0 Theatre is listed by city iirst then by venue, running in alphabetical order, except ior touring shows which are listed by the name oi the show. Please send details not later than 10 days belore publication date.



121 Castlemilk Drive.

The Boxer Benny Lynch Mon 7 Apr.

7.30pm. Tel: 041 339 1787 for ticket

details. United Artists (Scotland) in

Peter Arnott's play about the rise

and fall of Glasgow‘s champion

boxer. (See Touring).

O CITIZENS Gorbals Street. 429 0022

/8177. Box Office. Mon—Sat

10am—8pm. Bar. [D]

Closed until Maytest.


Cumbernauld. 023 67 32887. Box

Office Mon—Fri l0am—6pm. Sat

10am—3pm. 6—8pm perf. evgs.


Scabaret Until Fri 4 Apr. 8pm. £2.50.

£2. £1.50. Cabaret atmosphere fora

three hour show involving music.

comedy and a chance to eat. drink

and be merry.

Precarious Living Fri 1 1 and Sat 12

Apr. 7.45pm. £2 (£1 ). Kilsyth Youth

Theatre enterprisingly mounting a

production ofa recent play by a

young Scottish writer Amy Ilardie.

Telling the tale of Christian Watt. an

intelligent. independent woman who

grew up in a North-east fishing

village late last century. Precarious

Living deservedly won a Fringe First

Award at the Edinburgh Festival a

few years ago.

Saved Fri 11 and Sat 12 Apr. 8pm.

(In studio). £1.50. FlipsideTheatre

Company in a new Scottish version

' of Edward Bond‘s savagely

unremitting play.

Barricades Thurs 17—Sat 19 Apr.

7.45pm. £2 (£1). Cumbernauld

Youth Theatre in a new production. 0 OALMARNOCK CENTRE 3 Lilly Street. Dalmarnock. The Boxer Benny Lynch Fri 4 Apr 8pm. For ticket details tel 041 339 1787. United Artists (Scotland) in Peter Amott's play about the rise and fall of Glasgow‘s champion boxer Benny Lynch (See Touring). 0 THE DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 552 5827. Box Office 9.30am—6pm. Summertree Tue 15 Apr. 7.30pm. The first oftwo plays presented by the New England Repertory Company from the USA. Ron Cowen‘s play focuses on a young man coming to terms with his life. particularly the period spent in Vietnam in the early seventies. Fools Wed 16 Apr. 7.30pm. New England Repertory Company again. this time in a play by Neil Simon

(whose Brighton Beach Memoirs the

~. National Theatre recently brought to

Glasgow) about a school teacher

I who moves into a village to discover

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it is under a curse. and proceeds to try and remedy the situation.

0 DRUMCHAPEL CENTRE 320 Kinfauns Drive. Drumchapel.

The Boxer Benny Lynch Wed 9 Apr. 7.30pm. Tel: 041 339 1787 for ticket details. United Artists (Scotland) in Peter Arnott's play about the rise and fall of Glasgow's champion boxer (see Touring).

O GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon-Fri 10am— 10pm. Sat and Sun 2—5pm.

The Incredible Vanishing Wed Ib—Sat 18 Apr. 7.30pm. £1.50 (£1 ). LJB40 free. When a substantial number of small children disappear. suspicion rests on the wicked queen. For children and adults. presented by the centre‘s Youth Theatre.

0 HOUSEHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE 80 I-Iousehill Road. Priesthill.

The Boxer Benny Lynch Tue 8 Apr. 7.30pm. Tel: 041 339 1787 for ticket details. United Artists (Scotland) in Peter Arnott‘s play about the rise and fall of Glasgow‘s champion boxer.

0 JOHN MAINS COMMUNITY CENTRE Cumberland Street. Gorbals.

The Boxer Benny Lynch Sat 5 Apr 8pm. For ticket details please tel 041

339 1787. United Artists (Scotland) in Peter Arnott‘s play (see above).

0 KING'S Bath Street. Box office Mon—Sat l2 noon—6pm. 4 bars. [D] [E] Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. 552 5961.

Golden Jubilee Gang Show Until Sat 5 Apr. 7.15pm. Satmat2.15pm. Mon Fri £2.80. £2.60. £2. Sat £3.25. £2.50. Ilalfprice concs. avail. Mon 8; Sat mat. The Scouts and Guides in their celebratory golden jubilee gang show.

The Entertainer Mon 7—Sat 12 Apr. 7.30pm. £4.50. £4. £3.50. Jimmy Logan plays Arthur Rice. the seaside comedian down on his uppers. reflecting on his faded career. the role made famous by Laurence Olivier in John Osborne's play. John ()slmrnc I11111\L‘Il \\ ill be \ isitine the production.

SuorAngelica and Cavalieria Busticana Tue l5—Sat 19 Apr. 7.30pm. £3.50. £3. £2. Party concs. Glasgow Grand ()pera Society present two operas. one by Puccini and the second by Mascagni.

O MITCHELL Granville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat. l2 noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. [D] Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 552 5961. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.

Scottish Community Drama Association One Act Play Competition: Western Division Finals Thurs 3—Sat 5 Apr. 7.30pm. Nine teams are through from the first round ofthe competition and compete here to be selected for the Scottish Finals in

Tron, Glasgow

What do the Malia, the World Monetary Fund and necrophilia have in common? The answer is to be found in The Harbinger Report, a Civil Service documentaround which Alasdair Gray's new play, McGrotty and Ludmilia revolves.

How McGrotty gets the girl, power and a Kelvinside accent forms the basis of the rest olthe plot and it it all sounds very simple, that is because it is. For let those iearing Alasdair Gray at his most obscure be reassured; McGrotty and Ludmilia is certainly not subtle theatre.

The cast do notso much develop their characters as over-expose them in best



panto tradition. Russell Hunter astne baddy Sir Arthur draws upon a rich theatrical legacy, including Captain Hook and the Wicked Witch irom Snow White.

But the real star oi the show is a nifty rotating set designed by Peter Ling which allows instantaneous scene shifts. Thanks to this and the cast‘s enthusiasm, the play maintains momentum and holds interest despite the fact that Alasdair Gray doesn‘t really have anything new to say.

However, this production isn’t about education; it's about entertainment. It won't provoke serious discussion about the nature at political power but it might give you a laugh. (Liz Wilson).


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Dundee in May. The winners of this will then go on to the British Finals , held this year in Scotland at Eden Court Theatre. Inverness on 27 & 28 5 June. The adjudicator at the Mitchell is Scott Marshall. The Rape 01 Bunny Stuntz, The Choristers and Alter I’m Gone Thurs 3 Apr. 7.30pm. George Square Players from Inverclyde present The Rape ofBunny Stunt: by A. G. (iarney .lr; Sleuai‘ton Drama Group | from Ayrshire present The i ( 'horisters by John Reason. while 1 Stranraer Drama Club from i Wigtown West have After I'm Gone I l

by Frank Vickery as their


A Shilling fort/re Beadle, Dod's Dilemma and Between Mouthfuls Fri

4 Apr. 7.30pm. Accent Players from the Argyll/Kintyre district present A Shilling forthe Beadle by James Scotland. the New Victory Players 1 from Glasgow present [)od's . Dilemma by ‘Dod’. and Townshead Drama Club from Kirkcudbright present Alan Ayckbourn‘s Between M oth fuls.

The Proposal, Hewers oi Coal and Traitor‘s Tryst Sat 5 Apr. 7.30pm. On i the final evening ofthe competition, the Eastwood Entertainers present The Proposal by Anton Chekhov, the Davaar Players from Argyll/Kintyre present Joe Corrie’s Hewers ofCoal and the Antonine Theatre Group. again from Argyll/Kintyre present Traitor's Tryst by Nan Ross. Catch 22 Thurs 10—Sat 12 Apr. . 7.30pm. £2.50(£2). Upstage Theatre . Company in a stage adaptation of Heller's cult novel about life in the

US army and the loss of Snowdon's guts.

Sugar Mon l4—Sat 19 Apr. 7.30pm.

Sat mat 3pm. Tue—Fri £3.50; Mon

and Sat mat £3; Sat evening £4. The Apollo Players in a stage version of

the classic comedy film Some Like It Hot.

0 PAVILION 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box office Mon—Sat

10am—8pm. Bar.

The Krankies Thurs 3—Sat 5 Apr.

Thurs 7.30pm. Fri & Sat6. 15pm & 8.30pm. £4.50. £3. £2.50. Cones. 50p off for children and OAPs. Under

age . pint—sized humour.

The Maureen Hart Show Mon 7—Sat 12 Apr. 7.45pm. £4. £3.50. £2.50. Humour from Scottish comedy star Maureen Ilart. billed as ‘Joan

Rivers. Bette Midler and Marti Kane rolled into one‘ hope the roofof the Pavilion is well secured.

O THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234/332 9000 (credit cards). Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm

on perfevgs) Bar. Buffet.

Doris Collins Sun 13 Apr. Doris

Collins demonstrating her powers of clairvoyance.

0 THE CARAVEL PUB Hallhill Road. Glasgow. G32.

The Boxer Benny Lynch Thurs 3 Apr 8pm. For ticket details tel 041 339

_ 1787. United Artists (Scotland) in Peter Arnott‘s play about the rise

and fall ofGlasgow‘s champion boxer Benny Lynch (see Touring). i This performance will be followed by ' a Sports Quiz and film-clips of

boxing bouts.