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Thurs 1 - Sat 3 April RPM ARTS Elaine C. Smith in SHIRLEY VALENTINE by Willy Russell

Fri 9 & Sat 10 April Cumbernauld Junior. Youth Theatre HIGH NOON AT ST NINIAN'S

Thurs 18 April GABERLUNZIE In Concert

Fri 16 8. Sat 17 April HA RA zoo CABINET OF CURIOSITIES

Thurs 22 - Sat 24 April Made in Glasgow

CHICAGO by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse

Wed 28, Thurs 29 April & Sat 1 May

Pilot Schemes

A DROP OF FRED by Robert Butler & Graeme Henderson

Friday 30 April Fife College Drama LA RONDE



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Box Office 0236 732887


Adapted from Arthur

Mirandolina Until Sat 27 Mar. 7.45pm. £4—£12. Ranjit Bolt‘s translation of Goldoni‘s comedy gets a first airing following the success of last year's The Marriage of Figaro by the same translator. Fiona Bell stars as the independent young woman fully aware of the power of her sexuality as she is pursued by wealthy suitors. Hugh Hodgart directs. See review. Merlin - the Search for the (trail Fri 2-17 Apr. 7.45pm. £4-£l2. Free preview Thurs 1 Apr. Audio-described performance Thurs I5 Apr. Ian Wooldridgc says goodbye to the Royal Lyceum with the second half of Tankred Dorst‘s epic modern reworking of Arthurian legend. Last year's instalment was loved and loathed in equal measure here on the Theatre Page we thought it was great but you're sure not to come out of it indifferent. See preview.

I ST BRIUE’S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 I405. lAccess: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

Divorce Me, Darling Until Sat 27 Mar. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2pm. £5 (£3). Theatre of Song and Dance in Sandy Wilson‘s musical comedy set in the I930s French Riviera.

I STEPPIIG STORES West Bow. Grassmarket. America Come Tue 30 Mar—Sat 3 Apr. 7.45pm. A play about the colonialisation of America. perfomied by Cordon Productions and written by Gavin Bolus. Politics in the Park and The Hostess Mon 5—l() Apr. 8pm. A double-bill of lain Heggie‘s park-bench two-hander and Vivien Adam‘s new one-acter about the dark secrets lurking behind a lonely woman's veneer of respectability. The Whitehill Group performs this production on a short Scottish tour. See preview.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Antigone Until Sat 27 Mar. 8pm. £5 (£3). lain Reekie directs 7:84 in Sophocles‘s tragedy about a daughter who insists on burying her brother against the wishes of the king. The version used is a translation by Don Taylor which was first performed by the BBC in 1986. Po-faccd rather than grand. the production nonetheless tells the tragic tale with some power.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Box Office Tue~Sat I()am—8pm. Sun (Filipin. Bar. Rest. [Accessz L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] The Swan Fri 26 Mar—l8 Apr (open Sun. closed Mon). 8pm. £7 (£3.50/£I). The latest production in the Traverse's unusually busy spring season is the British premiere of American playwright Elizabeth Egloft"s poetic modem-day fairytale. Directed by Les Waters. the play is about a woman who takes in an injured swan only to watch it turn into a man. Exploring dark feelings of love and sex. the play also has an air of comic surrealism. See preview.


This section lists shows that are touring the Central Belt. There Is a phone number for each company should you require more lnfonnation. Unless otherwise specified, the number after each venue listed is the telephone number for ticket enquiries for that particular evening (please note, this is not always the venue number).

I A light at the Sarry Unit One revives Simon Sharkey's comedy about Glasgow‘s cultural renaissance since 1990 and the gulf between the arts high-flyers and ordinary people. More details on 041 773 0554.

Motherwell Civic Theatre Thurs 8 Apr. 7.30pm. 0698 67515.

Tour continues.

I lie Mean Fighter Cat A Theatre Company returns with its successful play

about Glasgow socialist and Peterhead prisoner. John Maclean. which was first seen in last year‘s Mayfest. Maclean's speeches are interwoven with material from Special Unit inmates to give an illuminating insight to life on the inside. More details on 041 423 7497.

North Glasgoit' Arts C entre. Springhurn Mon 29 Mar. 7.30pm.

Strathclytle Arts Centre. 12 thshington Street. Glasgow Mon 5 Apr. 7.30pm. Tormuslt Tenants Hall. C astlemillk Tue 6 Apr. 7.30pm.

Ladymuir Community Halls. Pollok Wed 7 Apr. 7.30pm.

Lithgoit' Theatre. Pearce Institute. Goran Thurs 8 Apr. 7.30pm.

Tour continues.

I Shirley Valentine Elaine C. Smith stars in a Scottish version of Willy Russell's fine monologue about a frustrated housewife who lives up to her dreams. Alex Norton directs. See preview. Cumbernauld Theatre Thurs l-—Sat 3 Apr. Tour continues.

I The Slab Boys To celebrate the filth anniversary of Paisley Arts Centre. PACE performs the first instalment of John Byme's nostalgic trilogy which recounts the hilarious slab room antics of Phil. Spanky. Hector and Lucille. More details on 014 887 1010. See review.

Carlibar Community Centre. Barr/teat! Sat 27 Mar. 7.30pm.

Beechwood Community Centre, Paisley Mon 29 Mar. 7.30pm.

'Iit'eedie Hall. Linwood Wed 31 Mar. 7.30pm.

Johnstone 'Iown Hall Fri 2 Apr. 7.30pm. Bishopton Community Centre Sat 3 Apr.



Dance performances and classes are listed by city, than alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Dance Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.

I ARCRES THEATRE Midland Street. 221 9736. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. C. G. Help: A. AA]

Love and Pocket Money Tue 6— 10 Apr. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Plan B. the company formed by Frank McConnell and Catherine Docherty. presents a new show about mortality and father-son relationships. Using dance. theatre and music. the action takes place in the time it takes a father’s coffin to be lowered into the ground. The six-strong company includes Michael Marra. See preview.

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]

Sur des Charbons Ardents Sat 27 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). New Moves comes to a close with this performance by French choreographer Didier Theron. Translating as ()n Tender Hooks. the show is characterised by highly-precise. subtle and dangerous dancing.

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 332 9000. Box Office Mon—Sat I()am—6pm. (7.30pm on perf evgs). Bar. Buffet. lAccess: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA]

A Midsummer Night’s Dream Until Sat 27 Mar (not Mons). 7.15pm. Sat mats 2.15pm; Thurs 25 mat l.3()pm. Seottish Ballet's first ever production ofA Midsummer Ni ght '3‘ Dream is choreographed by modern dance pioneer Robert Cohan and features specially composed music by Barrington Pheloung in addition to Mendelssohn's original



Cabaret is listed by date, then by city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Cabaret Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.

FRIDAY 26 Edinburgh

I Theatresports Bedlam Theatre. 2a Forrest Road. 225 9893. I()pm. £1.50 (£l ). Weekly improvisational student comedy.


I Cafe Loco Arches Theatre. Midland Street. 22] 9736. l lpm»3.3()am. Glasgow's only theatrical nightclub throws in cabaret. live music and performance theatrics in between the records.

I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Another mix of local and national wits on an intimate basement scale.



I Ben Elton Pavilion Theatre. l2l Renfield Street. 332 I846. 7.30pm. £7.50-£l 1.50. Motormouth himself settles in for two hours' worth of all-new material with the promise of plenty of nob and plop jokes.



I Cafe Loco Arches Theatre. Midland Street. 22l 9736. I [pm—3.30am. Glasgow's only theatrical nightclth throws in cabaret. live music and performance theatrics in between the records.

I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 36 Bell Street. Merchant City. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3.50). Glasgow‘s longest-running haunt for fans of stand-up.

SUNDAY 4 Edinburgh

I Den Elton Playhouse Theatre. Greenside Place. 557 2590. 7.30pm. £7.50—£l 1.50. See Fri 2.


I Rico’s Comedy Church Tobago Street. 0475 83705. 8.30pm. £2.50 (£2). This fortnight's helping of stand-up features Chris Wright and Rory Motion and is introduced by regular compere Parrot.

50 The List 26 March—8 April 1993