I One Man and His Show Renfrew Ferry. 6pm. £5 (£2.50). Two men, actually; Stephen Frost of the Oblivion Boys and Sean Hughes of the dry lrish patter, in a send-up of TV comedy.

I The Funny Farm Moir Hall. 10pm. £5 (£2.50). Glasgow‘s very own comedy collective formed as a result of Mayfests gone by, so it‘s appropriate that Scotland‘s finest young wits should be making a strong showing this year. I Norman Lovett and Jack Dee Moir Hall. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Deadpan double bill of destinctive comics. Worth seeing.

I Adapt or Die Renfrew Ferry. 8.30pm. £5 (£2.50). White South African performer and writer, Pieter-Dirk Uys in powerful and comic condemnation of apartheid.


I Yo Yo Ma and Kathryn StOtt Henry Wood Hall. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Popular cellist with one of Britain‘s rising accompanists in a programme of Stravinsky, Brahms, Falla and Rachmaninov.


I Young Europeans Tramway. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Performing four ballets by three young European choreographers, the Scottish Ballet present Z wei Gesange and Sun And Steel by Massimo Moricone. Pretty Ugly by Amanda Miller and a world premier of Aquarelle by Michel Rahn.


I Sweetie GFT. 6pm and 8.30pm. £2.90 (£1.9()/£1.30) Australian director Jane Campion‘s stylised vision of an ordinary family‘s extraordinary capacity for self-inflicted emotional wounds has divided both audiences and critics, but remains an auspiciously imaginite debut heralding the arrival of a major new talent.


I Open Circle Hillhead Library. 7pm. Free. Poetry readings from Alan Spence, Janet Paisley, Matt Ewart and


Alistair Paterson.


I Blues Revue Glasgow

; Arts Centre. Marilyn Middleton-Pollock and 5 Andy Thorburn present a

history of women singing

the Blues, with a selection 2 of classicsongs.

E IThe NumpfiFamily

Renfrew Ferry. 11.30pm. £5(£2.50).

Tongue-in-cheek country

and western band, whose


LP In the Family Way earnedthem some

deserved praise. I Black Umlolosl Glasgow Art Gallery & Museum.

7.30pm. Free. Although

Thomas Mapfumo and

The Bhundu Boys are the best known Zimbabwean musicians here, there is a

l l

rich vein of choral music in

that country, of which Black Umfolosi are among the finest.

I Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited Pavilion Theatre. 8pm. £6 (£4),£5 (£2.50). The Zimbabwean superstar was a leading figure in the struggle for independence and fell foul ofthe authorities for it. Since then his music has provided great inspiration for his countrymen, and this is indeed a strong note for the Frontline series of African concerts to end

, ISpamborsltee Arches Theatre. 10pm.£3.

Expect the unexpected from this unusual collective, who have inspired comments like ‘post Acid House‘ and 'a live theatrical experience‘.

I Moni King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. Doors Open 9pm. Support Band 10pm. £4. One ofthe most widely-tipped ofthe current crop of Glasgow bands. Country- influenced, with prominent honky tonk piano.


I Workshop Negative Arches Theatre. 7pm. £5 (£2.50). Black meets white in one of the most powerful plays to have come out of Zimbabwe in recent years. Performed by Amakhosi Theatre. (See Review).

I Phaedra Mitchell Theatre. 7pm. £5 (£2.50). The Actor‘s Touring Company perform a stripped down production

of the ancient myth in a version by Russian poet

passion and vengeful


I Vodlta and Daisies Old Athenaeum Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Annexe Theatre Company revives last year's success by Lara-Jane Bunting all about three girls coming ofage.

I Mother Courage Citizens‘ Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£1/free). Brecht‘s classic look at a single-minded individual battling her way through the Thirty Years War. Glenda Jackson stars in Philip Prowse‘s production. (See Review).

I The Oltslti Variations Tron Theatre. 10.30pm. £5 (£2.50), £4 (£2). Marcella Evaristi performs in her own off-beat monologue about separation.

I Jubilee King‘s Theatre. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). £7 (£3.50), £6 (£3), £5 (£2.50). The Royal National Theatre‘s contribution to Mayfest is a highly-rated production directed by Lindsey Anderson and written by David Storey. A haunting vision of the state ofa nation. (See Review).

I A Professional High/The Gangster and the Barmaid and Shimmer Third Eye Centre. 9.30pm. £5 (£2.50). A packed bill this evening kicking offwith two pieces by Nancy Reilly looking at literary alcoholics in history. The second half of the bill is by fellow American John O'Kcefe who enters a fantasy world of mysticism and escape.

I Paddy's Market Tron Theatre. 7.30pm. £6 (£3) Fixed seating; £5 (£2.50) Promenade. Tony Roper‘s first play since the

phenomenally popular The Steamt'e is a very funny look at one of Glasgow‘s threatened markets in Shipbank Lane. (See Review).

I Make Me a Statue Third Eye Centre. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Tribute to two of Europe‘s most celebrated sculptors. Camille Claudcl and Auguste Rodin, by Victoria Worsley. Absorbing use of dance, movement and music. (See Review).

I Only An Excuse? Clyde Theatre, Clydebank. 7.30pm. £6 (£3.50). Stage adaptation of the popular football radio parody show starring Tony Roper and Jonathan Watson. (See Review).



I The Funny Farm Moir Hall. 10pm. £5 (£2.50). See Fri 18.

I Norman Lovett and Jack Dee Moir Hall. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Fri 18. IAdapt or Die Renfrew Ferry. 8.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Fri 18.


I Gabrielli Consort Choir and Players City Hall. 7.30pm. £9 (£8). £8 (£5), £7 (£4), £3. Monteverdi‘s Vespers of 1610 performed by this top choral group which specialises in music ofthe 16th and 17th centuries.


I Young Europeans Tramway. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. £6 (£3). See Fri 18.


I Sweetie GET. 6pm and 8.30pm. £2.90

Folk song Georgian-style from The Journalists. But who's Marina Tsvetayeva. Illicit going to write the review? Renlrew Ferry, Sat 19-Mon 21 ,


(£1.90/£1.3()). See Fri 18. I Cinema in the Soviet Union GET. 10.30am and 2pm. £2.90 (£1 .90/£1 .30) Complementing Mayfest‘s theatre from Georgia, is this one-day event screeningthree important recent films from the region. One standard ticket gives entrance to Tenghiz Abuladze‘s groundbreaking satire on tyranny, Repentance, at 10.30am, and the afternoon double-bill of Eldar‘s Shengelaya's

bureaucratic comedy Blue

Mountains and the bizarre vision of daily routine that is Alexander Rekhviashvili‘s The Step.


I The Journalists Renfrew Ferry. 6pm. £5 (£2.50). No, not us, the soon-to-be-legendary Hacks won‘t be emerging into the glare ofpublicity for months yet. In the meantime, this group of singers (who are all professional journalists)

from Georgia in the USSR

will rivet audiences with a

repertoire of Georgian

folk songs of all kinds, from lullabies to round dance songs.

I The Liberties King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut. Doors open 9pm. Support Band

by Chrysalis Records, this Edinburgh-based, country-influenced band have completed their first album, ready for imminent release.

I Steve Martiand and Sarah Jane Morris Third Eye Centre. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Preview.

I Tracy Nelson Renfrew Ferry. 11.30pm.£5

O (£2.50). Acclaimed

American blues singer since the late 605 Fillmore days, Nelson is joinedon this British tour by the Jim Condie Band.

I Spamhorsltee Arches Theatre. 10pm. £3. See Fri 18.


I Phaedra Mitchell Theatre. 7pm. £5 (£2.50). See Fri 18.

I MotherCourage Citizens' Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£1/free). See Fri 18.

I The Lambs ol God ()ld AthenaeumTheatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Clyde Unity Theatre pays tribute to its spiritual mentor, Glasgow Unity

Theatre Company. in a

revival of Benedict Scott‘s tale of sexual repression in a 1930s‘ slum. See Feature.

l i i

' 10pm.£4.Recentlysigned '

I The Otislti Variations Tron Theatre. 10.30pm. £5 (£2.50), £4 (£2). See Fri 18

I Jubilee King‘s Theatre. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. £8 (£4), £7 (£3.50), £6 (£3). £5 (£2.50). See Fri 18.

I A Professional High/The

Gangster and the earmaid and ShimmerThird Eye Centre. 9.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Fri 18.

I Paddy's Mantel Tron Theatre. 7.30pm. £6 (£3) Fixed seating; £5 (£2.50) Promenade. See Fri 18. I Only An Excuse? Clyde Theatre, Clydebank. 7.30pm. £6 (£3.50). See Fri 18.



I Rory Bremner Renfrew Ferry. 8.30pm. £6 (£3). Natural successor to Mike Yarwood, Bremner is a versatile impressionist. but often suffers from weak material.

I Emo Philips King‘s Theatre. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). £6 (£3), £5 (£2.50). Excellent off-beat American comic with a surreal world view. Don‘t miss.


I Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra City Hall. 7.30pm. £10, £7.50.£5. £3. Promising to be one of Mayfest‘s musical highlights, this international orchestra comes with an all Russian

programme Glinka,

Prokofiev, Sveridov and Stravinsky‘s Rite of Spring. Mikhail Pletnev conducts and Vladmimir Ovchinikov, a favourite with Scottish audiences, is soloist in the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 1.


I Sweetie GF‘I‘. 6pm and 8.30pm.£2.9() (£1.9()/£l .30). See Fri 18.


I On Biology Third Eye Centre. 9.30pm. £2 (£1 ). The life cycle ofthe amoeba explained with more than a dash of humour by the Glasgow-based artist.


I Steve Martiand and Sarah Jane Morris Third Eye Centre. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Preview.

I Gil Scott-Heron Pavilion Theatre. 8pm. £6 (£4),£5

. (£2.50). One ofAmerica's

foremost political songwriters, although he

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