0 Theatre is listed by city first, then by venue, running in alphabetical order, except for 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‘) ()022. Box Office Mon—Sat 1(lam—8pm. Bar. [D].

The Steamie Until Sat 26 June. 7.30pm. (Please note this run has been extended to allow five extra performances. ) £3. Students ()APs. UB4tls£1 (OAPs and Students free on the door). Wildcat Stage Productions in their tremendously successful musical show set in an old communal washhouse. Written by Tony Roper and performed by an excellent cast. the show is basically a series ofepisodes which add up to a tribute to the humour and resilience of hard-pressed working women and re-affirm the importance of communal support. It offers a rather roseate view of the past. but is very funny and positive and contains a devastating discussion on the virtues ofrnince.

After The Steumie the theatres will host some of the Glasgow Jazz Festival Events. Please see Glasgow Jazz Festival Diary.

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

Hooligans Fri 26 and Sat 27 June. 7.45pm. £2.75 (£1.50). Tic Toc Theatre Company from Coventry in their electric Fringe-first winning production ofJon Gaunt‘s play about hooliganism. Fast and sharp and acted with tremendous pace and energy by the cast ofthree. it takes us into the lives of three young lads existing in Thatcher‘s Britain and showing us why hooliganism becomes the outlet for their frustration. Don‘t miss it.

0 DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. ()41552 5827.

No theatre this issue. There will be cabaret commencing Fri 1(1Ju1y. See next issue of The List.

0 KING'S Bath Street. Box Office Mon—Sat 12 noon—6pm. 4 bars. [D] [E] Phone Bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat l().3()am—6.3()pm. (141 552 5961. Wedding Fever Until 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-laws who support a different football team. Jimmy Logan. who first played the central part. directs.

After Wedding Fever the theatre is dark forthree weeks.

0 MITCHELL Granville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat. 12 noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. [1)] Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 552 5961. Mon—Sat 1(1.3()am—6.3llpm.

South Pacific Until Sun 28 June. 7.30pm. £2.75 (£2.25). The Capricorn Players in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical featuring such peerless ditties as ‘There ls Nothing Like A Dame' and ‘Some Enchanted Evening‘.

A Grand Scots Night Mon (w—Wed 22 July. Every Mon and Wed. 8pm. £3 (£2). Bobby Harvey and guest present an evening of traditional Scots music.

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.

0 THEATRE ROYAL I lope Street. 331


Quaker Meeting House, Edinburgh A slave trade in Edinburgh? Theatre Workshop’s latest show hopes to expose a little more about an inglorious period of history when merchandise took on a sinister new meaning in some Scottish ports.

‘Nae Trust Tae the Custocks’ tells the story of hundreds of children shipped outta the Americas in the 1740s by wealthy Scottish merchants who wanted slave labour on their plantations. It is a story that playwright Simon Abbott tirst came across when reading an article in The Scotsman about ‘lndian Peter’ Williamson —the one who returned.

’He was a wit, a raconteur and a writer,’ explains Abbott. ‘On his return he wrote his own lite story and described how he had been snatched from the streets. The merchants took him to court for slandering their lorebears, and he was ordered to print a disclaimer in the newspapers. But he lound people who remembered his being snatched and started to build a case-eventually he tookthe merchants to court and proved it.’

Williamson’s story was just the tip of the iceberg, as Abbott discovered on talking to the author ol the article, Jim

Gilhooley, who has been researching the period. To begin with, merchants, who doubled as judges, would transport people for increasingly petty crimes. ‘People were transported tor rioting or cutting down trees,’ says Abbott. Famine played into their hands as there were grain riots and starving people grew desperate. ‘Gradually


1234. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet.

Georgian State Dancers Thurs 25 June. 7.30pm. £3—£l2.5(). Unmissable russian dance.

No drama this issue. The Theatre Royal is hosting some Glasgow Jazz Festival events.

0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 351) Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

Stella Alternative Cabaret Week Until Sun 28 June. A series ofcomedy. cabaret and music acts. See Cabaret listings.

Summer Circus School Tue 30 June—Sat 4July. ll). l5pm—3.3l)pm. £15 for the week. For the third time the Third Eye Centre hosts a summer circus school led by Robin

Thomson and Tina Calder to instruct

budding clowns. acrobats and jugglers in the tricks ofthe trade. For nine years and over usually very busy so book early. See also Kids Page.

Kevin McAleer and John Byrne Sun 5 July. 9.30pm. £3.51) (£3). See Cabaret listings.

0 TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 42678. Box ()ffice Tue—Sat Noon—8pm: Sun 12.3(1—8pm.

Cafe Rest. Bar'I'ue—Thurs

Noon—1 1pm; Fri and Sat Noon—midnight; Sun 12.3(1—11pm. Miss Julie and The oncomer Until Sun 28 June. 8pm. £4 non-members; £3 members; Students. ()APs. UB4lls. Disabled. Under2ls£1 (members

people began to sell their kids, and then, since the merchants were the law, they sent out rultians to round people up. At first they were carelul, but eventually children were herded openly through the streets.’

The Jacobite Rebellion in 1745 tinally put a stop to it all by robbing the merchants of their powers. In the meantime though, thousands of people had been cruelly relocated and harshly treated, and it is their story that ‘Nae

only and not on Fri or Sat). Pocket Theatre from Cumbria in a double bill. Strindberg‘s classic play about the relationship between a young aristocrat and her father's valet and a new play by Peter Cox. the ()ffmmer. which picks up on some of the themes explored in Strindberg's play and re-explores them in the context of modern Cumbria. Cox explores the developing tensions in rural areas of Britain between the locals and the growing numbers of newcomers moving out from the cities. This should be a fascinating double bill.

Moving Bodies Tue 3(lJune—Sun 5 July. 8pm. Tickets as for .‘lliss Julie. Annexe Theatre Company. anew company dedicated to presenting new writing. in a new play by Robert Paterson. Set in a Glasgow hospital. Paterson's comedy explores what happens when a new recruit is introduced to the nightshift by four porters. Annexe Theatre were last seen in the successful double bill of [locus Focus and In .Vrmzine Pam's. Ben Elton Tue 7 July. 8pm. Tickets as for .I’II'S‘S'Jll/I't’. See Cabaret listings. Bing Hitler Wed 8 July. 8pm. Tickets as for .lliss Julie. See Cabaret listings.


O ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. Purulia Chhau Sat 4 July. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Chhau is a form ofdance drama found only the North East India a

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Trust Tae The Custocks’ tells, using Williamson as a ‘liltering voice’.

The production is performed in the Quaker Meeting House, which was built atthe time, beginning in the courtyard and moving inside, where, in a court case, Williamson calls on history to judge the story. It is a new location for Theatre Workshop and alsr a new type of pertormance project, combining all three Youth Theatres in 2 huge cast . (Sarah Hemming)

20 The List 26 June 9 July