Theatre is listed by city iirst. then by venue, running in alphabetical order. Touring shows are listed separately under the relevant heading. KEY: [D] Iacilities iorthe disabled. (El tacilities ior the hard oi hearing, usually an induction loop system. For prices, price in brackets eg (£1.50) is the concessionary price. Long running shows, unless specilied otherwise, do not run on Sundays.
In conjunction with the Scottish Council For Disability, The List will be expanding on venue Inionnation oi relevance to disabled people overthe coming months. The project begins with the Theatre section and it's hoped that over the next lew issues all the venues listed in this section will join those encoded this time. During the change-over period, the existing disability codes ([0) ior iacilities ior the disabled. and [E] ior iacililies tor the hard oi hearing) will be run alongside the new system. We're keen to hear your views and suggestions on what information is most useiui and how itshould be presented. Write to The Editor, 14 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TE.
Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre-Arranged. L = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negociate.
Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = AdjacentScats. E = Induction Loop System. G = Guide Dogs Allowed. R = Restaurant Accessible. B = Bar Accessible. T = Adapted Telephone.
Help: A = Assistance Available. AA = Advise Venue in Advance.
I CITIZENS’ THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W8. E. G. R. Help: AA]
Douglas Fri 24 Feb—Sat 11 Mar. 7.30pm. £3 (£1 ). Free on the door to OAPs and UB40s. FREE Preview Thurs 23 Feb. Robert David MacDonald directs John Home‘s eighteenth century romantic Scottish play about divided loyalties.
I CRAWFORD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. Glasgow. 04] 950 3437/3438. [Accessz P. R. Facilities: WC. W3. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].
Funny Farm Evening Sat 25 Feb. 7.30pm. See Cabaret.
Howard Carter's Amazing Duest tor the Tomb of Tutankhamun Mon 27 Feb—Fri 3 Mar. Mon & Fri 2pm. Tue—Thurs 10am & 2pm. £1.60 schools with accompanying adults
AVIEW FROM THE BRIDGE
The Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh.
The Lyceum Company have lollowed the success at last year’s production at Arthur Miller's Death oi A Salesman with an almost equally moving revival oI Miller’s later work, A View From The endge.
Ian Wooldridge, the company‘s artistic director and director oi this production, has again shown his ability to create a completely plausible stage vision oi America. The tendency amongst the cast to enjoy a little too obviously the pleasures oi Brooklyn’s nasal accent isn’t overly indulged and Kenny Ireland quickly establishes the character oi Eddie, the play’s central ligure.
Although Eddie is in many ways a simple, Fred Flintstone ol a man with solid qualities and a basic goodness, paradoxically he iinds himsell driven to the play’s tragic conclusion by a complex motivation oi which the other characters can only understand limited aspects.
Partly, it is external and political forces that create the circumstances. Set (and written) in Fillies America, strict immigration laws led the men oi Italian iamilies to enter America illegally, hoping to make enough money to improve the lives of their iamilies back home. Under a social and moral pressure to do so, Eddie takes two such immigrants into his iamily where theyjoin his wile and his impressionable niece, Catherine (RosaIeen Pelan).
When Catherine and the younger, unmarried Italians, Rodolphe, la" in love, the pressures already inherent in the situation combine with the uncovering oi Eddie's own sexual ieelings toward his niece. But Eddie
can’t admit to bimseli such a ieeling.
Kenny Ireland as Eddie Carpona
Instead he accuses Rodolpho at being a homosexual. Wooldridge doesn’t attempt to flesh out the origin at these iears. We don’t learn irom Ireland's performance what it is in his character that makes him so ieariul of homosexuals, nor does Robin Sneller’s portrayal oi Rodolpho rule out the possibility he might be gay. The result is to unsensationally highlight the play's most remarkable quality: its understanding oi how difficult it is to be a man in the 20th century West.
Wooldridge’s production illuminates the point oi contrasting civilisations and attitudes to sex which lies at the heart oi Miller's debt to Greek tragedy. lithe production is ilawed, it is only in finding an adequate explanation tor the hard-to-handle commentary provided by Aliieri (Robert Carr), the lawyerto whom Eddie tries to explain his ieeling. But that is easily iorgiven a production which in other respects, including a clever set by Kenny Miller which iocuses the action while at the same time reilecting how trapped these characters are, is so spot on. (Nigel Billen)
free. Borderline Theatre Company in their new comedy for kids. written by Harry Enfield and Bryan Elsley. which tells how explorer Howard Carter was diverted from his task by the daft Neberwoznogood.
Visitors Fri 3 Mar. 1 lam. Free. TAG Theatre Company in their touring production of Michael Duke‘s play about disability. See Touring.
AIDS Revue Sat 4 Mar. 7.30pm. Contagious Theatre Company. See Cabaret.
THE TRAVERSE THEATRE NEII'I'EAII
PETER FLORENCE PRODUCTIONS
UNTIL SUNDAY 26th FEBRUARY 2.30pm: REVOLTING RHYMES by Roald Dahl 7.30pm: PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG DOG by Dylan Thomas 'THURSDAY 2nd FEBRUARY—SATURDAY 4 MARCH 7.30pm: BEFORE FORM: SKIN - A solo dance by Lyndsay John
SUNDAY 5th MARCH
7.30pm: ACTION SYNDICATE
‘In Violet Hour’ with ‘You In Your Small Corner’
REVOLUTIONARY LOW TICKET PRICES £3.50 (£2.50)
BOX OFFICE 031 226 2633
Three Sultragette Plays Thurs 9 Mar. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Compact Theatre Company in a triple bill ofplays looking at aspects of the suffragette movement: A Chat With Mrs Chicky and Miss Appleyard's Awakening both by Ellen Glover and Eternal Whispers by Clare Michie.
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. (1236 732887. Box Office Mon-Fri 10am—6pm: Sat 10am—3pm: 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W8. G. B. Ilelp: A. AA]. Dead Dad Dog and Sheila Thurs 23 & Fri 24 Feb. Two plays that were a great success at the Traverse Theatre‘s ‘Scottish Accents‘ festival of new writing start out on a Traverse Theatre Co tour. John McKay‘s Dead Dad Dog is a short. sharp. very funny two-hander that tells how young Eck‘s big day is marred by his father‘s ghost: Anne-Marie Di Mambro‘s Sheila is a beautifully observed comedy. in which student Sheila learns a little from the decorators in her flat. See Preview. Shebeen Dancin’ Thurs 2—Sat 4 Mar. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1 .25). Cumbernauld Youth Theatre in a play by Chris Smith. with music by Ralph Ilaggcrty. telling what happens when the daughter ofthe household stays out dancing.
Tales oi Drer Rabbit Tue 7 Mar. 10am & 1.30pm. £1.50. Schools: one teacher free with every 20 pupils. Magical Moonshine Theatre from California tell the traditional tales using three foot tall rod puppets.
Howard Carter’s Amazing Duest iorthe Tomb oiTutankhamun Thurs 9—Sat I 1 Mar. Thurs & Fri 1.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .25): Fri & Sat 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2). Schools £1.25 and one teacher free with every 20 pupils. Borderline in a new kids' comedy written by Harry Enfield and Bryan Elsley. I DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 552 5827. |Access: P. ST. Facilities WS. G. Ilelp: A. AA]. L'Avare Wed 22 Feb. 2.30pm; Thurs 23-Fri 24 Feb. 7.30pm. Scene Deux. Strathclydc University French Department. in a production of Moliere's play ( 'I‘he Miser). In French. Come Til Mi VIlDi Wed 1 Mar. 2.30pm: Thurs 2 & Fri 3 Mar. 7.30pm. The university Italian Society in one of Luigi Pirandello's lesser known works. revolving round his perennial theme ofthe changing nature of personality. In Italian. I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. [Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. R. G. Ilelp: A. AA]. Short plays by Ian Heggie 1—4 Mar. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). The centre‘s Adult Drama Group present an evening ofsome oflan Heggie's wonderful short plays. lleggie is still probably best known for A Wholly Healthy Glasgow. but his little two-handers are often gems. catching relationships in a few minutes' conversation. Those on view tonight are: Waiting for Shuggie's Ma. Politics in the Park. A rm- Marie 's Idea. Plastic Surgery and The Lateeomer. Some do contain a fair amount of bad language. which might be worth considering if this worries you. I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. 041227 5511. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. R. G. Ilelp: A. AA]. City Lights Mon l3—Sat 25 Feb. 7.30pm. Sat Mats 3pm. £2.50—£7. The popular television series leaves the screen and takes to stages round the country in a new tour. See Review. HMS Pinaiore and Trial by Jury Mon 27 Feb—Sat 4 Mar. 7.30pm. £3—£4.50. The Savoy Club in amateur productions oftwo operettas. The Gondoiiers Mon 6—Sat 11 Mar. 7.30pm. The amateur group. The Orpheus Club. in the operetta. I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 2213198. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511 Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. lAccess: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W8. G. R. B. Help: A. AA]. Festival oi One Act Plays Wed 22—Sat 25 Feb. 7.15pm. £3. Cones available except for Saturday. Another leg in the Scottish Community Drama Association‘s annual competition ofone act plays. Winners from this leg go on to the next level ofthe competition. I OLD TRANSPORT MUSEUM Albert Drive. Tickets for this show from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs: 041 227 551 l. llIelp: AA]. Border Warfare Thurs 23 Feb—Sat 4 Mar& Mon l3—Sat 25 Mar. 7pm. £6 (£3). Public Previews Mon 20. Tue 21 . Wed 22 Feb. 7pm. £5 (£2.50). Wildcat and Freeway Films present a promenade production of the history of Scotland‘s relations with England. by John McGrath. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Box Office open Tue-Sun noon-8.30pm. Bar (Open noon-11pm Tue-Sat; 12.30-2.30pm & 6.30-1 1pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (Open noon-11pm). [Aecess: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA]. Paradise Thurs 23 & Fri 24 Feb. 8pm. £4 (£2). The much acclaimed Lumiere and Son. who usually present stunningly visual theatre. in their latest show. Paradise. about the hundreds of people who simply disappear. The Sash Mon 27 & Tue 28 Feb. 8pm. £4 (£2). Very good production by 7:84
22 The List 24 February — 9 March