I BEING FllAllli is different lrom being Ernest, but there’s an importance about
getting it right. Alter all, the world is lull oi people who reckon Sinatra's their blue- eyed boy. One ol them is Alan Vicary, who wrote this tribute to the king of crooners, and originally played the part himselt. llow he’s handing over the vocal cords to Simon Sharkey, Cumbernauld Theatre’s artistic director, who’s obviously decided not to keep his actor/singer light under a bushel any longer. It's a daunting task, to be lrank, but one which should till the theatre with swinging lovers.
Being Frank is at Cumbernauld Theatre, Thurs 15-Sat 24 Aug.
Theatre is listed alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our ollices at least ten days belore publication. Theatre listings compiled by Ellie Carr. For details oi all events in Edinburgh see Festival Coverage on pages 2-94.
DISABLED ACCESS KEY
Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pie-Arranged. l. = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps lo negotiate.
Facilities: WC = Adapted Toiletts). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = Adjacent Seats. H = Induction Loop System. C = Guide Dogs Allowed. R = Restauranl Accessible. C = Catering Accessible. T = Adapted Telephone.
llelp: A = Assistance Available. AA = Advise Venue in Advance.
Tickets for major venues in Glasgow are available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat l0.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on 0l4l 287 55l l. Sunday opening is noon-5pm. Any Ticket Link box ofﬁce can sell tickets for other venues.
I CDTTIEH THEATRE 935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Booking also: Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above.
A Satire M The Three Estates Uttlil Sal l0 Aug. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Budding actors from Scottish Youth Theatre‘s residential summer course present the Scots classic. Gagging With Mince And Tatties Sun I I Aug. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£4.50). Clyde Unity
Theatre‘s new show (which is on its way to Edinburghfor the company's tenth Fringe) stars two big.hairy drag divas down on their luck but still well up on the slap. tickle and spaneg costumes. ' I KIK’S THEATRE Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Accessz PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
lligh Society Mon l2—Sat l7 Aug. 7.30pm: Wed mat 2.30pm; Sat 3pm. £5—£2(). Top-notch production of Cole Porter's classic musical starring Tracey Childs. Michael Howe. Martin Fisher and Jackie Trent. plus — how could it not'.’ — tine renditions of all-together-nmv ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire‘.". '|_.et‘s Do It‘. and the magniﬁcent duet. ‘What A Swell Party This ls‘. Splendid.
I DLD ATHEHAEDM THEATRE l7‘) Buchanan Street. 332 2333. (Access: ST. Facilities; WS. H. G. Help: A. AA] Ghetto Until Sat l0 Aug. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Joshua Sobol's musical play was written for and about the Vilna Ghetto‘s resident theatre company. some of whom perished during the Nazi holocaust. This unique homage to survival in the face of persecution is performed by young people participating in Scottish Youth Theatre's summer festival.
I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street.
I High Society In swingin’ Philadelphia, a society wedding brings together all kinds of folk, including an amorous uncle. a melancholic ex-lover and two
ambitious reporters. Love is in the air and everyone gets intoxicated. Cole Porter - who knew a thing or two about the subject - supplies the magniﬁcent songs, and all concerned provide excellent performances in this stage adaptation of the show
Paisley. 887 IOIU. (Access: PPA. l.. R. they're calling ‘The Champagne Facilities: WC. WS. H. (J. C. Help: A. Musical', King's Theatre, Glasgow, AA! III Being Frank Cumbemauld
Pretty Vacant Fri 9 Aug. 8pm. £6 (£1).
Theatre’s new(ish) artistic director Simon Sharkey gets his chance to tread the boards in Alan Vicary’s one-rnan play about king of crooners Frank Sinatra. See photo caption.
C umbemauld Theatre.
I A Satire Oi The Three Estates] Ghetto The talented young lads and losses of Scottish Youth Theatre’s summer school present a modem- spelling version of Sir David Lindsay's classic Scots morality comedy; and a heart~rending musical play about Nazi persecution of the Jewish ghetto in Vilna. Cartier Theatre. Glasgow/01d Arltenueum Theatre. Glasgow.
Punk will never die: Steven llorth in Pretty Vacant at Paisley Arts Centre
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