Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop reads I 3011-7-30Pm-ﬁ6i53lo Canéda‘s OM and discusses a new play by George Gun". 1 Yellow Rabbit turns up With a ‘dangerous. . daring and disturbing' dance-drama. See
lphegenia Wed 10.lun. 7pm. David Hamilton has adapted Jean Racine‘s classical tragedy into Attic-Scots. Edinburgh PLaywrights Workshop reads and discusses. I ST BRIDE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. Vows Until Sat 1 May. 7.30pm. £4(£2). Pre-marital dilemmas for three sisters in Scarlet Theatre Company‘s imaginative look at the institution ofmarriage. The Wheels oi Ms Fortune Mon 3—Tue 4 Jun. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Cleverly-titled show about the winners and losers in life‘s wheel of fortune by Streets Ahead Theatre Company. Spring Fling. Sharks Wed 5—Sat 8 Jun. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). See touring. I TRAVERSE THEATRE 1 12 West Bow. Grassmarket, 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Market Street. [Accessz St. Facilities: E. Help: AA]. Bondagers Until Sun 2 Jun. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Sue Glover’s 1860s Borders play. Bondagers. is about women who were virtually enslaved to the male farm workers. A beautiful. mature piece of theatre — you should do everything you can to get a ticket. Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune Wed 5—Sun 9 Jun. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Strong performances from Terry Ncason and Benny Young in Liz Carruthers's first production as Artistic Director of Cumbernauld Theatre. Terrence McNally's play has nothing much to say. but he says it with style and pace. Ringing the Changes Mon 1(lJun. 7pm. Free. Rehearsed readings of plays by local writers based on their own experiences. Spring Fling. The Erotic Irony at Old Glory Wed l2—Sun 16
? Two'sCompanyThursl3—Sat15.1un.8pm. ‘ £1.50(£1).SeeTouring.
This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. There is a phone numberioreach company should you require more intormation. Unless otherwise speciiled, the numberaiter each venue listed is the telephone number ior ticket enquiries tor
that particular evening (please note, this is
not always the venue number).
I The Evil Doers Winged Horse is quick off the mark with the first Scottish production I of Chris llannan‘s comedy which was a recent hit in London. Set in an high-profile
Glasgow. it tells the tale of a man whotries
« to capitalise on the culture industry by
, setting up as a cabbie cum tour guide. Some strong acting. but somehow the play
doesn‘t survive the transition from studio space to larger theatre. More details on 041 556 2494.
Paisley Arts Centre Fri 31 May. 8pm. ()41 887 1010.
Dundee Arts Centre Sat 1 Jun. 7.30pm. ()382 201035.
: I INSTANT Theatre Help Dorset's Word
and Action create a story with no
make-up. no props and no scenery. Spring Fling. j Bonnington Rescource Centre. 200
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Bonnington Road, Edinburgh Thurs 13 Jun. 10.30am and 2pm. 50p.
M uirhouse Festival Activities Centre, Muirhouse Place West. Edinburgh Fri 14 Jun. 10.30am. 50p.
Cameron House Community C entre. PrestonfieldAvenue. Edinburgh Fri 14 Jun. 3.30pm. 50p.
I Made irom GirdersTheatremachine presents a new play by Christopher Ballance about poet and tragedian William McGonagall. Establishing him as one of Scotland‘s heroes. the play looks at the poetic and religious aspirations that led to isolation from his family and tragic consequences. Energetic and funny. it's a bit short on insight. but entertaining
' nonetheless. More details on ()41 423
Aberdeen Arts C entre, 33 King Street Sat 1 Jun. 7.30pm. 0224641 122.
Portree, A n Tuireann A rts Centre Tue 4 Jun. 8pm. 0478 3306.
Poolewe Village Hall Wed 5 Jun. 8pm. ()445 86431.
Ullapool Village Hall. Market Street Thurs
, 6Jun. 8pm. ()8542103.
Kin/ochbervie Community Hall, Manse . Road Fri 7 Jun. 7.30pm. 097182 279.
3 Skerray Village Hall Sat 8 Jun. 8pm. 06412 I
Lyth Arts Centre Sun 9 Jun. 8pm. 0955 84 270.
. I Rag Woman Rich Woman Clyde Unity
THE TRAVERSE THEATRE
EXCITING SUMMER SEASON OF VISITING COMPANIES Wed June 5 - Sun June 9, 7.30pm
CUMBERNAULD THEATRE COMPANY present
FRANKIE 8: JOHNNIE IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE Starring Ten-y Neum and Benny Young
Wed June 12 - Sun June 16, 7.30pm ONE YELLOW RABBIT (CANADA) present THE EROTIC [ROXY OF OLD GLORY
"livery-thing theatre should he - daring. dangerous and disturbing" - The Toronto Star
Wed June 19 - Sat June 29, 7.30pm OXYGEN HOUSE present
TRA “Raw energy and authenticity. Audiences have been altil-shocked' - Evening Times
Theatre presents a stage adaptation of the most borrowed book in Glasgow City Libraries — Margaret Thompson Davis‘s epic tale of love. passion and brutality. The production has had them fainting in the aisles. but it‘s well worth seeing ifyou have the stomach for it. See review. More details on 041 337 2290.
. Bellshill Cultural Centre, John Street Fri 31
May. 7.30pm. 069867515.
Paisley Arts Centre. New Street Sat 1 Jun. 8pm.0418871010.
Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow Mon 3—Sat 15 Jun. 7.30pm. 041 4290022.
I Revolting Peasants Una McLean and Russell Hunter are directed by Gerard Kelly in this anti-Poll Tax comedy by Patrick Prior. Fine if you like your comedy broad. but irritating ifyou like your politics punchy. See review. More details
'from 7:84 on 041 331 2219. King’s Theatre, Edinburgh Until Sat lJun.
7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. 031 229 1201. Gaiety Theatre. A yr Mon 3—Wed 5 Jun. Palace Theatre. Kilmarnock Fri 7-Sat 8 Jun. Adam Smith Theatre. Kirkcaldy Mon 10—Sat151un. Tour continues.
I Sharks The ever-industrious Wildcat team of David Anderson and David MacLennan turn out another politically motivated musical. this time about loan sharks. It‘s been received as the best thing they have done for some time. More details on041 951 1200.
Dundee Rep Theatre Until Sat 1 Jun. 7.45pm. Sat mat 3pm. 0392 23530. Dumbarton, Denny Civic Theatre Mon 3 Jun. 7.30pm. 038962015.
Greenock Arts Guild Tue 4 Jun. 7.30pm. 0475 23038.
St Bride’s Centre. Edinburgh Wed 5—Sat 8 Jun. 7.30pm.031 3461405.
Livingston Mews Theatre Mon 10.lun. 7.30pm. 0506 33634.
Knightswood CEC, Glasgow Tue 1 1 Jun. 7.30pm.0419599419.
Lass wade High School. Bonn yrigg Wed 12Jun. 7.30pm. ()31 6637171.
Ryan Centre Theatre. Stranraer Thurs 13 Jun. 0776 2151 ext 244.
I The Splitting oi Latham A new company. Benchtours. presents a devised Gothic comedy about a turn-of-thc-century scientist who journeys into dark areas of the mind. A fast-paced performance with an emphasis on rhythm and gesture. See review. More details on 031 557 9638. Bonnington Resource Centre. 200 Bonnington Road. Edinburgh Fri 31 May. 7.30pm. 555 0920.
I The Surrogate Eve Jamieson directs a new play by Charles Barron about a couple who decide to have a surrogate birth. Annexe Theatre Company. specialists in new writing. tours the play with a professional cast. Good acting rescues an uneven production. More details04l 5510570.
Greenock Arts Guild Theatre Fri 31 May. 7.30pm. 0475 23038.
Mews Theatre. Livingston Sat lJun. 7.30pm. 0506 33634.
I Two's Company Leith Rep Community Theatre presents a double bill of plays for Edinburgh's Spring Fling. Jess Wilson‘s The Wally Dugs is about an afternoon tea that goes horribly wrong. while Linda Henry‘s The Factory looks at women workers in the Second World War. Assembly Rooms. George Street, Edinburgh Mon 3 Jun. 7.30pm. £1.50 (£1).
Bonnington Resource Centre, 200 Bonnington Road. Edinburgh Tue 4Jun. 7.30pm. 50p.
Pilmeny Youth Centre. Buchanan Street. Edinburgh Fri 7 Jun. 7.30pm. 50p. Springwell House Arts Centre, Ardmillan Terrace Sat 8Jun. 7.30pm. £1 (50p). Traverse Theatre. Grassmarket, Edinburgh Thurs l3—Sat 15 Jun. 8pm.
GABAR ET m
Cabaret is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our
offices at least ten days beiore publication. Cabaret Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.
FRIDAY 31 Glasgow
I Johnny Beattie Village Theatre. Maxwell Drive. East Kilbridc (03552 48669). 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Veteran Scottish jokester makes a special appearance at the East Kilbride Arts Festival.
I The Counting House Upstairs. 32/2 West Nicolson Street. 662 0781. Restaurant open all day. serving until 9.30pm —diners can claim £1 reduction on their cabaret tickets. Bar licensed until 1am. Cabaret at 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Eddie lzzatd is neither astronaut nor plummet. but he is being pushed in the direction of this year‘s Perrier Award having just missed the shortlist last year. A busy name on the
London circuit. his act revolves around anything topical or surreal that takes his interest. lle‘s joined tonight by Funny Farmer David Cosgrove. a busy script writer as well as a stand-up in his own right. See preview.
SATURDAY 1 Glasgow
I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50(£3.50). Bat open 8.30pm—midnight. Another helping of local wit and wisdom from the Funny Farm and beyond.
I The Counting House Upstairs. 32/2 West Nicolson Street. 6620781. Restaurant open all day. serving until 9.30pm -diners can claim £1 reduction on their cabaret tickets. Bar licensed until lam. Cabaret at 10pm. £4.50 (£3.50). See Fri 31.
THURSDAY 6 Glasgow
I Vice Vice Baby The Comic Club, Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. £3. Bar open 8.30pm—midnight. Make a big effort to get your tickets in advance to see Bruce Morton‘s hilarious set which he's working in for a forthcoming Channel Four series. Based on three of the seven deadly sins. the act is an uproarious observational journey through the lust and lies of contemporary society. The fact this
54The List31 May—13June 1991