May, 25-29 Jun. 7—8 Jul. 16—201ul. 28—29 Jul, 6-7 Aug. 8pm. Sat 3 and Sat 17 mats 3.15pm. £4.50—£12 (£3—£8). Kenny Ireland takes over as Artistic Director and directs the first of a season of fances running in repertoire throughout the summer. A Little Hotel on the Side by Georges Feydeau in a translation by John Mortimer is a classic comedy of extra- marital infidelity. confusion and room- swapping. See preview.

I ST RRIOE’S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

Musical Chairs Fri 28-Sat 29 May. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). See Touring and review.

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

An Experiment in Contraprolectlon Sat 29 May. 8pm. £5 (£3). The Bn'ttonioni Brothers (alter-egos of the weird and wonderful Forkbeard Fantasy) return to Scotland with their movie-maker send-up involving a live-action film that comes to life. Recommended.

The Silence of the Chickens Thurs 3-Sat 5 Jun. 8pm. £5 (£3). A black comedy seeking answers to great questions, performed by Edinburgh community company Streets Ahead.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 1404. Box Office Tue-Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. [Accessz L. Facilities: WC, WS. H. G. C] The Ash Fire Until Sat 22 May. 8pm. £7 (£3.50/£1). From Dublin. Pigsback Theatre Company tell the story of a group of Jews fleeing Eastern Europe who end up in Ireland rather than the intended New York. See review.

Buchanan Tue 25 May—Sun 6 Jun (open Sun. closed Mon). 8pm. £7 (£3.50/£l ). Post-Mayfest showing of Tom McGrath's

Pryor She is simply incredible!”

America ’s most outrageous commedienne”

8th JUNE




“Tina Turner meets Richard


- pacy tribute to the world champion

Edinburgh boxer. Ken Buchanan. Ian Brown directs. See review.

France: Algeria and the Contemporary French Theatre Sat 29 May. 2pm. David Brady presents a theatre essay for the Mndows on the World series, looking at how the Algerian War was represented on the French stage from 1988—1992. Actors will read extracts from the plays discussed. See preview.

Return to the Desert Sat 29 May. 4pm. A performed reading of Beniard-Marie Koltes’ play about racism and revenge. Windows on the World. See preview. Helene Cixous in Conversation Sun 30 May. 3pm. French writer and philosopher Helene Cixous leads a workshop and discussion looking at women playwrights in France. Windows on the World. See preview.


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

I Musical Chairs A new musical by Morag Fullerton performed by Wildcat about a woman who finds the demands of a family and a career become too much for her. David MacLennan directs. David Anderson does the music. More details on 041 221 6789. See review.

Magnum Theatre. Irvine Fri 21 May. 0294 78381.

Town Hall. Falkirk Sat 22 May. 0324 28038.

Paisley Town Hall Mon 24 May. 041 840 1058.

Adam Smith Theatre, K irkt'aldv Tue 25

N.M.E. “Hysterical/y funny surely


“A funny, funny woman Vida/e is awesome! "LA. TIMES


May. 0592 260498.

Perth Theatre Wed 26-Thurs 27 May. 0738 51053.

St Brides Centre. Edinburgh Fri 28—Sat 29 May. 031 346 1405.

Denny C i vie Tlteatre, Dumharton Tue l—Wed 2 Jun. 0389 62015.

Village Theatre, East K ilhride Thurs 3—Sat 5 Jun. 03552 48669.

Tour continues.

I Phoenix 7:84 presents the Scottish

'premiere of Roy MacGregor‘s study of

the fear and tension lurking behind the surface of a new Europe. lain Reekie directs. See review. More details on 041 331 2219.

Byre Theatre, St Andrews Until Sat 22 May.

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. Recommended. Adam Smith Theatre. K irki'aldy Until Sat

22 May.

Gaietv Theatre, Avr Tue 25—Thurs 27 May.

Cll'lt‘ Theatre. Motltenvell Fri 28—Sal 29 May.

Whitehall Theatre. Dundee Mon 31 May—Sat 5 Jun.

Tour continues.

I Sweethearts of the Yellow Rose Take Two Productions works its way through the musical genres. this time turning to country. albeit from a Dennistoun perspective. Lots of country standards in this tale of three women brought together by their love of music. More details on 041 334 9015.

Bis/toplot‘h Residents Hall, Easter/louse Fri 21 May. 7.30pm. 041 773 0705. North Glasgow Arts Centre, Springhurn Wed 26 May. 7.30pm. 041 558 9313. Dalmarnot'k (.‘ommunitv Centre Thurs 27 May. 7.30pm. ()41 556 4776. Cumhemaultl Theatre, Kilt/rum Fri 28 May. 7.45pm. 0236 732887.

Village Theatre. East K ilhride Sat 29 May.

8pm. 03552 48669.

Knights-wood C ommunitv Centre Tue 1 Jun. 7.30pm. 041 959 9419.

K ni ghtst'lijfe Leisure Hall. Netherton Wed 2 Jun. 7.30pm. 041 954 5061.

Yoker Neighlmurhood Centre Thurs 3 Jun. 7.30pm. 041 952 1652.

Tour continues.

I Tartutie l.i7. Lochhead's racy Scottish translation of Moliere‘s classic farce is revived by Annexe Theatre Company in conjunction with Castlemilk People‘s Theatre and directed by Paula MacGee. More details on ()41 945 4444.

Village Theatre. East K lllfi‘ltll’ Fri 21 May. 7.30pm. 03552 48669.

C astlemilk Community Centre Sat 22 May. 7.30pm. 041 634 2233.

Archer Theatre. (ilasgoit' Tue 35—5111 29 May. 7300111041 227 5511.

Baits?" ........ s I That’s Her Again Dorothy Paul follows up the tremendously successful See That 's Her with another comic one-woman journey through Scottish entertainment and family life. See review.

The Arts Centre, Greenoek Sat 22 May. Village Theatre, East K ilhride Tue 25—Thurs 27 May.

Adam Smith Theatre, K irktraldv Sat 29 May.

Pavilion Theatre. Glasgow Tue l—Sat 5

DANCE Illflflfllll

Dance pertormances and classes are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our ottices at least ten days before publication. Dance Listian compiled by Mark Fisher.


Childhood Haunts Fri 21 May. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Motherwell District Youth Dance Company in a new piece inspired by a poem by local writer Karen Morris. Contemporary Dance Workshops Sat 22 May. I lam—12.30pm and lpm—2.30pm. Aimed at children over 12. these workshops are led by Pauline Brooks.

I CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS 846 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. [Access: PPA. 1.. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Dans Le Salle des Pas Perdus and Les Regions du llord Fri 21—Sat 22 May. 9pm. £5 (£2.50). Montreal‘s Cas Republic shows off the work of choreographer Helene Blackburn in an intense. personal and physically strong display.

I MOTHERWEU. THEATRE Civic Centre. Motherwell. 0698 67515. [Accessz ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. C]

Scottish Ballet 2 Sat 22 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£5). Small-scale compilation froth the touring wing ofThe Scottish Ballet. On tonight‘s bill is Harlequinmle, Shoals of Herring. Belong. Fire lira/tins Waltzes and Coppella.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. ST. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Deadly Serious Fri 2 I—Sat 22 May. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£3.50). Adventures in Motion Pictures pays homage to Hitchcock in a double bill that covers broody black and white and stylish Technicolor.

I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Accessz R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. AA]

Romeo and Juliet 'l‘ue l—‘Thurs 3 Jun. 7.30pm. £7—£l5.50. London City Ballet dance to Prokofiev's score with choreography by Ben Stevenson in this interpretation of Shakespeare‘s romantic tragedy. See preview.

Les Sylphides, The Witchboy and Doniaetti Variations Fri 4—Sat 5 Jun. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £7—£15.50. London City Ballet rounds off its week in Edinburgh with a triple bill ranging from the charming to the demanding. See preview.



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 Listian compiled by Mark Fisher.



I The London Comedy Store Players Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 332 9000. 8pm. Paul Merton et al improvise their

52 The List 21 May—3 June 1993