Theatre is listed by city. then alphabetically byvenue. Touring shows are listed alphabetically by title at the end of the section. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Theatre Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.
m ACCESS KEY
Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre-Arranged. L = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate.
FICIIMOS: 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. M: A = Assistance Available. AA = Advise Venue in Advance.
Tickets for major venues in Glasgow are available from the Ticket Centre. Candlen'ggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on 041 227 551 1. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box ofﬁce can sell tickets for other venues.
I m TIEATRE Midland Street. 221 9736. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W5. C. G. Help: A. AA]
Still UT. Until Sat 13 Feb. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Rain Dog’s most enterprising project to date
is a new production of the concluding part of John Byme‘s Slab Boys trilogy. featuring the original cast from ten years ago. Gerard Kelly. David Hayman and Andy Gray star and Caroline Paterson directs.
Falling in Love with Marlene Tue 23—Sat 27 Feb. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Singer Alyson Orr stars in a musical tribute to Marlene Dietrich by Stuart Thomas. Set in war-time Glasgow. the play is about a young girl who falls for the glamour and romance of the singer who immortalised ‘Lili Marlene' and ‘Falling in
I Love Again'.
I CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS 846 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. [Access: PPA. L. ST. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]
llew Moves Across Europe Until Sat 27 Mar. See Dance and preview.
I CITIZERS’ THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 0022. Box Ofﬁce Mon-Sat lOam—opm (10am—9pm on performance days). Bar. [Accessz L. R. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. Help: AA]
Judgement Wed 17 Feb—Sun 14 Mar. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Free preview Tue 16 Feb. Stalls Studio. Barry (‘ollins's extended monologue is based on a real war-time incident in which two Russian prisoners of war were discovered to have eaten their fellow soldiers in order to survive. Giles Havergal follows in the cannibalistic steps of Peter O‘Toole. Colin Blakely. Ben Kingsley and. in a recent Edinburgh Fringe, George Dillon. by tackling this demanding role which he also directs.
The Wasp Factory Thurs i8 Feb—Sun 14 Mar. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Late night perfomtances at 9.45pm on Fri 19. Fri 26. Sat 27 Feb. Thurs 4. Sat 6. Fri l2 and Sat 13 Mar. Free preview ’ed 17 Feb. Circle Studio. Back by popular demand. this adaptation of lain Banks‘s uncomfortable cult novel returns after a sell-out tun last season. Malcolm Sutherland directs and
THE PRICE Royal lyceum, Edinburgh. ilrttll Sat 27 Feb
At their richest, the characters of Arthur Miller are small-time men and women split apart by big ideas. Some trigger — a memory, a deceit, a halt- truth - sets off something in these ordinary, believable people transforming them into figures that seem to speak for a whole generation. American social history, be it the Depression, the last war or the thrust towards private enterprise, is inextricably linked with their personal histories and they are made to carry the weight of forces both individual and universal.
And to carry a weight, you need to be strong. Miller’s characters, through their very ordinarlness, grow larger titan life. And the problem with lilchard Baron’s production of this rose family drama, is that it doesn’t grow big enough; it struggles to take that step from everyday mundanlty to all-embracing profundlty. llo easy step with this demanding, quuaclous script for lust four performers, and it’s not thatthecasthasnosuccessln conveying the discomfort at meeting, layer by painful layer, the complex emotional fabric of which they are made. But in particular, lien ilrury in the lead role as Victor Franz, the retirement-age policeman, bitter at being sidetracked from a university degree, simply doesn't have the physical stature to convince us that he is beating the load of three decades of psychological deceit.
And as long as we are not convinced,
the resonances of Miller’s play - the idea that we too are guilty of the self- delusion, the tendency to blame everyone but ourselves and the capacity to cause lasting hurt through petty self-interest - do not move beyond the stage. Too much of the play comes across as a dry debate, at worst colourless, at best exploding into rallies of dexterous argument, but either way never clrly enough marked to connect us In a way that Miller’s best work can. Thanks to a lively performance from Thane Bettany as the ancient furniture dealer and solid support from Anne Kidd and Michael Macltenzie, not to forget Craig iiewltt's commanding, if restrictive, bric-a-brac set spilling Into the auditorium, the play trots along with some gravitas, but it fails to make that extra leap from the domestic to the universal. (Mark Fisher)
The Picture of Dorian Gray
by Oscar Wilde 19 Feb - 14 March
The Wasp Factory
by Iain Banks 18 Feb - 14 March
by Barry Collins 17 Feb - 14 March
Tickets £6 / £2
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STRATHCLYDE THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS
by Franz Kafka adapted by Steven Berkoff 22 - 27 February at 7.30pm
S trathclyde Theatre Group
"Unquestt'onably one of the most talented companies in the country." Observer
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