Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pro-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 byvenue, running in alphabetical order. Touring shows are listed separately under the relevant heading. Prices in brackets are the concessionary price. Long running shows. unless specilied otherwise, do not run on Sundays. Consult Fringe and lntemational Festival programmes forfull details of Edinburgh theatre in August.


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 lam. 2pm & 5pm. Free with admission. One of the many attractions in Glasgow‘s Glasgow is a changing programme of performances by a special in-house company who bring the exhibition space alive with their short sketches on Glasgow life. Performances include the story ofSt Mungo and The Grave Robbers.

Rudolph Hess- Glasgow to Glasnost tIntil Sun 19 Aug. Sun—Thurs £4 (£2). Fri & Sat £5 (£3). Prolific resident playwright Andrew Dallmeyer has written this play specially for the Arches Theatre Company. An exploration of the mysteries surrounding the life and death ofllitler's right hand man. Recommended.

Diary of a Madman Until Sat 18 Aug.

10. 15pm. Thurs £2 (£1 ). Fri & Sat£3. Gogol‘s short story is adapted for the stage and performed by Robert Richmond under the auspices of Panache Theatre Company.

Platform Tue 21—Sun 26 Aug. 7.30pm. Sun—Thurs £4 (£2). Fri & Sat £5 (£3). Annexe Writer‘s Group has selected the best of recent submissions to present this triple bill of new plays; Dolorosa by Peter Murray (author of The Boothies). For His Name’s Sake by Alan Hayton and ("Man GetAffby Doreen McArdle. See Panel. 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].

Chess Until Sat 25 Aug. 7.30pm. £4—£14. Another blockbuster from down South turns up to lure the crowds indoors. Thisis the musical spectacular written by Tim


‘The company keeps going on sheer commitment, determination and dedication,’ says Doreen McArdle oi annexe Theatre Company and Writers’ Group. ‘It’s incredibly difficult because we have to light for every penny we get. I don’t think that the proiile oi the company reflects the level oi determination and the risks they take.’

McArdle is the company’s administrator and, illustrating the collective nature of Annexe, also the writer of ‘C’mon Get All’, one of the three plays which make up Annexe’s contribution to 1990.

Togetherwith ‘Dolorossa’ (by Doothles creator, Peter Murray) and ‘For His Namesake’ by Alan Hayton, ‘C’mon Get Aft’ will present the usual Annexe blend of earthy humour and poignancy. All three plays may be perlormed on a relative shoestring but Annexe will never resort to the age old excuse of ‘minlmalist sets.’

‘Annexe perform miracles with the funding that they get,’ says McArdle. “The writer always gets priority; we will cutback on other things but we will give the writer’s play the best production that we can possibly afford. We cut comers elsewhere.’

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A scene from Peter Murray’s popular Boothies. revived lastyear.

So, when Doreen’s next pay cheque comes through, she can at least content herself with the fact that she is suffering for her art. (Philip Parr) Platform: Three New Plays by The Annexe Theatre Company will be at The Arches Theatre, Glasgow from 21 st—26th August.

Rice and the lads from Abba. Pawns. politics and [Know Him 50 Well.

Being Alive Sun 19 Aug. 4pm. £4—£15. A charity gala concert with the combined forces of members of the cast of Chess and the Association of Artists Against AIDS and The performance is a celebration of the music of Stephen Sondheim and the aim is to raise funds for Edinburgh‘s Milestone House.

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. W8. G. R. 8. Help: A. AA].

Les Liaisons Dangeureuses Until Sat 22 Sept. 2.30pm (Weds and Sats);7.30pm (Mons—Sats). £10.50—£14.50. Stand-by tickets £6 every night half an hour before the performance. The Royal Shakespeare Company‘s multiple award-winning production of Christopher Hampton‘s adaptation turns up for 1990. Sex. scandal and expensive underwear in

pre-Revolutionary Paris in an otherwise uninspiring production.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Box Office open Tue—Sun noon—8.30pm. Bar (open noon—11pm Tue—Sat; l2.30—2.30pm & 6.30-1 1pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (open noon—11pm). [Accessz PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W8. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].

JllSI Beyond Fri 17 Aug. 8pm. £2 (£1 ). See Dance listings.

Danton's Death Thurs 23—Fri 24 Aug. 8pm. £4 (£2). The ever-wonderful Communicado comes direct from the Edinburgh International Festival with its interpretation of Georg Buchner‘s drama ofthe F “nch Revolution. Don't miss. .PD' NTHEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 18 ,0. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Accessz ST. Facilities: WS.G. Help: AA].

Robert Halpem Every Fri 8: Sat. 7.30pm. £4/£5. 18 Aug. midnight. See Cabaret.

I SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 3396185. 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 available by appointment (the centre‘s library contains over 800 titles).

I THE SHELTER 7 Renfrew Court. Renfrew Street. 332 6231.

The Comedy Shop See Cabaret.

The Actors Shelter Every Monday. 7.30pm. An informal meeting place and information exchange for actors based in Scotland.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall

Street. 332 7521 . Cafe open 1 1am-2.30pm Tue—Fri and during evening performances. [Accessz PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. 8. Help: AA].

Stories From The Beginning Fri 17 Aug. 7pm. Sat 18 Aug. 1 lam & 2.30pm. £1.50 (£1). Mainly for children. this performance should nonetheless provide insights for a broader audience as local performers join forces with Australian Aborigines for a story-telling session using dance. words and music.

I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive. 423 9527. Tickets from Ticket Centre 041 227 5511 [Help: L. WC. WS.C].

Coriolanus 21-25 Aug. 7.30pm. Thurs & Sat Mat 2pm. £6 (£2.50). The National Youth Theatre makes a two-pronged attack on Central Scotland. taking this production ofShakespeare‘s political tragedy to Glasgow. while Surrender Dorothy plays in Edinburgh. Sec Preview. I TRDN THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon—8pm; Sun 12.30—11pm. Closed Mondays. [Accessz R. ST. Facilities: WS. E. G. R. 8. Help: AA].

Eugene Onegin Thurs 23 & Sat 25 Aug. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Classical Music Listings.



I Robert ilalpem Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm. £4. Weekly helping of hypnotism.


I Joke Dox Bar Point. 42 Wellmeadow Street. Paisley. 041 889 5188. 8.30pm. Another helping of comedy and music Paisley style.

I Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. Glasgow. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Bar open 8.30pm-~midnight. Return ofGlasgow‘s prime spot for local comedy after a short summer break.

I Robert liaipern Pavilion Theatre. 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. 7.30pm & Midnight. £5. See Fri 17.


Glasgow's third annual festival of free street entertainment is the most ambitious and diverse yet. By the end of its 15day run there will have been a staggering 233 shows in shopping centres. shop-fronts and wastelands in and around the city More details on 041 204 4059.

I The Artangel Trust: Civic Monument 1990 George Square. 9—- 10pm. Spectacular costumes. movement and choreography come together in a living monument of lairground proportions.

I The Balalaika Music & Dance Ensemble ] George Square Buchanan Street 5

Noon- 2 m. Fifteen-strong Rtl\.\i.lll lolk P .

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