Theatre is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Touring shovts are listed alphabetically by title at the end ollhe section. Shovvs will be listed, provided that details reach our oriices at least ten days before publication. Theatre Listings compiled by Marti Fisher.
DISABLED ACCESS KEY
Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parkingto be Prc-Arranged, L = Level Access, R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps l to negotiate.
] Facilities: we = 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.
ilelp: 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 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, W8. C. G. Help: A, AA] Richard's Cont Leg Until Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3). Rare revival of Brendan Behan's anarchic comedy by the Arches Theatre Company for the New Irish Theatre festival. With an array of characters including prostitutes, ‘Blueshirts’, gunmen and pillars of society. Behan sends up politics, religion and mortality with characteristic gusto. See review. The Stamping Ground Tue 10—Wed 11Nov. 8pm. £5 (£3). See Dance. John liegley Thurs 12—Fri 13 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). I CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS 846 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. [Access: PPA, L, ST. Facilities: WC, W8, H, G,C] Death and Dancing Fri 13—Sat 14 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Claire Dowie,writer and performer of plays includingAdult Child/Dead Child and Why isJohn Lennon Wearing a Skirt?, returns to Scotland with her latest much-praised bitter-sweet tragi-comedy in which she stars opposite Mark Pinkosh. Issues of gender, sexuality and politics, in a show that makes you laugh as you‘re being kicked in the teeth. See preview. I CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Street, 429 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (10am—9pm on performance days). Bar. [Access: L, R. Facilities: WC, W5, H, G, C. Help: AA] Conundrum Wed 11 Nov—Sun 6 Dec (open Sun, closed Mon). 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Free preview Tue 10 Nov. If he‘s not translating, he‘s acting, if he‘s not acting, he‘s directing, if he’s not directing, he‘s writing. And here the proliﬁc resident director, Robert David MacDonald, does just about everything as he writes, directs and stars alongside Angela Chadﬁeld and Daniel Illsley in a play about a look-alike of an assassinated president. Was the right man shot? The Birthday Party Thurs 12 Nov—Sun 6 Dec (open Sun, closed Mon). 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Free preview Wed 11 Nov. Harold Pinter is a popular choice just now; it‘s not long since the Citz did his Other Places and Edinburgh‘s Royal Lyceum has just staged 01d Times. Here guest director
Antony MacDonald goes back to the playwright's first full-length play, a 5 Kafkaesque drama set in a seaside boarding house. See preview. Happy Days Fri 13 Nov—Sun 6 Dec (open Sun, closed Mon). 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Free ' preview Thurs 12 Nov. Audio-described performance on Thurs 19 Nov. The mainstage offering in the current batch of plays is Samuel Beckett's study ofa woman trying not to think about her deceased husband. Anne Myatt is in the central role. half-buried in sand, while Derwent Watson looks on as her dead husband. The director is Kim Dambaek
who had much success at the Traverse with
Just Frank and The Hour ofthe Lynx a few .
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 2
0236 732887. Box Ofﬁce Mon-Fri 10am~6pmz Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf. i evgs Bar/Cafe. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC, WS. 11. G. C. Help; A, ' AA] ' The Lament lor Arthur Cleary Until Fri 6 Nov. 7.45pm. £5 (£2.50). See Touring. I DRAMA CENTRE AT THE RAMSHDRN 98 l Ingram Street. 552 3489. [Access: ST. ] Facilities; WC, W8. G. Help: AA] 3 The Tender Trap Until Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm. I £6(£3). Michael West’s comedy.an adaptation of Marivaux‘s La Double lnconstance. transfers the action to the unreal world of the Hollywood-Monaco axis. the glitterati stamping-ground. punctuating it with the songs of Frank Sinatra and Doris Day. This production. by Dublin's Pigsback company, has already enjoyed a sell-out Irish tour, and is part of the New Irish Theatre festival. Wuthering Heights Wed 11—Sat21 Nov. 7pm. £5/£4 (£2.50/£l .50). Not the film. not the book. not the Kate Bush song, not even the recent production by Birds of Paradise, but a new adaptation by director Carl Pickard of Emily Bronte‘s wild and windy romance. The emphasis ofthis Strathclyde Theatre Group production is on staying faithful to the novel‘s Gothic themes. I GLASGOW FILM THEATRE Rose Street. 332 6535. Northern Ireland on the Box Sat 7 Nov. 10.30am—4.30pm. £6 (Free). A day of debate and TV screenings as part ofthe Tron Theatre‘s Festival of New Irish Theatre. TV drama from and about Northern Ireland. I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART Mackintosh Lecture Theatre. 167 Renfrew Street. Tickets from Goethe Institute 332 2555. Autogeddon and My First Car Fri 13 Nov. 8pm. £3 (£2). Book early for Roy Hutchins’ eco-friendly Fringe First-winning performance of Heathcote Williams‘ Autogeddon and his own My First Car. Accessible. witty and hard-hitting. Part of a weekend conference that is looking at the impact of the car on our lives. Recommended. I GOVAN TOWN HALL Govan. Details 552 3575. A Wall: across the llooltops Wed 1 1—Sat 14 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). [fever there was an album that didn‘t suggest itself as the basis for a musical. the Blue Nile‘s A Walk across the Rooftops must be it. So it will be fascinating to see what Strathclyde Orchestral Productions comes up with in this futuristic fantasy which uses live musit including the company‘s own Javanese Gamelan. I KILMARDINNY HOUSE ARTS CENTRE 50 Kilmardinny Avenue, Bearsden, 943 0312. [Access: L. Facilities: WS, H. G,C] Up 'n’ Under Fri 13 Nov. 8pm. Frontline Theatre in John Godber‘s rugby-playing comedy. I KING'S 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. W8, H, G, C. Help: A, AA] Annle Get Your Gun Wed 4—Sat 14 Nov. 7.30pm. £3—£20.50. Wed mats 2.30pm.
Sat mats 3pm. Slick pre-London production of the Irving Berlin musical starring Brian Glover. ‘Anything You Can Do’, ‘Doin‘ What Comes Naturally' and ‘There‘s No Business Like Show Business‘. A couple ofweIl-orchestrated ensemble sequences stand out in an otherwise squeeky-clean production.
I MERCAT THEATRE Mercat House, Drumchapcl, 944 9022. [Access: PPA. L. ST, R. Facilities: WC. W8. G, C]
’ The Lament for Arthur Cleary Thurs 12—Fri
13 Nov. 7.30pm. 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 Dogs Tue IO—Sat 14 Nov. 7.30pm. £5/£6 (£2.50/£3). Regular visitor from Dublin, Rough Magic, brings its contribution to the Festival ofNew Irish Theatre: an animal-orientated look at the rituals of Christmas dinner by Donal O’Kclly, writer ofthe brilliant Batthe Father, Rabbit the Son. Written in dog-speak, it tells the story ofthe attempted disruption of the seasonal celebrations by a pack of hounds who are foiled by the turkey's willingness to be sacriﬁced. Worth checking out.
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. L. R. Facilities: WC, W3. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
Up ’n’ Under Until Fri 6 Nov. 8pm. £4.50
(£2.50). Frontline Theatre Company in John Godber‘s popular and characteristically fast-moving rugby comedy.
The Lament lor Arthur Cleary Sat 7 Nov. 8pm. £4.50 (£2.50). See Touring.
Steel Magnolias Wed 11-Sat 14 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Trinity Theatre Group in Robert Harling‘s beauty-parlour comedy.
I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS, G. Help: AA]
See That's Her Mon 9—Wed 11 Nov. 7.30pm. £6—£8. Entertaining one-woman show in which Dorothy Paul goes on a journey through her life in variety and television entertainment. Plays to the Scottish penchant for nostalgia but pulls it off with some panache.
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]
Nuthue lO-Fri 13 Nov. 7.15pm.£3 (£1.50). Scottish premiere ofTony Topor's courtroom melodrama about an imprisoned woman‘s attempt to prove her sanity and her innocence. Lewis Palter
directs final year students.
The Seagull Tue 17—Fri 20 Nov. 7. 15pm. £2 (£1). Andrew Farrell who was Assistant Director on Communicado‘s phenomenally successful Cyrano (1e Bergerac. directs second year students in Chekhov‘s subtle family drama.
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, W5. H. G. C. Help: AA]
Arlnle Get Your Gun
The Witches Until Sat 7 Nov. Fri6.
l 10.30am and 7.30pm; Sat 7. 11am. 2.30pm
: and 7.30pm. £3.50—£10.50 (various
j concessions). The Theatre Royal‘s
; autumn season kicks offwith the stage
I version of Roald Dahl's ever-popular.
; dark-edged tale of good and evil. by the
5 people who brought you The BFG.
3 Death and the Maiden Mon 9LSat 14 Nov.
I 8pm. Sat mat 4pm. £4—£15.50.
I Sign-interpreted performance Thurs 12. Audio-described performance Sat 14 mat. The Olivier Award-winning pychological thriller by Ariel Dorfman is set in a newly democratic Latin American state where the people are coming to terms with a brutal past oftorture and rape. Dorfman draws on his own experience of livingin exile from Pinochet‘s military regime in Chile for this harrowing drama. See preview.
The Comedy oi Errors Tue 17—Sat 21 Nov. 7.30pm. Thurs and Sat mat52.30pm. £4—£15.50. Sign-interpreted performance Tue 17. The Royal Shakespeare Company‘s award-winning production of the Bard‘s comedy of confusion is directed by Ian Judge and features Desmond Barritt‘s Olivier Award-Winning performance. See preview.
I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. [Access: P. PPA, R. Facilities: WC,WS. H. G. C].
Trisha Brown Company: Foray Foret; Astral Convertible; For M6: The Movie Sat 7 Nov. 2.30pm. £7.50—£10(£5.50—£7.50). See Dance.
Trisha Brown Company: Dpal Loop and Astral Converted Fri 6—Sat 7 Nov. 8pm. £7.50—£ 10 (£5.50—£7.50). See Dance.
Video Programme Until Sat 7 Nov. 11am—8pm. Free. Recordings of work by I the Wooster Group and the Trisha Brown Company.
Anatomy Mon 9 Nov. 8pm. £3 (£2). Sec Dance.
Tain Wed ll—Sat 14 Nov. 8pm. Sat mat 2pm. £6 (£3.50). Galway‘s Macnas provides Tramway‘s contribution tothc .1 Festivalof New Irish Theatre—a g large-scale wordless story based on the | Eight Century Cycle of heroic tales. Ireland‘s greatest literary epic ofancient
times. Highly praised at Expo 92 in ]
Seville, Tain is set to be a visual and
musical highlight of the festival.
In Black and White Tue 17—Wed 18 Nov.
8pm. See Dance.
I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate, 5524267. ,'
Box Office Mon 10am—5pm; Tue—Sat 1 10am until performance commences; Sun
6pm until performance commences. No
performances on Monday. [Access: PPA. f
Tangles Until Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £6(£3).
Wet Paint Arts, Ireland‘s only
professional young people‘s theatre
company. in the tale ofa gay teenager coming out to his friends in a small Irish town.
Dilly Liar Tue lO—Sat 15 Nov. 7.30pm. Wed
mat 1.30pm. £7.50/£5.50 (£4/£3). The
Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall tale of
the fevered imagination of a working class
lad in 505 Northern England is directed by
Tim Supple in this NationalTheatre
production. Paul Wyett spins a line in the
lead role. See preview.
The Emergency Session Fri l3—Sat 14 Nov.
10.45pm. £5 (£2.50). Late night
performance of Arthur Riordan‘s one-man show of Hibernian hip-hop for
the Tron‘s Irish season. Riordan isa
50 The List 6— 19 November 1992