In conjunction with the Scottish Council For Disability. The List will be expanding on venue inlormation of relevance to disabled people over the coming months. The project begins with the Theatre section and it's hoped that over the next tew issues all the venues listed in this section will )ointhose encoded this time. During the change-over period. the existing disability codes ([0) lor lacilitieslorthe disabled. and [E] tor lacilities lorthe hard ol hearing) will be run alongside the new system. We're keen to hear your views and suggestions on what information is most uselul and how itshould be presented. Write to The Editor. 14 High Street. Edinburgh EH11TE.


Access: 1’ = Parking Facilities. I’PA = Parking to be Pre-Arranged. L = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate.

Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = AdjacentSeats. F. = 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.


Theatre is listed by city lirst, then byvenue, running in alphabetical order. Touring shows are listed separately under the relevant heading. KEY: [D] lacilities lorthe disabled. [E] lacilities lorthe hard of hearing. usually


For those Fast Coast dwellers unable toget throtigh to the late night cabarets in Maytesl all is not lost. Karen Koren administrator of The (iilded Balloon in the Cow gate. Izdinburgli. and a leading light 111 the establishment of a cabaret circu1t in Scotland. has ptit together an unmissable package of May'lest

comedy highlights on show over this weekend. Scottish cult favourite Arnold Brown shares with Jeremy Hardy the distinction of having received a Perrier Award for comedy in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. so it is appropriate that the two of them should top and tail the long weekend. Brown kicks oil with two performanceson Thursday «I and Friday 5.


an induction loop system. For prices. price in brackets eg (£1 .50) is the concessionary price. Long running shows. unless specified otherwise. do not run on Sundays.


I CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Accessz P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. Help: AA]

ATale of Two Cities Until 10 May. See Mayfest listings.

I CRAWFURD THEATRE .lordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. Glasgow. 04] 9503437/3-138. |Access: P. R. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].

The SecretVoice Mon S—Sat 13 May. 11am and 2pm. £1. See Mayfest listings. Project! Tue l6—Sat 20 May. 7.30pm & Sat Mat 2.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Mayfest Listings.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. |Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. 13. Help: A. AA]. The Merry Monlts ot Cambusdonald Fri 5—Sat 6 May. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Cambusdonald Abbey is the setting of James Scotland‘s comedy performed by the Apex Players in thisamateur production.

The Doctor and the Devils't‘hurs 11—5211 13 May. 7.45pm. £2.50(£l .25). A major amateur venture as the Adult Drama Group. the Youth Theatre and the Children‘s Workshop combine forces to become No Mean Company and to tackle Dylan Thomas' story of Doctor Knox‘s

and Hardy wraps upon Sunday 7 and Monday 8. Sandwiched in between are stars of the Montreal Comedy Festival. Glenn Forster. Marla Lukofsky and Ron Vaudry who hail from the Yuk Yuk‘s stable and who you might have seen on TV‘sJust For Laughs. Their acts cover everything from surreal humour to mimicry and you can catch them on Saturday 6.

At long last Central Scotland is showing signs of developing an organised base for stand-up comedy after years of letting would-be comics slip dow n to London to learn their trade. At the forefront of this development is the Funny Farm. the comedy collective who grew out of

last year's So You Think You’re Funny." contest at Mayfest. So it's good to see that two of the Funny Farmers. David Cosgrove and Fred MacAuley are sharing the bill with Arnold Brown on Thursday attd Friday at the Gilded Balloon which is Iidinburgli's only all-year round cabaret

y enue. And why not'.’ (Mark Fisher).

dealings with Burke and 1 late.

Them Through The Wall Thurs 16 Sat In May. 7.45pm and 2.30pm on Sat 20. Tue—Thurs and Sat Mat £2.50 ( £ 1 .25); Fri & Sat £3.50(£1 .25). See Touring.

I DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 552 5827. |Access: P. ST. Facilities WS. G. Help: A. AA].

Romeo And Juliet L'tttil Sat 6 May. 7.30pm. £3 (£1 .20). See Mayfest Community Listings.

The Death of Bessie Smith Tue <)—-Sat 13 May. 7.30pm. £3 (£1 .20). See May fest listings.

PVT Wars'l‘ue 9—Sat 13 May. 10.30pm. See Mayfest Community listings.

Aurora Leigh Tue 16—Sat 20. 8pm. See Mayfest Community listings.

I EAST KILBRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive. 03552 4866‘).

One-Act Play Drama Festival Mon 3 -Sat 13 May. 7.30pm. £2.50(£l .50). The Iix-rep

' Theatre Club are hosts ofthisannual

event which culminates in an award presentation on Sat 13.

I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. ]Access: I’I’A. R. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA].

The Slab Boys Trilogy L'nlil Sat 20May. 7.30pm. See Mayfest Community Listings.

Noteslrom Underground Tue 9- Fri 12 May 7.30pm. See Mayfest Community Listings.

Conquest ol the South Pole Tue I6—Sal 20 May. 7.30pm. See Mayfest Community Listings.


A Sleep 01 Prisoners Fri 19 May. 7.30pm. Entry by donation. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Rudolph Steiner School in Edinburgh as well as the recettt opening ofa new school in Glasgow. two staff members and two senior students perform Christopher Fry's 1951 play

Road Tue 2 «Sat 6 May. 7.30pm. £3-£5.50. See May test Listings.

The Pied Piper'l‘ue 9—Sat 13 May. 2pm every day ; 7pm Tues. Fri. Sat; 10am Wed LS; Thurs. £2~£S. See Mayfest Listings.

Dr Who Mon 15—Sat 20 May. 7.30pm. £2.50—£7. See Mayfest Listings.

I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 221 3 108. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—6pm Bar. Cafe. Tickets also available fromthe‘ Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511 Mon -Sat 10._‘~0atn~6.30pm. |Access: PPA. S'I'. Facilities: WC. WS. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].

Teechers I 'ntil Sat 6 May. 7pm & 2.30pm Thurs ck Sat Mat. £5 (£2.50). See Mayfest Listings.

Tango Varsoviano Wed 17-Sat 20 May. 7pm. £5 (£2.50). See Mayfest Listings.

I PAlSLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley . 887 1010. Box ()ffice open

Tue Sun noon~S.30pm. Bar(open

noon » I 1pm Tue—«Sat; 12.30-2.30pm & 6.30 llptn Sun. Meals served). Cafe (open noon—«l 1pm). |Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. Ii. (i. R. 13. Help: A. AA].

Who‘s on First? 5 May. 8pm. £3 (£1 .50). Frontline Theatre in a comedy byJack Sharkey.

I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Is'ilmarnock. 0563 23590. |Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. F. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].

Harmony Row Thurs 4—Fri 5 May. 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). See Touring.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 18-16. Box ()ffice Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. |Access: ST. Facilities: “S. G. Ilelp: AA].

Glasvegas tintil Sat 6 May. 8pm & Sat Mat 2.30pm. £2.50-£5.50. See Mayfest Listings and Touring.

Julian Clary Sat 13 & Mon 15 May. 8pm. £7 -£6. See Mayfest Listings.


I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat l0.30am—6.30pm.

AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 041 332 5057. |Access: I’PA. L. Facilities: WC. ws. As. R. 1331‘. (‘1. Ilelp: A.AA]. Township Boy L'ntil Sun 7 May. 7.30pm;

041 227 551 1. [Access: P. 1.. Facilities: pump,“ on \ycd to SM. {5 (£3.5())_ sec

we. R. (1. Help: A. AA].


Rehearsals fot‘ (‘in TAG's massive communityperformance I are well under way. but the sheer scale ofthe production means that more people are always needed. If you'd like to join the 1000ordinary people who are currently involved. either get in ; touch with TAG (Theatre Around Glasgow ) directly on 041 429 2877 or turn up 1 at one of the following rehearsals this month itt your area:

PollockGroup Meet on Tuesdays. llousehill Community Centre. St) Ilotis‘ehill Road. Nitshill. ssl st1s3. Paisley Group Meet on Fridays. Disability Resource Centre. 74 Love Street. sss)1123.8cotstoun Group Meet on Mondays. Victoria Drive Annese. DanesI)riye.‘)5SlN"S. Garthamloclt Group Meet

on Tuesdays. Visual Statement Studio. (iarthamlock Secondary School. ~13 Craigteyar Street. 774 2212. Springburn Group and Maryhill Group Meet on

Mondays and

Wednesdays. Killearn AT( '. Shakespeare Street. Mary hill.‘)5-l

26-71 . Gallowgate Group Meet on Tuesdays at (iallowgateTennants‘ 112111.75 \Vhilevale Street. 5544116andon Thursdays at Barrow field Community Centre. 3 ()yertown Street. 554 8-112. Govanhill Group Meet on Tuesday s and Thursdays. (ioy anhill Neighbourhood Centre. o Daisy Street. ~12.“ (i402. Drumcbapel Group Meet on Friday 5 May at St Sistus Primary School. 21 Peel (ilcli Road. 04-1 255-1.;111t1 then on Mondays and \Vcdnesday s at Drumchappcl Community Centre. .320K111tauns Driyc. «144 100‘). Govan GTOUp Meet on “ed 1”. Thurs l l . Wed 1". Mon 22 and \\ ed 24 at Pearce Institute. leonyan Road. 445 1‘14]. CastlemilltGroup l \Ieel Mondays and '1 hutsday s .it 2 llpm (Lisllemilk h'iitlIIlCc‘liIlc. 14f) (astlcmilk I)ll\ e 634 11.‘~1 CastlemilltGroupll Meet on 'I'liursdaysat 10am 1pm St 1)t\llllllle\ .-\I‘L‘.t Re‘stitllcc( entth .-\tt1enct.i1g I)riye.h3~1


so The List 5 18 May 198‘)

Mayfest Listings.


Those eager young folk at the Traverse are thinking ahead to the Autumn when it‘ll be time for another short run of Springboard plays. These are small scale commissions offered to newer writers and directors to give them a chance to experiment without the pressures ofa major production. Ifyou are a writer or director

w ho could benefit from thisopportunity then the time is right to get in touch with the Traverse. Assistant Director Ben Twist is looking for people with an entrepreneurial spirit and ideally. but not necessarily. with a play in mind. ‘I want people who really want to do it.‘ says Twist. 'and if they don't already have a play they should be keen to plough through a pile ofscripts.‘ Prospective directors and playwrights should turn up at the theatre on Junee at 7pm for art introductory meeting. but it is probany worth giving Ben Twist a call on 031 226 2633to chat about your ideas in ads ance.