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 ofﬁces at least ten days before 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 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. Sundayopeningis noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link boxoffice can sell tickets for other venues.
I ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street. 221 9736. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. C. G. Help: A. AA] The Noise and Smoky Breath Show 2 Until Sun 3 Jan. 8pm Sun 20. Tue 22. Wed 23. Tue 29. Wed 30 Dec. 7.30pm and 9.15pm Fri 18. Sat 19. Sat 26. Sun 27. Mon 28 Dec. Sat 2. Sun 3Jan. £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 ofGlasgow. Grant Smeaton and Ross Stcnhouse star. I CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 ()022. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—6pm (10am—9pm on performance days). Bar. [Access: L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H.G. C. Help: AA] The Jungle Book Until Sat 23 Jan. 10am: Fri 18. Tue 22 Dec. Fri 8. Tue 12. Fri 15.Tue 19. Thurs 21. Fri 22Jan. 2pm: untilThurs 14 Jan (not Suns. Wed 23. Fri 25 Dec. Fri 1. Fri 8Jan). Mon 18. Wed 20. Sat 23Jan. 7pm: until Sat 16 Jan (not Suns. Tue 8. Thurs 10.Tue 15.Thurs 17. Fri 25. Sat26. Thurs 31 Dec. Fri 1 or Tue 12 Jan). Mon 18. Wed 20—Sat 23 Jan. 5pm: Sat 26 Dec only. 8pm: Sat 26 Dec only. £3—£8.
A magical journey through the animal kingdom as Myles Rudge gives Kiplingthe 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 80 per cent mark and the run has been extended by aweek. See review.
Crying lorthe Moon Until Sat 26 Dec (not Sun. Mon. Tues or Christmas Day). 8pm. £6 (£2). The Citz takes advantage ofits extra theatre spaces by presenting a panto alternative: actor-singer Terry Neason in a new compilation of poetry and song accompanied by Brian Prentice.
I CRAWFURD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. 950 3437/3438. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
Sleeping Beauty Until 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 Bolland for MSD Productions.
I CUMBERNAULD mums Cumbernauld. ] ()236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm: Sat 10am—3pm: 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. C. Help: A. AA] Hansel and Gretel Until Sat 2 Jan. £5 (£3.45). 10am: Fri 18. Mon 21—Wed 23 Dec. 2pm: until Tue 22. Thurs 24 Decand Sat 2 Jan. 7pm until Thurs 24. Sat 26—Thurs 31 Dec and Sat 2 Jan. 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. A pacey. immediate production with lotsof audience participation. I DRAMA CENTRE AT THE RAMSHORN 98 lngram Street. 552 3489. [Access: ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. Help: AA] Old Time Music Hall Until 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. Four bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. C. Help: A. AA] Aladdin Until Sat 30 Jan. 7pm. Selected I mats 2.15pm. £4—£9. Una McLean starsas Widow Twankey and Gerard Kelly as her 5 son Wishee Washee in this splendid panto : first seen in Edinburgh last year. - Crammed with jokes. japes andjoie de vivre. it‘s probably the best mainstage panto you‘ll see this season. i I MERCAT THEATRE Mercat l louse. Drumchapel. 944 9022. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C] Jack and the Beanstalk Fri 18—Thurs3l Dec. 1.30pm: Fri 18. Wed 23. Thurs 24 Dec. 2pm: Sat 19. Sat 26. Tue 29. Wed 30. Thurs31 Dec. 7pm: Fri 18. Sat 19. Wed 23. Sat 26. Tue 29. Wed 30 Dec. 22(21 ). i The people of Drumchapel join forces 1 with four professional actors in the Mercat |
Theatre's first ever panto. which is written and directed by Sandra B. King. Music is
by Brian Hotchkiss of the band State of Affairs.
I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street.
221 3198. Box Office Mon—Sat noon~8pm. ‘
Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. I Facilities: WC. WS. H. (i. C. Help: A. . AA] 1
The Adventures of Tom Thumb Until Sat 16 5 Jan. 7.30pm. £7.50 (concs available). Dorothy Paul returns to the Mitchell to lead the cast — including Angus Lennie who is a regular sidekick of Stanley Baxter
] I MOTHERWELL THEATRE Civic Centre.
in Motherwell‘s seasonal romp.
e I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street.
Motherwcll. 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
Paisley. 887 1010. Box Office open
Tue—Sun noon—8.30pm. [Access: PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
Hansel and Gretel Until Thurs3l Dec. g £5/£4 (£3/£2). 2pm: Until Sat 19. Mon 21—Thurs 24. Sat 26—Sun 27. Tue 29—Thurs 31 Dec. 7pm: until Sat 19. Mon21—Thurs ' 24. Sat 26—Sun 27. Tue 29—Thurs 31 Dec. David Wallace writes and directs this adaptation of the Grimm fairy tale in a production that features The Lisr‘s own Andrew Wardlaw. See review.
I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renficld Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]
Jackand the Beanstalk Until Sat 30Jan. £8/£5.50 (£5.50/£4.50). 7.30pm: Until Sun I 20. Tue 22-Thurs 24. Sat 26. Mon 28—Wed ' 30 Dec. Sat 2. Mon 4—Sat 9. Mon 1 1—Sat
16. Mon 18—Sat 23. Mon 25—Sat 30Jan. 2pm: Sat 19. Sun 20. Tue 22—Thurs 24. Sat
26—Wed 30 Dec. Sat 2 Jan. Sat 9 Jan.Sat 16. Sat 23 and Sat 30Jan. 5.30pm: Sun 27 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. See review.
I PEARCE INSTITUTE Lithgow Theatre. 840 (iovan Road (opposite Govan Underground). 445 1941. [Access: P. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. Help: AA] The Little Matchgirl Until Sat 19 Dec. Until Sat 19. 7pm. £3 (£1.50). Fabelevision 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. See review.
I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 3325057. [Access: PPA. ST. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H.G.C.He1p:A.AA]
Sleeping Beauty Until 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 helpof director Robin Wilson.
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. WS. H. G.C. Help: AA]
Cinderella Until Sun 10Jan. £7.50/£7 (£4.25/£3.75). 7.30pm: until Sat 19. Mon 21—Thurs 24. Sat 26. Mon 28—Wed 30 Dec. Sat 2 Jan. Mon 4—Sat 9 Jan. 1pm: untilSat 19. Tue 22. Sat 26. Tue 29—Thurs 31 Dec. Sat 2. Thurs 7 and Sat 9 Jan. 10am: 22 Dec. An up-dated Glasgow-based reworking of the fairy-tale written by and starring Forbes Masson and directed by Michael Boyd. Also in the cast are Fiona Bell. Bob Carr. Robert Paterson. John Ramage and Barbara Rafferty. The Tron maintainsits reputation for streetwise Christmas shows which keep the traditional elements but drop the schmaltz. See review.
Every Bit at It Wed 13—Sun 17 Jan. 7.30pm. £6.50/£5 (£3.50/£3). A large Scottish imput in this touring production by The Sphinx (ex-Women‘s Theatre Group) with a play by poet Jackie Kay about blues singer Bessie Smith. Dunoon chanteuse Suzanne Bonnar plays Smith and Elizabeth Quinn. the star of Children ()fa Lesser God. plays a deaf woman besotted with the memory of her voice. See preview.
I ADAM HOUSE THEATRE Chambers Street. Tickets on 225 8696.
The Owl and the Pussycat Mon 28 Dec-Mon 4 Jan. Seasonal fun with the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group.
I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 2204348. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G]
Crying Wolt Until Thurs 24 Dec. Fri 18. 7.30pm; Sat 19. 2.30pm and 7.30pm; Mon 21. 2.30pm; Tue 22. 2.30pm and 7.30pm; Wed 23. 2.30pm and 7.30pm; Thurs 24. 2.30pm.
Communicado‘s seasonal offering is a new musical fable written by Gerald Mangan and directed by Gerry Mulgrew. It tells the tale of a world in which machines have got the better of mankind and are starting to take over. Featuring the music of
Michael Marra. See review.
I DEDLAM THEATRE 23 Forrest Road. 225 9893.
Educating Rita Until Sat 19 Dec. 7.30pm. £4 (£3.50). First show by a new local company. Inside Out. with a production of Willy Russell‘s ever-popular further education comedy.
I DRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]
Jack and the Beanstalk Until Sat 9 Jan (not Suns. Fri 25. Thurs 31 Dec or Fri 1 Jan).
‘ 7.30pm. 2.30pm mats on Sat 19. Mon21.
Thurs 24. Sat 26. Mon 29LWed 30 Dec. Sat 2and Sat9Jan.
Robert Paterson has written this version of the boy-with-magic-beans story for the Brunton. with the seasonal quota of adventure. songs and corny jokes. See preview.
I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Tickets available from Queen‘s Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices and J. and A. Cruikshank (opposite theatre).
Alice in Wonderland Until Sat 19 Dec. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £4 (£3). Lewis Carroll's fantasy is given the seasonal treatment by Leitheatre.
Mother Goose Wed 23 Dec—Sat 2 Jan (not Fri 25. Sat 27 Dec or Fri 1 Jan). 2.30pm mats Sat 26. Mon 28 Dec and Sat 2Jan. £3.50. Edinburgh People‘sTheatre‘s seasonal offering comes with the promise of action-packed fun for the children and toe-tapping tunes for the grown-ups.
Into the Woods Wed l3—Sat 23 Jan. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. Stephen Sondheim is one of the most acclaimed musical writers of the 20th century. yet productions of his work can be hard to come by. It‘s good to see. local amateur company Tempo Musical Productions. therefore. give a production ofhis adult fairytale. You can familiarise yourself with the score when the show is repeated on BBC1 on Tuesday 29 Dec. See preview.
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]
Dick Wittington Until Sat 13 Feb. 7pm. Selected mats 2.15pm. £6.75—£9.25. Traditionally the biggest and glitziest panto in town. the King‘s seasonal spectacular this year stars Allan Stewart. Jan Wilson. Eric Cullen and Alex McAvoy. Sheridan Nicol directs. See review.
I LEITH COMMUNITY CENTRE Newkirkgate, 554 4750. [Wheelchair access available]
Twas the Fright betore Christmas Until Sat
19 Dec. 7.30pm. £2 (£1.50). Leith Rep has been building up a reputation for robust modern Christmas shows over the past ﬁve years and this parody of TheAddams Family should be no exception. Andy Gilmour and Neil McEwan are the authors of a show that brings horror. fantasy and comedy to the traditional Christmas panto.
Romans inthe Gloamin’ Until Sat 19 Dec. 2pm. £1.50(£1). Afternoon alternative to Leith Rep‘s evening show is a hysterical historical play performed by local children.
I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box Office. 10am—4.30pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. Help: A.AA]
Where Love Steps In Until Thurs 24 Dec. 7.30pm. £5.50 (£3.50). Fifth Estate nods towards the frippcry of the season with a traslation of Goldoni’s comedy. La Serva Amoroosa which is transposed to a 19th century Edinburgh setting. Allan Sharpe directs. See review.
I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place, 557 2590. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]
My and My Girl Fri 18 Dec—Sat 30Jan. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm.
62 The List 18 December 1992 — 14 January 1993