THEATRE ACCESS DIRECTORY
In conjunction with the Scottish Council For Disability. The List will be expanding on venue information oi relevance to disabled
people overthe coming months. The project ]
begins with the Theatre section and it's hoped that over the next iew issues all the venues listed in this section will join those encoded this time. During the change-over period. the existing disability codes ([D] for iacllities tor the disabled. and [E] ior facilities torthe hard at hearing) will be run alongside the new system. We‘re keen to hearyour views and suggestions on what iniormation is most uselul 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 2 Steps to negotiate.
Facilities: WC = Adapted 'I‘oilct(s). 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: [D] iacilities torthe disabled. [E] iacilities iorthe hard at hearing, usually an induction loop system. For prices. price in brackets eg (£1.50) lsthe concessionary price. Long running shows. unless speciiied otherwise. do not run on Sundays.
I CITIZENS’ THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. Help: AA]
The Crucible Until Sat 23 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£1)OAPs and Unemployed Free. Giles Havergal directs Arthur Miller‘s classic play about witch-hunting inspired by his experiences from McCarthy-ite reds-under-the-bed politics. See Review. I CRAWEURD THEATREJordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. Glasgow. 041 950 3437/3438. [Access: P. R. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].
No theatre this issue.
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon-Fri lOam—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm: 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. B. Help: A. AA]. When The Wind Blows Until Sat 2 Sept. 7.45pm. £4 (£2). 7:84 in a stage versionof Raymond Briggs‘ popular anti-nuclear cartoon book. See Touring.
Writers Workshop Mon 4 Sept. 7.30pm. The popular fortnightly Cumbernauld Writers‘ Workshop begins its autumn season of scribbling with a line-up of speakers. talks and competitions. New members are very welcome to turn up on the night.
Catwalk Thurs 7—Sat 9 Sept. 7.45pm. Thurs £2.5()(£1.25). Fri & Sat£4 (£2). The ever-popular Hull Truck Theatre Company come direct from the Edinburgh Fringe with Jane Thornton‘s new play taking a look behind-the-scenes in the glamour industry. It's at its best when exposing the stupidity ofwalking up and down in silly clothes for a living and there are some good performances. but some of the script is a little uninspired.
Mothers. Daughters and the Woman Next Door Wed 13 Sept. 8.30pm. £1.50. A voice and music benefit evening for Cumbernauld Women’s Aid in the theatre
I EAST KILBRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive. 03552 48669.
Can't Pay? Won't Pay! Sat 2 Sept. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Fresh from the Edinburgh Fringe. Strathclyde‘s own Contact Theatre perform Dario Fo's classic socialist farce.
The Bevellers Thurs 7—Sat 9 Sept. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Roddy McMillan's second play is set in a glass bevelling workshop where a fresh-faced new-boy becomes victim to his workmates' pranks. Performed by West End Theatre.
The Gorbals Story Wed l3—Sat to Sept. 7.30pm. £2. East Kilbride RepTheatrc Club. 34 years old and one of the biggest in the country. are the latest company to revive Robert McLeish‘s 1946 portrait of Glasgow tenement life. It is a tribute to EK Rep that his son has given permission for them to stage the play.
I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. [Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA].
The Bald Prima Donna Wed 13—Sat 16Sept. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Members ofGlasgow Arts Centre return from the Edinburgh Fringe with Eugene lonesco‘s absurdist play depicting the meaningless existence of two married couples.
I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—8pm. ()41 227 551 1. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA].
King‘s High Until Sat 9 Sept. 7.30pm 8; Sat Mats 3pm. £3—£8. The King's is back in action with a refurbished interior and a summer run of their annual musical revue. Rikki Fulton is topping the bill and heand Jack Milroy as Francie and Josie. are the hilarious highlight ofa mixed evening. Scotland The What? Mon 1 1 Sept—Sat 23 Sept. 7.30pm. £4.50—£7. Perennial comedy favourites settle in fora fortnight‘s doric humour. See Cabaret and Preview.
I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 221 3198. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—8pm. 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. Some merry banter from Russell Hunter and Jimmy Logan. but much ofthe performance falls ﬂat.
lntemational Festival of Writing Sun 3 Sept. 12.30pm—5pm. Part of an ambitious weekend of talks. discussions and readings by writers from all over the world. The topic for today‘s discussions is Against Racism and Apartheid. The Festival will be followed up next year with a five day event in April and a whole fortnight in September.
Abigail's Party Tue 5 Sept. 8pm. £3 (£2.50). Mike Leigh‘s modern comedy ofmanners is performed by Contact Theatre Company.
SCDA DRAMA FESTIVAL Wed 6—Sat 9 Sept. 7.30pm. £3 (£2); Season ticket for all shows£10. Representatives ofEngland. Ireland. Wales and Scotland compete in a festival of amateur dramatics.
Whose Life Is It Anyway? Wed 6 Sept. George Square Theatre. Greenock. present Brian Clark‘s sad and sensitive play about an accident victim fighting for the right to die.
The Birthday Party Thurs 7 Sept. The early Pinter play is staged by Northern Ireland's Bardic Theatre Group.
Once A Catholic Fri 8 Sept. Mary ()‘Malley‘s convent school romp. performed by Clywd Community Theatre
Association from Wales.
No More Sitting on the Old School Bench Sat 9 Sept. England's contribution to the festival is a rarely seen play by Alan Bleasdale. performed by Studio One from Stoke-on-Trent.
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. E. R. B. Help: A. AA].
Glasvegas Mon ll—Tue 12 Sept. 8pm. £4 (£2). Borderline‘s musical tale ofyoung Glaswegians trying to make it big in the world of pop music has survived it through Mayfest and the Edinburgh Fringe. A crowd-puller. but somewhat over-rated. See Touring.
Who's Been Sleeping In My Porridge? Thurs 14 Sept. 7pm. £2 (£1 ). £5 family ticket. Borderline Theatre rework the Goldilocks tale for some amusing children‘s entertainment.
I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 23590. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].
J.M. Barrie Fri 1 Sept. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). John Fraser in a solo performance based on the life ofthe author ofPeter Pan.
The Ken Goodwin Show Sat 2 Sept. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Roundingoffthe theatre‘s Festival of Leisure is comedian Ken Goodwin with special guests.
The Tempest Mon 4 Sept. See Touring. The Tartan Lads Sat 9 Sept. 7.30pm.£3.50 (£2.50). Traditional Scottish variety entertainment.
I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA].
Stig oi the Dump Tue 5—Sat 9 Sept. 2pm & 7.30pm. £5—£4 (concessions: all children £3). Highly praised when it was seen in England. this is Richard Williams' adaptation of Clive King‘s popular children‘s novel about a boy who discovers a strange new friend in a chalk-pit.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street.041332 5057. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. R. B. T. G. Help: A. AA].
The Hired Man Tue 12—Sat 16 Sept. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Chandler Studio. X-Academy present a musical adapted by Melvyn Bragg from his own novel based on the life of his grandfather in the early years of the century. Music by Howard Goodall.
I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon-Sat loam—6pm. (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC, WS. E. G. R. B. Help: AA].
Another Time Until 2 Sept. From £3.50. Albert Finney and Janet Suzman star in a new play by by Ronald Harwood.
New York City Ballet Wed 6—Sun 10 Sept. £4—£27.50. See Dance Listings.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Cafe open 1 lam—2.30pm Tue—Fri and during evening performances. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: AA].
Szkarosi. Konnektor R.T.& Bernath Sandor Sat 9 Sept. 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). Primarin a rock performance by Hungarian band Konnektor R.'I'. . the addition of multi-media poet Endre Szkarosi and painter Bernath Sandor. should turn this into one of those unclassifiable events in which the ever-challengingThird Eye specialises. A rare chance to enjoy a stimulatingevening ofcommitted performance.
I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive. Tickets from Ticket Centre 041 227 5511 [Help: AA]
No theatre this issue. but see Feature and Rock Listings for other-worldly music happenings.
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].
Clyde Nouveau L'ntil Sunday 17 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£2) £4 (£1 ). lainlleggie's latest play returns from the Edinburgh International Festival in a production by the Tron Theatre Company. lleggie's language is as terse and alive as ever. but the plot about an ex-con trying logo straight in upwardly mobile Glasgow. is perhaps a little obtuse. Certainly well worth a look. especially in the more favourable surrounds of the Tron.
I BEDLAM THEATRE Forrest Road. 031 225 9893. [Access: St. Facilities: WS. G. B. Help: AA]
Last couple ofdays at the Fringe. then all quiet till the students get back.
I DRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. B. Help: AA]
The Rising Wed l3—Sat 23 Sept. 7.30pm. £4.25 (£3). The Brunton‘s Autumn season kicks off with a revival ofHector MacMillan‘s highly-rated play about the Scots rising of 1820. Directed by Charles Nowosielski. See Preview.
I GlLDED BALLOON 233 Cowgate. 225 3013/225 4463.
Once the Fringe is over. the Gilded Balloon will be recovering before its next bout of stand-up comedy.
I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. E. G. B. Help: AA]
Run For Your Wiie Mon 4—Sat 9 Sept; Mon—Fri 7.30pm; Sat 5pm 8; 8pm; £5—£6.50 (all seats half price on Mon 4 and Sat matinee). Jimmy Logan directsand
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Mon-Sat 7.45pm Tickets from £2.50—£8.00 Saturday Matinees 16 and 23 September 3.15pm.
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The List 1— 14 September 19894