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


Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre—Arranged. l. = 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 BARRHEAD SPORTS CENTRE Main Street. Barrhead. Tickets: 227 5511.

Henry VI - The Battle for the Throne

Until Sat 17 Dec. 7.30pm. Wed and Thurs mats 2pm. £12 (£6). The theatrical highlight of Barrhead‘s centenary year is a visit from the RSC with the final part of Shakespeare‘s little-seen Henry VI trilogy. Katie Mitchell directs this well-received production which stars Jonathan Firth as


I CITIZENS’ THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 0022. [Access: L. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Beauty and the Beast Until Sat 14 Jan. 10am on Tue 20. Wed 21 Dec. Wed 11 and Thurs 12 Jan; 2pm Until Sat 14 Jan (not Fri 23 Dec or Mon 9 Jan); 5pm Sat 17. Sat 24. Mon 26. Sat 31 Dec. Mon 2 Jan; 7pm Fri 16. Mon 19. Thurs 22. Fri 23. Tue 27—Fri 30 Dec. Tue 3—Tue 10, Thurs 12—Sat 14 Jan: 8pm Sat 17. Sat 24. Mon 26 Dec and Mon 2 Jan. £6—£8.50 (£3.50—£4.50).

Writer Shaun Prendergast teams up with director lan Wooldridge. designer Kenny Miller and actors including Henry Ian Cusick. Emma Dingwall. Juliet Cadzow and Sandy Welsh for a captivating and spectacular staging of this morality tale about love conquering hate. See review. I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum. Cumbernauld. ()236 732887. [Access:

PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

The Princess and the Pirate Until Sat 31 Dec. 10am until Fri 16. Mon l9—Fri 23 Dee; 2pm until Thurs 22 Dec. Sat 24. Wed 28—Fri 30 Dec; 5pm Tue 27 and Sat 31 Dec; 7pm until Sat 24. Wed 28—Fri 30 Dec. (Performances on Sat 17. 2pm. and Sat 24. 7pm are sold out). £6 (£4).

New artistic director Simon Sharkey gets his first public crack of the directorial whip with Liam Brennan‘s new swashbuckling adventure. See review.

I EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE Old Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. 03552 61000. [Access: R. Facilities: H] The (ln)complete History of East Kilbride Until Sat 17 Dec. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Fuelled by fortified wine. rhyme and song. KYBO Theatre Company celebrates East Kilbride’s murky past and present with a script by Raymond Burke whose play The Return nfBurkt' um/ Hurc has just been published by Dualchas.


3 Kilmardinny Avenue. Bearsden. 943

' 0312. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WS. H. G. C] Rumplestiltskin Thurs 22—Fri 23 Dec.

1 2.30pm and 7.30pm. West End Theatre

é Company with some seasonal fun.

i I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Phone

bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket details above. [Access: PPA.

4 1-. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A.


Sleeping Beauty Thurs 8 Dec—Sat 4 Feb. 1.30pm on Fri 16. Tue 20—Thurs 22 Dec. Wed 11. Wed 18. Wed 25 Jan. Wed 1 Feb: 2.15pm on Sat 17. Mon 26—Fri 30 Dec.

Mon 2—-Sat 7. Sat 14. Sat 28 Jan and Sat

4 Feb; 3pm Sun 18. Dec. Sun 8. Sun 15.

. Sun 22 and Sun 29 Jan; 5pm on Sat 23 5 Dec. Sat 31 Jan; 7pm until Sat 17. Tue

20—Thurs 22. Mon 26—Fri 30 Dec. Mon 2—Sat 7. Tue 10—Sat 14.Tue 17—Sat 21. Tue 24—Sat 28. Tue 31 Jan—Sat 4 Feb.

; £3—£10.75. Last year‘s show from the 2 King‘s. Edinburgh moves through to give

Glasgow a look at Gerard Kelly in a dress.

Also in the cast are Les Dennis. Jan

Wilson and Barbara Rafferty. See review. I MERCAT THEATRE Mercat House. Drumchapel. 944 9022. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. G. C] Cinderella Until Fri 23 Dec. 1.30m Fri 16. Mon 19—Fri 25. 2.30pm Sat 17. 7pm until Sat 17. Wed 21—Fri 23 Dec. The third annual community pantomime from the good people of Drumchapel.

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


Red Riding Hood, the Sequel Mitchell Theatre. Glasgow. Until Sat 7 Jan. 7.30pm. Mats at 2.30pm (except Tue 20. Wed 21 and Thurs 22 Dec. all 10am). £8 (£6). Andy Gray writes and directs this lively reworking of the wolfish tale. Jackie Farrell stars. See review.

I MOTHERWELL THEATRE Civic Centre. Motherwell. 0698 267515. [Access: ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C]





Script by Robert Paterson


SHOWS AT 2.30?!“ l7, 20-24, 27-31 DEC 8: 3-7 IAN 8; 7.3OPM: l7, l9-24, 26-28, 30 DEC 8: 6-7 JAN

TICKETS: £7.50 (EVE. FULL). £5.50 (EVE. CONCS), £5.00 (MAT - ALL TICKETS)


665 2240

Sinbad Until Sat 7 Jan. 7.30pm. Mats 1.30pm. £4.75. Jimmy Logan lends his name as executive director to this year‘s spectacular which stars Christian. Mr Abie and Natalie Robb. See review.

I OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. H. G. Help: A. AA] Aladdin Until Fri 16 Dec. 7.30pm. £3—£7. Seasonal jollity with the Pantheon Club. I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. [Access: PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. W3. H. G. C. Help: A.


Aladdin Until Sat 31 Dec. 10.30am on Tue 20 and Thurs 22; 2pm until Sat 31 Dec (not Mon 26 Dec); 7pm until Sat 24. Tue 27-Sat 31 Dec. £5—£7 (£4—£4.50). Paisley has been quietly building a formidable reputation for bright and breezy. l‘eelgood pantos written anti directed by star-turn David Wallace. PACE Theatre Company is joined by the high-energy Paisley Youth Theatre for one of the best seasonal shows in Scotland. See review.

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

Goosey Goosey Glasgow Until Sat 28 Jan. 10am on Fri 16 and Tue 20 Dec; 2pm on Sat 17. Sun 18. Wed 2l—Sat 24. Mon 26—Sat 31 Dec. Mon 2—Wed 4. Sat 7. Wed 11. Sat 14. Wed 18. Sat 21. Wed 25 and Sat 28 Jan; 5.30pm on Sun 18 Dec; 7.30pm until Sat 28 Jan (not Mon 19 Dec). £4.75-£8.95.

This year‘s eggstravaganza (look. you‘ve got to get used to the terrible puns now) stars Andy Cameron and Dorothy Paul and is written and directed by John Bett. See review.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. ST. L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Peter Pan Until Sat 17 Dec. Fri 7.15pm. Sat 10am. £3.50 (£2). Final-year students take a trip into Never-Never Land with a production ofJ.M. Barrie's children‘s classic. '

I SCOTTISH BALLET STUDIOS Robin Anderson Theatre. 261 West Princes Street. 314 0020.

Tim’rous Beasties Fri 16—Fri 23 Dec. 8pm. £3 (£1.50). Debut production from Govan lnitiative's Theatre Works. a company funded year-round to keep a full complement of actors. technicians and administrators on the go. The first show is written by Patrick Evans (the man behind the much lamented Fools Paradise comedy organisation) and is a Christmas comedy about two con-men who unwittingly free a nation. See preview in Agenda section.

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

Babes in the Wood Until Sat 7 Jan. 1pm Sat 24 Dee; 1.30pm Fri 16. Mon 19—Fri 23 Dec. 2pm Sat 17. Mon 26—Sat 31 Dec. Mon 2. Tue 3 and Sat 7 Jan; 5pm Sat 24 Dec. 7.30pm until Fri 23. Mon 26—Fri 30 Dec. Mon 2—Tue 3 and Sat 7 Jan. £8 (£5.50/£3).

Tony Roperjoins an honourable line of celebrity panto playwrights at the Tron (Forbes Masson. Bruce Morton etc) for a Glaswegian version of the tale of the lost tots. Lynn Ferguson stars.

HOW Was It For You? Until Sat 7 Jan. 10.30pm until Sat 17. Tue 20—Fri 23. Tue 27—Fri 30 Dec. Thurs 5—Sat 7 Jan. 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Sun 18 Dec. £6 (£3.50). Late-night revue from Wildcat. sending up another year with a load of topical sketches and songs. Stars Dave Anderson. Jennifer Black. Freddie Boardley and others. See review.

I BRUNTDN THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Dick Whittington Until Sat 7 Dec. 10am until Fri 16 Dec; 2.30pm on Sat 17. Tue


The List lowers the curtain on the best theatre of 1994. I V‘ '1 f" :

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I Trainspotting Citizens' Theatre. Glasgow. Irvine Welsh‘s drugged-up. dropped-out novel of Edinburgh’s lost generation became even funnier and even more poignant in lan Brown‘s high-octane stage version. The novelist said he preferred it to the book.


I The Crucible Arches Theatre. Glasgow. Arthur Miller’s witch—hunt classic was given edge and vitality in a scratch production deep in the vaults beneath Central Station.

I A Taste of Honey Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow. A great year for unexpected finds in the Citz studios. including a Morrisseyfied version of Shelagh Delaney‘s Manchester drama.

I The Playboy ot the Western World Communicado on tour. The Edinburgh Fringe wouldn‘t be the same without a stunning Communicado show: this was just the

latest in a long line.

20—Thurs 22. Sat 24. Tue 27—Sat 31 Dec. Tue 3—Sat 7 Jan; 7.30pm Sat l7—Wed 28. Fri 29 Dec. Fri 6 and Sat 7 Jan. £7.50 (£5.50/£5).

Dick leaves Musselburgh and heads off to London to make his fortune in Robert Paterson's lively version of the rags-to- riches panto. See review.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Tickets available from Queen's Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices and J. and A. Cruikshank or Harvest Garden (opposite theatre).

Cinderella Until Sat 17 Dec. 7.15pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £5 (£3.50). The Scottish Theatre of Song and Dance goes from rags to riches.

Cinderella Wed 21—Sat 31 Dec. 7pm. £4. Same story. different production as Edinburgh People's Theatre gives its version of the family pantomime.

Bugsy Malone Wed 4—Sat 7 Jan. 2pm and 7pm. Mats £5.25 (£4.25): evenings £5.75 (£4.75). Edinburgh Youth Theatre Company in Paul Williams and Alan Parker’s musical based on the Prohibition gangster's career.

I CRAIGROYSTON COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL Pennywell Road. Tickets from 315 2151.

Dennis and the Dinosaurs Until Fri 16 Dec. 7.30pm. £1. The Muirhouse panto goes SCI-fl as captain James T. Cake crosses the universe in search of the perfect package deal.

I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13—29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. H. C. T. Help: A] Francie and Josie’s Christmas Cracker Until Sat 24 Dec. Fri 16. Mon 19—Sat 24. 7.30pm; Sat 17. 6pm and 8.30pm. Thurs

55 The List 16 December 1994—12 January 1995