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

' belore publication date.


0 CITIZENS Gorbals Street. 42911022 (8177. Box Office. Mon—Sat Ilium—8pm. Bar. [1)]

See Maytest.

O CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. (123 67 32887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat l()am—3pm. 6—8pm perf. evgs.

Bar cafe.

The Duchess oi Malli Fri 16. Tue 20. Thurs 22 and Sat 24 May 7.45pm. Mon—Wed £2 (£1 ). Thurs—Sat £2.75 (£1 .50). The RSAMD in John

, Webster's classic. lurid Jacobean

tragedy of revenge.

Twelfth Night Sat 17. Mon 1‘). Wed 31 and Fri 23 Tickets as for Duchess of Malfi. Another production by

RSAM D this time comedy. in the shape of one of Shakespeare‘s best loved comedies of mistaken identity. 0 THE DOWANHILL CENTRE Four Acres Charitable Trust. 93

llyndland Street.()4133994117. Volpone L'ntil Sat 18 May.

'l‘hurs—Sun 7.3llpm. See Mayiest.

Late Night Cabaret Sat 24 May lllpm. See Mayiest.

0 THE DRAMA CENTRE 1261ngram Street. (141 552 5827.

See Maylest until Sat 24 May.

Mister Fun Thurs 2‘) and Fri 30 May. 8pm. Metro Theatre Co. in a play by Steve Gooch. which. set in a fairground. looks at life in the so-called age of leisure. when a

young couple. victims of the economy. try to set up home without I work or money.

0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. ()41 2214526.

See Maytest.

0 KING'S Bath Street. Box Office . Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Four bars. [D] Phone bookings (Ticket Centre). Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 1(1.3(lam—6.3()pm. 552 5961.

See Mayiest until 24 May.

Pump Boys and Dinettes Mon 26—Sat

31 May. Mon—Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5 and 8pm. £3.5(}—£6. Following a success

in London‘s West End. the high energy musical arrives in Glasgow.

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 ll).3()am—6.3()pm.

See Mayiest until 24 Mav.

Oliver! Thurs 29—Sat 31 Mav. 7.31)pm.£2.51)(£1.5()). Mitchell Theatre for Youth in a production of the popular musical version of ' Dickens‘ ()ffi'(’f Twisrwhere young Oliver makes the acquaintance of ]


such lovelies as Bill Sykes. Fagin and the Artful Dodger in London‘s Victorian crime underworld Victorian values?

0 MOIR HALL (Mitchell Theatre) (See Mayiest.

O PAVILION 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box office Mon—Sat loam—8pm. Bar.

See Maytest until 18 May.

Olde Tyme Music Hall Mon 19 May. 7.30pm. £4. £2.51). Entertainment in the old fashioned way. headed by Ruby Murray.

Andy Cameron Show Tue 20. 7.30pm. £4. £2.51). A show from the popular comedian.

O THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234332 9001) (credit cards). Box office Mon—Sat liiam—6pm (7.30pm

on perfevgs) Bar. Buffet. [ An Evening With Halley’s Comet Fri 16 May 8pm. £3. £4. The inimitable Patrick Moore stars with Halley‘s comet. . . An illustrated talk. Cheri, Spectre, Symphony Tue 20—Sat 24 May7. 15pm. Sat 2.15pm also. Scottish ballet. See Dance. See


The Secret Diary 01 Adrian Mole Aged 133/4 Mon 26—Sat 31 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3—£7.5(). The stage adaptation of Sue Townsend‘s popular book based on the funny but often sad ‘diary‘ of the adolescent Adrian, living through the break-up of his parent's marriage. (See Panel).

0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 35(1Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. Box Office Tue—Sat 1(1am-5.3()pm. Sun 2-5pm. (Tickets from bookshop on perfevgs). [D] [13] (See Mayiest until 24 May).

Every Bloody Sunday Tues 27 Sat 31 May. 7.30pm. Check dates. times and prices unconfirmed at time of going to press. A new production of Gurmeet Mattu‘s satirical play about life in a Broonsish family.

0 TRON 63 Trongate. 552 4267/8. Boxa] Office Tue—Sat. Noon—10pm. | See Maytest until 24 May.

Writer's Cramp Tue 27—Thurs 29

May. 8pm. £3 members. £4 guests. Borderline Theatre Company in John Byrne‘s comedy about Francis Seneca McDade. poet and painter.


O ADAM HOUSE Chambers Street. 225 3744.

Three Sisters Tue 27—Sat 31 May. 7.30pm. £2 from Usher Hall Box Office or theatre 1 hour before performance. Edinburgh Graduate Theatre in Chekhov‘s elegiac play about the already outdated Russian landed gentry at the turn ofthe century. focusing on the three sisters and their longing for Moscow. the big city. Directed by Lynn Morgan. 0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. See Spring Fling.

0 DEDLAM THEATRE 2 Forrest Road. 225 9893. .

Table Manners Wed 14 —Sun is May. 7.30pm. £2 (£1.75 EUTC members). A production of Alan Ayckbourn‘s

TAG Theatre Co, On Tour. ‘Pee-ail!‘ shriek: Terry Neason, as she is christened by her lirst agent with the name by which the singer has passed into legend, “What kind of a name is that?‘ The exclamation neatly translates Pam Gems' original cockney equivalent of Parisian slang into a Glaswegian pun in TAG’s production it also sums up a lot about Pial and the combination of coarseness and romance that made up her immensely volatile and contradictory personality. Gems' play creates a kaleidoscopic picture of Piai's character, career and

background. She emerges as a woman g


oi both immense personal magnetism and zest for lite and crude, arrogant seliishness— a combination of unique originality and circumstance. Her ability to succeed with a diny joke in any company or situation emphasises the plays abrasive stripping away oi superficial respectability.

Ian Brown’s production moves iluently around her lile, lrom her early days as a Parisian prostitute, to her navigation ol the shark-inlested waters 1 at lame with deit economy and handles the music with eltective simplicity on an accordion and piano (Dwen Murray

and Derek Watson). The cast's juggling oi the many roles is patchy in places, Anne Downie, however, as Pial’s childhood lriend and streetwalking colleague is a testament to survival. Terry Neason as Pial herself has immense humour, spirit and temper, though she doesn't capture an edge at dangerous fantasy. Her singing is superb, however, an intensely moving, reminding us with every song that Piat's lite was in her songs in every sense, and recapturing on stage, a sense of the spirit that made Plat the

legend she became. (Sarah Hemming)

, . -- .. “J The List 16— 29 May 17