10 - 20 February


by Simon Gray A well crafted comedy thriller with more twists and turns than a corkscrew

Directed by Sandy Neilson Evening performances at 7.45pm

Tickets Full Price £3.75 Concessions £2.25

LATE NIGHT SHOW 18. 19, 20 February

THE BEAR by Anton Chekhov

10.30pm All tickets only £1.00

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l Theatre is listed by city first. then by venue. running in alphabetical order. Cabaret and touring shows are listed separately underthe relevant heading. KEY: [0] facilities forthe disabled. [E] facilities forthe hard of hearing. usually an induction loop system. For prices. price in brackets eg (£1.50) isthe concessionary price.


I CITIZENS' THEATRE (‘torbals Street. 42‘) ()022. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. Bar.

The Vortex Until Sat 1‘) Feb. 7.30pm. £3. Cones £1 in advance. students. ()APs and unemployed free on the door. The first of two productions directed and designed by Philip Prowse is Noel Coward's comedy. See Review.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am-3pm; 6-8pm pcrf. cvgs. Bar/Cafe.

Move Over Mrs Markham Fri 12 & Sat l3 Feb. 7.45pm. £2.25 (£1.25). Apex Players in a farce by Ray Cooney and John Chapman.

Betty and Boaby‘s Macbeth Mon 15 at Tue 16Feb. 7.45pm. £3 (£1.75). In association with Bristol Iixpress Theatre Company. comic actors Iilaine C. Smith and Tony Roper play Betty and Boaby. who give us a comically whittled down version o ‘the Scottish play‘ in their living room.

Bozzy Thurs 18 at Fri 19 Feb. 7.45pm. £3 (£1.75). Frederic Mohr's play about James Boswell deservedly won a Fringe First when it was first performed in 1981 . This production by Winged Horse Touring Company was praised at last year's Edinburgh Festival.

I DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street . 041 552 5827.

Brecht Festival Mon 15—Sat 28 Feb. To celebrate what would have been the playwright‘s 90th anniversary. the Drama Centre are mounting a mini festival of Brecht's work. Over the next fortnight they offer the opportunity to see a wide range of his plays and other writings. An excellent chance to do a crash-course in alienation! For details ofshows after 18th Feb see next issue of The List.

The Good Woman of Setzuan Mon 15—821! 20 Feb. 7.30pm. The season starts with Brecht‘s exploration of the possibility of doing good. translated by Eric Bentley. Late Night Cabaret Wed l7—Sat 20 Feb. 11pm. A cabaret with a difference. focussing on some of the satirical songs created by Brecht. Weill and their contemporaries.

I DRAMA STUDIO West Ouandrangle, University of Glasgow.

Apache Thurs 4—Sat 6 Feb. 7.30pm. Glasgow University Theatre in a new work combining dance and drama.

Auntie Viv Thurs l8—Sat 20 Feb. 7.30pm. Glasgow University Theatre in a new play by Rebecca Pitman. who wrote

Con fessions ofa Scottish Dope Dealer. The new play focuses on what happens when the ‘Lenzie Chroniclc‘ agony aunt meets a crazed psychopath.

I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526.

Romeo and Juliet Tue 2—Fri 5 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Compass Theatre Company. renowned for their sharp. minimal productions. in their successful touring production of Shakespeare‘s classic love storv.

I ceAwruno THEATRE Jordanhill College

of Education. 76 Southbrae Drive. 041 954 0000.

The Importance of Being Honest Wed 17—Sat 20 Feb. 7.30pm. Wildcat'l'heatre Company start up a new show with a topical flavour. Mrs McSween overhears official secrets at work. her son leaksthem to the national press and. . .guesswhat the government response is'.’ All the elements of farce that we have seen rehearsed in public so much recently finally formally make the stage in a farce with music by David McNiven. See Touring.

I KING'S THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon-Sat noon-6pm. 4 bars. [1)]. [1i|. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon-Sat l0.30ami6.30pm. 0412275511.

Cinderella L'ntil Sat 6 Feb 1988. 7pm. Wed 6'; Sat mats. 2.15pm. £2-£6.75. Cortes. for children and ()APs every day except Saturday. Final few days for the popular panto. 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. Widow's Weeds Mon 8--Sat 13 Feb. 7.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. £6. £5. £4. Anthony Shaffer's play. which focuses on what is revealed when nice Mrs Collier is chosen to appear in a shampoo commercial.

The Boyfriend Mon 15-rSat 20 Feb. 7.30pm. 3pm. £4.50. £5. £6. £7. Cones: halfprice 'I‘ue—Tl‘hurs & Sat mat. Mon two seats for the price of one. £1 off all seats on Sat mat. Michael Rose presents the shimmering 1920s musical.

I MITCHELL THEATRE (iranville Street. 2213198. Box Office Mon-Sat noon-6pm. Bar. Cafe. [1)]. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511 Mon-Sat 10.30am-630pm.

Godspell Wed 3—Sat 6 Feb. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Minerva Junior Club in the musical.

Calamity Jane Wed l7—Sat 20 Feb. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The Cecilian Society in the musical.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street . 887 1010. Box Office openTue-Sun noon-8.30pm. Bar (Open noon-11pm Tue-Sat; l2.30-2.30pm 61: 630-1 1pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (Open noon-11pm). [D].

Writing and Writers Thurs 4 Feb. 7pm. Free. Ray Smith of the Scottish Arts Council gives a talk on writers and writing. The Cholmondleys Sun 7 Feb. 7.30pm. See Dance.

Scriptscan with Tom McGrath Wed to Feb. 7.30pm. Playwright Tom McGrath and local writers in a workshop on writing.

Joe and Visible Differences Sat 13 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£1 .50) One night only for an interesting double bill by TAG and Annexe Theatre companichrie is a delightful. slightly black. short comic play. in which a middle-aged Glaswegian Italian lady. visiting her completely bandaged up husband in hospital holds a ‘conversation‘ with him about her life. A tour de forceon the part of both performers. Visible Differences. also by Ann Marie di Mambro. and presently beingtoured around schools by TAG. looks at racism. Puppet Stuff Sat 13 & Sun 14 Feb. 1.30pm. £1 (50p) An hour of fun with puppetsfor kids.

I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 23590. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Cafe/Bar Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. [1)] [ti].

Comic Relief Fri 5 Feb. 7.30pm. £1 . See Cabaret.

20 The List 5 18 February 1988