28 The List 17—30 May 1991


Mayfest community periomances are listed alphabetically. For venue details, see Mayfest Programme or call 041 552 8000.

I Atsimevu Dance music of the sublime kind from a group of local musicians who find inspiration from Jazz. Folk and World music in addition to the omnipresent House. They enigmatically describe themselves as Afro-Caledonian.

I Bad and Crazy in a Jam Funny Farm‘s harder edges in the shape of Parrot, Fred MacAuley and David Cosgrove on display in a comedy playlet of their own making. Nice beards. shame about the language. but good fun for the broad minded. See review.

I Bad Company The HAC Theatre Company from London presents what could be the South‘s answer to one oflast year's hits. The Dorm. Three men are thrown together in a prison cell for no good reason in this hard hitting play.

I Bouncers John Godber‘s classic. if now somewhat dated comedy is revived by Actor's Lab. The brutality of the piece still has the power to shock even though the period depicted now seems almost innocent.

I Brass Street As the name suggests. brass is to the fore with the band made up ofseventeen trombones. trumpets. tubas and. . .guitars('.’). Samba the night away.

I Oampness in Elm Street A trilogy of plays from The Lone Rangers. a group which is at least one lasting achievement of the Year of Culture. This company ofsingle parents formed after attending the Dramarama workshops



last October and are now writing and producing their own shows.

I Oeathtrap The Black Taxi Theatre Company is based in Belfast and their work strongly reflects life in that turbulent city. This is a musical venturing into

the seedy underworld of

the town.

I Drum Kitchen CANCELLED.

I Fabulous Beasts What came first the Archaos or the Ra-Ra Zoo? The debate will rage long and loud but there's no denying that the latter have all the talent oftheir illustrious French counterparts with less of the pretension.

I Alex Frackleton Performance poets don't usually make it big. but if any deserved to it would be Frackleton. The proviso. ‘not suitable for children‘ is apt enough but so is ‘essential for adults‘. I From The Calton to Catalonia A play based on the life of International Brigadier James Maley. this production from Mean City (Unlimited) takes us from a cell in Salamanca to Glasgow‘s East End and aims to highlight Scotland's contribution to the Republicans' cause in The Spanish Civil War. See review.

I Gallowglass From the same authors. John and Willy Maley. comes another play based on historical fact. This time the subject is the tense courtroom battle over the Crosshill Railway Murder of 1840. Presented by Milton Arts and Parts. See review.

I The Glass Palace/Opening Night Two plays from The Southside Drama Group. The first features an elderly couple. a park attendent and two goats. The second

involves a tarnished actress and ‘her cynical. disillusioned drama critic ex-lover‘. Oh come on. when has a drama critic ever been a lover?

I Glesga Green The Brighton B's. a local company present the latest work by local writer Pamela Harper. The play centres around tales gleaned from those who live around the Green.

I Govanhill Entertainers Nostalgic entertainment of the after dinner variety in the afternoon.

I Hippy-Crits Fresh from Carmyle. these twelve ‘mature‘ ladies present another of their unique plays. All their own work. as they write and produce as well as act.

I Images ofTime The acclaimed Just Us Community Drama Group with a play spanning a century of Glasgow history.

I Intermezzo Afternoon singalongs with the glamorous trio whose repertoire ranges from the Glasgow music halls to Broadway. You're welcome to join in.

I Magic Bob Surely the most enduring entertainer in the history of Scotland. Most grannies can remember him at their 7th birthday party and he‘s still just as popular today. I One Flew OverThe Cuckoo’s Nest An almost unheard of cast of fourteen from Rain Dog Theatre provide the adaptation of the famous story. See review.

I One For The Road Local Theatre Company. Frontline. with one of Willy Russell‘s most acutely observed satires. I Janet Paisley An evening of poetry from Ms. Paisley who also introduces Catherine Orr. Graham McKenzie. Alsion Read and Mary

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I Pals The St. Charles Players. from The St. Charles Women's Guild in a gentle comedy by Mary Brown.

I Parrot and Kevin Koplstein Parrot's busy this Mayfest and here is joined by the similarly brash Kopfstein for what they both do best— straight stand up.

I Rag Woman Rich Woman Clyde Unity Theatre have a justified reputation for quality and no pullingof punches. Margaret Thomson Davies's famous book of revenge is adapted by John Binnie. See preview.

I The Return Actor's Lab's first offering of Mayfest is a conversation piece set around the surreal plot of an artist who has come to paint Christ.

I The Sunny Side Of The Street The Living Memory Theatre Company cater exclusively to the older generation and include lots of audience participation in their re-creation of the 40s.

I The Surrogate Strong performances in this new play by Charles Barron about a surrogate mother. Performed by Annexe Theatre Company.

I Thru The Fire Described by NME. no less. as ‘power pop at its best‘. Thru the Fire are the continuation ofThe City of Culture Band under a new name and their music is a cross between House. I-li-NRG and Rock.

I Tockolotoc Eastern European folk music has established itself over the last few years as a result of 4AD‘s patronage. various Kate Bush albums and. finally. through exposure for the groups themselves. Tockolotoc are from Czechoslovakia. thereby distinguishing themselves from the Bulgarians who seem to dominate this particular field.

I Trouble In Paradise Talking Pictures are a force to be reckoned with where physical. exuberant theatre is concerned and this comedy gives them the opportunity to display their collective talent.

I Hank Wangford The man who should have been the British superstar of the 80s but probably is quite glad he wasn't..returns Glasgow to revive some of the best song titlesin history.


Glasgow city centre was designed for ease of navigation. Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street are the main thoroughfares and run parallel to each other connected by Buchanan Street and Renfield Street. Ifyou stick to these roads there should be no problem. Attempting short cuts through the Merchant City. north ofArgyle Street. is a dangerous business as it is peppered with dead ends. The Ticket Centre. on Candleriggs. is accessible via Argyle Street.

For those unfamiliar with the city and thinking ofgetting about by car. the simple answer is. ‘Don’t‘. The one way system looks great in theory but when it is combined with the numerous pedestrianised walkways. the result is mind-boggling confusion and frayed tempers even from the experienced city centre drivers. The same applies to bike ridingonly with added danger as there are very few cycle ways.

Below is a guide to Mayfest Venues. giving addresses. box office opening times and facilities. See Arts Section for gallery details and Mayfest programme for further details ofvenues listed. All venuesoffering wheelchair spaces should be notified at time of booking if facility is required. Signing for the deafwill be available at some Mayfest events. Contact: Adult Care. 3rd Floor. Melver I louse. 51 Cadogan Street for details. Tel: 041 2276004.


I Arches Theatre Midland Street (offJamaica Street). Weeks 1 and2. Tue~Sun opm—l 1pm; Week 3Tue—Sun

2pm—l 1pm. Wheelchair access. licensed bar. cafe and restaurant.

I Citizens' Theatre (iorbals Street. 041 42‘) 0022. Mon-Sat 10am—9.30pm (opm when there is noevening performance). Induction loop for hard ofhearing. 12 wheelchair spaces. three licensed bars.

I City Hall Candleriggs. 041227 5511.Mon—Sat 10am—6.30pm. Phone bookings 9am—8.30pm. Lift available for wheelchair access. licensed bar.

I Glasgow Film Theatre


Rose Street. 041 332 8128. Mon—Fri 5. I5pm—7pm. Two wheelchair spaces. licensed bar/cafe in evening. I Glasgow Royal Concert Hall Sauchiehall Street. 041 332 3123. Mon—Fri 9am—9pm; Sun noon—9pm. Limited number of wheelchair spaces. disabled parking. Buchanan's Restaurant. bars on all levels. I Henry Wood Hall (‘laremont Street. 041 227 5511. Induction loop. licensed bar. I King’s Theatre Bath Street. 041 227551 1. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (personal booking only. no phone bookings). Induction loop. wheelchair spaces. licensed bars. I Mitchell Theatre/Meir Hall Granville Street. 041 227 5511. Mon—Sat noon—6pm (personal booking only). Ten wheelchair spaces. licensed bar/coffee bar. I The Old Athenaeum Theatre Buchanan Street. 041 332 2333. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm and 8pm on performance days. Wheelchair access. licensed bar. I Pavilion Theatre Renfield Street. 041 332 1846/9107. Mon-Sat 10am—8pm. Eight wheelchair spaces. licensed bar. I New Athenaeum Theatre Renfrew Street. 041 332 5057. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm and until 8pm on performance days; Sat—Sun noon—5pm and until 8pm on performance days. Four wheelchair spaces. ground level access. lifts and toilets on all floors. licensed bar ’cafe. I Third Eye Centre Sauchiehall Street. 041 332 0522. Mon-Sat 10am-l 1pm; Sun noon-~5.30pm (and until end of show when there is a Sunday performance). Wheelchair access to ground floor. licensed cafe fbar serves vegetarian food. I Tramway Albert Drive. 041227 551 I . tickets can be purchased at box office one hour before show. Induction loop (phone front of house manager on 041422 2023 for any special needs). licensed bar. I Tron Theatre Trongatc. 041 552 4267. Mon 10am—5pm; Tue—Sat 10am until curtain up. Sun 6pm until curtain up. Induction loop. disabled access from Chisholm Street. two cafe/bars.