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GILLESPIE: SEE TUES 5. Adapting J. MacDougall Hay’s remarkable and daring
turn-of—the-century novel has been a three yeartask for Bryan Elsley, and Borderline Theatre Company's Mayfest production. directed by Morag Fullerton, will be the fruit of much labour. Elsley has worked closely with the cast of eight towards a lively, humorous script and an ensemble playing style.
‘Gillespie‘ is a dense, dark novel whose themes are vengeance, myth, predestination and, above all, cold-hearted exploitation - a sadly topical concern. Elsley has compressed the book’s sprawling action into two years and maintains a central theme: ‘My own preoccupation has been the way in which people's personal lives interact with their political place in a community.’
This is a slight, but necessary, departure from Hay’s ambivalent exploration of the sociological basis of personal sin. ‘If you get too tied down in faithfulness to your text,‘ Elsley points out. ‘You‘ll never, in fact, achieve faithfulness. It's only at the point that you inject your own experience and beliefs thatyou move nearer
to the original.’
Elsley, a SAC trainee director, has aimed especially for accessibility and entertainment, using skills learned as a comedy writer and performer during his partnership with Harry Enfield (now of ‘Saturday Live' fame) as Dusty and Dick. The score by Rab Handley combines modern and traditional inﬂuences. (Andrew
Community Centre. See Tue 5.
o Skirmishes: Workshop Drama Centre. 2.30pm. See Mon 4.
0 Fight Like Tigers Dalmuir Community Centre. 8pm. See Tue 5. O Diney Hoy Barlanark Community Centre. 7.30pm. See Mon 4.
o Itllas Got To Go Kinning Park Neighbourhood Centre. 7.30pm. See also 18.104.22.168.14.15.16 May. Framework Company in a reyue with live music and topical satire. See also workshop earlier in the day.
0 Educating Rita Gallowgate Tcnants' Hall. 7.30pm. Sec Tue 5. o Pandemonium Puppets Fasque Place Family Centre. Drumchapel 10.30am: Camus Place Project. Drumchapel 2pm. See Tue 5.
o The Steamie Tormusk LTenants' Hall. 7.30pm.
12'1‘he1.ist 1— 14 May
SeeTue 5. TALKS
0 Poetry Live Third Eye Centre. Box Office: ()41 332 7521. 1pm. Tickets: £2. £1. Carol Rumens. agitator for the release of Soviet detainees. and Gavin Iiwart. prolific light-\‘ersifier. recite.
o The Sleep Mitchell Theatre. 7.30pm. Tickets: £4.50. £1.50. See Mon 4. o Dalian Acrobat Troupe of China King‘s Theatre. 7.30pm. Tickets: £6, £5. £4. Sec Tue 5.
o The Gorbals Story Citizens' Theatre. 7.30pm. £3(£1).
Sec Wed 6.
O Gillespie Tron Theatre. 8pm. Tickets: £3 members. £4 non-members. See Tue 5. 0 Fight Like Tigers'i‘hird Eye Centre. Box Office: 041332 7521. Fri 8-Sun 10
May. 7.30pm. Tickets: £3.50. £2.50.
0 Sophiatown Jordanhill College of Education. 7.30pm; Sat mats. 3pm. Tickets: £4.50. £1 .50. Sec Thurs 7.
0 Once a Catholic Glasgow Arts Centre. Box Office: 0412214526.7.30pm. Tickets: £2. £1 (unwaged free). See Tue 5.
0 Don Quixote of La Mancha Drama Centre. 7.30pm. See Mon 4.
o Skirmishes Drama Centre. 10.30pm. See Mon 4.
o Handiwork Puppets Queens Park Baptist Church. 10pm. £1.75 (£1.25) Late show for adults.
0 Gavin Meechie and Arnold Brown’I‘ron Theatre. Box Office: 041 5524267 8. 11pm. £3
, members: £-non-membm
o Janice Perry (aka Gal) Third Eye Centre. Box
Office: (141 332 7521. Fri8 and Sat 9 May. 10.15pm. Tickets: £3.50. £2.50. the weird and wonderful one-woman cabaret act from the US with her blend of parody and satire.
o Latefest Moir Hall. Tickets: 041 552 5961. £3.50. Non-stop late-night cabaret from 10pm. 1sosceles.stand-up comedy duo: Tam White and The Dcxters and IDJ. wonderful high energy dance group from London.
0 A Cole Porter Evening Ayrom (irccnbaum
'Theatre. 49 (‘oplaw
Street. ()41 423 8917. 8pm. Sec Sun 3.
0 Roadworks Volunteer Centre. Elmbank Street. 10pm. See Tue 5.
O Ceilidh Nights Winter Gardens. People's Palace. Fridays 8. 15.22 May. 9.30pm—2am. Tickets: £3.40. £2.50. From Third Eye Centre: Ticket Centre. Candelriggs and on the door. Scottish dance band in informal setting among the giant ferns ofWintergardcn glasshouse. Bar.
0 Ken Perlman Star Club. 44 Carlton Place. 041 429 2558. Fri 8 and Sat 9 May. 8pm. £4. Superb American Bluegrass-based banjo playcrand singer.
o Harpsicord Concert Hutchesons Hall. 158 Ingram Street. 7.30pm. TickeLs: £3. £1 .50. Chamber music. with the Caledonian String Quartet. in aid of Amnesty International.
0 An Evening of Classical Indian Music KinningPark Neighbourhood Centre. 7.30pm. Gerry Farrell on sitar and Yousuf Ali Khan on tablar.
o How Petrouchka Got Married Moir Hall. Box Office: 041 552 5961 (Credit Cards: ()41 227 5015). 11.30am and 2pm. £1 (50p). SeeThurs7.
— A“ . The Dalian Acrobats: See Tues 9
o It Has Got To Go Rutherglen Unemployed Workers Centre. 1pm. See Thurs 7.
o Rotating Dancers Penilee Community Centre. See Tue 5.
0 Steps Out (iathamlock Community Centre. See Tue 5.
O Diney Hoy (iarthamlock Community Centre. 7.30pm. See Mon 4.
0 Fablevision Barlanark Community Centre. 7.30pm. A lively piece of theatre that is the result of w'ccksofco—production between l-‘ableyision theatre company. Barlanark Community Centre and Pcndeen School.
0 It Has Got To Go Rutherglen Unemployed Workers Centre. 3pm. See Thurs 7.
o Betweenthe Sheets Shcttleston Hall. 7.30pm. A trip down memory lane in the form ofa
' multi-mediahistory of
sheet music. front 19th century onwards. presented by Glasgow East End Arts Forum.
0 Tollcross Tanzi Shcttleston Community Centre. 2pm and 8pm. Sec Tue 5.
o Pandemonium Puppets Shcttleston Community Centre 10.30am; Dalmarnock Centre. 2pm. See Tue 5.
o The Steamie Iiastficld Community Centre. 7.30pm. See Tue 5.
o Dixon's Has Blasted Blantyre Miners Welfare Club. 7.30pm. Also at various venues on 9. 11. 13. 16and 18 May. Sec panel
0 An Evning of Classical Indian Music Kinning Park Neighbourhood Centre. 7.30pm. (ierry Farrell on sitar and Yousuf Ali Khan on tablar.
o Geoffrey Stevenson and Stewart Henderson Queens Park Baptist Church.
7.30pm. £2 ((£1.50). Mime. Poetry and ‘A Father's Heart'.
' SATURDAY 9
0 George Square Street Events 11am—3pm. Heats of the Princes Square Stret Entertainment Competition (Final Sat 23 May). Afro-Cuban dance group 1D] and Jive Showcase — the result of Rotating Dancers and Steps Out workshops. See Tue 5.
o Dalian Acrobat Troupe of China King‘sTheatre. 3 and 7.30pm. Tickets: £6. £5. £4. See Tue 5.
o The Gorbals Story Citizens' Theatre. 7.30pm. £3 (£1).
Sec Wed 6.
O Gillespie Tron Theatre. 8pm. Tickets: £3 members. £4 non-members. See Tue 5. 0 Fight Like Tigers Third Eye Centre. 7.30pm. Tickets: £3.50. £2.50. See Fri 8.
o Space-men and Party Frocks Third Eye Centre. Box Office: 041 332 7521 . 2.30pm. Tickets: £2. £1 . TACJ Theatre Company premiere a new play. for 7— 10 year-olds. by Paula Macgee. whose In Nomine l’atris won a Fringe First. Herc. two little girls dream offlying to the moon. . . See panel. 0 Sophiatown Jordanhill College of Education. 3 and 7.30pm. Tickets: £4.50. £1 .50. Sec Thurs 7. 0 Once a Catholic Glasgow Arts Centre. Box Office: ()412214526.7.30pm. Tickets: £2. £1 (unwaged free). See Tue 5.
0 Don Quixote of La Mancha Drama Centre. 7.30pm. See Mon 4.
O Skirmishes Drama Centre. 10.30pm. Sec Mon 4.
o The Sirens andAmold Brown'l‘mn Theatre. Box Office: ()41 552 4267 8. 11pm. £3 members: £4 non-members. A new female trio of a cappella singers and the delightfully laconic stand-up comedian.
o Janice Perry (aka Gal) Third Eye Centre. 10.15pm. Tickets: £3.50, £2.50. See Fri 8.
o Latefest MoirHall. Tickets: 041 552 5961. £3.50. Non-stop late-night cabaret from 10pm. Bill Fanning's Big Band: 17-piece 50s’ jazz band.
0 A Cole Porter Evening Ayrom Greenbaum Theatre. 49 Coplaw Street. 041 423 8917.8pm. See Sun 3.
0 Music Dance and Cabaret