foreign language textbooks. Killing The Cat is a loosely-defined company of Glasgow-based artists; this time the music of John Irvine (who has several recent Traverse scores to his name) is the inspiration for the company’s work.

Third on the bill is a piece devised by 7:84 director lain Beckie, actor Lex Kessler and playwright Stephen Greenhorn. ‘Experimental for me,’ says

leigh Bowery in The Homosexual. which is neeitier ‘is “that's i begin a Piocess going on to further performances in london with say a designer and an actor, with

after its debut in the last Into The Blue. an obiecyive in mind and a whole lot of

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the critical acclaim to come rolling in. desire for human companionship, the Taking a step into the blue needs time, material drawn from sources as

care and consideration. You also need diverse as Cosmopolitan and Madame your audience to be happy to go with Bovary, the results anyone’s guess.



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. . 9 environment in which artists can head ; tour or rive years and I think directors family cm'StmaS Show' I in new directions and audiences can should do exactly the same. That . be entertained. a should range from working for other The latest Into The Blue instalment theatre companies within our own by Matthew 605mm, teatllies Sheft Pieces by three groups. 3 culture to encouraging as many & Liam Brennan work that may develop into bigger i exchanges between ourselves and the

- - - things, perhaps at Tramway or i rest of the world. From that point of "m, dime!” “1 Batman's Perhaps. like The Homosexual itorn view, Into The Blue is a very positive last June, elsewhere in the country. By thing; it gives people a platform for Tickets from £3.50 day the members of Theatre PUB work ambition and it’s a liberating format 1 as medics researching into human for audience and practitioners alike.’

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