0 Theatre is listed by city llrst, then by venue, running In alphabetical order. Cabaret and touring shows are listed separately under the relevant heading. KEY: [D] lacilities Iorthe disabled; [E] facilities for the hard oi hearing, usually an Induction loop system. For prices, price in brackets eg (£1.50) is concessionary price.


O CITIZENS Gorbals Street, 429 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [D]

Joan ot Arc Until Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm. £3. Students £1. OAPs and UB40$ £1 in advance, free on door. Robert David Macdonald's new translation of Schiller’s play about the Maid of Orleans. See Review.

0 The Goethe Institute in Glasgow will run a seminar on the play on Sat 31 Oct, 3—6.45pm, with translator and director Robert David MacDonald among the speakers. Fee £6 (£4) including coffee, supper, transport to the theatre and theatre ticket. Phone 041 334 6616 for details.

0 The Glasgow Citizens Theatre Society will hold a pre-theatre talk on the play on Sat 24 Oct, 5pm, in thr

theatre foyer. Tickets £7.50 including buffet, pre-theatre talk and ticket for the theatre. Phone 041 339 8056 for details.

0 CUMBERNAULO THEATRE Cumbernauld 0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs. Bar/Cafe.

Cryme Eagle Tue 20—Sat 24 Oct. 7.45pm. £2 (£1 ). The story ofthe building ofthe Antonine Wall promises to be a spectacular event. a local community production about a piece of local history. Writer/researcher Brian] Miller was

sponsored by Marks and Spencer.

Romeo and Juliet Thurs 29 & Fri 30

Oct. 7.45pm. £2.75 (£1.50) Compass

Theatre Company, renowned for their punchy, minimal productions. last visited Cumbernauld with Macbeth. They return with a production ofShakespeare‘s great love story that they promise will be ‘truly romantic‘.

O DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 041 552 5827.

Timon at Athens Fri 23 & Sat 24 Oct. 8pm. Rat Theatre from Hereford in a production of Shakespeare‘s late


0 GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street, 221 4526. Skungpoomery Wed 28 Fri 30 Oct. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Glasgow Arts Centre’s Young Theatre Team in a play by Ken Campbell in which characters bring a new zing into their lives by inventing words and then finding the acts to go with them.

0 KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office Mon-Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. [D]. [E]. Phone bookings, Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm, 041 227 5511.

o Hans Andersen Until Sat 17 Oct. T 7.30pm.Satmat3pm.£2.25,£2,

' £1.75. The Apollo Players in an

amateur production, for adults and children. about the Dutch writer.

Little Me Mon 19—Sat 24 Oct.

7.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. £4, £3.50, £3,

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amateur production.

Kismet Mon 26—Fri 31 Oct. 7.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. The Minerva Club in the well-known musical.


The Long March Sat 17 Oct. 7 .30pm. See Touring for full details.

0 MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 221 3198. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. [D]. Tickets also available from the


‘We're doing it because we think a theatre company is not a theatre company it it’s only doing one production a year. We ought to be doing more. We ought to be doing more new work,’ says Allan Sharpe, tlrmly, at Theatre Co-Dperative's selt-linanced venture to open Edinburgh’s Wilkie House up as a venue and present new plays there.

Theatre Co-Dperative, oi which Sharpe is a joint artistic director, were most recently seen in their production oi ‘Wallace' by Patrick Evans, which toured the length and breadth ol Scotland. This latest move constitutes a new departure Iorthe company in several senses— seeking more continuity oi venue, a more diverse range oi writers and a more varied use oI style, breaking away trom their previous minimal presentations.

This tirst season at three plays was put together with the help at playwright Tom McGrath, who, as Literary Director at the Royal Lyceum, spends much of his time sitting behind a huge pile of scripts at new plays all waiting to be performed. ‘He helped us a great deal in choosing the scripts and has been instrumental ln persuading the authors that it would be alright,’ says Sharpe. The authors, Ann Downie, Alisdair Campsle and John Cllllord have all agreed to be part otthe profit-share basis on which the whole operation will be run. The company has received no grants or linanclal aid to start the season, but is relying on what is already in the bank balance, box otiice returns and the goodwill oi the Edinburgh University Settlement, who own Wilkie House and who have let it to the company at reduced rates.

The three plays themselves are all

. the much-loved child—gangster

Ticket Centre, Candleriggs. 227 5511. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. Janet Smith and Dancers Wed 21-Sat 24 Oct. 7.30pm. £4.50 (£1.50). Thurs 2 seats for the price ofone. This extremely popular dance company present a programme of four pieces in their accessible and lively style. See Guest List and Dance Listings for full details.

Bugsy Malone Tue 27 Oct—Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Shields Youth Theatre in


0 PAVILION 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar.

Terry Neason Thurs 16 Oct. See Cabaret.

Roy Chubby Brown Tue 21 Oct. See Cabaret.

0 RUTHERGLEN UNEMPLOYEO WORKERS CENTRE Victoria Street, Rutherglen, 647 0331.

The Country Doctor Sat 24 Oct. 7pm. The Merry Mac Fun Co in their latest comedy. See Touring.

O THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street, 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. (7.30pm on perf. evgs). Bar. Buffet.

Evita Tue 27 Oct—Sat 14 Nov. 7.15pm. Thurs & Sat mat. 2.15pm. £3—£l3.5(). Thurs mat two tickets for

a. L tairly strong meat, and it

is surprising that not at them have previously been fully periormed - a lact that bears out Sharpe’s Ieellng that there is still room tor another company to put on new work. Ann Downle's ‘Jelly Babies’, the llrst oI the three, deals with abortion and is set in a gynaecological ward; Alisdalr Campsie’s ‘ilenry Dundas 0r Howl Murdered Robert Burns’ was In tact given a reading at Tom McGrath's “Words Beyond Words’ series during the Edinburgh Festival this year, and suggests that a Iormer Edinburgh dignitary was involved in a conspiracy to remove the troublesomely outspoken Burns; John Cliitord's ‘iiow Like An Angel’ is set in a mental hospital and is concerned with male behaviour and violence, and should show the writer of the successiul ‘Losing Venice’ and ‘Playlng With Fire’ (both show at the Traverse in recent years) In a very different mode. For iurther details and advance sales contact Theatre Co-Dperative at 11a Forth Street, Edinburgh, tel: 031 558 1610. Details at performances will appear in the Theatre Listings. (Sarah Hemmlng)

20 The List 16 29 October