I Theatre is listed by city lirst, then by venue, running in alphabetical order. Cabaret and touring shows are listed separately underthe relevant heading. KEY: [D] facilities lor the disabled. [Ellacilities lorlhe hard ol hearing, usually an induction loop system. For prices. price in brackets eg (£1.50) isthe concessionary price.


I CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [D].

Tis Pity She’s a Whore Until Sat 12 Mar. 7.30pm. £3. Concs£l in advance. students. ()APs and unemployed free on the door. The second of twoproductions directed and designed by Philip Prowse is John Ford's Jacobean tragedy. See Review.

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

Dilly Goats Gruli and Snow While Sat 5 Mar. 1.15pm. £1 .50 (child £1). For 4-11 year olds. See Kids Listings.

Checking Out Thurs 10 Sat 1‘) Mar. 7.45pm. Mon—Thurs £2.50(£1 .25);

Fri Sat£3.25 (£1.75). (‘umbernauld Theatre Company in the Scottish premiere of Marcella livaristi's play about a pair of Scottish girls and their progress on the gold-paved streets ofl.ondon. Magic BOD Sat 12 Mar. 1.15pm. £1 .50 (child £1 ). For 4-1 1 yearolds. See Kids Listings.

I DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 041 552 5827.

Visible Ditierences and Joe Sat 5 Mar. 7.30pm. TAU theatre company and Annexe Theatre Co. in their double bill of plays by Anne Marie Di Mambro about racism in Glasgow. See Review.

Historia de una escalera Wed 9 Fri 1 1

Mar. Wed 2.30pm. Thurs & Fri 7.30pm. The Spanish section of the Department of Modern Languages ofStrathclyde l'niversity in the play. by Buero Vallejo. that is generally considered to have restored serious drama to the Spanish stage at a single stroke. following the Spanish Civil War. Performed in Spanish. La Colonna lntame Wed 16 - Fri 18 Mar. Wed 2.30pm. Thurs 6': Fri 7.30pm. Staff and students ofthe Department of Modern Languages ofStrathclyde University in a play by Dino Buzzati. Buzzati's play is based on a denunciation. written by the novelist Alessandro Manzoni. ofan infamous 17th century execution of a group of people who had been made scapegoats to carry the blame for a plague in Milan. Directed byJoseph Farrell (a .S'mtmmn drama critic) and performed in Italian.

I DRAMA STUDIO West ()uandrangle. lfnivcrsity of (ilasgow.

Hamlet Wed 9 - Fri 11 Mar. 7.30pm. (ilasgow L'niversity Theatre Company perform Shakespeare's tragedy set in pre-unification Italy.

Skirmishes Wed 9 —‘ Fri 11 Mar. 1pm. (ilasgow L'niversity Theatre (iroup in Catherine llayes' play studying the relationship between a dying woman and her twodaughters.

Blythe Spirit Tue 15 - Sat 1‘) Mar. 7.30pm. Public dress rehearsal Mon 14 Mar. (ilasgow University Theatre Company in one of Noel Coward's most interesting

comedies. in which a relationship is haunted by the ghost of the husband‘s former wife.

I EAST KILBRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive. Iiast Kilbride. ()35 524 866‘).

The Merry Widow Mon 2‘) Feb v- Sat 5 Mar. 7.30pm. £3. East Kilbride Light Opera in

Franz Lchar‘s popular operctta.

Drama Festival and Contest: Regional Finals Thurs 10— Sat 12 Mar. 7.30pm. £2(£1. excluding Saturday). Regional Finals of the nationwide drama contest organised by the Scottish Association onoung Farmers Clubs.

I FORT THEATRE Kenmure Avenue. Bishopriggs. 772 7054.

New Day Fri 11 & Sat 12 Mar. 7.30pm. £1.50. A production by the Music (‘Iubof the theatre.

I KING'S THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon-Sat noon-6pm. 4 bars. |D|. [If]. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. (.‘andleriggs..\1on-Sat 10.30am-6.30pm. 0412275511.

Ruddigore Mon 2‘) Feb Sat 5 Mar. 7.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. The ()rpheus Club. Guys and Dolls Mon 7 - Sat 12 Mar. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £2. £2.50.£3.50. The famous Frank Loesser musical about New York gangsterland in a production by the Pantheon Club.

Sweet Charity Mon 14 Sat 1‘) Mar. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £2. £1.65. £1.10. The Lyric Club in a musical.

I MITCHELL THEATRE (iranville Street. 221 3198. Box Office Mon-Sat noon-6pm. Bar. Cafe. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 2275511 Mon-Sat 10.30am-6.30pm.

It Happens Every Day Thurs 3 Mar. 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). Marmelade Productions in a new play. See Touring.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street . 887 1010. Box ()ffice openTuc-Sun noon-8.30pm. Bar (Open noon-1 1pm Tue-Sat; 12.30-2.30pm&6.30-11pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (()pen noon-1 1pm). ID].

Dozzy Fri 4 Mar. 7.30pm. £3(£l .50). Winged l lorse Touring Productions in their successful production of Frederic Mohr’s one-man play about Boswell. See alsoTouring.

It Happens Every Day Sat 5 Mar. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Marmelade Productions in a new play by Margaret Dent. a tragi-comedy about a bereaved mother and daughter. The Big Shebang Fri 11 Mar. 7.30pm. See Cabaret. Tales ot the Arabian Nights Sat 12 Mar. 7.30pm. £3 (£1 .50). Communicado Theatre Company revive their popular

It is always a pleasure to report on a success story in the world of small-scale, scarcely-funded theatre, and Oxygen House’s venture into lunchtime theatre is just that. With their two previous seasons, the company presented Edinburgh audiences with the opportunity to see short, rarely performed plays tor £1 a head. ‘We were very surprised by the number of people who came,’ says John Mitchell, one at the founders ol the company. ‘Working on the lirst one we thought we‘d get about tour people on the first day- we got thirty.‘ The audience grew rather than declined and now the company are embarking on their third season, this time tocusing on new writing.

The idea developed during actors’ workshops at the Lyceum Theatre and Mitchell took it to Donald Smith at the Netherbow Theatre: ‘lle said yes almost immediately.’ Once launched on the project he was surprised at the sheer weight of material suitable tor the hour-long slot- previous productions have ranged from Berkolt, to Bellow to Mishima, all one-act plays not often seen because at their brevity. ‘We were surprised at how good they

all were. No less emotional lorthe very concentrated lorm,‘ says Mitchell. ‘We were also struck by the diversiticatlon.’ Many ol the plays they discovered were written in the Sixties, a period, as Mitchell points out, when experimentation was in the air. This new season, however, is devoted to more recent work, including work from

Jimmy Hegley, Patricia Morris, Colin


Mortimer and Iain Heggle (author ot ‘Wholly Healthy Glasgow’). The unfunded company meanwhile, still operating on a shoestring and box-oltlce split, are busy planning future seasons. See Listings for details of shows. (S.H.)

Jon Stark in The Lady Aoi lrorn Oxygen House’s last season.

adaptation by Gerry Mulgrcw ofthe famous tales told by Scheherazade to forestall her execution. See also Touring. Mr Doom Sun 13 Mar. 1.30pm. £1 (child 50p). For two to eleven year olds. Sec Kids Listings. I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 23590. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Cafe/Bar Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. |D| [E]. South Pacific Mon 14 Sat 1‘) Mar. 7.30pm. £4. Cones (Mon 8: Tue)£2.50. Kilrnarnock Amateur Operatic Society in the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical which has just made a comeback in a big way in London. I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. Postman Pat Tue 8 ~ Sat 12 Mar. Tue 2pm: Wed - Fri 10am 8; 2pm; Sat 10am.2pm. 4.30pm. £4 (child £3). The popular cartoon character on stage. See Kids Listings. Robert Halpern livery Thurs. Fri & Sat evening. 7.30pm. llypnotic as ever. IIalpern returns. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 041 332 5057. This month the new building for the Academy opens to the public and there will be public performances ofshows from now on. See Feature. From March toJune the Academy presents a festival of opening events. See below and future listings: see also Classical Music listings. Antigone'l‘ue l5 - Fri 18 Mar. 7.15pm. Second Year students present Sophocles' great tragedy in the ChandlerTheatre. I THEATRE ROYAL 1 lope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet. Scottish Opera Productions See Classical Music Listings. Cat On A Hot Tin Root Mon 29 Feb - Sat 5 Mar. 7.15pm. Sat mat2.15pm.£3-£‘).50. The National Theatre in their superb production of Tennessee Williams‘ rarely performed play exploring the hothouse atmosphere amongst a family living in the wealthy Deep Smith of Fifties America. all of whom are living some kind oflie. Lyndsay Duncan. Ian Charleson and Eric Porter all excel in the central roles. Catch it if there are any ticketsleft. National Theatre Careers Session Thurs 3 Mar. 10.30am. Free. A panelofNT personnel and company members offer advice and answer questions for school leavers and students who have a vocational interest in any aspect of theatre. (iroups should reserve places by ringing NT Education on ()1 2619808. Waiting for Godot Tue 8—Sat 12 Mar. 7. 15pm; mats Thurs & Sat 2. 15pm. £3—-£9.50. Thurs mat all seats £2.50. (‘oncs (Students. ()APs. [113405. under 18s) Mon —Thurs and Sat mat: halfprice. Standby tickets for £3 after 6.30pm. Two tramps and a tree. Beckett's modern classic performed by the National Theatre See Review and Feature. Lunch and Listen Wed 9 Mar. 1pm. £2 (Friends of Scottish Opera £1.50). Alec McGowan, who plays Vladmimir in the National Theatre‘s production of Waiting for Godot. is interviewed and answers questions. I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . Cafe open Ham-2.30pm Tue-Fri and during evening performances. New Moves Sun 31st Jan Fri 29 Mar. The Third Eye's extensive season ofdance performances and residencies continues— see Dance listings for full details. Sharon Landau and Tony Allen Fri 11 Mar. 8.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Cabaret. I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267/8. Box ()ffice Tue-Sat Noon-8pm; Sun 12.30-11pm. Closed Mondays. ConsentTue l Sun 13 Mar. 8pm.£4 non-members; £3 members; £1 cones (membersonly). Roughcast Theatre Company in a new play by Michael Duke.

18The List 4— 17 March 1988