Theatre ls listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Touring shows enlisted alphabetically by title at the end of the section. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our oltlces at least ten days before publication. Theatre Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.
DISABLED ACCESS KEY
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 = Induction Loop System. G = Guide Dogs Allowed. R = Restaurant Accessible. B = 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 551 1. Sunday Openingis noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues.
I ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street. 221 9736. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W5. B. G. Help: A. AA]
Alice Through the Looking Glass Until Sat 4 Jan. (Schools performances Tue-Fri 10.30am and 1.30pm. £2). Public performances Sat 14. Sat 21. Mon 23. Thurs 26—Sa128. Mon 30 Dec. Thurs 2—Sat 4 Jan. 2pm and 4pm. £4 (£2). Andy Arnold returns to Connie Stewart‘s Lewis Carroll adaptation with which he had much success in his days with Edinburgh‘s Theatre Workshop. He aims to repeat the success this time with the ArchcsTheatre Com an '.
I BARHEAD SPORTS CENTRE Barrhead. The Blue Angel Mon 16. Wed 18. Fri 20 Dec. 7.30pm; Sat 21 Dec. 1.30pm. £10(£5 mats). The Royal Shakespeare Company comes direct from Stratford’s The Other Place to an unfamiliar venue on the theatre circuit. with the first of two plays directed by Trevor Nunn. Based on a Heinrich Mann novel. The Blue Angel isa new musical by Pam Gems using period songs from the 1920s and about a teacher who falls in love with a nightclub singer. See preview.
Measure lor Measure Tue 17. Thurs 18. Sat 21 Dcc7.30pm; Wed 18 Dec. 1.30pm. £10 (£5). Second Trevor Nunn production for Barrhead links in with the theme of awakening sexual desire in an establishment figure. See preview.
I CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 0022. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—6pm (10am—9pm on performance days). Bar. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W8. E.G. R. Help: AA]
The Snow Queen Until Sat 18 Jan. 7pm. £3—£7. Audio described perormance on Thurs 16 Jan. This year‘s Myles Rudge panto is based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale about little Gerda who battles through ice and snow to rescue her brother from the clutches of the Snow Queen. Giles Havergal directs and it‘s Julian McGowan‘s turn to get out the primary clours for the design. Look out for Ashley Jensen who graduates from last year’s panto at the Tron to join the cast at the Citz.
I CLYDE THEATRE Boquhanran Road. Clydebank.951 1200. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—6pm.
The Mysterious Mountain Until Sat 4 Jan. 10am Mon 9—Wed 11 Dec. 2pm until Mon 30 Dec (not Wed 25) . Thurs 2—Sat 4] an. 7.30pm until Sat 7. Thurs 12—Mon 30 Dec (not Wed 25). Thurs 2—Sat 4 Jan. Wildcat‘s pantomime is written by the regular team of David MacLennan and Dave Anderson and this year they make use of a 25-piece Gamelan to provide an atmospheric percussive backdrop. The story concerns a king‘s inability to get one ofhis daughters to smile. See review.
I COTTIER THEATRE Dowanhill Church. Hyndland Street. Tickets from TicketLink Box Offices or on the door.
The Soul Machine Fri 6 Dec. 7.30pm; Sat 7 and Sun 8 Dec. 5pm and 8pm. £7.50(£5). Mats all tickets £5. The latest multi-media spectacular from Test Dept inaugurates Dowanhill Church as a theatre venue (although it will be a while before the renovation work is complete). Appropriately. the production's subject matter is the rise of Christianity from Pagan times to the present-day search for unity.
I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrac Drive. 950 3437/3438. [Access: P. R. Facilities: WC. W8. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA]
Snow White Until Sat 7 Dec. Fri 10.15am and 1.30pm. Sat 2pm. £2. International Purves Puppets with a seasonal contribution.
Cinderella il . . . The True Story Mon 16. 1.30pm and 7.30pm; Tue 17. 10. 15am and 1.30pm; Wed 18 Dec. 1.30pm. £4(£2). See Pearce Institute below.
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. ()236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W8. G. B. Help: A. AA] Merlin the Magnificent Until Sat 28 Dec. £4.75 (£2.25). 10am Fri 6. Mon 9—Fri 13. Mon 16—Fri 20 Dec. 2pm every day except Fri 20. Wed 25. Fri 27 Dec. 7.30pm Fri 6—Sat 7. Wed ll-Tue 24. Fri 27 Dee. Cumbernauld welcomes in Christmas. as Liz Carruthcrs directs Stuart Paterson‘s mystical. magical. musical reworking of the Excalibur legend. first seen in a version at the Citizens‘ Theatre in 1982. See review.
I EAST KILRRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive. 03552 48669.
Humpty Dumpty Mon 2—Sat 14 Dec. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). EK Rep Theatre Club makes its festive contribution.
The Present Mon 16—Sat 21 Dec. Mon 1.30pm: Tue-Thurs 10am and 1.30pm; Wed—Sat 7pm. £5 (£2.50). Third year on the run for Clown Jewels at East Kilbride. performing a pre-Christmas show about a girl who discovers that time is in danger of coming to a stand still. Laughter. music and mayhem.
I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. [Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA]
A Lie OI the Mind Until Sat 7 Dec. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). An extension of the Glasgow Arts
Centre‘s American Season with another Sam Shepard play — this one from 1986 about two families torn apart. but still spiritually linked.
The Cat and the Hard Cheese Fri 20 Dec. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). The only public performance of the Arts Centre‘s devised Christmas show. all the other dates being taken up by schools bookings.
I KINGS 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]
Cinderella Tue 10 Dec—Sat 22 Feb. 2.15pm Thurs 12. Fri 13. Mon l6—Sa121.Thurs 26—Sat 28. Mon 30—Tue 31 Dec. Thurs 2-Sat4,Wed 8. Sat 11.Wed 15.Sat 18. Wed 22. Sat 25. Wed 29 Jan. Sat 1 . Wed5. Sat 8. Wed 12, Sat 15. Wed 19 and Sat22 Feb. 7pm every day (not Suns) except Wed 25 Dec or Wed 1 Jan.
Glitzy large-scale panto first seen in Edinburgh and said to be Stanley Baxter's last ever. The white mice turn into real Shetland ponies and there‘s a lot of attention paid to the telling of the story. Last year some of Baxter‘s material wasn't as sharp as it could have been. but there were some nice comic turns and strong support especially from the women in the company. And could you turn down your last opportunity to see such a major figure ofthe Scottish stage?
Angus Lennie is Stanley Baxter' atthe King’s
I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 221 3198. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—8pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W8, G. R. B. Help: A. AA]
The Secret Diary oi Adrian Mole Until Sat 7 Dec. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. Teenage angst as related by Sue Townsend and performed by the Pantheon Club.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Thurs 12 Dec—Sat 18 Jan. 7.30pm (not Wed 25 Dec or Wed 1 Jan). Mats 2.30pm on Sat 14. Mon l6—Sat 21, Mon 23. Tue 24.Thurs 26—Sat 28. Mon 30. Tue 31 Dec. Thurs 2—Sat4. Wed 8. Sat 11.Wed 15. Sat 18.£6 (cones available). Denny Willis does what he‘s been doing for decades and stars as the Dame in the Mitchell‘s family pantomime.
I MOTHERWELL THEATRE Civic Centre. Motherwell. 0698 67515.
Mother Goose Until Sat 4 Jan. 1.30pm and 7.30pm (not Suns. Wed 25 Dec or Wed 1 Jan). Motherwell‘s traditional family panto. Expect lots of puns about eggs.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Box Officcopcn Tue—Sun noon—8.30pm. Bar (open noon—11pm Tue—Sat; 12.30—2.30pm and 630—1 1pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (open noon—11pm). [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W8. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA]
Cinderella Until Sun 29 Dec (not Wed 25 or Thurs 26 Dee). 7pm. Mats every day except Mons. Sun 8. Sun 15 and Sun 29 Dec. One of this year‘s bumper crop of Cinderellas is written by David Wallace and performed by PACE. Expect lots of local involvement and lively performances
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from children as much as. if not more than, adults.
I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renficld Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]
The Adventures ol Aladdin Until Sat 1 Feb. £4—£7. 10am Fri 13 and Tue 17 Dec. 2pm Sat 7-Sun 8. Tue Ill—Thurs 12. Sat l4—Sun 15. Wed 18—Thurs 19. Sat 21—Sun 22.Tue ' 24. Thurs 26—Sun 29. Tue 31 Dec.Thurs 2-Sun 5. Wed 8. Sat 11. Sat 18 and Sat 25 Jan. 5.30pm Sun 8. Sun 15. Sun 22. Sun 29 Dec.Sun 5. Sun 12. Sun 19. Sun 26Jan. 7.30pm until Sat 7. Tue 10—Sat 14.Tue l7—Sat 21. Tue 24. Thurs 26—Sat 28. Tue 31 Dec. Thurs 2—Sat 4. Tue 7—Sat 11.Tue 14—Sat 18. Tue 21—Sat 25. Tue 28—Sat 31 Jan and Sat 1 Feb.
Last year's Pavilion panto was one ofthe season‘s more enjoyable shows. and John Murtagh is back as writer and directorthis time. Headline stars are Andy Cameron. Dean Park and Christian.
I PEARCE INSTITUTE Lithgow Theatre. 840 Govan Road (opposite Govan Underground). 445 1941.
Cinderella ll . . . The True Story Wed 1 l—Sat 14 Dec. 7.30pm. Thurs 12 mat 1.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Theatre Nepotism comes up with a slapstick pantomime that takes offwhere Cinderella finished. telling the tale of Prince Charming’s ﬂing with an Ugly Sister and of Cinders's close shave with a green man with a hump.
I RENFIELD ST STEPHEN'S Bath Street. Cinderella ll . . . The True StoryThurs 19LSat 21 Dec. 7.30pm. £3 (£1 .50). See Pearce Institute above.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. W3. AS. R. B. T. G. Help: A. AA]
The Three Sisters Tue 3—Fri 6 Dcc.7.15pm. £2 (£1). More Chekhov from the second year students. this time the classic drama about the wasted lives ofthree women trapped in a provincial military town. Peter D‘Souza directs.
The One-Sided Wall Wed 11 Dec. 7.30pm. £1 .5()(£1). Theatre Cryptic. a new student company. presents this psychiatric hospital drama by Janet Cresswell and Niki Johnson — a play in which yourvery own Theatre Editor appeared when the original touring company found itself short ofa non-speaking actor one night at Edinburgh‘s Traverse. From my position on stage it seemed powerful stuff. all the more so for being based on Cresswell's real life experience of Broadmoor; an experience which she has yet to escape. The script is published in Plays by Women: Eight(Methuen £6.99).
Cinderella Mon l6—Fri 20 Dec.7. 15pm; Sat 21 Dec. 10am. £3 (£1.50). FinalYear students enjoy their annual romp. one of this season‘s bumper crop of rags-to-riches Cinderellas.
I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. R.B. Help: AA]
Cinderella Thurs 28 Nov—Sat 14 Dec. See Dance listings and review.
I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive . 227 5511. [Help: L. WC. W8. C].
Terminal Bar Until Sat 7 Dec. 9.30pm. £4 (£2.50). Dependency Culture in a hetrosexual AIDS play by Paul Zelig. brightened by a sense ofthe absurd. Anna Newel directs. See preview.
Performance Exchange Public Showings Sat 7 Dec.1pm and 3.30pm. £3 (£1). Glasgow‘s actors‘ training group showcases the work of two companies which have been developing ideas recently at Tramway.
Debate: The Training Crisis Sun 8 Dec. 2pm. Free. A public debate about the provision of training for Scottish performers.
Bruce Myers Residency: Public Showing Sun 8 Dec. 8pm. £3 (£1). Twelve performers have been working with the leading
52 The List 6 - 19 December 1991