; Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA =

Parkingto 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 = 1nduction Loop System. G = Guide Dogs Allowed. R = Restaurant Accessible. B = Bar Accessiblc.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 041227 551 1. Sunday openingis noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues.


I BLACKFRIARS 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 5525924.

The Comic Club See Cabaret.

I KING’S 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]

Sophisticated Ladies Until Sat 17 Aug. 7.30pm. UK premiere of this tap-dancing musical. a tribute to Duke Ellington and en route to London‘s West End. It won a Tony Award on Broadway and promises sparkling costumes and sets. Songs include Satin Doll. It Don't Mean A Thing and In a Sentimental Mood.

I OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. Box Office open 10am—6pm and 8pm on performance days. [Access1 limited]

Nicholas Nickleby Until Sat 10 Aug. Fri 7.30pm. Sat noon. 4pm and 8pm. £5 (£2.50). Part 1 Sat (noon). Part 11 Thurs and Sat (4pm). Part 111 Fri and Sat (8pm). This year‘s Scottish Youth Theatre Summer Festival culminates in three instalments of David Edgar‘s adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel. chosen because Dickens once visited the Old Athenacum. Design by Hunter Galbraith. who has worked with Peter Brook. See review.

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—2.3()pm and 630—1 1pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe



Street performance and pine cones— they've always been inextricably linked. It's that promise of the great outdoors, the playground of the innocent, conveying a sense of freedom somewhere beyond the constraints of fourwalls. Um; Ithink that’s the idea. Why else would Clanjamfrie, young Scottish theatre company and main attraction oi the fourth annual Streetbiz festival, want to present interested parties with a lucky bag containing the aforementioned arboreal growth with no explanatory accompaniment, only an exhortation to ‘come and enioy'? Streetbiz asks us to ‘expect the unexpected in the streets of Glasgow’ but surely not to expect it In the palms of our hands.

The answer comes from Clanjamlrie’s founder Emma Davie. The company’s primary objective since its inception in 1989 has been to ‘bring the Iamiliarto the unfamiliar and vice versa', to present Installations

speciflcally devised with one particular 1

unusual setting In mind. This year, at the request of Streetbiz, they have

created their production, Desire Lines,

especially for the southside’s Queen’s Park.

It was decided that this self-styled ‘iourney inspired by Heaven and Hell' and why not go for a varied spectrum of

influence? should ideally be set in a park because, as Davie explains, ‘parks and gardens are synonymous in most people’s minds with Paradise.‘ And presumably pine cones are synonymous in most people’s minds with parks. Boom. Boom.

Well, that’s one question answered, but only one of Streetblz’s hundred performances dealt with. Due to the favourable response to last year’s evening programme, Streetbiz have expanded this section of the festival with Spanish company La Burbuia Teatro presenting two performances entitled El Bruio (The Wizard) In George Square, in addition to Clanjamlrie‘s one-off. Elsewhere the lunchtime lunacy continues apace, with last year’s award-winning No Fit State Circus providing the only continuity between this and previous Streetbiz festivals. Instead the street-pacing citizens of Glasgow can

view a host of street performers making

virgin appearances in the city. (Fiona Shepherd)

Streetbiz, Glasgow's International Street Performance Festival runs 15—24 August. Clanjamfrie present

Desire Lines In Queen’s Park on Saf17.

La Burbuia Teatro present El Brujo In George Square on Fri 23 and Sat 24.

(open noon—1 1pm). [Accessz PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA]

The Monkey Bazaar Fri 9 Aug. 8pm. £4 i (£2). Highly-rated New York mime artists

round off a two-day mime workshop with this performance of stories of foibles and desire. Recommended.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 3321846. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Accessz ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]

Peter Powers Every Thurs. Fri and Sat. '7.30pm. £5. Also Saturday midnight. £6. Britain‘s youngest hypnotist settles in fora short season of mind-blowing fun.

I SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 3396185. The centre is open Tue—Sat 10am—5pm and Sun 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 contains over 800 titles).


West Side Story Until Sun 25 Aug. 7.30pm.

2 £10—£25. Having played Munich. Amsterdam and Berlin. this major revival


ofthe Sondheim. Bernstein. Laurents and

Robbins reworking of Romeo andJuIie! plays its only dates in Britain. Recommended. but get a good seat.

I THEATRE ROYAL llope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet. [Accessz P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R,B. Help: AA]

Ciderwith Bosie Until Sat 10 Aug. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3.50—£12.50. Polly James and Peter McEnery star in an adaptation of Laurie Lee‘sinter-war Cotswold village novel. A large-scale production on tour by Birmingham Rep. I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 3320522. Cafe open 1 lam—2.30pm Tue-Fri and during evening performances. [Accessz PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. llelp: AA]

Neglected English Monuments Until Fri 9 Aug. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). More New Wave British performance theatre. this time from the Damned Lovely who claim to be disturbing. vulgar and visually arresting.

Democracy Sat 10 Aug. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Return run for Pants Performance Project‘s show about the less attractive aspects ofmen. Funny. but making pertinent points.

Discussion Sat 10 Aug. 11am—7pm. Free. An open meeting for artists. producers and the public to debate the structures needed to support creativity and innovation. A great opportunity to get an insight into the state ofBritish performance theatre.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon—8pm; Sun 12.30—1 1pm. Closed Mondays. [Accessz R. ST. Facilities: WS. E. G. R. 8. Help: AA]

Victor and Barry Fri 9-Sat 10 Aug. 7.30pm. See Cabaret.

Ten days of free street events around the centre of Glasgow. Sec preview.


I Flight of Fancy Buchanan Street. Noon

and 1pm. Two brothers play at Icarus in a

navigational comedy involving a unicycle and a huge pair ofwings.

I Etcetera Buchanan Street. 12.30pm and

1.30pm. All the way from Australia, Etcetera mixes satire. magic and circus with suits and briefcases.

I The Franconian Street Musicians Sauchiehall Street. Noon and 1pm. Celebrating almost a decade ofoutdoor music making. this professional ensemble has travelled all the way from Nun mbcrg, Germany.

I Jim and Don Sauchiehall Street. 12.30pm and 1.30pm. lrish award-winning jugglers take time out of Circus Belfast to entertain the shoppers ofGlasgow. I La La Les St Enoch‘s Square. Noon and 1.15pm. A wild jazz orchestra accompanies a breathtaking display of acrobatics. chair balancing and acrialism in The Maestro.