Theatre is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Taming shows are listed alphabetically by title at the end of the section. Shows will be listed, 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 011041 227 5511. Sunday opening is noon-—5pm. Any Ticketl.ink box office can sell tickets for other venues,
POOR SUPER MAH
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, until Sun 7 Aug and in Edinburgh Fringe. Characters with dysfunctional backgrounds, a riot of colourful sexuality, plenty of swearing and a severe pushing back of the boundary of on-stage nudity: you know precisely what to expect from a Brad Fraser play. out hold back before passing out the dirty-raincoat allegations. Although all your expectations will be gratified, titillation is as far from the
l stage in Poor Super Man as the
character at Shannon is from getting his sex change.
The plot is predictable too. A painter suffering from artist’s block falls in
" love with a married man. You know the
seduction will happen, the block be relieved and the painting occur. After all, one of the first revelations oi the husband, Matt, to David the painter is that he already deceives his wife by having a quiet smoke in the store room of their ailing restaurant. The
driving forces of the play are the
motives and shadowy depths of
character which engage, intrigue and
ultimately connect, not some ‘will-
I ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street. 221 9736. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. C. G. Help: A. AA]
Flow: Day 8. llight Sat 301211. I.30pm-—3am. Daytime £3. Night £8.50 (£37.50). Day and night £10. Mammoth event featuring video. sculpture. film. music and performance all on a theme of
’ 'l'ltttalttz Wtit'ksltnti
they, won’t-they’ fascination. It is a triumph of both direction and
' innovation that such a tricky aim
Poor Super Man: calling sexuality into question
succeeds. Like the sharp, dry witticisms which sting through the dialogue, the scenes change from bedroom to studio to restaurant with the abrasive rush of a wasp. As each shift underlines what has gone before, so the subtitles projected onto the back of the stage underline the drama. ‘I love you,’ claims one character. You know it is a lie, but to have the word ‘lie’ emblazoned on stage gives it a concrete reality.
Which is not to belittle the performances. Although they are undermined by some dodgy applications of a Canadian accent, they are more than good enough to upstage the gimmicks of technology
and draw out the feelings of the audience towards the characters. Poor Super Man is more than another play about AIDS and male sexuality. All our sexualities and motivations are called into question in a thought-provoking, yet entertaining evening. (Thom oibdin]
Utopia. One of the earlier events is a
work-in-progress theatre performance called Nos/em.
I ClTIZEHS’ THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429
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ambitious multi-media theatre and art ' installation drawing inspiration from the
0022. [Access 1.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]
The Indian Queen Thurs 11-- Sat 13 Aug. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Main Theatre. Theatre meets music as the Scottish Farly Music Consort performs Purcell's music and Dryden‘s heroic verse. Juliet (.‘adzow is in the title role anti is joined by singers. dancers and a full orchestra for this tale o1 a wicked queen. a noble savage and a merciless assassin. See preview in Music section.
I FRUITMARHET Albion Street. Details on 337 3285.
Titanic Until Sat 30 Jul. 7pm. An
poem The Sin/ting oft/re 'l't‘lam't‘ by Hans Magnus Flnzensberger. Two Scottish actors join four Germans from Munich’s Xpress Theatre Group.
I KIHG’S THEATRE Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. (‘antllet'iggs. see Ticket 1.ink details above. ]Access: PI’A. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. (i. (7. Help: A. AA]
Follow Follow I‘il'l 2‘)--Sat to Sept. Tue—Thurs 7.30pm; Fri and Sat 6pm and 8.30pm; Sun 3pm. £5—-£10.50. You can't beat a good football play to draw in the crowds and this celebration of Rangers FC
3 should be no exception. A top notch cast
including Jonathan Watson and Barbara Rafferty tells the story of the 121~ycatvold club. See preview.
I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 227 5511. [Access: PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. II. G. C. Help: A. AA]
A Breath of Scotland livery Sat until 10 Sept. 2.30pm and 7.30pm. £5 (£4). Traditional Scottish entertainment comedy and couthieness hosted by Dundee-based master of ceremonies. Ronnie Coburn.
Virtual Reality Fvery Fri until 12 Aug. 9pm. £7.50. See comedy.
I PAISLEY ARTS CEHTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. [Access: PPA. 1.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
B-Road Movie Thurs 11 Fri 12 Aug. 8pm.
£6 (£3). Spoof specialists Lip Service hitch into Paisley en route to the Edinburgh Fringe with a send-up of 30s road movies.
I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renl'ield Street. 332 1846. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]
Peter Powers: Hypnotic House of Honor 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 TROH THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA, ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]
Women Behind Bars CANCELLED. Bruce Morton Wed lO—Thurs 11 Aug. See Comedy.
I KING'S THEATRE 2 [even Street. 229 1201. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. Help: AA]
nockula Until Sat 6 Aug. Mon—Fri 7.30pm; Sat 5.30pm and 8.30pm. £4.50—£10.50. Dracula meets rock 'n‘ roll in this tongue—in-cheek musical with its eye on cult status.
The Boyfriend Mon 8—Sat 13 Aug. iV‘IOli-I'TT 7.30pm; Sat 5pm and 8pm. £3.50—£10.50. 40th anniversary revival of the popular musical which features ‘I Could Be Happy With You‘ and ‘It's Never Too Late To Fall In 1.ove'.
I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]
Godspell Mon 8—Sat 13 Aug. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mats 2.30pm. £5—£12.50. The biblical musical gets zapped up for a 90s production. Felice Arena goes from one extreme to the other: normally he plays heart-throh Marco in Neighbours. here he plays Jesus.
I ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 220 9697. [Access: P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]
Mary Queen Of Scots Got Her llead Chopped 0" Until Sat 6 Aug. 8pm. £4-—£13.50. Fri 5. Sat 6 Aug. Student stand-by ticket for £4 available every Wednesday frotn 6pm with matriculation card.
The Royal Lyceum's summer season of Scottish drama in repertoire opened with this lively Brunton Theatre co-production of l.i'/. Lochhead‘s idiosyncratic look at Scottish history. David McVicar's pacy production sets the show in a 1950s
Kidnapped Until Thurs 4 Aug. 8pm.
3 £4—£13.50. Wed 3—Thurs 4 Aug. Student stand-by ticket for £4 available every
Wednesday from 6pm with matriculation card.
linjoyable new adaptation by Torn McGrath of Robert Louis Stevenson‘s classic cast away adventure. The technicallyambitious show is directed by Kenny Ireland.
' Carlucco And The Queen or Hearts Until ? Tue 2 Aug. 8pm. £4-£13.50. Fri 29. Sat 30 Jul tinc 3.15pm mat). Mon l-Tue 2
Aug. Student stand-by ticket for £4 available every Wednesday from 6pm with matriculation card.
Third in the summer season of Scottish drama is a revival of George Rosie's witty play about the ugly old age of Bonny Prince Charlie. which was ﬁrst produced by Fifth Fstate. Sandy Neilson directs a cast familar from the other two summer shows.
1 I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street.
228 140-1. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC.
Poor Super Man Until Sun 7 Aug (inc Suns. but not Mons) and in Edinburgh Fringe. 8pm. £8 (fl/£2). The Traverse
. aims to emulate the success of
Unidentified Human Remains And The True Nature ()fl.ave with this latest play by controversial Canadian Brad Fraser. A dark adult comedy about a lost generation searching for meaning. See review.
50 The List 2‘) July—11 August 1994