Theatre is listed by city lirst. 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 specitied otherwise. do not run on Sundays.


Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre-Arranged. 1. :-: Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate.

Facilities: WC '— Adapted Toilet(s). WS 2 Wheelchair Spaces. AS 2 Adjacent Seats. F. == Induction Loop System. G 2 Guide Dogs Allowed. R 2 Restaurant Accessible. B = Bar Accessible. T = Adapted Telephone.

Help: A 2 Assistance Available. AA =- Advise Venue in Advance.


I BLACKFRIARS 45 Albion Street. Merchant City . 552 592-1. The Comic Club See Cabaret. I CITIZENS' THEATRE (iorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [Access: P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. E. (i. R. Help: AA] Mother Goose L'ntii Sat 1‘)Jan. £4 (£2.50)—£6.50(£4). 10am on Tue 15Jan. 2pm every day (not Suns). 7pm on Fri 1 1. Mon 14. Wed 16- Fri 18. 5pm and 8pmon Sat 12and Sal 1‘).lan. Big. simple and colourful sets enhance the child-appeal of Myles Rudgc's traditional panto directed by (iilcs Havergal. The jokes are a bit thin on the ground andit could be more clearly plotted. but it looks good. I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am 3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar Cafe. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. (i. B. Help: A. AA]. Writers' Workshop Mon 14 .lan. Aimedat people interested in the various forms of creative writing. this season's programme also includes a session on scriptwriting. More details available from the theatre. No Mean Company Wed 16 Jan and every Wed. 7.30pm. Weekly meeting for Curnbernauld Theatre's over lb’s amateur drama group. Decadence Fri ill—Sat 1‘Uan. 8pm. £2.50 (£1.25). An exciting choice for Cumbernauld's amateur Flipside Theatre Company. Steven Berkoff's play isa poetic. polemical and powerfttl attack on the English ruling classes. Three One-Act Plays Thurs 24—Sat Zn] an. 7.45pm. £3(£1.50). Anotherinteresting amateur choice. this time from Cumbernauld‘s No Mean Cotnpany. ()n the bill are lalking of .ilichaelangelo by Jan Quackenbush. The Old li'ives' 'I‘aleby Michelene Wandor and When The Bough Breaks by Gwyn Clark. I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon- Sat noon -6ptn. 4 bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candlcriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—8pm. 227 5511 orotherTicket Link boxoffices. [.Access: P. 1.. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA]. Babes In The Wood Lintil Sat 23 Feb. £3.50 (£3)—£8.50(£4.50). 2.15pm until Sat 12. Wed 16. Sat 19. Wed 23. Sat 26. Wed 31) .Ian. Sat 2. Wedfi. Sat 9. Wed 13. Sat 16. Wed 20 and Sat 23 Feb. 7pm everyday except Sttns. Traditional panto fun starring Gerard Kelly. lain McColl and Una McLean. The Acromaniacs are on hand to give adisplay of wild acrobatics and the whole caboodle is w ritten and directed by Rikki Fulton. Kelly is in his element. but much ofthe panto seems to neglect the kids.

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. ]Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. R. 8. Help: A. AA].

Peter Pan Lintil Sat l‘Uan. Mon i-Uan—Sat l9Jan at 7.30pm. 2.30pm on Fri ll.Sat12. Wed 16 and Sat 1‘)Jan. £6.50(£-I). Walter Carr stars as Captain Hook in the popular Christmas show.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renlield Street. 332 1846. Box ()flice Mon-‘Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access; ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA].

Cinderella Until Sat 9 Feb. £2.75--£n. 2pm on Sat 12. Sat 1‘). Sat 26Jan. Sat 2 and Sat 9 Feb. 7.30pm every day except Suns.

As well as Jack Milroy and Mary Lee. Funny Farm rnetnbe rs Stu Who. Kate Donnelly and Claire Hemphill get the chance to try out a bigger stage than they‘re used to. It’s a lively and very funny traditional pantomime that successfully draws on both young and established performers.

I SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindalc. 33‘) 6185. The centre is open Tue-Sat 10am—5pm and Sttn 2-—5pm. A 30-minute talk and tour round the centre costs £1 (75p). Workshops and information are available by appointment (the centre's library containsover 800 titles).

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Box ()ffice Tue-Sat Noon—8pm; Sun 12.30-11pm. Closed Mondays. [Accessz R. ST. Facilities: WS. 1i. (i. R. 13. Help: AA]. The Treasure of Wookimagoo L‘ntii Sun 27 Jan. 7.30pm. £5.50(£4.50). 2.30pm on Sat 12. Sat 1‘) and Sat 26Jan. Stand-up comic Bruce Morton ventures into the world of panto with thisnew


The Treasure olWooltlmagoo seasonal spectacular starring Dorothy Paul and Phil McCall. Pirates. treasure and a mysterious island are the elements

in a laugh-a-minute script that never reaches hilarity. but keeps you chuckling all the same.


I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. B. Help: AA]

HamleIThurs 17 Jan—Sat 2 Feb. Sat Mat 2.30pm. £4.50(£3.50). Thurs 17First Night £3.50 (£2.50). The Brunton's broad and ambitious season reaches its height with Shakespeare's great tragedy. See preview.

Playwrights Workshop Sat 19 Jan. 2—5pm. £1. \"ietor Greene leads another scribbling

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 l 155. Tickets available from Queen‘s 1 {all and lfsher Hall Box Offices. Opera Pertormance Until Sat 12Jan. 7.30pm. Sinfonia ()pera exercises its lungs.

Dance Show Thurs 17 Jan. 1.30pm and 7.30pm. A display organised by Edinburgh District Council‘s Dancer in Residence.


Seen at The Third Eye Centre, Glasgow. On Tour.

Think of the best way to shoot your show in the loot. Describe it as an evening of poetry reading. That's what we went to the Third Eye Centre expecting, but this show is so much more. Toleratlng none of the reverence that usually characterises such events, The Noise and Smoky breath show is great fun.

Beginning with a sombre, solo rendering of one of Hugh ‘the haircut' Macharmid’s poems, the performance is soon interrupted by the remainder of the cast clowning around. it proceeds in the same light vein, although never tainted with any of the iniantile antics on which parodies so oiten rely. And the reason lorthat is a simple one -this


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is not a parody. There is plenty of poetry presented here, but it is offered and not lorced upon the audience.

The young and versatile cast is as adept at ad-libblng and interacting with the audience as it is at reciting these classics oi Scottish poetry. The classics that are chosen are not the customary crass, sentimental celebrations ol ‘the dear green place’, they are usually tunny and, just often enough, genuinely moving.

The hard edge of the show, which is produced by members of the embattled Arches Theatre Company, is a clever and witty cynicism about the Year of Culture. It may be an easy target. which the cabaret circuit has been taking pot shots at all year, but the tour performers here don’t go for cheap laughs, they get to the core of what was wrong with 1990. And to have the guts to do that and get away with it in front of a Third Eye audience you have to be white hot. (Philip Parr)


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They’re Playing Our Song Wed 23—Sat 26 Jan. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 26 at 2.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Tempo Musical Productions brings West End sound and lighting technology to this romantic musical based on the book by Neil Simon. author of The Odd Couple. with songs by Hamlisch and Bayer Sager. 1t‘s about a romance that blooms between a lyricist and a musician. I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. lAccess: P1’A.L.Facilities2WC. WS. AS. E. G. 8. Help: AA] Cinderella Until Sat 16 Feb. 7pm every day except Suns. 2.15pm on Sat 12. Wed 16. Sat 19. Wed 23. Sat 26. Wed 30.1an. Sat 2. Wed 6. Sat 9. Wed 13 and Sat 16Feb. £5.25—£7.25.

Angus Lennie is Stanley Baxter's Ugly Sister atthe King’s

Stanley Baxter returns to the stage as the Dame in a version of Cinderella which he has written and directed and which he says will be his last. The comedy material isa little weak. but there are a couple of funny set pieces and lots of excellent costumes. I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590.

42nd Street Until Sat 16 Feb. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat Mats at 2.30pm. £6.50—il6.50. Glamorous back~stage musical set in 1933 when a small-town girl gets the chance to leave the chorus line and take centre stage. The acting is weak . but as an all-singing. all-dancing piece of entertainment it bowls you over.


This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. There is a phone number lor each company should you require more information. Unless otherwise specitied, the number after each venue listed is the telephone number tor ticket enquiries tor that particular evening (please note. this is not always the venue number).

I The Noise and Smoky Breath Show Based on the popular anthology ofGlasgow poems. The Noise and Smoky Breath Show is a cabaret-style performance directed by Andy Arnold of The Arches Theatre. In the words of Edwin Morgan. it goes ‘from the hilarious to the horrific with all the stages in between'. Details on041 332 7521. See review.

Greenock High School. In verkip Road Tue 15 Jan. 2pm and 7.30pm.

Goran Unemployed Workers' ( 'entre. Ruth/in Street. Goran Wed 16 Jan. 2pm and 7.30pm.

Cardinal Newman High School. Main Street. Belshill Thurs 17 Jan. 2pm and 7.30pm.

(iovanhill Neighbourhood Centre. 6 Daisy Street. Glasgow Fri 18 Jan . 2pm and 7.30pm.

Knightswood Youth Centre. Danterlie

A ve. Knightswood Sat 19 Jan. 7.30pm. Kilii'inning Academy. Dairy Road, Kilwinning Tue 22 Jan. 2pm and 7.30pm. C ranhill Secondary School. 4051arpoint Street. Cranht'll Wed 23 Jan. 2pm and 7.30pm.

Birgidale Complex. 10 Stravanan Street. Castlemilk Thurs 24 Jan. 2pm and 7.30pm. Tour continues.

The List 11— 24 January 199145