Theatre is listed by city. then alphabetically by venue. Touring shows are listed alphabetically by title at the end oi the section. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our ottices at least ten days before publication. Theatre Listings compiled by Marlt Fisher.


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 = AdjacentSeats. E 2 Induction Loop System. G = Guide Dogs Allowed. R = Restaurant Accessible. B = Bar Accessible. T = Adapted Telephone.

Help: A 2 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 phoneon 041227 5511. Sunday openingis noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues.


I ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street. 221 9736.

The Unlorgiven Tue 3—Sun 8 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). A new play by David Kilby performed by Annexe Theatre Company about the downfall of a stand-up comedian who suffers box office failure at the same



041-429 0022 GLASGOW


J. M. Synge 6 - 28 SEPTEMBER AT 7.30 PM

; time as becoming steadily more ill. See

1 review in Edinburgh Festival section at front of magazine. Borderland Tue 10—Sun 22 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). It is good that Birds ofParadise. Scotland‘s first totally mixed ability theatre company. has managed to keep going after initial funding difficulties. This play by Michael Duke takes a timely look at the breakdown of European barriers and speculates about who the real winners I BLACKFRIARS 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. 5525924. The Comic Club See Cabaret listings. I CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-6pm (10am—9pm on performance days). Bar. ]Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. ii. G. R. Help: AA] The Playboy ot the Western World Fri t»- Sat 28 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£1). Thurs 5 free preview. The Citz' Autumn Season kicks

' offwith J.M. Synge‘s 1907 comedy and ' best-known work which led to riots on its

first performances. and which celebrates

our need for imagination and fantasy.

Giles 1 lavergal directs. and wonderful

newcomer Julian McGowan designs. See



0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri

10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf.

evgs Bar/Cafe. ]Access: PPA. ST.

Facilities: WC. WS. G. B. Help: A. AA]

Casanova: The True Confessions at a

Cabalist (And Other Lies) Thurs 5 Sept.

7.45pm. £4.75 (£2.25). Something has gone very wrong in Borderline's retelling

of what should be the anarchic and sexy

Casanova story. leaving it limp and dull.

. There‘s an outside chance that it might

have improved since its Edinburgh Fringe


The Splitting ol Latham Fri 6 Sept. 7.45pm.

£4.75 (£2.25). Amusing. eccentric and

f energetic play devised by Benchtours

E Theatre Company. concerningacrackpot


scientist'sworld-shattering invention. Whit! Sat 7 Sept. 8pm. £3 (£1.50). See Cabaret.

I EAST KILBRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive. 03552 48669.

The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black BlacltOil Thurs 5— Fri 6 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Touring.

The Steamie Tue iii-Sat 14 Sept. 7.3llpm. £3.50 (£2). Sure to be a popular choice for ER Rep Theatre Club which. as far as I'm aware. is the first amateur club totackle Tony Roper‘s very funny washhouse contemporary classic,

I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. .‘vion ~Sat noon» 6pm. 4 bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket link details above. ]Access: 1’. 1.. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA]

Scottish Ballet 1 'ntil Sat 31 Aug. See

Dancelistings and review.

Laughing Matters Mon 1 Sat 14 Sept.

7.30pm. £6 £9. A

new comedy revue from Buffl iartlie. Stephen Robertson and George Donald. the Abertlonian trio better known as Scotland The What.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1011). Box Office open

Tue» Sun noon- 8.30pm. Bar (open noon 1 iplllTUt” Sat; 1230-230an and 6.30 llprn Sun. Meals served). Cate (open noon 11pm). ]Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. 1%. G. R. B. Help: A. AA]

An Evening Willi Fri 6 Sept. 8pm. £3(£2). Take '1 wo Productions presents a revue of original sketches and songs as well as some familiar numbers. and the poetry of Dorothy Parker.

Contusions'I'hurs 12 Sat 14 Sept. 8pm. £3.50 (£2). Trap Door Theatre Company is a new Scottish company set up to perform comedy theatre. lt rnakesits debut here with Alan Ayckbourn‘s series of short plays.

. I PAVILIONTHEATRE121 RenfieldStreet. 332 1846. Box ()ffice Mon-Sat

10am ~8pm. Bar. ]Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]

The Sash Mon 9 -Sat 21 Sept. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). See Touring and preview.

I THEATRE ROYAL l lope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am— 6pm. (7.30pm on pertevgs). Bar. Buffet. ]Access: i’. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. Ii. G. R. B. Help: AA]

Phantom otthe Opera Lintil Sat 31 Aug. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. USU—£17. Not the Lloyd Webber shebang. but an

altogether more amusing and creepy —-

musical by Ken Hill which sets the original Gaston Leroux novel to the musicof Verdi. Offenbach and Mozart. Good fun. I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. [Help: 1.. WC. WS. C].

The Cone Gatherers Wed 4--Sat 14 Sept. 7.45pm. Late nights Sat 7 and Sat 14. 10.30pm. £6(£4). After a coupleof indifferent productions since the momentous Jock ’l'anumz 's Hair/ts“. Communicado looks set to return to form with this large-scale adaptation of Robin Jenkin's neglected Scottish classic. Gerry

: Mulgrew directs this Highland tale oftwo

brothers whose experience of World War Two has more to do with forests than trenches. The first in 'I'ramway'sTheatre

and Nations season. heralding company's

from England. Wales and Eire See feature. Flowers on the Dead Red Sea Mon 9~Fri 13 Sept. 9.45pm; Sat 14 Sept. 5pm. The Welsh contribution to the Theatre and Nations season comes from Y Cwmni which has been specially commissioned to

i create this ensmble piece for'l‘ramway

after an enthusiastic reception at last year's Edinburgh Festival. Set in a slaughterhouse. the play raises questions about art and death. See feature

ITRON THEATRE (s3 Trongate. 5524267.

Box ()ffice Tue— Sat Noon 8pm; Sun

i 12.30-1 1pm. Closed Mondays. ]Access:

I R. ST. Facilities: WS. Ii. (5. R. B. Help:

1 AA] Sunset Song Until Sun 8 Sept. 7.30pm.

£5.50 (£2.50). See touring and preview. Tutti Paletti Fri 30 and Sat 31 Aug. 10.30pm. £5.50 (£2.50). All the way from East Germany. via the Edinburgh Fringe. comes Comedic Mimes with an amusing show that uses pantomime techniques to look at the divisions between the two parts ofGermany. Recommended.

Baggage and Bombshells Tue Ill—Sun 15 Sept. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£2.50). Multiple Fringe First-winners. Richard Crane and Faynia Williams. stay in Scotland with this year's Edinburgh show based on interviews with various women who have experienced war. Recommended.


I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. ]Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. B. Help: AA]

The Plough and the Stars Thurs 12-Sat 28 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Sat 21 mat.2.30pm. £3. First night £5 (£3). The third in Sean ()‘Casey‘s tragi-comic Dublin trilogy. The Plough and the Stars paints a picture of tenement life in the period leading upto the liaster Rising of 1916. First play inthe Brunton‘s autumn season.

I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box ()ffice Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. ]Access: PPA. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. E. G. B. Help: AA]

Ladies' Night Mon 2—Sat 7 Sept. Mon—Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5pm and 8pm. £5—£8. Adults-only play by Stephen Sinclair and Anthony McCarter about a groupof unemployed lads who try unsuccessfully to emulate the Chippendales.

Out at Order Mon 9—Sat 14 Sept. Mon—Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5pm and 8pm. £7.5(L—£l 1.50. Ray Cooney farce on a national tour by the Theatre of Comedy and starring Donald Sinden. See preview.


Brush with a Body Fri 30— Sat 31 Aug. 7.30pm. £3. Musselburgh Amateur Music Association in a literally black comedy about a chimney sweep who finds a dead body up a flue. The plot is complicated by the arrival of the police and an escaped mental patient.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE G rindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest'Cafe ]Access: 1’. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. E. G. B. R.T. Help: A.AA]

An Ideal Husband Fri 6—3le 28 Sept. 7.45pm. Sat mats l4 and 21 Sept.3. 15pm. £4--£l2. Signed performance Mon 9Scpt. Audio described performance Thurs 19 Sept. Back to a newly improved home after a year on the road. the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company opens its autumn season with Oscar Wilde‘s society

f Comedy -- now almost a century old. but

still as funny as you'll find. A good reason

tocheckout the audience-friendly § facilities. See preview.


This section lists shows that are touringthe Central Belt. There is a phone numberlor each company should you require more

i inlorrnation.

I Achilles RTB Theatre (‘o joins forces with Fablevision for a short tour

2 (including a date in Germany) ofthis

reworking of the Greek legend which draw s parallels with current issues about care in the community. More detailson

(1369 3001.

l’t'urt'e Institute. (intuit Mon 2 Sept. 1.30pm and 7.30pm.

fitment/t1Centre. (irt'enm'k Tue 3 Sept.

1 45pm.

rift/(71(11):. .4n1rtshutg Wed 4 Sept. 2pm and 3pm.

St ( ‘u/um/m's Hull. Helenshurg/t Thurs 5 Sept. 7.30pm.

[it/ward Street Centre. /)ltll()()ll Fri 6 Sept. 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

I The Cheviot. the Stag and the Black. Black