Theatre is listed by city, than alphabetically by venue. Touring show s are listed alphabetically by title at thtt end of the section. Shows will be listen d, provided that details reach our offices: at least ten days before publication. Theatre listings compiled by Mark Fisher.


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Tickets for major venues in Glasgow are available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on 041 227 5511. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues.

I CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. [Access: PPA. L. ST. Facilities: wc. ws. 1 H. G. C] Gay Men’s Perlonnance Workshop Sat 23

Jul. 3—6pm. Free. A preliminary meeting for gay men interested in joining a two- week workshop in September during which a one-off performance will be devised. The session is led by performer Tim Miller who has been involved with similar workshops all over the world. Reserve your place in advance.

I FRUITMARNET Albion Street. Details on 337 3285.

Titanic Wed 20—Sun 31 Jul. Times and prices to be announced. An ambitious multi-media theatre and art installation drawing inspiration from the poem The Sinking of the Titanic by Hans Magnus Enzensberger. Two Scottish actors join four Germans from Munich’s Xpress Theatre Group. See preview.

I GLASGOW FAIR FESTIVAL Glasgow Green. 554 6252.

Glasgow Fair Fri lS—Sun 24 Jul. All day. Family entertainment particularly in the Big Fun Circus Tent where there are free


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Titanic - the word doesn’t exactly inspire a positive response. Words such as ‘disaster’, ‘ill-fated’ and

‘help!’ spring to mind far more readily.

But the Xpress theatre group from Munich aims to dispel such negative connotations with its physical perionnance the Titanic Project.

The artistic and theatrical collaboration is a loose adaptation of the German poet ilans Magnus Enzensbergen’s 34-canton poem, The Sinking of the Titanic. Chosen for its visual potential, the work promises to ‘guide the audience through four mementos of sensual experience.’

According to the press release, the

audience will be acclimatised to the watery atmosphere ‘in a place on the (:OIII and dark bottom of the liorth Altlantic, with 16,000 cubic feet of

1' . water upon them’. This will be done via a combination of video and sculptural installations created by ten local artists specifically for the occasion.

As Axel Strothmann, one of the four German actors taking part explains, the work touches upon a discussion that is happening not only among contemporary German artists but within the poem itself. ‘There is an idea that art needs great catastrophes and disasters to fuel itself. But at the same time how do you make this acceptable to the victims?’

One more theme that Xpress explores, continues Strothmann, is ‘the doom that technology paradoxically brings in its wake, resulting in human obsolescence.’ The company felt then that Glasgow’s own


industrial history made it a city ripe for the show. That and the fact they believe Glasgow to be ‘the most exciting city in Britain’ in terms of theatre. In which case the audience will probably not bat an eyelid when the actors start spinning and hanging above their heads on the mountaineering equipment rigged up as part of the spectacle.

lf Xpress does achieve its wish to re- create the process of sinking, those hydrophobic members of the audience will be relieved to hear the venue for the Titanic is not the Benfrew Ferry. (Ann Donald) The Titanic Project, Xpress Theatre Group, 7pm, The Old Fruibnarket, Wed _20—Sat 30 July (not Sun).

r noming circus-skills workshops. afternoon circus shows and evening

c abaret acts.

II KING’S THEATRE Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Access: PPA. L Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. Help: A. A A]

Gandini Juggling Prolect Kathy Rose Kabuki-Menco

Visual Theatre Secret Theatre Tandem Trestle Theatre Company Ricochet Dance Company Jiving Lindy Hoppers Peepolykus Union Dance Company Bi Ma Dance Company The lie-animators Nouveau Pertormance Troupe

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Alfie Tue 19—Sat 23 Jul. 7.30pm. £4—£14. Adam Faith returns to Scotland with Bill Naughton‘s play about a swinging-60s London lad about town.

I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 227 5511. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC, W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

A Breath of Scotland Every Sat until 10 Sept. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Traditional Scottish entertainment kilts. comedy and couthieness —hosted by Dundee-based master of ceremonies. Ronnie Coburn.

Virtual Reality Every Fri until 12 Aug. 9pm. £7.50. See Comedy.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. [Access: PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. W3. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

PACE Dramashop Performance Fri 15 and Fri 22 Jul. 7pm. £3 (£1.50). A chance to see what this group of local 9—12-year- olds has been up to in their summer drama workshops.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]

Peter Powers: ifypnotlc House of Horror Until Sat 30 Jul. Every Thurs. Fri and Sat. 7.30pm. Also Sat midnight. £6/£6.50

(Thurs two for the price of one). Hypnotic fun with the ever-popular mind-reader and his spoof comedy horror show.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Purple Dust Until Sun 17 Jul (inc Sun. not Mon). 7.30pm. £6.50 (£3). Batty production of Sean O’Casey’s hilarious send-up of the Anglofication of Ireland performed with chaotic zest by the lovable Arches Theatre Company.


I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] English National Ballet Until Sat 16 Jul. 7.30pm. £4.50—£30. See Dance.

I KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. Help: AA]

Teller of Tales Until Sat 16 Jul. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3—£10.50. Edinburgh Music Theatre Company in the European premiere of a musical about the life of the young Robert Louis Stevenson.

Steven Berkoff Fri 22 Jul. 7.30pm. £8.50—£12.50. Masterly performance first seen on the Edinburgh Fringe last year in

so The List 15-28 July 1994