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Sunday 4th March THE COMIC CLUB

presents the first of . . .

The Funny

with Special Surprise

Guest Start: 8.30 Ticket:£3.50

branches of AT May‘s Travel and the Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. “it. ‘3

- Juno and the Paycock Until Sat 3 March. . 7.45pm. £3.50—£6.50. Sean O‘Cascy‘s

Dublin tenement domestic tragedy is fused with earthy humour and convincing characterisation. Ian Wooldridgc‘s production plays down the comedy and lays on the drama. The show will be playing Stirling and Aberdeen after its Edinburgh run. See Review.

I THEATRE ON THE HILL Queen Margaret College, Clerwood Terrace. 339 811 1 ext 299.

The Cheviot, the Step and the Black. Black Oll Tue 27 Feb—Sat 3 March. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). 7:84-period John McGrath performed by Queen Margaret College Drama Department. Musical treatment of the exploitation of the Highlands.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. Box Office Mon-Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Accessz PPA, R. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. E, G. Help: AA]

Theatre Workshop‘s own Kiss ofthe Spiderwoman opens next issue.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassmarket, 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Market Street. [Accessz St. Facilities: E. Help: AA]

Changes In The Home Thurs 22 Feb. 7pm. Vic Robertson explores the domestic pressures caused by three sisters living together, in a play given its first reading by Edinburgh Playwrights‘ Workshop. A discussion follows.

Suspended Sentences Until Sun 25 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Multi-media performance involving cult sculptor, Malcolm Poyntcr. and director/choreographer Julie Wilson. Stunning and hard-hitting. if a little elusive.

Beginners' Workshop Wed 28 Feb. 7—10pm. £11 (£6). Directors Ben Twist and Andy Farrell lead the final class in their seriesof writers‘ workshops based on the current production of Tally '5 Blood. Limited places only.

Feet First Wed 28 Feb—Sat 10 March. See Dance Listings and Feature. lmplaanhurs 1 March. 7pm. £1 (50p). Mike Hall discovers spiritual consciousness in the unlikely setting of Liverpool during a DHSS hostel strike. His new play is given a first reading by Edinburgh Playwrights‘ Workshop.

A Root With A View/Absent Friends Thurs 8

March. 7pm. £1 (50p). A double-billby Robert Dodds is given a reading by the Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop. A discussion follows.


This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. There is a phone number for each company should you require more inionnation. Unless otherwise specified, the number after each venue listed isthe telephone number for ticket enquiries lot that particular evening (please note, this is not always the venue number).

I Billy Liar Strathclyde Theatre Group make the unusual move to offer a choice of two different versions of the same play on their current tour. The first in their season of 605‘ plays is being given a traditional treatment for most ofits run. but ifyou turn up at Garnethill on 7 March. you‘ll see a more experimental interpretation. The play is the classic story of a young working-class lad on the make. More details on 041204 2542.

Easterhouse Community Education Centre Thurs 22 Feb. 041 7719056. Pierce Institute, Govan Fri 23 Feb. 041 4451941. Paisley Arts Centre Sat 24 Feb. 041887 1010. Garnethill Multi~Cultural Centre, Glasgow Wed 7 March. 041 332 9765. Alternative Cast. Garnethill Multi-Cultural Centre, Glasgow Thurs 8—Sat 10 March. 041 332 9765.

I Boothies Annexe Theatre Company revive their production of Peter Murray‘s nostalgic look at the corrupt backstage world of the travelling boxing tents in the 1940s. Directed by SYT‘s Robin Pcebles. it is a warm-hearted character drama. More details on 041 2214526.

Arts Guild Theatre. Greenock Thurs 22 Feb. 7.30pm. 0475 23038. Palace Theatre. Kilmarnock Fri 23 Feb. 7.30pm. 0563 23590. Mews Theatre. Livingston Sat24 Feb. 7.30pm. 0506 33634. AberdeenArts Centre Mon 26 Feb. 7.30pm. 0224641122. Rainbow Theatre. Montrose Tue 27 Feb. 7.30pm. 0674 73764. StAndrew's Theatre, Clydebank Wed 28 Feb. 7.30pm. 041 221 4526. Pearce Institute. Govan Thurs 1 March. 7.30pm. 041 445 1941. Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine Fri 2 March. 7.45pm. 0294 74059. Paisley Arts Centre Sat 3 March. 8pm. 041 887 1010.1.angside College Mon 5 March. 2pm. 041 6494991. Castlemilk Community Centre Tue 6 March. 7.30pm. 041 634 2233. Civic Theatre. Ayr Wed 7 March. 8pm. 0292 264639. Byre Theatre. StAndrews Thurs 8—Sat 10 March. 8pm. 0334 76288.

I Mistero Build Director Morag Fullerton and adaptor Joe Farrell consulted with Dario Fo himself before embarking on this Glaswegian version of his medieval comic mysteries. Robbie Coltrane stars in the one-man play. Recommended. More details on 0292 281010. See Review.

His Majesty '5 Theatre. Aberdeen Until Sat 24 Feb. 7.45pm. 0224 641122. MacRobert Arts Centre. Stirling Mon 26 Feb—Fri 2 March. 7.30pm. 078661081. Gaier Theatre. Ayr Tue 6 March—Sat 10 March. 8pm. 0292 264639.

I Nae Problem Lynn Bains draws on her own family experience of racism in Scotland for 7184's first production of 1990. Prejudice and bigotry from the point ofview of a Scottish/indian family. More detailson0413312219.See Preview. Chandler Studio Theatre. RSA MD, Glasgow Wed 28 Feb—Sat 3 March. Woodside School, Glasgow Mon 5 March. Palace Theatre, K ilmarnock Tue 6 March. Magnum Theatre, Irvine Thurs 8—Fri 9 March.

I SeilmekerTAG's first production of 1990 is a revival of Alan Spence‘s autobiographical play about growing up in Govan. Highly rated at the time of its first production at The Traverse Theatre in 1982, this version is directed by Alan Lyddiard. in addition to its public dates, the show is also touring Strathclyde schools. More details on 041429 2877.

52 The List 23 February - 8 March 1990