0 Theatre is listed by city iirst, then by venue, running in alphabetical order, except iortouring shows which are listed by the name oi the show. Please send details not later than 10 days belore publication date. Cabaret is listed separately.


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

PiaITue 3—Sat 28 March. 7.30pm. £3 Student £1 ; OAP and unemployed £1 in advance. free on door. TAG Theatre Company revive their production of Pam Gems‘ moving play about the tragic life of the famous singer: Terry Neason plays the title role.

0 CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld, 0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—3pm, 6-8pm perf evgs. Bar/Cafe.

Mugshot Thurs 12—Sat 14 March. 7.45pm. £3 (£1.50). (Thurs: £2.50/£1.25). Cumbernauld theatre’s touring show, written by Robert Robson and with music by Joe McGiniey: described as a ‘Chandleresque thriller‘ and set in Glasgow. See Touring.

O DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street, 041 552 5827.

Time lor the Puppets Sat 7 March.

Michael Elder’s account at the life oi two Dundee mariners, lather and son, both involved in the then thriving whaling industry is one not to be missed. Performed at the Edinburgh Festival last year, the Fringe-iirst winning one-man play is written and periormed by Elderwho draws on his own iamily background telling the true liie adventures oi his grandfather and great-grandiather William Adams Ill and William

Adams IV.

As well as a remarkable and convincing portrayal oi individuals with the universal appeal oi the ocean-going lite and the tale oithe sea, the play is an illuminating but gentle analysis of the industry's collapse. While not ducking today’s moral Iaclt oi ease with the hunting of that beautilul animal, the whale, Elder’s play demonstrates the courage and human qualities oi the men who sailed into some oi the most dangerous waters in the world for months at a time. There is an innocence too about these men seen ior instance in the unpretentious, sell-eiiaclng way the younger man came to the help at the Swedish explorer Amundsen, winning his liielong respect.

Though the men were often alooi and,

7.30pm. Strathclyde Theatre Group in a play by Cosi Bannovitier about how a little German girl is coaxed out

of a 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 of Strahclyde Uni. Spanish Section in Lorca’s marvellous tragedy about a childless woman in a traditional society where childbearing is seen as women‘s main function.

e GARRETT MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 39 Otago Street. Wastelanders Wed ll-Sat 14 Mar. 7.45pm. £3 (£1.50). A play presented by ConServAc, a company dedicated to raising awareness about conservation issues through musical theatre, looking at the consequences of uncontrolled expansion technological. organic or nuclear. Written and directed by Alistair Russell, the play has an original musical soundtrack.

0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street, 221 4526.

Class Enemy Until Sat 7 Mar. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1). UB40$ free. Actors Lab, a group of young unemployed people directed by Robin Wilson, in a play by Nigel Williams. Left to their own devices


mysterious there is enormous warmth in these biographies and, in the play’s symbolic signiiicance, something at

while awaiting a teacher, a class of fifth form boys eventually work out an alternative structure to the system in which they are trapped.

O 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.

lolanthe Until Sat 7 March. 7 .30pm. The Savoy Club in Gilbert and Sullivan’s much-loved operetta. Pirates oi Penzance Mon 9—Sat 14 March. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £4, £3, £1.50. Mon eve and Sat mat £3.25, £2.25, £1.50. The Orpheus Club in Gilbert and Sullivan’s classic.

Music Man Tue 17—Sat21 March. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. Tickets: Stalls, Mon—Sat £3.50, £3; Grand Circle Mon-Thurs £4.40, Fri and Sat £5; Upper Circle £2. The Pantheon Club in association with Biggars Music present a family musical about music.

0 MARYHILL ARTS CENTRE 1 l Malloch Street, Maryhill, Glasgow, 945 3995.

Land oi Opportunities Thurs 5—Sat 7 March. 7.30pm. £1 .50(£1). Maryhill Theatre Company in a play that explores the experience of young people in areas like their own. Presenting a group who decided to set up their own cafe, it concerns how they cope with the difficulties, business and otherwise, in undertaking such a venture having been unemployed since leaving school.

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.

the elemental enormity oi Melville's Moby Dick is never lar away. (Nigel Billen)

High Places Mon 16—Sat 21 March. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2). 7:84 Theatre Company in their new production of a play by Ena Lamont Stewart. See Touring and Panel.

0 PAVILION 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar.

Robert lialpem Fri 6 and Sat 7 March. 7.30pm. £2. Hypnotic stuff. . .

Boy Chubby Brown Fri 13 and Sat 14 March. 7.30pm. £4. Comedy from the truly blue comedian. Adults only.

Jimmy Mallet Sun 15 and Mon 16 March. Sun 2.30 and 5.30pm; Mon 2.30pm. £3.50, £2.50, £2. £1 off for children (50p off £2 tickets). More usually seen on TV‘s Wide A wake

Show, Jimmy Mallet makes a visit to the stage.

The Grumbleweeds Mon 16—Wed 18 March. Mon and Tue 7.30pm; Wed 6.45 and 9pm. £5.50, £5, £4.50. The popular comedians visit the Pavilion. See Panel. Popular, long-established Radio 2 comic team now elevated to television often sharper than you might imagine.

O THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street, 331 1234. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perf evgs). Bar. Buffet.

Mike Harding Fri 6 March. 8pm. £4.50, £5.50, £6.50. The popular comedian in concert.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead Mon 9—Sat 14 March. 7.15pm. Sat mat 2.15pm. £2.50—£6.50. Mon eve and Sat mat two for price of one. Tue~Thurs OAPs, children, students, UB405, wheelchair users, halfprice. Standby for conc categories £2.50 from 6pm. 10% off to non-cone holders booking for this and King Lear. Tom Stoppard’s comedy presenting a Rosencrantz- and-Guiidenstern view of Hamlet. This production, by Mobil Touring Company, features the unlikely-sounding cast of Lionel Blair and the Oblivion Boys. See Guestlist.

King Lear Mon 16—Sat 21 March. 7.15pm. £2.50—£8.50. Concs as for Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. Shakespeare‘s tragic masterpiece presented by Compass Theatre Co with Anthony Quayle himself playing Lear.

e THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. Tales oi the Arabian Nights Fri 6 Mar. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Borderline Theatre Co’s latest show. See Touring.

Tam O’Shanter in the Twilight Zone Sat 7 March. 8.30pm. £3 (£2.50). A production in the cafe/bar by the Trash Dept Theatre Co. A reworking of Burns‘ tale in which the drunken Tam, homeward bound from his revels, meets not with a group ofwitches but with the tacky world of American TV shows.

The Wayward Princess Sat 14 and Sun 15 March; Sat 21 and Sun 22 March. 11am and 2.30pm. £1 child, £2 adult. Primary Colours Theatre Coin a production for 5—12 year-olds about the rather liberated Princess Zoe, who goes in for none of this truck about marrying handsome suitors presented to her. See also Kids.

The Sleeping Beauty Panto Thurs 19—Sat 21 Mar. 7.30pm. £2.50

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