0 Theatre is listed by city first then by venue, running in alphabetical order, except for touring shows which are listed by the name of the show. Please send details not later than 10 days before publication date.
O CITIZENSGorbaIs Street . «129 ()022’8177. Box office. Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D]
The Spanish Bawd Until Sat 1 Feb. 7.30pm. £3. Concs £1 . ()APs and UB41)s also free at door on perf. eve. A new production. designed and directed by Philip Prowse. of a fifteenth century Spanish play by Fernando de Rojas. (See Review). Friends and Lovers Fri 7 Feb — Sat 22 Feb. 7.30pm. £3. Cones £1 . ()APs and UB~l1ls also free at door on perf. eve. A comedy front the pen of the eighteenth century Italian playwright. Carlo Goldoni.
0 THE DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 552 5827. Box Office
9. 30am—6pm .
Hard Times Tues 28-Thurs 3()Jan. 7.30pm. Check prices with theatre. The opening performances of a new production by TACr theatre company of Stephen Jeffreys‘ adaptation ofCharles Dickens' novel. Directed by Ian Brown. (See Panel).
0n the Eve of the Revolution Wed 5 — Sat 8 Feb. 7.30pm. Check prices with theatre. U.K.premiere of Russian writer Maxim (Jorky‘s play about a rich merchant who. on the eve of the Russian revolution. is on his death bed. Presented by John Street Theatre.
0 FOURACRES CHARITABLE TRUST CHURCH Corner of I lighborough and llyndland Street.
Spitting lmage Mon 3 — Sat 8 Feb. 7.30pm. £2 (£1.50). A new theatre
‘The Spanish Bawd', the Citizens’ new production, is a rarely performed 16th century classic written for academics and probably never intended for performance. Not a promising start. However perhaps the very reason it does work is not in spite of but because of these apparent limitations. It was written as a ‘novel in dialogue‘ not as a drama and it does lack pace and tension and the characters are not
sufficiently interesting in themselves
I to fully engage our sympathies. But the
12 The List 24 Jan — 6 Feb
THE SPANISH BAWD
production is woven around its design in an organic whole, making a unity
which is more than the sum of its parts.
It is set in a world of low-life cunning which makes no apology for its self-interest and bawdiness - the straightforward plot of unrequited love hinges on the question ‘has he had her or has he not’. He does. It all takes place in a society as bleached of compassion as the set is of colour. There is a tangible heat in the white-washed walls of the languishing town. Even the sun, you feel, is
movement into what could otherwise become a rather static play. Philip I
; put skill and heat into the academic | dust. (Sally Kinnes)
company. Castoff Theatre Co. . present a play by 1960‘s playwright Colin Spencer about two men. one of whom becomes pregnant. bringing
up a baby. Produced by Frank ‘ Mannion and Rebecca Robinson. the play is described as being ‘not so much a gay play as about parenthood.’
O KINGS Bath Street. Box office Mon—Sat I2 noon—6pm. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat l1).31)am—6.3()pm. 552 5961.
Sinbad the Sailor Until Sat 8 Feb. Mon — Sat7pm. Sat. mats. 2.15pm. £5.75—£l. ()APs and children selected perfs. £3 — £1 .51). Johnnie Beattie and Una Macl-ean head the cast in a polished production with more than a touch of local colour. 1 0 MITCHELL Granville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon~Sat. 12 noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. [DlTickets also available front Ticket Centre. , Candleriggs. 552 5961. Mon—Sat l().31)am—6.31)pm.
Irene Mon 27 Jan - Sat 1 Feb. 7.30pm. Sat. mat. 2.30pm. £2.
(£1 .50). Mat. £1. Glasgow Schools Youth Theatre in a production of the 1920‘s musical. including hits like they don‘t make ‘em any more. such as ‘What Do You Wanna Make
O PAVILION I21 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box office Mon—Sat
Cinderella Until Sat 8 Feb. Mon — Sat 8pm. Sat. mats. 2.30pm. £5 — £3.
Those Eyes at Me For'." and ‘You Made Me Love You‘.
The Wizard OI DZThurs 6 — Sat 8 Feb. 7.30pm. The Minerva Club Junior Section in the wizard tale.
Children and ()APs £3 — £2. Andy Cameron. Valerie Dunbar and ‘Tiger' Tim Stevens in the annual panto presented by Radio Clyde.
0 SCOTTISH EXHIBITION AND
CONFERENCE CENTRE Finnieston.
248 3001). Two restaurants. five bars. open all day. Also snack bars and
bank. Access via ramps.
‘ Alas! The Tour Fri 24 Jan. Doors open 1 7pm. £5. £6. £7. Double trouble
3 from Mel Smith and (iriff Rhys
Jones of‘Not The Nine ()‘Clock
I News' and other iconoclastic t.v.
1 O THEATRE ROYAL l lope Street. 331
123-1332 9001) (credit cards). Box
office Mon—Sat l1lam—6pm (7.30pm
on perfevgs) Bar. Buffet.
11 Trovatore Sat 25. Tues 28 Jan 7.15pm. Sat 1 Feb 2. 15pm. Scottish ()pera. See Classical Music I.ist.
60‘s Night Thurs 31) Jan. 7.30pm. £5.
£4. Cones. £1 off for ()Al’s. LIB-10s.
students and parties. An evening of nostalgia from Freddie and the
Dreamers. Love Affair. Brian Poole
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relentless. The archways under which they all scheme are already peeling with decay in ribbons of red, a motif presaging the bloody ends most of them meet - for in being out for themselves, they are all inevitably also out for each other. Set above this, an upper system of walkways opens up the space and generates some extra
Prowse, by design and direction, has
and Black Cat.
0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 351) Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Box office Tue—Sat l1)am-5.31)pm. Sun 2—5pm. (Tickets also from bookshop on perfevgs).
A Higher Passion Fri 24 and Sat 25
Jan. 7.30pm. £2.51) ( £2). Compass Theatre Company. from Sheffield.
ina play byNeilSissonsand Nick
Chadwm. Compass explore different uses of language and employ only
minimal props to tell the tale of an
unlikely love affair.
A Right Christmas Caper Sat 25 .Ian.
1 lam and 2pm. £1. (£1 .51) adults). A chance to catch up with (ilasgow Arts Centre's highly successful ‘alternative‘ panto. set. ofall places. in a prison. Energy is paramount in this production for audiences of 7 and upwards.
Cover Girls Thurs 31) and Fri 31 Jan. 7.30pm. £2.51) (£2). An eveningof cabaret from The Millies. the successful all-girls cabaret group.
veterans ofthe Edinburgh Fringe.
Humpelstiltskin Sat 1 Feb. 11am and
2.31lpm. £1. (£1.51)adults).
Edinburgh Puppet Co. in a dexterous version of the fairy tale. For children and the young at heart. 0 TRON 38 Parnie Street. 552 4267 '8. Box office Tues—Sat. Noon—10pm. Bar with food.
Burns NighI Supper Sat 25 Jan. 8pm.
£5. £6 for non-members. All the trad
fare plus suitable liquid refreshment and entertainment from. amongst
: others. Bing llitler. John Stahl and the Whistlebinkies. WhatAWay T0 GO'I'ues 28Jan — Sat 15 7
Feb. (Except 7 6'; 8 Feb). 8pm. 1 Members £2.51). (iuests £3.51). ( concs. £1. Russell Hunter in his a Festival Fringe Award winning 1 comic show.