0 Theatre is listed by city lirst, then by venue, running in alphabetical order, except for touring shows which are listed by the name at the show. Please send details not later than 10 days belore publication date. Cabaret is listed separately.
0 CITIZENS Gorbals Street. 429 0022/8177. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Hidden Fires Fri 31 Oct—Sat 22 Nov. 7.30pm. £3. Concs £1 in advance; Student £1 . ()AP and U840 free on the door. A new production and translation by Robert David MacDonald ofa delightful and unusual marriage comedy by the 19th century French writer Alfred de Musset. See Review. 0 CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. ()23 67 32887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—3pm. 6-8pm perfevgs. Bar/Cafe. Epsom Downs Until 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. Fionn MacCumhall Fri 21 Nov. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1.25). A new theatre company. Fionn. dedicated to incorporating Scottish traditional forms — piping. fiddling. poetry and dance — into dramatic performance. in a presentation of Harvey Holton's poem cycle about the Celtic hero Fionn MacCumhall. See also Third Eye Centre. Glasgow. Dun Tulim Sat 22 Nov. £2.5()(£1.25). An evening ofScottish music. the first halfgiven by Jimmy Young on Northumberland pipes and flute and Ron Shaw on cello. the second half, Dun Tulm comprising music from cellist Ron Shaw and words from poet Harvey Holton inspired by a visit to the ruined fortress of Dun Tulm on Skye. O DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 041 552 5827. The Fall oi the House of Usher and Fabula Mon l7—Sat 22 Nov. 7.30pm. Strathclyde Theatre Co. in a double horror bill — an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe‘s classic tale The Fall of the House of Usher and Fabula a new play by Mark Thomson exploring what happens when two people are left on a bare stage. stripped of the paraphernalia ofeveryday life, and left to communicate. 0 FOUR ACRES DOWANHILL CENTRE Hyndland Street. Educating Rita Fri 14 and Sat 15 Nov. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Tickets from 334 8084. Only Connect Theatre in Willy Russell‘s comedy. 0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street, 221 4526. Saved Wed 19LSat 22 Nov. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 for OAPs and Students; UB40$ free). Grid. the arts centre‘s
adult drama group in Edward Bond‘s savage modern classic. Not suitable for children.
0 KING'S Bath Street. Box Office Mon—Sat 12 noon—6pm. 4 bars. [D] [E] Phone Bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. 552 5961 . Aladdin Mon 24 Nov 1986—7 Feb 1987. 7pm. Sat mat 2. 15pm. £6.25. £5.75.£4.75.£3.75,£1.Half-price cones for OAPs and children available. First off in the race towards the Festive Season, Aladdin. magic lanterns and all. with Widow Twankey played by peerlessly professional Stanley Baxter who, in the show in Edinburgh last year. at one stage revealed a pair of legs comely enough to invite all sorts ofsexist remarks . . .
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—630pm.
Come Blow Your Horn Until Sat 15 Nov. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Upstage Theatre Group in Neil Simon‘s comedy.
West Side Story Tue 18—Sat 22 Nov. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Guys and Gals in the stage version of the highly successful Fifties New York Romeo and Juliet love story, music by Leonard Bernstein.
Little Red Riding Hood Tue 25—Sat 29 Nov. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Regional Entertainments Group in a traditional panto.
O RUCHHILL UNEMPLOYED WORKERS CENTRE Shuna Street 041 946 5675. We’ve been had Mon 24—Sat 29 Nov. 7.30pm. (This time unconfirmed please check with venue). Daytime workshops also — please contact venue for details. Faceback Theatre Company in a musical comedy about advertising — see Touring.
O THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331
1234, 332 9000 (credit cards). Box office. Mon-Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perf eves). Bar. Buffet.
What Every Woman Knows Mon 17—Sat 22 Nov. 7.15pm; mats 2.15pm. £2—£6. Cones for groups. students, OAPs and Ub40s; Mon evening and Sat matinee two for the price of one. The Scottish Theatre Company in Tom Fleming’s warm. confident production ofJ.M. Barrie's comedy. Set and written at the time ofthe early Suffragette struggles. it takes a wry and enlightened look at opportunities for women, broadening into speculation about ambition and sexual politics on several levels at once. Maggie (Maureen Beattie). an intelligent but plain. strong-minded
Citizens’, Glasgow Jacqueline, the central character in Hidden Fires, tirst appears on stage dressed in a bosom-llattening Victorian corset, protesting, from within her constricting stays, her innocence against her husband’s accusations that she has a lover. Later, with the lover, she appears less constrained and more emotional in a loose and llowing toga-draped sheet, as they recklessly plot to ensnare their unwitting scapegoat. Jacqueline’s dllticulties (and the scope oi the play) lie in her commitment to both these extremes ol personality and the three caricatured men - over-earnest lover, over-slmplllied husband and unteeling lover— are set at intervals along this emotional curve.
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The adulterous theme is a tamlliar one, butAllred de Musset's ‘ Hidden Flres’ is a mannered ratherthan a penetrating play and is carefully played as such. To this end the smaller parts are played as amused and tllppant and the set nearly parodies the action. In the garden indiscretions take place amongst the clipped topiary which- llterally-shapes the action, while pictures at prize winning bulls in the bedroom sport award-winning rosettes. Under Robert David MacDonald's direction it all works togetherto make a well-shaped parody at French manners and marriage in which Roberta Taylor as Jacqueline gives a particularly resourceful and pleasing perlormance. (Sally Kinnes)
Scotswoman uses her intelligence to further her ambitious, self-conﬁdent husband‘s (Benny Young) career in politics. Self-sacrifice or manipulation? The cast do Barrie‘s wit and good-humoured understanding of human weakness good service while avoiding his sentimentality and the temptation to be too cosy. and there are particularly strong performances from Roy Hanlon. James McClure and Harry Walker. with Una McLean playing a delightfully over-the-top worldly-wise French countess. O THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street, 3327521. Fionn MacCumhall Thurs 20 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Fionn, a new professional theatre company based in Fife. using Celtic music. poetry and dance to present Harvey Holton‘s poem cycle about the Celtic hero Fionn MacCumhall. Part of the Centre‘s season As An Fhearann to mark the centenary ofthe Crofting Act. See also Exhibitions. Open and Music sections. The Croltlng Act Fri 21 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). A revue with the band Capercaillie. combining music and sketches in an offbeat. satirical look at crofting. Crotters Tales Sat 15 and Sat 22 Nov. 11am (50mins) £1 adult; 50p child. A morning ofstorytelling for children offive and over, oftales (in English) based on traditional tales from crofting communites - part of the Third Eye Centre‘s AsAn Fhearamt. O TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267/8. Box Office Tue—Sat. Noon—10pm. Bar. Please Please Please Tue 18—Sat 22 Nov. 8pm. Theatre Club Members £3; Guests £4; Concs — for members who are students, OAPs. UB40s or under 21 — £1. Theatre de Complicite with their wonderful very movement-orientated theatre. quietly delving into the quirks of human life and relationships. Their A Minute Too Late and More Bigger Snacks Now were great successes on last year‘s Edinburgh Fringe and brought them the Perrier Award 1985. Please, Please. Please brings us an avaragely unpalatable family. '
O ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street.
The current season of events 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 Craik on 031 225 3614.
A Night lorthe ANC Fri 14 Nov. 8pm. £4.50 (£2). See Cabaret.
Across the Barricades Sat 15 Nov. 3pm. £1.50 (75p). TAG Theatre company follow up their successful tour of an adaptation ofJoan Lingard’s The Twelfth Day ofluly with a continuation of the story: an
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