0 Theatre is listed by city tirst, then by venue, running in alphabetical order, except tor touring shows which are listed by the name at the show. Please send details not later than 10 days belore publication date.


O CITIZENS Gorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D].

The Steamie Until Sat 261une. 7.30pm. (Please note this run has been extended to allow five extra performances.) £3. Students OAPs. UB40s £1 (OAPs and Students free on the door). Wildcat Stage Productions in their tremendously successful musical show set in an old communal washhouse. '

See Touring.

0 CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box ()ffice Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—3pm. 6-8pm perfevgs.

Bar. Cafe.

Shakers Until Sat 20 June. 7.45pm. Mon—Wed £2 (£1). Thurs—Sat £2.75 (£1 .50). While John Godber's l lull Truck Company present his Up 'n' Under in Edinburgh (see listings). Cumbernauld Theatre Company present another of his highly successful shows: Shakers. set in a cocktail bar where four waitresses

Miss Julie and The Oltcomer, Tron, Glasgow.

For most people the social background to Strindberg’s ‘Miss Julie‘ —the relationship between the servants and masters at nineteenth century Swedish rural aristocracy— may not appear immediately relevant to modern day Britain. But Lawrence Boswell, arriving as director at Cumbria’s Pocket Theatre a year ago, was struck by a similarity.

‘It's taken about a year to get hold or what this place is about,’ he says on the phone from Cumbria. ‘But very ditterent conllicts are still going on here than are going on in the city. They're still about kind ol leudal landlords and leudal behaviour—the background at Strindberg's play struck me as a good parallel.’

He lighted on the idea at mounting a double bill: Strindberg‘s ‘Miss Julie‘, with its story at the disastrous passionate relationship between a young lady and a servant, and a new play exploring the particular tensions at today's Lake District—tensions that are largely to be lound between the 'Iocals‘ and the increasing number 01 rich, tormerly city-dwelling, outsiders.

‘There are some very big economic decisions lacing this place,’ explains Boswell. ‘A whole new set at economics is heading up the M6’.


shed a little light on their lives and their clientele.

0 DRAMA CENTRE l261ngram Street.


The House at Bernarda Alba Mon 15-8211 20 June. 8pm. As tribute to Spanish poet Lorca. Strathclyde Drama Group present his intense poetic tragedy. recently given a marvellous production at the Lyric liammersmith in London. Through the story of a household of women dominated by the confines of Catholic morality and a forbidding mother. Lorca creates a powerful picture of the repressed lives of women in rural 1930s' Spain. and also uncannin foretells the atmosphere of Franco‘s Spain.


0 Stags and Hens Fri 12 June. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 ). GRlD Theatre Co in Willy ( Educating Rita) Russell‘s comedy set in a Glasgow nightclub where an engaged couple inadvertently hold their hen stag nights at the same time.

0 KING'S Bath Street. Box Office Mon—Sat l2 noon-6pm. 4 bars. [D] [E] Phone Bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.041552 5961. Annie Until Sat 13 June. Mon—Fri 7.30pm: Sat 8pm. Mat: Sat 2.30pm. £6. £5. £4. OAPs. Students. L'B40s. Children Half Price. A new

In Cumbria the outsider is known as the ‘ott-comer‘ hence the title 01 the second play, which Boswell commissioned lrom playwright Peter Cox. For Cox, who has written tor the National Theatre, amongst others, the idea tell on lertile ground.

August Strindberg

production of the highly popular musical based on the comic strip story of Little Orphan Annie. a waif living in 1930s‘ America who is adopted by a millionaire. Wedding Fever Mon 15—Sat 4 July. 7.30pm. Sat mat 3pm.£5. £4. £3. Half-price concessions. Andy Cameron stars in his first theatre role. playing opposite Una MacLean in a farce by Sam Cree. which revolves round the crisis in a family when the daughter brings home the new in-Iaws who support a different football team. Jimmy Logan. who first played the central part. directs. 0 MITCHELL Granville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat. 12 noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 552 5961. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. The Boylriend Wed 17—Sat 20 June. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). llillhead High School in the musical made famous by Ken Russell film with Twiggy and Christopher Gable. South Pacitic Wed 24—Sun 28 June. 7.30pm. £2.75 (£2.25). The Capricorn Players in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical featuring such peerless ditties as ‘There Is Nothing Like A Dame' and ’Some Enchanted Evening‘. 0 PAVILION 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Robert Halpern Every Thurs. Fri and Sat eve. until end August. 7.30pm. Thurs £2.50; Fri £3.25; Sat £4. The stage hypnotist returns to exercise his powers over his audience. Cannon and Ball Sun 21 June. 6 & 8.30pm. £6.50. £5.50. £4.50. The top TV comedy team bring their

‘1 moved to Wales 15 months ago and was quite conscious anyway at being an urban writer. I suppose it galvanised me into some sort ol analysis about what we tell moving to an area that is nearly tour hours from London and the tensions that exist there between local person and stranger.’

The class tensions he has also discovered to be similar, ‘There‘s almost the creation of a new generation ol servants- it you’re local, you tend to be working in service industries, like tourism.’

Belore living in London lor 12 years Cox lived in Merseyside and the project also brought home to him that the majority or contemporary writers are analysing urban problems: ‘People in cities tend to write tor people in cities about people in cities’.

Though the story and style of ‘The Oltcomer’ will be very ditlerent trom that at ‘Miss Julie’ itwill echo Strindberg‘s play in some themes and Cox has also lound the writing a tascinating exercise in getting into another writer's mind. For his next play, however, he returns to the crisis at urban man, with a play lorthe National Theatre called ‘The Devil‘s Bottler‘, that Cox describes, succinctly, as a ‘hellish broth at lite in London's East End.’ (Sarah Hemming).

quick-fire double act to Glasgow. See also Usher Hall. Edinburgh.

0 THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. Box office Mon-Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet.

Georgian State Dancers Wed 24 and Thurs 25 June. 7.30pm. £3—£12.50. See Dance and Feature.

0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

Kaspari Puppet Centre Sun 14 June. 2.30pm. £1.50 (£1). Part ofthe Niirnberg celebrations a three-man puppet company from a village near Niirnberg. who have travelled Europe and America. Suitable for older children and adults. See NUrnberg Diary.

Mosche Carlo— Magician Sat 20 June. 11am. £1 .50 (£1 ). Children are invited to take part in magician Mosche Carlo‘s tricks. See Kids. Stella Alternative Cabaret Week Tue 23—Sun 28 June. A series ofcomedy. cabaret and music acts. See Cabaret listings.

0 TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate . 552 4267/8. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon—8pm; Sun 12.30—8pm. Cafe/Rest. BarTue—Thurs

Noon—l 1pm; Fri and Sat Noon—midnight; Sun 12.30—1 1pm. The Shadow Until Sat 13 June. 8pm. £4 non-members; £3 members: Students. OAPs. UB40s. disabled. under 21s. £1 (members only and not on Fri or Sat). The Glasgow Drama Workshop ( 14—19 years) directed by Hamish Glen in a show by chgeney Shwartz. based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen. See Kids. Benelit Perlormance Sat 13 June. 11pm. £4 (£3). No membership needed all proceeds to Medical Aid for Palestinians. See Cabaret.

The Jungle ot Operatic Lusts Thurs 18—Sat 20 June. 8pm. Ticket prices as for The Shadmv. The idiosyncratic Pocket Opera from Niirnberg. Sec Niirnberg Diary.

Miss Julie and The Oltcomer Tues 23 Sun 28June. 8pm. Prices as for The Shadow. Pocket Theatre from Cumbria in a double bill of Strindberg's classic and a new play by Peter Cox. See Panel.


o ASSEMBLY ROOMS The Pitmuchty Pig Fri 12 June. 8pm. £1 (50p). Edinburgh Playwrights‘ Workshop in a workshop production of a new play by Athole Cameron a comedy dealing with ancestry. research and conservation. 0 BEDLAM THEATRE 2 Forrest Road. 225 9893. o Monkeyhouse Blue Mon 22—ch 24 June. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Kirkcaldy College of'l‘echnology Theatre Arts Programme in their much acclaimed play about a young alternative comedian. See Cabaret listings (Third Eye Centre). 0 BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh, 665 2240. Box office Mon-Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D] [E] Thy Kingdom Come Fri 12 and Sat 13 June. 7.30pm. £1. Tranent Christian Centre present a musical.

18The List 12 25 June