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: [Dliacilitieslorthe disabled. [E] lacilities lorthe hard of hearing, usually an induction loop system. For prices. price in brackets eg (121 .50) is the concessionary price. Long running shows, unless specilied otherwise. do not run on Sundays.
- I During the Edinburgh Festival only Glasgow Theatre is listed below. For lnlorrnation about Edinburgh Festival and Fringe shows please see Festival Preview Secuon.
I The Glasgow Garden Festival will also be hosting theatre events. Please see Garden Festival Diary lor details otthese.
I Streetbiz, Glasgow's international street festival is also running during August. Please see Streetbiz Diary lor details ol events.
I CITIZENS' THEATRE ( iorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. Box Office Mort Sat 10am-8pm. Bar.
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A Wee Touch ol Class Mon 351iin -20Aug. 7.30pm. Sat mats 3pm. £0. £5. £4. Rikki Fulton and Walter Carr 11] an adaptation of Molieres l.¢' Bourgeois (ienrtl/rmnme. tirst seen at the ladinburgh Festival a few years ago. .\'ot the most subtle .‘vloliere you will ex er see. but Fulton and Carrare vs ell nigh irresistable.
I MITCHELL THEATRE ( iranv ilIe Street. 2213198. Box Office Mon- Sat noon-bpm. Bar. Cafe. [1)]. Tickets alsoavailable front the Ticket Centre. ('andleriggs. 22"5511 Mon Sat ll).30am~iv30pnr
.\'o theatre performances this is eek.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street . 887 1010. Box Office open Tue—Sun
noon 8.30pm. Bar(()pennoon—l 1pm
Tue Sat; 12.30 2.30pm ck b.30- 1 1pm Stilt. Meals serv ed ). Cafe (Open noon 9 1 1pm). [1)].
I PALACE THEATRE 9 (ireen Street. Kilmarnock . 05o} 23590. Box Office
Mon» Sat 10am 5pm. Cafe Bar Mon-«Sat
No further performances until September.
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE ( ‘umbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon-Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am 3pm; o- 8pm pert. cvgs Bar Cafe.
The Long and the Short and the Tall Illlll’s 18—Sat 20 Aug. 7.45pm. £2.50(£ l .25). \o Mean Company in a play by Willis l lall which focuses on machismo and violence through the tale of a British army platoon capturing a Japanese soldier during World War Two.
I DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 552 5827.
No further theatre performances until late September.
I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box
THE OPIUM EATER
The opium eater in question is, oi course, Thomas de Duincey, journalist, romantic novelist and author of "Conlessions or an English Opium Eater.‘ The play, which opened at the Traverse in 1984 to lull houses, centres on two days at a particularly vexed stage at his Iile. Alter a series at midnight lllts, leaving his wile and several angry creditors on his trail, he has taken reluge in Edinburgh’s Grassmarltet, dependent on Willie, a local tramp, to run errands lor him.
10am 5pm.|1)][1i]. No further theatre performances until end of August.
; I PAVILION THEATRE I21 RenfieldStreet. ' 332 184o. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-8pm.
Robert llalpern livery Wed Sat from 13 July lilSept. 7.30pm. Wed £2.50z’l‘hurs ck Fri £3.50; Sal £4. (ietting people todo dubious things under hypnosis.
I THEATRE ROYAL I lope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-0pm. (7.30pm on pert ev gs). Bar. Bullet.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat Mon 8 Aug. 7.30pm. Tue 9 »—Sat 13Aug. 5 ck 8pm. £2.50- £8.50. Brings back childhood memories for this theatre otsinging 'Any Dream Will Do etc. inthe
Stewart Preston,who played Willie in the original production, is delighted to return to the role. Sadly Nell Cunningham, who played De Ouincey, died earlier this year, and his part has been taken by writer and director Andrew Dallmeyer.
Preston speaks of the play with atlection. "The relationship between the two men is very funny and touching. They are apparently so dillerent in terms or background and education, but become interdependent in the lace of society’s disapproval.’ De Ouincey’s paranoia prevents him lrom stepping outdoors, and in his lrenzy views Willie as his only contact with the outside world. On the other hand Willie is completely enchanted with the "sceneries’ that the hailucinating De Ouincey describes to him.
Opium Eater takes a whimsical and tender look at a union oi troubled eccentrics, and that, says Preston, is what makes the play for him. "There’s so much sympathy given to this incongruous couple. This is where the brilliance ol the text comes out, that it’s so sad and funny at the same time.’ (Helen Davidson).
Opium Eater is at The Tron, Glasgow. See Listings.
local school production. Not as Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd-Webber would have it. I'm sure — one ofthe earliest mega-buck spinning. successful collaborations between the two. telling the Bible tale of Joseph and his jealous brothers.
Dance Theatre ol Harlem Mon 15-Sat 20 Aug. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. See Dance Listings.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 752]. Cafe open 1 lam-2.30pm Tue-Fri and during evening performances.
Radio Sing Sing Thurs 11—Sat 13 Aug. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The absorbing. finely choreographed duo. Man Act. also offer a sneak preview of their newshow going on to the Edinburgh Festival. This production is directed by Steve Shill. whose moving Fine Film of Ashes appeared at the (ilasgow Mayfest. and tells the strange story of two men and what they discover in Papua New Guinea in 1925. when they start to explore the island. See Edinburgh Festival Preview Pages.
The Tropic at South Kensington Sun 14 August. 2.30pm. £1 .50 (£1 ). United Artists (Scotland) in the latest ofthe Glasgow Playwrights' Workshops. giving workshopped performances of new plays. followed by a discussion. This one is by Stornaway Duns.
Betty Thurs l8 8: Fri 19 Aug. 8pm. £3(£2). On their way to the Edinburgh Fringe. an outrageously funny female vocal trio from Washington DC. combining cabaret. opera and rock.
I TRON THEATRE (i3 Trongate. 552 42678. Box ()ffice Tue—Sat Noon—8pm; Sun 1230—] lprn. Closed Mondays.
Underthe Moon Tue 9-Sun 13 August. 8pm. £3 members; £4 non-members. Not quite The Mahabharata. but in a similar vein in some respects. Pan Project.a multi-racial company dedicated to exploring non-western cultures. perform Yeats‘ four-play cycle following the exploits of the Celtic hero Cuchulain.
The Opium Eater Tue lfr—Sat 20 Aug. 8pm. £3 members; £4 non-members. Don‘t miss this if you can help it — Andrew Dallmeyer‘s wonderfully funny two-hander about Thomas de Ouincey and his messenger Willie. A pair of eccentrics surviving somehow in early nineteenth century Edinburgh — with a little help from laudanum. Dallmeyer himself plays the writer. Stewart Preston his messenger. See panel.
I This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. We give detailed listings onlytor periods when they are in the Central Belt area. There is a phone number for each company. however, should you require more inlorrnation. Unless otherwise specilied, the number alter each venue listed isthe telephone number lor ticket enquirieslor that particular evening (please note, this is not always the venue number).
I Waiting on One Wildcat in Anne Downie's warm. moving play about bingo and those who play it — too theoretical in places. humane and funny in others. Some fine performances from Wildcat‘s cast. 0419540000.
Bonar Hall. Dundee Thurs l l—Sat 13 Aug. 7.30pm. 0382 23530222000. Village 'l'hearre. [cast Kilbrr'de Mon 15—Wed 17 Aug. 7.30pm. 03552 486691AdamSmirh 'I'hearre. Kirkealdy Thurs lS—Fri 19Aug. 7.30pm. Sat 20 Aug 5 & 8pm. 0592 260498. Tour continues.
Glasgow's Street Entertainment and Busking Festival moves into its second week with more unusual acts, courtesy ol Alternative Arts lrom Covent Garden. All the events will
be happening around Buchanan Street, Argyle Street Prince’s Square and The Briggait, so it you're in the area be prepared lor anything.
I Buchanan Street Noon. Frantic Antics (Circus show); 12.30pm. Brown Paper Bag Pros(comedy); 1pm. Robbie Barnett (rabbit on stilts); 1.30pm. The Howlers (street music); 2pm. Sean (jandini (juggler); 2.30pm. Rin Tin Tin (circus show): 3pm. Sensible Footwear (feminist cabaret); 4pm. Bridgit Bard (poet).
I Arger Street 11.30am. Robbie Barnett (rabbit on stilts); 12.30pm. RinTinTin (circus show); 1.30pm. Frantic Antics (circus show); 2pm. Bridgit Bard (poet); 2.30pm. Eddie Izzard (escapologist): 3pm. Brown Paper Bag Bros(comedy); 3.30pm. Sean (.iandini (juggler):4.30pm. The Howlers (street music).
I Prince’s Square 12.30pm. Eddie Izzard (escapologist); 1.30pm. Brown Paper Bag Bros (comedy).
I The Briggait 12.30pm. Sean (iandini (juggler); 1.30pm. Sensible Footwear (feminist cabaret).
I Buchanan Street Busking Open Day. I Prince's Square 12.30pm. Frantic Antics (circus show).
I Argyle Street 1 1.30am. Patricia Martinelli (absurd vocal mime); noon. Robbie Barnett (rabbit on stilts); 12.30pm. Rin Tin Tin (circus show); 1pm. Emile Sereombe (poet ); 1.30pm. Stewart 11. Wilson (mime/rap): 2pm. Patricia: 2.30pm. Tony Andrews (juggler); 3pm. The Howlers (street music); 3.30pm. Rin Tin Tin (circus show): 4pm Emile Sereombe; 4.30pm. Stewart 11 Wilson.
I Prince's Square 12.30pm Tony Anthony (juggler); 1.30pm. The Howlers (street music).
I Prince’s Square 12.30pm. Original Mixture (circus show); 1.30pm. Tony Anthony (juggler).
I The Briggait 12.30pm. S. Pirrie/B.Mullig (violin/guitar); 1.30pm. Hipster the Popster.
I Buchanan Street noon. Original Mixture (circus show); 12.30pm. John Lenahan; 1pm. Tony Anthony (juggler); 1.30pm. Stewart 11 Wilson (mime/rap); 2pm. Christof (clowning); 2.30pm. Mr Adams & Mr Dandridge (juggling‘unicycling): 3pm. Crayfish Twins (burlesque comedy); 3.30pm. Ova (women drummers);4pm. Patricia (absurd vocal mime);4.3()pm. Andrew Duncan (5 piece band);5pm. Haggis & Charlie (juggling).
I Argyle Street 11.30am. Haggis & Charlie (juggling); noon. Stewart 11 Wilson (mime/rap); 12.30pm. Mr Adams & Mr Dandridge (juggling/unicycling); 1pm Tex McCloud (singer/guitar); 1.30pm. Patricia (absurd vocal mime); 2pm. LongTail Texans (Rockabilly); 2.30pm. Tony Anthony (juggler); 3pm. Christof (clowning); 3.30pm. Original Mixture (circus show); 4pm John Lenahan; 4.30pm. Ova (women drummers);
I Prince's Square 12.30pm. Long Tall
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