Festival oi Theatre ior Children Sun 4—Sat 17 June. Various shows. Various times. See Kids.

I EAST KILRRIDE ARTS CENTRE Old Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. 03552 6l000. [Access: R. Facilities: H] Me, Myseli and Us Fri 2—Sat 3 June. 8pm. £4 (£2). Studio 32 present a show written by John Mackay and directed by Shona Cairney. about a best-selling author with a tight deadline and a severe dose of writer‘s block.


Theatre is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Touring shows are listed alphabetically by title at the end oi the section. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our oiiices at least ten days beiore publication. Theatre listings compiled by Ellie Carr.


Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre-Arranged. l. 2 Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate. Facilities: WC 2 Adapted Toiletts). WS 2 Wheelchair Spaces. AS = Adjacent Seats. 2 H = Induction Loop System. (5 2 Guide Dogs Allowed. R 2 Restaurant Accessible. C 2 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 l().30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on Ol4l 227 551 1. Sunday opening is noon-5pm. Any Ticket box office cart sell tickets for other venues.

I AHCHES THEATRE Midland Street. 27.]


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Easy Fri 9—Sat 10 June. 8pm. £4 (£2). Glasgow-based company LookOut K Theatre confront the terrifying reality of acquaintance rape in this gritty new drama by Nicola Mcartney. I GOVAH TOWN HAll Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. (‘andleriggs see Ticket : Link details above. . Ballroom Dance Company Tue 6 June. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). See Dance. I KING’S THEATRE Bath Street. Phone

bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see

9736. (Access: l.. Facilities: WC, WS. t”, Ticket details above. [Access: PPA. G. Help: A. AA] 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. The Trouble With Frank Hi 9.. Sat it) .1 une. AA]

Dead Guilty Until Sat 3 June. 7.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. £5 £16.50. Popular TV writer Richard Harris. the man behind A Touch off/m! and Darling Bra/s ufMu_v. takes a theatrical diversion with this psychological thriller tnade for the stage. Starring Jenny Seagrove and Hayley Mills. it centres round a high-flying professional woman who is spiralled into a sinister series of events after a near-fatal accident.

' Outside Edge Mon 5—-Sat 10 June. Mon-~Sat 7.30pm. Wed mat 2.30pm; Sat mat 3pm. £5~£ 16.50. Gareth ‘Nescafe' Hunt and Diane Bull discover there's

3 more to cricket than centuries and

7.30pm. £6 (£3). See Touring.

The Weavers Mon 12 Sat 17 June. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Final-year students at RSAMI) present a new Hill Findlay translation of Hauptman's masterwork depicting the grinding poverty of 19th century hand~loom weavers.

I COTTlEH THEATRE 935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868.

Outcast Until Sat 3 June. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). MSD productions with a musical play by Bruce Fraser which looks at the persecution of witches in Scotland.

I CUMBERHAULD THEATRE Kildrum. Cumbernauld. ()236 732887. [Accessi

PPA. l.. ST. R. Facilities: WC, WS. H. G. : cucumber sandwiches as this popular TV

C. Help: A. AA] l sitcom returns to the stage.

Just Kidding: Cumbernauld Theatre’s 7th i


Seen at Cottier Theatre, Glasgow. On tour.

Glasgow in the 18403 was a boom or bust town, depending on your luck and station. The population, swollen by reiugees irom the Highland clearances and the Irish iamine, topped a quarter oi a million; the Industrial Revolution brought prosperity to some, spawning the trade union movement; the Chartists campaigned ior parliamentary reionn; poverty, prostitution, child labour and adult unemployment were riie. In The Climbing Boy, Carl MacDougall attempts to portray every iacet oi the city’s liie, cramming it all into 90 minutes much as the eponymous child is crammed up a Ium, and with similarly stiiling results.

Michael and Mary llolan are iresh oii the boat, with their hearts set on reaching America. Michael searches vainly ior work while, with the assistance oi a Christian missionary, Mary ilnds painiul employment in a cotton mill. When their iive-year-old son Sean is sold into the flue-scraping business ior a iew pounds, it’s enough to secure the couple’s passage across the Atlantic.


The drama is almost as tense and exciting as waiting tor a bus, and the accident waiting to happen ior most oi the play arrives and passes without impact. Despite their eiiorts, the cast can do little to enliven the moribund script, with one didactic vignette iollowing another like a ‘Iiving history’ dramatlsatlon ior schools, and as Michael and Mary set sail tor the land oi the tree, we can but envy their escape and anticipate our own. (David Harris)


Paisley. 887 1010. [Access: PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

The Trouble With Frank Wed 7 June. 8pm. £4 (£2). See Touring.

Breadmalters Sat 10 June. 8pm. £5 (£3). See Touring.

I THE RAMSHORH THEATRE 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. [Aceessz ST.

Facilities: WC. WS. G. Help: AA]

Burn This Fri 9—Sat 10 June. 7.30pm. £6 (£2.50). Ayrshire-based company The Society perform this powerful play from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Lanford Wilson ~ a tragi-comic love story featuring a group of young New Yorkers

whose lives are turned upside down after the death of a friend. Contains very strong language.

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 332 9000. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Broken Glass Until Sat 3 June. 7. l5pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £4.50—£l6.50. The new play from Arthur Miller which tells of a Jewish couple in Brooklyn. whose relationship falls apart after Kristallnacht. when Berliner Nazis went on a horrific anti-Semitic rampage.

Romeo and Juliet Tue 6-Sat 9 J une. 7.15pm. Thurs/Sat mat 2.15pm. £3.50—£27. See Dance and preview.

I TROH THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267.

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