: venue, running in alphabetical order,

except for touring shows which are listed by the name at the show. Please send details not later than 10 days before publication date.


For Mayfest Theatre descriptions, see

1 first performance entry in the Maytest t section's Events Diary.


Cumbernauld. 023 67 32887. Box

Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat

lOam—3pm. 6—8pm perf. evgs.


Balls Thurs 1 May. 7.45pm. £2 (£1). Itai Productions in a play by Stu Henderson about a couple ofyouths

. who decide that they may be

snookered and they may be juggled with. but the future amounts to a load of . . . and proceed to act accordingly. Not for the Unhip, they advise.

:- Blood, Sweat and Tears Fri 2 and Sat 3

May 7.45pm. £3 (£1 .50). Hull Truck. the highly successful touring company from Hull in Blood, Sweat and Tears the latest play from the pen ofJohn Godber, whose Up ’n' Under and Bouncers packed them in. This time he looks at the life ofan ‘ordinary‘ girl. who becomes a judo


The Duchess of Malti Fri 16, Tue 20,

Thurs 22 and Sat 24 May 7.45pm.

The Gateway Exchange— run by Jimmy Boyle and his wife Sarah to help deprived youngsters, the unemployed, ex-oiienders and those with drug problems- is just about to open its latest venture; the Mandela Theatre.

1 The theatre, it is hoped, will provide a steady income and make the Gateway self-sufficient, a desire for independence that spurred the project on without a single penny of public funds. All work, from the fire escape to the seating, scavenged from other theatres in the city, was done voluntarily by users and helpers of the Gateway. The intention is to have a

? fully-functional theatre to provide a

venue iortouring companies all year

round, one that will compete with corresponding theatres in the city

1 centre. It is hoped that prices will be

kept low, but the Mandela insists that

standards of shows will be high. Plays

have been put on at the Gateway since itwas first opened, and its potential as a venue was noticed early. Having seen the theatre and spoken to those who

i have seen previous performances in

i the Exchange, I can report that the

[ venue has an intimacy that guarantees I

a great involvement with the performers.


GThe List 2 15 May


i 0 Theatre ls listed by city tint than by i Mon—Wed £2 (£1). Thurs—Sat£2.75

? (£1.50). The RSAMD in Webster‘s

! classicJacobean tragedy.

Twelfth Night Sat 17. Sed 21 and Fri 23 May 7.45pm. Mon—Wed £2 (£1).

i Thurs—Sat £2.75 (£1 .50). One of

: Shakespeare’s best loved comedies

. of mistaken identity. featuring the l much-maligned Malvolio. again

" presented by the RSAMD. O KING'S Bath Street. Box Office Mon-Sat noon—6pm. Four bars. [D]

4 Phone bookings (Ticket Centre).

Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. 552 5961.

The Seven Year Itch Until Sat 3 May. Mon—Fri 7.30pm. Sat. 5 and 8pm. £4.50, £4. £3.50. Mon: Two for price ofone. Tues—Fri plus Sat mat. cones. half-price. George Axelrod‘s comedy. with Tony Britton and Sandra Dickinson.

0 MITCHELL Granville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat. 12 noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. [D] Tickets also available from Ticket Centre, Candleriggs. 552 5961. Mon—Sat


Pantheon Club Diamond Jubilee Revue Until Fri 2 May. 7.30pm. £3. Excerpts from the Pantheon Club‘s best loved recent musicals and

: dramatic productions. as wide

ranging as The Importance of Being

Earnest, A Man For All Seasons, The King and I. My Fair Lady and Once a Catholic.

0 PAVILION 121 Renfield Street. 332



1846. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Crackeriack Sat 3 and Sun 4 May.

0 THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street, 331 1234/332 9000 (credit cards). Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perf evgs) Bar, Buffet.

An Evening Wlttl Halley’s Cornet Fri 16 May 8pm. £3. £4. Patrick Moore presents an illustrated talk about the only comet to make its way into the pop charts.

Cheri, Spectre, Symphony Tue 20—Sat

24 May 7.15pm. Sat 2. 15pm also.

Scottish ballet. See Mayfest.


0 BEDLAM THEATRE 2 Forrest Road. 225 9893.

Sexual Perversity in

Chica90and Duck Variations Fri 9. Sat 10. Sun 1 1. 7.30pm. £2.£l.75 (£1.50 members). A double bill ofone of America‘s foremost playrights. David Mamet.

0 BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D]

Poles Apart Wed 7—Fri 9. 10am and 1.30pm. £1. Molecule Theatre of Science for Children visit the Brunton with a tale that is both fun and informative. explaining how magnetism works through the tale of a boy and girl and the villainous frog-man.


, COMMUNITY CENTRE Wester l-lailes

Park. 456 4561.

You’ve Got To Be Kidding Sat 3 May 7.30pm. £1.75 (£1 unwaged) [D] Spare Tyre Theatre Company in an all-woman cabaret. offering a comic

look at the issues surrounding being.

or not being a mother. Bar. 0 GATEWAY EXCHANGE 2-4 Abbeymount, 661 0982. A new

i it: .45 \‘ '3”

The first company to appear at the Mandela proper are the Catalyst Company (see photo and dance listings) who will be performing a dance and drama piece, ‘Kuoga’, between May 14 and 17, and no less than ten companies are lined up forthe Festival.

And why the name Mandela instead I of a more British or Scottish bias?

1 Those involved put forward several [ names, but this was the only one that ; everyone felt in tune with, feeling that

the struggle of Nelson and Winnie Mandela in South Africa is identical in

spirit to the struggle against repressive

establishments and institutions that

the Gateway symbolises for those that

need it, that of seeking a positive way

forward through creativity. Incidentally, such is their reluctance

that the Gateway is instituting its own

§ artistic awards—the Mandela Awards - 3 made in a foundry they restored

j themselves. (Mab)

the Gilbert and Sullivan Society in

theatre opens here this month: the Mandela. See panel and Dance.

0 KING'S 2 Leven Street, 229 1201. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Rest. [D] [E]

The Gondoliers Until Sat 3 May. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £1 .50—£4. Tue. all seats two for price ofone; OAP and child half-price Sat mat. Parties one seat free with every ten bought. The local amateur group,

the operetta by . . . Gilbert and Sullivan.

Don’t Misunderstand Me Mon 5—Sat

f 10 May 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm.

£4—£5.50. Mon: all seats £3. OAP,

. Student. Child: half-price on Tue.

5 Napoli Tue 13—Sat 17 May. 7.30pm.

Wed. Thurs. Sat mat. Disabled: half 3 price. A new comedy starring. 1 among others. Patrick Cargill (of 1 Father Dear Father). William Lucas and Margaret Ashcroft.

Sat mat 2.30pm. Scottish Ballet. See


3 o LYCEUM STUDIO Grindlay Street, f ; 2299697. Bar. Writer's Cramp Until Sat 3 May. 8pm. .

£3.50 (£2.50). Mon: two for price of

i one. Borderline Theatre Company in John Byrne‘s hilarious comedy (See Touring).

o NETHERBDW 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. 7»—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe [El

McLeavy’s Muse Until Sat 10 May.

8pm. £3 (£2). Mondays halfprice.

T The Actors Company in a play by

L Maurice Fleming about the dubious

rise to fame of one Mary McLeavy,

whose deathless verse finds its way to

the public ear through the unlikely channels ofThe Jimmy Mack Show. Promises. appropriately, to be

; amusing. ; Moondog Rehearsal Workshops.

Mon 12—Sat 17 May. 2pm. 7.30pm. £1 per session. £5 for the week,

UB40 free. An opportunity to watch . the evolution of a production, either over the space of one rehearsal or

over the whole \\ eek. The

: Netherbow Theatre Company work on a contemporary play by Tom

McGrath (see also Traverse).

O 60, THE PLEASANCE 667 2926.

You’ve Got To Be Kidding Fri 2 May. 7.30pm.£2.50(£1unwaged)[D] , Spare Tyre Theatre Company in an

all-woman cabaret offering a comic look at the issues surrounding being,

or not being. a mother. Bar. (See


0 PLAYHOUSE 18/22 Greenside Place, 557 2590. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Bar.

Crackerjack Mon 5 May 1 lam and

2.30pm. £3.75, £3.25. Stu Francis

3 presents the popular kids‘ show. A

pencil could be yours. NB not at Five to Five (or Friday for that


0 ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street, 229 9697. Box office Mon-Sat

IOam—opm. 10am—8pm on perfevgs.

to becomeinvolved with official bodies : Bar“ RC“ IDIIEI

The Beggar's Opera or Peachum's Poorhouse Until Sat 10 May. 7.45pm. ] Theatre Saver holders £1 off. Sat mat 7 May, 3. 15pm. (Production i transfers to King‘s Theatre, Glasgow from 12 May as part ofGlasgow