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I Theatre is listed by city first. then by venue. running in alphabetical order. Touring shows are listed separately under the relevant heading. KEY: [D] iacilitiesior the disabled. [E] facilities for the hard of hearing. usually an induction loop system. For prices. price in brackets eg (£1.50) isthe concessionary price. Long running shows. unless specilied otherwise. do not run on Sundays. At this time oi year mosttheatres are hosting Christmas shows and Pantomimes - many are given a cursory listing below. but they have been listed in full in our special ‘A—Z oi Pantos and Christmas Shows'.


I CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 ()022. Box Office Mon—Sat l0am—8pm. Bar. [D]. Pinocchio Until Sat 21 Jan. 7pm on 13. 16. 18—20Jan; 2pm on 10—14. 16—19. 21 Jan; 10am on 12. 17Jan; 5pm on 14. 21Jan; 8pm on 14. 21 Jan. £2—£4.50. Slightly marred by an overly complex telling ofthe talc. this is nonetheless a beautifully designed. picture-book production with good participation for the kids and some inspired direction nowhere more so than in an irresistible use of the song-sheet. The Alchemist Fri 27 Jan—Wed 8 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£1 ). Free on the door to OAPs and UB40s. Ben Jonson's 17th-century cautionary comedy about the come-uppance of the greedy exploiter of the gullible. in a new production set in the American Depression years and directed by Robert David MacDonald. Sec Panel. I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. Glasgow. 041 950 3437 '3438. Quality of Life Day Fri 13 Jan. Free. It may be Friday 13. but the Crawfurd Theatre are aiming to make it a good one with a string ofevents. From 6—7pm there's Tim Stevens of Blind Date; from 7-8pm a Gong Show. giving the audience the irresistable power to gong hapless comedians off stage; from 8—9pm there is blues music from the Wolfgang Fluff Experience and the evening finishes with three fine stand-up comics Simon Fanshawe. Arnold Brown and Stu Henderson. Can Ye Sew Cushions? Thurs 26 & Fri 27 Jan. 7.30pm. Clyde Unity revive their production of Aileen Ritchie‘s play which met with considerable success when staged at last year‘s Edinburgh Festival. See Panel and Touring. I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. ()236 732887. Box Office Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm: 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. Uncle Mike's Magic Show Sat 14 Jan. 1.15pm. £1.50(£1). Michael Breck ina children‘s magic show suitable for children aged 5—12.

Can Ye Sew Cushions? Thurs 19—Sat 21 Jan.

7.45pm. Thurs £2.50 (£1 .25); Fri & Sat £3.50 (£2). Clyde Unity revive their production of Aileen Ritchie‘s play. See Panel and Touring and also Crawfurd Theatre.

Maisie’s Winter Adventure Sat 21 Jan. 1.15pm. £1 .50(£1). Lookahead Children‘s Theatre in their show for kids. adapted from the story about Maisie the Cat by Aileen Paterson.

Gerry Sadowltz Tue 24 Jan. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2). Naughty and definitely not nice. Sadowitz‘s uncompromising style sends

some of them into the aisles with laughter. others looking for the door. See Guestlist.

I DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 552


Tamburlaine the Great Tue 17—811121 Jan. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. Marlowe's splendidly poetic. flamboyant historical play about the over-reaching Tamburlaine. performed by Strathclyde Theatre (iroup. Please note: because of illness this show has been postponed until now from its earlier scheduled date in December.

I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526.

The Story 01 the Monkey King Thurs 12— Wed 18Jan. 10am ck 2pm. Back by popular demand. Pat Keysell's adaptation of the traditional Chinese tales of the mischevious Monkey King and his disruptive behaviour.

I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. |1)|. [[5]. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. ('andIcriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am~6.30pm. 0412275511.

Jack and the Beanstalk t'ntil Sat 11 Feb. 7pm. Matinccs Wed & Sat2. 15pm. £2.50—£6.50 (£2—£3). Traditional panto in all its unabashed glitter and splendour. featuring among other things Daisy the dancing cow. L'na McLean and .limmy Logan's Tina Turner impression.

I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 221 3198. Box Office Mon~Sat noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. [1)]. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511 Mon-Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.

Gerry Sadowitz Wed 18 6; Thurs 19Jan. 8.30pm. The outspoken comedians. See above. Cumbernauld Theatre. and also Guest List.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Box ()fficeopen Tue-Sun noon-8.30pm. Bar (Open noon-1 1pm Tue-Sat: 12.30-2.30pm &

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11 may have moved with all the pace at a Mississippi delta in the afternoon sun, but North Bank’s production oi To Kill A Mocking Bird. seen recently at the RSAMD, beguiled the capacity audience with the richness oi its Southern charm.

Harper Lee’s novel is well suited to stage adaptation, thanks to the dramatic lrisson inherent in court-room conlrontation. Christopher Sergel’s version. however, deluses the tense psychodrama by injecting an air of Ianguour into proceedings. This is a bias that Alan Dobie, as the lawyer Atticus Finch, accommodates well, with the detached resonance of his voice and commandineg relaxed stage presence. The drowsy pace oi the legal scenes in Chris Hayes’ production

6.30-11pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (()pen noon-11pm). [D]. Rikki Tiltlti Tavi Sat 21 Jan. 7pm. £2 (£1 ). £5 family ticket (2 adults. 2children). [Edinburgh Puppet Company in their touring adaptation of the story of Rikki Tikki Tavi. the mongoose. from Kipling‘s ‘Jungle Book' tales. I PALACE THEATRE9 Green Street. Kilmarnoek. 0563 23590. Mauchline Young Farmers Annual Revue Wed 25 .Ian. Sold ()ut. Forget them threshing machines. the young farmers offer an all-singing. all-dancing revue. I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat Ilium—8pm. Bar. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs tintil Sat 28 Jan. 7.30pm. Matinecs 2.30pm on 14. 186: 21 Jan. £3.50—£5.50(£2.50—£3.50). Andy Cameron heads up this year's annual panto from Radio Clyde. in the company of a hunky male principal boy and seven mini-miners. Plentyof razzamatazz. I PEARCE INSTITUTE (iovan Road.445 1941. The Kill is Our Demise Wed 18 & Thurs 19 Jan. 7.30pm. l-"aultine Cabaret. who have acquired a strong reputation further North. make their first appearance South at Ballachulish with a show that takes a sideways look at ‘The I lighland Condition‘. Sketches. songs. puppetry and poetry. and a sharp taking to task oftartan tourism. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 chfrevv Street. 041 332 4101. Scrooge Fri 13 Jan. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Just about creeping into the tail end ofthe festive season. a new adaptation of Dickens' Christmas story. presented by Made In Glasgow. I THEATRE ROYAL I lope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. (7.30pm on pcrfevgs). Bar. Buffet. No theatre performances this issue. I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchichall Street. 332 7521 . Cafe open 1 lam-2.30pm Tue-Fri and during evening performances. LONg DDNe CRAZy Thurs 19 61' Sat 20Jan. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Richard 1.ay;/

introduce a sense oi inevitability into the trial of a negro peasant. unjustly accused of miscegenous rape.

The hypocrisy of Maycomb County's blind-eyed bigots proves not to be the play’s central concern, however- instead it comes to locus on skint-kneed childhood as represented by the advocate’s two children Gem and Scout.

Penny Gonshaw as the daughter and brother Gem (Nick Rogett) gradually achieve maturity as the play progresses. but not beiore expressing, coniidently. the wild-eyed joy of teenage mischief. iiendishly hatching their latest plans for the taunting oi the reclusive Boo Hadley. These excesses are eventually guelled by the level-headed Atticus and reflected upon by the middle-aged Scout (played with a melancholy wistiulness by Hildegard Neil).

The morally simplistic nature of the play’s message is compensated for by

a staging as impressive as it is

accurate. Three sturdy Southern homesteads dominated the set (Ray Lett), solid and implacable, like Atticus himself. while a constant soundtrack oi clicking cicadas heightens the atmosphere like much else in this production. simple but effective. (Allan Brown).

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a subversive and disturbing show that explores the city and the environment. but that takes its initial inspiration from an ancient Celtic poem by Taliesin. Layzell gives a discussion about the show on Fri 20 Jan at 2.30pm (Free) and a workshopon Thurs 19Jan at I 1am(Free).

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongatc. 552 4267 8. Box Office Tue-Sat Noon—8pm:

Sun 12.30—11pm. Closed Mondays. Sondheim Evening Wed 18 & Thurs 19Jan. 7.30pm. £4 members. £5 non-members— proceeds to Scottish Aids Monitor. An evening of sketches and Sondheim songs. performed to benefit this cause.

The Kill is Our Demise Fri 20—81111 22Jan. 7.30pm. £3 (£1 ) members; £4 non-members. Faultinc Cabaret. who have acquired a strong reputation further North. make their first appearance South at Ballachulish with a show that takcsa sideways look at ‘The Highland Condition'. See aboc. Pearce Institute.


I DEDLAM THEATRE Forrest Road. 031 225 9893.

I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 3711.

The Hollow Wed 18 Jan—Sat 4 Feb. 7.45pm. £4 (£2.50). FIRSTNIGHT PRICES: £2.50 (£2). Jeffrey Daunton directsan Agatha Christie thriller for the New Year; the tale of mysterious murder at a house party in the country.


Happy Birthday Donald: Walt Disney's World on Ice Tue Ill-Sun 22 Jan. Tues-Sat 7.30pm: Weekday mats 4pm on 12. 13.18 Jan; special school mat. noon on 19 .1 an. Sat 8; Sun mats noon and 3.30pm. No Monday performances. £7.50 £9. Cones for weekday performances and Sat mat at noon children under 12 and ()APs £3 off. School mat all tickets £5.50. Can the youthful Donald have reached the half-century mark'.’ ()r is he in fact even




THE HOLLOW 18Jan—4 Feb

by AGATHA CHRISTIE Directed by Jeffrey Daunton

One of Agatha Christie’s most compelling mysteries.

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