0 Theatre ls listed by city lirst, then by venue, running in alphabetical order. Cabaret and touring shovrs are listed separately under the relevant heading. KEY: [D] iacilities lor the disabled; [E] laclilties tor the hard of hearing, usually an induction loop system. For prices, price in brackets eg (21.50) is concessionary price.
O CITIZENS’ THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat lOam—8pm. Bar. [D].
Joan of Arc Until Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm. £3. Students £1. OAPs and UB40$ £1 in advance, free on door. A ﬂawed but spectacular staging by Robert David MacDonald of his own translation of Schiller‘s 18th-century drama about the Maid of Orleans. Setting the action not in medieval France but in 19405 occupied France, MacDonald opens up a new, challenging angle on the play’s themes. The set is remarkable and there are fine performances, particularly from Charon Bourke as Joan and Laurance Rudic as the Dauphin. Well worth seeing.
O 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.
No Man's Land Fri 6—Sat 21 Nov. 7.30pm. Prices as for loan of Arc. FREE Preview on Thurs 5 Nov. Giles Havergal and Robert David MacDonald in Pinter’s play. See Panel
0 CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Ofﬁce Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs. Bar/Cafe.
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. Their return with a production of Shakespeare’s great love story will
, be ‘truly romantic.’
The Wickedest Night of the Year Sat 31 Oct. 7.45pm. See Cabaret.
The Country Doctor Tue 3 Nov. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1 .25). The Merry Mac Fun Coin their new farce. See Review.
Cowboys and Indians Fri 6 & Sat 7 Nov. 7.45pm. £2.75 (£1.50)
TAG Theatre Company in a new comedy by Gurmeet Mattu about being an Indian in Glasgow. Jog Khalsi, a young unemployed graduate, thinks up a new scheme for his father’s corner shop. For twelve years and upwards. See panel on Kids’ page.
O DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street, 041 552 5827.
Chicago and Icarus's Mother Wed 4—Sat 7 Nov. 8pm. John Street Theatre in two short plays by Sam Shepard, master exposer of the American Dream.
0 DRAMA STUDIO West Quadrangle, University ofGlasgow.
Killing Me Softly Thurs 29—Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm. Entry by donation. For details please phone 041 423 3369. Clyde Unity Theatre in John Binnie’s play about AIDS. See Review.
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. Kismet Mon 26—Fri 31 Oct. 7.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. The Minerva Club in the well-known musical.
0 MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street, 221 3198. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. [D] Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 227 5511 Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. Dugsy Malone Until Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Shields Youth Theatre in the much-loved child-gangster musical.
Diney Hoy! Mon 2 Nov. 7.30pm. One night only for Easterhouse Festival Drama Group in the show thr " put on with success during this year’s Edinburgh Festival.
Masterpieces Thurs S—Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2) Upstage Theatre Group in Sarah Daniels’ powerful play about pornography and media images ofwomen. Interestingly the same play is shown as part of Edinburgh Theatre Workshop’s Young People’s Theatre Week—See Below. .
Rock Nativity Tue lO-Sat 14 Nov. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. Guys and Gals Company in a rock musical version of the Nativity story.
0 PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar.
Den Elton. Sun 8 Nov. 7.30pm. See Cabaret and Guestlist.
0 THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street, 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perf evgs). Bar. Buffet.
Evita Until Sat 14 Nov. 7.15pm. Thurs & Sat mat. 2.15pm. £3—£13.50. Thurs mat two tickets for the price of one. Mon—Thurs conc. groups (UB4OS, blind, disabled, children, students, OAPs) can buy a
ticket for the next price down; £3 standby tickets also avail. for conc. groups at 7pm Mon—Thurs. The touring West End production of the Rice/Lloyd-Webber musical about Eva Peron.
0 THE THEATRE 49 Coplaw Street, Glasgow. Cabaret Tonight Sat 31 Oct—Sat 7 Nov. 8pm. Doors open 7.30pm. £3 (incl refreshments). Sat shows £3.50; Mon two for £5. Tickets available in advance from Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 041 227 5511 or on the door on the night. For table reservations tel 041 423 8917 (day) or ()416200118/041663 1832 (eve). The Avrom Greenbaum Players present a ‘new time’ music hall revue with traditional music hall table seating and cheese and wine.
0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Café open
1 lam—2.30pm Tue-Fri and during evening performances. l-iypochondria Fri 30 & Sat 31 Oct. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50) Forkbeard Fantasy in the first oftheir extraordinary shows using Iifesize puppets and weird and wonderful sets to create a comic new world. See Preview Panel and Traverse, Edinburgh. They give a talk after their production of The Brittonioni
Brothers on Sun 1 Nov. The Brittonioni Bros Sun 1 Nov,
7.30pm. £3 (£2). Forkbeard Fantasy in their second show in which the Brittonioni Brothers discuss their illustrious film careers, with examples. Followed by a talk about their work. See Guestlist and Traverse, Edinburgh. A Scottish Thirties Evening Tue 3 Nov, 7.30pm. Free. As part of Scottish Book Fortnight, Charles McKean and Rudolph McKenna give an illustrated talk in the bookshop about the architecture, social and public life of Scotland during the 19305. Roadworks Wed 4 Nov. 7 .30pm. £1 .50 (£1). In the bookshop. As part of Scottish Book Fortnight members of Wildcat Stage Productions sing and recite some of the songs from their shows, as gathered together in their book ‘Roadworks’. The Hour Thurs 5 Nov. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Ralf Ralf, alias Jonathan and Barnaby Stone, in the first of their full-length shows, exploring their remarkable, unique use of language and physical clowning. See The Summit below and also the Traverse and Theatre Workshop in Edinburgh. The Summit Fri 6 & Sat 7 Nov. 8.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). RalfRalfin the second of their shows. The Summit, poised somewhere on the brink of cabaret, was a great success at this year’s Edinburgh Festival and presents us with two identically be-suited men, talking politics in incomprehensible gobbledegook. Yet they are instantly understandable and as they progress through the stage of a summit meeting— from suspicion, through hostility, to conciliation — they manage to be both entertaining and profound, speaking volumes about the barriers to super-power communication and about the nature of language, sub-text and body
language. See also Traverse and Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh. The Children Tue 10 & Wed 11 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50) Theatre of Black Women present a play about Mitti, a teacher who is also involuntarily a medium. She tries to keep quiet about her gift until she is visited by some spirits called ‘The Children’, her ancestors, who help her relive moments of her past and realise how she can use her gift to fight against the forces of oppression.
0 TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267/8. Box Office Tue-Sat Noon—8pm; Sun 12.30—11pm. Closed Mondays.
Doctor Faustus Thurs 5—Sun 29 Nov. Half price preview Wed 4 Nov. 8pm. £4 non—members; £3 members; £1 concs (members only). Marlowe’s classic about the insatiably upwardly-mobile Faustus and his ill-advised pact with Mephistopheles. Directed by Michael Boyd, who also puts in an appearance on stage. John Bett is Faustus, Sandy Neilson is Mephistopheles and Forbes Masson (of Victor and Barry fame) is Benvolio.
0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street, 225 3614.
A Mummer’s Play for Hallowe’en Fri 30—Sat 31 Oct. See Kids page.
Light Up The Land Mon 9LSat 14 Nov. 11am—7. 15pm. Free. Lung Ha’s Theatre Company, well known for their performance projects using handicapped people, join forces with Slide Workshop Edinburgh to create an all-day event, turning the Scott
é Room into a landscape of light and
sculpture. You are invited to visit it at any time of the day. Short ‘performances’ will be given at 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm.
Covrboys and Indians Tue lO—Thurs 12 Nov. 8pm. TAG Theatre Company in a new comedy by Gurmeet Mattu in which a young Indian Glasgwegian elects to transform the fortunes of his father’s corner shop and events take an unexpected turn. For twelve years and over — also for adults. See Panel on Kids Page. Student Drama: Meeting and Workshop Sun 8 Nov. 11.30am workshop; 2.30pm meeting. Free. A meeting and workshop for anybody interested in forging links between student drama and professional theatre. The workshop is taken by Alan Lyddiard of Dundee Rep Theatre.
0 DEDLAM THEATRE 2 Forrest Road, Box Office 225 9893. Mon-Satham-late. Café. Daile’gangaire Mon 2-Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £2.50, £2 concs, £1.50 members. Edinburgh University Theatre Company in a play by the fine Irish playwright Tom Murphy in which three women, a grandmother and her two granddaughters, tell the story of their failed lives against the background of a joke-telling competition.
The Gamblers Wed 4 Nov. 1.30pm. £1.50 (members £1), Price includes lunch. EUTC in a lunchtime production of a Dostoevsky short
The List 30 Oct - 12 Nov 17