Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to 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 = 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 iirst. then byvenue. running in alphabetical order. Touring shows are listed separately under the relevant heading. Prices in brackets arethe concessionary price. Long running shows. unless specilied otherwise, do not run on Sundays.



Animal Fri 9—Sat 10 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Tickets available from the MeLcllan Galleries. 331 1854. Endearinglyoff-beat performance artist. Gary Stevens. tries out the Kelvingrove space as part of the British Art Show 1990. Worth a look.

I BLACKFRIARS 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924.

Giacchomo Casanova Wed 14 & Wed 21 Feb. 7—10pm. £4 (£3 members). These two Performance Exchange workshops for professional performers are the latest stage in a five-year project by Alan Lyddiard. The TAG director will be leading these partly devised. partly scripted classes which are based around the life and reputation of Casanova. Wednesday evenings in Blackfriars are also club nights for Performance Exchange members. Call 227 5557 for more details. See also Tramway Theatre below.

Comic Club Sat 17 Feb. 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]

Enrico Four Until Sat 3 March. 7.30pm. £5 (£1). Philip Prowse directs and designs Robert David MacDonald's translation of

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' Luigi Pirandello‘s study of the borderline between sanity and insanity. A man playing Henry IV the 11th Century German Holy Roman Emperor and not he of Shakespearean fame - is concussed and continues to play the part when he comes round. His friends and family are forced to play along with his delusions. See Review. I CLYDE THEATRE Boquhanran Road. Clydebank. 951 1200. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511 and allTicketlink outlets.

Wildeat‘s new home. the Clyde Theatre . will be out of action until Mayfest.

I CRAWFORD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. Glasgow. 950 3437/3438. [Access: P. R. Facilities: WC. W8. E. G. R, B. Help: A. AA].

No theatre this issue.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm: 6—8pm perf. evngs Bar/Cafe. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC, W8. G. B. Help: A. AA]. Writers Workshop Mon 12 Feb. 7.30pm. Classes continue every other Monday. Three 01 Clubs Fri 9—Sat 10 Feb. 7.45pm. £2.50(£1.50). The Apex Players team up with members of the Pendulum Theatre of Kilsyth to present three one act plays. Sounds like value for money if nothing else.

Valentine Vibes Wed 14 Feb. 8.30pm. £1.50. The latest in Cumbernauld’s series of Poems and Pints sessions. Get in touch with Sarah Mcllwraith at the theatre if you‘d like to contribute some of your own poetry or music.

The Tokyo Trip Thurs 22 Feb—Sat 3 March. 7.45pm. Mon-Thurs£2.50 (£1 .25). Flagship of this year‘s Made in

C umbernauld season is Stephen Grecnhorn’s new play about a New Town woman whose principles are put to the test when her employers attempt to bribe her with a trip to Japan in exchange for keeping quiet about dodgy health and safety standards. The script has already won third prize in London Weekend Television‘s national Plays On Stage competition. so hopes are running high for this production which is going to tour Scotland after its initial run. After Greenhorn‘s comic drama. Cumbernauld Theatre have plans for new plays by Ann Marie Di Mambro. Tom McGrath and Peter Nardini. See Preview.

I EAST KILDRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive . 03552 48669.

The Pajama Game Until Sat 10 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). St. BridesTheatre Company in the popular boy meets girl musical.

Johnny Belinda Wed 14—Sat 17 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). A Scottish farming community in Northern Canada is the setting for Elmer Harris‘ play about a profoundly deaf girl known as the ‘Dummy'. Betty Milne directs East Kilbride Rep Theatre in this brave play about the victimisation of people with handicaps.

I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. [Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA]. Frenzy For Two Tue l3—Thurs 15 Feb. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). A double-bill of absurdist Ionesco plays. Frenzy For Two itself is directed by Robin Wilson whose own Internal Injuries was recently seen at the Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh. The play is a domestic drama in which a man and a woman fight over trivia while a full-scale battle rages outside. The second play is Maid To Marry. an exploration of male domination and exploitation by means of a seemingly innocuous park bench conversation. Neil Cairns directs. Both plays are performed by the Actors‘ Lab. I GLASGOW UNIVERSITY 68 Hillhead Street.

Dead Cat/The Luncheon Until Fri 9 Feb. 1pm. Free. Two new hard-hitting playlets by students Darren O'Connor and Steve Ceretti respectively. The first is billed as a comedy. the second a comedy of manners. The AIDS Show Until Sat 10 Feb. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 2.15pm. Drama Studio. West Quad. Free. Not normally considered to be a laugh-a-minute subject. the effect of the discovery of AIDS on the San Francisco gay community is given a warm-hearted and humorous treatment. The show examines how the problem of AIDS has been handled by evangelicals. media presenters. nurses and sufferers in an attempt to wipe clean the popular presumptions about the disease.

The Lovers Wed l4—Fri 16. 1pm. Free. Students give Brian Friel's play a

rehearsed lunchtime reading.

Rob Roy Tue 20-Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50 restricted view/£1.50 promenade). Bute Hall. The first production in 100 years of Isaac Pocock‘s adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's once popular folk-hero talc. Period costumes will be set off bythe

Victorian Gothic splendour of Bute Hall. The productions aims to renew interest in Rob Roy’s dramatic vigour and historical worth.

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. Walter Carr and Gerard Kelly are still firing out the puns lS-yolks-to-the-dozen in one of only a handful of pantos to make it this far. Dependable and highly entertaining production with plenty for everyone to enjoy.

Mistero Bulio Tue 13—Sat 18 Feb. Robbie Coltrane in Dario Fo‘s one-man comedy based on the first medieval mysteries. Sideswipes at world religion . power and politics. The last Dario Fo that Morag Fullerton directed for Borderline was Trumpets and Raspberries. a hilarious production which Fo himself rated as the best outside of Italy. See Touring and Feature.

The Mikado Tue 20—Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 3pm. £2—£5. The Savoy Club make their contribution to the City of Culture in the form of Gilbert and Sullivan‘s celebrated Operetta. The proceeds of this production will go to Guide Dogs For The Blind and two dogs will be presented on stage on Sat 24 Feb. I trust this doesn’t contravene the local authority‘s regulations on performing animals.

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, W8. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].

Glasgow Grand Opera Sun 1 1 Feb. 7.30pm. £3. One-off night of local operatics. Starship Pinaiore Tue 13-Sat 17 Feb. 7.30pm. £3—£4. As the Space Age gets well and truly under way with the prospect of millions of new life forms being discovered at any moment. the University of Glasgow Cecilian Society is the first on the band-wagon for intergalactic entertainment. If Gilbert and Sullivan were good enough for us. they‘ll certainly be good enough for those Martians. They are also doing Trial By Jury for those who live to survive the G-force. Beam me up Scottie.

One-Act Play Festival Thurs 22-Sat 24. 7.15pm. £3. One of many heats in the Scottish Community Drama Association‘s annual competition taking place throughout Scotland around now. See

Preview. 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. W5. E, G. R. B. Help: A. AA]. The Tvtits Until Fri 9 Feb. 7pm. £2 (£1). Family entertainment. specifically aimed at 6—1 1 year-olds. by Open Hand Theatre Company who present their version of Roald Dahl‘s popular book. Giant. hand. body and shadow puppets combine with actors in a visual extravaganza. The Last Dance Wed 14 Feb. 8pm. £3 (£1.50). Don't miss this rare chance to see Poland's Theatre Blik. specialists in physical theatre and movement. This piece deals with Catholicism. anti-semitism and .Iewisn culture before and after the war. See Preview. Tally's Blood Sat 17 Feb. 8pm. £4 (£2). See Touring. I Remember Mama Tue 20—Fri 23 Feb. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). A Norwegian family emigrate to San Francisco to make a new life for themselves in the early 19205. The popular local St John‘s Drama Group perform J. Van Druten's play. I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 23590. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA]. One Act Play Festival Thurs 8—Sat 10 Feb. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). One ofthe many Scottish Community Drama Association heats for local amateur groups to win a place in the divisional finals. Performing in Kilmarnock will be groups from allover Ayrshire. See Preview. Tally's eiood Thurs 15 Feb. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Touring. I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon-Sat IOam—8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]. Adventures oi Robinson Crusoe Until Sat 10 Feb. 7.30pm every day. 2pm 10 Feb. £6 (£3.75)/£3.75 (£2.75). Andy Cameron is washed up in the Pavilion‘s traditional family pantomime written and directed by Dougie Squires. Lots of great jokes for the adults. but it leaves the kids a little leftout on the way. Jasper Carrott Sat 17-Sun 18 Feb. 7.30pm. £8.50—£10.50. See Cabaret. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. R. B.T. G. Help: A. AA]. The Good Companions Until Fri 9 Feb. 7.15pm. £2(£1). Final YearDDA students in a musical adaptation of J .B. Priestley’s novel about a 19305 touring concert party. Music by Andre Prcvin. Enemies Mon 19bSat 24 Feb. 7. 15pm. £2 (£1). Work-in-progress version of Maxim Gorky‘s 1906 social drama . never before seen in Scotland. A well-connected family are forced to reassess their relationships with the outside world as a result of the changing force of events. Second Year DDA students perform on a minimal stage


I SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8 Balcarres Avenue . Kelvindale. 339 6185. The centre is open Tue—Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 2-5pm. A 30-minute talk and tour round the centre costs£l (75p). Workshops and information are available by appointment (the centre‘s library contains over 800 titles). Ten-week courses in Puppets and People and Masks and Masking begin mid-March. Phone for details.

I 7:84 OFFICES 302 Buchanan Street. Acting Workshops Every Sunday 1 1.30am. Playwright and tutor Lynn Bain leads the weekly class in association with 7:84. More details on 0592 773679.

I THE SHELTER 7 Renfrew Court. Renfrew Street.

The Comedy Shop See Cabaret. The Actors Shelter Every Monday. 7.30pm.

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