This section lists all theatre. music, dance and cabaret events in Glasgow's Mayfest from Fri 3-Thurs 16 May. Community events are listed separately underneath. Details oi venues and ticket availability appear at the end oi the section. There are several events taking place in Glasgow that are not oiiiciaily part oi Mayiest and these are listed in the usual sections throughout the magazine.



I Man and Superman Citizens‘ Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£1/Free). Giles Havergal directs George Bernard Shaw‘s reworking ofthe Don Juan story in which the hero, Jack Tanner, is pursued by the lively Ann Whitefield.

I Borderland Mitchell Theatre. CANCELLED. I The Real Hiqu Tron Theatre. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3). The Tron Theatre continues its association with Quebccois playwright Michel Tremblay and the translating team ofBill Findlay and Martin Bowman, after last year‘s The Guid Sisters, with a play about a playwright who fictionaliscs the members of his family, much to their annoyance. See preview.

I Bondagers Tramway. 8pm. £6 (£3). Edinburgh‘s Traverse Theatre

premieres Sue Glover’s evocation of the lives of

the women who worked as

virtual slaves in Borders farms in the 18605. See preview.


I Ceilidh City Hall. 9pm. £5 (£2.50). Gaelic singers Mhairi Maclnnes and Donald McBae with piper Roddy MacLeod, dance music from the Wallochmor Occasional: featuring Freeland Barbour on accordion, and hosted by John Carmichael.

I The Humpii Family Moir Hall. 11.30pm. £5(£2.50). Finger-pickin‘ hillbillies impersonated to great effect. See preview.

I Terry Neason Moir Hall. 8pm. £6 (£3). The highly versatile singer wraps her vocal cords around Brel and Piaf songs, gospel, soul and jazz, interspersed with poetry.

I Worldogood, We Are The Men, Dawson and Eye Scream The Volunteer Centre, 27 Eimbank Street. 8pm—lam. £2 on door. Four greatly differing Glasgow acts, from the vague, pulsing pop of Worldogood (runners-up in the most recent List/McEwan’s Lager demo competition) to Dawson‘s spiky, hectoring guitar assault.



I Man and Superman

i On a double bill with Nick Bevell, Owen D'Heiii tellshis

hilarioust bizarre childhood tales at the Old Athenaeum

: Theatre on Sun 5-Mon 6 May, 7.30pm.


24 The List3— 16 May 1991

Citizens‘ Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£1/Free). See Fri 3.

I Borderland Mitchell Theatre. CANCELLED. I The Real Wurid Tron Theatre. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3). Sec Fri 3.

I Bondagers Tramway. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Fri 3.

Music I Battleiieid Band Pavilion

Theatre. 8pm. £7/£6

(£3.50/£3). New line-up is the best in years for Scotland‘s world-touring folk four-piece.

I The Humpii Family Moir Hall. 11.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Friday 3d and preview.

I Terry lieason Moir Hall. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Fri 3.

I Tonight At Noon, The Pieriights. Buck's Dance and The Joumeymen Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street. 8pm—2am. £4 (from J ust the Ticket. Virgin Records, Union Street). Contemporary folk-rock from headliners Tonight At Noon— 3 long way from finger-in-the-ear stuff, but with its own degree of reverence. Their second LP Down To The Devils is still available.



I Procession from George Square to Glasgow Green. l.30—2pm.

I Concert Marquee, Glasgow Green. 2—4pm.


I Bondagers 8pm. Tramway. £6 (£3). See Fri 3

IThe Real Wurid Tron Theatre. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3). See Fri 3.


I Ruggiero Hicci City Hall. 7.30pm. £9 (£4.50). Virtuoso solo violin from this astounding player, who made his New York debut to great acclaim at the age of ten. Sixty-five years later he's still on the

concert platform, with

Paganini, Bach and Bartok.


I Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel Pavilion Theatre. 8pm. £7/£6 (£3.50/£3). All the hits, and more, sung in that sly, syrupy voice by the 70s idol. Come up and see him. Make him smile.

i IThe Humpii Famiinoir Hall.11.30pm.£5(£2.50).

See Fri 3 and preview. I Terry Neason Moir Hall. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Fri 3.


I Transitions Dance Company Mitchell Theatre. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Some of Europe‘s most versatile young dancers perform pieces by a selection ofthe most exciting and innovative young chorographers. See preview.


I Rory Bremner King‘s Theatre. 7.30pm. £8—£3.50 (£4—£2). Edinburgh‘s answer to Mike Yarwood returns to Mayfest with his uncanny sound-alike abilities. See preview.

I Nick Hevell and Owen O’Neill Old Athenaeum Theatre. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). The List‘s money is on off-beat Irishman O‘Neill, before down-beat Yorkshircman Reveil, but should be a good gig either way.


I Expresso Bongo (PG) (Val Guest. UK, 1959)

GFT. 6pm. £3 (£2/£1 .30). See Film Index.



I Man and Superman Citizens‘ Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£1/Free). See Fri 3.

I Memories from the Middle Kingdom Mitchell Theatre. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Cult Chinese writer Liu Sola joins forces with Martin Coles and Martin Gent of da da Dumb, in a passionate piece of music theatre that uses classical Chinese music and Western popular music, as well as stunning choreography.

I Bondagers Tramway. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Fri 3.


I Fou Ts’ong Henry Wood Hall. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). Award~winning Chinese pianist in a recital of works by Schubert, Mozart and Chopin.


I Arcady Pavilion Theatre. 8pm. £7/£6 (£3.50/£3). Bodhran wizard from Ireland‘s famous De Dannan, Johnny McDonagh leads his new band on a Scots tourette. Mary Black‘s sister Frances on vocals. I Fat Sam's Band 11.30pm. £5 (£2.50). The popular resident band in an Edinburgh restaurant

From Zappa to Motown, Shopping Trolley play an

exhilarating range oi musical styles. Eclectics can see them at the Third Eye Centre. Tue 7 May, 9.30pm.

bring to Glasgow their infectious interpretations

of everything from

jump-jive to a slightly“ pared-down version of lush big band swing.

I Henri Texier Moir Hall. 8pm. £6 (£3). Bass player Texier passed this way during last year‘s Glasgow Jazz Festival in a highly enjoyable quartet performance. The French maestro returns with drummer Aldo Romano and guitarist Eric Barret

for what should be

another memorable occasion. See preview.


I Hick Hevell and Owen O'Neill Old Athenaeum Theatre. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). See Sun 5.


' Theatre

I Man and Superman Citizens‘ Theatre. 7.30pm. £5 (£l/Free). See Fri 3.

I invasion oi the Bloopies

Third Eye Centre. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Decidedly odd and very amusing horror comedy by Forkbeard Fantasy. See preview.

I Glad Arches Theatre. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). The show starring and created by the homeless men of Edinburgh‘s Grassmarket and which has played to sell-out audiences in the Edinburgh Fringe, London and Berlin, finally arrives in Glasgow. Recommended.

I Dampness in Elm Street Old Athenaeum Theatre. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Glasgow‘s own The Lone Rangers present a trilogy of plays drawn from their experience of single parenthood. One of two community groups playing in the city centre this year. See preview.

I Over the Bridge King’s Theatre. 7.30pm. £8—£3.50 (£4—£2). Beifast‘s Lyric Players

revive Sam Thompson‘s controversial 50$ play about sectarianism in a Belfast shipyard. See preview.

I The Real Wurid Tron Theatre. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3). See Fri 3.

I The Evil Doers Mitchell Theatre. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Chris Hannan‘s new comedy was a big hit in London last year and now Winged Horse gives it a first Scottish production. A comic send-up ofthe City of Culture. See preview.

I I Cover the Wateriront Arches Theatre. CANCELLED.


I The Beat Poets Arkestra Moir Hall. 11.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Glasgow‘s greatest (and only) surf-rock instrumentalists are still on the go, but have metamorphosed into a ten-piece ‘free-form rock‘n‘roll‘ orchestra. Expect to be surprised, but come prepared to dance.

I Keith Hancock and Lee Coliinson Moir Hall. 8pm. £6 (£3). Popular English melodeon player is a songwriter of passion, if sometimes not too subtle, in a duo with fine acoustic guitarist.

I Lost and The Sunflowers King Tut‘s Wah Wah Hut, 2723 St Vincent Street. 9pm—midnight. £1 on door. Newcastle‘s most talked-about new indie band join forces with local combo. Between sets, the legendary Demo Disco gives punters the chance to vote for the top 10 demos of the week.

I Shopping Trolley Third Eye Centre. 9.30pm. £5 (£3). An exhilarating range of styles from Zappa to Motown.

Film I Beat Girl (18) Edmond

T. Greviile, UK, 1959) GET. 6pm. £3 (£2J£1.30).