The Bottle Imp. an allegory on the nautre ofgreed. An energetic. imaginative production that yet somehow disappointingly fails to capture the spirit of the original. Touring round the North ofScotland during early Sept then returning to Central Scotland. For further details contact ('ommunicado on 031 225


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7.30pm. 0382 23530/29450; Portobello Town Hall. Portobello Thurs 18 Sept. 7.30pm. 031 225 2424 ext6633.Tourconflnues.

0 Heather Up Your Kilt Wildcat Stage Productions in a jaded view of Scottish tourists and the tourist industry as the American MacGregor family return to discover

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Tickets: £3.50/.£2.00

1986 87 Season of Romance. Music and Heroism Opens 17 September with

THE WALLACE by Sydney Goodsir Smith A Play of Passion and Intrigue.

Evenings: 7.45pm

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Fri 12 Sept at 7.30pm METALLICA £4.50

Wed 17 Sept at 7.30pm MOTORHEAD £6.00, £5.00


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more than their roots. Musically on target. comically wider of the mark. but a smashing chameleon performance from Myra McFadyen as a whole clan of ‘MacGregors‘. For further details contact Wildcat on 041 334 4866.

Volunteer Centre. E lmbank Street. Glasgow Thurs 4 Sept. 7.30pm. 041 226 3431 ; Main Town Hall. Johnstone Fri 5 Sept. 7.30pm. ()41 889 3151 : St Andrews H igh School . Clydebank Sat 6 Sept. 7.30pm. 041 941 3795; Town Hall. Kirkintilloch Mon 8 Sept. 7.30pm. Kirkintilloch or Bishopbriggs Librarys or Transtravel. 59 'l‘ownhead. Kirkintilloch. 041 776 2956: Victoria Drive School. .S‘cotstoun Tue 9 Sept. 7.30pm. 041 959 8848; The John Mains C. E. Centre. Glasgow Wed 10 Sept. 7.30pm. 041 429 5640 or 041 429 7271 : Town Hall. Falkirk. Thurs l 1 Sept. 0324 28038; Wells/tot Halls, Shettleston Fri 12 Sept. 8pm. 041 771 2401 ; Bonar Hall. Dundee Sat 13 Sept. 7.30pm. 0382 22200: Civic Theatre, Motherwell Mon 15 Sept.

7.30pm. 60 675 15; Civic Theatre. Ayr

Tue 16 Sept. 7.30pm. 0292 264639; Fairhill Civic Centre, Hamilton Wed 17 Sept, 7.30pm. 7 282323 ext 245/241 : Arts Guild Theatre, Greenock Thurs 18 Sept, 7.30pm. 0475 23038. Tour continues.

0 Blood and Ice Winged Horse in a new production ofone of the earliest plays to spring from the sparklingly inventive pen of Liz Lochhead: the tale of Mary Shelley and how her own creation. Frankenstein. came to take over her life. For further details: 031 226 3520.

Harbour Arts Centre. Irvine Thurs 1 l -

Sept. 7.45pm; Stanwix Arts Theatre, Car/isle Fri 12 Sept. 8pm; Rose/till Theatre. Whitehaven Sat 13 Sept. 8pm; Theatre Workshop. Edinburgh Tue 16—Sat 20 Sept. 8pm. Tour confinues.

0 As You Like It TAG Theatre Company in their bouncy and imaginative production of Shakespeare's comedy about love. set in the Forest ofArden. For further details contact TAG on ()41 4292877.

Town Mill Theatre. Strut/raven Thurs 1 1 Sept. 7.30pm. 0357 29411: Cumbernauld Theatre, (.‘umbernauld Fri l2—Sat 13 Sept. 7.45pm. 02367 732887.


o Trumpets and Raspberries Borderline Theatre Company in

, theirextremelysuccessful

production of Dario Fo‘s farce riotous comedy with political overtones. when a factory worker and his boss become confused in a

' case ofmistaken identity. Andy Gray and Elaine C. Smith hold the

stage in Morag Fullerton’s production. For further details tel. Borderline on 0292 281010

A berdeen Arts ( 'entre. Aberdeen Tue 2—Sat 6 Sept. (Tue. Wed. Thurs 7.30pm; Sat 8pm: Fri 2pm) 0224 635208; Bonar Hall. Dundee Tue 9—Wed 10 Sept. 7.30pm. Advance tickets Dundee Rep 0382 23530 and Central Booking Office. Dundee

, (1382 22200; Eden Court. lnt'erness

Thurs l l—Sat 13 Sept. 7.45pm. 0463 221718: Magnum (.‘entre. Irvine Mon

15 Sept, 7.30pm. 0294 78381; Langholm A cademy Tue 16. 7.30pm; Castle Douglas High School Wed 17 Sept. 7.30pm; Sanquhar Community Education Centre, I Dumfries Thurs 18 Sept. 7.30pm. Tickets for all these from Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association. ()387 63822 ext 28. Tour continues


O GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526.

The Kosh ‘Telling Tales' Sat 13 Sept. 8pm. £2 (£1). The Kosh bring their one-act dance play direct from the Edinburgh Festival. David Lee is dead. his body in a box and his clothes in a red plastic bag. His daughter. son Joe and Joe‘s girlfriend meet in his flat. Their entrance in black is strained as they hobble with what seem to he sticks. but turnout to be stretched elastic. Emotions are taut and the music, abstract and built on repetition. sounds like crickets in the heat.

As they shed their coats. the three grasp for the old pre-death normality.

All three performers move with skill and conviction as they shudder with pain, cartwheel and contract. Williams. the lead choreographer (contributions came from the whole company) is particularly expressive. probing the most private corners of emotion. Being witness to griefis never a comfortable experience and The Kosh use jerks and breaks of movement to jar. The introduction ofvoice into The Kosh‘s work. adds yet another dimension to Telling Tales. this latest piece. though its effectiveness is perhaps diluted by overuse. (Alice Bain)


O ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street (332 3104 for information). Spring Auditions Sat 6 Sept. Spring.

has just completed its first successful season performing throughout the Region and providing young people with the opportunity to dance within a company structure. If you are over the age of 13. have enthusiasm and commitment to dance (with or without experience) you are invited to come along and take part in the auditions. From 21 Sept. there will be Sunday afternoon rehearsals every week.


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