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Our updated Daily Diary oi events lists
both oiliciat and lringe events together by day then by category. lie Maytest exhibitions are in the Glasgow art listings. '
Most tickets can be bought at the Ticket centre and some at venues- check with the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs;Mon-Sat,10.30am- 6.3me. 552 5961/2/3. Credit cards 227 5015/5038.
O Tikta’ Liktak Mitchell Theatre, Granville Street, 552 6961 (Ticket
3 Centre) Tue 13—Fri 16 May 6pm, Sat ; 17 May 11am and 2.30pm. £1.50
(50p). Chinook Theatre from Canada in a play by Brian Paisley for young people. Taking the audience
'r into a giant igloo, they use puppets,
drums and chanting to tell the story of a young Inuit hunter facing up to survival in the Far North.
0 Robert Burns Citizens‘ Theatre, Gorbals Street, 429 0022/8177. Fri 2—Fri 23 May 7.30pm. Sat 24, 4.30 and 8pm. £3 (£1). Concs free at door. Scottish Theatre Company in a new production of a play be Joe Corrie which aims to shake the haggis and heather off Burns’ independent spirit. Directed by David Hayman. See Review.
0 Cupboard Man Third Eye Centre, 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. Thurs 15 May 10.15pm, Fri 16 and
~ Sat 17 May, 8pm. £3 (£2.50). Dereck
Dereck Productions in the
_ much-acclaimed stage adaptation of Ian McEwan‘s claustrophobic short
story. 0 The Patter Third Eye Centre 350 Sauchiehall St. 332 7521. Fri 16 and
Sat 17 May 10.15pm, Sun 18 May
8pm. £3 (£2.50). A celebration of the
‘ Glasgow lingo, inspired by Michael
Munro’s book The Patter. o The Beggar’s Opera or Peachum’s
1 Poorhouse King’s Theatre, Bath
Street, 552 5961 (Ticket Centre) Mon l2—Sat 17 May, 7.30pm. Sat 17 May also 3pm. £4.50, £3.50, £2.50. A
joint production of Wildcat and the
Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh, updating John Gay's The Beggar’s Opera. Slightly disappointing rock
o The Lite and Adventures or Thomas Muir. Part One Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267/8. Sat‘3—Sun 18 May 7pm. £4 (£3). Part One of Peter Amott’s double drama about the life of Thomas Muir, one of Scotland's unsung heroes, whose radical views proved too much for the
Leontemporary eighteenth-century me List 16— 29 May
authorities. The two, mutually
3 independent parts, present
1 different-angled views of his
J colourful, energetic life and travels I round the world. (Part Two cove rs
events on a grand scale in a pageant
T itizens’ Theatre, Glasgow
: shown around the East End of
Glasgow (8—18 May).
7 0 Thomas Muir: Part Two Bridgeton ' Cross. Approx 12.30pm. Free. Part
Two of Peter Arnott’s tribute to Thomas Muir, one of Scotland’s unrecognised heroes and potential
'- radical leaders, who was transported
in the 18th century for his disturbingly radical views. Here the Tron Youth Project, about 30 young
' people between 14 and 20, present a pageant about his travels. See also ' Part One. Tel: Tron Theatre, 552
5 4267/8 for more details. O Terrestrial Extras Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate, 552 4267/8. Tue 6—Sun 18
May 11pm. £4 (£3). Return to the Tron of Um and Eek (alias Marcella
Quotations in the Scottish Theatre
A Company’s programme notes ior David
liayman’s production oi Joe Corrie‘s
. ‘Bobert Burns‘ remind us that the wrath ' oi the Lord may in Scotland still be
invoked at anytime. However, despite this, Menzies open Sundays and I Bums's tight against a Presbyterian f establishment is long since won.
Corrie’s play is, on the surtace, about
this right, but, as Hayman’s direction
makes clear, the real battle now is to
- get his poetry accepted as art rather
than lolksey kaieyard kitsch. A powerful, down-to-earth Alexander
3 Morton larger succeeds in humanising , Corrie's albeit simplitied Burns. But i the real triumph oi the production is in
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the creation at a Bruegeiesque Ayrshire where all is song, sex and a hint oi danger (the Church elders appear, when not ranting in the pulpit, as a pack oi savage dogs).
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‘ Evaristi and Elaine Collins), two
creatures from outer space, who visit Washington, USA, as ‘ordinary‘ males. A comedy, by Marcella Evaristi, that was a great success at last year’s Edinburgh Festival.
0 Volpone Dowanhill Centre, Four Acres Charitable Trust. 93 Hyndland Street. 339 9407. Wed 14
‘ May 10pm, Thurs 15—Sun 18 May
7.30pm. £2 (£1.50). The Great Western Theatre Company in Ben Jonson‘s timeless comedy about the
o The Mad World My Masters
' Kelvingrove Park Bandstand. Free.
Tue 13—Sat 17 May, 7.30pm. Wild West Theatre Company in a production of Barry Keefe‘s comedy.
0 Grandma Faust and The Interview Glasgow Arts Centre, 12 Washington Street, 221 4516. Mon 12—Sat 17 May 7.30pm. £1 .50, £1 (UB40 free). A double bill by Edward Bond and Jean Claude Van Itallie respectively.
0 Fascination Waltz Drama Centre (Strathclyde Theatre Group) 126 Ingram Street, 552 5827/4. Mon 12—Sat 17 May 8pm. A new play by Mark Thomson about a young girl, Amy‘s struggle to fight the darkness that surrounds her.
0 The Rocky Horror Show Pavilion Theatre 7.45pm. £3.75, £3.50, £2.75.
0 Ms Fits in the Broch Tron Theatre Bar, Tron Theatre, 63 Trongate. Late night. Rhona Munro and Fiona Knowles in a cabaret in which they appear as . . . Pictish Warriors?
0 Late Fest Moir Hall, Mitchell Theatre, Granville Street, 552 5461. 10.30pm—1am. £3 (£1.50). Rose English, the Nippy Sweeties and Skanga.
O Pigtoot Drama Centre (Strathclyde
Theatre Group) 126 Ingram Street, 552 5827/4.11pm.(14—17 May). A cabaret journey through the realms of decadence, from ‘cabaret‘
g Germany to Noel Coward.
‘I o Snakes oi Shake with Heaven Sent
Drumchapel Community Centre,
320 Kinfauns Drive, 944 1009/9344.
Tickets £1 . Hosted by Mark Goodier as part of ‘Rock Around Mayfest’
f the Snakes ofShake are a ; psychedelic rock band and Heaven
Sent are a busking acoustic pop outfit — both good and one of the best
combinations the Rock Week has to offer.
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0 Toronto Dance Theatre: Programme
E B MitchellTheatre. Granville Street. ‘
221 3198; Ticket Centre outlets (041 221 3198). 7.45pm. £4.50 (£1 .50) Programme B: Rewind by Peter Randazzo, Schubert Dances.
I Radical Light Sacra Conversazione and Animated shorts by Christopher House Could this be Canada‘s (and
" Mayfest’s) answer to Ballet
Rambert? See Sat 17 May for Programme A.
o Fidget Pertormance Maryhill Arts 1 Centre, 11 Malloch Street, 944 3995.
§ Another new contemporary dance
l company founded last August.
performs a new show for Mayfest.
Four members ofScottish Ballet
. appear in the world premiere which ; comprises six pieces. Fidget will also
be appearing with Wildcat in cabaret on Fri 23 may at the Maryhill Arts
Centre and in street theatre
(2.30pm) at the Briggait.
; 0 Five Jeely Pieces Maryhill Arts
Centre, 11 Malloch Street, 945 3995
' (NB different tel number to . programme). Fri 2. Thurs 8 and Fri
16. 8pm. £1 (50p). Fidget, a new
i contemporary dance group who ; apeared at last year‘s Edinburgh ' Festival Fringe, present five pieces,
using music from Mozart to Sting (three pieces choreographed by members of Scottish Ballet). See
o The Lite and Times at Wee
MacGreegor Dolphin Arts Centre, 7
' James Street, Bridgeton. 554
1671/7449. Tue 13—Sat 17 May. 7.30pm and Sat 17 May, 2pm. £1
(50p). Other venues Tue 20—Thurs ; 22 may. This year‘s Youth Theatre . production by 12—18 year-olds is . based on the hugely popular J .J. Bell character Wee macGreegor (something ofa forerunner to Oor
Wullie). the small boy serialised in
: the Glasgow Evening Times, 1901-2. . 0 Tikta' Liktak Mitchell Theatre.
6pm. See Theatre.
: 0 Thomas Muir: Part Two Bridgeton 1 Cross. 12.30pm. See Theatre.
O Caledonia Brass Glenwood Lodge,
Castlemilk. Highly popular brass quartet with a wide variety of styles.
SATURDAY 17 €
O leta’ Liktak Mitchell Theatre.
11am and 2.30pm. £1 .50 (50p). See