Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parkingto be Pre-Arranged, L = Level Access, R = Ramped Access, ST = Steps to negotiate.

Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces, AS = Adjacent Seats. E = ln'uction 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 liyvenue, running in alphabetical order. Touring shows are listed separately under the relevant heading. Prices in brackets are the concessionary price. Long running shows, unless specified otherwise, do not run on Sundays.


I BLACKFRIARS 45 Albion Street. Merchant City.

Performance Exchange classes for professional performers every Wednesday evening from 31 Jan. See also Tramway Theatre below. Call 227 5557 for more details. See Preview.

Comic Club Sat 20 Jan. See Cabaret.

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]

The Sorcerer's Apprentice Until Sat 20] an. 10am on 11 & l6Jan. 2pm every day. 5pm & 8pm on 13 & 20 Jan. 7pm everyday except 11, 13, 16 & 20Jan. Panto Big. simple and colourful sets capture the elusive qualities of childhood in this year‘s excellent Christmas offering written by Myles Rudge and directed by Giles Havergal. Funny and captivating. but above all, stylish. Recommended.

I CLYDE THEATRE Boquhanran Road, Clydebank, 951 1200. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Tickets also available from Ticket Centre, Candlcriggs, 227 5511 and all Ticketlink outlets.

Now Wildcat's successful panto is over, the new Clyde Theatre will be out of action until Mayfest.

I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College , 76 Southbrae Drive. Glasgow, 950 3437/3438. [Access: P, R. Facilities: WC, W5, E, G, R, 8. Help: A.AA]. See Cabaret Listings.


0236 732887. Box Office Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W8, G, B. Help: A. AA]. Writers Workshop Mon 15 Jan. 7.30pm. The New Year season ofworkshops begins tonight and continues every other


Female Parts Fri l9—Sat 20 Jan. 8pm. £2 (£1.25). Flipside Theatre Company perform two of the four very funny monologues collectively known as Female Parts and written by Franca Rame and Dario F0. The two here are Waking Up and The Same Old Story which take a perceptive look at life from a female perspective.

Highly Recommended Thurs 25—Sat 27 Jan. 8pm. £2 (£1.25). lfnothing else, No Mean Company know a clever title when they see one. This is a comedy double bill with a few sketches thrown in for good measure, all written and devised by this local company. Could be good fun, but I‘m saying no more.

I DOLPHIN ARTS CENTRE 7 James Street. Tickets available from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511.

The Death ol Bessie Smith Tue lb—Fri 19 Jan. 8pm. The itinerant Strathclyde Theatre Group revives its Mayfest production of Edward Albee's play about the great blues singer. Sex, drugs and racism combine in a powerful drama.

I EAST KILDRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive, 03552 48669.

Cuttin’ A Rug Thurs ll—Sat 13 Jan. 7.30pm. West End Theatre bring in the New Year with their revival of the second instalment ofJohn Byrne‘s hilarious Slab Boys trilogy. Paisley patter and abrasive humour.

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

No theatre this issue.

I GLASGOW UNIVERSITY The Modern Languages Theatre. University Gardens. 012.

Phedre Mon 22 Jan. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). J.L. Jeener directs Compagnie dc I‘Elan in Jean Racine‘s 17th-century tragedy based on Euripides’ Hippolytus. The production emphasises the purity of the original text with stark performances that concentrate on the music of Racine‘s verse. Tickets are available from the French Cultural Delegation. 7 Bowmont Gdns, 357 3632 and from the University‘s Modern Languages Dept. The company is also playing in Edinburgh (see Adam House Theatre). where the French Institute has

organised a discussion ‘On the translation

of French Classical Plays‘ (see lnstitut Francais D'Ecosse).

I KILMARDINNY ARTS CENTRE 50 Kilmardinny Avenue, Beardsen, 943 0312.

No theatre this issue.

I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. Phone bookings, Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, Mon—Sat 10.30am—8pm, 227 5511 or other Ticket Link box offices. [Access: P, L. Facilities: WC, R, G. Help:- A, AA].

Mother Goose Until Sat 10 Feb. 7pm daily, Wed & Sat Mats 2.15pm. £2.50—£7.50. Panto Walter Carr and Gerard Kelly are firing out the puns lS-yolks-to-the-dozen in the ever-popular traditional family panto. Dependable and highly entertaining production with plenty for everyone to enjoy.

I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 2213198. 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, W8, G. R, 13. Help: A, AA].

The Marriage of Figaro Fri 19—Sat 201 an. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Not Mozart‘s opera, but Beaumarehais‘ original comedy which has been specially translated for Pan Optic Theatre Company. Written four years before the French Revolution, the comedy pinpoints a society on the brink ofcollapse and the company promise a fast, furious and explosive production. See Preview.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, Paisley, 887 1010. Box Office open Tue—Sun noon-8.30pm. Bar (open D


PH E D R E by JEAN RACINE Directed by Jean-Luc Jeener


Tickets (£3, £5) available from the reception of the Institut Francais (031 225 5366) or at the door.

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The Translation of French Classical Plays with Stewart Conn Douglas Dunn, Hector MacMiIlan David Rintoul Claude Schumacher


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Tickets from USO-£8.00 Free Preview 11 Jan 7.45pm Saturday Matinees 20 8t 27 Ian 3.15pm.


MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street Glasgow

041 227 5511 19th - 20th JAN



—m_ MARRIAGE _1_

‘A complete delight from start to finish'

WHAT'S ON ‘Crisp and clear _ _ .. a

wortwhile evening' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ‘Wittily staged'


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