Tickets for the majority of Mayfest events can be purchased from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs. 041 227 5511. Personal booking Mon— Sat 10am—6pm: telephone booking 9am-9pm.

I Arches Theatre 30 Midland Street, 221 9736.

I The Beck’s Tent Glasgow Green. 227 551 l.

I Centre for Contemporary Arts 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 0522.

I Citizens’ Theatre

1 l9 Gorbals Street. 429 0022.

I Drama Centre at the

Ramshorn 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489.

I The Ferry Clyde Place. 429 1625.

I Fruitinarttet Albion Street, 227 5511

I Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street, 332 8128.

I Glasgow Royal Concert Hall 2 Sauchiehall Street. 332 6633.

I Mitchell Theatre 7 Granville Street. 221 3198.

I Did Athenaeum 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333.

I RSAMD 100 Renfrew Street, 332 5057.

I St Andrews Church. St Andrews Square, 227 5511.

I Tramway 25 Albert Drive. 423 1333.

I Tron Theatre 63 Trongate. 552 4267.


Theatre I The Cherry Orchard

Citizens‘ Theatre. 8pm. £7 (£4). The staggering five-show Mali Drama Theatre retrospective begins with the Russian corripany's tnost recent production r— Anton Chekhov‘s lament for the passing of the old Russian order —« directed by l.ev Dodm. As with all the Mali shows. surtitles provide a running translation. See feature. I Heros D’Eau The Beck's Tent. Midnight. £5 (£3). The first of Robert Robson's Mayfest lilitls is Ki-Yi M‘Bock from the lvor_v (‘oast A traditional tale of monsters and men is told with African song. danct‘. drumming and puppets. See preview.

I The Bridge Fruitmarket. 8pm. £7 (£4). lain Bariks‘s allegorical novel is given the promenade treatment by Berrchtours in conjunction with leading French Canadian director Jean~ Frederic Messier and coritortionist Angela Laurier. See preview.

I Dirt Enters at the Heart Arches Theatre. 9pm. £6 (£3). Highly-rated prison drama frorn Glasgow‘s Cat A Theatre Company a tough look at the spread of AIDS in Scottish prisons.

I Dumbstruck Tron Theatre. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3). £6 (£2). stand-by

colic £4. Half-price preview. Very funny new play by David Kane a murderous farce set in an early-60s theatrical lodging house. A top- notch cast including Forbes Masson. Eileen McCallum and Jimmy Chisholm is directed by Michael Boyd. Read the script in Theatre Scotland

: magazine.

I Angels with Split Voices Arches Theatre. 6.30pm. £6 (£3). New

monologues by four of

Northern lreland's leading writers Ruth Hoole)’. Gary Mitchell. Owen McCafferty and Glen Paterson v— performed by Point Fields Theatre Company.


I Metalcholica New Athenaeum. RSAMD. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£3.50). The much-loved all- women dance troupe. The Cholmondeleys (sisters to the Featherstonehaughs). prove they can rock out as well as the boys. See preview.


I The Rachmaninov Trio

St Andrew’s Church.

7.30pm. £7 (£4). A new Scottish-based ensemble.

featuring former Rostov String Quartet members Lev Atlas (viola) and Alexander Volpov (cellist) alongside pianist Phillip Silver. The programme features Tn'os by Rachmaninov (No l in G minor) and Brahms (in A

minor. Op 114). as well as a Trio from 1945 by the

rather more obscure

Russian composer. Georgy Sviridov.


I Eleanor McEvoy The Ferry. 7pm. £7 (£5). Widely touted as the next big thing to come off the Dublin conveyor belt of talented singers. McEvoy

and her band return to

Glasgow with their folk- rock crossover after a successful support slot in the Celtic Connections

series in January. I Horse The Beck‘s Tent.

8pm. £10 (£8). ()ne of the most popular bands in Scotland. despite their low profile nationally. Horse

the band provide

sympathetic backing to Horse the singer in a set which should showcase plenty of material from their current album. God’s Home Movie. as well as old favourites.

I Mayiest Ceilidh The

Ferry. 10pm. £6 (£4). Dance into the small hours with the John Carmichael Ceilidh Band.


Theatre ' I The Cherry Orchard

Citizens' Theatre. 2.30pm

and 8pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 29

I Home D’Eau The Beck's Tent. Midnight. £5 (£3). See Fri 29.

I The Bridge Fruitmarket. 8pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 29.

I Dirt Enters at the Heart Arches Theatre. 9pm. £6 (£3). See Fri 29.

I Bloody Miracles, Beautiiul lies Tramway.

8pm. £7 (£4). Feel-good

performance art from Scotland‘s Clanjamfrie

with a new multi-media

show about heroes. heroines. visions and

miracles. See preview. I Dumbstruclt Tron

Theatre. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3). £6 (£2). stand-by

conc £4. See Fri 29.

I Angels with Split

Voices Arches Theatre. 6.30pm. £6 (£3). See Fri 29.


I Metalchollca New Athenaeum. RSAMD. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£3.50). See Fri 29.


I The Bourbon Boys The Ferry. 10pm. £7 (£5). This British outfit are building a steady following with their own high-energy

David Yelland and Maria Aithen in Snoo Wilson‘s ridrt royal send-tn. H.B.H. See Tue 3.

brand of Cajun-based rock.

I Love & Money The Beck's Tent. 8pm. £10 (£8). Their recent album. Littledeath. showed that James Grant’s songwriting talent is in no danger of running dry; indeed, the band sound more assured. more themselves, than ever before.

Cabaret! Comedy

I Jimeoin The Ferry. 7pm. £7 (£5). Last time this lrishman-made-big- in-Australia played Edinburgh he was so ill that backstage he could barely walk. On stage. however. he was excellent. so he should be awesome when he is healthy. A specialist in comic anthropology. Jimeoin can find laughs in the smallest observation.



I Heros D’Eau The Beck's Tent. Midnight. £5 (£3). See Fri 29.

I The Bridge Fruitmarket. 8pm. £7 (£4). See Fri 29.

I Dirt Enters at the Heart Arches Theatre. 9pm. £6 (£3). See Fri 29.

I Bloody Miracles, Beautiful lies Tramway. 8pm. £7 (£4). See Sat 30. I Dumbstruclt Tron Theatre. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3). £6 (£2). See Fri 29. I Angels with Split Voices Arches Theatre.


6.30pm. £6 (£3). See Fri 29.


I llan De Cubel The Ferry. 10pm. £7 (£5). Probably not a name which will mean much to audiences here. but this band are big in their

' native Spain. where they

specialise in keeping alive the traditional music and instruments of the Asturias region.

I Tony Bird The Ferry. 7pm. £7 (£5). The politically outspoken Malawian singer has successfully brought

together the music of his , native country with

I influences from rock and ; other westem forms.

: I Fascinating Aida The Beck's Tent. 8pm. £8

(£6). Altemately naive and knowing. smooth and smutty. this trio of slick parodists are as much a comedy act as a musical one. and are something of an acquired taste.



I Heros D’Eau The Beck’s Tent. Midnight. £5

1 (£3). See Fri 29.

I House Citizens‘ Theatre. 8pm. £7 (£4). British Premiere number two from the Mali Theatre in its major Mayfest retrospective. A stand- alone sequel to Brothers and Sisters, this adaptation of Fyodor Abramov‘s novel is an



atmospheric chronicle of a Russian village's life. See


I The Bridge

Fruitmarket. 8pm. £7 (£4).

See Fri 29.

I Bloody Miracles, Baallmlll LIBS Tramway. 8pm. £7 (£4). See Sat 30.

I Ghosts Drama Centre

at The Ramshom. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). lbsen's claustrophobic study of the ghosts of the past we carry round with us is performed by Strathclyde Theatre Group in conjunction with Focus.


I Gavin Bryars Ensemble The Beck's Tent. 8pm. £10(£8). One of the most individual and consistently rewarding of contemporary British composers. See feature.


I EddI Reader The Ferry. 7pm. £7 (£5). The voice that fronted Fairground Attraction continues to delight with a set of songs that display Reader's full range of rooLsy influences, fromjazz to trad Scots.

Cabaret! Comedy

I Mark Lamarr with Sean lock The Ferry. 10pm. £7 (£5). More famous now for chumming Terry Christian on The Word. Mark Lamarr makes a rare Scottish stand-up appearance with support from Sean Lock.

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