Theatre is listed by city first, then byvenue, ninning in alphabetical order. Touring shows are listed separately under the relevant heading. Prices In brackets arethe concessionary price. Long running shows, unless specified otherwise, do not run on Sundays. Please send details to Theatre Listings not later than ten days before publication date.


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

Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilet(s), WS = Wheelchair Spaces, AS = Adjacent Seats, E = Induction Loop System, G = Guide Dogs Allowed, R = Restaurant Accessible, B = Bar Accessible, T = Adapted Telephone.

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


Tickets for major venues in Glasgow are available from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, Mon-Sat 10.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on 041 227 5511. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues.


Most theatre in Glasgow from Fri S—Sat 25 May is part of Mayfest. See special section at the tront oi the magazine for full details.

I CLYDE THEATRE Boquhanran Road, Clydebank, 951 1200. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—6pm.

Rail C. Nesbitt Until Sat 4 May. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£4.50). Sat mat 2.30pm. £6(£4). Rab and his TV pals take to the stage with the Nesbitt lowdown on life, the universe and drinking.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Accessz PPA, ST. Facilities: WC, W8, G, B. Help: A, AA]. iio Mean Company Every Wed. 7.30pm. Weekly meeting for Cumbernauld Theatre's over-18s amateur drama group.

(£2.25). See Touring.

I EAST KILBRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive, 03552 48669.

lolanthe Until Sat 4 May. 7.30pm. £3—£4.50. Operetta fun from the East Kilbride Gilbert and Sullivan Society. Play II Again Sam Thurs 9—Sat 11 May. 7.30pm. £4.50 (£2.50). Alias Productions presents the stage version of Woody Allen‘s comedy about the ghost of Humphrey Bogart who instructs a young man on the basic elements of cool.

One Act Drama Festival Mon l3—Sat 18 May. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2). EK Rep hosts an amateur theatre contest.

I GLASGOW UNIVERSITY LIBRARY Exhibition Hall, University Avenue. The Scottish Theatre Archive's Jimmy Logan Exhibition Until Sat 1 Jun. Mon—Thurs 9am—9.30pm. Fri 9am—5pm. Sat 9am—12.30pm. Music Hall memorabilia from Jack Buchanan’s kilt to Harry Lauder's mother’s kettle collected by Scottish Variety stalwart, Jimmy Logan. Also included are seaside postcards and early wax recordings of Scottish singers. I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. Phone bookings, Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, see Ticket Link details above. [Accessz P, L. Facilities: WC, R, G. Help: A, AA].

Driving Miss Daisy Until Sat 4 May. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 3pm. £3—£8. Slight comedy about an elderly woman whose driving becomes so bad she has to hire a chauffeur. Starring Tenko's Stephanie Cole.

I MOTHERWELL THEATRE Civic Centre, Motherwell. 0698 67515. Sharks Fri 3 May. 7.30pm. £3.50. See Touring. The Caucasian Chalk Circle Thurs 9—Sat 11 May. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Starting asit means to go on, the Motherwell District Theatre Company makes its debut with Brecht‘s modern classic about a young

3 Russian peasant woman in war-torn ; Europe.

The Lemmings Are Coming Until Sat 4 May.

Fri/Sat £4.50 (£2.25). Hard-hitting comedy about young Glaswegians on the make in London performed by RCL Theatre Company.

Glasgow Boy Thurs 9 May. 7.45pm. £3 (£1.50). Robert Jones directs a mixture of professional and amateur actors in this first play by William Elliot, an inmate at Barlinnie‘s Special Unit, who tells the story of his upbringing in Govanhill and the events which led to his life imprisonment.

Song For A Sanctuary Fri 10-Sat 11 May. 7.45pm. £4.50 (£2.25). Rukhsana Ahmad‘s play about a group of women seeking sanctuary from the cruelty of their husbands, plays Cumbernauld before heading into Glasgow for Mayfest.

Oil A Stone Bridge Wed 15 May. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£1 .75). House Theatre questions what it means to be British in a racially mixed society.

The Evil Doers Thurs l6-Sat 18 May.

] 7.45pm. Thurs£3 (£1.50). Fri—Sat£4.50



I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Box Office open 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, W8. E, G, R, B. Help: A, AA]. The Surrogate Fri 3 May. 8pm. £4 (£2). Pre-Mayfest appearance ofAnnexe Theatre‘s production of a new play by Charles Barron about surrogate parents. See review. Eve’n Alter Sat 4 May. 8pm. £4 (£2). See Cabaret. Mixed Doubles Thurs 9—Fn‘ 10 May. 7.30pm. £2.50. A comedy about marriage presented by OGADS. Tellyitls Sat 11 May. 7pm. £2 (£1). Simon Sharkey‘s kids show about telly addicts is presented by Borderline Theatre Company. Agnes of God Tue 14—Fri 17 May. 7 .30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). John Pielmeier‘s play looks at the life ofa young nun and is performed by RATS.


I BEDLAIlI THEATRE Forrest Road, 225 9893. [Access: St. Facilities: WS, G, B. Help: AA]

Theatresports Every Friday. 10pm. See Cabaret.

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped DiITue 7—Sat 11 May. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50/£2). Edinburgh University Theatre Company in Liz Lochhead‘s pacey tale of the Scottish monarch. which was a big hit for Communicado a few years ago.

Action Wed 8 May. 1.30pm. £1 .50(£1). EUTC in Sam Shepard‘s play about a manic Christmas dinner.

Sense ol Loss Wed 15 May. 1.30pm. £1.50 (£1). Lunchtime EUTC triple-bill looking at loss of life. loss of peace and lossof time.

I BRUNTDN THEATRE Musselburgh. 665

2240. [Access: PPA, R, St. Facilities: WC.


‘I get all the men,’ boasts Chess star Rebecca Storm. ‘I have to leave one and tall in love with another in the space of about six minutes.’

The current touring production ol the Tim Rice/Abba musical about grandmasters with grand ambitions, was stripped-down then spruced-up by replacing the original’s technological wizardry, computer screens and TV banks, with the more theatrically appropriate dancing chess pieces.

‘The theme is lnterestlng,’ says Storm, '

'because you can have dancers representing chess pieces. It you were doing it about snooker or tennis you'd be in trouble.’

Featuring I Know Him So Well, and a song written speclally lor Storm when she joined the show a year ago, the

soundtrack bears many ol the hallmarks ol the Swedish supergroup, but also extends its musical horizons to incorporate other styles. ‘A lot of the chords and harmonies you can hear In that Abba style,’ says Storm, ‘but there are also some that are bordering on the classical and there's rock ‘n’ roll and

tour beautiful ballads. It’s so varied

that you couldn’t say it was this or that

' type of a musical.‘ (Mark Fisher)

Chess, Playhouse, Edinburgh, Mon

Q S-Sat 25 May.

Rebecca Storm stars in Chess

WS, E, G, B. Help: AA]

Nighl Mother Wed 8 May. 7.30pm. See Touring.

Made From Girders Wed 15 May. 7.30pm. See Touring.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road, 228 l 155. Tickets available from Queen‘s Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices. Camelot Tue 7—Sat 11 May. 7. 15pm. £5 (£3). (Ticket details on 667 1630). Note early starting time for Edinburgh University Savoy Opera Group’s rendition of Lerner and Loewe's musical reworking ofthe Arthurian legend.

I FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366.

Le Misanthrope Mon 6 May. 7.30pm. French production of Moliere‘s classic comedy performed by La Troupe de l'Aventure Culturelle.

I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat lOam—8pm. Bar. [Accessz PPA, L. Facilities: WC, W5, AS, E, G, B. Help: AA]

The Gondollers Until Sat 4 May. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 2.30pm. Another Gilbert and Sullivan from the famous D'Oyly Carte. Boeing-Boeing Mon 6—Sat 11 May. Mon—Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5pm and 8pm. Marc C amoletti‘s farce is about a man who tries to cope with three air-hostess fiancees. Cinderella and Great Ballet Classics Mon 13—Sat 18 May. £6—£14.50. See Dance listings.

I LIVINGSTON MEWS THEATRE Howden Park Centre, Howden, Livingston. 0506 33634.

Desperately Seeking Scotland Fri 3—Sat 4 May. £2.50(£1.50). SeeTouring.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place, 557 2590.

Chess Mon 6—Sat 25 May. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. £6.50—£16.50. The Tim Rice-ABBA musical comes to town starring Rebecca Storm and a host of dancing pawns. See picture caption.

I PLEASANCE THEATRE 60 The Pleasance. Ecstasy in Wonderland - A Trip With Alice Wed 8—Sat 11 May. 7.45pm. £3. Tickets available from Teviot Union, Bristo Square from 1—2pm. Edinburgh Medical Students present a devised hallucinogenic reworking of Lewis Carroll‘s Alice story, featuring music, madness and mystery.

I QUEENS HALL Clerk Street, 6683456. 3 Flory Dremner Mon 6 May. £8.50—£4.50.

7.30pm. See Cabaret and Mayfest preview

Ruby Wax Thurs 9 May. 7.30pm.

£7.5()—£5.50. See Cabaret and feature.


Street. You Can Dress Black Up, You Can Dress

L Black Down Wed 8 May. 7pm. Helen Senior‘s play about outward appearances I is given a first reading by Edinburgh

Playwrights Workshop.

3 Time Will Take On A Golden Hue Wed 15

, May. 7pm. Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop reads Harold Muir‘s play about

an ancient political system. A discussion

follows. I ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street.

See Touring. I ST BRIDE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. Changed Days Until Sat 11 May. See Touring. Made From Girders Mon 13—Tue 14 May. See Touring. _--______l

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