofthe run. Directed by Hugh Hodgart. The Nutcracker Suite 1 1 Oct — 2 Nov. 7.45pm. Mat. Sat 26 Oct 3.15pm. £2—£4. Premiere of a controversial new play co-written by Andy Arnold and Jimmy Boyle about Boyle‘s own experience inside the Special Unit (the ‘Nutcracker Suite‘) ofBarlinnie Prison. Boyle‘s second collaborated play (the first was The Hard Man written together with Tom
10 The List 4— l 7 October