Theatre is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Touring shows are listed alphabetically by title at the end of the section. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our oilices at least ten days before publication. Theatre Listings compiled by Mark Fisher.


Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre-Arranged. I. = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate.

Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = Adjacent Seats. H = Induction Loop System. G = Guide Dogs Allowed. R = Restaurant Accessible. C = Catering Accessible. T = Adapted Telephone.

Help: A = Assistance Available. AA = Advise Venue in Advance.


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 ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street. 2 9736. (Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. G. Help: A. AA]

Get Up and Go Until Sat 24 Sept. See Dance.

The Audition Until Sat 24 Sept. 8pm. £6 (£3). Mike Hayward revives his one-man show about the trials and tribulations of an actor first seen on the 1993 Edinburgh Fringe and written by the novelist A.I-. Kennedy.

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Wedding Belles and Green orasses Tue 27 Sept—Sat I Oct. 8pm. £6 (£3). See Touring.

Elegies tor Angels, Punks and Raging Queens Tue 4-Sat 8 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£3). A ‘tapestry‘ of speech and song written by Bill Russell in commemoration of those who have died as a result of AIDS. Performed by Luckenbooth Theatre Company with a cast of 40. the show aims to raise £3000 for Scottish AIDS charities. I CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. [Access: PPA. L. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

uueer Glow Thurs 29 Sept. 7.30pm. £5 (£2). Tim Miller returns to Glasgow after his success with My Queer Bat/y in the Glasgay! festival. This first of two shows is a one-off presentation of a piece devised over the past fortnight with a group of local men. See preview.

Naked Breath Fri 30 Sept—Sat I Oct. 7.30pm. £5 (£2). A new solo show by Tim Miller about his teenage love for carpentry. and other men. See preview.

I CITIZENS’ THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 0022. [Access: L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

The Aspern Papers Until Sat I Get (not Mons). £6 (£2). Circle Studio. Jon Pope

l adapts and directs Henry James‘s satire of ? American culture in which an editor sets out to Venice in search ofthe letters ofa


famous poet. See review.

Only an Excuse? 94 Until Sat 24 Sept. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Main Theatre. More footy fun with Jonathan Watson and Tony Roper in Philip Differ‘s lampoon of the beautiful gemme.

As You like It Tue 27 Sept—Sat 1 Oct. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Free mats Wed 28 and Thurs 29 Sept. 2.30pm. Signed performance Thurs 29 Sept. 2.30pm. Audio described performance Thurs 29 Sept. 7.30pm. Main Theatre. See Touring and review.

A Tale of Two Women Until Sat 1 Oct. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Stalls Studio. Free mat Sat 24 Sept. 2.30pm. Signed performance Sat 24 Sept. 2.30pm. Audio described performance Sat 24 Sept. 7.30pm. A

double-bill of solo shows written. directed and starring women and presented by Wee One Productions. First up is Anne Downie’s Sit/e Sea View. performed by the writer herself. about a woman who hides a dark secret behind her gallus exterior. The secondplay is Angela B. Leslie‘s 0n Yer Bike. starring Terry Neason as a 40-year- old fitness fanatic on the edge.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum. Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. [Accessz PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Salon Janette Sat 24 Sept. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See Touring.

llotre Dame de Paris or The llunch Back of llotre uame Wed 28 Sept. 7.45pm. £5 (£2.50). French-language adaptation of Victor Hugo‘s classic Gothic novel about lust and obsession. Performed by Theatre Sans Frontieres.

The Playboy or the Western World Thurs 29 Sept—Sat 1 Oct. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See Touring.

Only an Excuse? 94 Tue 4—Wed 5 Oct. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). See Citizens' Theatre above.

On Yer Bike Thurs 6 Oct. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Terry Neason plays a 40-year-old fitness fanatic on the edge in a one-act play by Angela B. Leslie. and pads out the evening with some of her powerful renditions of favourite songs.

I DRAMA CENTRE AT THE RAMSHDRN 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. [Access: ST. Facilities: WC. WS. G. Help: AA]

The Destiny of Me Mon 26 Sept—Sat 8 Oct. 7.30pm. £4/£6 (£l.50/£2.50). Student director Simon Biggam returns to the work of Larry Kramer after his Strathclyde Theatre Group production of The Normal Heart in Glasgay! last year. The Destiny of Me is a companion piece to the earlier play and uses the idea of an experimental HIV treatment programme as a way to address personal and ethical issues.

I EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE Old Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. 03552 61000. [Accessz R. Facilities: H]

The Kiss or the Spiderwoman Wed 28

Sept—Sat 1 Oct. 8pm. £4 (£2). Coming Attractions in Manuel Puig‘s powerful two-hander about the relationship that develops between a sex offender and a revolutionary in a violent South American prison.

I GLASGOW RDYAL CONCERT HALL 2 Sauchiehall Street. 227 55l l. [Accessz P. PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C ]

Conversation Pieces Tue 27 Sept. lpm. £2. Blythe Duff. best known for her role as Det Sgt Jackie Reid in 'Iitggtirr. is centre stage fora lunchtime chat.

I HARLAND AND WDLFF ENGINE SHED Govan Road. Govan. 242 3666.

The Big Picnic Until Sun 30 Oct (inc Suns. not Mons). 7.30pm Tue—Sat; 3.30pm Sun. 1.30pm mats on Thurs 29 Sept. Tue 4. Thurs 6. Thurs 13. Tue l8. Thurs 20. Thurs 27 ()ct. 2pm mats on Sat l. Sat 15 and Sat 29 Oct. £6—£25. If you thought The Ship was ambitious. Bill Bryden‘s latest extravaganza will make his I990 epic look like studio theatre. Taking up the whole of the Govan engine shed. The Big Pit-mt is a large-scale tribute to the Scottish soldiers who fought in World War I. Choose to follow the action on foot or to watch from a tnoveable seating bank.

I KING’S THEATRE Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. sec Ticket Link details above. [Accessz PPA. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Sweet Lorraine Until Sat 24 Sept. 5.30pm and 8.30pm. £4.50—£l8. Mica Paris and Annie Ross star in a new tnusical by Clarke Peters (the man behind Five Guys Numet/ Moe) heading to the West End. Greatjazz and blues songs from the 40s and 50s.

The Steamie Mon 26 Sept—Sat I Oct. 7.30pm. See Touring and review.

Return to the Forbidden Planet Mon 3—Sat 8 Oct. 7.30pm. Trash sci-fi musical loosely based on The Tempest. but neither clever enough to be a decent send-up of Shakespeare nor tacky enough to justify its claim for cult status. Audiences. it

Your at a glance theatre guide

Friday 23 A Saturday 24

Sunday 25 Monday 26

Tuesday 27 Wednesday 28

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Citizens Stalls Studio

A Tale of Two Women

- Cumbernauld Theatre

- Salon Janette

A Tale of Two Women

A Tale of Two Women A Tale of Two Women

- Notre Dame

- Harland and Wolff

The Big Picnic The Big Picnic The Big Picnic The Big Picnic The Big l’icnic King’s Sweet Lorraine Sweet Lorraine - The Steamie The Steamie The Steamie_ PalSley Arts Centre Thanks Bobby 47 see Jazz - RSAMD _ _ _ _ _ _ Tramway see Classical Decameron 646 Decameron 646 _ DCCZlmcrOli 646 TH)“ Playboy of the . . . Playboy of the . . . Playboy of the . . . Bourgeois Gentilhomme Bourgeois Gentilhomme Brunton Merchant of Venice Merchant of Venice Merchant of Venice Merchant of Venice Merchant ofVcnice

Church Hill Theatre

Wizard of Oz __ __Wi:zztrd of Oz

Festival Theatre

Carmen Jones Carmen Jones

see Classical Carmen Jones

Carmen Jones Carmen Jones

- - King’s _- The Steamie 'l‘heSteamie The Silver Darlings The Silver Darlings fl'llie SilverDa‘rli-tgi

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52 The List 23 September—6 October I994