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


Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre—Arranged. i. 2 Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate.

Facilities: WC = Adapted 'I‘oiletts). WS 2 Wheelchair Spaces. AS = Adjacent Seats. H = induction Loop System. G 2 Guide Dogs Allowed. R 2 Restaurant Accessible. C = Catering Accessible. T = Adapted Telephone.

Help: A 2 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 55 ll. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues.

I ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street. 221 9736. (Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. C. G. Help: A. AA]. Closed Suns.

Peripheral Violence Until Sat 6 Apr. 8pm. £6 (£3). Not suitable for those under the age of 16. Robin Lindsay Wilson’s staging for Roughcut Theatre of his own play. featuring two pre-teen brothers whose fantasy games spill over into reality with brutal results. Spookily enough. the play was written before the infamous Jamie Bulger case. in which two eleven-year-olds murdered a toddler they'd lured into their care.

Pain Thurs iii—Fri 1‘) Apr. 8pm; Sat 20 Apr. 7pm. £6.50 (£5). Radical performance paratrooper Angus Farquhar of NVA Organisation is back to direct Graham Cunnington of Test Department

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Breathing space: the Tron Theatre company ppears at Tramway in Michael Boyd’s multi- media version of The Trick Is To Keep Breathing for one night only, belore a Canadian tour

(which he co-founded with Farquhar) in the premiere of a typically confrontational show that ptits the spotlight on Cunnington's personal battle with chronic rheumatoid arthritis. Developed with the aid of a Barclay's New Stages award after 2500 flocked to the pilot show at Mayfest [993. if you fancy digging up dirt on NVA and Test Department. the two outfits are putting on a display of their research materials and histories at the CCA. Mon S—Sat 20 Apr. See Art listings for details. Pain is co—produced by .\‘\'A and the CCA. See preview.

I CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 752 1. [.Access: PPA. L. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

I MOtOT Mouths 2 Fri l2—Sat l3 Apr. Round two of the CCA's mission to establish a regular forum for performance poetry in Scotland. in conjunction with sharp end contemporary poetry mag Cutting Tact/i. Look otit for more front Motor Mont/ts.7 in May.

Event One ("n l2 Apr. spin. £5 (£2). All

girls together for this first leg of the CCA'S Motor Mont/Is 2 season. The bumper line-up includes highly credible female poets Dorothea Smartt. lsha MeKcnzie-Mavanga. Leah Thorn. singer'- songwriter Aeola best known for her work with Dcs‘ree and Linton Kwesi Johnson ~ and Penicuik’s excellent stand- tip poetess Viv Gee as MC.

Event TWO Sat 13 Apr. 8pm. £5 (£2). Penicuik poetess Viv Gee MCs once more as Jamaican dub poet and storyteller Jean ‘Binta' Breeze (accompanied by liautist and composer Keith Waithe) and London- based progressive poet Akure Wall.

I COTTIER THEATRE 935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868.

Golden Suites Sun 7 Apr. Spin. £6 (£4). See Dance.

Barking Tue 9-Sat 20 Apr. Spin. £7 (£4.50). See Touring.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 mm. |Access: PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. (5. Help: A. AA]

Human Tales Sat 13 Apr. 8pm. £6 (£1 ). See Dance.

let’s Play Murder Thurs 18 Apr. 8pm. £6 (£1). Follow-up to I Spy Mrs Peary. the couthy one-woman nosy neebor comedy from performer/writer team Fiona Knowles and Rona Munro. This time they present a murder mystery with a sting in its tale about women who fight back.

I PAVILION THEATRE i2l Renlield Street. 332 1846. (Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]

Please Stay Tue l6—Sat 27 Apr. 7.30pm: Sat 6pm/9pm. £6—£‘).50. Pink lip-gloss and shiny polyester abound in this musical comedy love story set in the heyday of the legendary Glasgow dance halls. Features Chris McClure and the ‘Iegendary' Chris McClure Band reformed purely for this show - with a stack of soul classics to sway along to from This Old Ht'urt Offllline to Ullt/(‘I' T/It‘ Bottl't/it‘u/k.

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

Alceste Wed lO/Sat 13 Apr. 7. i5pm. £3.50—£45. See Classical & Opera listings.

Othello Tue l6—Sat 20 Apr. 7.15pm; Sat mat 2.15pm. £3.50-£l6.50. The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain return to Glasgow with a highly physical. visual take on Shakespeare‘s classic tale of jealousy. passion and violent revenge.

I TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 227 551 1. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C].

The Trick Is To Keep Breathing Thurs l8 Apr. 7.30pm. £5. Michael Boyd's potent adaptation of Janice Galloway's tale of a woman on the edge was a massive hit at the Tron last year. The same company reunite for one night only before embarking on a Canadian tour.

I TROH THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. C. Help: AA]. Closed Mons. Angels in America Until Sat 20 Apr. 7.30pm. £8/£7 (£4). Big theme millennium-fever theatre (subtitled Part One Millennan rippl‘otit'llUA') frotn 7:84 Theatre Company in the Scottish premiere of Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize and Broadway Tony Award-winning portrait of moral and political crisis iii modern America. See review.

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