it As one of Glasgow 1990‘s 1 - two official publications, The Listoffers a comprehensive, up-to- date guide to what‘s on throughout the year. In this month‘s preview. we look ahead to events beginning on or before

1 Friday 30 November. ' Events which begin before Thursday 8 November are described in greater detail in the appropriate listings sections ofthis issue.


I Jane Shore The talents of King Henry

lV‘s mistress are examined under the

bright lights in this play charting her rise

and fall. written in 1714 by Nicholas

Rowe. Fri 2--Sat 17 Nov. Citizens'


I The Late Developer A Glasgwcgian farce by the new Door in the Wall'l‘heatrc company. concerning the attempted procuring of the City Chambers by a

dodgy property company intent upon the radical redevelopment of Glasgow. Pat Lally. look after your pants. Mon 5-Sat ll) Nov. ()ld Athenaeum Theatre.

I Torch Song Trilogy A funny and touching portrayal of New York gay love. rosy and seedy. in Strathclyde Theatre Group's interpretation of l larvey l-‘ierstein's brilliant play. Mon 5-Sat 1(1Nov.G1asgow Arts Centre.

I The King and I Sasan Hampshire and Koshiro Matsumoto 1X (son ofthe infamous Matsumoto \'111)star in

Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical

based on the novel Anna and the Kingof Siam. Tue b—Sat 24 Nov. King‘s'l'hcatre.

I Saratina! The Music of Liberation An exciting musical taking the energy ofa people under the clamp ofpersccution. .' and transcribing it into a powerful musical. featuring a company of-illyoung 1 black Sowetan musicians. singers and i actors. Tue b—Sun 11 Nov.'l‘iamway. I Show Boat An old fave from the Royal ! Shakespeare Company in conjunction i with ()pcra North. which rolls down the Mississippi River through more than 41) years of social. political and personal history. Tue (v-Sat 17 Nov. Theatre Royal. I The Witches of Pollok In to7o. Sir George Maxwell of Pollok was bewitched. And right before your very eyes. he shall be again. in this dark. satanic and true (gasp) story of Pollok panic. Tue 13 Nov—Sat 1 Dcc.TronTheatre.

I Cocteau Double Bill The Scottish premiere of two extraordinary plays of love and deception: ‘The Human \'oice' and "The Sound of Silence'. produced by New Stage Theatre. Be bemused. Tue 13—Sat 24 Nov. Glasgow Arts Centre.

I Tectonic Plates Like the earth's tectonic plates. which drift below its surface spanning its continents. this epic work professes to transcend national barriers in i an examination of conflict and harmony ; between nations and within the self. I Packaged in Montreal by Theatre Repere. l

Fri 23 Nov-Sat 1 l)ec.'l'ramway.


I Ran Terr Arraterr lixhibition coy cring

the history ofGlasgow Fair and popular . culture. 1 190-1991). L'ntil Sun 131an 1991. l People‘s Palace. . I Clean Water. Green Ladies. Cod Liver Oil. 5 . . A social history scrapbook. packed with goodies concerning the effects of l lealth Care on popular culture and behaviour. and based on the memories of those Glaswegians who survived. tintil Sun 311 Dec. Greater Glasgow Health Board lixhibition Centre.

I Saltoun Art Project A mind-expanding exhibition showing recent developments in the vistial arts. as represented by a range of Glasgow-based artists. L'ntil Mon 31 Dec.Sa1toun Art Project. ' I A Sense of Touch Designed with the visually impaired in mind. and packed

with sensation. this exhibition challenges 3 the traditional boundaries of art. lintil I Mon 31 Dec. Glasgow l'niversity— l llunterian Museum.

I Force 10— The Flag Project What‘s in a flag'.’ Three Glasgow artists examine the civic. nationalistic and symbolic implicationsofthe flag in contemporary society. l‘ntil Wed 19 Dec. Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. I Art Lover's House Preview Exhibition [)o l Gesso panels. Repousse panels. wall and I light fittings. and furniture drive you to l distraction? Hmm. thought so. Try a

preview tour of the Art Lover‘s l louse. followed by a cold shower. That should do the trick. Until Fri 3thov. Craigie Hall. I Glasgwegians Cranhill Arts Project‘s ‘Portrait of a Scottish City' is an ambitious survey of Glasgow life. through thousands of individual portraits of Glasgwcgiansat work. worship and play. A good dose of social realism with a dod of humour. Until Sat 17 Nov. Photoshop.

I Imogen Cunningham: The Eclectic Spirit Remembered for her ‘scandalous' nudes in landscapes and her sharp modernist pictures frotn the 211s and 311s. (.‘unningham. one of America‘s most challenging photographers. is shown for the first time in the CK. L'ntil Sun 2 Dec. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

I Whistler in Europe A cosmopolitan man. was Whistler. This exhibition focuseson his friendships with French artists and writers. and his travels in the Rhineland. \v’enice. Brittany. Amsterdam and lreland. Such is the American cultural desert. lintil Sun 27Jan 1991 . l lunterian Art Gallery.

I Glasgow Milestones Putting the ‘community' back into art. this seriesof sculptures devised by artists working with strategic local communities. aims to provide five lasting contributions to the year ofculture. in Drumchapcl. Partick. Dennistoun. Woodlands and Govan. L'ntil Mon 31 Dec. Various Venues.

I Marzaroli's Scotland - All the World'sa Village The revered photographer provides an insight into the life and character of Scotland andGlasgow. including films and photographs of the steamics. shipyards and public demos. lintil Stin Man 1991. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Mtiseum.

I Glasgwegians by GIasgwegians A self-examining expose of that rare breed. the Glasgwcgian. in a photographic extravaganza by the Cranhill ArtsCentre. Fri 2- Thurs 29 Nov. Springburn Museum. I The Body Show Thirty invited Glasgow artists depict the human form in portraiture or the nude study. Sat 3—Wed 28 Nov. 9(ls Gallery.

I LetterTo Van Gogh Amnesty International exhibits a selection ofoil paintings. drawings and writings by Saad. an Iraqi refugee living in Glasgow. Mon 5—Fri 30 Nov. Tron Theatre.

I The Age of Van Gogh Dutch Painting 1880-1895 The artistic development ofthe post-impressionist genius is set in the context ofcontemporary Dutch art. Sat 10 Nov-2 1’cb 1991.

I Scotland Creates: 5000 Years of Art and design Innovative exhibition bringing together many of the finest examples ofart and design ever produced in Scotland. Sat 17 Nov 7-1 Apr 1991 . Mclcllan Galleries.

I Govan Youth Music Workshop A seriesof workshops aimed at introducing over-sixteens to performance and recording skills. Mondays. l'ntil Mon 26 Nov. Govan [Inemploycd Workers' Centre.

I Tosca Anthony Besch's 'laseisti' production ofTosca. set in Mussolini's ltaly. conducted by Sir AlexanderGibson. L'ntil Thurs 30 Nov. Theatre Royal.

I Merchant's Music Series of lunchtime concerts. from Paganini to Mozart. L'ntil Thurs 27 Dec. Merchants' Hall.

I Glasgow Hammer Dulcimers Six Hammer Dulcimer players come out of the closet to promote a healthy interest in this most unusual. btit socially acceptable. old instrument. L'ntil Sat 15 Dec. Winter Gardens. People's Palace.

I Les Troyens (The Trojans) Complete with supertitles. Berlioz's epic opera is taken in hand by Welsh National Opera. in conjunction with ()pera North. l'ntil Wed 28 Nov . Theatre Royal.

I RSAMD International Celebrity Series 1990-91 Series ofconcerts with celebrated musicians. including Mozart's Fantasia and Sonata in C Minor. and Schumann's

Etudes Symphonies. Until Thurs 21 Mar 1991 .

I The Good Shepherd Chorus Autumn Season 1990 Three charity Mozart recitals by the Chorus. conducted by Robert Burns. Until Sun 16 Dec. Henry Wood Hall.

I Scottish National Orchestra Winter Season 1990-91 The first series ofthis annual event to be held in the new concert hall with international soloists and conductors. Until Sat 27 Apr 1991 . Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

I Cantilena A se rics of concerts conducted by Adrian Shepherd. with culinary accompaniment available from noon. Until Sun 3 March 1991. Henry Wood Hall.

I Pops at the Philharmonic 1990 Popular music from Broadway to the classics. performed by Glasgow‘s Philharmonic Orchestra. t'ntil Fri 28 Dec. Glasgow Royal Concert 1 lall.

I The Vanishing Bridegroom Judith Weir‘s challenging new opera. performed by Scottish ()pera. about the unwilling victims of an arranged marriage who are separated and reunited by the Devil. Until Thurs 29 Nov. Theatre Royal.

I Etain World premiere of this opera by Iidward McGuire and Marianne Carey. performed by Paragon ()pera Project. Fri 9 and Sat ll) Nov. RSAMD New Athenaeum Theatre.

I Red Army Ensemble Over 1 10 ofthc linsemble's most exciting dancers. singers and musicians. with guests from the Bolshoi Opera. Sun 1 1—Thurs 13 Nov. Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

I A Live Celebration It‘s Benny Green Anecdotes from that cheeky Cockney. Benny Green. with Sharon Eickman and the Don lnnesTrio. Tue 27 Nov. Renfrew Perry.

I Sing With the Scottish Chamber Orchestra Your chance to singalonga George Gershwin. with hits from his musical Porgy and Bess. Thurs 29 Nov. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.


I Young Japenese Cinema From Nagasali'S The [inclranrniem to Sono's Bicycle Sig/ts. the energy ofcontemporary Japanese cinema is discovered. Until 15 Nov. Gl’l‘.

I British Horse and Rider Show Get on your horse and drink your fill ofdemonstration displays. seminars and trade stands. in this popular fusion of education and entertainment. From saddlery to horse health care. everything you need to be a lover of horses. Fri 9 Nov—Sun 2 Dec. Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre.

I Jewish Film Festival A selection of films and special events which consider the relationship betw een Jewish humour and popular cinema. including the work of Woody Allen and Daddy Kravitz. Thurs 22—Wed 28 Nov. (ii-'1‘.

I Bars. Makers and Bards The last ofsix culture-packed evenings oforiginal stories. poems. music and song from established and aspiring writers and musicians. in conjunction with West Coast .iluguzim'. Tue 21) Nov. Glasgow Arts Centre.

I Yiddish Day Yiddish music. theatre. literature and art are celebrated including a performance by clarinettist Giora Feidman. a one-woman show by the first and only remaining lady of Yiddish Theatre. and a discussion of Yiddish folk music. Sun 25 Nov. RSAMD.

I TV Drama in the 90s A 'I‘Vclitc. including Robert Love. ('ontrollcr0f Drama at Scottish Television. will discuss working in television drama in the 905. whilst simultaneously holding onto their jobs. Thurs 29 Nov. 'l‘ramway.

I Miriam Stoppard Lunchtime TalltThc all-round talented person allows usto enter her mental domain. in a talk about her medical. journalistic and TV work. Fri 30 Nov. Mcrchants‘ Hall.

16 The list 3n ( )ctober H November 1990