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 ollices at least ten days belore publication. Theatre Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.
DISABLED ACCESS KEY
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 = Adjacent Seats. H = Induction Loop System, G = Guide Dogs Allowed, R = Restaurant Accessible, C = Catering Aecessible.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 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, W5. C. G. Help: A, AA]
ATaste of Honey Until Sat 3 Oct (not Sun 27 or Mon 28). 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Andy Arnold directs the Arches Theatre Company in Shelagh Delaney‘s 505 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, WS, H. G,C] Two Solos Plus Until 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. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA]
The Home Show Pieces Until Sun 27 Sept (closed Mon, open Sun). 7.30pm. £6 (£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 for this intriguing production in the downstairs Third Theatre.
The Wasp Factory Until Sun 27 Sept (closed Mon, open Sun). 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Extra performances Fri 25 and Sat 26. 9.45pm. The first adaptation of lain Banks‘s debut novel about an unconventional family on the verge of a showdown has had audiences clammering for tickets. Malcolm Sutherland directs and designs a strong east in the Second Theatre with humour and inventiveness.
Nalor Barbara Until Sun 27 Sept (closed Mon,open Sun). 7.30pm. £6 (£2). 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. A particular triumph of message over medium.
Venus and Adonis Wed 7 Oct—Sun 1 Nov (closed Mon, open Sun). 7.30pm. £6(£2). Free preview Tue 6 Oct. Malcolm Sutherland and Matthew Radford team up to direct a modern reworking of Shakespeare’s poem about a love-struck goddess and her less-enthusiastic ob jeet of affection. Matthew Radford also appears
in the performance opposite Siobhan Stanley.
Not About Heroes Thurs 8 Oct—Sun 1 Nov (closed Mon, open Sun). 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Free preview Wed 7 Oct. Stephen MacDonald directs. designs and stars in his own award-winning play about First World war poets Colin Wells and Siegfried Sassoon. Colin Wells also stars. See preview.
Sweet Blt'd ol Youth Fri 9 Oct—Sun 1 Nov (closed Mon, open Sun). 7.30pm. £6(£2). Free preview Thurs 8 Oct.
Audio-described performance Thurs 29 Oct. The mainstage production in the latest batch of Citizens‘ showsis Tennessee Williams' drama about regrets, beauty and old age. Philip Prowse. who has been on cracking form this year. directs and designs for this Broadway hit. written in 1959.
I COMMUNITY CENTRAL HALL 304 Maryhill Road.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Tue 6—Fri 9 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). 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.
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon-Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Access: PPA. L. ST, R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
Couples Fri 25—Sat 26 Sept. 7.45pm. £5 (£2.50). Una McLean and Russell Hunter star in W. Gordon Smith‘s marital comedy that was very well received on the Edinburgh Fringe.
The Ouartz Cycle Wed 30 Sept. 7.45pm. £3.75 (£1.75). Return of State Theta‘s imaginative collaboration between art and geology which began life in the Edinburgh Science Festival earlier this year. Directed by David Glass. the multi-media piece tells the story of quartz and, despite the unlikely subject matter, it is a voyage of discovery well worth taking.
Educating Hita Wed 7 Oct. 7.45pm. £3.75 (£1.75). Rideout Theatre Company in Willy Russell's ever-popular comedy about a working class mature student and her relationship with a bookish tutor.
I DRAMA CENTRE AT THE RAMSHORN 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. [Access: ST. Facilities: WC. W8. G. Help: AA]
Kvetch Mon 28 Sept—Sat 3 Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Strathclyde Theatre Group is quick off the mark to produce Steven Berkoff‘s expose’ of the pressures of modern life. in which the man himself starred for the first time in Britain only this time last year. in Edinburgh. It has all the Berkoff trademarks of heightened urban prose and uncomfortable observation. and demands an extreme. physical style ofperformance.
I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon—Sat neon—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 High Until 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 ofthe summer revue which brings a bit ofearly panto spirit to town.
Musical Stages Mon 5—Sat 10 Oct. 7.30pm. sat mat 3pm. £3—£10. The latest round of amateur musicals by local companies begins with a show from the Apollo Players.
I MERCAT THEATRE Mercat House. Drumchapel, 944 9022. [Access: PPA, L, ST, R. Facilities: WC. W5, G, C]
The Funny Farm Fri 2 Oct. 8pm. £2((£1). See Cabaret.
This Thing Called Dance Wed 7 Oct. 1.30pm. £2(£1). See Dance.
Couples Thurs 8 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Una McLean and Russell Hunter star in W. Gordon Smith‘s marital comedy that was very well received on the Edinburgh Fringe.
I MOTHERWELL THEATRE Civic Centre. Motherwell. 0698 67515. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]
The Unknown Soldier Wed 30 Sept-Fri 2 Oct. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Musical drama performed by Motherwell District Youth and Children‘s Theatre and Community Choir on a theme of the trials and tribulations of war.
The House that Jack Bought Thurs 8 Oct. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). 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]
The Grave of Every Hope Until Sat 26 Sept. 7.30pm. £2. All over the country the RSC has inspired local youth groups to devise plays on the themes fromAntt'gone. In Glasgow. playwright Lara-Jane Bunting has teamed up with XSYT for this show which will be seen later in the yearin Stratford. For extra value. your ticket price also includes a gig from a band called Colour the World.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley.8871010. 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. L. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
Waiting for Tommy Sat 26 Sept. 8pm. See Touring.
Wuthering Heights Sat 3 Oct. 1.30pm and 7.30pm. £4 (£2). See Touring and review. 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]
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Until Sat 3 Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Raindog returnsto its debut hit — a powerful staging ofthe story of a tough guy in a submissive 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.
I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C].
Camel Gossip Until Sun 27 Sept.8.30pm: Sat 26. 10.30pm. £6.50 (£4.50). Dutch performance group Dogtroep has been working with five Scottish performers for six weeks to create this superb site-specific show. With experience in Spain. Poland. Canada and the Netherlands. the company has earned a reputation for producing the unexpected. See review. White Bird Featherless and Make-Make Until Sat 26 Sept. 8pm. £6.50 (£4.50). See Dance listings.
No Man’s Land Tue 29—Wed 30 Sept. 8pm.
No Man's Land at Tramway
£6.50 (£4.50). Poland‘s Theatre of the 8th Day returns to Glasgow with the ﬁrst piece it made after the Polish Ministry of Culture allowed them back from exile in 1990. Tirelessly innovative. the company's work is characterised by scaffolding. sinister machines. fly-wires and intense physical performances.
I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate . 552 4267. Box Office Mon 10am—5pm; Tue—Sat 10am until performance commences; Sun 6pm until performance commences. No performances on Monday. [Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W3. H. G.C. Help: AA]
Hope Beyond the Wall Fri 25—Sun 27 Sept. 7.30pm. £6.50/£5 (£3.50/£3). African. Japanese and Indian performance styles combine in a challenging drama about South African political prisoners based on the Island in Chains by Albie Sachs. See preview.
Cyrano de Bergerac Tue 29 Sept—Sun 11 Oct. 7.30pm. £6.50/£5.50 (£3.50/£3). Utterly wonderful production of
Rostand‘s long-nosed tragi-eomedy translated by Edwin Morgan and performed by Communicado. Fight to get tickets for what was easily the best show on this year’s Edinburgh Fringe. The script is to be published in the imminent edition of Theatre Scotland.
I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: L. ST. R. Facilities: WC, W8. H. G, C. Help: AA]
Plal Until 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 offthe Brunton‘s autumn season in a production directed by Robin Peoples. Songsinclude ‘La Vie en Rose‘ and ‘Non. Je ne Regrette Rien'. See review.
Twelfth Night Fri 2—Sat 17 Oct. 7.30pm. Sat 10 mat 2.30pm. Mon 5 and Tue 13 mats 2.30pm. Nothing is as it scemsin Shakespeare‘s comedy of love, music and madness in which self-deception clashes with mistaken identity. Robin Peoples directs the Brunton Theatre Company.
I CALTON CENTRE Montgomery Street. Positive Steps Theatre Workshop Thursdays from 1 Oct. 7.30pm. 7.30—9.30pm.£1 (50p). Improvisation and theatre games leading towards a performance. No experience needed, no age limit. New members welcome. More details on 031 661 2750.
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]
Dancing at Lughnasa Until Sat 26 Sept. 7.30pm. Brian Friel‘s elegiac play about the female-dominated family life ofhis youth was warmly received 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.
Breaking the Code Mon 28 Sept—Sat 3 Oct. Mon—Fri 7.30pm. Sat 4pm and 8pm. £6.50—£12.50. Derek Jacobi returns tothe King‘s after his success last year in Beckett. this time starring in Hugh Whitemore‘s disturbing play about Alan Turing the Enigma code-breaker. Jacobi revives the lead role which he has previously played in the West End and on Broadway. See preview.
3 Annie Get Your Gun Wed 7—Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. Extra
mat Fri 9. 2.30pm. £5.50—£l8.50. Half price preview Tue 6. Irving Berlin‘s
‘There‘s No Buisness Like Show Business’
show opens here prior to a London run. Kim Criswell and John Diedrich star.
I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place, 557 2590. [Access: R, L. Facilities: WC, W8. G. C]
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