DISABLED ACCESS KEY
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 lirst. then by venue. 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 DLACKFRIARS 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924.
Who Am I Anyway Wed 28 Feb & Wed7 March. 7-10pm. £4 (£3 members). These two Performance Exchange workshops for professional performers will explore the creative possibilities of the imagination via improvisatory games. Highly-rated director. Liz Carruthers controls the fun. 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 3 March. See Cabaret.
I CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Accessz P. L. Facilities: WC. W8. E.
Enrico Four Until Sat 3 March. 7.30pm. £5 (£1). Philip Prowse directs and designs Robert David MacDonald‘s translation of Luigi Pirandello‘s study of the borderline between sanity and insanity. A man
Royal Scottish academy of Music and Drama
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with a scripted scenario by Liz Lochhcad
126.96.36.199 March. 7.15pm
BOX OFFICE 332 5057 / Ticketlink 227 5511
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. Looks wonderful. but the plot is a little unfocused.
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Accessz PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W5. G. B. Help: A.AA]. Writers Workshop Mon 26 Feb. 7.30pm. Classes continue every other Monday.
~ The Tokyo Trip Thurs 22 Feb—Sat 3 March. 7.45pm. Mon—Thurs£2.50(£1.25). Flagship of this year‘s Made in Cumbernauld season is Stephen Greenhorn‘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. Tally’s Blood Thurs 8—Sat 10 March. 7.45pm. Thurs £2.50 (£1 .25). Fri & Sat£4 (£2). See Touring. I EAST KILDRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive. 03552 48669. Kiss Me Kate Mon 26-Sat 3. Sat Mat 2.30pm. 7.30pm. £4 (Matinee £3). Cole Porter's celebrated musical reworking of Shakespeare's Taming ofthe Shrew is performed by East Kilbride Light Opera. Festival ol One-Act Plays Thurs 8—Fri 9 March. 7pm. £2—£3. West Coast farmers compete for a place in the finals ofthe Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs One-Act Play Festival. I EASTWOOD THEATRE Rouken Glen Road. Giffnock. Kelvin Mon 5 March. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.25). See George Square Theatre. Edinburgh (below) and Preview. I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 2214526.[Aecess: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA]. Possibilities Wed 21—Sat 24 Feb. 7. 30pm. £2 (£1). Robin Wilson directs Arts Centre members in Howard Barker‘s series of short plays which put his characters in extreme and horrifying situations. The Boy Who Wanted Peace Wed 7—Sat 10 March. £2 (£1 ). The first of six premieres to be staged here this year is directed and adapted by John Heraghty and performed by Arts Centre members. I GLASGOW UNIVERSITY 68 Hillhead Street. Rob Roy Until 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 ofSir Walter Scott‘s once popular folk-hero tale. Period costumes are set off by the Victorian Gothic splendour of Bute Hall. The production 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.
[Accessz P. L. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA].
The Mikado Until 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 ofthis ‘ production will go to Guide Dogs ForThe 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.
The Grand Duke Mon 26 Feb-Sat 3 March. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 2.30pm. £2—£6. Gilbert and Sullivan‘s neglected last work is dusted down by the Orpheus Club nearly 100 years after its premiere at the old Royalty Theatre in Sauchiehall Street. The same company first revived the operetta in 1981.
Hello Dolly Mon 5—Sat 10 March. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3—£7. Proceeds are going to the Disabled Olympics for the Pantheon Club's version ofthe Stewart/Herman classic. The RSAMD‘s Peter Lincoln is Artistic Director and Florence Denholm is Musical Director.
I MARYHILL ARTS CENTRE I 1 Malloch Street.
Tasteless Tales of Terror 7.30pm. £1 .50 (£1). Geezabrek Theatre Company (previously known as the Maryhill Drama Group) perform John Farman‘s series of seven stories designed to horrify. A rare theatrical journey into extreme escapism.
' 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. [Accessz PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W5. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].
One-Act Play Festival Thurs 22—Sat 24.
7. 15pm. £3 (£2. but not Sat). One ofmany heats in the Scottish Community Drama Association‘s annual competition taking place throughout Scotland around now. On Thursday 22 Drumchapel Parish Church Drama Club present Atrhe Shining ofthe River. a new play by Joe McKie. Lucian Players A Team present Rory Aforesaid by John Brandane. and New Victory Players A Team present See If] Care by Cherry Voight. On Friday23 Lucian Players B Team present 5 Brick Lane by Agnes Adam. Rutherglen Rep B Team present (‘ards by Stephen Lowe. and New Victory Players B Team present Pastiche by Nick Hall. On Sat24 Rutherglen Rep A Team present Our Man by Daniel Clucas. Kirkintilloch Players present Funny You Don 't Laugh Jewish by Mike Tibbetts. and Antonine Theatre Group present It’s Friday and They Don ’1 Send Flowers Any More. a new play by Pat Trevor. Ken Barrett isthe adjudicator.
Centre Stage Tue 27—Wed 28 Feb. £1 . SOLD OUT.
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). [Accessz PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].
I Remember Mama Until 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.
Billy Liar Sat 24 Feb. 8pm. £3 (£1 .50). See Touring.
Parrot Mon 26 Feb. 9pm. £3 (£1.50). See Cabaret.
Writers Workshop Mon 26 Feb. 3pm. Local writers should contact Liz Moran at the Arts Centre to get a place on thisfree workshop with the writer. the director and an actor from Annexe Theatre's Boot/ties. Boothies Sat 3 March. 8pm. £4 (£2). See Touring. _
Private Wars Mon 5—Tue 6 Mar. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Laverndale Arts Group kick off a
long tour ofJames McLure‘s post-Vietnam drama. A Selection of One-Act Plays Wed 7 March. 8pm. £2.50. OGADS presents a full evening of entertainment. I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 23590. [Accessz P. L. Facilities: WC. W3. E. (3. R. B. Help: A. AA]. Boothies Fri 23 Feb. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Touring. Duogie Brown Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). See Cabaret. Nae Problem Sat 3 March. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Touring and Preview. I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Accessz ST. Facilities: .WS.G. Help: AA]. The Rainbow Show Tue 27—Sat 3 March. Various Times during daytime only. £2.50—£4.50. Children's TV stars and cult favourites. Bungle. Zippy. George and Geoffrey take the stage. I ROYAL FACULTY OF PROCURATORS The Library. Nelson Mandela Place (next to Queen Street Station). Enrico Four Conlerence Sat 24 Feb. 10am—4pm. £3 (£1). A one-day conference on the Pirandello play currently running at the Citizens. Glasgow. Speakers include Robert David Macdonald. the play‘s latest translator. and subjects to be discussed include The Historical Figure of Henry IV. Gender. Role Playing and Acting in Pirandello. as well as a Critics‘ Forum. More details from Dr Sharon Wood in the Dept of Modern Languages at Strathclyde University.041 552 4400. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. R. B.T. G. Help: A.AA]. Enemies Until Sat 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 ofthe changing force of events. Second Year DDA students perform on a minimal stage SCI. Nae Problem Wed 28—Sat 3 March. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Touring. I SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. Masks and Puppets from the Caricature Theatre Collection Until 28 March. £1 (50p). Splendid and varied display of puppets from Cardiff‘s now defunct Caricature Theatre. See Review in Arts pages. The centre is open Tue—Sat 10am—5pm and Sun 2—5pm. A 30-minute talk and tour round the centre costs £1 (75p). Workshops and information is 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 Bains leads the weekly class in association with 7:84. More details on ()592 773679. I THE SHELTER 7 Renfrew Court. Renfrew Street. The Comedy Shop Fri 2 March. See Cabaret. The Actors Shelter Every Monday. 7.30pm. A new informal meeting place and information exchange for actors based in Scotland. Initially operating asa 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 THEATRE ROYAL I lope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am- 6pm. (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet. [Access: I’. PPA. R. Facilities: W('. WS. If. (i. R. B. Help: AA]. The Comedy of Errors Mon S—Sat It) March. 7.30pm. Sat Mar 2.30pm. £3.50—£12.50
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