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Theatra 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 ollices at least ten days betore publication. Theatre Listings compiled by Marti Fisher.


Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parkingto be Pre-Arranged. L = Level Access, R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate.

Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilct(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. Candlcriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on ()41227 551 1. Sunday opening is 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]

Ballad oi the Sad Cale Until Sun 5 Apr(not Mon 30). 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Edward Albee's adaptation of a short story by Carson McCullers focuses on a domineering woman and her hunchback cousin who bring to life their isolated town by setting up a cafe. Things take a turn for the worse when the woman‘s long-lost husband returns. Financial support from the European Social Fund has enabled students of Langside College to gain vocational experience working on this production by the Arches Theatre Company.

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 Pelican Until Sat 18 Apr. 7.30pm. £5 (£1). Ian Spink is more familiar asa choreographer, but here he branchesout into directing August Strindberg‘s little-known play about a middle-class Swedish mother who is forced to hearthe truth about herself having deceived her children. Appropriately for the tiny Third Theatre space, the piece was one of several written for Strindberg‘s own Intimate Theatre.

Casanova Undone Until Sat 18 Apr. 7.30pm. £5 (£1). Robert David MacDonald moves upstairs to the Second Theatre to direct a new play by Dic Edwards about the reality behind the Casanova myth. The script is soon to be published by Oberon Books in a collection with two other plays.

Lulu Fri 27 Mar—Sat 18 Apr. 7.30pm. £5 (£1). Jon Pope returns to the Citz‘ First Theatre to direct and design Frank Wedekind‘s ground-breaking portrait ofa sexually active woman and the bourgeois men who crumble in her wake.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 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] Angels and Amazons Fri 26 Mar. 7.45pm. £4.75 (£2.25). Ra-Ra Zoo,the ever-popular circus company. in a

celebration of eccentric women throughout the ages. From Ancient Egyptian jugglers to Victorian acrobats, the show is performed by an international troupe of top comic acrobats who take us on a hysterical historical journey.

lein’ It Fish Fri 27—Sat 28 Mar. 7.45pm. £4.75 (£2.25). See Touring.

Wuthering Heights Wed 1 Apr. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2.25). Cue the Kate Bush impressions as Freelance Theatre Co presents a stage adaptation ofEmily Bronte‘s wild tale of thwarted love.

The Seven Ages of Woman Sat 4 Apr. 7.45pm. £4.75 (£2.25). See Cabaret. Brand Thurs 9—Fri 10 Apr. 7.45pm. £4.75 (£2.25). The Troupe brings its touring production of lbsen‘s epic play rarely staged because of its production demands to Scotland. It tells the tale ofan idealistic young man who goes on a journey and inspires the poor and lonely people he meets. Take the High Road star Robin Cameron plays the lead. See review.

I EAST KILBRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive. 03552 48669.

Timeto Kill Wed 8—Sat 11 Apr. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2). EK Rep Theatre Club in

L. Durban's play about suburban murder and revenge.

I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street, 2214526.]Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. R, G. Help: A, AA] Antigone ch 8—Sat 11 Apr. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Glasgow Arts Centre comes to the end of its ambitious staging of all three of

Sophocles‘ Theban plays. with this tragic

tale of a woman whose sense ofduty conflicts with her king‘s law.

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]

Irene Until Sat 28 Mar. 7.15pm. £4.50—£6.50. Paisley Musical and Operatic Society performs Hugh Wheeler and Joseph Stein‘s show which features a score by Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy. Hits include ‘You Made Me Love You (1 Didn‘t Want to Do It)‘ and ‘l'm Always Chasing Rainbows‘.

Eugene Onegin Mon 31 Mar-Sat 4 Apr. 7.15pm. £4—£8. Sat mat2.]5pm. Tchaikovsky‘s opera is performed by Glasgow Grand Opera.

Gang Show Mon 6—Sat 11 Apr. 7.15pm. £2.50—£6. Sat mat 2pm. Scouts and Guides in their annual on-stage knees-up.

I MERCAT THEATRE Mercat House, Drumchapel, 944 9022.

The Magic Doors Wed 1 Apr. 1.30pm. £5 (£2/£1). See Dance listings.

Seven Ages ol Woman Thurs 2 Apr. 8pm. £5 (£2/£1). See Cabaret listings.

The Stamping Ground Fri 3 Apr. 7 .30pm. £5 (£2/£1).See Dance listings.

Our Man in Amsterdam Thurs 9 Apr. 7.30pm. £5 (£2/£1). Shady deals and dubious goings-on in GAPTheatre‘s light-hearted drama.

I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street, 221 3198. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—8pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC, W5. G. R, B. Help: A,AA]

The Pajama Game Mon 6—Sat 11 Apr. 7.30pm. £5—£8. Sat mat 3pm. The Apollo Players Celebrate their Silver Jubilee with a production of the hit musical with songs by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross.

I MOTHERWELL THEATRE Civic Centre, Motherwell. 0698 67515.

Oklahoma Mon 30 Mar—Sat 4 Apr. 7.30pm. £2—£4.50. The Motherwell and Wishaw Amateur Operatic Society in the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.

Boy Chubby Brown Thurs 2 Apr. 7.30pm. £9.50. See Cabaret.

The Big Move Mon 6 Apr. 7pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Skint Knees revives its children‘s show about a family in disagreement about moving house.

I OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE 179 Buchanan Street, 332 2333. Box Office

open 10am—6pm and 8pm on performance days. [Access: P, ST. Facilities: WS, AS, G, E. Help: A,AA]

Caprice Until Sat 28 Mar. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). De Musset and Co champion the little-known 19th century French playwright Alfred dc Musset with this well-dressed double-bill of Caprice and It’s Impossible to Think of Everything. They are a diverting pair which were well received when they played Edinburgh‘s Traverse Theatre.

Fools Paradise Every Saturday. See Cabaret.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley, 887 1010. Box Office open Tue-Sun noon—8.30pm. Bar (open noon—11pm Tue—Sat; 12.30—2.30pm and 6.30—11pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (open noon-1 1pm). [Access: PPA, ST. Facilities: WC, W8, E, G. R, B. HelpzA, AA]

Comedy Nights Every Thursday. See Cabaret listings.

Blues in the Night Fri 3—Sat 4 Apr. 8pm. £4 (£2). Pleasant tribute to the jazz and blues greats, performed by Take Two productions.

Our Man in Amsterdam Tue 7 Apr. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Shady deals and dubious goings on in GAP Theatre’s light-hearted drama.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS, G. Help: AA]


I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057. [Access: PPA, L. Facilities: WC, W8, AS, R, B. T, G. Help: A, AA]

The Taming ot the Shrew Until Fri 27 Mar. 7.15pm. £2(£1). David McVicar directs second-year students in Shakespeare‘s study of the battle of the sexes.

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, W8, E, G, R, B. Help: AA]

Dancing at Lughnasa Until Sat 28 Mar. 7.30pm. £4—£13. Thurs and Sat mats 2.30pm. Brian Friel’s universally acclaimed play a hit in London and Broadway tells the story of an Irish family gatheringin 1936. At turns funny, passionate and mysterious, the play has been enthusiastically received by critics and audiences alike. See review.

Shirley Valentine Mon 30 Mar—Sat 4 Apr. 7.30pm. £4—£13. Thurs and Sat mats 2.30pm. Willy Russell's brilliant monologue, about a suburban housewife who fulfils her dream of escaping domestic drudgery, has been touring regularly for some time now this version stars Pamela Power, best known as the DSS ladyin Bread.

A Woman at No Importance Mon 6—Sat 11 Apr. 7.30pm. £4—£15.50. Thurs and Sat mats 2.30pm. Philip Prowse gets a chance to show Glasgow what he’s been up to with the RSC, as his production of Oscar Wilde‘s comedy calls in on a national tour. See preview.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive , 227 5511. [Help: L, WC, W8, C].

Columbus: The New World Order Until Sat 28 Mar. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). America’s internationally renowned Bread and Puppet Theater looks at the displacement of the native people of North America brought about by the arrival of Christopher Columbus. Large-scale puppets, masks and mime with a strongly political bent. A rare opportunity to see this pioneering company. The Dorm Sun 5—Mon 6 Apr. See Touring. Down and Out in Paris and London Wed 8—Sat 11 Apr. 8pm. £6 (£4). The firstof three adaptations from books this month at Tramway, Down and Our in Paris and London is Paines Plough‘s reworking of George Orwell‘s celebrated study of 19205 deprivation. Directed by Anna Furse, who was last in Scotland directing Sky

Woman Falling at the Traverse , the production uses 30 local people to portray the homeless.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate . 552 4267. No theatre this issue.


I BEDLAM THEATRE Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: St. Facilities: WS. G, B. Help: AA]

Mary dueen ot Scots Collier Head Chopped OttSee SSDFlisting.

I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240.

No theatre this issue.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Tickets available from Queen‘s Hall and Usher ilall Box Offices and J. and A. Cruikshank (opposite theatre).

One Act Play Festival Until Sat 28 Mar. 7.30pm. £3.50. The Divisional Finals of the Scottish Community Drama Association‘s ongoing competition. On Friday, groups from Stirling. Livingston

and Liberton offer plays by Dennis Potter.

David Campton and Sean Street. On Saturday, groups from Kelso. Edinburgh and Falkirk turn their hands to plays by Margaret Wood, Alfred Sutro and Jean Anouilh. Anything Goes Mon 6—Sat 11 Apr. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £4.50 (£3). Tickets from Usher Hall Box Office. SM YCMs in Cole Porter‘s musical comedy. Monday night is a gala performance (all tickets £5) in aid of the Seagull Trust and the India-Scotland Experience. I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: PPA, L. Facilities: WC. W5, AS, E, G, B. Help: AA] The Sound of Music Until Sat 11 Apr. 7.30pm. £4.50—£20.50. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. It‘s sing-along time as Christopher Cazenove, Jan Waters. Liz Robertson and Robin Nedwell star in a stage-version of the ever-popular musical. See review. I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. BEG Until Sat 28 Mar. £7—£9. 7pm. Tue—Thurs mats 2pm. Fri 10am. See Kids listings. Roy Chubby Brown Wed 1 and Fri 3 Apr. 7.30pm. £8.50—£9.50. See Cabaret lisitngs. Freddie Starr Thurs 2 Apr. 7.30pm. £8.50—£12.50. Sec Cabaret. Coppelia Tue 7—Sat 11 Apr. 7.30pm. £5.50—£23. Thurs and Sat mats 2pm. See Dance listings and review. I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 229 9697. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe [Access: P, L. Facilities: WC. W5, AS, E, G, B. R, T. Help: A,AA] Uncle Vanya Until Sat 28 Mar. 7.45pm. £4—£12. Love, sex and human foibles are the concerns of Anton Chekhov's subtle comedy about a man who falls for his brother-in-law‘s second wife. The play is newly adapted by Stuart Paterson and directed by Hugh Hodgart. Largely successful, the production risks losing our attention by being very low-key and, at times, almost inaudible. Merlin Fri 3—Sat 18 Apr. 7.45pm. £4—£12. Sat 11 and 18 mats 3.15pm. Free preview Thurs 2 Apr. Signed and audio-described performance Thurs 16 Apr. An off-beat, funny and dramatic reworking ofthe Arthurian legends by German playwright Tankred Dorst, translated, adapted and condensed for this production. Ian Wooldridge directs an eighteen-strong cast with music from Carol Laula and Ron Shaw. Tom McGrath’s adaptation is printed in full in the first issue of Theatre Scotland magazine. See preview. I ST BRIDE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. Theresa Baguin Until Sat 28 Mar. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Touring.

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