Theatre PKF THE BRUS
.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
[tenant ROBBIE COLTRANE
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.
NOTE: THIS PRODUCTION IS UNSUITABLE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 14.
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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.
I ADAM HOUSE THEATRE Chambers Street.
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
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‘.
I NETHERDOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High
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'
I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place.
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