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


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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 0141 227 5511. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues.

I ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street. 221 9736. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. C. G. Help: A. AA]. Closed Suns.

The Merchant 0f Venice Until Sat 9 Mar. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). Shakespeare’s nail-biting courtroom drama. as played by the Arches Theatre Company in the suitably dark and cavernous surroundings of their underground performance space. Follow- up to the company‘s successful run last year with another all-time classic. The Crucible.

Entertaining Mr Sloane Mon II—Sat 23 Mar (not Thurs 14 Mar). 7.30pm. £7 (£5 ). Tangerine Productions last seen in Mike Leigh's Abigail Iv Party get all tied up in Joe Orton‘s saucy black comedy. following the sticky affairs of the dashing young Mr Sloane. ageing. lonely. on-the- shelf Kath and her shady brother Ed. See preview.

Flesh Fly Tue l9—Wed 20 Mar. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). Confrontational new adaptation of Ben Jonson‘s classic comedy Volpone. about the bored. rich and despicable malingerer Volpone and his equally nasty servant Mosca. performed in highly visual and typically uncompromising fashion by Europe's top disabled theatre company. Graeae. See preview.

I CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. [Access: PPA. L. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

I Forbidden Science Weekend Fri 8—Sun 10 Mar. See below for performance schedule. Fri £2 (£1); Sat £5 (£2); Sun £5 (£2); full weekend £10 (£4). The Phenomenal season comes to a close with this big bang of a weekend event offering insights into weird science and unorthodox technologies.

Reception, introduction and welcome Fri 8 Mar. 6pm.

Jeff Harrington: Zapping Schedule Fri 8 Mar. 7pm; Sat 9. 7.30pm. Followed up by Zapping Report Back And [.et'titre. Sun 10 Mar. 3pm. Meet the man with the power to make broadcast TV cameras glow. Be a witness as he attempts a ‘psychic‘ zapping of the TV media.

laura liiltaulta performance: Techno- liymph Fri 8 Mar. 7.30pm. More science and technological madness. as the woman known for her remodelling of obsolete medical equipment from Eastern Europe brings primitive materials together with sophisticated technologies in one explosive show.

David Percy Lecture Sat 9 Mar. 3pm. Hear the word from philosopher David Percy who believes UFOs are real and that ancient. technologically advanced civilisations existed on the Moon and


Annen Victorian lecture Sat 9 Mar. 5pm. Prepare to be very afraid as this writer from the Hull-based conspiracy journal Lobster reveals theories on secret psychic and remote viewing operations by the military that he claims go well beyond Channel 4's The Real X F iles.

Tony Bassett Demonstration Sat 9 Mar. 9.30pm. Meet Mr Bassett and his super- duper ‘l.ahkovsky‘ box a bizarre Russian invention which generates electrical energy and is used for healing purposes. out-of-body experiences. and. Bassett claims time travel. Far out. Wilhelm Reich and Nikola Tesla Sun 10 Mar. 4.30pm. Film and video demonstration.

Just Merit Perfonnance/lecture: The Sex Machine Project Sun 10 Mar. Sun 10 Mar. 7.30pm. Not the James Brown type of sex machine. but a one-on-one interactive mechanism that simulates male and female sexual experience and rewires our response to it. designed by an organisation who call themselves Just Merit.

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

Marabou Stork Nightmares Until Sat 23 Mar (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm. £6 (£2). As 'I'rainspotting completes its triple media whammy - book. play and film Irvine Welsh’s second novel Marahou Stork Nightmares takes to the stage courtesy of the Citizens’ company. Adapted and directed by Harry Gibson whose stage version of Trainspotting is still pulling huge audiences the play is a hectic ride through the comatose mind of ex-football casual Roy Strang. whose childhood memories of Muirhouse and fantasies of a surreal South Africa are battling to blank out an ugly secret. Sec review.

In The Bar Of A Tokyo Hotel Until Sat 23 Mar (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm. £6 (£2). The Citizens‘ company directed by designer Philip Prowse with one of Tennessee (Streetcar Named Desire) Williams's later plays. This time. the classic Williams

woman-in-tense-situation has a rich American battling with her young teanvaway of an artist husband against the backdrop of a high-class hotel. See review.

The Human Voice Until Sat 23 Mar (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm. £6 (£2). More high- intensity from the Citz company. with avant-garde 20s dramatist Jean Cocteati’s short. sharp. woman-on-phone-to-ex-Im'er play translated by Anthony Wood. directed and designed by Kenny Miller. See review.

I COTTIER THEATRE 935 H yridland Street. 357 3868.

Waves Tue 19-Wed 20 Mar. 8pm. £4 (£2.50). Exhibition noon—7pm. Free. Combined exhibition and performance devised by a group of ordinary Glasgow folk from diverse backgrounds. The collaborative event originates from a two- year residency with Scottish writer AI. Kennedy and has been developed by John Ferry. visual artist Charlie McGeever. Glasgow Print Studio and Projekt I 1:92. Flesh Wed l3-Sun 17 Mar. 8pm. £6 (£3.50). In yer face text and movement fusion from physical theatre crew Frantic Assembly. Last seen with Kluh at the 1995 International Festival Of University Theatre. the company are now tapping into the talents of I)V8's Liam Steele for their latest show Flesh. See preview.

Touched for the very first time: Jill llalfpenny in Hull Truck’s touring production of like A Virgin

our at a glance theatre guide

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7: Playhouse Phantom. . . Phantom . . . Phantom . . . Phantom . . . Phantom . . .

: Royal Lyceum Montrose Montrose - Montrose Montrose Montrose

E: St " - - - A Slight Case. .. Theatre Workshop _ _ _ _ Traverse 1 Sec Dance See Dance - _ _ _ 2 The Architect The Architect The Architect - - -

54 The List 8-21 Mar 1996