0 Theatre is listed by city first, then by venue, running in alphabetical order, except for touring shows which are listed by the name of the show. Please send details not laterthan 10 days before publication date.

0 CITIZENS (iorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. Box ()lfice Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [1)].

.\'o theatre performances this issue. 0 CUMBERNAULD THEATRE (‘umbernauld 0236 732887. Box ()ffice Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am~-3pm. 6-Spm perf evgs.

Bar Cafe.

.\'o theatre performances this isstte. O DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 041552 5827. Private View Mon 3 Sat 8 Aug. 7.30pm. The first ever production by the new young Scottish Student Theatre Company. formed from this year's Scottish Student Drama Festival. This new play was developed by student playwright .\lhairi (irealis. together with playwright Tom McUrath. and. telling the story of an aspiring artist. also features sculptures by young Scottish artists. 11 goes on to the l€dinburgh Fringe.

0 HOSPITALITY INN 36 Cambridge Street. 332 3311. Jimmy Tarbuck: Tribute Dinner Dance. Fri 31 .luly. 6.45 for 7.30pm. £25. See Cabaret.

O KING'S Bath Street. Box Office .\lon— Sat 12 noon—6pm. 4 bars. [1)] [13] Phone Bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat l0.30am~6.30pm.()41552 5961. Blood Brothers Mon 27 .luly Sat 8 Aug. 7.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. £6. £5. £4. £3. £2.50. Singer Kiki Dee takes on her first major theatre role in Willy Russell's hugely successful musical about twin brothers who live otit a tragic prophecy made at their birth.

0 MITCHELL ( iranville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat. 12 noon-6pm. Bar. Cafe. [1)] Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 552 5961. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.

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 llope Street. 331 1234. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet.

No theatre performances this issue. 0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

Boy Hutchins Fri 24 July. 9.30pm. £3.50 ( £3). See Cabaret.

Womberang Sat 25 July. Fri 31 July 8; Sat 1 Aug. 7pm. £2 (£1.50) Theatre


Racoon. an active new company surviving on slender resources. in the first of a short season of plays. a comedy by Sue Townsend. creator of Adrian .\1ole. which shows Rita ()nions introducing anarchy into a gynaecology clinic waiting room. See also below.

Fish'n’Bicycles Sat 35 July. Fri 31 July ck Sat 1 Aug. 8pm. £2.50(£2) Theatre Racoon in three

monologues for women written by the famous Italian husband and wife (or are they?) team Dario Po and Franca Rame: The Same Old Story: The Mother. the tale of a woman who discovers her sort is a terrorist. and l Don 'I More. the voice of a woman who has survived rape.

Brown Blues Wed 5 Aug. 9.30pm. £3.50 (£3) See Cabaret.

O TRON THEATRE 63 'l‘rongate. 552 4267 8. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon-8pm: Stm 12.30—Spm.

Cafe Rest. Bar 'l'ue—Thurs

Noon—1 1pm: Fri and Sat Noon—midnight: Sun 12.30—11pm. Band Week See Music Section.




The eleventh Stirling Festival promises to be the biggest, brightest and best yet, with over 350 events in almost 100 venues— Britain‘s third largest arts festival.

Big names abound, from George Hamilton IV to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, via comedy group, the Bed Stockings, saxophonist Tommy Smith (see feature) and Alan Price. Among four world and three Scottish premieres are Boughcast Music Theatre with James Kelman‘s new play ‘In The Night‘ (premiered at the BP Young Directors‘ Festival earlierthis year) and Balloonatics Theatre Company, with ‘Citizens', adapted from the Cyclops episode of James Joyce's ‘Ulysses'. The spirit of the Diggers is fresh in Gerard Winstanley Productions' ‘The World Turned Upside Down', an eighteen-character, one-man show. Furtherhighlights should be Artlab UK's ‘Frankenstein‘, The Two Marks and Black and Baddiel in a double bill, comedy from Beg Cattersmole Stolemepig and Bolivian folk music from the much-loved Bumillajta. More music comes from Blues 'n‘ Trouble, The Proclaimers, Love and Money and Bunrig.

The Stirling Festival certainly isn’t just a paddock for Edinburgh thoroughbreds to parade in before the big metropolitan event, however. It has a character all of its own, based on the all-pervading community spiritolthe

jamboree. Local talent is showcased in Stirling Youth Theatre’s unique presentation of ‘Power and Passion - A Life of Mary Queen of Scots‘ at the Wallace Monument and in Edible Theatre Company's double-bill of

innovative new plays. Rhythm and soul combo ‘The Misfits‘ and the rousing ‘Sinister Silver Stetsong‘ lead a variety of local music.

But if is in workshops and residencies that the true spirit of Stirling’s Festival is to be found. Welfare State International will lead the way again with music and dance workshops and performances; Grand Union Orchestra are offering workshops based on African and South American music styles. And there's jazz and mime residencies, dance. . (Doug Morris)

Stirling Festival runs from 23 July- 9 Aug. Full details from the Box Office, 3 Friar Street, Stirling 8K8 1 HA. Tel 0786 71588. Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm.Trains run regularly to Stirling from Edinburgh and Glasgow: Trains from Waverley, Edinburgh (Mon-Sat) run from 9.10 and 9.40am and the same time past every hour until 4.40pm (then slightly more irregularly). Last train back— 10.35pm. Trains from Glasgow Queen Street run at 37 minutes past every hour from 9.37am until 5.37pm with extra services in between. Last train back— 10.54pm.

Red Stockings

665 2240. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [1)] Woodie Wins the Day Tues 28 Thurs 30July. 7.30pm. £2 (£1.50) Shona 1.iddle's new play for children performed by the Nonamae Theatre Company. See Kids. 0 KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 22‘) 1201. Box office Mon—Sat l0am—-Spm. Bar. [1)] [E] A Chorus Line Tue 2] July—Sat 8 Aug. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. £5. £7.50. £8. £1). £10. ()pening night and all matinees. all seats £5; .‘ylon—5l‘hurs. Students. ()Al’s. CIHIIs. disabled. children £2011. Stalls and (irand Circle seats; cones also for parties. Broadway‘s longest-ever running musical recently adapted. rather disammintingly. onto celluloid by Sir Richard Attenlmrough. comes to lidinburgh in a production directed and choreographed by Michael Bennett. 0 MANDELA THEATRE (iateway Exchange. 2—-4 .-\bbeymount. 661 0982. Cafe and Bar facilities during performances. .\'o theatre performances this issue. 0 NETHERBOW 43 l ligh Street. 556 957‘). Box office 10am—4.30pm: 7—-‘)pm perf evgs. Cafe. [1)] [1:] This is My Country t'ntil Sat 1 Aug. 7.30pm. 2.30pm also on Sats 1 I. IS. 25 July and Sat 1 Aug. A dramatic anthology of Scotland written by W. (iordon Smith and presented by the inimitable Russell 1 luntcr and Anna Price. The Shadow of the Glen \vetl 22-Fri 34 .lttly. 1pm. £1 . The ()xygen llouse‘s lunchtime theatre this week is a short play by seminal Irish playwright J..\I. Synge. o PLAYHOUSE THEATRE The Chines Magical Acrobats Thurs 23 .luly. 7.30pm. £5.50. £4.50. £3.50. (Child ()Al’ £1 off). The dazzling acrobats. some of whose traditional dances and tumbling acts date from many centuries ago. and express harmony of mind and body. 0 ROYAL LYCEUM (irindlay Street. 22‘) 0607. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf evgs. Bar. Rest Cafe. [1)Hli] (‘l’heatreSaver Concession Cards cost £1 . last all year. give £1 ol'l'the full price each time you come for you and a friend -— available to ()Al’s. 1'B40s. Students. disabled. under 24 railcat'd holders. YI'S scheme and young people under IS). Slili C().\ll’li'1‘1'l‘l().\'. The School for Scandal t'ntil Thurs o Aug. 7.45pm. Sat mat on 26July (all seats £2.70). £2.70—£6. ’I‘heatreSaver holders £1 off Summer Super Saver offer reductions for those booking bttlh SITUW'S (Selma/fill)!“ .S-(‘u'ltfu/ and 'I‘urluj'li'). Richard Brinsley Sheridan's much-loved comedy of manners. A respectable but unremarkable production that begins very slowly but gathers speed and interest as tlte play progresses and features nice performances from (iarry Stewart and Billy .\lcli|haney. as the two brothers to whom there is more than meets the eye. and David .\1cl\'ail as the uncle who reveals their true colours. Tartufle l'ntil Sat S Aug. 7.45pm. For

18 The List 24 July 6 August