0 Theatre is listed by city first, then by venue, running in alphabetical order. Cabaret and touring shows are listed separately under the relevant heading. KEY:  facilities for the disabled; [E] facilities tor the hard of hearing, usually an induction loop system. For prices, price in brackets eg (£1.50) is concessionary price.
O CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Street, 429 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D].
No Man‘s Land Fri 6—Sat 21 Nov. 7.30pm. £3. Students £1. OAPs & UB40$ £1 in advance, free on the door. Giles Havergal and Robert David MacDonald in Pinter’s play. See Review.
0 CRAWFURO THEATRE J ordanhili College of Education, 76 Southbrae Drive, 954 0000.
The Magic Snowball Mon 16—Sat 28 Nov. 7.30pm. Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Mats all seats £2. Wildcat Stage Productions start their Christmas panto-a new show by David MacLennan and David
HOME FROM HOME
‘lt‘s more about Scotland than about anywhere else - so I'm very glad it’s coming here,’ says Rona Munro other play ‘The Way To Go Home’, at present being toured by Palnes Plough theatre company.
Munro’s play (already warmly received down South), shows two Scottish glrls accidentally thrown together in Istanbul and mysteriously pursued by a strange American man. She hesitates to call it a thriller- ‘that implies that all the ends are eventually tied up’ - but it has that feel. As it is revealed why the girls are being followed, their friendship develops and they learn not only about Turkey, but also, through contrast, about Scotland. One of them has visited Nicaragua, and the play weaves in flashbacks to her visit- Munro’s interest is in comparing small countries each coping very differently with similar conditions.
‘Ny own experience oi going to Nicaragua made me think very differently about small countries in a multi-natlonally controlled world. Somebody I know suggested to me that if I wanted to find a country that was a complete contrast to Nicaragua, yet in a similar situation, i should go to Turkey. It’s the difference between a country that’s got some kind oi sense oi hope and one that hasn't. In Nicaragua you really have the sense of the people having some influence over what happens to the country- whereas you don’t in Turkey and Scotland.”
She feels that though many people in Britain have become involved in Latin
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Anderson, with original music. The twins Betwixt and Between set off to try and break a spell cast by the Wicked Witch of the South (any political parallels are probably purely coincidental!) that has made the North so cold it doesn‘t even snow. They befriend a cat called Fleas and various other colourful characters. Plenty ofopportunity for audience involvement.
0 CUMBERNAULO THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm;6—8pm perf evgs. Bar/Cafe.
A Christmas Carol Thurs 19 Nov-Sat 26 December. Perfs 10.30am (l9 & 20; 23-27 Nov) and 1.30pm (19-28 Nov). For Dec times see next issue. £3.25 (£1.90) Parties of ten or more £2.90 (£1.70). Family ticket£10 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children, 4 ice-creams incl!); Also special concs on tickets for these early shows—phone box office for details. The Cumbernauld Theatre Company kick offearly with their Christmas panto — an adaptation of
m tives, their attitude may be patronising, and she hopes to illustrate why through the multi-perspective of the play and the girls’ experiences. ‘We‘ve got a lot to learn from them really. Particularly in Scotland. The thing we’re brilliant at doing in Scotland is being glorious when it’s too late. We’re very good at being great in defeat. There’s tremendous potential here if we could just get it together.’ Nunro is not pessimistic however. ‘l feel we are just on the brink of it— and I suppose that’s one thing l’m trying to say.’ She lives and works in Edinburgh and has previously done a great deal oi community work and radio drama in both Glasgow and Edinburgh. This is her first play for Palnes Plough, who
the much-loved Charles Dickens story written and directed by Robert Robson.
O DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street, 041 552 5827.
Three Sisters and The Suicide Mon 16 Nov-Sat 5 Dec.7.30pm. A double bill shown on alternating nights (Three Sisters on 16, 18, 20, 24, 26, 28, 30 Nov; 2 & 4 Dec and The Suicide on 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27 Nov & 1, 3, & 5 Dec). To celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Drama Centre mount Chekhov’s classic on alternate nights with Nikolai Erdman’s The Suicide, written in 1931 but never yet seen in Russia because of its satirical portrayal of bureaucracy.
O GARRET MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 39b Otago Street, 041 339 6185. Shona Thurs l9—Sat 21 Nov. 7.30pm. £1 . One Off Theatre Company a new company, in a play by Tony Craze, which tells the experiences of a schizophrenic girl.
0 KING’S THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon-Sat noon-6pm. 4 bars. [D]. [E]. Phone bookings, Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm,041227 5511. Cinderella Mon 23 Nov—Sat 6 Feb 1988. 7.pm. Wed & Sat mats.
2 15pm. £2—£6.75. Concs. for children and OAPs every day except Saturday. The ever popular Rikki Fulton and Walter Carr take to the
asked her to write it, and who have a strong reputation for the production of new plays. Munro found working with them stimulating. ‘They really give you as a writer the chance to do whatever you want. if you say you want a thousand flaming elephants stampeding through the auditorium, they'll try and find a way of doing it. To have that kind of freedom is very rare.’ She is also well-known as one of The mm, the cabaret act she writes and performs with Fiona Knowles, and one of her next projects starts even closer to home - a television play about a woman whose feminist cabaret act contrasts sharply with her real life. (Sarah Hemming). The Way To Go Home, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow. See Listings.
stage for the long stint of the Christmas panto as the two Ugly Sisters.
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. Hock 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.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Tue l7—Sat 21 Nov. 7.30pm. £3
(£1 .50) Mitchell Theatre for Youth in a production of the much loved fairytale.
Cowboys and Indians Tue 24—Sat 28 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50) TAG Theatre Company in their touring production of a new play by Gurmeet Mattu. See Review.
0 PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, Paisley. 887 1010. Box Office open Tue—Sun noon—8.30pm. Bar (Open noon—1 1pm Tue—Sat; 12.30—2.30pm & 6.30—11pm Sun. Meals served). Café (Open noon—11pm). [D]
Oiney Hoy Fri 13 Nov. 7 .30pm. £3 (£1.50). The acclaimed Easterhouse Festival Society in the production they played at the Edinburgh Festival this year — a comic, yet serious look at the political and social climate of present-day Ireland.
Puppet Show Sat 21 & Sun 22 Nov. 2.30pm. Adults£l Childrem 50p. Clyde Built Puppets in a show. There are workshOps at 11am on the same days.
0 PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. Bar.
The Incredible erechin Beetle Bug Tue 17-Sat 28 Nov.7.30pm. Wed & Sat mats at 2.30pm. Thurs mat at 10.30am. (Times may vary in second week, please check with theatre) Tue-Thurs £3.50; Fri & Sat £4; Concs (child, UB40, OAPs) £1 off. 7:84 Scotland Theatre Company revive their popular family Christmas Show, written by the inimitable Matt McGinn, in which a mysterious beastly bug threatens to destroy all the toys made by Sandy Claws.
0 QUEEN MARGARET UNION (Common Room), Glasgow University, 22 University Gardens, 339 9784.
The Dwarfs Wed 18—Fri 20 Nov. 1pm. Free. Theatre Racoon in a lunctime presentation of Pinter’s play.
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 (UB40s, blind, disabled, children, students, OAPs) can buy a ticket for the next price down; £3 stand-by tickets also avail. for conc. groups at 7pm Mon—Thurs. The touring West End production of the Rice/Lloyd-Webber musical about Eva Peron, Rebecca Storm taking the central role. See Review.
Ballet Rambert Tue 17—Sat 21 Nov. See Dance Listings and Feature.
22 The List 13 — 26 November 1987