,1 Vinyl Wed 9—Sat 12 July. 7.30pm. £3 ? (£2.50). A psycho-drama rock musical by Chris Adams and Chester ' Studczinski presented by the ; amateur group Chameleon. O PAVILION 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Robert Halpern Thurs 26—Sat 28 June. 7.30pm. Thurs all seats £2. Fri and Sat£3.50. £3. £2. Hypnotic fare. O THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall ;' Street. 332 7521. Box Office Tue—Sat ' 10am—5.30pm. Sun 2—5pm. (Tickets from bookshop on perfevgs). [D]
O BEDLAM THEATRE 2 Forrest Road. 225 9893.
The importance of Being Earnest Fri 27 June 7.30pm. Sat 28 June 3pm. £2. £1.75 (concs).£1 .50 (members).
the importance of being Ernest is brought home to two distinctly unearnest bright young things — Oscar Wilde‘s most famous play, studded with the gems of Wildean wit. amongst them those words immortalised by Edith Evans. This
O 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
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mayhem that ensues when the hero. Spectre Inspector starts to investigate a haunted fruit shop. There are also circus schools for kids
0 CHURCHRILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 447 7597. Tickets usually available from theatre half hour before perf. Usher Hall Box Office and Cruikshanks Dancing Display Mon 30 June. 7pm. The Manor School of Ballet.
School Concert Wed 2 July. 6.30pm. St Serf‘s School Concert.
0 KING'S 2 Leven Street. 229 1201.
Cumbernauld. 023 67 32887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—3pm. 6—8pm perf. evgs.
A Grand Scots Night Tue 8. 15. 22 July: Thurs l0. l7 and 24 July. 8pm. £3 ! (£2). An eveningofentertainment in Bar/cafe. the company of Bobby Harvey and ; at the Third Eye Centre from 1—12 HeatherUp Your Kill Fri 27 and Sat 28 Friends. é July. Contact the centre for details. June. 7.45pm. £2.75 (£1.50). ' American tourists are. as we know. unusually thin on the ground this year— Wildcat Stage Productions
NOT NOW DARLING
build on this to develop a cynical Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. picture ofwho‘s screwing whoin the Bar. Rest. [D] [E]
Scottish tourist industry. David ‘ g 5, Thanks forthe Memory Until Sat 28 Anderson and-David MaCLcnndn S June. 7pm. £5. ()APs. Children £3. script shows us a Highland hotel An evening of nostalgia from the labouring to overcome the nearby , Fifties. compered bv Duggie ‘acCident' that haS. amongst other f Chapman with songs from Ronnie things. turned the whisky blue. As ' Hilton. Ruby Murray. Steve King ever. With Wildcat. the music is if and Ken Platt.
strongand extremely well 3.." i
I Once a Catholic Mon 30 June—Sat 5 July. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £6—£4.50. All seats halfprice Mon:
. All seats £4 Sat mat: Tue—Thurs. Disabled. UB40. Student. OAP half price. Mary O‘Malley's successful comedy about life in a girls‘ convent where the young ladies‘ minds are not on heaven.
Not Now Darling Mon 7—Sat 12 July. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £6—£4.50. All seats halfprice Mon; All seats £4 Sat mat; Tue—Thurs. Disabled.
. . . 1 Student. Child. U840. OAP half Hlncsi movmg talc "f 3 kamg Class price in stalls and Grand Circle only; [my and the 1‘05!”th mars-T111953 ; i .; 2 ' Parties of Him more 40% reduction.
. . . ; community production With 7 . Jimmy Logan and John Grieve hold members from the drama 1 the show inJoan Knight‘s
performed. The material is patchy. however. — a rather long joke— though Myra McFadyen gives a virtuoso performance as a whole ‘clan‘ of MacGregors.
Loot Fri 27 and Sat 28 June. 8pm. £1.50. Flipside Theatre Company in Joe Orton‘s now classic, harsh. very black comedy. in which the loot in question is the questionable contents ofa coffin. .' KesThurs l0—Sat 12Ju1y. 7.45pm. £2 (£1). A Scottish version of Barry '
workshops. youth theatres. adult 1 g j! production of the farce by Ray drama groups and others. i .. i ' ' Cooney and John Chapman. 0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 "“‘“""~ .
O MANDELA THEATRE (At the Gateway Exchange) 2—4
Abbeymount. 661 (1982. The Nutcracker Suite Tue 1—-Sat 5 July. 8pm. £2 (£1.50). The Gateway
Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—10pm. Sat and Sun 2—5an
Spend, Spend, Spend Until Fri 27 June. 7.30pm. £1.50(£1).
Unemployed free. What would you do if you won the pools‘.’ In 1961. Vivian Nicholson and her husband
won £150,000— a bit of a change from
the £7 weekly they were used to. GRID Theatre Company present Jack Rosenthal's play about what happened (adapted by Robin Wilson).
0 KlNG'S Bath Street. Box Office Mon—Sat noon-6pm. Four bars. [D] Phone bookings (Ticket Centre). Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.552 5961.
Not Now Darling Until Sat 5 July. Mon-Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5pm and 8pm. £4.50—£3.50. Summer farce from
1 Ray Cooney and John Chapman with everybody fashed with flesth
lust. and Jimmy Logan and John Grieve playing comedy to the
King’s Theatre, Glasgow
Set in the offices oi Bodley, Bodley and Crouch, furriers oi Princes Street, Not Now, Darling is another in the long line oi Ray Cooney’s run-about-wile- swapping-and-getting-confused- whiIe-losing-as-many-clothes-in-
the-process-as-possible farces. These
plays are often - and rightly so — dismissed as simplistic, sexist, formulaic nonsense and Not Now, Darling is all this. Certainly it is hard to remembera single witty line from the
: entire show. But where Not Now,
Darling succeeds is in the cast being
farsuperiorto the material.
It seems fashionable among the
: younger set to knock ‘old-time’ comics
like Jimmy Logan but he simply strolls through the part of Gilbert Bodley like
the supreme professional he is, losing not one possible laugh and gaining
McPhails it up to the audience’s
many I suspect were nowhere to be seen in the original script. The plot, such as it is, revolves round the usual farce situations of mistaken identities, sexy secretaries and angry husbands.
doors and falling underwear. John Grieve, as Bodley‘s dim asexual (or so we think) partner, Crouch, hams and
obvious delight. The cast, directed by Joan Knight, can‘t be faulted for bringing to life what is a quite unremarkable play and in the process turning it into a rather entertaining piece of theatre. Also appearing at 1 King's Theatre, Edinburgh.
Exchange in a new studio production. directed by Andy Arnold of the play that he co-wrote with Jimmy Boyle about Boyle‘s years in Barlinnie Prison‘s Special Unit. and the change they brought about in him. Graham Tent plays Boyle.
O NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 957‘). Box office Mon—Sat 10am——4pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe 1151
Spectre inspector Mon 7—Sat 12 July. 2.30pm. £2 adult; £1 child. Edinburgh Puppet Company in a show where the Hero. Spectre Inspector. takes it upon himselfto chase two ghosts in a haunted fruit shop. . . trouble abounds as does audience participation. At the same time as this and the next show for
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manner born. See Rcvicw_ ] kids. the Netherbow will also be I
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