the French Court before Mozart made it acceptable viewing.

One For The Road Fri 16 Nov. 7.30pm. Willy Russell manages to inject much that is worthwhile into what is essentially a sitcom of a play. Frontline Theatre Company provides the fun.

I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Four bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre.

5511 or other Ticket Link box offices. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A, AA].

The King and I Until Sat 24 Nov. £4416. 7.30pm. Wed mat 2.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. Rogers and Hammerstein's 1951 classicis given a faithful production -— still using the original sets starring Susan Hampshire and Koshiro Matsumoto. The politics are a little dodgy. but there are sortie line set pieces and the songs are as good as ever.

I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street.

221 3198. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—8pm.

Bar. Cafe. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. (.‘andleriggs. 227 5511 Mon-Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Tue 13—8211 17 Nov. 7.30pm. Guys ‘n‘Gals Theatre Company in the tart-with-a-heart musical.

Gallas Tue 20—Sat 24 Nov. Forum Arts brings Texan soap opera to the Glasgow


I OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. Box Office open 10am—6pm and 8pm on performance days. [Access: limited].

The Late Developer Until Sat 10Nov. 7.30pm. Mon—Wed £3 (£2). Fri—Sat£5 (£2.50). A new Glasgow farce from Door In The Wall Theatre (‘ompany about a property development company with some unconventional ideas.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Box ()ffieeopen Tue—Sun noon-8.30pm. Bar (open noon—11pm Tue—Sat; 12.30-2.30pm and 6.30—11pm Sun; meals served). Cafe (open noon—11pm). [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. E.G. R. B. HelpzA. AA].

Bold Glrls Until Fri 9 Nov. 8pm. £4 (£2). See touring.

When We Are Married Wed 14—Sat 17 Nov. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). JB. Priestley's comedy of manners is presented by St John‘s Dramatic Club.

Kevin Kopstein Mon 19 Nov. 8pm. 1n the bar. See Cabaret.

I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 23590. [Access: 1’. L. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. 8. Help: A. AA].

Breath of Spring Until Sat 11) Nov. 7.30pm. Annual production by Kilmarnock Dramatic Club.

The Holy Terror Fri 16—Sat 17 Nov. 7.30pm. Laigh Kirk Dramatic Club in the James Scotland play.

Bold GIrls Thurs 22 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). See Touring.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA].

Robert Haipem Every Fri and Sat. 7.30pm. Also Sat midnight. £4/£5. See Cabaret.

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

The Seagull Until Fri 9 Nov. 7. 15pm. £2 (£1 and OAPs Free). Second Year DDA Students at the RSAMD perform Chekhov‘s classic play in the translation by Michael Frayn.

Ghetto Tue l3—Sat 17 Nov. 7.15pm. £3 (£1.50). Fri 16 performance features a sign language interpretation. The Scottish premiere ofJoshua Sobol‘s play about the underground theatre that flourished in Lithuania in 1942—3 despite Nazi oppression. The play celebrates the

courage. resilience and creativity ofthe human spirit and is presented as part of Glasgow‘s Festival ofJewish Culture. Uncle Vanya Tue 20—Fri 23 Nov. 7.15pm. £2 (£1/OA P‘s Free). Second Chekhov production in a month from Second Year DDA Students who tackle the great tragi-comic drama of social rleationships.

Drama Dance Showcase Tue 20—Fr123 Nov.

5 7pm. £1 (50p). Schools from around Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—8pm. 227

Strathclyde present highlights from their 1990 productions.

I ST MUHGO'S CLUB 998 Great Western Road (next to Homeopathic Hospital). Acting While Singing Wed 21 and Wed 28 Nov. 7—10pm. £4 (£8 non-members). James Ross has a particular interest in musical theatre and these two three-hour sessions aim to develop pe rformanee skills for opera and musicals. Details of thisand other Performance Exchange Classes on 2275557.

I THEATRE ROYAL l lope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. (7.30pm on perfcvgs.) Bar. Buffet. [Access: 1’. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R.B. Help: AA].

Show Boat Until Sat 17 Nov. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. Thurs mat 2pm. £6.50—£20. The RSC returns with the little seen 1927 Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein musical featuring ‘Old Man River‘ and ‘Make Believe‘. The show was ground-breaking in its time for giving major roles to black actors and for giving equal weight to song and story.

Birmingham Royal Ballet 19—24 Nov. See Dance and preview.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . Cafe open 1 lam—2.30pm Tue—Fri and during evening performances. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: AA].

Sarrasine Wed 21 Nov—Sat 1 Dec (not Sun or Mon). 7.30pm. Gloria returns to Scotland after its successful run at the Traverse in the Edinburgh Fringe. lt isa stylised. music theatre reworkingof Balzac’s tale about a eastrato aeunuch singer who delighted and shocked the opera houses of 19th century Europe. Neil Bartlett amd Nicolas Bloomfield have created this excellent and remarkable production which is being performed in a special site version at the Third Eye. Reading: Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall Fri9 Nov. 7.30pm. Free. Neil Bartlett reads from his first poetic. clear-sighted and erotic novel.

I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive. 423 9527. Tickets from Ticket Centre 041 227 5511. Illelp: L. WC. WS.(‘].

Saratina! The Music of Liberation Until Sun 11 Nov. 8pm. Sat mat 10 Nov. 2pm.£6—£9. Thirty singers and nine players come

9 together in this large-scale musical created ‘- in response to the South African regime.

Toe-tapping music with a serious

. anti-Apartheid message written and

directed by Mbongeni Ngema with additional material from Hugh Masekela. Should be a wild night out.

The Sweatlodge Wed 14—Sat 17 Nov. 8pm.

£6 (£3). Subtitled Who Says Tough Guys Don't Dance". this is Man Act‘slargest scale production to date. featuringtwenty Glaswegian men some of whom have no previous stage experience. Recommended. See feature.

From VAT To Peter Brook Wed 14 Nov. 7—10pm. £4 (£8 non-members). Arts administrator. Phyllis Steel. concentrates more on VAT than Peter Brook in this second of two workshops about setting up companies and balancing the books.

Details of this and other Performance

Exchange Classes on 227 5557.

Telling Tales Thurs 15 Nov. 2—5pm. £4 (£8 non-members). Freelance director Benjamin Twist (ex-Traverse. TAG and Merry Mac Fun Co). who has recently been working with Kerry Shale. leads the first of two workshops to explore theatrical story-telling techniques. Details of this and other Performance Exchange

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