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Cumbernauld Theatre Thurs 13 - Sat 15 Feb 7.45pm Bridgeton John Street Secondary Tues 18 Feb 7.30pm Govan Pearce Institute Thurs 20 Feb 7.30pm Greenock Arts Guild Theatre Thurs 27 Feb 7.30pm

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


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Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = AdjacentSeats. 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. WS. B. G. Help: A.AA]

The Caretaker Until Sun 23 Feb (not Sun 16 or Mon 17). 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The Arches Theatre Company pauses for thought with a production of Harold Pinter's 1960


Tickets priced £2 to £10 available


Ticket Centre Candleriggs, Citizens Theatre, Mitchell Theatre and Theatre Royal Booking Ottices. Credit Card Holders (Access, American Express and Style Cards.) phone 041-227 5015.








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classic which. as a recent revival in London proved. has lost none of its power. Endgame Tue 25—Sat 29 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Carl Pickard directs Strathclyde Theatre Group in Samuel Beckett'sclassie vision of the human condition with an interpretation that draws the humour out of an otherwise bleak picture.

Jim Beam Comedy Nights Every Thursday from 20 Feb. See Cabaret.

I CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-6pm (10am—9pm on performance days). Bar. [Accessz P. L. Facilities: WC. W5. [3.0. R. Help: AA]

Niagara Wed 19 Feb—Sat 14 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£1 ). Free preview Tue 18 Feb. Free performance Mon 9 Mar. The first ofthree openings this week as the Citz adds two small theatres to its existing main stage. Niagara by Peruvian playwright Alonso Alegria is performed in the 70-seater Third Theatre in a translation by director Robert David MacDonald who alsostars in the two-hander. Written in 1969.15! cruce sombre e/ Niagara is said to be Alegria's best play. taking a philosophical look at Charles Blondin whocrossed Niagara Falls on a tightrope in 1859. See preview.

1953 Thurs 20 Feb—Sat 14 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£1). Free preview Wed 19 Feb. Free performance Mon 9 Mar. Craig Raine has modernised Racine's I667 tragedy Ahdmmaque. originally set at the end of the Trojan war where marital jealousy leads to carnage. for the inaugural performance in the 130-seat Second Theatre. Directed and designed by Philip Prowse. See preview.

Summer Lightning Fri 21 Feb—Sat 14 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£1 ). Free preview Thurs 20 Feb. Free performance Mon 9 Mar. (iiles IIavergal stays in the Citz original auditorium now called First Theatre for his adaptation of one of PG. Wodehouse‘s popular Blandings novels. See preview.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am-6pm; Sat 10am—3pm; 6-8pm perf. evgs Bar Cafe. [Accessz PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W8. G. B. Help: A. AA] Jump the Liie to Come L'ntil Sat 15 Feb. 7.45pm. Thurs £3.50 (£1 .50). Fri—Sat £4.75 (£2.25). See Touring and review. The Age of Miracles and One For the Road Fri 21 and Sat 22 Feb. 7.45pm. £3(£1.50). Double-helping of comedy presented by Apex Players. First up is The Ageof .llirac/es. a futuristic Scottish play by (ieorge ll. Cummings. and that‘s lolloysed by Willy Russell‘s sitcom~style ()neforihe Road.

I EAST KILBRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive. 03552 48669.

Massacre at Glencoe limit Sat 15 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Patsy Wark directs Chameleon Theatre Company in David Starsmere‘s play which uses drama and folk music to recreate an important chapter of Scottish history.

Patrick Pearse Motel Wed 19—Sat 22 Feb. 7.30pm. French-style farce commenting on contemporary Irish life in PR Rep‘s production ofllugh Leonard‘s play.

I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. [Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA]

The Maids timil Sill 15 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Jean (ienet's erotic and abstract drama still has the ability to shock with its sexual cross-casting and its commentary

on the moral corruption of‘civilised' ' society. Here it is performed by Actors

Lab. Genet fans should note the student performance of The Balcony at Edinburgh's Bedlam Theatre.

The Theban Plays: Oedipus Rex Wed 26—5211 29 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Robin Wilson directs Actors Lab in the first of Sophocles‘s The ban Plays Oedipus a! (,‘o/(mus and A niigone follow in March and April. In Oedipus Rex a prosperous and tranquil reign is undermined by the truth of the king’s past misdeeds.

I GLASGOW UNIVERSITY Drama Studio. West Quad. Main Building.

Subterraneuni and Her Otherl Wed 19—Fri 21 Feb. 8pm. Free. Scotland‘s contributions to the International Festival of University Theatre are given their world premiere here .

The first piece. by Theatre de la Mer. creates an enigmatic seascape with movement and music. Her Other I is a new Beckett-inspired play by D.E. Ileddon. directed by Natalie Wilson.

The Cheviot. the Stag and the Black. Black Oil Wed 26—Sat 29 Feb. 8.30pm. Free. The [Tniversity‘s Department of Film.Theatre and TV stages a version ofJohn McCirath's seminal play about the historical exploitation of the Scottish people. The company is replacing the original ceilidh-style presentation with elements drawn from film and television. The Taming oi the Shrew Wed 26—52113) Fen. 7pm. Free. The university'sTheatre Studies department performs Shakespeare's battle-of-wills drama.

I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box ()ffice. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. |Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. R. (1. Help: A. AA]

Cinderella L'ntil Sat 22 Feb. 7pm everyday (not Suns). 2.15pm mats every Wed and Sat. (ilitzy 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.

I MERCAT THEATRE Mercat I louse. Drumchapel. 99-19022. ValentineiorDrumchapel Fri l4~Sat IS Feb. 7.30pm. Invitation only. Scotland's

newest theatre opens with a special variety

show starring Jimmy Logan and a host of local children.

Bugsy Malone Sun 161~‘eb.7.30pm.£5

(£2 £1). Popular gangster musical with children playing the roles ofadults. Scottish Ballet Tue 18 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£2 £1). Scottish Ballet‘s touring division with a triple bill ofdances.

Givin' IIFISIT Fri 21—Sai 22 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£2 £1 ). See Touring.

Scotland the Rave Thurs 27 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£2 £1 ). See Cabaret.

I MITCHELL THEATRE (iranville Street.

221 3198. Box ()ffice Mon—Sat noon—8pm.

Bar. Cafe. |Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. (i. R. B. Help: A. AA]

One Act Play Festival Wed 2(F5111 29 Feb.

7. 15pm. £2.50. Another helping ofshort

; plays in competition. organised by the Scottish Community Drama .-\ssociation.

I OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE l79 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. Box ( )tlicc open lilam- 6pm and 8pm on perlorrnance day's. [Accessz 1’. ST. Facilities: “'5. AS.

(i. Ii. Help: A. AA] Laurel and Hardy 'I‘liuis 2o«s.ii 22 Feb.

/.30pm. £6 ( £3). Forbes Masson and Ronald Simon rev iv e their excellent production oiTom .\1c(irath‘s tribute to Hollywood's greatest double act.

FOOIS Paradise livery Saturday. See Cabaret.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Box Office open Tue-Sun noon—8.30pm. Bar (open noon—1lmeuewSat: 12.30—230pm and 6.3(L1 1pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (open noon-1 1pm ). ]Acccss: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. Ii. (i. R. B. Help: A. AA]

Custer’s Last Stand Sat 22 Feb. 8pm. £4 (£2 ). Yorkshire Theatre Company returns to Scotland after a couple ofsuccesstul visits last year. This time the scene isthe Wild West where one of the more controversial episodes in US history is given the comic-book treatment. Worth a look.

One Act Plays Wed 26 Feb. 8pm. £2.50. The Old (irammarians present another night ofshort plays.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon-Sat

“The List 14 27 February 1992