soap opera to the Glasgow stage.

Rock Nativity Tue 27 Nov—Sat 1 Dec. 7.311pm. Sat Mat 2.30pm. £4 (£2511). The Mitchell Theatre For Youth roundsoffa busy year with an updated version ofan old tale.

Annie Mon 3—Sat 8 Dec. 2.311pm. £5. Popular orphanage musical performed by the Pantheon Cltib.

I MOTHERWELL CIVIC THEATRE Civic Centre. Mothcrwell. 11698 67515.

Dick Whittington Mon 3 Dec- Sat 5 Jan. livery day (not Suns. 25 Decor 1 Jan ). 1.311pm and 7.311pm. £3.85. Jimmy Logan writes. directs and stars in the popular Motherwell panto and he's joined by singer Phil Clarke Jnr and Wildcat favourite Terrv Neason.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 111111. Box()lficeopen

Tue Sun noon 8.311pm Bar (open

noon ~11pm’1‘ue-Sat; 12.31) 2.311pm and 6.31L 1 1pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (open noon- 1 1pm). [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. 1‘). (i. R. B. Help: A. AA].

Witchcraze Fri 23- Sat 24 Nov. 8pm. £4 (£2). Another long and extensive tour brings Cumbria‘s Pocket Theatre Company to Paisley with a play by Bryony Lavery looking at the history ofwitchcraft and intolerance in Britain. Masksand music bring this witty play to life.

One For The Road Sat 1 Dec. 8pm. £4(£2). Willy Russell manages to inject much that is worthwhile into what is essentially a sitcom of a play. Frontline Theatre Company provides the fun.

Wax Fruit Mon 3 ~Tuc 4 Dec. 8pm. £2(£1 ). Hamish (ilen directs RSAMD students in an adaptation of ( iuy McCrone‘s novel of middle-class (ilasgow life.


Tressell Sat 24 Nov. 8pm. £4.51)(£3). Promoted by the Labour Party and sponsored by NAL(i(). Popular Productions‘ 'I‘ressell by Frances McNeil is about the life and times of Robert 'l‘ressell. author of The Ragged 'I‘mus'ered I’ltt/rtrtt/trapists.

I PALACE THEATRE 9 (irecn Street.

Kilmarnock.1)563 235911. [Access: P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. F.. Cr. R. B. Help: A. AA].

Aladdin Sat l—Mon 24 Dec. £2—-£3.51). 10am on Wed 5. Thurs 6. Mon l1).'1'ue11. Thurs 13. Mon 17. Tue 18. Wed 19Dec. 1.30pm. Tue 4 Fri 7. Mon 11k Fri 14. Mon l7»-Wed 19 Dec. 2pm on Sat 8. Sat 15and Sat 22 Dec. 7.30pm. Sat l—Tue 4. Fri 7.Sat 8. Wed 12. Fri 14. Sat l5.'l‘hurs21)--Mon 24 Dec. Last year’s Palace show was entertaining with many good songs and mttch plausible acting. although there were some technical problems with the sound. This year the theatre takeson Aladdin.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat

111am --8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. (9. Help: AA].

The Ken Dodd Laughter Show Fri 23 Nov. 7.311pm. £7.51) and £6.51). Don‘t missthe man many reckon to be the best live stand-up comedian in the business. Apparently his new set has a liberal smattering of tax evasion jokes.

Cinderella Fri 31) Nov —Sat 9 Feb. £2.75--£6. 10.30am on Fri 14 Dec. 2pm on Sat 1.Wed 5. Sat 8—Thttrs 13. Sat 15 Thurs 211. Sat22. Mon 24. Wed 26- Mon 31 Dec. Wed 2—Sat 5. Sat 12. Sat 19. Sat 26 Jan. Sat 2 and Sat9 Feb. 7.30pm every day except Suns. 25 Decand lJan.

Last year‘s Pavilion panto tended to cater for adults more than children. but the

this year should get the balance right. As well as Jack Milroy and Mary Lee. Funny Farm members Stu Who. Kate Donnelly and Claire llemphill get the chance totry out a bigger stage than they're used to.


Arnold Weslter Reads Wesker's Women Sat 25 Nov. 2.311—6pm. £5 (£3). Prolific

influence of Borderline Theatre Company


playwright Arnold Wesker enjoysa marathon play-reading session as part of the Festival ofJewish Culture. Two ofthe plays. Yardsale and Whatever Happened to Betty Lemon were recently produced by (ilasgow‘s Pen Name Theatre Company. He reads Yards'ale at 2.311pm. Whatever Happened to Betty Lemon at 3 . 211pm . Annie Wobbler l at 4. 15pm and/1 nnie Wobbler/lat 5.15pm. Recommended. See preview.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 1111) Renfrew Street. 332 51157. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. R. BIT. (i. Help: A. AA].

Uncle Vanya Until Fri 23 Nov. 7.15pm. £2 (£1 ()AP's Free). Second Chekhov production in a month from second year DDA Students who tackle the great tragi-comic drama of social relationships. Drama Dance Showcase L'ntil Fri 23 Nov. 7pm. £1 (511p). Schools from around Strathclyde present highlights from their 1991) productions.

Wax Fruit Tue 27~Fri 31) Nov. 8pm. £2 (£1 ). Seats available for sign language interpreted performance on Fri 31) Nov. Hamish Glen directs RSAMD studentsin an adaptation of (iuy McCrone‘s novel of middle-class ( ilasgow life.

Japanese Week Show Wed 28 Nov. 7.311pm. £3 (£2). A display ofNoh Theatre. Kimonos and traditional music and dance frotn Japan.

Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company Sat 1 Dec. 8.311pm. £5 (£3). See Dance listings. I ST MUNGO'S CLUB 998 (ireat Western Road (next to l lorneopathic Hospital). Acting While Singing Wed 28 Nov. 7-—1()pm. £4 (£8 non-members). James Ross has a particular interest in musical theatre and this second of two three-hour sessions aims to develop performance skills for opera and musicals. Details of this and other Performance Exchange Classeson 227 5557.

I SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE8 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. The centre is open Tue-Sat 111am—5pm and Sun 2—-5pm. A 31)-minute talk and tour round the centre costs £1 (75p). Workshops and information are available by appointment (the centre‘s library containsover 8111) titles).

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. (7.311pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 12.0. R.B. Help: AA].

Birmingham Royal Ballet Until 24 Nov. See Dance anti review.

Stuttgart Ballet Tue 4—Sat 8 Dec. 7.311pm. £3.511—£27.51). See Dance and preview.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 351) Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . Cafe open 1 1am--2.31)pm Tue—Fri and during evening performances. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. E. Cr. R. B. Help: AA].

Sarrasine Until Sat 1 Dec (not Sun or Mon). 7.311pm. Gloria returns to Scotland after its successful run at the Traverse in the Edinburgh Fringe. It is astylised. music theatre reworking of Balzac‘s tale about a castrato- a eunuch singer who delighted and shocked the opera houses of 19th century Europe. Neil Bartlett and Nicolas Bloomfield have created this excellent and remarkable production which is being performed in a specialsite version at the Third Eye. See preview.

I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive. 423 9527. Tickets from Ticket Centre (141 227 5511 Illelp: L. WC. WS.C].

Tectonic Plates Fri 23. Sat 24. Mon 26 Nov-Sat 1 Dec. 8pm. Sat 1 Mat2pm. £7.51)(£4.51)). French-Canadian director Robert Lepage mounts a new version of his celebrated devised work. this time

coincidences. clashes and connections. the central image being the geological phenomenon that gives rise to continental drift. Don‘t miss. See preview.

TV Drama in the 908 Thurs 29 Nov. 2—5pm. Tickets in advance from Performance

Exchange on 227 5557. A panel ofexperts led by Robert Love. Controller of Drama at Scottish Television. discusses working in television drama in the 19911s.

The Repere Cycles Fri 31) Nov. 11am—2pm. £5 (£9 non-members). The French-Canadian director of Tectonic Plates. Robert Lepage. leads a workshop about devising work for the theatre. Details of this and other Performance Exchange Classes on 227 5557.

Telling Tales Wed 5 Dec. 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 second of two workshops to explore theatrical storytelling techniques. Suitable both for those who attended the first workshop and for newcomers. Detailsof this and other Performance Exchange Classes on 227 5557.

Directors Workshop Thurs 6 Dec. 2—5pm. £4 (£8 non-members). Gilesllavergal pops round to Tramway from the Citizens' to lead a workshop for directors with some previous experience. Details ot'thisand other Performance Exchange Classeson 227 5557.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon—8pm: Sun 1230—] 1pm. Closed Mondays. [Access: R. ST. Facilities: WS. ii. (i. R. B. Help: AA].

The Witches ot Pollok Until Sat 1 Dec. 7.31)pm. £5 (£2.50). Anne Downie looks back at a 17th century witch trial and suggests that there might have been something in it. The third of theTron's autumn series of new plays. See review.

I WOMEN IN PROFILE STUDIO 5 Dalhousie Lane. (iarnethill. 332 7377.

Improvisation Workshops For Women livery Tuesday. 730- 9.311pm. 511p. Women of any age or experience are welcome to try their hand at movement. drama and improvisation in this series often autumn classes. The aim is to develop the ability to improvise in public. Also based at the same address is the Women's'l’heatre Network which is establishing an archive of Scottish plays by women while providing support and information for new projects.


I DEDLAM THEATRE Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: St. Facilities: WS. (5. B. Help: AA]

The Conquest ot the South Pole Until Sat 24 Nov. 7.311pm. £3.51) (£3'£2.51)). Manfred Karge‘s punchy unemployment drama which was first performed in Britain in an excellent Traverse production a couple of years ago. is revived by Edinburgh University Theatre Company. Four young men escape the tedium oftheir lives by means ofan elaborate and obsessive re-enactment of Amundsen‘s expedition to the Antarctic.

I DROUGHTON HIGH SCHOOLTHEATRE Carrington Road (opposite Fettes College). Advance tickets available on 115111 311426 (after6pm).

Frankenstein Mon 26 Nov- Sat 1 Dec. 7.311pm. £3.51) (£2511). Showcase isa company made tip of actors from various amateur dramatics clubs around Edinburgh who have come together to perform this ghoulish pantomime in aid of the Cancer Relief MacMillan Fund. The production caused a stir when the set came up from Yorkshire creating a trail of respectful traffic because of the coffin strapped to the roof.

I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665

f 2241). [Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC. using Celtic actors. It's all about collisions.

WS. E. (i. B. Help: AA]

Stags and Hens L'ntil Sat 24 Nov. 7.311pm. Sat 24 mat 2.311pm. £4.51)(£3.51)). A particularly successful season at the Brunton continues with Willy Russell's nightclub comedy which was reinterpreted for film as Dancing 'I‘liru' The Dark. Set in

the Ladies and (ients loos. it takesa hilarious look at the respective pre-wedding celebrations of a working class bride and groom to be. See review. Pinocchio Tue 4 Dec—Sat 5 Jan. £3.25—£4.51). 2.30pm on Tue 4—~Sat 8. Mon 11). Wed 12. Sat 15. Mon 17. Wed 19.Sat 22. Mon 24. Wed 26. Sat 29 Dec. Wed 2 and Sat 5 Jan. 7.30pm on Mon 111Dec—Sat 5Jan (not Suns. 25. 31 Decor 1 Jan).The Brunton pantomime puts the emphasis on entertainment. but also includes a cautionary message for children to say no to strangers. as it retells the story of (iepetto‘s puppet. Hopefully it‘ll beless tragic than Balsa Boy in 1’12.

I CALTON CENTRE 121 Montgomery Street. Advance Ticketson 5541236. Tressell Sat 24 Nov. 8pm. £4.51)(£3). Promoted by the Labour Party and sponsored by NAL(i(). Popular Productions' ‘l'ressel/ by Frances McNeil is about the life and times of Robert

Tressell by Popular Productions.

Tressell. author of The Ragged 'l'rothered l’hilanthmpists. Looking at Tressell‘s own direct experience ofcapitalist exploitation. it traces the forces which led him to write a classic novel.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1 155. Tickets available from Queen's 1 {all and L'sher l lall Box Offices. The Lights Are Warm And Coloured Until Sat

63 Trongate Glasgow

Gt 5H8 Box Office :

041 552 4267

Tron Theatre Company THE WITCHES OF POLLDK by Anne Downie

Music by Craig Armstrong Directed by Michael Boyd Until Sat 1 Dec

at 7.30pm

Tickets: £5/£2.50 concs

Dorothy Paul 8. Phil McCall in


A Pantomime by

Bruce Morton

With Ashley Jensen, Bruce Morton & Robert Paterson

Sat 8 Dec - Sun 27 Jan 1991 at 7.30pm; Mats. 2.30pm Hall Price Previews I l 9 Dec Tickets: SIS/£4.50 cones DARK NIGHTS AT

THE TRON Victorian Bar at 8.30pm - FREE

Wed 5 Dec: lain


MacDonald - Folk Music Thur 6 Dec: Chick Lyall &

George Lyle - Jazz

Fri 7 Dec:


Jazz Piano

Thurs. Fns. Sats at 9 309m Chisholm St. Bar

Tron Cate/Bars open 7 days a week

:— ca .9 E do u a.» g D r. :2 75 '3’ 3 Z

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