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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, providedthat details reach our oliices at least ten days

beiore 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 Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = AdjacentSeats. 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 openingis noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues.


I ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street. 221 9736. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W5. C. G. Help: A. AA]

A Night at the Sarry Until 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 bigtime. Wulhering Heights Thurs lS—Sat 19 Sept. 1.30pm and 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Birdsof Paradise continues despite the collapse of its parent company Fablevision. with an atmospheric adaptation of Emily Bronte‘s haunting novel.

ATaste of Honey Thurs 24—Sat 3 Oct (not Sun 27 or Mon 28). 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Andy Arnold directs the Arches Theatre Company in Shelagh Delaney‘s 50$ working-class. bitter-sweet love story. Pioneering in its time. the play still carries a universal resonance. Worth a look.

I CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS 846 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. [Access: PPA. L. ST. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G.C] Sara Pearson and Patrik Widrig Fri 4—Sat 5 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Dance listings.

Spam Until Sat 12 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). The return ofthe 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. See preview.

Open House Event Fri 11 Sept. £3 (£1 .50). Amaethyst Relevant Theatre presentsA 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.

Two Solos Plus Thurs 24—Sat 26 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Dance listings.

I CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Street, 429 0022. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—6pm (10am—9pm on performance days). Bar. [Access: L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

The Home Show Pieces Until Sun 27 Sept (closed Mon. open Sun). 7.30pm. £5(£1). 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

downstairs Third Theatre. See review. The Wasp Factory Until Sun 27 Sept (closed Mon. open Sun). 7.30pm. £5 (£1). 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. See review.

Major Barbara Until Sun 27 Sept (closed Mon. open Sun). 7.30pm. £5 (£1). Audio-described performance on Thurs 24 Sept. 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. See review.

I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College, 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3437/3438. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Asian Arts Sat 19 Sept. Entertainment from Bengali Performing Arts. More details on 762 0021.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am-6pm: Sat lOam—3pm: 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8, H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

A Drop of Fred Until Sat 12 Sept. 7.45pm. £3.75/£5 (£1.75/£2.50). Return visit to Cumbernauld for Graeme Henderson‘s delightful story of a working class Liverpool lad with a fixation about Fred Astaire. Recommended.

The Haunting of Billy Marshall Fri 18$ept. 7.45pm. £5 (£2.50). See Touring.

A Clockwork Orange Sat 19 Sept. 7 .45pm. £5 (£2.50). See Touring and review.

I DRAMA CENTRE AT THE RAMSHORN 98 Ingram Street, 552 3489. [Access: ST. Facilities: WC. W5. G. Help: AA]

The Member of the Wedding Until Sun 20 Sept (not Mon). 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50); Wed mats. 2pm. £2. See Touring and review.

I KILMARDINNY HOUSE ARTS CENTRE 50 Kilmardinny Avenue. Bearsden. 943 0312. [Access: L. Facilities: WS. H. G.C] Just for a Laugh Sat 12 Sept. Finlay McLean's affectionate tribute to his favourite comedians Groucho Marx. Chic Murray. Tommy Cooper goes on a post-Edinburgh Fringe tour.

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

King's Higi'i Mon 7 Sept—Sat 3 Oct. 7.30pm. Wed mats 2.30pm. Sat mats 3pm. £4—£9.50. Allan Stewart and Andy Cameron return to the King‘s for a fifth season of the summer revue which bringsa bit of early panto spirit to town.

I MERCAT THEATRE Mercat House. Drumchapel. 944 9022. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W5. G. C]

The House that Jack Bought Tue 15—ch 16 Sept. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). See Touring.

A Clockwork Orange Thurs 17 Sept. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). See Touring and review.

Member of the Wedding Thurs 24 Sept. 1.30pm and 7.30pm. £2 (£1). See Touring. I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 221 3198. Box Office Mon—Sat noon-8pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H, G. C. Help: A. AA]

The House that Jack Bought Fri 18—Sat 19 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). See Touring.

I OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE 179 Buchanan Street, 332 2333. Box Office open 10am—6pm and 8pm on performance days. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. H. G. Help: A. AA]

Antigones Project Thurs 24—Sat 26 Sept. 7.30pm. £2. All over the country the RSC has inspired local youth groups to devise plays on the themes from Antigone. In Glasgow. playwright Lara-Jane Bunting has teamed up with Scottish Youth Theatre for this show which will be seen later in the year in Stratford. For extra value, your ticket price also includes a gig

from a band called Colour the World. See preview.

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—11pm). [Access: PPA. L, R. Facilities: WC, W8, H, G. C. Help: A, AA]

The Lions oi Lisbon Sat 12 Sept. 8pm. £4.50 (£2.50). A new season of away games kicks off for the Penny Mob's tribute to Celtic‘s European Cup victory which earned capacity attendances earlier this year in Mayfest.

Couples Tue 15—Wed 16 Sept. 8pm. £5 (£3). Una McLean and Russell Hunter star in W. Gordon Smith‘s marital comedy that was very well received on the Edinburgh Fringe.

Lite Dance Fri 11 Sept. 8pm. £4.50(£2.50). See Dance listings.

: The Haunting ot Billy Marshall Sat 19 Sept.

8pm. £4.50 (£2.50). See Touring.

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

Rocky Horror Show Until 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 reopened Pavilion.

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

The Musical Seminar Sat 19 Sept. 7 .30pm. £6.50 (£3). The Paragon Ensemble stages the British premiere of a music-theatre piece by Gheorghe Costinescu which satirises the members of an orchestra while racing through a host of musical styles.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Tue 22 Sept—Sat 3 Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Raindog returns to its debut hit a powerful staging of the story of a tough guy in asubmissive mental institution based on the novel by Ken Kesey. it won a Scotland on Sunday Paper Boat Award in 1991 and is well worth seeing. Alexander Morton. Alison Peebles. Paul Hickey and Peter Mullan are among the large cast.


The Glasgow Mela Mon 14—Sun 20 Sept. Noon—10pm. 60p. Capacity crowds in previous years at Tramway have prompted this annual festival of Asian culture to move up a scale to the SECC. As well as more than 60 stalls selling Asian food. jewellery. spices and rugs, there are crafts demonstrations and music, dance, comedy and puppet performances.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. [Access: P, PPA. R. Facilities: WC, W5. H. G. C].

Yo Tengo un Tio en America (I Have an Uncle in America) Until Sat 12 Sept. 8pm. £6.50 (£4.50). Celebrated Catalan company Els Joglars makes its first British appearances here and in the Edinburgh lntemational 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 review. ' Camel Gossip Preview: Mon 14 and Tue 15. 8.30pm. £4 (£2); Performance: Wed 16—Sun 27 Sept (not Sat 19 or Sun 20) . 8.30pm; Fri 18 and Sat 26, 10.30pm,£6.50 (£4.50). Dutch performance group Dogtroep have been working with five Scottish performers for six weeks to create this site-specific show. With experience in Spain, Poland. Canada and the Netherlands. the company has earned a reputation for producing the unexpected. See preview.

Fausto Sat 19 Sept. 8.30pm. £6.50(£4.50). See Classical Music listings.

White Bird Featherless and Make-Make Thurs 24—Sat 26 Sept. 8pm. £6.50(£4.50).

See Dance listings and preview.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate , 552 4267. Box Office Tue—Sat noon—8pm; Sun 12.30—11pm. Closed Mondays. [Access: PPA. ST, R. L. Facilities: WC, W8. H.G, C. Help: AA]

A Clockon Orange Until Sun 13 Sept. 7.30pm (not Mon). Sat 5 mat 2.30pm. Wed 9 mat 1pm. See Touring and review. Lust Fri 11—Sat 12 Sept. 10.45pm. £4 (£3). Forbes Masson stars in this excellent lain Heggie monologue directed by Liz Carruthers. 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.

The Guld Sisters Tue 15—Sat 19 Sept. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £6.50/£5 (£3.50/£3). See Touring.

Couples Tue 22—Thurs 24 Sept. 7.30pm. £6.50/£5 (33.50/£3). Una McLean and Russell Hunter star in W. Gordon Smith‘s marital comedy that was very well received on the Edinburgh Fringe.


I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: L. ST. R. Facilities: WC, W8, H. G, C. Help: AA] Plat Fri ll—Sat 26 Sept (not Mon 14). 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £6 (£4.50). Pam Gems‘s literate and compassionate tribute to chanteuse Edith Piaf kicks off the Brunton's autumn season in a production directed by Robin Peoples. Songsinclude ‘La Vie en Rose‘ and ‘Non. .ie Ne Regrette Rien‘. Couples Mon 14 Sept. 7.30pm. Una McLean and Russell Hunter star in W. Gordon Smith’s marital comedy that was very well received on the Edinburgh Fringe. I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: R, L. Facilities: WC. W5, H, G. Help: AA] The Madness of George III Until Sat IZSept. 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. Nightmare Mon 14—Sat 19 Sept. 7.30pm. A horror-thriller by Roger S. Moss involving newly weds, a converted chapel and a series of bizarre and terrifying incidents. The show has been a hit in Canada and apparently Moss has another two instalments up his sleeve. Dancing at Lughnasa Mon 21—Sat 26 Sept. 7.30pm. Brian Friel‘s elegiac play about the female-dominated family life of his youth was warmly receieved in its native Ireland, London‘s West End and on this tour which visited Glasgow a few months ago. It’s a subtly constructed piece that sets its own bucolic pace , craftily engaging us in its various domestic tribulations and sharp sense of humour. Dillie Keane stars. Recommended. I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street, 229 9697 . Box Office Mon—Sat loam—6pm. 10am-8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe [Access: P, L. Facilities: WC. W5, H, G, C, T. Help: A, AA] School for Wives Fri 11-Sat 26 Sept. 7.45pm. Sat mats l9 and 26 Sept.3.15pm. £4—£12. Free after-show discussion Monday 14 Sept. Artistic Director Ian Wooldridge begins his final season at the Royal Lyceum with a new translation of Moliere’s classic marital farce by the very talented Neil Bartlett. Bartlett's work with his Gloria company has been seen regularly in Edinburgh and Glasgow, most recently with Ruth Rendell‘sA Judgement in Stone in Mayfest. Among the performers in this frank comedy are John Bett, Pauline Knowles and Robert Carr. I ST BRIDE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. L. ST, R. Facilities: WC, W8, G, C] The Haunting oi Billy Marshall Tue 22—Thurs 24 Sept. 8pm. See Touring.

44 The List 11— 24 September 1992