Dowanhill Centre. 93 Hyndland Street. 9. l6 and 23 May. 8pm tilllate. First of three festive cabarets to be held each Sat during Mayfest.
O Roadworks Volunteer Centre. Elmbank Street. 10pm. Sec Tue 5.
0 Ken Perlman Star Club. 44 Carlton Place. ()41 429 2558. 8pm. £4. See Fri 8.
o Sitar and Tabla Concert Moir Hall. Box Office: 041 552 5961 (Credit Cards1041 227 5015):" 8pm. Tickets: £4.50.
£1 .50. Sitar and tabla music from India in Gerry Farrell‘s first ever appearance in his native city.
o Amusing Ourselvesto Death Mitchell Theatre. Box Office: ()41 552 5961 (Credit Cards: 041 227 5015). Sat 9 and Sun 10 May. 7.30pm. Tickets: £4.50. £1 .50. Usinga special form ofelectronic gadgetry. La Bouchc have taken the human voice and transformed it into a new rhythmic language. La Bouchc are slick performers with a sound-processor full of ideas. Their form of entertainment. combining modern dance with their music. is up-beat and rooted in pop. though should appeal to all ages. Amusing Ourselves to Death checks into themes of deception and manipulation today and was seen in Scotland at last year‘s Edinburgh Festival.
o Space-men and Party Frocks Third Eye Centre. Box Office: 041 332 7521. 2.30pm. Tickets: £2.£l. See Sat 9. TAG Theatre Co continue their successful new policy of presenting plays for younger children. and recently presented Peacemaker in Glasgow and Edinburgh. This show is for 7—10 years.
0 Handiwork Puppets Queens Park Baptist Church. 10.30am. £1.50 (£1). Pepe And Sombrero and Peter And The Wolf.
O Jugglebug! Queens Park Baptist Church. 2—3.30pm. £1 (50p). Adult jugging workshop!
0 Rotating Dancers Penilee Community Centre. See Tue 5.
0 Steps Olll Gathamlock Community Centre. See Tue 5.
O Oiney Hoy Easterhouse Community Centre. 7.30pm. See Mon 4.
0 Between the Sheets Shettleston Hall. 7.30pm.
See Fri 8.
o Tollcross Tanzl Shettleston Hall. 8pm. See Tue 5.
o Pandemonium Puppets Castlemilk Gala Day 12 noon. See Tue 5.
o The Steamie South Carntyne Tenants‘ Hall. 7.30pm. See Tue5.
o Dixon’s Has Blasted Larkhall Community Centre. 8.30pm. See Fri8. o Priesthill Puppet Group Househill Community Centre 7.30pm. See Tue 5
o Geolirey Stevenson and Stewart Henderson Queens Park Baptist Church. 7.30pm. £2 ((£1.50). Mime. Poetry and ‘A Father‘s Heart‘.
o The Gorbals Story Citizens‘ Theatre. 7.30pm. £3 (£1).
Sec Wed 6.
0 Fight Like Tigers Third Eye Centre. 7.30pm. Tickets: £3.50. £2.50. See Fri 8.
O Sophiaiown Jordanhill College of Education. 7.30pm. Tickets: £4.50. £1.50. See Thurs 7.
O Gillespie Tron Theatre. 8pm. Tickets £3 members. £4 non-members. See Tue
o The Sirens and Sadie Bagwash and Cowpoke Tron Theatre. Box Office: ()41552 4267. 11pm. £3 members; £4 non-members.
o Swingin' on 10th Avenue Theatre Royal. Box Office: ()41 331 1234 (Credit Cards: 041 332
. 90(1)). 7.30pm. Tickets:
£5.£4. £3. With Georgie Fame. Sweet Substitute. Keith Smith and Hefty Jazz. A Gershwin tribute in a big touring production 0 Roadworks Volunteer Centre. Elmbank Street. 10pm. See Tue 5.
O Prism l-Iutchcsons Hall. Ingram Street. 2pm. £2. £1 . Trio ofyoung musicians from the North East of Scotland specialising in improvisation and contemporary music.
o Amusing Ourselvesto Death Mitchell Theatre. 7.30pm. Tickets: £4.50. £1.50 See Sat9.
0 Gillespie Tron Theatre. 8pm. Tickets: £3 members. £4 non-members. See Tue 5.
0 Poetry Live Third Eye Centre. Box Office: ()41 332 7521. 2.30pm.
5 \/A I . SOPHIATOWH: SEE THURS 7. Johannesburg
artist William Kenterldge ls
disarrnlngly practical about his sets: ‘I paint on big rolls oi brown paper- it the venue's too small, liust cut them down to size.’
The minimalist tradition is strong in radical South Alrican theatre, partly owing to the lack at state subsidy and partly because productions must travel easily. Since it opened last year, Junction Avenue's ‘Sophiatown’ has played to enthusiastic audiences in black townships up and down the country.
Although ﬂexibility is essential, Kenteridge tell a bare stage would be inadequate. The play focuses on one household, but the set, emblazoned with portraits of Sophiaiown’s leading politicians, intellectuals and gangsters, evokes the bustling world outside.
The mixed Johannesburg suburb of Sophiaiown was a vibrant community-the home otAHC activists, like Oliver Tambo, and musicians like Hugh Massekala. It was a place where brothel keepers, shebeen queens, church leaders, ioumallsts and politicians flourished side by side. But to the Nationalist Party In the early 1950s, it was a hotbed oi black resistance which had to go:
‘People would be woken at 5 am, loaded onto lorries and dumped in a wasteland 15 miles away,’ says Kenteridge. ‘A few hours later their homes were razed to the ground. When they eventually got everyone out they built a boring white suburb and called it Triomi- a real slap in the lace.’
The play was based on interviews with dozens oi former inhabitants. Kenteridge’s drawings, currently on show in London, are iilled with lrenzled scribblings suggestive ol the mess that is South Airica. One at the low white members 01 the theatre company, Kenteridge is also a writer, is involved in a Channel 4 documentary on Sophiaiown and helped establish the country's llrst black iilm group, Free Filmmakers:
‘People over here often assume that most whites go around racked with guilt. They don’t. But it you really leel it, it can be a very productive leellng.’ (Lucy Ash)
’ £3.50. Non-stoplate-night
Tickets: £3.50. £2.50. Miroslav Holub. Czechoslovakia‘s most important poet and in Ted Hughes‘ world top six. reads from The Fly. his latest book. Marin Sorcscu. an amusing Rumanian is accustomed to readings in football stadiums so those in the gods should hear alright.
0 Primary Colours Queens Park Baptist Church. Family Service Event.
MONDAY 11 THEATRE
0 El Mikado (in Catalan) King‘s Theatre. Box Ofﬁce: 041 552 5961 (Credit Cards: 041 227
5015). Mon 1 l—Sal 16 May. 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. £4. £3. Concs: Tue—Fri halfprice. Dagoll Dagoms from Spain in the British premiere of their original and unusual version ofthe
Gilbert and Sillivar. classic. 1
o The Gorbals Story Citizens‘ Theatre. 7.30pm. £3(£1).
See Wed 6.
O Gillespie Tron Theatre. 8pm. Tickets: £3 members. £4 non-members. See Tue 5. o Sophiaiown Jordanhill College of Education. 7.30pm. Tickets: £4.50, £1 .50. See Thurs 7.
o Lateiest Moir Hall. Tickets: ()41 552 5961.
cabaret from 10pm. The bands We Free Kings and Scheme.
0 Roadworks Volunteer Centre, Elmbank Street. 10pm. See Tue 5.
0 H20 and The New Religion South Dennistoun Community Centre. 7.30pm. 50p. H20 seem to be revitalised with a new single. ‘Blue Diamond‘ and a new line-up. but their lack of credibility and teen appeal will not make their comeback too easy. Nice guys though. and worth 50p for sure. The New Religions are named after a Duran Duran song— which is not a great start in life.
o Capella Nova Glasgow Cathedral. High Street. 8pm. Music from 16th century Nurnberg for voices and instruments.
0 UTT Mitchell Theatre. Box Office: 041 552 5961 (Credit Cards 227 5015). Mon 11 and Tue 12 May, 7.30pm. Tickets: £4.50, £1 .50. For anyone who saw Ariadone. a group of Japanese women dancing in the Buto style. at last year‘s Mayfest. UTT will be irresistible. Carlotta lkeda founded the Ariadone Company in 1974 and is one ofthe few Japanese dancers to appear regularly in Europe. where Buto is becoming increasingly popular.
o it Has Got To Go Summerton Centre. 2pm. See Thurs 7.
o Rotating Dancers Penilee Community Centre. See Tue 5.
0 Steps OulGarthamlock Community Centre. See Tue 5 May.
0 Happy Lies and The Rainbow Coloured Dancer Kinning Park
Mon ll-Sat 16May, 7.30pm. Alienarts in a double bill of plays by CR Taylor. both showing young people facing upto difﬁcult problems and written with Taylor’s sensitivity and humour.
o It Has Got To Go Summerton Centre. 7.30pm. See Thurs 7.
o Dixon’s Has Blasted Craigend Centre. 7.30pm. See Fri 8.
0 Two Gentlemen oi Verona Dolphin Arts Centre. 7pm. Free public rehearsal. Madnessin Method in Shakespeare‘s early comedy of disguise, set this time in Italy in the late 405. See Tue 12.
o Pandemonium Puppets Penilee Community Centre 10.30am; Maryhill Burgh Hall 2pm. See Tue 5
o'The Steamie Drumchapel Community Centre. 7.30pm. See Tue 5.
0 El Mikado (in Catalan) King‘sTheatre. 7.30pm. Tickets: £5. £4, £3. See Mon 11.
o The Gorbals Story Citizens' Theatre. 7.30pm. £3 (£1).
See Wed 6.
O Gillespie Tron Theatre. 8pm. Tickets: £3 members. £4 non-members. See Tue 5.
The List [—14 May1