0 Theatre is listed by city iirst, then by venue, running in alphabetical order.


0 CITIZENS Gorbals Street, 429 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar.

School Ior Scandal Until Sept—Sat 3 Oct. 7.30pm. £3. Students£1. OAPS & UB40s £1 in advance. free on door. The Citizens‘ open their autumn season with Richard Brinsley Sheridan's comedy of manners. directed by Giles Havergal. See Review.

0 CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—3pm. 6—8pm perfevgs. Bar/Cafe.

Othello Fri 18 & Sat 19 Sept. 7.45pm. £2.75 (£1.50). TAG theatre company in their fine production of Shakespeare‘s tragedy about the Moor who loved not wisely but too well.

Fumed Oak Fri 18 & Sat 19 Sept. 10.15pm. £1.25 (£1 for Othello ticket holders). No Mean Company


‘I never thought I’d see the day when I’d settle on the mainland.’ Catharine-Ann MacPhee shakes her head, still looking startled. A diiiident, Iiltingly-spoken native ol Barra ‘where everybody sings’ she seems more nervous over being interviewed than about taking the lead role in 7:84’s latest production, Mairi Mhor: the Woman lrom Skye, the story oi one oi the greatest 19th-century Gaelic songwriters. Thrust onto the church-hall stage irom the age oi Iour, along with any others old enough to stand unsupported, and expected to sing tor a Iond but critical audience, pertormlng in public— in Gaelic, that is— has never been a hurdle lor this increasingly acclaimed young singer and actress. Training straight Irom school with the Gaelic Theatre Company, she worked with them until their collapse, three and a hall years later when lunds were withdrawn. Within weeks, John McGrath, artistic director and playwright Ior 7:84 ‘The Scottish People's Theatre’, was on her trail, Ilrst phoning, and llnaily cornering her In Mull. ‘The thought oi pertormlng in English— it was like speaking a Ioreign language. . . butl couldn't reiuse aiter he'd come all that way. . .’ The part she plays as Mairi, ‘bard oi the Highland land league’, who joined the protest against the croiters’ land losses, is In line with McGrath's earlier works, both ‘hlghly political' and relevant still to ‘ordlnary people' today. Set In a modern plastic larmhouse cats on Skye, Mairl Mhor Is a blend ol comedy,


present a play by Noel Coward in the studio.

Talking Faces Fri 25 & Sat 26 Sept. 7.45pm. £2 (£1) No Mean Company in a comedy about non-communication.

The Tart and the Vicar’s Wlie Tue 29 & Wed 30 Sept. 7.45pm. £3 (£2) Danny Davies Productions in an adult comedy by Joan Shirley.

0 DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street, ()41 552 5827.

Closed until 23 October.

0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526.

The Interview and Metamorphosis 22—24 Sept. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Double bill from Actors‘ Lab company recently performed both at the Edinburgh Festival and on tour in Poland. The Interview follows three candidates being put through their paces by a group of anonymous interviewers. Both this and Metamorphosis (Stephen Berkoffs adaptation of the Kafka short story), performed by this company made up ofyoung unemployed, are directed by Robin Wilson.

monologue, song and music, Malrl’s outraged ghost rising atthe waitresses’ Country and Western yodelling, and demanding that her own tale be told and properly.

Clearly a coveted member oi the company, Catharine-Ann remains unremarkany untainted by success, thinking little at having her first record - Canan Na Gaidhail (The Language of the Gael)— released in October, or oi McCrth asking herto join 7:84 in Channel Four’s Hogmanay this December. While McGrath’s back is turned she leans iorward and nods towards my notepad. ‘Actually, I always wanted to be a journalist,’ she conildes, schoolgirlish awe in her voice, as though it’s not quite obvious which oi us is hitting the heights. (Rosemary Goring)

Mairi Mhorwill be at Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh, Tue 29 and Wed 30 Sept at 8pm; Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow, Thurs that 3 Oct at 7.45pm.

O KING'S Bath Street. Box Office Mon—Sat 12 noon—6pm. 4 bars. [D] [E] Phone Bookings, Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.041227 5511. Scotland the What? Until Sat 26 Sept. 7.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. £3, £4, £5. The highly popular Aberdonian trio with an evening of anecdotes, sketches and jokes from the granite city, delivered in the local patois.

Pride oi the Clyde Mon 28 Sept Sat 5 Oct. 7.30pm (Sat 5 & 8pm). £2—£4. The annual Radio Clyde hosted show with an array of Scottish music and entertainment.

0 MITCHELL Granville Street, 221 3198. Box office Mon-Sat. 12 noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. [D] Tickets also available from Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 227 5511. Mon—Sat 10.30am-6.30pm.

Sllll Lile Fri 18 Sat 26 Sept. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Unit One Theatre Company in one part ofJohn Byrne‘s comic trilogy, Paisley Patterns.

Mairi Mhor-the Woman irom Skye Thurs 1 —Sat 3 Oct. 7.45pm. £3.75 (£2). 7:84 Scotland in their new show. See Touring and Panel.

Psycho Unit 1 Theatre Company.

18—26 Sept. 10.30pm. Interesting sounding preview of a work in progress based on btoh Hitchcock’s famous film and the brutal ‘Bible John’ murders that took place in Glasgow roughly at the same time as the film was released. ' 0 PAVILION 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar.

Robert Ilalpem Every Thurs, Fri and Sat eve. 7.30pm. Thurs £2.50; Fri £3.25; Sat £4. The stage hypnotist returns to exercise his powers over his audience.

The Steamie Mon 28 Sept Sat 10 Oct. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3—£5. OAPs/UB405 £2.50. Wildcat in their hilarious production of Tony Roper’s comedy about women in a 19505 communal laundry. See Touring.

O THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street, 331 1234. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet. The Woman Warrior Sun 20 Sept. 7.30pm. £3—£6. The Shanghai Kunju Theatre, who appeared at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, in one of their spectacular shows. combining martial arts with acrobatics and dance, as the Woman Warrior deftly fights off a


The new season opens with: CABARET The high kicking, roof-raising stage version of this popular musical 23 Sept - 10 Oct at 7.45 pm


The story of an unorthodox teacher at an Edinburgh Girls’ School in the 1930’s 14 - 31 October at 7.45 pm

Tickets: £3.75 Concessions: £2.25 Access and Visa accepted Book now on: 031-665 2240


7.84 THEATRE COMPANY The Story and Songs of Mairi Mhor -The Woman from Skye Tues 29 and Wed 30 September 8.00pm Tickets £4.00 (£2.00)

Details of all Visiting Theatre Companies available now in our September/ October Brochure from Theatre Workshop, 34 Hamilton Place Edinburgh

BOX OFFICE(O31) 226 5425



Sept 29—Oct 4 at 7.30pm

The Swaive Kinooziers present WHO’S LEFT? by Barry McCarthy

Oct 6—11 at 7.30pm

Roughcast present IN THE NIGHT by James Kelman

Tickets from £2. Sundays all tickets £2 . p 112 West Bow Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PD Tel: 031 226 2633

The List 18 Sept - 1 Oct 21 .