Male behaviour specialists Man Act return to Glasgow with Jimmy Messiah, a send-up oi right-wing evangelism. See Tue 3.

masterpieces. Instead. the celebrated American composer John Adams will conduct three of his own works the orchestral fanfare Trout/m [.(NIIUIIU and the vocal works Hurmmzium and The Wmmd-Dresser alongside a new work commissioned from Scottish composer Alasdair Nicholson. Songs oft/1e Lost. See preview. I Academy How! RSAMI). 332 4101. The first of two days devoted to Music Theatre. beginning with a public forum on that subject in the Guinness Room (10am, admission free). The main evening programme (Stevenson Hall. 7.30pm. £5 [£3]) is a collaborative piece based on the work of William Blake. Seven Proverbs of Hell, written by Amanda Collins. Jan Feddersen. Jane Gardner. John Irvine. David Paul Jones. Selina Kay and Charles l.yall. and played by Academy Nowl. There is a public rehearsal of the work at 2pm (Stevenson Hall. admission free). The series continues on Fri 6 with a programme sung by Voices of Academy Nowl. including a new work by Thomas Wilson. and music theatre by Peter Maxwell Davies (Stevenson Hall. 7.30pm. £5 [£3]).


I Alison Brown Quartet The Ferry. 7pm. £7 (£5). One of the most intriguing of the artists in the country strand of the programme. The banjo player and guitarist (who led Michelle Shocked‘s touring band for a time) takes a distinctly contemporary and highly individual approach to bluegrass and country.

I The Flying Bulgar [leaner Band The Ferry.

10pm. £7 (£5). Klezmer has been described as Jewish soul music. and avant-garde jazzman Don Byron has demonstrated that it need not be hidebound by tradition. This lot also come at the music with a distinctly

irreverent. jazz-influenced

perspective. and could be one of the hidden gems of the festival.

I Nectarine Ho 9 King

Tut's Wah Wah Hut. 8.30pm. £4. Support by

Glasgow’s Motor Life Co.

Cabaret/ Comedy

I Julian Clary and Guests The Beck's Tent. 8pm. £12 (£11). Clary will be hoping fora big

hand on his entrance as he

returns to Glasgow for another bout of camp innuendo.



Mayfest community pertormances are listed alphabetically. For venue details see Maytest programme or call 041 552 8000.

I Campbell Morrison’s Big Night Out Tue 3—Sat 7 May. Castlemilk People's Theatre in a new comedy about a lawyer who learns about life from his cleaners.

I Clydebuilt Ceilidh Band

Tue 3—Thurs 5 May. Traditional knees up with the popular band.

I Dead Lucky Wed so Apr—Sat 16 May. Last

year‘s Scotland on Sunday

Paper Boat Award winners. the Carmylites. in a comedy about a man whose luck comes late in life.

I Dirt Enters at the Heart Mon 2—Fri 6 May. Highly-rated prison drama from Glasgow‘s Cat A Theatre Company a tough look at the spread of AIDS in Scottish prisons.

I Glasgow Generations Wed 4—Sat 21 May. 7:84 and Mayfest collaborate

on this show made up of

| three performances


devised by three generations of local people. each reflecting their own view of the city. Last year's 7284 show won the Spirit of Mayfest Award. I Old Time Music Hall Tue 3~Mon 9 May. A string of daytime shows from Johnny Beattie and chums. I Still Building Hi 29 Apr-—Wed 4 May. Singapore‘s Necessary Stage perform two parallel stories ~ one a family crisis, the other a tragic tale about three people trapped beneath a collapsed building. I Tales of Firm Tue 3—Mon 9 May. New show by Clydebuilt Puppets based on the legendary

tales of Finn MacCool.

{ I Hank Wangiord Tue 3 May. Catch the

idiosyncratic country man

at Castlemilk CEC.

{ 8.30pm.

I Dez Waters Country

Band Sat 30 Apr. One

i night only at Bishoploch

I Residents Hall. 8pm. for

the country music



The List’s coverage of Mayfest continues next issue with full details ofthe final two weeks. including the following highlights:

I Chicago Music. video and performance reflecting the cultural diversity of the Windy City on show at the CCA.

_._ Handspring Puppet Company

I South Africa New theatre for a new South Africa. In the aftermath of the elections. Footpaul Productions and the Handspring Puppet Company bring I two remarkable works to Glasgow.

I Cuba Merging themes of nostalgia, solitude and rebellion Buenlda present a vibrant adaptation of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's short story, Innocent Erendira.

I Switzerland Presenting their highly charged dance performance exploring unconscious desires and our need to be loved are 0idy Veldman and Cuilhenne Cothelo.

“\ Fever Pitch


I UK An hilarious adaptation of Fever Pitch. the book that captured the obsession. the loyalty and the joy of a phenomenon with which Glasgow is passineg familiar football madness.

I Canada Stravinsky’s masterpiece, The Bite oi Spring. as interpreted by one of the most innovative and renowned names in modern dance. Marie Chouinard.

I Country Music The roots map you’ll need to take you down those country roads from Nashville to Austin. Texas on the trail of the US Country Meslc Season.

Next issue hits the streets Thursday 5 May.

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