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O CITIZENS Gorbals Street. 429 0022/8177. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D].

Anna Karenina Until Sat 28 Feb. 7.30pm. £3; Students £1 : ()AP and unemployed £1 in advance. free at the door. A marvellous adaptation of Leo Tolstoy‘s immense sweeping novel setting Anna Karenina‘s passionate affair against the changing face of pre-revolutionary Russia. Adapted by Robert David MacDonald and designed and directed by Philip Prowse. See Review.

Piai Tue 3—Sat 28 March. 7.30pm. £3 Student £1 : CAP and unemployed

Citizens’ Theatre


Sergei, Anna’s legitimate son apparently innocently caught between the passion oi her aiiair with Vronslry and the hypocritical respectability oi married tamin society, is the locus at Robert David MacDonald’s adaptation oi Anna Karenina. Played by MacDonald himsell he sits, an old man, at the iront oi the stage joining in verbally and occasionally physically with the ghost-like memories oi that great tragedy at his childhood as they are played out in iront of him.

Like Grave’s Claudius, he remembers events already historic in their signiiicance, -seen here trom a post revolutionary Soviet Union. Sergei oiiers a broad disclaimer lorthese memories in which everyone has been rendered ‘indistinguishable by time’ and he remembers not one mother but a multitude oi ditierent Annas.

The role oi Anna is taken in turns or simultaneously by the actresses who also play her relations and society lriends. It’s a device which overcomes the problem oi capturing that special aura that no one can quite pin down and it also places particular emphasis on a critique oi society where Anna's dilema is everyone’s dilema.

Visually as the Annas sweep accross the stage in identical black an intense kaleidoscopic sense at drama is built up. Less disconcerting than it sounds, the idea oi a multitude oi Annas is paralleled by the on-stage presence oi two Sergeis— both young and old.

Individually only a iew periormances stand out, though MacDonald himseli brings Devilish irony to the innocent memories oi his childhood and Tim


£1 in advance, free on door. TAG Theatre Company revive their production of Pam Gems‘ moving play about the tragic life ofthe famous singer: Terry Neason plays the title role.

0 CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. ()236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—3pm, 6-8pm perfevgs. Bar/Cafe.

Strawberry Jam and Match oi the Day Fri 20 and Sat 21 Feb. 8pm. £1.50. Apex Players (amateur) in a Double Bill of comedy: Strawberry Jam about a body in the deep freeze and Match of the Day in which two football fans are trying to attend the Cup Final despite it being the wedding day of the sister ofone of them.

Momentum Rush Sat 21 Feb. See Dance.

Spring is Coming Tue 24 Feb. 8pm. £2.50 (£1 .25). Cumbernauld Arts Guild. See Classical Music.


Woodward conveys in Vronsity an astonishingly complete agony.

The power oi the production lies in the ensemble playing and the accumilation oi visual images. Philip Prowse’s set captures both a sense at Russian granduer and a sense oi the countries size and depth - layers oi red carpeted corridors recede tar into the back oithe stage.

Joiters Thurs 26—Sat 28 Feb. 7.45pm. £3 (£1 .50);£2.50 (£1 .25) on Thursday. Wildcat Stage Productions in their latest show: a musical by David Anderson and David MacLennan on the subject of education. See Panel.

0 DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 041 552 5827.

Peasants Until Sat 21 Feb. 8pm. Premiere of a new play by Thomas McLaughlin about Northern Ireland. Approaching the ’troubles' from a more oblique angle than usual. stylistic rather than naturalistic. it is set sometime in the future and focuses on two warring tribes. Directed by Susan Tricsman and designed by Pierre Turton.

La Lacondiera Wed 25—Fri 27 Feb. 2.30 and 7.30pm. The Italian Society in Carlo Goldoni‘s comedy about a woman who outwits the men who are after her money.

Time iorthe Puppets Sat 28 Feb—Sat 7 March. 7.30pm. Strathclyde Theatre Group in a play by Cosi Bannovitier about how a little German girl is coaxed out ofa silence. brought on by shock at her father's Nazi past. by the little boy who lives next door and who makes puppets.

Yerma Wed 4—Fri 6 March. 2.30 and 7.30pm. The Modern Languages Department ofStrahclyde Uni. Spanish Section in Lorca‘s

MacDonald’s adaptation is an imaginative exploration oi the ‘truth’ oi the novel - an exploration which is both Sergei’s and one suspects MacDonald’s own. Almost cinematic in approach (reminding one oi Citizen Kane) it is consistently interesting and oiten inspired version oi Tolstoy’s masterpiece.(Nigel Billen)

marvellous tragedy about a childless woman in a traditional society where childbearing is seen as women's main function.


Mum, Dad, there’s something I’ve got to tell you Until Sat 21 Feb. 8pm. A performance by Clyde Unit). Theatre.

0 KING'S Bath Street. Box ()ffice Mon—Sat 12 noon—6pm. 4 bars. [D] [13] Phone Bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. 552 5961.

Noises 0" Until Sat 21 Feb. 7.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. £3—£5. Tue—Fri half price cones: Sat mat £1 offstandard price and half price conc. A chance to see Michael Frayn's highly-acclaimed and long-running West End comedy set backstage afa production ofa farce. See Review. A Month oi Sundays Mon 23—Sat 28 Feb. Times and prices as for .\' Off. Bob Larbey‘s comedy. which won the London Standard Drama Awards Best (‘omedy 1986. about two elderly occupants of a Surrey borne fighting back against old age. Larbey is possibly best known for his TV scripts for The Good Life and .21 Fine Romance.

lolanthe Mon 3—Sat 7 March. 7.3upm. The Savoy Club in Gilbert

and Sullivan‘s much-loved operetta. 0 JORDANHILL COLLEGE 041 954 0000.

Joiters Until Wed 25 Feb. £3.51) (£2.50). Wildcat Stage Productions start their new touring show: a musical show by David Maclennan and David Anderson on the subject ofeducation. See Panel.

0 MITCHELL Granville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat. 12 noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. [D] Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. (‘andleriggs 552 5961. Mon—~Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.

The Yeoman oi the Guard Until Sat 21 Feb. 7.30pm. Glasgow University Cecilian Society in Gilbert and Sullivan‘s popular operetta.

Festival oi Dne Act Plays Wed 25—Sat 28 Feb. 7.15pm. £2.50(£1.50). The Scottish Community Drama Association heats. Wed: Losers by Brian Friel presented by Rankin File. March oft/2e Day by Harry Glass presented by Apex Players anc Strewrh by Michael Green presented by Upstage. Thurs: Sparrows by Charles Mander presented by Drumchapel Parish (‘hurch Drama Group. The Bird Stopped Singing by Lawrence Barker presented by New Victory Players A Team. Barnsrable by James Saunder presented by Rutherglen Repertory Theatre B Team. Fri: Sparrows~ presented by Pantheon (‘lub Glasgow. The Only Jealousy oflz'mma by W. B. Yeats presented by Rutherglen Rep Theatre A Team and The White

( 'ot‘kade by George Waddell presented by Glasgow Deaf Drama Group. Sat: Sralag ()9 by Michael Green presented by Upstage Theatre Group B Team and The

( ‘arlin Moss by Robert MacLennan presented by the New Victory Players B Team.


University of Glasgow.

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