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


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

Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilct(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces, AS = Adjacent Seats, H = Induction Loop System. G = Guide Dogs Allowed, R = Restaurant Accessible. C = Catering 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 041 227 5511. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues.


I ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street, 221 9736. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. C, G. Help: A. AA]

Waiting tor Godot Wed 294d 31 Jul. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Samuel Beckett’s nihilistic 505 classic is a popular choice right now having recently been performed in London with Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson in the starring roles and soon to be performed in Gaelic in the Highlands. This version is the debut performance of a company called Tongue Tied.

Accidental Death ot an Anarchist Thurs 6-Sat 8 Aug. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). KYBO Theatre Company en route to the Edinburgh Fringe. turn up with Dario Fo‘s punchy. political farce.

Lust Thurs 6-Sat 8 Aug. 10pm. £3 (£2). Forbes Masson stars in this lain Heggie monologue directed by Liz Carruthers and heading for the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s a short comedy about a man who decides sex is too risky and that it‘s up to him to save the world. See preview.


El Focdel Mar Fri 31 Jul. 9.30pm. Free. A timely touch of Spain, as Vaiencia‘s Xarxa Theatre brings a carnival atmosphere to George Square in the second of a three-week series of free large-scale summer events around Glasgow.




Translated as The Fire from the Sea. the show uses live music. fire. extravagant costumes and fireworks. Expect much noise and not a little danger.

I GOVAN DRY DOCKS Stag Street. off Govan Road. near Govan Underground. Sounding Oll Fri 7 Aug. 9.30pm. Free. The final summer spectacle in the short Breaking Barriers season is created by Emergency Exit Arts and combines fireworks and acrobatics in an anarchic and despotic display.

I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candieriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

My Fair Lady Tue 4-Sat 15 Aug. 7.30pm. Wed mats 2.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. £2—£25. Jasper Conran costumes. Simon Callow direction and Edward Fox as Higgins in the Lerner and Loewe reworking of George Bernard Shaw‘s rags-to-riches comedy. This pre-London touring production hasn‘t received especially favourable reviews. but musical fans will want to hear a score that includes ‘1 Could Have Danced All Night‘. ‘Wouldn't it be Loveriy‘ and ‘Get Me to the Church on Time‘.

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


Pride of the Clyde Until Sat 1 Aug. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. Glasgow‘s annual summer variety show stars Johnny Beattie and the Alexander Brothers. Also on the bill are violinist Karen Hunter, comedian Anne Fields and dancers The Clyde Belles. A suitable antidote for those suffering the inter-panto blues.

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street . 332 9000. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet. [Access: PPA, ST, R. Facilities: WC, W8, H, G. C. Help: AA]

Wait Until Dali Mon 3—Sat 8 Aug. 7.30pm. Thurs and Sat mats 2.30pm. £3.50—£9.50.

EI Foc del Mar at George Square

Thriller performed by the Colin McIntyre Players.

The Yeomen ot the Guard Mon 10 and Wed 12 Aug. 7.30pm. Wed mat 2.30pm. £4—£15.5(). The ever-popular D‘Oyly Carte Opera Company performs the G and S standard.

The Mikado Tue 11 and Thurs 13—Sat 15

More Gilbert and Sullivan from the D‘Oyly Cane Opera Company.


I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. Help: AA]

70, Girls, 70 Until Sat 8 Aug. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. £6.50—£10.50. Dora Bryan leads the good-time smash hit musical about a group of aging vaudevillians who turn safe-crackers.

I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindiay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe [Access: P, L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C.T. Help: A, AA]

Hay Fever Until Sat 8 Aug. 8pm. £4—£12. Sat mat 1 Aug. 3.15pm. Final instalment in the Summer Season of Comedy is a return to Noel Coward‘s witty celebration of the eccentric Bliss family whose members invite their friends into a bewildering parlour game of confusion and humiliation. See review.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Box Office Tue-Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6-10pm. Bar. Rest. [Access: L. Facilities: WC, W8. H, G. C]

I The Lite ot Stutt Sat l—Wed 12 Aug (inc Suns but not Mons). 8pm. £6 (£3/£1). Free public dress rehearsal Thurs 31 Jul. Also in Edinburgh Fringe. Second play in the all-new Traverse is by Simon Donald who has also been performing in Columbus: Blooding the Ocean. John Mitchell directs a promising company in this gritty urban comedy of sex. drugs and the underworld. The script is available in the current issue of Theatre Scotland.

Aug. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £4—£15.50.


] Cabaret is listed by date. then by city. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our oltices at least ten days belore publication. Cabaret Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.

SATURDAY 1 Glasgow

I The Funny Farm Old Athenacum Theatre. 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. 10pm. Late-night stand-up from the cream of local comedians - and while other venues are taking a summer break. about your only chance to see some comedy before the Edinburgh Festival starts up. I Cate Loco The Arches. Midland Street. 2219736. 11pm. £5. Primarily a music club. Cafe Loco intersperses its mix of dance and garage music with bizarre acts. guest bands and performance theatrics from Ian Smith and friends.

[33111311— HAY FEVER

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. Until Sat 8 Aug.

lwon’t claim to have rushed with too much enthusiasm to the linal instalment in the Royal Lyceum’s summer season ot slight comedies. it’s not that the run has been bad, more that it's been unnecessary. And who needs indifferent theatre? But it Noel Coward's Hay Fever, a batty society sitcom of little philosophical weight. is hardly the vehicle to revive your taith in the radical power at comedy, it is given such a well-paced and tinely-acted production. that its limitations don't seem important.

i commented at the time that the company’s spring hit, The Marriage 01 Figaro, boasted as close as you’d get to the lirst team 01 Scottish comic acting talent. Maybe that’s true, but here is the Second Eleven and it’s making a serious bid tor the championship. What it has on its side is teamwork; no up-staging, but a unilied style that cuts sharply from parody to double-take to punchline. And the bail nevertouches the ground. Rising stars at the game are relative newcomers David Tennant and Louise Delamere, playing the wistful and willtul Bliss siblings with airy conlidence and spot-on timing. They're in the best oi company, notably with Edith MacArthur in gleetul control as the devious and distracted mother, and a generally lirst-rate team.

Coward's play, a teasineg mischievous send-up 01 our reliance on good manners, comes across trash in its humour and, it it has lost some at its shock-value over the years, its combination of romance and anarchy still seems at least a little daring. Hugh Hodgart's direction is slick and pacey. avoiding indulgence and controlled enough to allow pauses and moments at quiet without breaking the comic llow. He appears to have given the actors enough room to teel comfortable and unhampered, without weakening the play’s structure, and it makes tor a happy, good-natured production.

(Mark Fisher)

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