0 Theatre is listed by city first then by venue, running in alphabetil order, except for touring shows which are listed by the name of the show. Please send details not later than 10 days belore publication date.
O CITIZENS Gorbals Street. 4290022 /8177. Box Office. Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D]
Arsenic and Old Lace Until 2 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£1). OAP and Unemployed free. Giles Havergal’s detailed and meticulous production ofJoseph Kesselring‘s black wartime comedy about the macabre goings on behind net curtains in Brooklyn — an unusual chance to see a gruesomely funny classic.
Faust Fri 8 Nov—Sat 23 Nov. 7pm. £3 (£1). OAP and Unemployed free. A rare production of the complete work: Goethe‘s great classic about the legendary character who makes a pact with the devil. This is a new
Dverthe years thatthe HavergaI-Prowse-MacDonald triumvlrate have been in charge at the Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre they have developed a strong tradition in European drama— not least because of the translation work oi one oi the three directors, Robert David MacDonald, who last year received the rare honour of a Goethe medal for his work in translating and staging German drama alone. He has already translated Torquato Tasso by Goethe, and on 8 November will again present us with a rare opportunity- constituting a lair challenge for himself; a new translation of the whole of the eighteenth-century German writer’s great masterpiece, Faust Parts I and Il.
By the time Goethe tackled Faust the legend had been in circulation for many generations- being one oi several myths that have caught the imagination of countless writers over the centuries. The tale oi the restless soul who makes a pact with the devil in orderto gain superhuman abilities has always held a iascination for man—appealing perhaps to the twin urges to reach beyond his normal limits of ability and to have the bravado and self—abandon to be wholly amoral.
The legend first suriaced in the Middle Ages and there does seem to have been a real sage living in the tiiteenth century who capitalised on this to acquire a poweriul and mysterious reputation — a reputation that allegedly came to an abrupt end during a flying escapade. Soon after this the ‘Faust-Book’ came into existence on which the English playwright Marlowe was to draw for his
' followed by supper and transport to
3 iamous play Doctor Faustus. From then
translation by Robert David MacDonald, who also directs. Mark Lewis plays Faust, Andrew Wilde, Mephisto and Yolanda Vasquez. Gretchen. There is a free public dress rehearsal on Thursday 7th (see i paneD. ; 0 To accompany the Citizens' production, the Goethe lnstitut are organising two seminars at the Scottish ‘ German Centre. Sat 9 Nov. 2.15pm and Sat 23 Nov. 2.15pm. There will be speakers and a panel discussion
theatre. £6 (£5). Tel 041 332 2555.
0 Also on Wed 6 Nov. 7.30pm. A showing oi the film Faust: a tree adaptation by Freidrlch Wilhelm Mumau. Scottish Council for Edutlonal Technology, 74 Victoria Crescent Road. 75p.
0 Mon 18 Nov. 2.30pm. A showing of the film Mephisto. Venue as above. £1.80 (£1).
0 Faust will probably be reincarnated again in the neariuture in the hands of
FAUST AT THE CITIZENS’
on the story has reappeared many times, a potentially positive symbol lor free thought and anti-authoritarianism and equally a potentially negative tale oi sell-seeking immorality. Faust’s incarnations have included Gounod’s opera, Thomas Mann's novel, Robert Nye's novel and, perhaps most recently, the film Mephisto in which the basic story is cleverly paralleled in the life of an actor living in Nazi Germany who sells his integrity to crawl up the career ladder.
Goethe’s Faust took him much of his life to write and underwent many
changes in style and impetus,
Mlcha Bergese’s Mantis Dance Company - see leature.
0 THE DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 552 5827. Box Office 9.30am-6pm.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Monll Nov—Sat 16 Nov. Roughcast Theatre and the Strathclyde Theatre Group collaborate to bring a novel approach to Shakespeare‘s magical play: a Celtic production using specially composed music.
0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12
Washington Street (opp. Holiday
Inn) 221 4526. Box office Mon—Fri. 9am—4.45pm.
j The Wummin Disappears 13—15 Nov. 3 7.30pm. £1.50(£1). Unemployed
free. Spoof Chandleresque detective story presented by the Centre‘s Women’s Group in which the
: detective uncovers a plot to . adulterate margarine with a
substance to make women more aggressive . . .
O KINGS Bath Street. Box office Mon—Sat 12 noon—6pm. Phone bookings, Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. 552 5961. Irene Until Sat 2 Nov. 7.30pm. £3, £2.75. £2.20. Sat mat, 3pm £2.50, £2.30. £1 .60. The Minerva Club present the musical.
i Brigadoon Mon 4 Nov—Sat 9 Nov.
spanning the great range oi his development. He first began on it as the ‘Urfaust' in the 1770’s when it represented many of his youthful, anarchic feelings and ideas, but it was only actually finished in his lateryears, then taking on the quality of his mature breadth of vision. It is a huge, immensely complex and poetic work that weaves in far-reaching questions about man’s aspirations and misiortunes, but it is also a powerful and moving story, and one that is rarely staged at all, even less in its entirety— another characteristically bold step from the Citizens’. (Sarah Hemming)
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7.30pm. £3. £2.50, £2. Sat mat 2.30pm. £2.50, £2, £1.50. The Glasgow Light Opera Club in the musical.
0 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.
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Until Sat 2 Nov. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50).
the Unitarian Players, celebrating
their 60th anniversary, in Jay Presson Allen’s adaptation for stage of Muriel Spark’s fascinating and witty novel about the remarkable Miss Brodie whose activities as spinter school ma’am could be said to slightly outstrip the bounds of dut .
Y ' The Life and Adventures of Nicholas
Nickleby Fri 8—Sat 16. Part 1: 8, 11, 14 Nov, 6.30pm; Part 2: 9, 12, 15 Nov, 6.15pm; Parts 1 & 2: 16 Nov, 1pm & 6.15pm. £3 (£2.25) 1& 2 booked at
. same time £5 (£4). No cones on Sat
i 16. Hutchesons Dramatic Club bring g us the first Scottish production of
5 David Edgar’s play based on Charles
Dickens‘ famous novel set in the echoing halls of Dotheboy’s Hall with the inimitable Squeers family in charge. Edgar’s play received numerous awards when ﬁrst shown. 0 PAVILION 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Snow White Mon 4 Nov—Sat 9 Nov. 10am & 2pm. £1.75 school parties, teachers free. Sat all tickets £2. Special school matinee by Philip Charles productions. Robert Ralpem Show Wed 6—Sat 9 Nov; Wed 13—Sat 16 Nov; Wed 20—Sat 23 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50, £3, £2. Wed all seats £2. An alarmingly persuasive hypnotist who has been inducing people to surrender their taste buds to suggestion for years. Pinnochio Mon 1 1—Sat 16 Nov. 103m & 2pm. Wed 103m only. Sat 2.30pm only. £1.75 school parties, teachers free. Sat all tickets £2. Philip Charles Productions in a touring show for schools: the familiar tale that loses the moral points it gains in promoting the concept of truth telling by encouraging small children towards unhealthy prejudice against the larger nose! The Rocky Horror Show Mon 11 Nov, Tue 12 Nov. 7.30pm. Fri 15 Nov, Sat l6Nov11.15pm.£3.50,£3,£2. The original stage show ofthe ﬁlm that Richard O’Brien made famous. Brad and Janet encounter Frankenfurter and the slightly unwholesome customs he brings with him from transexual Transylvania.
o THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. Box office Tue—Sat 10am-5.30pm, Sun 2—5pm. (Tickets also from bookshop on perf evgs). [D] [E]
Woyzeck Fri 8 & Sat 9 Nov. 8pm. £2.25 (£1.75). Georg Buchner’s startlingly modern drama, written in 1837 and telling the tale of Woyzeck, driven mad by the pressures around him, is presented by the Great Western Theatre Company.
0 TRON 38 Parnie Street, 552 4267 /8. Box ofﬁce Tues—Sat. Noon—10pm. Bar with food.
7 16 The List 1—14 November