! Theatre is listed by city. then alphabetically l by venue. Touring shows are listed alphabetically by title at the end ofthe section. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Theatre Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.
DISABLED ACCESS KEY
Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre-Arranged. L = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate.
Facilities: WC 2 Adapted Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = Adjacent Seats. E 2 Induction Loop System. G = Guide Dogs Allowed. R = Restaurant Accessible. B 2 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 041227 5511. Sunday openingis noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues.
I CRAWFORD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3437/3438. [Accessz P. R. Facilities1WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA]
Sunset Song Until Fri 23 Aug. 1.30pm. Free. Schools showing ofTAG‘s adaptation of the Scottish classic by Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Set in the North Eastof Scotland it tells the tale of a woman who is torn between her love of the country and her desire to escape the confines ofher farming community. Public perfomances begin at the end of the month.
I CUMBERNAULO THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm: 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Accessz PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. B. Help: A. AA] Givin' It Fish Fri 23 and Sat 24 Aug. 7.45pm. £4.75 (£2.25). See Cabaret.
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]
Scottish Ballet Until Sat 31 Aug. See Dance listings and preview.
I PAVILION THEATRE 121 chfield Street. 332 1846. 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 for a short season of mind-blowing fun.
I SCOTTISH EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE CENTRE Finnieston Quay. 248 3000.
West Side Story Until Sun 25 Aug. 7.30pm. £10—£25. Having played Munich. Amsterdam and Berlin. this major revival of the Sondheim. Bernstein. Laurents and Robbins reworking of Romeo andlult'et plays its only dates in Britain. Recommended. but get a good seat.
The popular conception of classical ballet has male dancers prancing around looking precious in fights. But in 1974, American choreographer Robert North created a piece which shatters such images. Troy Game, the mascot piece of the London Contemporary Dance company for sixteen years, is to be performed by Scottish Ballet as a part of theirtripte bill. Muscling in alongside George Ballanchine‘s Concerto Barocco and Verdi's Vespri, Troy Game is a spectacular showcase for the male dancer at his athletic best. Using seven male dancers, who are worked frantically to a Brazilian Batucada beat, Troy Games both inflates and dispels the myth of the supermale.
Julian Moss, one of North’s ‘asslstants’ who are bestowed with the powers to re-create the works of the big man worldwide, is behind the Scottish Ballet production. Moulding the dance to complement the characteristics of
the Scottish company, Moss's piece has all the splendid farce of the original. ‘First of all it implies and establishes how masculine the dancers are, and then it gradually turns on its head, where we are poking fun at men putting their chests out.’
Although reluctant to table Troy Game as the lead section in the triple bill, Moss stresses its explosive nature. ‘lt’s impossible not to fall in love with those infectious samba rhythms, and by its very nature, the dance is a show-stopper. Where the ' Concerto shows the strengths of the girls, Troy Games displays the strengths of the male dancers.’
Scottish Ballet’s triple bill unites classical with thoroughly contemporary ballet and should prove irresistable to a diverse audience. (Kathleen Morgan)
Scottish Ballet’s triple bill is at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow, 22—24 August; Giselle 27—31 August.
I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon—8pm; Sun 12.30—11pm. Closed Mondays. [Accessz R. ST. Facilities: WS. E. G. R. B. Help: AA]
Mary Stuart Until Sat 24 Aug. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£2.50). See Classical Musiciistings. Sunset Song Tue 27—Sun 8 Sept. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£2.50). First public performances of TAG‘s adaptation of the Scottish classic by Lewis Grassic Gibbon. Set in the North East of Scotland it tells the tale of a woman who is torn between her love ofthe country and her desire to escape the confines of her farming community.
Last two days of free street events around the
I Bob and Bob Jobbins Buchanan Street. Noon and lpm. Music Hall meets the Flat i
Earth Society in The .Vaughiiest Noise in the Galaxy and The Human Gramophone. I Green Ginger Buchanan Street. 12.30pm and 1.30pm. Bi-lingual nonsense and instant caricatures by Gaston Ie Gouache. I Mr PP Sauchieltall Street. Noon and lpm. Refugee from the Edinburgh Fringe. Australia's Mr PP combines acrobatics with snappy dressing.
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I Skin and Blisters Sauchiehall Street. 12.30pm and 1.30pm. Masks and high-ﬂying stunts front this two-woman company in a show called Stranger Things Have Happened.
I Rob Roy Pipe Band and Dancers St Enoch‘s Square. 12.30pm and 1.30pm. (‘anadian troupe sell coal to Newcastle.
I Askinay Folk Ensemble The Firgc Shopping Centre. 12.30pm and 1.30pm. All the way from Glasgow's twin town Rostov on Don. come these specialists in traditional Cossak music.
I El Brujo George Square. 9.30pm. Translated as The Wizard. this show by Spain's La Burbuja is based on the Merlin legend and in true Spanish style makes use of fireworks. live music and the audience.
I Mr PP Buchanan Street. Noon and lpm. See Fri 23.
I Skin and Blisters Buchanan Street. 12.30pm arid 1.30pm. See Fri 23.
I Bob and Bob Jobbins Sauchiehall Street. Noon and lpm. See Fri 23.
I Green Ginger Sauchiehall Street. 12.30pm and 1.30pm. See Fri 23.
I Askinay Folk Ensemble St Iinneh‘s Square. Noon; Pollock Shopping Centre. 2pm. See Fri 23.
I El Bruio George Square. 9.30pm. See
Dance performances and classes are listed by city. than alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. ' Dance Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.
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I GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL 2
Sauchiehall Street. 332 6633. I The Don Cossacks Until Sat 24 Aug. 7.30pm. All the way front Glasgow's'l‘win .'
Town of Rostov-on-Don. come the Don
Cossaks State Song and Dance Ensemble for a two week run.
I KING'S THEATRE Bath Street. 227 5511. Concerto Barocco. Vespri and Troy Game 22—24 Aug. 7.30pm. Sat mats2.3(lpm. £6—£27.50. Scottish Ballet kicks offa new season with a triple bill using the musicol‘ Bach. Verdi and. for Troy Game. the J
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