.January’ March 1990


63 Trongate Glasgow G1 SHB Box Office: 041 552 4267

TAG Theatre Company

Tue 6 Feb—Sun 11 Feb

Annexe Theatre Company

Tue 13 Feb—Sun 18 Feb

Traverse Theatre Company

Tue 20 Feb—Sun 25 Feb at 7.30pm

Tue 27 Feb—Sun 11 Mar

_ TICKET Pthesrss (£2.50)

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] A new informal meeting place and information exchange for actors based in Scotland. Initially operating as a club/drop-in centre. it is hoped that a ] series of workshops will be developed in the coming months. Plans are also afoot for an equivalent branch in Edinburgh. 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]. Man Act Workshops Fri 16 & Sat 17 Feb. Fri b.30pm. Sat 10am—6pm. The first in a series of workshops organised by Man Act to select between 15 and 20 men to be involved in The Sweat Lodge. a major performance taking place at the Tramway 111 November. All men with a reasonable level of fitness are welcome to come along and no acting experience is required. Phone Stephen Slater at the Third Eye ' Centretotakepart. New Moves See Dance Listings for details of DVS's Dance residency and the many exciting performances in the New Moves I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive. 423 9527. Tickets from Ticket Centre 041 227 5511 [Help: AA] Voice Class Thurs 8. Thurs 15 & Thurs 22 Feb. 2—5pm. £4 (£3 members). Every Thursday afternoon until 5 April. Elspeth Macnaughton will be leading this Performance Exchange class for professional performers. She'll be giving special attention to voice in text and you are asked to bring along a short piece of learned prose or poetry. There will also be the chance to persue special project work with Elspeth MacNaughton orJames Ross. Call 227 5557 for details. See also Blackfriars above. Jock Tamson’s Baims Until 25 Jan—Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). Playwright Liz


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TUES131h-SAT17fh FEB —— 7.30pm. Daily— Tickets from £3 available from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs Tel: 041-227 551 1 and all Ticket Link Box Offices.


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Lochhead and director Gerry Mulgrew explore the boundaries of cliche and archetype in Communicado's devised celebration of the Scottish nation. Taking

: place at ‘the last Burns‘s Supper'. the show ; brings together 24 actors and musicians in the first major theatrical production of

1990. Ignore the councillors. Don't miss

this production for anything. See Review.

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. (i. R. B. Help: AA].

SailmakerUntii Sun 11 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Touring.

Boothies Tue l3—Sun 18 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Annexe Theatre revive their production of Peter Murray's nostalgic tale of a travelling boxing show in 1947. Behind the scenes dealings form the basis of this gently appealing story.

Tally’s Blood Tue 20—Sun 25 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Touring and Review.



El Concierto de San Oridio Wed 14—Fri lb Feb. 7.30pm. £2. A group ofblind musicians in pre-revolutioary France are exploited by a ruthless entrepreneur who attempts to transform them into a grotesque freak show until one ofthem rebels. The University‘s Department of Hispanic Studies performs Antonio Buero Vallejo‘s play in the original Spanish.

Le Bugie Con Le Gambe Lunghe Wed 21—Fri 23 Feb. The University of Edinburgh's Italian Society presents this Neopolitan comic drama by Eduardo De Filippo. An examination of social hypocrisy.

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. SplIIIOuIThurs 15 Feb. 8pm. £3(£2.50). Musical comedy from Sensible Footwear calling in at the 4th Edinburgh Peace Festival while on a community tour ofthe area. The Festival runs 14—24 Feb and further details are available on 5561083. See Touring. Cabaret and Preview.

I REDLAM THEATRE Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: St. Facilities: WS. (i. B. Help: AA]

Spanish Fly Until Sat 1() Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50/£2). Continuing an honourable tradition at The Bedlam to stage plays featuring insects— the last new play Isaw there had a gad-fly as one of its characters this is a new play by Edinburgh University Theatre Company member. Chris I Ioban.

Fringe Selection Meeting Sun 11 Feb. 2pm. Crucial meeting of Edinburgh University Theatre Company to decide what plays to perform in this year's Fringe.

Dirty Linen Until Sat to Feb. 1 .30pm. £1.50 (£1). EUTC gives Tom Stoppard's play a lunchtime airing.

Lucifer's Bell Wed l4—Sat 17 Feb. 1.30pm. £1.50(£1). Devilish drama from Edinburgh students.

Annual General Meeting Wed 14 Feb. 6.30pm. The AGM to vote in EUTC's new committee.

Electra Tue 20—Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50/£2). Sophocles' version ofevents after the death of Orestes which led up to Electra‘s bloody revenge. Edinburgh University Theatre Company present the 2400 year-old tragedy.

Iranian Nights Wed 21—Sat 24 Feb. 1.30pm. £1.50(£1). Howard Brenton and Tariq Ali‘s contraversial play was written in swift response to the Salman Rushdie affair. Edinburgh University Theatre Company are amongst the first to perform it.

I BRUNTON THEATRE Mussclburgh. 665 2240. [Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. B. Help: AA]

When Smoking Is Bad For You/The Erpingham Camp Until Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. £4.25 (£3). Interesting comic doub1e~bill of infrequently seen one-acters. The first

is a monologue by Chekhov featuringa

hen-peeked husband addressing his wife's

school for girls. The second is Joe Orton‘s

holiday camp farce. Sltould be fun.

Playwrights Workshop Sat 10 Feb. 2—5pm.

£1. Victor (ireene oversees Mttsselburgh's


I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155.

One-Act Play Festival Fri 9-«Sat 10 Feb.

7. 15pm. £3. Two nights ofdrarna in one of

* the many heats currently taking place across Scotland for this year‘s Scottish

Community Drama Associatitin

] competition. ()n Friday Alart Nicol will be

judging Tom Stoppard's ('ahoors Macbeth

performed by the Edinburgh Players.

2 Leith Murray and Alasdair .‘vIacPherson's

'l‘he Lam Hat performed by I.eitheatre

and Judy Leather‘s A Change ofName

performed by Black Stage Theatre. ()n

Saturday he will be enjoying Alan

Bennett's Say .S'omerht'ng Happened

performed by Iidinburgh People's

. Theatre. Charles Mander's Sparrows

] performed by Leitheatre arid Alan

I Ayckbourn's (iosforth 's l’ate performed

] by Edinburgh (iraduate Theatre

] Company. See Preview.

] Fifteen-minute Variety Wed l4~TI1urs 15

] Feb. 7pm. Drama from the Scottish

Women's Rural Institute.

] One-Act Play Festival Fri IO—Siil 17Feb.

7.15pm. £3. This week it's the turn of

I Lothian District's amateur groups to

prove their worth in the Scottish

; Community Drama Association's

] Festival. On Friday the Livingston Players

] present Margaret Wood‘s Edward while

Longniddry Drama (.iroup turn their

I hands to David Rowley's In .VeedofCare.

1 On Saturday. (ilen Theatre perform Peter

] Barnes' Leonardo 's Last Supper and

Penicuik Players present .\'..I.

Warburton's (ihost Writer. See Preview.

I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229

1201. Box ()fficc Mon—Sat 10am—8pm.

Bar. [Accessz PPA. L. Facilities: WC.

WS. AS. E. (i. B. Help: AA]

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood Until

Sat 17 Feb. 7pm. (Matsat 2. 15pm). £5—£7.

Longest survivor of last season's pantos.

the King's claims to have the biggest inthc

United Kingdom. Anita I Iarris and Una

McLean are topping the bill of stars. Allen

Stewart and Russell Hunter play the

robbers. Top qttality traditional

pantomime. lnstitutiortalised silliness at

its best.

Beyond Reasonable Doubt .‘ylon l9—Sat 24

Feb. 7.30pm. £5—£1 l. The combination of

Wendy Craig and a play by Jeffrey Archer

sounds to me like mediocrity incarnate.

but this is the sort of thing that could

acquire notorious cult status. Frank Finlay

also stars in the ‘lnternational Smash I Iit‘.


Street. 556 9579. Box Office.

mam—4,30pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe.

[Accessz R. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. B-

R. A. AA]

The Winter's Tale Until Sat 24 Feb.

7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The Canopy

Theatre Company bring out some ofthe

more serious issues in Shakespeare's

fairytale-like play. ()rt tour after a runin


Musical Statues Thurs l5—Sat 17 Feb&

Thurs 22—Sat 24 Feb. 1pm. £1 .50 (£1 ). As

a lunchtime taster for The Il'tliter'.s' 'I‘a/e.

Canopy Theatre present Aileen La

Tourette's exploration of what happened

in the 16 year time gap irt Shakespeare's

play. Transferred to the present day. the

play re-examines the characters'



557 2590.

CBIS L'ntil Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. Wed & Sat

Mat 2.30pm. £(i.5i)—£12.50. It's good to be sure of something in this world. Pantos may come and go. but Cats stays. packing them in week in week out. They‘ve even

extended the run for three weeks. Andrew

Lloyd Webber's feline musical is an elaborate and entertaining. ifulttmately

50 The List 9 22 February 1990