THEATRE ACCESS DIRECTORY
In conjunction with the Scottish Council For Disability, The List will be expanding on venue information of relevance to disabled people over the coming months. The project begins with the Theatre section and it's hoped that over the next few issues all the venues listed in this section will ioin those encoded this time. During the change-over period. the existing disability codes ( for facilities torthe disabled, and [E] for facilities lorthe hard of hearing) will be run alongside the new system. We're keento hear your views and suggestions on what information is most useful and how ltshould be presented. Write to The Editor. 14 High Street. Edinburgh EH11TE.
Access: P 2 Parking Facilities. PPA = Parkingto be Pre-Arranged. L = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate.
Facilities: W(‘ = Adapted'l‘oilcﬂs). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = Adjacent Seats. 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.
Theatre is listed by city first, then byvenue. running in alphabetical order. Touring shows are listed separately under the relevant heading. KEY:  facilities lorthe disabled. [E] facilities for the hard of hearing, usually an induction loop system. For prices, price in brackets eg (21 .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. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. Help: AA] The Appointment Until Sat 12 August. 7.30pm. Latest offering from Wildcat whose popular writing team of Dave Anderson and David MacLennan have also chosen to direct the show. It uses songs and jokes to have a serious look at the changing face ofemployment in Glasgow. See Review. I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. Glasgow. 041 950 3437/3438. [Access: P. R. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA]. Next theatre performances are from 21 Aug when performers from the Asian Paciﬁc arrive on an international tour. I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat l0am—3pm‘. 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. B. Help: A. AA]. Launching the Satellite Tues 15 Aug. 7.30pm. Free. These days it‘s not possible to mount any community theatre project unless the word city comes into it. Satellite City will be Cumbernauld‘s second community play and they are on the look out for local people to get involved in all
aspects of the production. The play is written by Robert Paterson and tells the story of Cumbernauld as it is now. This evening is your first chance to sign up. find out more and be entertained at the same time. lfyou can‘t make the meeting please get in touch with the theatre.
I EAST KILDRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive. 03552 48669.
The Village Theatre is closing for maintenance for a few weeks and will be back in business towards the end of August.
I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. [Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA].
No theatre until September.
I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. 041 2275511. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A.AA].
King's High Until Sat 9 Sept. 7.30pm & Sat Mats 3pm. £3—£8. The King‘s is back in action with a newly refurbished interior and a summer run of their annual musical revue. Rikki Fulton is topping the bill and given that the guests include Jack Milroy. an appearance of Francie and Josie is not out ofthe question.
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. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. R, B. Help: A. AA].
Whisky Galore Until Sat 2 Sept. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50). Jimmy Logan‘s team turn their hand to James Scotland‘s Highland comedy based on Compton MacKenzie's novel. James Kinnaird provides the musical adaptation.
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—11pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (open noon—11pm). [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. 13. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].
National Theatre Education Workshops Thurs 17-Fri 18 Aug. Workshops opento professionals and amateurs.
I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 23590. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].
The Palace is having its summer break and will be back in action from 26 August.
I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA].
No theatre this issue.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. ()41 332 5057. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. R. B.T. G. Help: A.AA].
No theatre this issue.
I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet. [Access: P, PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R,B. Help: AA].
No theatre this issue.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . Cafe open 1 lam—2.30pm Tue-Fri and during evening perforn-ances. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. G. R. B. Help: AA].
Falling ForA Dolphin & Sacred ElephantSat 12 Aug. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). While Roy
— TWO GOOD runus
’l was talking to a director of the Moscow Arts Theatre recently,’ says Forbes Masson, ‘and he had never heard of Laurel and Hardy.‘ To many people that’s like never having heard of Coca-Cola or Henry Ford. And how can you begin to describe a duo whose influence and appeal remains strong several decades alter their time?
No doubt these were questions on Tom McGrath’s mind when he wrote his early play, Laurel And Hardy, and they are certainly questions being milled over by the newly formed Actors Theatre of Scotland as they revive the play lortheir debut production. ‘l’m not a Laurel and Hardy freak,‘ says Masson, ‘but watching them again on video there's a real naive quality. They don't make political points like Chaplin, but when people dismiss them as clowns they're missing a lot. I do think Stan Laurel was a genius.’
The company has been set up by Gerald Ramage to give actors a chance to direct. Hamage himself is directing the first play and has cast Masson as Stan Laurel and newcomer Ronald
llutchins performs Heathcote Williams‘ passionate ecological poems in Edinburgh. the poet himselfgivesa reading in Glasgow of his most recent works. Don‘t miss this one if you can help it. Williams is also making an appearance at the Edinburgh Book Festival on 15 August.
I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive. Tickets from Ticket Centre ()41 227 5511 [Help: AA]
Man Act Trilogy Tue 15—Thurs 17 Aug. Mon 22—Thurs 24 Aug. 8pm. £8 (£5). A much bigger space for Man Act to perform the cycle of three plays first seen together at the Third Eye Centre during Mayfest. Simon Thorne and Phillip Mackenzie have been developing the plays over the past four years. They take an off-beat look at the nature of men from youth to old age and have been revived aftersell-out performances earlier in the year.
I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon—8pm; Sun 12.30—11pm. Closed Mondays. [Access: R. ST. Facilities: WS. E. G. R. B. Help: AA].
Laurel and Hardy Tue 15—Sun 20 Aug. 7.30pm. £5 (£2)/£4 (£1). Forbes Masson and Ronald Simon have formed the
Simon as Oliver Hardy. ‘The play tries to find the real people behind the film characters,’ explains Masson. ‘As Tom McGrath says in his introduction to the play, he hopes he doesn't shatter any images. It's a very vaudeville piece. Stan Laurel had a very interesting life. He was constantly working on scripts andideas!
The company are keeping an eye on Glasgow's planned bonanaza for 1990, that being Stan Laurel’s centenary year and Glasgnw being the city in which he made his first professional stage appearance. Hutherglen Academy, Queen’s Park School and Picard’s Theatre Museum in Argyle Street can all lay claim to their part in the Stan Laurel story. It is just part of a legacy from which Masson can draw, aided of course by his experience in contemporary double-act Victor and Barry. ‘There are a lot of routines lifted from the screen,’ says Masson, ‘and Bonnie and I are working well together.’ (Mark Fisher).
Laurel And Hardy, The Tron Theatre, 15—20 Aug. See listings for details.
Actors Theatre of Scotland and their debut performance is Tom McGrath‘s acclaimed study of Stan and Ollie. Sec Preview.
I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. Glasgow. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3). Baropen 8.30pm—midnight. One night only this month. so get there early to see London's John I legley with his comic poetry. Bruce Morton with his Edinburgh Fringe show. and new boy Philip McGrade. Comedian and magician. Kevin Kopfstein is compere for the evening. More from the club at the beginningof September.
78 The List 11— 17 August 1989