0 Theatre is listed by city first, then by venue, running in alphabetical order.
O CITIZENS (iorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. §
Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D].
School for Scandal lJntiI Sat 3 ()ct. 7.30pm. £3. Students £1. ()APS & UB-Hls £1 in advance. free on door. A carefully studied but rather disappointing interpretation of Sheridan’s satire. enlivened by a fine performance from Robert David Macdonald. who also directs.
Joan of Arc Fri 9—Sat 31 ()ct. 7.30pm. Prices as for Selma/for Scandal. Robert David Macdonald. directing his new translation ofSchillcr‘s play. is set to loosen a new reading of Joan. relocating the story in the underground world of a French cellar in the Forties. (‘haron Bourke plays Joan and Laurence Rudic Charles \'II with designs by Stewart Laing. See Panel.
0 CUMBERNAULD THEATRE (‘umbernauld 0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—3pm. o—Spm perf evgs.
Some Economies with the Truth Fri 2 and Sat 3 ()ct. 7.45pm. £2 (£1 ). Invoking a famous phrase to suggest a contemporary political ethos. Ian (‘ampbell’s new play is a black
comedy about the state of the nation.
An amateur production by Flipside Theatre Company.
Also see Kids.
Turning Over Sat 10()ct.7.-15pm. £3 (£1.50). Borderline‘s Edinburgh Festival production of Brian
'l’hompson‘s comedy in which scenes
alternate between the shooting of a documentary in India and the BBC London cutting room where the film is being edited. Last date oftour.
0 DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 0-11 552 5827.
The Drama ('entre will reopen on Fri 23 ()ct with a production of Shakespeare’s 'l'r'mmz by the
Hereford-based Rat Theatre
0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12
Washington Street. 221 4526.
The Last Days of Nosferatu Wed 7—Fri
9 ()ct. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 ). Based on
Stoker’s Dracula. the Shadow
: Syndicate give the menacing story a
dark expressionist feel wrapped in the threat of fascism. See also 'l‘heatre Workshop. Edinburgh. Schools Holiday Week Opera
Workshop l2—1(i()ct. Opera
workshops leading to a performance
‘ of A Temporary Diversion by John
Paynter. ()pen to 8—14 year-olds.
Anyone interested in taking part should contact (‘aroline Stevenson.
Also see Kids. 0 KING'S Bath Street. Box Office Mon—Sat l2 noon—(rpm. 4 bars. [D] [E] Phone Bookings. Ticket Centre. ('andleriggs. Mon—Sat
. 10.30am—o.30pm.0-11227 5511.
’ Pride of the Clyde Until Sat 5 ()ct.
7.30pm (Sat 5pm 6’; 8pm). .£2-£-l.
The annual Radio (‘lyde hosted
show with an array of Scottish music
Hans Andersen 12—17 Oct. 7.30pm
and Sat mat 3pm. £2.25. £2. £1.75.
The Apollo Players. in the first of a
short run of amateur productions at
the King's. For children and adults.
0 MITCHELL Granville Street. 221
3198. Box office Mon—Sat. 12
noon—6pm. Bar. (are. [D]'1’ickets
also available from Ticket Centre.
(‘andleriggs 227 5511. Mon—Sat
Mairi Mhor—The Woman from Skye
Thurs 1— Sat 3 ()ct. 7.45pm. £3.75
(£2). 7:84's new production in which
the indomitable spirit of Mairi.
19th-century(}aelic songwriter and
political agitator. stalks the present.
The Dresser'l‘hurs S—Sat 10 ()ct.
7.30pm. £3. An amateur production
by the Pantheon (‘lub of Ronald
Harwood‘s poignant play about the
crumbling ego of an ageing actor and
his rationally-minded dresser.
O PAVILION 121 Renfield Street. 332
1846. Box office Mon—Sat
present Common Ground Dance Theatre
LIGHT CY'CLE FIVE Fri 9 October, 8.00pm, £2.50 (£1.50)
Deaf and hearing dancers and actors work together usin con ' ‘ ' ' , . fem ra dance , s mu5ic, and theatre. An intriguing production beginnian at birth Zidry 'gmng’ ongma]
progressing through the
various stages of life. Guaranteed to thrill all audiences.
(031) 226 5425
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'I‘able D'I kite and a la carte menus BRASSERIE: Seven days: lunchtimes and evenings Wide range of meals available
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In the dark post-Agincourt years in France, when the English were poised to take over the country and Charles the Dauphin of France was being particularly ineffectual in battle, Joan ofArc, according to legend, championed his cause and reversed the country's fortunes, driving the English from the land. She was subsequently captured and tried by the enemy and burned at the stake as a witch, remaining unshakeably loyal to her God-given cause and more than ready to die for itthough still barely nineteen. It made herthe archetypal saint—young, female, virginal and ashtonishingly brave to boot.
It is precisely these many strands of her characterthat make her such a pliable legend. When the church and state were divided in France in the 19th century, both sides claimed her as their own, one crediting religion. the other secular powers as the agency of her heroism. Significantly neither debunked her, for she had become much too powerful a concept in popular thought
Similarly and perhaps even more surprisingly she was, according to Marina Warner‘s exhaustive and illuminating book, ‘Joan ofArc, The Image of Female Heroism‘, a figurehead forboth sides of occupied France in the Second World War. That the Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow should set their forthcoming production in a
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cellar in France in the Forties is
therefore not as radical as it may at first appear. and Joan's epoch, steeped as
. itwasin emblematicimagery.
promises to be especially sympathetic to their intensely visual style. Much has always been made of
f Joan‘s physical virtue, and Marina
Warner describes Joan's virginity as ‘magic‘, ‘the physical image of her spiritual integrity', in keeping with a long Christian tradition which held that the ‘inviolate body of a woman was one ofthe holiest things possible in creation.‘ Interestingly, in his early 18th century play, Schiller introduces a fictional note into this concept and, radically, makes the androgynous, prepubescentJoan of legend, fall in love with an enemy soldier, Lionel. His moral purpose is to force her out of her frosty spiritual sanctity into a more human whole where her hidden, or repressed, self is acknowledged and it is Schiller‘s version of Joan of Arc, in a new translation by Robert David Macdonald, that the Citizens’ have chosen fortheir production. (Sally Kinnes) 0 There will be two pre-performance seminars on Schiller‘s Joan of Arc from 3—6.45pm on 10 and 31 Oct at the Geothe Institute Glasgow, 041-334 6616 and Robert David Macdonald will be among the speakers. Fee £6 (£4) includes coffee, supper, transport to the theatre and theatre ticket.
The Steamie Until Sat 10 ()ct. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3—£5. ()APs UB-Hls £2.50. Wildcat‘s production of'I‘ony Roper's play about four women in a steamie on Hogmany. first performed during Mayfest. has surely been the Scottish hit of the year. (‘urrently on a second tour. all venues are selling outlast. At the Pavilion tickets are left for Sat mat ONLY.
£4. £3. ‘(ilasgow‘s favourite bellicose dictator.‘ See (iuestlist.
Loudon Wainwright lll Sun 4 ()ct. 7pm. See Folk listing.
Rory Gallagher Sun 4 ()ct. 9.30pm doors open. £5. See Rock listing. Christy Moore in Concert Sun 11 ()ct. 7.30pm. £6. £5. See Folk listing.
The Three Degrees Mon 12 ()Ct. 7.30pm. £7.50. £5.50. See Rock Iistinu.
o THEATRE ROYAL l lope Street. 331
Bing Hitler Wed 14()ct. 7.30pm. £5.
123-1. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm
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