Theatre is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Touring shovrs are listed alphabetically by title at the end oi the section. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our oliices at least ten days before publication. Theatre Listings compiled by Merit 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 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, WS, C, G. Help: A, AA]

Twelfth Night Until Sat 12 Dec. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Berserk Theatre Company sets Shakespeare‘s romance in 19205 Berlin where the imagery of Marlene Dietrich adds an element of high camp to the play’s high farce. Andrew Miller directs.

The Noise and Smolry Breath Show 2 Wed 16 Dec-Sun 3 Jan. Bpm Wed 16, Thurs 17, Sun 20, Tue 22, Wed 23, Tue 29, Wed30 Dec. 7.30pm and 9.15pm Fri 18, Sat 19, Sat 26, Sun 27, Mon 28 Dec, Sat 2, Sun 3.lan. £5 (£3).

Recognising a good thing when it sees it, The Arches Theatre Company builds on one of its greatest successes and provides another night of raucous sketches, songs and poems to tell the history of Glasgow. Grant Smeaton and Ross Stenhouse star. See preview.

I CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS 846 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. [Access: PPA, L, ST. Facilities: WC, WS, H, G,C] Call Blue Jane Until Sat 5 Dec. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Man Act, last seen in Glasgow at Tramway with The Sweariodge, returns with another look at what being male is all about. Directed by writer Deborah Levy, the show takes us into the world of obsessive corporate businessmen.

An Experiment in Counterprolectlon Wed 16—Thurs 17 Dec. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Show preceded by selected work of local filmmakers. The Brittonioni Brothers, alter egos of Forkbeard Fantasy, return to the CCA for an evening of home-made all-new filmic mayhem. Expect the unexpected. 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, WS, H, G, C. Help: AA]

Conundrum Until Sun 6 Dec (open Sun, closed Mon). 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Prolific resident director Robert David MacDonald writes, directs and stars alongside Angela Chadfield and Daniel Illsley in a play about the look-alike of an assassinated president. It is witty and intriguing, but its purpose remains elusive.

The Birthday Party Until Sun 6 Dec (open

3 Facilities: WC, W5, G. Help:

Sun, closed Mon). 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Guest director Antony MacDonald goes back to Harold Pinter’s first full-length play, a Kafkaesque drama set in a seaside boarding house. At turns hilarious and menacing, it is a marvellous, stripped down production that demands to be seen. The Jungle Book Until Sat 16 Jan. 10am: Tue 8,Thurs 10, Fri 11,Tue 15,Thurs 17, Fri 18, Tue 22 Dec, Fri 8, Tue 12, Fri 15 Jan. 2pm: Tue 1 Dec—Sat 16 Jan (notSuns, Wed 23, Fri 25 Dec, Fri 1, Fri 8or Fri 15 Jan). 7pm: Fri 4 Dec-Sat 16 Jan (not Suns, Tue 8, Thurs 10, Tue 15, Thurs 17, Fri25, Sat 26, Thurs 31 Dec, Fri 1 orTue 12Jan). 5pm: Sat 26 Dec only. Bpm: Sat 26 Dec only. Audio-described performance on Thurs 14 Jan, 7pm. £3—£8.

A magical journey throught the animal kingdom as Myles Rudge gives Kipling the panto treatment in a production directed by Giles Havergal and designed by Kenny Miller. Dance fans will note that Frank McConnell is choreographer. Advance bookings have passed the 70 per cent mark already.

Crying tor the hioon Wed 9—Sat 26 Dec (not Sun, Mon, Tue or Christmas Day). 8pm. £6 (£2). The Citz takes advantage of its extra theatre spaces by presenting a panto alternative: actor-singer Terry Neason in a new compilation of poetry and song accompanied by Brian Prentice.


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

The Thwartlng oI Baron Bolligretv Mon 7—Sat 12 Dec. Mon—Fri 10.15am and 1.30pm. Sat 2pm. Family pantomime performed by West Theatre Company. Sleeping Beauty Thurs 17—Sat 19 Dec. 7.30pm. A 50-strong cast of all ages romps through this traditional pantomime directed by Rhona Mitchell, Claire Addis and Ralph Boliand for MSD Productions. I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauid. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm; Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Access: PPA, L, ST, R. Facilities: WC, WS, H, G, C. Help: A, AA]

Hansel and Gretel Until Sat 2 Jan. £5 (£3.45). 1uem: Fri 14, Mon 7—Fri 11, Mon 14—Fri 18, Mon 21—Wed 23 Dec. 2pm: until Tue 22, Thurs 24 Dec and Sat 2 J an. 1pm Fri 4~Sat 5. Thurs 10—Sat 12,Thurs 17—Thurs 24, Sat 26—Thurs 31 Dec and Sat 21am.

The Brothers Grimm tale about the brother and sister who fall into the evil clutches of the wicked witch is freshly devised for the stage by actors Liam Brennan and Matthew Costello with director Liz Carruthers. See review.

I DRAMA CENTRE AT THE RAMSHORN 98 ingram Street, 552 3489. [Access: ST.

Such Things Are Such Things Are Fri 4—Sat 12 Dec. 7.30pm. £4—£5 (£1.50—£2.50). Strathclyde Theatre Group digs deep into the library for the first revival of a play by Elizabeth Inchbald, one of the most popular playwrights of the 18th century. It’s a comedy set in the East Indies which focuses on the great prison reformer, John Howard. See preview.

Old Time Music Hall Wed 16—Mon 21 Dec (not Fri 18). 8pm. £6 (£3). The Celebrated Gaslight Gaieties with a seasonal helping of Victorian and Edwardian music hall.

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, WS, H, G, C. Help: A, AA]

Aladdin Until Sat 30 Jan. 7pm. Selected mats 2.15pm. £4—£9. Una McLean stars as Widow Twankey and Gerard Kelly as her son Wishee Washee in this splendid panto first seen in Edinburgh last year. Crammed with jokes, japes and joie de vivre. See review.

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

Kay's Dance Group Wed 9 Dec. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Local dancers shake the stage.

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

The Adventures oi Tom Thumb Thurs 10 Dec-Sat 16 Jan. Dorothy Paul rcturnsto the Mitchell to lead the cast in the popular family panto.

I MOTHERWELL THEATRE Civic Centre, Motherwell. 0698 67515. [Access: ST, R, L. Facilities: WC, WS, H, G, C]

Puss’n Boots Until Sat 2 Jan. 1.30pm and 7.30pm. £4.50. Terry Lally and Jackie Farrell of Take the High Road lead the cast in Motherwell's seasonal romp.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street, Paisley, 887 1010. Box Office open TuebSun noon—8.30pm. [Access: PPA, L, R. Facilities: WC, WS, H, G, C. Help: A, AA]

Hansel and Gretel Until Thurs 31 Dec. £5/£4(£3/£2).10.30am: Until Thurs 10, Tue 15, Thurs 17 Dec. 2pm: Until Sat5, Tue 8—Sat 12, Tue lS—Sat 19, Mon 21—Thurs 24, Sat 26—Sun 27, Tue 29LThurs 31 Dec. 7pm: Sat 5—Sun 6, Tue 8—Sun 13. Tue 15—Sat 19, Mon 21—Thurs 24, Sat 26—Sun 27, Tue 29—Thurs 31 Dec.

David Wallace writes and directs this adaptation of the Grimm fairytale in a production that features The List‘s own

Andrew Wardlaw.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS, G. Help: AA]

Jaclt and the Beanstalk Tue 8 Dec—Sat 30 Jan. £8/£5.50 (£5.50/£4.50). 7.30pm: Fri 4—Sat 5, Mon 7—Sat 12, Tue lS—Sun 20, Tue 22—Thurs 24, Sat 26, Mon 28—Wed 30 Dec, Sat 2, Mon 4—Sat 9, Mon ll—Sat 16, Mon 18—Sat 23, Mon 25—Sat 30 J an. 2pm: Sat 5, Wed 10, Sat 12, Sat 19, Sun 20,Tue 22—Thurs 24, Sat 26—Wed 30 Dec, Sat 2 Jan, Sat 9 Jan, Sat 16, Sat 23 and Sat30 Jan. 5.30me Sun 13 and Sun 27 Dec. 10am: Thurs 17 Dec.

Traditionally the loudest and most raucous of Glasgow’s pantos - and with arguably the most enthusiastic audience— the Pavilion seasonal offering this year stars Andy Cameron, Dean Park and Christian.

I PEARCE INSTITUTE Lithgow Theatre, 840 Govan Road (opposite Govan Underground), 445 1941. [Access: P, ST. Facilities: WC, WS, H, G. Help: AA] The Little Matchglri Tue 8—Sat 19 Dec. Tue 8—Fri 11,2pm; Mon 14—Sat 19, 7pm.£3 (£1.50). Fablevision returns to life after funding problems earlier in the year, with a visually striking mixed-ability production involving 21 children and six adults. Callum Cuthbertson directs.

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

Uncle Vanya Until Fri 4 Dec. 7. 15pm. £2 (£1). Second-year Chekhov, directed by Caroline Hall, ex of the Tron Theatre. Sleeping Beauty Mon 14—Fri 18 Dec. 2pm and 7.15pm. Extra show Sat 19 Dec, 10am. £3 (£1.50). Final Year students get their annual stab at panto with the help of director Robin Wilson.

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street, 3329000. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet. [Access: PPA,

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