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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 For Commonwealth Arts Festival Theatre Events please reterto Commonwealth Arts Festival Dairy page17.
O CUMBERNAULO THEATRE Cumbernauld. (123 67 32887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—3pm. 6—8pm perf. evgs. Kes Until Sat 12.lul_v. 7.45pm. £2 (£1). A Scottish version of Barry Hines‘ moving tale of a working class boy and the kestrel he rears. This is a community production with members frotn the dratna workshops. youth theatres. adult drama groups and others. 0 MITCHELL (iranville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat. l2 noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. [D] Tickets also available frorn Ticket Centre. (Tandleriggs. 552 5961. Mon—Sat l().3()am—6.3(lpm. Vinyl Until Sat 12 July.'7.3()pm. £3 (£2.50). A psycho-drama rock musical by Chris Adams and Chester Studenzinski presented by the amateur group Chameleon. A Grand Scots Night Tue 15 and Thurs 17 and Tue 22 and Thurs 24 July. 8pm. £3 (£2). Bobby Harvey leads a mixed programme of humour. music. song and dance. More A Way oi Liie Mon 14~Fri 18 July. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ). North Tyneside Youth Theatres in a play by Alan Howe. a comedy with social import about the history of shipbuilding on Tyneside. 0 PAVILION 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Robert Halpern'I‘hurs lo—Sat 12. Thurs 17—Sat 1‘). Thurs 24—Sat 26 July. 7.30pm. Thurs all seats £2. Fri and Sat £3.51). £3. £2. Hypnotic fare. O THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—5.3(lpm. Sun 2—5pm. (Tickets
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Major Mustard‘s Travelling Show Sat
1‘) .luly. £1 kids. £1.5(ladults. Two puppet shows for young audiences
involvinglotsofcolourand é participation. No 7 Dandelion Street
( l lam) for 3—7 year-olds and Robin
Hood (2.30pm) for 5 years and over.
O KING'S 2 Leven Street. 22‘) 121)]. Box office Mon—Sat “lam—8pm. Bar. Rest. [D] [E]
Not Now Darling LJntil Sat 12 July. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.3(lpm. £6—£4.5(). All seats half price Mon; All seats £4 Sat matz'l’ue—Thurs. Disabled. Student. Child. LIB-H). ()AP half price in stalls and (irand Circle only: Parties of lllor more 40’? reduction. Jimmy Logan and John (irieve hold the show in Joan Knight's production of the farce by Ray Cooney and John Chapman.
0 Capital Showtime Mon 14 July-Sat 2 Aug. 7 & 9pm. £3. An hour and a halfof varietyentertainment including Highland Dancing. Traditional songs. music and comedy. presented by The Kings Theatre and Drew 'l'aylor Promotions.
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o LYCEUM STUDIO THEATRE Cambridge Street. Tickets in advance from Royal Lyceum Theatre Box Office. 22‘) 6967. and at venue one hour before performance. The Dream of a Ridiculous Man Thurs 17—Sat l9July. 7.30pm. £2 (£1).
A production by the
Royal Lyceum ‘Upstage‘ team based on Dostoevsky"s short story ‘Dreams of a Queer Fellow".
Blood, Sweat and Tears Mon 21 July—Sat 2 Aug. 3.31) and 7.3(lpm. £4 (£3). A Commonwealth Arts Festival Associated Event (See also Commonwealth Arts Festival Diary). The highly successful Hull Truck company in John (iodber’s play about a young girl who becomes a judo champion
0 NETHERBOW ~13 High Street. 556 957‘) Box office Mon—Sat lilarn—4pnt. 7—9pm perfevgs Cafe [El
The Bothy: Tales, Songs, Traditions 01 Scotland Until Sat 26July. 8pm. £3 (£2). Cheese and oatcake supper from 7pm. £1 .5(). An evening looking at different manifestations throughout Scottish literature and legend of fascinations with the supernatural
Spectre Inspector Until Sat 12 July. 2.30pm. £2 adult; £1 child. Edinburgh Puppet Company in a show where the Hero. Spectre Inspector. takes it upon himself to chase two ghosts in a haunted fruit shop. . . trouble aboundsas does audience participation. At the same
A MIOSUMMER NIGHT’S
time as this and the next show for kids. the Netherbow will also be
running workshops for young people.
The Magic Whistle Mon 14—8111 19 July. 2.30pm. £2 adult; £1 child. Another show for young audiences. this time frotn the Netherbow Raiders who bring a (iaelic boy hero from folklore onto the stage. Lots of action and suitable for kids of all ages. A Commonwealth Arts Festival Associated Event.
Arts Opportunity Programme Until Sat 19 July. A series ofworkshops in stage skills for young people. to be held in the Harry Younger 1 fall. Workshops range from puppet making. to circus skills. to dance. to stage fighting to mime and masks. For further details please contact The Netherbow. See also Kids page. 0 ROYAL LYCEUM (irindlay Street. 229 9697. Box office Mon—Sat Illam—6pm. loam—8pm on perf evgs. Bar. Rest. [DHE]
Pygmalion Until Thurs 31 July. 7.45pm.(220.127.116.11. 18.104.22.168. 26. 30. 31 July. plus Sat tnats on 12 and 26July at 3. 15pm. ) £2—£5. TheatreSaver holders £1 off. Further concs avail — £1 offeach ticket if you book for both shows. The Lyceum company open their summer season with two shows in repertoire. Midsmnmer .N'I'ghl's Dream and this. one ofShaw‘s best known. best loved comedies in which the pompous. misogynous elocution professor. Henry Higgins. elects to transform Eliza Doolittle from a flower girl to a
Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh
The second play in the Lyceum‘s summer season, A Midsummer Night‘s Dream is a disappointment. Their lirst production, a very enjoyable Pygmalion, continues in repertoire but lan Wooldridge’s Dream is weak and lacks pace. Puck, the impish and merry wanderer ot the night, has been slowed right down almost to a standstill, but it's an empty gesture that doesn’t add anything to the play. There are some nice individual touches and attention to detail by the cast (Penny Bunton as Hermia is able to introduce a rare note ot sexual tension as she tells her would-be loverto ‘lie further 011') but the direction is too ponderous to be magical, and the lairiestoo dreary. They don’t even seem able to believe in themselves. (Sally Kinnes)
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