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


Tickets for major venues in Glasgow are available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. by phone on 041227 5511.


I ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street, 221 9736.

The Glass Menagerie Until Sat 29 Aug. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Local student company MSD performs Tennessee Williams‘s St Louis family tragedy.

The Story 01 the Last of the Just Tue l—Sun 6 Sept. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Involving play by the Basht Tellers based on Jewish legend and well received on the Edinburgh Fringe.

A Nighl at the Sarry Tue 8—Sun 13 Sept. 7.30pm. Culture city bar-room banter from Unit One Theatre Company with a play by Simon Sharkey about a moothie player who unwittingly hits the big time. I CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS 846 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. [Access: PPA, L, ST. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Sara Pearson and Patrlk Widrig Fri 4—Sat 5 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Dance listings.

Spam Thurs 10—Sat 12 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). The return of the all-male Pants Performance Association with another fast. surreal and physical show that has been developed after a month-long residency at the CCA and has benefited from a Barclays New Stages Award.

Open House Event Thurs 10—Fri 11 Sept. £3 (£1.50). Amethyst RelevantTheatre presents A Prayer for Wings by Sean Mathias which has just enjoyed a week on the Edinburgh Fringe. It’s a black comedy about a mother and daughter living alone in an old church.

I CITllENS’ THEATRE Gorbals Street , 429 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat IOam—6pm The Home Show Pieces Wed 2—Sun 27 Sept (closed Mon, open Sun). 7.30pm. £5 (£1). Free preview Tue 2. David Greenspan's play takes us round the house from bedroom to back-yard to toilet, until finally the seemingly unrelated strands link up in the kitchen. Matthew Lloyd directs and designs in the downstairsThird Theatre.

The Wasp Factory Thurs 3—Sun 27 Sept (closed Mon, open Sun). 7.30pm. £5 (£1).

It would be I a m e n t a b I e (lrish), a tragedy (Greek), if you were (born) guilty of missing

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Free preview Wed 2. The first adaptation of lain Banks's debut novel about an unconventional family on the verge of a showdown. Malcolm Sutherland directs and designs in the Second Theatre.

Major Barbara Fri 4—Sun 27 Sept (closed Mon,open Sun). 7.30pm. £5 (£1). Free preview Thurs 3. Giles Havergal tackles Shaw’s comedy drama about money, armaments and religion which features one of the playwright’s most touching female characters. Kenny Miller is the designer.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887 .

Operation Elvis Fri 28 Aug. 7.45pm. £5 (£2.50). The Byre Theatre, St Andrews comes straight from the Edinburgh lntemational Festival with C. P. Taylor's family show about a ten-year-old boy with an Elvis Presley obsession. See review in Festival section (6—8pm).

Lust Fri 28—Sat 29 Aug. 10.30pm. Forbes Masson stars in this excellent 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.

Just iota Laugh Sat 29 Aug. 7.45pm. £5 (£2.50). Another Edinburgh Fringe show, this is Finlay McLean’s one-man tribute to his favourite comedians the likes of Groucho Marx, Chic Murray and Tommy Cooper.

Clara Thurs 3—Fri 4 Sept. 7.45pm. £3.75

(£1.75). Still more from the Edinburgh

Fringe as First Base Theatre performs Arthur Miller’s recent murder mystery. Waiting for Tommy Wed 9 Sept. 7.45pm. £3.75 (£1.75). See Touring.

A Drop ot Fred Thurs 10—Sat 12 Sept. 7.45pm. £3.75/£5 (£1.75/£2.50). Return visit to Cumbernauld for Graeme Henderson‘s story of a working-class Liverpool lad with a fixation about Fred Astaire. See review in Edinburgh Festival section (6—8pm).

I DRAMA CENTRE AT THE RAMSHORN 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. [Access: ST. Facilities: WC. W8, G. Help: AA] The Member ot the Wedding Tue 8—Sun 20 Sept (not Mon), 7.30pm, £5 (£2.50); Wed mats, 2pm, £2. See Touring.

I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Four bars. Phone bookings, Ticket Centre.

La Cage aux Folles Until Sat 29 Aug. 7.30pm. Sat mat. £6—£14. So successful was the Pantheon Club’s first Scottish staging of this glamorous musical earlier this year, that it has been invited back for an extra week. The heady mixture of farce, dancing and music was applauded by critics and audience (all 7500 of them) alike in March, so it‘s good to see the show back again.

Klng's High Mon 7 Sept—Sat 3 Oct. 7.30pm. Allan Stewart and Andy Cameron return to the King’s for a fifth season of the summer revue which brings a bit of early panto spirit to town.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 8871010.

Witherlng Looks Fri 31 Jul. 8pm. £4.50 (£2.50). Hot from the Edinburgh Fringe come Lip Service with a very funny spoof Bronte show.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846.

Rocky Horror Show Tue 8—Sat 12 Sept. Tue and Wed 8pm; Thurs-Sat 7pm and 9.15pm. £8.50—£14.50. Richard O‘Brien’s big-budget cult musical extends its UK tour and turns up at the newly reopened Pavilion.

I PEARCE INSTITUTE Lithgow Theatre. 840 Govan Road (opposite Govan Underground). 445 1941.

From the Calton to Catalonia Until Sat 29 Aug. 7.30pm. Tickets on 950 3438. Another airing for John and Willy Maley‘s play about Glaswegians fighting in the Spanish Civil War. West Theatre Company returns to Glasgow after a week in the Edinburgh Fringe.

Miss Julie Sat 6 Sept. 7pm. Sex and class come into conflict in Strindberg‘s drama performed by Classics Theatre compamy. I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. Yo Tango un Ti an America (I Have an Uncle in America) Tue 8—Sat 12 Sept. 8pm. £6.50 (£4.50). Celebrated Catalan company Els J oglars makes its first British appearances here and in the Edinburgh International Festival with a remarkable non-stop physical theatre production set in an asylum where madness imitates real life. The first essential instalment of another very promising season at Tramway. See Feature.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. The Woman Who Cooked ller Husband Fri 28 Aug. 7.30pm. £6.50/£5 (£3.50/£3). Another chance to see Debbie lsitt‘s cannibalistic black comedy which went down well in Mayfest this year.

A Clockwork Orange Tue 1—Sun 13 Sept.

; 7.30pm(notMon).Sat5mat2.30pm. Wed 9 mat 1pm. See touring.


I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. The Madness oi George III Mon 7—Sat 12 Sept. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. £7—£16.50. No let-up at the King's which leaps straight out of the Festival intothis Royal National Theatre production of Alan Bennett’s study of a monarch off his rocker. Nigel Hawthorne gives a bravura performance in the lead role of a highly-rated production. See preview.


l A Clockwork Orange A newly adapted version of Anthony Burgess‘s chilling tale of youth violence put together after an extensive research and rehearsal period by TAG. Tony Graham directs and Andy llowitt choreographs, while Alasdair Gray contributes paintings to Richard Foxton‘s set. See preview. More details on 041 429 2877.

Tron Theatre. Glasgow Tue 1—Sun 13 Sept. 7.30pm. Sat 5 mat 2.30pm; Wed9 mat lpm. 041 552 4267.

I The Gllid Sisters The Tron Theatre‘s remarkably successful production of Michel Tremblay‘s stamp-licking comedy is revived again for an international tour. Dorothy Paul takes the lead in astrong all-female cast. Recommended. More details on 041 552 3748.

Adam Smith Theatre. Kirkcaldy Mon 31 Aug—Sat 5 Sept. 7.30pm. £5-£10. MacRobert A m C entre. Stirling Tue 8—Sat 12 Sept. 7.30pm. £5—£8.

Tour continues.

I The Member at the Wedding A motherless 12-year-old girl in the Deep South of America is at the centre of Cason McCullers's poetic. sometimes comic, drama performed here by New Stage Theatre. More details on 041 552 3489. The Drama Centre at the Ramshom, 98 Ingram Street. Glasgow Tue 8—Sun 20 Sept (not Mon). 7.30pm. Wed mats 2pm. £5 (£2.50).

Tour continues.

I Waiting lor Tommy Borderline Theatre Company takes its tribute to Tommy

Cooper out on the road after a run in the Edinburgh Fringe. lain McColi of City Lights. Rab C. Nesbirt and Halfway to Paradise fame, stars as Cooper in a series of newly-written sketches by David Cosgrove. Don‘t expect any great insights, but it‘s a good nostalgic laugh. More details on 0292 281010.

Patna Primary School. Patna Mon 7 Sept. 7.30pm. 0290 221 l 1 ext 219.

Mauchline C ommunity Centre, Kilmarnock Road Tue 8 Sept. 7.30pm. (1290221 1 1 ext 219.

Cumbernauld Theatre. Kildrum Wed9 Sept. 7.45pm. 0236732887.

Barrfields Pavilion. Largs Thurs 10 Sept. 7.30pm. 0475 674872.

Tour continues.


Dance performances and classes are listed by city. than alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our oiiices at least ten days belore publication. Dance Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.


I CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS 846 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . [Accessz PPA, L. ST. Facilities: WC, W3. H, G.C] Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig Fri 4—Sat 5 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). These highly-rated dancers present three pieces that explore different aspects of close personal relationships. A Means of Support from 1990 involves 200 books and a lot of angst-ridden conversations.

Heim web from 1989 is a sombre piece about destructiveness. and this year‘sA History ofSilence is a sometimes funny. sometimes touching study of being quiet. I MERCAT THEATRE Mereat House. Drumchapel. 944 9022. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC, W8. G, C]

The Push Mon 7 Sept. 2pm. £1. All the way from Zimbabwe. a high-energy dance company called Sunduza.

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

Romeo and Juliet Until Sat 29 Aug. 7.15pm. Sat 29 mat 2.15pm. Scottish Ballet returns with the late John Cranko’s treatment of Shakespeare’s classic tragic love story. which he set to Prokoficv‘s score in 1962 for the Stuttgart Ballet.


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

SUNDAY 6 Greenock

I Rico’s Comedy Church Tobago Street, 0475 83705. 8.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Back fora new season of Sunday night comedy and with ambitious expansion plans under way for the rest of the Central Belt. Rico‘s Comedy Church presents another night of laughter. open spots and joke competitions. Parrot is your compete tonight. welcoming Earl Okin and his uncanny musical impersonations through from the Edinburgh F ringe, and stand-up Mark Maier.

82 The List 28 August 10 September 1992