Mayfest runs until Sat 25 May. These listings cover events during the final nine days.


Tickets for most events can be bought by telephone from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. or from the Mayfest ticket hotline. 287 5000. 9am-9pm. The Ticket Centre is open for bookings in person, 9.30am—6.30pm.

I Arches Theatre 30 Midland Street. 221 9736.

I BBC Scotland Queen Margaret Drive. 339 8844.

I 00A 350 Sauchiehall Street,

332 7521.

I Citizens’ Theatre 119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022.

I Cottler Theatre Hyndland Street. 357 3868.

I The Garage 490 Sauchiehall Street. 332 l 120.

I Glasgow Film Theatre 12 Rose Street. 332 8128.

I Glasgow Film and Video Workshop 34 Albion Street, 553 2620.

I lltlltiead library 348 Bytes Road.

339 7223.

I Inn Do The Green 23 Greenhead Street, 554 0165.

I lung’s Theatre 294 Bath Street,

287 551 l.

I Mitchell Theatre 7 Granville Street. 287 5511.

I 0ld Athenaeum I79 Buchanan Street. 332 5127.

I 0ld Fruitrnarket Albion Street.

287 5511.

[Paisley Arts Centre New Street.

Paisley, 887 IOIO.

I Pearce Institute 840 Govan Road. 445 1941.

I Pizza Express 15l Queen Street. 221 3333.

I nariisliom Theatre 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489.

I Bentrew Ferry moored at Clyde Place. 956 5376.

I St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral

300 Great Western Road. 339 669l.

I SECC Finnieston Quay. 248 9999.

I Tramway 25 Albert Drive. 227 55] l. I Tron Theatre 'l‘rongate. 552 4267.

FRIDAY 17 Theatre

I Appetite Citizens’ Theatre. Spin. £7.50 (£5 ). Probably the world’s only Australian lesbian acrobatic peformance group. Club Swing tise (rape/es. frein fruit atid ironic sensuality to create a kinky extravaganza about appetite atid desire. last seen in Scotland at the I995 l'idinbttrgh Festival Fringe.

I Beauty And The Beast The tilt) .-\thenaeuiii. 7pm. £6 (£3); family ticket (two adults and two children) £ l 5. Prolific children’s writer Stuart Paterson‘s reworking of the classic story is presented by Scottish Youth Theatre. complete with wicked witches. goblins. spclls and some especially nasty stepsisters.

I Diary OT A Somebody Citizens“ Theatre. Spin. £7.50 (£5). The last eight months of playwright Joe ()i‘toii‘s life. as dratnatised by his biographer John I.ahr in I987. Glasgow-based lligh-Doli 'I‘lieatt'c Company t'e-create the doomed relationship between Orton and his tormented lover arid eventual murderer Kenneth llalliwcll with a cast of five. three of whom portray 33 other characters. including Paul .\lc(‘artne_v and Kenneth Williams.

I The Glasgow Girls ( )ltl tituitmatkct. Spin. £7.50 (£5). l.eadiiig (ilaswegiati actresses Dorothy Paul and Barbara Rafferty star in a show co-dcv ised with director .Ioliii Bett. which follows them from Castleiiiilk to Covcnt (iarden. and promises to offer a new perspective on life. people and the millennium.

I Laundry The Arches. 7,30pm. £(i ( £3 ). Cilasgow's young. iip-and-comiiig l.ook()ut Theatre Company revive Nicola McCartney‘s hit show about sexual repression iii I940s Ireland. A young ‘fallen woman' incarcerated in a convent workhouse laundry disappears later her sister linds out some shocking truths about the treatment of inmates iii the Magdalene Asyluiiis.

I No Expense Spared Castlctiiilk Youth Complex. 7.30pm. £1 (50p). \Vildcat Theatre Company present a new black comedy by Morag l'ullarton. set among

the wranglings of atid machinations of a fictitious local council. Power games and panto are at the heart of the matter. See review iii Theatre section.

I Speak Bitterness CCA. 7.30pm. £5 (£2). Performance art group Forced Entertainment present a unique show in which seven performers confess to sins ranging from petty theft to genocide directly to the audience. Last seen at lidinburgh’s Assembly Alive? festival in autumn I995.

I Sweet Fancy The Inn On The Green. 7.30pm. £16.95 for dinner atid show. Home Is Where The Art Is Theatre Company revive their novel concept iii food theatre a compilation by playwright Chris Ballaiice from the works of writers from Rabbie Burns to Rabbi Lionel Blue. together with music and movement. all designed to enhance your appetite.

I Swing Hammer Swing! King's ’t‘hczttrc. 7.30pm. £5--£l2.50. (iilcs llavergal's

much-admired adaptation for the Citizens'

coiiiPan)‘ of JeffTorrington's \Vhitbi'ead award-winning novel. set iii the (iorbals during the I9(i()s. when sltitii (ctietiicnts were replaced with tower blocks. 'I‘orrington's second novel The I)('l .il'v Carousel was published last month.

I Talking Bollocks Tramway. 8pm. £4 (£2 I. Revival of 7:84 Theatre (‘otiipany's collage of Scottish gay men's experiences over the decades, First presented .it (ilasgayl 95. the show tiscs real-life sititit‘s ()I-tiicl) :iylctl 2 l It) ()1 ll) slitivv (lie progress of gay identity iii Scotland.

I The Trick Is To Keep Breathing Tron Theatre. 7.30pm. £I0.50: £8.50. The Tron Theatre company in a i'e-worked rcv iv al of their I995 hit. which has just toured Canada. This fine adaptation of .laiiice (ialloway's novel about a deeply traumatised young woman trying to drag herself out of the despair of bereavement will be Michael Boyd‘s final production as the Tron‘s artistic director. See review on page ()4.

I Witch Doctor (illI/t‘lls. Theatre. Spin. £7.50 (£5 ). (ilasgow‘s Cat A Theatre Company. whose string of prison dramas have won them a gritty" reputation and a string of awards. return with a new show


about the scary relationship between a serial killer and his female psychiatrist.


I Rhythm India: A Journey or India Through Folk Dances Mitchell Theatre. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). A travelogue trip through the exquisite art of Indian dance. with Abhinaya I)arpan Dance Company putting their best feet forward to reveal the widely differing styles of the art practised in different regions of India.


I David Johns, Vladimir McTavish, Alistair McGowan Tron Theatre. I Ipm. £8 (£5.50). 'l'riple-decker rib-buster. featuring ‘I'ast—paced and frantic' Johns. Scots surrealist McTavish (and that's his real name. folks): and impressionist Alistair McGowan. the man behind Spit/me [mum’s Chris Fubank. Hugh Grant. Quentin 'l‘arantino and grey John Major.

I Rich Hall The ()Id .-\tlienaeutii. 9. I5pm. £8 (£5). Craggy. ironical American stand- up ~ the man behind the It’tmmm .ant's column in St'ntlti/tt/ ()n Stun/av tries out his sophisticated brand of humour on a .\layfcst audience for the lirst time. Recommended.


I The Cardigans The Arches. CANCFI.I.I{I).

I Chris Eaton Adelaide‘s Cafe. 7.30pm. £4. l'nsung songwriter of hits for Sheeiia Iiaston. Amy Grant and Cliff's Criiiibo hit ‘Savioiirs Day”. who is touring to promote his own album Ilintt/t’r/it/ World. I Jam Session Piua Iixprcss. I0pm. £5. Jazzy jamming with the House Trio and invited guests.

I Lucia Di Lammermoor Collier Theatre. 7.30pm. £9.50 (£7.50). See Thurs 2.

I Lunchtime Concerts intuitions Cafe. 12.30pm. £5. Featuring ‘undiscovered stars of tomorrow”.

I Maytest Tea Dance Pearce Institute. 2pm. Daliiiarnock Centre. 7.30pm. £I (50p). The Bob Dale Sound Band lead you through some nifty-footed favourites.


I Blue In The Face (15) (ilasgovv l-‘ihti 'l‘heatrc. See under Gl-T in Film listings. I Seaward The Great Ships/T he Bowler and The Bunnet (PG) Glasgow Film 'l‘heati‘e. 8pm. See under ('il-T in Film listings.


I Club Ecosse Caledonian Princess. 8pm 4am (doors close lam). £(i. The Tuxedo Princess Iias been transfoi'iiicd into the Caledonian Princess for the latest (kdhc gnu)vcs

I Maytest Club ()Id I-‘i‘tntiiiarket. It).I5pm. £5. A revitaliscd .\layfest Club. completer redesigned by last year's dcsigiier Campbell .\chllister 7 perfect for some post-show sclllttutililh and boo/inf Tonight: Big \\'etliiestlay' and the .\lcCliiskcy Brothers.


I Mary Coughlan Renfrew l'erry. '730piii. £ | 2. The popular singer is a late addinonttiklayfcsbs Biglainge.

I The Big Ceilidh Rciifrew Ferry. Itlfitlpm late. £5. The Ferry puts its .\layfest hat on to introduce the regular three-piece outfit Coin. Part of The Big Fringe.


I Design Workshop Renfrevv Ferry. llaiii—(ipm. First of three days of exploratory discussion. organised by the Glasgow Institute of Architects. about the future of Meadovvsidc Quay and The Granary. More information from Alan Dunlop. ()I3o0 660 ()8 I: Gordon Murray. 33l 2926'. or Lucy Parr Shearer. 333 0357.



I Appetite Citizens‘ Theatre. 8pm. £7.50 (£5). See Fri I7.

I Beauty And The Beast The Old Atheiiacutii. 7pm. £6 (£3): family ticket £I5. See Fri 17.

I Blood And Water The Arches. 8pm. £7 (£4). Based on .tlvstt'rv Bullffi’. an early Soviet play by Vladimir Mayakovsky. this show devised by the Arches Theatre (.‘ompany with director Andy Arnold centres on the growth of migrant coiiiniutiitics around the world. The show features posthumous new music by Vivian Stanshall. former leader of the Bonzo Dog Band. See review on page ()4.

I Diary Of A Somebody Citizens' Theatre. Spm. £5 (£2.50). See Fri I7.

I The Glasgow Girls ()ld Fruitmarket. Spin. £7.50 (£5). See Fri I7.

I Glasgow Hard Tickets Cottier Theatre. b’pti). £6.50 (£4.50). Writer/director/actress Kathleen Ruddy‘s Rubber liar Productions return in this sassy. witty and thoroughly Glaswegian comedy about three office workers who strike it lucky. The show won a Fringe First at the I995 Iidinburgli Festival.

I Laundry The Arches. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). See Fri I7.

I Speak Bitterness CCA. 7 .30pm. £5 (£2). See Fri 17.

I Swing Hammer Swing! King's ’t‘hctitt-c. 5pm; 8.30pm (no concessions). £5—-£12.5() (£2.50--£7.5()). See Fri I7.

I Talking Bollocks Tramway. 8pm. £4 (£2). See Fri I7.

I The Trick Is To Keep Breathing Tron 'l‘heatre. 7.30pm. £10.50; £8.50. See Fri I7 and review on page ()4.

I Witch Doctor Citi/cns' Theatre. 8pm. £7.50 (£5). See Fri I7.


I Maytest Discorama Championships 96 Sl-ICC. to (for both days). My head is iii a spin. my feet won‘t touch the ground . . . etc. etc. Yip s you guessed it. The Discorama Cliatiipionshtps are back at Mayfest with a vengeance. Don't miss the chance to see Scotland's disco enthusiasts fight sequin over spangle for the coveted Discorama 9o trophies

I Rhythm India Mitchell Theatre. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). See Fri l7.


I BBC Comedy Awards Tron Theatre. 8pm. £6 (£4). The seiiii-Iinals of the nationwide quest for the best new comedian. with eight competitors battling for a chance to win £1000 in the Grand Final. llosting the event for BBC TV arid Radios I and 4 is (ilasgovv"s own Fred .‘vlacAulay.

I Phill Jupitus, John Mann and Ed Byrne Tron Theatre. I Ipiii. £8 (£5.50). Pliill Jupittis is the current 'littit' ()ut comedian of the year. atid the TV folks are on his (tail; John Mann is warm and charming. even if his material covers winter sports

20 The List I7-.‘~() .\lay I996