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Theatre is listed by city. then alphabetically by venue. Touring shows are listed alphabetically by title at the end otthe section. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our ofﬁces at least ten days betore publication. Theatre Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.
DISABLED ACCESS KEY
Access: P 2 Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre-Arranged. l. = Level Access. R 2 Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate.
Facilities: WC --- Adapted Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = AdjacentSeats. E = Induction Loop System. G 2 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 front the Ticket Centre. Candlcriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am until 6.30pm itt person or until 9pm by phone on 041227 5511. Sundayopeningis noon-5pm. Any Ticket Link boxoffice cart sell tickets for other venues.
I ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street. 221 973(1.
Borderline Until Sun 22 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Good that Birds of Paradise. Scotland's first fully integrated. professional. 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 are. See review.
Full 01 Eastern Promise Mon 23 Sept. 11.30am. Free. Pre-lunch song and dance front the Asian Ensemble class as part of the Rarin' To Go Festival.
Variety is the Spice 01 Lite Mon 23 Sept. Mon 23 Sept. 2pm Free. Music Ilall fun with the Red Road Chancers forthe Rarin' To Go Festival.
Charlie Tue 24 Sept. 2pm. Free. The Half Century Theatre Group in a black comedy by Polish playwright Slawomir Mrozek as part of the Rarin‘ To Go Festival.
Musical Wed 25 Sept. 2pm. Free. The Hypocrites from Carmyle contribute to the Rarin' To Go Festival.
Calton to Catalonia Thurs 26 Sept. 3.30pm. Free. Milton Arts and Parts revives its play about Glasgow‘s contribution to the Spanish Civil War. Part ofthe Rarin‘To Go Festival.
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. E.G. R. Help: AA]
The Playboy ol the Western World Untit Sat 28 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£1). Free performance Mon 23 Sept. Audio-described performance Thurs 26 Sept. 7.30pm. The Citz‘ Autumn Season kicks off with .l.M. Synge‘s 1907 comedy and best-known work. which led to riots on its first performances. and celebrates our need for imagination and fantasy. Giles Havergal directs. and wonderful newcomer Julian McGowan designs. See review.
I CRAWFORD THEATREJordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3437/3438. [Access: P. R. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA]
Orcadia Movement Workshops Tue 24-Thurs 26 Sept. Daytime. Performance
Wed 25 Sept. 10am. Free. Orcadia Movement draws on Scottish and Celtic folklore for this series of workshops and one-off performance. Call theatre for more details.
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon-Fri l0am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. |Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. B. Help: A. AA] Space Invaders Fri 13—Sat 14 Sept. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£1 .50). No Mean Company performs Alan Spence's play about inner-city sci-fi fantasies.
The Glass Menagerie Tue 17 Sept. 7.45pm. £3.50(£1.50). The ever-industrious Pocket Theatre. Cumbria. returns with Tennessee Williams's American classic about nostalgia. isolation. dreams and truth.
The Noise and Smoky Breath Show Thurs 19 and Fri 20 Sept. 7.45pm. £4.75 (£2.25). One of the big successes of the last few months is this lively collection ofGlasgow poems. songs and sketches brought together by the Arches Theatre Company. It started life as an alternative to Christmas shows and has recently completed a run at Edinburgh‘s prestigious Assembly Rooms. Don‘t miss. Eric Heretic and Jes Denstoclt Sat 21 Sept. 7.45pm. £4.75 (£2.25). See Cabaret.
The Beggar's Opera Thurs 26-Sat 28 Sept. 7.45pm. Thurs £3.50 (£1 .50). Fri/Sat£4.75 (£2.25). One of Scotland‘s most exciting young companies. Pen Name. returns with John Gay's send-up of the 18th century fad for Italian opera. Expect a bawdy and racy production.
I EAST KILBRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive. 0355248669.
The Steamie Until Sat 14 Sept. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2). Sure to be a popular choice for EK Rep Theatre Club which. as far as I‘m aware. is the first amateur club totackle Tony Roper's very funny washhouse contemporary classic. You can see Roper's second play Paddy '5 Market in a touring production by the Tron Theatre in the near future.
I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. [Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA] Who‘s Afraid of Virginia Wooll? Wed 18—Sat 21 Sept. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). The centre‘s theatre theme this season is America. and the Actor's Lab kicks off with Edward Albee‘s classic psychological drama about a turbulent marital relationship.
I HARLAND AND WOLFE Clydebrae Street. off Govan Road. Govan. 423 1333.
Fax Thurs 19. Fri 20 and Sun 22 Sept. 8.30pm: Sat 21 Sept. 9.15pm. £7 (£5). So ambitious is Brith Gof‘s contribution to Tramway‘s Theatres and Nations season that they‘ve had to house it in the vast shipbuilding shed used for last year‘s The Ship. The Welsh company is following up its previous runaway successes in Glasgow — The (iododdin and Los Angeles — with this. the culmination of five years‘ work under the title The Disasters of War. The themes of the performance are peace and ecology. and to help fill the space. Brith Gof is teaming up with special-needs group Jigsaw and members ofthre Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Don‘t miss. I KING’S THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA]
Scotland the What? Until Sat 14 Sept. 7.30pm. £6—£9. Gentle Doric humour from the well-loved trio with an all-new set (bar one oldie) of wordy songs and wry sketches. See review.
Judy Mon 16—Sat 21 Sept. 7.30pm. £2—£15. Sat mat 3pm. West End hit on tourfrom Perth Theatre starring Leslie Mackie in a Laurence Olivier award-winning performance as Judy Garland.
Paddy's Marital Mon 23—Sat 28 Sept. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 3pm. See touring.
I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 221 3198. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—8pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. R. B. Help: A. AA]
Glasgow International Drama Festival Until Sat 14 Sept. 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). Amateur drama competition featuring on Friday. Brighton Beach Memoirs performed by Northern Ireland‘s Newport Players. and on Saturday Laburrtium (iroi'e performed by England's Studio One.
Casanova Mon l6—Sat 21 Sept. 7.30pm. Subtitled True Confessions ofu Cabalisr (and ()ther Lies). Borderline‘s contribution to this year‘s Edinburgh Fringe attempts to be both sexy and funny. but unfortunately fails on both counts.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Box ()ffice open Tue—Sun noon—8.30pm. Bar (open noon—1 1pm Tue— Sat: l2.30-—2.30pm and 6.30—11pm Sun. Meals served ). Cafe (open noon—1 1pm). |Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA]
Confusions Until Sat 14 Sept. 8pm. £3.50 (£2). Trap Door Theatre Company is a new Scottish company set up to perform comedy. It makes its debut here with Alan Ayckbourn's series of short plays.
The Glass Menagerie Sat 21 Sept. 8pm. £4 (£2). See Cumbernauld Theatre above.
I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. |Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]
The Sash Until Sat 21 Sept. 7.30pm. £7 (£5). See Touring and review.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. 1... Facilities: WC. WS. AS. R. B.T. G. Help: A. AA]
The Soldier's Tale Tue 24—Sat 28 Sept. 7.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Theatre Theatrical returns to home base after the critical success of Igor Stravittsky's Faustian piece of music-theatre on the Edinburgh Fringe.
Invigorating and inspiring. David McVicar’s production brings together actors. dancers. musicians and a nart ator in a fast-paced whirl of a show. Recommended.
I SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 3396185. The centre is open Tue- Sat l0am——5pm and Sun 2-5pm. A 30-minute talk andtour round the centre costs £1 (75p). Workshops and information are available by appointment (the centre‘s library containsover 8001itles).
ITRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 551 l [Helpz1..WC.WS.C].
The Cone Galherers t 'ntil Sat 14 Sept. 7.45pm.1.atenights Sat 14. 10.30pm. £6 (£4). (‘omntunicado in a large-scale adaptation of Robin Jenkinsneglected Scottish classic. (ietry' Multzreyy directs this Highland taleol'lwobrotherswhosc experience ot \Votld \\ at Two has more to do with forests than trenches. The first in 'I'ramway's‘Theatre and Nations season. heralding company ies from langland. Wales and Iiire. See review
Flowers on the Dead Red Sea t'ntil Iii-i 13 Sept. 9.45pm: Sat 14 Sept. 5pm. The second Welsh contribution to the Theatre and Nations season comes from \' Cw mni. which has been specially comittissioned to create this ensemble piece for 'l'ramway' after an enthusiastic reception at last year's lidinburgh l‘estiy :11. Set in a slattglttct'hotise. the play raises questions about art and death. Sec rey iew
Pax See Harland and \Volt'labove.
The Patriot Gamer tn: 1'7 l'TI 20 Sept . 8pm; Sat 21 Sept. 7pm. Urn-i). Commissioned and then banned by the BBCin 1965and now adapted for the stage tor the first time. Tom .‘ylurphy‘s play was written to mark the 50111 anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Dublin's Abbey l'heattc makes what is likely to be the most politically charged contribution to the Theatres and Nationsseason. Recommended
AND ACCESS FOR ALL! Tw AUTUMN SEASON 1991.
BOOK NOW... . Theatre Workshop
34 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh 031 226 5425
ACROBATS, JUGGLERS, CLOSE UP MAGICIANS. ESCAPOLOGISTS. COMEDY MUSICIANS and NOVELTY ACTS etc for demanding promotional work in Scottish licenced premises. Performers should display an ability to 'think on their teet', work unsociable hours and be available throughout October, November, December 1991 inclusive.
Auditions to be held in Edinburgh on Monday 23rd September 1991. For further information please contact Joe at 'Ott The Kerb Productions' on 071 732 4018/1473 (24 hours)
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