Jan. 758-1 Theatre Company's panlo in Meals served). Cafe (Open noon-1 1pm ). which a large and yukky beetle. who |[)|_

threatens the future of Christmas is A Christmas Carol Fri 8 Sat ltljan. vanquished by (iregor Mc(iregor's great 7.30pm. £3 (£1 .50) Paisley Youth Theatre Aunty Annie. in a rock panto version of Dickens'

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE .\'ew Street. 887 seasonal tale,

1011). Box Office open Tue-Sun Peter and the Wolf and Kaspar and His noon-8.30pm. Bar (()pen noon-1 1pm Friend Sat lo & Sun 17 Jan. 1.30pm. 511p Tue-Sat; l2.3()-2.3(lpm ck (1.30-1 1pm Sun. children. £1 adults. Two puppet shows for

I 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: [0) facilities forthe disabled; [E] facilities for the hard of hearing. usually an induction loop system.

I CITIZENS' THEATRE (iorbals Street. 42‘) (1022. Box Office Mon-Sat lllam-8pm. Bar. [1)].

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp t'ntil Sat loJan. lt)am( l2Jan);2pm (liveryday): 5pm(‘).loJanlz7pm(4-7.11.13-15Jan). Prices 1; 1-£4.5(l depending on day and time - please check with theatre. Myles Rudge‘s Christmas show. as in previous years. works on many levels —' spinning a well-known yarn. but adding to his lively retelling more subtle moral and psychological detail than usual. There are no dames here - we follow the progressof young Aladdin and his sister Sara. as Aladdin's desire for wealth makes him easy prey to the wicked Abanazar. Strong performances in (iiles 1 lavergal‘s production. lovely design from Colin MacNeil and a gruesome baddie from Colin Rattan.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. (1236 732887. Box Office Mon-Fri Illam-opm; Sat lflam-3pm; 6-8pm perf. evgs. Bar'Cafe.

The Glass Menagerie Thurs 21— Sat 23Jan. 7.45pm.£2.5(l(£1.25).Cumbernauld‘s

community No Mean Company in Tennessee Williams‘ fine febrile drama about a young crippled girl and her symbolic collection of glass animals. Williams' classic is popular this month see Drama Centre below.

John Shearer's Festival of Fun and Magic Sat 16 Jan. 1.15pm. A show for younger theatre goers.

I DRAMA CENTRE 126 lngram Street.()41 552 5827.

The Glass Menagerie Wed 20— Sa123Jan. 7.30pm. John Street Theatre are also presenting Tennessee Williams’ American classic“ See CumbernauldTheatre. above.

I KING'S THEATRE Bath Street. Box ()ffice. Mon-Sat noon-(1pm. 4 bars. [D]. Iii]. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon-Sat lll.3(lam-o.3()pm.04l 227 5511.

Cinderella Until Sat 6 Feb 1988. 7pm. Wed & Sat mats. 2.15pm. £246.75. Cones. for children and ()APs every day except Saturday. The inimitable Rikki Fulton and Walter Carr are the Ugly Sisters and hold the stage throughout. be it as ravishing Twenties‘ flappers or charming girl guides.

I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 221 3198. Box Office Mon-Sat noon-6pm. Bar. Cafe. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 2275511 Mon-Sat l().3()am-6.3(lpm.

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Jan 12—1 7 at 7.30pm Yolande Snaith in a Dance Double Bill SCARED SHIRTLESS and BLUE WHITENESS RI-IAPSODY

Jan 19—24 at 7.30pm

Claire Dowie in ADULT CHILD/DEAD CHILD Jan 26—31 at7.30pm

Arc Theatre present FALLEN by Polly Teale

Further details from The Traverse Theatre P 112 West Bow, Grassmarket, Edinburgh. Tel: 031 226 2633


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If you fancy being on the other side of the fooflights for a change, now might be the time to get moving, as many series of drama classes and workshops start up in January. Most courses are informal and relaxed, work towards a performance project, invite interested participants on all levels and in any field —be it acting, writing, design or stage management— and are modestly priced orfree.

In Edinburgh, Theatre Workshop begins its popular classes this month. There are drama classes for adults, classes in film animation and photography, and for those more interested in writing than performing, the theatre brings back its popular writers' workshops headed by Scottish playwright Tom McGrath. (For more details, see Listings). The theatre also runs extremely popularJunior and Senior Youth Theatre workshops. Phone 031 226 5425 for details.

The Mandela Theatre start meetings this month towards a large-scale community project in May celebrating the life of Elsie Inglis, the Edinburgh doctor who fought for the rights of women and the health of the poor. First meeting is on 27 Jan this month (See Listings). For details phone 031 661 0982.

The Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh is the venue for ELCHAT, a youth theatre group that meet up every Wednesday and start this month on 13 Jan at 7.30pm. Please phone 031 665 3711 ext 244. fordetails. The Netherbow Arts Centre is the home for the Old Town Theatre Company, the


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newly formed and successful company and they also have a healthy youth theatre (For information about the next projects of both please phone 031 556 9579) and Springwell House in Gorgie has just established a youth theatre group (for further details please phone 0313371971).

In Glasgow the Mitchell Theatre For Youth are strongly established and frequently mount shows (for further details please phone 0412213198) and Glasgow Arts Centre also run classes and regular meetings culminating in performance (for further details please call 041 221 4526). Cumbernauld Theatre is host to several local theatre groups: No Mean Company, who are actually putting on a show this month (see listings), start meetings towards their next on Wednesdays at 7.30pm; Cumbernauld Youth Theatre start meetings again on Friday 15th at 7.30pm (15-21 year olds), while the junioryouth theatre groups start up on Sat 16th at 9.30am & 11 am (510 year olds) and Wednesday 13th at6pm (11-14 yearolds). Kilsyth Youth Theatre (also 1521 year olds) meet on Tuesdays from 12 Jan onwards in Edward Street, Kilsyth (next door to the Salvation Army). Please call 0236 732887 for details of all these.

Finally for youthful talents who are keen to get involved in theatre, film or television over the summer, Scottish Youth Theatre is now taking bookings for its summer festival courses. For further details please call SYT on 031 557 0962 or write to them at 48 Albany Street, Edinburgh.

22 The List 8 - 21 January 1988