Theatre is listed alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our ottices at least ten days betore publication. Theatre listings compiled by Ellie Carr. For details ot all events in Edinburgh, see Festival coverage on pages 2-49.


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

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

Help: A = Assistance Available. AA = Advise V'nue in Advance.


Tickets for major venues in Glasgow are available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat l().3()am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on 0141 287 551 l. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues.

I COTTIER THEATRE 935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Booking also: Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above.

Murder In The Cathedral Thurs 29 Aug—Sun | Sept. 8pm. £5 (£3). Glasgow- based Sideway Productions present a fresh take on T. S. Eliot's historical and religious dratna in this new site-specific production.

I HIHG’S THEATRE Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Copacabana Tue 27 Aug—Sat 14 Sept. 7.30pm; Wed mat 2.30pm; Sat mat 3pm. £5—£22.50. ‘Down at the the Copa. Copacabana . . .‘ etc. etc. Harry Manilow's cocktails 'n‘ coconuts smash musical drops into Glasgow on a nationwide tour with a cast of 32. an orchestra of eighteen and clean cut ex- l)_vnusrv and Riders star Michael Praed as lead.

I DANIEL MAClVOR is on ‘a mission to tell you something that you don’t already know’. That’s what he and director Daniel Brooks set out to do when they created Here Lies Henry, which arrives in Glasgow this tortnight alter two weeks at the Traverse Theatre tor the Edinburgh Festival. The two Daniels are based in Toronto, Canada, and collectively call themselves Da Da Kamera. They last visited Scotland for Maylest 1993 with another solo show called House. The new show - which they describe as ‘a miserable sort oi nightmarish sort ot story boolr sort of remakable sort oi regular short story’ - is reviewed on page 19 of this issue.

I PAVILION THEATRE l2] Renlield Street. 332 1846. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. lIClpI AA]

The text McLean Story Until Sat 24 Aug. 7.30pm; Sat mat 2pm. £5—£8.5(). The laughter. the tears. the music . . . and the man in the butmet with the corny jokes. He played the Pavilion for fifteen years. five months a year. twice nightly. six nights a week. and now the man they (mysteriously. some might say) called Sexy Lexy is back in his old home in a this tribute show written by Russel Lane. The man deemed sexy enough to play Lexy is Roberto Bernardi. who appeared in many of Lex's shows.

I RAMSHORH THEATRE 98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. [Access: ST. Facilities: WC. W8. G. Help: AA]

Diary Dl A Somebody Mon 2—Sat 14 Sept. 8pm. £8 (£3). John Lahr‘s dramatisation of the life of playwright and 60s icon .loe ()rton is revived by High-Doh Theatre Company. who performed it to sell-out audiences at the Citizens' Theatre during Mayfest. and now embark on a short tour which culminates in London.

I TROH THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. C. Help: AA]. Closed Mons. Parallel lines Tue 27 Aug—Sun 1 Sept. 8pm. £7.5()/£6 (£4); first night all tickets £4.

Following rave reviews on the Edinburgh Festival. dynamic young Scottish company Theatre Cryptic return to Glasgow with their vivid contemporary adaption ofthe famous ‘Molly Bloom' passage from James Joyce‘s Ulysses. Stars feisty actress Muireann Kelly plus a three- strong all-female musical and singing ensemble.

Theatre Cryptic Pertormers’ Workshop Sat 3! Au v. 2—4pm. Free (limited to fifteen places). For further information call OH! 353 3349. A chance to go behind the scenes with Theatre Cryptic and share their unique use of music in performance. as well as a one-off opportunity to explore the text for their I997 Quebecois/Scottish project by Canadian playwright Daniel Dams. who wrote Stones Am/ xix/It's. performed at the Traverse last year.


llere Lies llenry Tue 3—Sun 8 Sept. 8pm. £7.50/£6 (£4). Canada’s Da Da Kamera. alias [Daniel Mclvor. comes direct from the Edinburgh Festival with a new 'philosophical' one-man show rich in puns. wordplay and unexpected twists and turns. See photocaption.

I CUMBERHAULD THEATRE Kildrum. Cumbernauld. ()1236 732887. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Being Franlt! Until Sat 24 Aug. 7.45pm. £7/£6 (bl/£3). ()l' Blue Eyes extravaganza starring Cumbemauld Theatre‘s artistic director Simon Sharkey as a club singer who‘s got the old crooner under his skin. The action centres round The Singer‘s last performance at the Stardust Saloon. providing a golden opportunity to sing at least twenty of Frank's greatest hits.


Comedy is listed by date. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our ottices at least ten days betore publication. Comedy listings compiled by Ellie Carr. For details ot all events in Edinburgh, see Festival coverage on pages 2-49.



l Fred MacAulay’s Comedy Club Velvet Rooms. 520 Sauchiehall Street. 3320755. 8.30— l().~l5pm (doors 8pm). £5. ()or Fred finds time in between A (Jame ()f'l'wn Halves and various other top-level engagements to lend his name to the popular fortnightly comedy club. where he was resident compere before they took a short summer break. Three to four acts for a liver. ranging from more established names to absolute beginners. make this a value-for-money comedy night out. And when the curtain goes down on the stand- up you can stay drinking in the bar till 3am if you so wish. For more information on open spots call the above number.

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