DISABLED ACCESS KEY
Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parkingto 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.
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. 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. Candlcriggs 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 of St Mungo and The Grave Robbers.
Platform Until 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; [)olorosu by Peter Murray (author of The Boorhies). ("Mon Get ()ffby Doreen McArdle (both Saturday) and For His Name's Sake by Alan Hayton (Thursday to Saturday). Working Willi Words [Intil Sat 25 Aug. £1 (50p) per session. A series ofall-day workshops to run alongside the current selection of new plays by Annexe Theatre Company. The aim of the classes is to encourage people new to writing drama. Guest speakers include Robert Love. head of STV drama. writer Ann Marie di Mambro. director Andy Arnold and Paul Pender. BBC script editor. More details on 041 551 057(ior04l 445 2099.
Walking Shadow Tue 28 Aug—Sun 2 Sept. 8pm. Sun—Thurs £4 (£2). Fri & Sat £5 (£3). Fresh from a well-received run on the Edinburgh Fringe. Clyde Unity Theatre bring John Binnie‘s tribute to the old Glasgow Unity Theatre back home. Worth checking out.
I CUMBERNAULO THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Accessz PPA.ST. Facilities: WC. W5. G. B. Help: A. AA.] Videoscope Thurs 30 Aug—Sat 8 Sept. 7.45pm. Mon—Thurs £3 (£1 .50). Fri & Sat £4.50 (£2.25). The third new play ofthe
Long before the first Europeans arrived Down Under, Australian Aboriginals were performing theatre: stories, dances and music with a heritage of thousands of years. Yet such has been the suppression of their culture that only recently was a play premiered with an all-Aboriginal production for the first time ever. That play was Muniong and the Western Australian Theatre Company have brought it to the Third Eye Centre as part of the Aboriginal arts season.
The play deals with the death in police custody of a young black man, a comic figure who doesn't fit into his community, but writer/director Richard Whalley emphasises the personal rather than political implications of this: ‘lt's not about swinging a big stick, it’s about opening doors and looking at what’s happening. People are afraid to talk about deaths in custody in Australia because they think it’s some big political thing, but we're pulling away from that. It's about human nature, the person who dies is an unknown, an innocent victim, and after his death he gets made into a political figure. I’m saying this is one person with aunts and uncles and relatives who has died who shouldn‘t have, each case must be seen as an individual, not a statistic.’
The play was number one at the box office when first performed in Melbourne and will shortly be made into a film. Walley is confident
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Muniong will achieve the same success abroad. ‘It is written in such a way that it doesn't really relate just to Aboriginals in Australia, it could be anywhere in the world where a minority that is trying to preserve their culture - be it their religion, their language or their outlook on life—have a lot of problems, so it’s crossed a lot of barriers and people of other nationalities can relate to it, they don’t have to know anything about Aboriginals.’ (Andrea Baxter) Muniong, a dramatised reading, is at the Third Eye Centre Studio Theatre, Thurs 30 Aug, 7.30pm.
year for (‘umbernauld is the latest from Ann Marie di Mambro. Fun and gamesin a video rental shop. See Panel.
I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street.13ox ()ffice. 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 Rice and the lads from Abba. Pawns. politics and I Know Him So Well. See Review.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour DreamcoatTuc 28 Aug—Sat 1 Sept. 7.30pm. Also Tue—Fri Mats 2.30pm and Sat Mat 3pm. £3—£9. More Tim Rice. this time with Andrew Lloyd Webber and their religious musical spectacular that‘s been packing out London‘s West End for more than a decade.
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. lACCcss‘: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W8. G. R. 8. Help: A. AA.]
Les Liaisons Dangeureuses Untii Sat 22
Sept. 2.30pm (Weds and Sats); 7.30pm (Mons—Sats).£10.50—£14.50.Stand-by tickets £6 every night halfan 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 [ire-Revolutionary Paris in an otherwise uninspiring production.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley . 887 1010. Box ()l‘ficeopen Tue-Sun noon 8.30pm. Bar (open noon- llpm Tue —Sat; 12.302.30pm & 6.30—1 1pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (open noon—l 1pm). (Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W8. E. G. R. 8. Help: A. AA.]
Danton's Death Thurs 23—Fri 24 Aug. 8pm. £4 (£2). The ever-wonderful Communicado come direct from the [Edinburgh International Festival with its interpretation of Georg Buchner‘s drama ofthe French Revolution. Don't miss l1. See Touring.
I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock.0563 23590. [Accessz P. 1.. Facilities: W(‘. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA.]
Jim Bowen Sat 25 Aug. 7.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Variety show hosted by the presenter of Bullseye.
The Over Sixties Show Mon 27 Aug.
7.30pm. Free. Annual variety spectacular laid on for the older residentsof Kilmarnock and Loudoun District.
I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon— Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [Accessz ST. Facilities: WS, G. Help: AA.]
Robert llalpem Every Fri & Sat. 7.30pm. £4/£5. 25 Aug. midnight. See Cabaret.
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.]
Consuming Passions Thurs 30 Au g—Sat 1 Sept. 8pm. Fri & Sat Mats 1 .30pm. £4.50 (£3). Women 2000 present a political look at food and the food industry from Third World production to Western indulgence. A multi-media show starring Libby McArthur as part of the Glasgow Women‘s Festival.
Workshop Fri 31 Aug & Sat 1 Sept. 2.15pm. Free to ticket holders for Consuming Passions. A chance to explore some of the foody issue. raised in Women 2000‘s play.
I SCOTTISH MASK ANO 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 Actors’ Shelter Every Monday. 7.30pm. An informal meeting place and information exchange for actors based in Scotland.
I THIRO EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Cafe open 1 lam—2.30pm Tue—Fri and during evening performances. [Accessz PPA. L. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. R. B. Help: AA.]
Muniong Thurs 30 Aug. 7.30pm. £1. Western Australian Theatre Company join forces with some Scottish actors fora dramatised reading of the first ever all-Aboriginal play. It tackles racism in the outback. Sec Panel and Touring.
I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive, 423 9527. Tickets from Ticket Centre 04] 227 5511 [llclp: L. WC. WS.C].
Coriolanus Until 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 of Shakespeare‘s political tragedy to Glasgow. while Surrender Dorothy plays in Edinburgh.
I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon-8pm; Sun 12.30—1 1pm. Closed Mondays. (Access: R. ST. Facilities: WS. If. G, R. B. Ilelp: AA.]
Eugene Onegin Thurs 23 8: Sat 25 Aug 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See ('lassi: al Music Listings. Danton's Death Tue 28 Aug—Sun 2 sept. 7,30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Touring.
I Danton's Death Communicado sets off on a three-month tour after a successful run in the Edinburgh International Festival. Gerry Mulgrcw treats Georg Buchner's tale set in the French
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