I Theatre is listed by city iirst, then by venue, running in alphabetical order. Cabaret and touring shows are listed separately under the relevant heading. KEY: [D] lacilities lorthe disabled. [E] facilities lorthe hard oi hearing. usually an induction
loop system. For prices. price in brackets eg ,
(£1 .50) is the concessionary price.
I Most Glasgow theatres are hosting Maytest events. These are given a brief listing below in those venues thatare regular. For lull details and tor events in occasional venues, being used lorMaytest, please see Mayfest Daily Diary. Mayfest cabaret is not listed below. Please see Mayiest Daily Diary.
I The Glasgow Garden Festival will also be hosting plenty oi theatre events. Please see Garden Festival Diary lor details oi these.
I CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 (X122. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [1)].
Lady Windermere's Fan Fri 6 May—Sat 4 June. See Mayfest Diary.
I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College of Education. 76 Southbrae Drive,041954 (XXX).
The Clyde is lied Mon ‘)—Sat 14 & Mon 16—Sat 21 May. See Mayfest Diary.
I DRAMA STUDID West Quad. Glasgow University. ' Show Us the Way to the Next Whisky BarTuc 10—Sat 14 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Aurora Leigh Wed 11—Sat 14 May. See Mayfest Diary.
ltvetch Tue 10—Sat 14 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Buried Child Tue 17—Sun 22 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Savage/Love Tue 17—Sun 22 May. See Mayfest Diary.
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs. Bar/Cafe.
Great Expectations Sat 14 May. 7.45pm. £3 (£1.75). Schools £1.60. TAG Theatre Company in a lively new touring production of Charles Dickens‘ classic. See Touring.
Stanley Fri 20 & Sat 21 May. 7.45pm. £3 (£1.75). Cumbernauld Theatre Company. directed by Chris Smith. in a play by Nick Fearne about life with Stanley. a mentally handicapped person trying to re-intcgrate into society after years ofinstitutionalised living.
Funeral Games and The Good and Faithlul Servant Thurs 26—Sat 28 May. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1 .25). No Mean Company in a double bill of black comedy by Joe Orton. I EAST KILBRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive. East Kilbride. 035 52 48669.
One Act Drama Festival and Awards Mon 9LSat 14 May. 7.30pm. £2.50(£1.50). Amateur Companies from throughout Scotland compete with one—act plays.
I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE Washington Street. ()41 2214526
Operation Elvis Tue 3—Sat 14 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Shakers Mon 9LWeds 18 May (Not Sun
15th). See Mayfest Diary.
A Peasant ot El Salvador Mon 9_Fri 13 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Falling in Love Again-Marlene Mon 16—Sat 21 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Miss Margarida's Way Thurs 19—Sat 21 May. See Mayfest Diary.
I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon-Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. [D]. [E]. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candlcriggs. Mon—Sat l0.30am-6.30pm. 041 227 5511.
Acting Shakespeare Thurs 12 & Fri 13 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Ho Mean City Mon 16—Sat 21 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Little Shop oi Honors Mon 23—Sat 28 May. 7.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. £2—£8.50. Lorraine Chase takes the central part in thistouring production of the spoof horror musical.
I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street, 221 3198. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511 Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.
Ballet Macabre Tue 10—Sat 14 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Jeremy Hardy and Kit Hollerbach Thurs 12—Sat 14 May. See Mayfest Diary.
The Virtuous Burglar/An Ordinary Day Mon 16—Sat 21 May. See Mayfest Diary. Somewhere Over The Balcony (Moir 1 tall) Thurs 12—Sat 14 May. See Mayfest Diary. lntemational Comedy Festival (Moir Hall). Tue 10—Sat 14:Tue 17-Sat 21 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Somewhere Over the Balcony (Moir Hall). Thurs 12—Sat 14 May. See Mayfest Diary. A Child In the Heart (Moir Hall). Mon 16& Tue 17 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Men Should Weep Tue 24—Sat 28 May. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3. Pantheon Theatre Club in Ena Lamont Stewart‘s wonderfully funny and moving play about life in a Glasgow tenement.
I OLD TRANSPORT MUSEUM Albert Drive. Ticket details from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511.
The Mahabharata Until Tue 17 May. Peter
ACCENT ON THE FUTURE
Deciding you want to write plays is one thing, iinding someone to put them on is quite another. Getting that iirst toothold is both vitally important and frustratineg diiticult.
The Traverse Theatre, already firmly established as Scotland’s primary producer oi new work, is making a move to give more young writers that iirst break. From 17 May the theatre launches Scottish Accents ‘88, a three-week lestival in which nine playwrights will be treated to prolessional productions oi their scripts.
‘lmmediately I started working on this,’ says Jeremy liaison, SAC trainee director at the Traverse and the impetus behind the lestival, ‘l iound an incredible number oi authors. There seems to me to be a resurgence in the writing that's happening in Scotland. It teels like there’s a real wealth ot talent.‘
Choosing the writers who would spearhead the iestival was no easy task, but eventually liaison settled on tour names; Paula MacGee (Both Hands Together) whose ln Nomine Patris was a Fringe First winner in the 1986 Edinburgh Festival; Anne-Marie v Di Mambro (Sheila), the most experienced oi the tour, with popular successes such as Joe and Visible Dilterences under her belt; John McKay (Dead Dad Dog), known ior his jaunts
with the Merry Mac Fun Company and author all Love You Baby But I Gotta lion; and John Merrytield (The Way We Were), who won one oi the liadio Times Drama Awards ln1986. ln agdition to these tour there will be chances to catch readings oi three short works by writers culled lrom this year’s Student Drama Festival, plus a couple oi pertormances of ‘plays in development.‘
Beyond having the one basic stage design by Emma Fowler, there is no
overall stylistic theme to link the plays.
What they do is share an up-to-the-mlnute relevance. ‘The Traverse has had a vogue tor doing historical, epic plays,’ says liaison, ‘but these are all very much contemporary plays about Scotland now. They’re also mostly quite comic.’
liaison is quick to reject the idea that the nature of the work should imply something second rate about the iestival. ‘The audience will still expect a prolessional piece of work which is what we aim to provide. ltwill be judged against all the other Traverse productions.’ Certainly the potential at the plays is great. ‘I wanted to direct all tour,’ he enthuses. As it turns out, he is directing two: MacGee's Both Hands Together (a semi-naturalistic story at two school friends whose lives iollow very ditterent paths), and Merrytield‘s The Way We Were ('a mixture oi bizarre Drtonesque comedy and elements oi the supernatural'). Di Mambro‘s Sheila, a study 01 a student who tries to disassociate herselt from her working class background, is being directed by Liz Carruthers, while Stephen Unwin is directing McKay’s Dead Dad Dog (‘a wild Merry Mac-style comedy stretched into a play').
The three weeks culminate in a special weekend lestival which gives you the chance to see all tour plays in one go, meet the authors, enjoy a cabaret and even get an individual, prolessional assessment oi one oi your own scripts, should you be a writer yourselt. ‘We won't say your play is terrible,‘ reassures liaison. ‘There’s generally something good about every script and every writer.’ And who’s to say the people at this year’s Script Surgery won't resurtace in Scottish Accents '89? (Mark Fisher)
Brook‘s celebrated adaptation ofthe ancient Indian epic poem. See ReviCW. The production comprises a three play cycle. There are marathon performances of all three plays from 1-1 1pm on 14 &18 May. Prices range from £15 (£12)—£30 (£21) for all three plays.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. 887 1010. Box Office open Tue—Sun noon—8.30pm. Bar (Open noon—11pm Tue—Sat; 12.30—2.30pm & 6.30—11pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (Open
The Straw Chair Fri 13 May. 7.30pm. £4 (£2) The iidinburgh Traverse Theatre's touring production of Sue Glover's funny and sensitive play about the mad Lady Rachel ofGrange. exiled on the island of St Kilda in the eighteenth century. See Touring.
Yin ForThe Abbot Thurs lQ—Sun 22 May. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). The Paisley Playersin a play by Evelyn Hood. produced as part of Paisley 51X) celebrations and set in 17(X). A comedy. it tells of the age-old feud between Paisley and Rent‘rew. Evelyn Hood will make a guest appearance on 22 May at 3pm to discuss heryvork. Stanley'i‘ue 24 May. 7.30pm. £2. ('umbernauld Theatre ( ‘ompany tour their production of Nick I'earne's play about a mentally handicapped person cormng to terms with fitting back into society.
The Virtuous Burglar and An Ordinary Day Thurs 26 May. 7.30pm. £4 (£2 ). Borderline Theatre Company tn a double bill ofcomedy by Dario to See 'l’ouring. I PALACE THEATRE ‘)(it'een Street.
Kilmarnock. 0563 23500. Hos ()ttiee
.MonaaSat 10am 5pm. (are Bar Mon—Sat
The Vanish Sat 14 May. 2pm. £1. (I'ree Workshop at 3.30pm). Pabley‘ision in their touring show. See Touring.
Great Expectations I‘l'i 21) May. 7.3(1pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Free Workshop 2pm. TAG Theatre company in their liy ely new adapatation of the Dickens classic. See Touring.
I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Rentield Street. 3321846. Box()llice.\lon Sat 10am—8pm.1iar.
The Celtic Story Mon 2 May Sat 25 June. See Mayfest Diary.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Rentrcyy' Street. 041 332 5057.
Stars in the Morning Sky Mon 9— Sat 14 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Politics in the Park the 111 -Sat 14 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Great Expectations Tue iii—Fri 13 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Grand Magic Wed l8—Sat 21 May. See Mayfest Diary.
I SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIO 261 West Princes Street.
MisterJock Mon 23 May—Sat 1 1 June. 7.30pm. Sat mats 2.30pm. Ticket details from Ticket Centre. (‘andleriggs. 041 227 551 1. Russell Hunter in the sequel toW. Gordon Smith‘s hugely successful Jack. a virtuoso one-man rontp through Scottish history.
I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet.
Scottish Opera See Classical Music.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehail Street. 332 7521. Cafe open Ham—2.30pm Tue—Fri and during evening performances.
The Alexander Sisters Tue 10-Sat 14May. See Mayfest Diary.
Entertaining the Troops and Be What You Were Born to Be Thurs 12—Sat 14 May. See Mayfest Diary.
Hominatae Filiae See Mayfest Diary. Zydeco Ceilidh Band (and Party) Sat 21 May. See Mayfest Diary.
I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 552 4267/8. Box Ofﬁce Tue—Sat Noon—8pm; Sun 12.30—11pm. Closed Mondays. The Tom and Sammy Jo Show Tue 10—Sun
15 May. See Mayfest Diary.
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