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 otlices at least ten days belore publication. Theatre listings compiled by Ellie Carr.


Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre-Arranged. 1- == Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST: Steps to negotiate.

Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = Adjacent Seats. H = Induction Loop Systent. G = Guide Dogs Allowed. R 2 Restaurant Accessible. C = Catering Accessible. T Adapted Telephone.

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


Tickets for major venues tti Glasgow are available frotn the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone 0110141 227 5511. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Atty Ticket Link box oflice can sell tickets for other venues.

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

Pinocchio Until Sat 13Jan. Mon-Sat 10am; 2pm: 5pm: 7pm; 8pm. Contact box office for speciftc times on specific dates. £3-£‘): family ticket £25. Myles Rudge‘s tale of the boy puppet with the extendable nose. directed by Giles Havergai and designed by Kenny Miller. See review.

I COTTIER THEATRE 935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868.

Thumbelina Sat 16 Dec. 8pm. £6 (£3; fartiin ticket £15). Tlte Edinburgh Puppet Company do the one about the teettsy girl who pops forth frotn a llower it) this popular marionette show.

I EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE ()ltl Coach Road. East Mains. Iiast Kilbride. 013552 61000. [Access: R. Facilities: H] Santa's Dead! Thurs 2 t--S;n 23 Dec. 8pm. £5 (£2.50). If you're tip to your eyes itt Christmas spirit and can't take any more. KYBO Theatre (‘ompany have the cure. Rayrnoud Burke takes the good. the bad. the family feuds and the loneliness of the festivities attd parcels them up itito one great. big anti-panto show.

I GOVAN TOWN HALL Bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above.

The Tin Soldier Until Fri 15 Dec. 10am; lpm. £5 (£2.50). See Touring.

g I KING’S THEATRE Bath Street. Phone

I bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see

Ticket Link details above. [Access: PPA.

i L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A.

; AA]

3 Babes in the Wood Until Sat 3 Feb (not

Mons/not Tue 2 Jan). £4—£12.50. Cannon

and Ball rock on ittto this year's King's

panto with a helping hand from Jimmy

Logan as Nurse Polly (ooh-er). Grant

3 Stott (from Sat morning kids' TV show

l-‘n/lv limiter/l as Little John and various


I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street.

i 227 5511. [Access: 1’ ’A. 1.. ST. R.

Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. C. Help: A.

j AA]

The Happy Gang and the Magic

i Snowman Sat to Dec. l.3(1pttt.£3. Ages 3—b‘. See Touring attd review.


Buchanan Street. 332 2333. [Access: ST.

Facilities: WS. 11. G. Help: A. AA]

' Skint Knees/Wee Macgregor Enlists Fri

15 Dec. 7.30pm. £5 (£2); family ticket

£12. The e\ er exuberant Scottish Youth

Theatre with one of a series of double-

T bills for their Winter Festival 95.51.01!

Knees is a showing of recent work frotn the 3—10 years drama group. while ll’t'e

.lltn'gnqtuir lfnlixts is a mini-version of the

Youth Theatre's full-blown Mayfcst ()5 hit. SYT Classes/Doggs Hamlet Sat 16 Dec. 7.30pm. £5 (£2); family ticket £12. More frottt the Scottish Youth Theatre Winter Festival. with participants frotn the 11--14 ; years drama classes showing off the results of a term's hard work. plus a chance to see SYT productions pull off Tom Stoppard's fifteen-minute version of . Shakespeare’s Hamlet. I I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. [Access: PPA. 1.. R. " Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. C. Help: A. AA] Babes in the Magic Woods Until Sun 24 Dec: Wed 27—Sun 31 Dec; Wed 3 Sat 6 Jan (not Mon). 10am; 2pm; 7.30pm (call box office for specific times on specific dates). £4.25A~£7. Pure magic. Paisley- stylc panto written and directed by David

Wallace for I’ACF Theatre Cotnpany with

a bumper cast of 50 in the tale of the two ' kids and a donkey who hotfoot it to the - woods in search of Santa‘s stolen toys. See review.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Reulield Street. 332 1846 [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G.

Help: AA] Aladdin Until Sat 27 Jan (not Mon 18. Mon 25. Sun 31 1)cc..\lon l..'\1onS.Sun

l4. Stilt 21 Jan). 10am; 2pm; 7.30pm (call

box office for specific times on specific

dates). Mort—'I'hurs £5.50-£‘)‘. Fri--Sun

£5.75--£‘).25; fatnin tickets £1S-£35. A

top patito line-up that would be hard to i beat. with The Krankies as Wishce

Wasltee attd Widow Krankie. Linda Nolan

as Aladdin. Gladiator littnice ‘people‘s champion‘ Hutliart as Genie of the Ring. Mike Hayward ~ High Road's Alun


Sleeping Beauty - starring Russell Hunter S - 28 December 1995, shows at 2.30pm and 7.30pm at the Brunton Hall, Musselburgh (all tickets £5.00!)


The Happy Gang and The Magic Snowman - Friday l5 December at. Haddington Corn Exchange at l.30pm 8: 4.00pm. (3.50 (full) £2.50 Concs.

Book now for Willy Russell's SHIRLEY VALENTINE - starring Mary Riggans 7 February ~ 2 March 1996

For reservations, venue information. further details and a brochure please

telephone the Brunton Theatre Box Office on 013i 665 2240

Morgan as Abanazer arid last but not

Acromaniacs as The Chinese Policemen. 5 See review.

I THE RAMSHORN THEATRE 98 lngrant Street. 552 3489. [Access: ST.

Revenge Until Sat 16 Dec. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Eclipse Theatre Company the student company of Strathclyde University stage this John Whiting Award-winning farce by Howard Brenton following the fortunes of a criminal front the East End of London who goes all-out to track down the than who put him in gaol.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC , AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities:

L WC, WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Sinbad Until Fri 15 Dec 7.15pm. Sat 16 Dec 10am. £3.50 (£2). It's panto-time at the RSAMD. with final-year students getting out the baggy Ifastern breeks to bring you a Yuletide adventure based on 7 the famous tale of Sinbad. the Princess Pearl and Sinistro the wicked sorcerer.

l with a special appearance by some very scary man-eating plants.

least. crazy slapstick acrobats The 1

I I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 332 9000. I [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: \\'C. \\'S.

H. G. C. Help: AA] Peter Pan Until Sat 30 Dec. Sat tnat 2.15pm; Thurs 21 1.30pm; Thurs 28 Dec 2.15pm. £3.50—£35. See Dance. I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 5511. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]. The War in Heaven Until Sat to Dec.

8pm. £5 (£2). Escape the Christmas panto

inlqu with this distinctive show from

Scotland's acclaimed 7:84 Theatre

Company. Adapted for the stage from Sam Shepard and Joseph (‘haikin's

original radio play. it tells of an angel fallen to earth and the desperate struggle to return to heaven.

- I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongatc. 552 4267.

[Access: PPA. ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC.

' WS. 11. C. Help: AA]

I The Caretaker Until Sat 16 Dec 8pm.

i £7.50/£6.5() (£3). Following their

; vigorous production of A Mir/stratum:

Night's Dream earlier this year. Compass

Theatre tackle Harold Pinter‘s sharp-

edged modern classic involving the

vagrant who wheedles his way into the lives of two brothers. and eventually gets himself installed as their caretaker.

Directed by Neil Sissons.

Tall Tales tor Cold Dark Nights Tue 19—Sat 23 Dec; Wed 27—Sat 30; Wed 3—Sat 6 Jatt. 2pm and 7.30pm (no matinee Wed 3-Fri 5). £7.50 (£5.50). Revamped for winter. Communicado's chartning family show based on traditional tales gathered by Duncan Williamson and others is back iti all its magical. tae- tappin' glory.

I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 220 4348. Ticketline: 220 4349. The Happy Gang and the Magic Snowman Mon 18 Dec. l.30pm; 6.30pm. £3. I BRUNTON HALL Ladywell Road. Musselburgh. 653 4244. Booking: Brunton Theatre 665 2240. Sleeping Beauty Tue 5—Thurs 28 Dec (ttot 3 Suns or Fri 15/25 Dec). 10am (schools 5 performance); 2.30pm; 7.30pm (call box office for specific times on specific dates). ' £5 (special school price). The show goes on at the Brunton Hall despite continuing refurbishment in the theatre itself. This : year's panto by Raymond Ross is as high iii the Christmas entertainment stakes as ' ever. with the tale of the princess. the wicked fairy. the hundred-year snooze and ' the handsome prince. See review. I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Ticketline: 220 434‘). Space Chase Until Sat 16 Dec. 7.15pm; Sat mat 2.15pm. £7 (£5). Booking through Ticketline (see above) or 01426 947486. Oh yes. It's a rock 'n' pop space fantasy 1 panto from Edinburgh-based amateur

: cast of 55 surfing the

Catch the best theatre this month.


l Dance: A Christmas Carol The much adtnired Northern Ballet Theatre. whose dancers act and sing into the bargain, present Dickeus’ seasonal classic. [:‘tiittltunelt Festival Theatre. W71 3-Sat 13 Jan.

I Pantos The traditional Scots panto is still a healthier beast than its footballer-studded. soap-sudded cousin to the south.W‘ can’t say which is the best, but our reviews on pp 76—77 should give you an idea.

I Christmas shows A more story— based. politically correct deviation from the panto norm. perhaps less common these days than it was in the earnest eighties. Grind examples at Cnmbernauld Theatre and Theatre l‘l’orksltag. [Edinburgh

theatre cotnpatty Tempo with a massive galaxies. dodging the Mighty Megadon and visiting the spooky Alien Forest. Bizarre.

Aladdin Wed 20-Sat 23; Tue 26~Sat 30

Dec. 7pm. Matinees Sats and Tue 26,

2.30pm. £4.50 (£4 for parties of ten or more). Local playwright David Swan adapts the traditional tale to include a

robot. a six-foot duck called Quackers and j ‘spcctacular visual el‘fects'. Annie Warbucks Fri 5—Sat 13 Jan. 7pm.

Matinees Fri 5. Sat 6. Sat 13. 2.15pm. £57 £7. lan Dewar directs a 40-strong cast of young 'uns itt Iiditiburgh Youth Music Theatre‘s production of the sequel to


I DIVERSE ATTRACTIONS l 12 West Bow. Grassmarkct. Tickets 226 4412/5753. Don’t Dream It . . . \vett 3o -.’s‘.tt :3 Dec. 9pm. £4 (£3). .\'ow occupying the venue

forrticrly known as the '1'iavcrre and

Stepping Stones. Diverse Attractions plays host to (‘apital Theatre (‘ompany's lovingly compiled history of The [\‘(HAA' l/urmr Show. complete with Richard ()‘Bricn's iconic songs. audience participation. and ofcoursc dressing up iii a mannerdecidedly inappropriate to Auld Rcekie's cauld winter winds.

I EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/2‘) Nicolson Street. 52‘) 6000. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC, WS. AS, 11. (‘. '1'. Help: A] Look at Me When I’m Talking to You! I'ntil Sat to Dec. 7.30pm: Sat mat 2.30pm. £7.50 £21.50. The man behind the tnost famous purple rinse and rhtucstone-studded specs of all time. Barry Iluttiphrics. brings his ever lovitt' Dame Fdna (plus Les Patterson. Sandy Stone and Madge Allsop) to town in his incredible (almost) one-man show.

Hot Ice Tue 19‘- Sun 31 Dec. Tue Sat 7.30pm; Tue--Sun 2.30pm. £5 —£15. Sec Dance.

A Christmas Carol Wed 3- Sat 13 Jan. Mon-Sat 7.30pm; Thurs tnat 2pm; Sat

mat 2.30pm. £4.50 £27. Sec Dance and preview.

I KING‘S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 220

434‘). [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. Help: AA]

: Cinderella Tue 5 Dcc~Sat 27 Jan (not

Mon). Tue~ Sat 7pm; Wed/Sat tnat

TO The List 15 Dec 1995-11 Jan 1996