Theatre is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. 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.
DISABLED ACCESS KEY
Access: P 2 Parking liacilities. PPA : Parking to be Pre-Arranged. l. 2 Level Access. R = Ramped Access. S'l' = Steps to negotiate.
Facilities: V) (‘ : Adapted 'l‘oileus). W8 2 Wheelchair Spaces. AS : Adjacent Seats. H = Induction Loop System. (i = (iuide Dogs Allovved. R : Restaurant Accessible. C 2 Catering Accessible. 'l' = Adapted 'I'elephone.
Help: A 2 Assistance Available. AA : Advise Venue in Advance.
Tickets for major venues in (ilasgovv are available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon Sat 10.30am until (v.30pm in person or until 0pm by phone on 041 227 5511. Sunday opening is noon—-5pm. Any Ticket Link box ofﬁce can sell tickets for other venues.
Most theatre in Glasgow is part of Mayfest. Please see separate listings at front of magazine.
I ARCRES THEATRE Midland Street. 22| 9736. [Accessz L. l-‘acilities: \VC. “S. C. G. Help: A. AA]
The Goalie l’ntil Sat 24 Apr. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Macmyth Productions in a literary football match betvveen the representatives of high-brovv and low- brovv Scotland with John Knox as referee. This is the ﬁrst theatrical adaptation of the entertaining Dante Jack Clegg poem.
I CITIZENS’ THEATRE (iorbals Street. 43‘) 0022. Box Office Mon Sat l0am (rpm
1 10am 9pm on performance day's). Bar.
[Accessz L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (i. C. Help: AAI
What the Butler Saw [Intil Sun 25 Apr (open Sun. closed Mon). 7.30pm. Sat 2-l mat 2.30pm. Audio-described performance 'I‘hurs 22 Apr. Black comedy on the psychoanalyst couch as (iilcs Havergal directs Joe ()rton's last. very funny. farce. Kenny Miller designs.
I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box Office Mon» Fri
10am 6pm: Sat 10am-3pm; b 8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. lAccess: PPA. L. S'I'. R. Facilities: WC. “S. H. (I. C. Help: A. AA]
Chicago Cntil Sat 24 Apr. 7.45pm. £5 (£2.50). Made in (ilasgovv in the Kander and libb Roaring 20s musical.
A Drop OI Fred Wed 28 Apr Sat I May (not liri). 7.45pm. £4/£5 (£2/£2.50). lﬁndearing and entertaining tribute to l’red Astaire by actor and tap dancer (iraeme Henderson.
La Ronde l"ri 30 Apr. 7.45pm. £4 (£2). l-‘ife College of 'l‘echnology in Arthur Schnitzler's provocative play of circular sexual encounters.
Rabbie Burns Yer Tea’s Oot 'l'hurs 6 Hi 7 May. 7.45pm. £5 (£2.50). liiona Knovvles stars in this Msliits production that takes a satirical look at the women behind the men of history.
I DRAMA CENTRE AT THE RAMSRDRN ()8 Ingram Street. 552 348‘). [Accessz S'I‘. l-‘acilities: WC. WS. (i. Help: AA]
Dld Times 'l'hurs 2‘) Apr A Sat I May. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Harold Pinter‘s drama of sexual tensions and ambiguities. recently produced by lidinburgh's Royal Lyceum. is performed by Alien Arts Company and directed by Subash Singh Pall.
I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon Sat noon 6pm. 4 bars. Phone bookings. 'l‘icket Centre. Candleriggs. see 'l‘ickct Link details above. [Accessz PPA. L. l’acilities: “C. “S. H. Cr. C. Help: A. A A]
Elaine C. Smith
Seen at The Village Theatre, East Kilbride. On tour.
St Joan of the Fitted Units triumphs again. Willy Russell’s urban fairy story about a 42-year-old housewife with a lost personality, a life in arrears and a boring husband, who runs away to a Greek island, has been re-iigged, revitalised and relocated to a kitchen somewhere in Glasgow.
Before the performance begins tonight, the theatre reverberates with the sound of high-pitched chatter from a full house of almost all women. They go on to laugh, clap, cry and sigh in equal measures and show just how precisely Shirley Valentine has captured the collective imagination.
In the starring and only role - unlike the film this is a monologue — is Elaine C. Smith. Stepping into the slippers of Pauline Collins can’t have been easy, but soon the twanging yawn of colloquial Glaswegian drowns out any earlier voices and Smith, looking dwarfed by a spotless fitted kitchen, is vehemently Shirley.
Designer Alan Wright has plumped for realism. In the first act, while anecdotes come thick and fast and Shirley ponders over the pronunciation of clitoris, she peels, slices and cooks chips, throws in a couple of eggs and actually makes dinner. We were impressed. The second half is set in a taverna beside the sea. Sipping retsina, Shirley digs her toes into real golden sand and the audience visibly swoons.
The direction by Alex Norton is simple, Smith lets the dialogue supply cues for movement, and lighting is used to contrast the harsh halogen of the kitchen with the amber sunset of the Greek beach.
A bitter-sweet pill, Russell’s script is rude, funny and very perceptive while disguising a profoundly feminist message. The producers and theatre managers haven’t ignored this and a Women’s Aid stand is present in the foyer of each performance.
This is an excellent production, well- paced, well-cast and with a resonance which will linger in the kitchens of suburbia long after the dishes are done. (Beatrice Colin)
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55 The List 23 April-b May 1993