0 Theatre is listed by city tirst, then by [ venue, running in alphabetical order, except tortouring shows which are listed by the name at the show. Please send details not later than 10 days

, belore publication date. Cabaret is

1 listed separately.


O CITIZENS Gorbals Street. 429

: 0022/8177. Box Office Mon—Sat

I 10am—8pm. Bar. [D].

7 Hidden Fires Fri 31 Oct—Sat 22 Nov.

' 7.30pm. £3. Cones £1 in advance:

Student £1 . OAP and U840 free on

I the door. FREE preview Thurs 30

Oct. A new production and

translation by Robert David

MacDonald ofa play by the 19th

century French writer Alfred de Musset: a comedy based on

; infidelity. offering an unusual solution to the perennial situation.


Cumbernauld. ()23 67 32887. Box

Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat

g 10am—3pm. 6-8pm perfevgs.


Breakers Thurs 30 Oct-Sat 1 Nov.

; 7.45pm.£2(£1).Cumbernauld

Youth Theatre in a comedy with a

' serious subject— set in a disco.

Breakers. it looks at the religious

divisions that colour the choice of

dancing partner.

The Albannach Thurs 6—Sat 8 Nov.

7.45pm. £2.75 (£1.50). 7:84 Scotland

in their production ofJohn

McGrath‘s adaptation of the novel

by Fionn MacColla. See Touring.

Legge’s Eleven and. . . Where It’s Due

Fri 7 Nov. 8pm. £1.50. Apex Players

in two comedies by Harry Glass:

ofa ladies‘ football team copes with the pre-match problems of his team in the dressing room and. . . Where It's Due where three sisters get involved in a con-trick.

Epsom Downs Thurs 13—Sat 15 Nov. 7.45pm. £2 (£1). No Mean Company present Howard Brenton‘s play, casting a jaded eye over the state of the nation as seen from Epsom Downs.

O DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 1 ()41552 5827.

Lone Star and Interview Wed 5—Sat 8 Nov. 8pm. A double bill of modern American drama from John Street Theatre. Strathclyde University‘s

. drama group

Interview Part ofa trilogy of plays that came to be known asAmerica Hurrah! is less a formal play than a sort of open-weave ‘fugue‘ for several actors. Developed by Joseph Chaikin at the Open Theatre. New York. during the Sixties. it offers a window on the off-Off-Broadway theatre explosion during the Sixties. while Lone Star first shown in the late Seventies. is a three-man play set in Texas that takes an comically absurd view of South West America


0 KING'S Bath Street. Box Office

Mon—Sat l2 noon—6pm. 4 bars. [D] [E] Phone Bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. 552 5961.

No No Nanette Until Sat 1 Nov. 7.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. Mon-Thurs £3. £3.50. £2.50. Sat mat £2.50. £2.80, £1.60; Fri and Sat eve £3.50, £4. £2.80. Mon: Two for price of one. Two free seats with every ten. when booking 20 seats. The Minerva Club in the musical comedy.

Gypsy Baron Mon 3—Sat 8 Nov. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3.30.

£2.75.£2(Satmat:£2.75,Qt2.25. 1 £1.50). Mon evening. two for price

Legge's Eleven in which the manager Q

ofone for block bookings of twenty or over. Glasgow Light Opera.

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 10.30am—6.30pm.

Grease Until Sat 1 Nov. 7.30pm. Sat 2.30pm also. £3.50 (£2.50). Shields

Theatre Co in the musical whose film

version made John Travolta and revealed a lot more ofOlivia

Tron, Glasgow 01 the three plays commissioned tor this special trilogy of new ‘music theatre’, Tom McGrath’s ‘Thanksgiving’ (see photo) explores the use at music most imaginatively. The programme’s title is triply signilicant—three plays, a cast of three, three approaches to triangular relationships— and here, McGrath explores the relationship between Ben, an expatriate Brit, and Amy, his American lover. Both already committed, their relationship is set against the atmosphere of Thanksgiving Day, talling during the Iranian hostage crisis. While the outsize patriotism ol the media is

wittin satirised by McGrath with a huge E

and impudenttvset, the more serious themes 01 independence and allegiance are intertwined on a personal and broader level. As they reach a pitch in Ben’s mind, McGrath uses Edward McGuire’s beautiful

music to echo Ben’s teelings, haunting l



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The Albannach Mon 3 and Tue 4 Nov. 8pm. £3.30 (£2). One ticket free with every nine bought. 7284 Scotland in John McGrath's adaptation ofthe novel by Fionn MacColla. See Touring.

Classical Dance Display Sat 8 Nov. 7.30pm. Arranged by the Asian Artists Association. Tickets from the. same.

Soviet Folk Song and Dance Group Sun 9 Nov. 7pm. A folk song and dance group from the Soviet Union. organised by the Scotland-USSR Society.

Come Blow Your Horn Thurs l3—Sat 15 Nov. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50).

Upstage Theatre Group in Neil Simon‘s comedy.

0 THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234.332 9000 (credit cards). Box office. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perfeves). Bar. Buffet.

Ane Satyre ot the Thrie Estaites Wed 12.1hursl3 Nov. 7.15pm. £2.50—£8.50. Concs available to _ OAPs. Students. UB40s. groups. On their way to Poland the Scottish Theatre Company in their pageant-like. spectacular production of David Lyndsay‘s 16th century morality play. which was shown at the 1984 and 1985 Edinburgh Festival.

As well as visiting Glasgow for the

first time with this production whose cast includes Andrew


him physically on the stage. The play leels unfinished, but it is lascinating and produces the best performances at the evening from Robert McIntosh, Myra McFadyen and Melanie D'Reilly, and the best direction lrom Michael Boyd.

Marianne Carey’s ’Love Joan’ is also a study at inlidelity, using music more conventionally as atmosphere, as, after the death at her husband, a woman laces up to and overcomes her conllicting feelings about an extra-marital attair.

Meanhwile, Marcella Evaristi’s ‘Trio (With Strings)’ is the most superficial, butalso the funniest, most complete and most structurally imaginative ot the evening, incorporating the musical theme into the subject. A small working-class girl struggling to find her leet in the musical class ola ‘posh’ school, eventually, symbolically, masters her classmates and music itsell.(3Hl

Cruikshank. Walter Carr and Caroline Kaart the company are also flying on to the festival at the Teatr Dramactyczny in Warsaw. showing Lyndsay‘s work outside Scotland for the first time.

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

3 Until Sun 16 Nov. 8pm. Sat mat on 15 Nov. 3pm. Members £3. Guests £4. Cones £1 . A new trilogy of musical plays directed by Michael Boyd and with music by Eddie McGuire. See Review.


0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. A new season ofevents at the Assembly Rooms runs until Sun 23 Nov and includes. dance. cabaret. music. poetry and other readings. workshops and an exhibition on Contemporary Arts and Crafts in China. See relevant sections. Tickets for all events available in advance from Usher Hall Box Office, Lothian Road. Edinburgh. 228 1155. and on the door from one hour before performance on the night. For further details tel Kate (.‘raik on 0312253614.

Man Act Two: Miracles Wed 12 Nov. 8pm. £2.50(£1.50). A new show from the male duo. whose Man Act One was a huge success at last year's Festival. See Panel.

Man Act Workshop: The Sweat Lodge Tue 11 Nov. 10am—4pm. Free but booking in advance essential tel 225 2424 ext 6623/6625. Workshop for men only. exploring physical violence. its positive and negative aspects. Wear loose clothing.

0 BEDLAM THEATRE 2 Forrest Road, 225 9893.

White Liars Wed 5 Nov. 1.30pm. EUTC members £1 . non-members £1 .50. EUTC in a lunchtime showing of Peter Shaffer's play.

What The Butler Saw Wed 5—Mon 111 Nov. 7.30pm. Edinburgh University Theatre Company in Joe ()rton‘s savagely funny play.

Triple Bill Wed 12 Nov. 1.30pm. EUTC members £1 . non-members £1.50. Edinburgh University Theatre Company in George Bernard Shaw‘s Fur Fetched Fables; Passions by Edward Bond and Second Secretary '3 Monologue by Kenny Davidson. an EUTC member.

0 BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D]

The Warld Traiveller Until Sat 1 Nov. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2).

First showing for a play by

Donald Mackenzie focusing on a family conflict in a mining village in 18th century Fife.

A Man ForAll Seasons Wed 5—Sat 15 Nov. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2). First night £2 (£1.50). A new production of Robert Bolt‘s play about Sir Thomas ' More and the conflict of principles in which he finds himself.


Morningside Road. Tickets usually available from (‘ruikshanks the Newsagents. opp the Theatre.

The Crucible Wed l2—Sat 15 Nov. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Tickets available in advance from the Usher

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