Edinburgh's largest theatre show in 1990 commemorates the amalgamation of Leith and Edinburgh




(or An Arranged Marriage)

Theatre Workshop performance project

LEITH THEATRE FERRY ROAD EDINBURGH, E116 Wed 23rd - Sat 26th May at 8pm & 2pm Sat £3.50 (£2.50)

1m amt-c .- 031 220 5425

02 The List 18-31 May 1990



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 = AdjacentSeats.

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.


See listings at front of magazines iorlull details, features and previews at events in Mayfest which continue until 26 May.


I THE ARCHES THEATRE Glasgow‘s Glasgow, Midland Street. Tickets from Ticket Centre, Candleriggs 227 5511. [Access: L, R, WC, G, C]. Daytime prices (9.30am-8pm) include entrance to whole exhibition, while evening prices (after 8pm) give access to the bar, restaurant and free entertainment.

Promenade Performances Daily. 1 1am, 2pm & 5pm. Free with admission to The Arches. One of the many attractions in Glasgow‘s Glasgow is a changing programme of performances by a special in-house company. Scripts are by Andy Arnold and music has been written by Vivian Stanshall of the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band.

Threetwoone Tue 29LSat 2 J unc. 7.30pm. Sun—Thurs £4 (£2). Fri—Sat £5 (£3). Highly-rated Polish experimental theatre company in a show about the loneliness of the human condition. See Preview. Whose Idea Was it Anyway? Thurs 31 May. 10pm. £2. See Cabaret.

I BLACKFRIARS 45 Albion Street, Merchant City, 552 5924.

The Playwright and the Actor Wed 23 & ch 30May. 7.30—10pm. £4 (£3). Robert Paterson discusses how actors. directors and writers fit into the production process in these Performance Exchange classes for professional performers. Details and booking on 041 227 5557. See Tramway below.

Comic Club Every Saturday and every other Sunday. See Cabaret.

I BUCHANAN BUS STATION Killermont Street. Tickets from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs, 227 5511.

City Thurs 31 May—Sat 2June. 6.45pm (for 7pm). £5 (£3.50). This year Glasgow‘s biggest community project mutates into a performance involving three locations between which the audience is shipped on Scottish Citylink Coaches. The show finishes back at the bus station. See Preview.

I CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 ()022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: P, L. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G, R. Help: AA]

Mother Courage Until Sat 2 June. 7 .30pm. £5 (£1/free). See Mayfest listings and review.

I CLYDE THEATRE Boquhanran Road. Clydebank, 951 1200. Box Office Mon-Sat lOam—6pm. Tickets also available from Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 227 5511 and ailTicketlink outlets.

DnIyAn Excuse? Until Sat 26 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£3.50). Football send-up starring Tony Roper and Jonathan Watson, looking ahead to the forthcoming World Cup. See Review.

The Guld Sisters Tue 29—Sat 9 May. 7.30pm. Sat Mats 2.30pm. £5.50 (£3). The Tron Theatre heads out to Clydebank reviving last year's celebrated Scots production of Michel Tremblay‘s trading

stamp comedy. See it now before it heads

offto Toronto.

I CLYDEBANK TOWN HALL Clydebank. Death is Delicious When You're Dreaming and Laugh Damn You Mon 28 May. 7.30pm. 50p (25p). A double-bill by Riot Act which has slotth in a couple ofdates after its Mayfest run. The first piece isa tragi-comedy by Frank McNulty that dares to go deeper than your average tabloid headline into the mind ofa multi-murderer. it is supported by edited highlights of Riot Act's career in the form ofa song and sketch revue.


0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri lOam—6pm; Sat lOam—3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Access: PPA, ST. Facilities: WC, WS, G, 8. Help: A, AA]. Bargains Thurs l7—Sat 19 May. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1 .25). A new play specially written for No Mean Company by Brian John Miller and set over three nights in a New Year Sale queue outside Harrods. Ii Elvis Lived In Meiltle Eamoclt Tue 22—Sat 26 May. 7.45pm. Tue—Thurs £2.50 (£1.25). Fri & Sat £4 (£2). Back tobase after a long tour of Peter Nardini‘s rock ‘n‘ roll drama. See Touring.

Writers Workshop Mon 28 May. 7.30pm. Classes continue every other Monday.

I EAST KILBRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive, 03552 48669.

Festival of One Act Plays Until Sat 19 May. 7.30pm. £2 (£1.50). Sat £3. EK Rep's festival is one of the most successful ofits kind and promises to be a varied week of amateur drama. East Kilhride Festival Fri 25 May—Sun 3 June. Contact theatre for details.

I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Renfrew Street. 332 9797. Tickets on door or from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 227 551 1. Vlad Dracula the Impaler Tue 22—Thurs 24 May. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). BigTime Theatre is a new company set up to extend the range of work performed in Glasgow while remaining as accessible and popular as the city's established community theatres. Despite being one ofRomania‘s most popular plays. Vlad Dracula the Impaler by Marin Sorescu has only once been performed in Britain and this is its Scottish premiere. It's a bright and breezy black comedy set in the 15th century, but with a sharp contemporary comment on the excesses of the Ceausescu regime. Owen Thomas directs.

Death is Delicious When You're Dreaming and Laugh Damn You Mon 28 May. 7.30pm. 50p (25p). See Clydebank Town Hall above.

I MOTHERWELL CIVIC THEATRE Civic Centre. Motherwell. 0698 67515.

The Beautiful Gemme Fri 18 May. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3). See Touring.

I OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE 179 Buchanan Street. 332 5127. Box Office open 10am—6pm and 8pm on performance days. [Access: limited].

Elizabeth Gordon Oulnn Mon 28—Thurs 31 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Touring. See also Mayfest Listings.

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). [Access: PPA.ST. Facilities: WC, W3. E, G, R, B. Help: A. AA].

An Evening of Entertainment Until Sat 19 May. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). StJohn‘s Dramatic Club give a taster of the three plays they are soon to perform.

Water 01 Life Sun 20 May. 8pm. £4 (£2). Theatremachine on a Scottish tour ofits Fringe First winning play based on the lives ofBurke and Hare.

Moonchild Mon 21 May. 7pm. £2 (£1 ). Children’s theatre from the Edinburgh-based Hullabaloo company. Atlanta’s Rece Wed 23 May. 8pm. £2 (£1). Blackswan explores the issue of women and sport. The company also runs a free workshop at 11.30am.

The Lewis London Ballet Company Thurs 24 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Dance.

The Beautiful Gemme Sat 26-Sun 27 May.

8pm. £4 (£2). See Touring.

I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 23590. [Access: P, L. Facilities: WC. W8, E. G, R. B. Help: A, AA].

Desire Under The Elms Fri 25 May. 7.30pm.

£3.50 (£2.50). See Touring.

Scottish Ballet Wed 30 May. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). See Dance.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat lOam—8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS, G. Help: AA].

George's Marvellous Medicine Mon 21—Sat 26 May. 7pm. Wed 23 & Sat 26 Matsat 2.30pm. Borderline Theatre presents Stuart Paterson‘s adaptation of the Roald Dahl tale about George and his bad-tempered granny.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. [Access: PPA, L. Facilities: WC. W8, AS, R, B,T, G. Help: A, AA].

Sisteriy Feelings Fri 25 May—Sat 21 une. 7.15pm. One play £2 (£1 ) or two plays £3.50 (£1 .50). Potentially a different play every night, as the outcome ofAlan Ayckbourn's comedy depends on the flip of a coin at various points throughout the performance. It is the story oftwosisters, but the emphasis of the drama can go either way. Second year DDA students gamble their way through the play.

I RUCHAZIE COMMUNITY CENTRE Blacomie Street, Ruchazie. 041 774 4097, nuchazlel Ruchaziel Wed 23—Sat 26 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Fablevision has moved into Ruchazie, the housing estate in Greater Easterhouse, to creat a massive Hollywood musical set in which a cast of 400 local people perform amidst spectacular visual effects. gigantic puppets, parades, dancing and music. The show tells the tale ofthe people of Ruchazie, from Glasgow slum to modern housing estate.

I SECC Finnieston Quay.

Dancer Wed 30 May, 11.15am. Thurs3l May. 10.30am. Hall l.TAG kicks offthe appallingly-named Arts is Magic festival with John Harvey‘s play about a Cambodian girl who wants to be a dancer. The play makes much use of South East Asian dance and is suitable for anyone over the age ofnine.

TAG Drama Workshop Wed 30 May. 12.10pm. Thurs3l May, 11.30am. Hall 1. Explore some of the ideas inspired by Dancer with TAG.

Steps Out Wed 30 May, 1.10pm. Thurs 31 May 12.30pm. Hall 1. Scottish Ballet in a class for all ages.

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Wed 30 May. 1.50pm. Hall 1. Washington Very Special Arts presents a musical and visual experience for Arts is Magic.

Fahlevision Wed 30—Thurs 31 May. 3pm. Hall 1. Established mixed-ability theatre company in a play about disability aimed at teenagers and upwards for Arts is Magic.

The Hamiltones Thurs 31 May. 1 . 10pm. Hall 1. Song, dance and a musical play aimed at all ages by Washington Very Special Arts.

Jigsaw Dance Company Thurs 31 May. 2pm. Hall 1. Half hour dance performance by Jigsaw.

Hell 2 Events Wed 30—Thurs 31 May. ll.15am—3.30pm. A continuous programme of dance. music and theatre forArts is Magic featuring a whole range of schools, colleges and adult training centre.

Hell 3 Events Wed 30—Thurs 31 May. 10am—3.30pm. Mixed programme of of theatre, music, dance and comedy forArts is Magic.

I ST STEPHEN'S CHURCH CENTRE 260 Bath Street. Tickets available from Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, 227 5511 lmmor(t)ality Wed 23—Fri 25 May. 8pm. £2. Immorality or immortality is the choice