o CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld, 023 67 32887. Bix Office Mon—Fri 10am-6pm. Sat lOam-3pm, 6-8pm perf evgs. Bar/Cafe.

Balls! Sat 16, 7.45pm. £2 (£1). The Crack Theatre Company bring back their successful production ofa comedy about two unemployed youths who see their future, strictly speaking, as a load of balls. . .

Once a Catholic Thurs 21 and Fri 22 Aug. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1.25). Grid Theatre Company in Mary O’Malley’s smash hit comedy about growing up in a convent school and its effect on the over-fertile imagination. Not for children.

0 DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street, 552 5827.

? As You Like it Sat 16 Aug. 7.30pm. 5 TAG Theatre Company in

Shakespeare’s classic arcadian comedy in which the lovers find


The Lemmings are Coming. This tale oi tour young Scots lads living In London stars John Langlord, robert Buchanan, Douglas Sannachan and John Gordon Sinclair, star oi Gregory’s Girl who described the play as ‘the best

themselves in the Forest of Arden. c GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street, 221 4526. Earthcracit Until Sat 9 Aug. 7.30pm. (Tickets tel 041 221 4526). This is a play without a stage. Sounds bizarre? What it means is that the action takes place around the audience, all round the building. Directed by Robin Peoples and choreographed by Cheryl Strong, the Scottish Youth Theatre take on the whole building and practically the whole ofTime, as they perform John Wiles’ play about two young Russians in Stalingrad in 1942, who fall through a crack in the earth into the Underworld where legendary battles are fought. part of SYT’s summer festival see also Tron and Mitchell Theatres.

0 KING'S Bath Street. Box Office Mon-Sat 12 noon—6pm. 4 bars. [D] [E] Phone Bookings, Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, Mon-Sat


experience I've had In the theatre. mlt's got everything —drama, comedy, mime.’ the play Is a comedy which also has its sombre touches along with original songs which serve as a running commentary. The Times described It as

10.30am—6.30pm. 5525961.

A Wee Touch oi Class Until Sat 9 August. Mon—Fri 7.30pm, Sat 5 & 8pm. £4.50, £4, £3.50. Half-price concs. for students, UB4OS, OAPs and children except Sat 8pm performance. Prior to opening for its second year at the Edinburgh Festival, Denise Coffey and Rikki Fulton’s adaptation of Moliere’s classic comedy satirising upward-mobility, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. In this version, directed by Joan Knight of Perth Theatre, the action is transposed to Edinburgh at the time ofthe developing new town, where Monsieur Jourdain becomes Mister Jenner, a new New Town burgher of classic bad taste. Rikki Fulton as Jenner is extremely funny, though he tends to upstage everyone, including Moliere.

Look No Hans! Mon 11—Sat 16 Aug. Mon—Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5 and 8pm. £4.50, £4, £3.50. Jeffrey Holland and John Clegg in a new comedy by John Chapman and Michael Pertwee.

0 MITCHELL Granville Street, 221

3198. Box office Mon—Sat. 12 noon—6pm. Bar. Café. [D] Tickets also available from Ticket Centre, Candleriggs. 552 5961. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.

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The Lemmings are Coming, Riverside Studios, also at Assembly Rooms Edinburgh.

A Trilogy of Short Plays Until Sat 9 August. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Scottish Youth Theatre in a trilogy of plays by well-known Scottish writers; Disgusting Objects by Liz Lochhead, In Traction by Stuart Paterson and Child Splay by Frederick Lindsay.

West Side Story Sat 16, Mon 18, Tue 19 Aug. 7.30pm. £3 (£2), £2.50 (£1.50). Mitchell Theatre for Youth in a sneak preview of their production going to the Edinburgh Fringe of the famous Bernstein musical, a Romeo and Juliet love story set in New York’s gangland. Fashion in Performance Thurs 21 and Fri 22 Aug. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2). Ben the Press in a fashion show with a difference, more theatrically inclined than the average catwalk.

O PAVILION 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. Box office Mon—Sat 103m—8pm. Bar.

Robert Halpern Thurs 7—Sat 9, Thurs 14—Sat l6, Thurs 21—Sat 22 Aug. 7.30pm. Thurs all seats £2. Fri and Sat £3.50, £3, £2. Hypnotic fare. Go along and eat an onion.

0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm, Sun 2—5pm. (Tickets from bookshop on perf evgs). [D] [E]

Los Angeles Stand Up Comedy Wed 6 & Thurs 7 August. 8pm. £3 (£2). British premiere of a wildly wacky show from three comics from L.A.: Fred Wolfe, Peter Gaulkie and Bob Worley. A sneak preview of the show going on to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. See photo.

Intimate Memoirs ot an irish Taxidermist Fri 15 and Sat 16 Aug. 9pm. £3 (£2). Ben Keaton in a slightly eccentric social history of Ireland in which yer man plays sundry famous Irishmen, including Brendan Behan, John F. Kennedy and, of course, God. See Festival section and cover!

0 TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267/8. Box Office Tue—Sat. Noon—10pm. Bar.

Colonists Tue 5-Sat 9 Aug. 8pm. (Tickets, tel Tron Theatre). The Scottish Youth Theatre in a production of a play by John Harvey, which, subtitled ‘A Post-Nuclear Romance’, casts a jaded eye over the future, as cynical storytellers tell the comic, sardonic tale of the ‘birth ofa nation’. Directed by Alan Lyddiard with music by Ron McAllister. Part of SYT’s summer festival: see also Mitchell Theatre and Glasgow Arts Centre.

Fascinating Aida Tue 12—Sat 16 Aug. Members £3, Guests £4. Four brief nights from the smash hit satirical singing trio: three lyrical ladies, an old Joanna and some perfect timing. The Lemmings Are Coming Tue 19—Sun 24 Aug, 8pm. Sat 23 Aug, 4pm. members £3, Guests £4. John Gordon Sinclair and Robert Buchanan appear in this highly acclaimed production by the Riverside Studios of a play that grew out of six weeks improvisation at Cumbernauld Theatre and tells the story of a group of young Glaswegians who take on a flat in Battersea and much more besides.

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