“Moss Hart got it right when he said:

'There is no such thing as writing there is only re-writing' ’1

John Byrne author of ’The Slab Boys,’ ’Tutti Frutti and ’Your Cheatin’ Heart,’ and patron of ENTER.

BBC Scotland and The Traverse Theatre, the organisations at the forefront of playwriting in Scotland, are proud to announce the launch of a major new initiative a scheme created to offer

Scottish playwrights the opportunity to

develop their skills.

Further information from:

BBC/Traverse Apprenticeship Scheme

Traverse Theatre 112 West Bow Edinburgh EH1 2HH Tel: 031 226 2633




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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 first. 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 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. 11am. 2pm & 5pm. Included in exhibition admission price of £4 (£2.50). 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.

. s. 3S ,. Snapshots Fri 29 & Sat 30 Jun. 7.30pm. Tue—Thurs £4 (£2); Fri—Sat £5 (£3). Memories of a Scottish childhood blend with a more serious meditation on the nature of national identity in Clanjamfrie’s excellent devised performance piece. Recommended. Sec Touring.

The Factory 6le Tue 3—Fri 7 Jul. 7.30pm. Tue—Thurs £4(£2); Fri £5(£3). Strathclyde Theatre Group presents the first oftwo shows with Northern Irish connections. a story with contemporary resonances as women workers struggle to retain their jobs in a threatened workplace.

Lovers; Winners Tue 3—Sat 8 Jul. 10.15pm. Tue—Thurs £2.50(£l); Fri. Sat £3. Surely some sort of record as the second Brian Friel play in as many weeks is staged at the Arches. Strathclyde Theatre Group‘s second Northern Irish piece is a poetic story of lovc‘s naive beauty.

The Fall DI Kelvin Walker Wed 1 1—Sun 15 Jul. 7.30pm. Wed,Thurs. Sun £4(£2); Fri. Sat £5(£3). Alasdair Gray‘s classic stage-play-turned-television-play-turned- novel is revived in its original format for the first time in eighteen years by Actual Theatre Company. who are setting the play in its original 19605 period. The production coincides with publication of Gray‘s latest novel Something Leather.

I CIT IZEHS’ THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Accessz P. L. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G, R. Help: AA]

The Lambs of God Fri 29 and Sat 30Jun. 7.30pm. £5 (£1). OAPs and unemployed

Free. Clyde Unity Theatre‘s first professional production. See Touring. The Complete History of Hock'n'floll Tue 3 and Wed 4Jul. 2pm. Thurs 5. Fri 6and Mon9Jul. 2pm and 7.30pm. Sat 7.Tue lO—Sat 2l Jul (not Suns). 7.30pm. Wildcat Stage Productions‘ self-explanatory show is still blawin‘ strong. See Touring.

I CLYDE THEATRE Boquhanran Road. Clydebank. 951 1200. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-6pm. Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511 and allTicketlink outlets.

No Theatre until September.

I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3437/3438. [Accessz P. R. Facilities: WC. W8. E. G. R. 8. Help: A.AA].

No Theatre this issue.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 7327. Box Office Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am-3pm: 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Accessz PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W5. G. 8. Help: A.AA]. The Complete History oi Rock 'n' Roll Fri 29 and Sat 3()Jun. 7.45pm. £4 (£2). Sec Touring.

I EAST KILBRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive. 03552 48669.

No Theatre until September.

I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street.2214526.[Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA].

The Arts Centre is closed for major renovation.

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].

King's High Until Sat 7 Jul. 7.30pm. Sat Mats 3pm. £3.50 (£8). Third year running for the King’s summer variety package starring Rikki Fulton and Jack Milroy as Ft‘ancie and Josie. Also on the line-upare comic actor Walter Carr. singer Mari Gordon-Price and two international speciality acts. YerackshulGlesea cuhcha.

I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 2213198. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—8pm. Bar. Cafe. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Candieriggs. 227 5511

Mon—Sat 10.3(lam—630pm. [Accessz PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W5. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].

Les Liaisons Dangeureuses Tue l()Jui—Sat 22 Sept. 2.30pm (Weds and Sats) ; 7.30pm (Mons—Sats). The Royal Shakespeare Company‘s multiple award-winning production of Christopher Hampton‘s adaptation reaches Scotland at last. Sex. scandal and expensive underwear in pre-Rcvolutionary Paris. See preview.

I OLD ATHEHAEUM THEATRE 179 Buchanan Street. 332 5127. Box Office open lOam-opm and 8pm on performance days. [Aceess: limited].

Scottish Youth Theatre Summer Festival Mon 2 Jul—Sun 5 Aug. Nearly 120young people from all over Scotland will spend five weeks at SYT‘s home in the Old Athenaeum. learning all aspects oftheatre practice. The course culminates at the end ofJuly with performances ofA Midsummer Night's Dream and Edward Bond’s Human Cannon.


sortie List 29June— 12July 1990