0 Theatre is listed by city first, then by venue, running in alphabetical order, except for touring shows which are listed by the name of the show. Please send details not later than 10 days before publication date. Cabaret is listed separately.
0 CITIZENS Gorbals Street. 429
0022 8177. Box ()ffice Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D].
Red Riding Hood and the Woll'l‘ue 9 Dec—Sat 10.1an. l0am(11.17Dec:7 Jan); 2pm ( 10—22; 24. 26—31 Dec: 2—10Jan); 5pm ( 13. 20. 23. 24. 26. 27.31 Dec: 2. 3. 1(lJan); 7pm (9—12. 15—19. 22. 29 & 30 Dec; 5—9Jan): 8pm ( 13.20. 23.266; 27 Dec; 2. 3 a lllian). £1.50—£4.50dependingon day and concs. Please check with theatre. For the second year running the Citz' Christmas Show is written by Myles Rudge. whose credits include the lyrics to ‘Right Said Fred' and whose Hansel and Gretel last year was an intriguing blend of fantasy and psychology — as well as a great deal of fun.
0 CUMBERNAULO THEATRE Cumbernauld. 023 67 32887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—3pm. 6-8pm perf evgs.
The Wicked Witch and the Wonderful Well Thurs 4—Sat 27 Dec. 1.30 and 7.30pm. (7.30pm every day except
Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh
All credit is due to Edinburgh University Theatre Company for reviving this fascinating, sensitive play by Brian Friel. Friel approaches the Irish situation at a level that is at once simple and fundamental: his play explores the arrival in a small rural area of nineteenth century Southern lreland of a group of English military engaged in making the earliest Ordnance Survey maps.
Focussing on the-superficially— relatively innocent task of translating place names from their original Gaelic into English, Friel calls up a whole range of complex questions about progress, uniformity and the contradictory values of local identity and wider accessibility. His themes are echoed through the play, as he weaves in contemporaneous developments from traditional education - adding the ironic dimension through this ofthe gradual disappearance of contact with the Classical language and civilisation - and explores the nature of name-giving and communication at an elementary level, through the fates of a mute girl and two lovers who cannot communicate.
25 and 26 Dec; 1.30pm every day except8.9. 15. 16,23. 25 Dec). £3 (£1.60). Concs for parties often or more. Cumbernauld‘s Christmas Show adapted by Nick Fearne from several Scottish folk tales. but basically following the struggle between Good and Evil with plenty of audience participation.
0 DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 041552 5827.
Ulrike Thurs 4—Sat 6 Dec. 7.30pm. Clyde Unity Theatre in Eddie Boyd‘s play exploring the circumstance surrounding the death of Ulrike Meinhof and her reasons for becoming a terrorist.
O GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Kidnapped at Christmas Tue 9—Sat 2t) Dec.10am(22.214.171.124Dec); 1.30pm(126.96.36.199.15.l6.18 Dec): 2pm (20 Dec); 7.30pm (9. I7. 19 Dec). £2 (£1 ). Cones available for parties. Crosby and Gilbert. crooked stars of last year‘s successful panto at the Arts Centre. return to escape from another Christmas Dinner at Her Majesty's Pleasure into a world ofdisguise and intrigue.
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 Until Sat 7 Feb 1987. 7pm. Mats 2.15pm on 29 Nov. 3. 6. 10. 13
It is a sympathetic and witty play, managing to show both sides—the condescending violation of a people’s heritage and culture on one side and the introspective nature of a local community on the other, while at the same time making all those caught up in this episode of history entirely credible, human characters, half-aware of the significance of what is happening.
Conall Morrison handles this difficult, moving and funny play well: though his production is patchy— slow in places and with some bad corpsing
Dec (and later dates- see future issues of The List). £6.50 (£3). £5.75 (£2.75). £4.75 (£2.50). £3.75 (£1 .75). £1 . Cones also available for parties and special cones on certain days. Please check with theatre. Stanley Baxter. professional to his fingertips. as Widow 'I‘wankey in a return of the popular panto seen in Edinburgh last year.
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.
Little Red Riding Hood Until Sat 29 Nov. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Regional Entertainments Group in a traditional panto. Cinderella II Mon2—Sat 6 Dec. 7.30pm. £2.50 (Tue—Thurs); £3 (Fri and Sat); Parties—one free in every ten. An offbeat version of the traditional fairy tale. Cinderella meeting a not-so-charming Prince. presented by Forum. music by Iain Campbell.
Alice Mon S—Sat 13 Dec. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £2.50 (Mon): £3 (Tue—Thurs and Sat mat); £3.50 (Fri and Sat). The traditional Pantheon Club panto: an adaptation of/llice in Wonderland by Noreen Kinnaird.
O PALACE THEATRE Kilmarnock. 0563 23590.
A Christmas Carol Mon l—Sat 27 Dec. 7pm. Also matsat 10am (3. 10. 17. 24.Dec)and2pm(188.8.131.52.19. 20. 22. 27 Dec). £3.50. £2.50 (cones £1 off); Sat mats all seats £2; weekday mats all seats £1 .50. The ever-popular Wildcat with their touring panto: a reworking by Peter Arnott of the Dickens classic. weaving in perhaps just a few ofour contemporary 'Victorian Values‘.
on the first night— it contains some intelligent performances. David Campton and Greg Wise are well balanced as the old-ster local schoolmaster's two contrasting brothers, the former a gentle soul with his head in the sand, the latter a sleek climber; Lisa Gornick gives a fine performance as Sarah, the mute girl and Will Brook makes a ridiculous yet sympathetic Yolland, a pompous young soldier with a romantic soul. It is a play offering a great deal to think about, and immenselyingeniously written. (Sarah Hemming).
0 PAVILION 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar.
Dick Whinington Thurs 27 Nov—Sat 31 Jan. 7.30pm. Mats at 2.30pm every Satplus184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11. 24. 26.30.31 Dec;2 and 712m. £5.25 (£3.25). £3.25 (£2.25). Two free seats in every twenty booked. Jimmy Logan's production of the well-known panto. with Andy Cameron playing Handy Andy. Russell Hunter as King Rat. Ron Dale as the Cook and Anne Downie as Wondergran. The Radio Clyde 261 Orchestra provides the music.
0 RUCHHILL UNEMPLOYEO WORKERS CENTRE Shuna Street. ()41 946 5675. We’ve Been Had Thurs 27 and Fri 28 Nov. 7.30pm. Free. Daytime workshops also — please contact venue for details. Faceback Theatre Company in a musical comedy about advertising — see Touring.
O THEATRE ROYAL i lope Street. 331 1234.332 9000 (credit cards). Box £7.50. £10. £15. £25. £35. £50. A gala concert to benefit Help the Aged with a line-up that includes Gernma Craven. Randy Crawford. Danny La Rue. Antionette Sibley. The Three Degrees and Geoff Love.
Fiddleron the Roof Fri 5—Sat 27 Dec. 7.15pm. Mats2.15pm(6. 13.20.23. 27 Dec). £3—£7.50. Concs forOAPs. Students and UB40s. Mats — two for price ofone. Scottish Opera join the Scottish Singers Company for this production of the old favourite whose cast includes Una Macl-ean and Bill McCue. See Guestlist. A Concert for Paul Sun 7 Dec. 7.30pm. .£3~£7.50. A concert to benefit Cancer Research Campaign. in memory of 16 year-old Paul Charles Jensen. a local boy who died of office. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perfeves). Bar. Buffet.
Stage for Age Sun 30 Nov. 7pm. cancer earlier this year. The concert is organised by his aunt Marie Slorach. who is an opera singer. Bill McCue hosts the evening which ranges from music to poetry and song.
0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 3327521.
0’s Milse Glaschu Sat 29 Nov. 2.30pm. £1 (50p). A Gaelic revue. incorporating a five-minute panto. Cinderella. performed by forty schoolchildren from the Gaelic Bilingual Unit ofSirJohn Maxwell Primary School and directed by Anne Lorne Gillies. Suitable for all ages and for both Gaelic and non-Gaelic speakers.
Across the Barricades Sat 6 Dec. 2.30pm. £2 (£1 ). TAG Theatre Company follow up their successful tour of an adaptation ol‘Joan Lingard‘s The Tire/fill [)uy ufJu/y with a continuation ofthe story: an adaptation by lan Neville of Lingard‘s novel Across the Barricmles. Set in Belfast. it tells the story of the growing relationship between Sadie. a Protestant girl. and Kevin. a Catholic boy. and is written largely with a teenage audience in mind. The production. directed by Maggie Kinloch. is also touring Glasgow schools.
Brecht on Magic Sat 6 Dec. 8pm. See Cabaret.
16 The List 28 Nov— 11 Dec