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Theatre is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Touring shows are listed alphabetically by title at the end of the section. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Theatre listings compiled by Ellie Carr.
DISABLED ACCESS KEY
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.
Ilelp: 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 0l4I 227 551i. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box ofﬁce can sell tickets for other venues.
I ARCHES THEATRE Midland Street. 22l 9736. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. C. G. Help: A. AA].
A View From The Bridge Thurs 30 Jan—Sat 8 Feb (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm (mat Wed 5 Feb. Ipm). £6 (£3). Arthur Miller‘s drama of sexual intrigue and illegal immigrants is transposed from its waterfront setting in 50s New York to the docklands of 50s Glasgow in this revived co-production between Glasgow-based fActionaI Theatre and The Talbot Association. a local centre for the homeless. reformed alcoholics and drug addicts.
Bruce’s Big flight ln Mon 3 Feb. 8pm. £5 (£3). Get a taste of the best ofGlasgow‘s arts and entertainments for the next four weeks. at the second monthly night produced by the Arches in association with The List. Compered by top stand-up Bruce Morton. the event offers sneak previews from comedy to opera in an informal. cabaret—style setting. all for £5.
I CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 752 l. [Access: PPA. L. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]
Woods Marni Fri 24/Sat 25 Jan. 8pm. £5 (£2). The performance strand of CCA‘s cross-arts Animal season (which focuses on animals and our relationships with them) kicks off with American performer Nancy Andrews‘ tale of Hermione Pine. the ‘woods marm‘ who leaves the city to start a new life in the forest with her friend the crow. Described as part-school pageant. part-vaudeville ﬁlm presentation and part-puppet show. The mind boggles. I CITIZEHS' THEATRE Gorbals. 429 0022. [Access: L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] Closed Sun/Mon.
Miss Julia Thurs 6 Feb—Sat I Mar (free preview Wed 5 Feb). 7.30pm. £8 (£2). New studio theatre version of Strindberg‘s classic tale of illicit seduction. translated and directed for the Citizens' resident company by Robert David MacDonald. See preview. page 53.
Conversation With A Cupboard Man Wed 5 Feb—Sat 1 Mar (free preview Tue 4 Feb). 7.30pm. £8 (£2). Jon Pope adapts. directs and designs Ian McEwan's claustrophobic short story about a man so warped by his over-protective mother in childhood that he spends his adult years seeking womb-substitutes. with Citz regular Brendan Hooper in the solo role. See preview. page 54
The Country Wife Fri 7 Feb—Sat 1 Mar (free preview Thurs 6 Feb) 7.30pm. £8 (£2). William Wycherley's classic Restoration comedy. a web of intrigue involving adultery. money and teapots. directed and designed by Anthony McDonald for the Citizens' main house. See preview. page 54
I EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CEHTRE Old Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. 013552 61000. [Access: R. Facilities: H]. Ghetto Tue 4—Thurs 6 Feb. 7.30pm (Wed mat I.30pm). £4 (£2). Motherwell College HN D Acting And Performance students with Joshua Sobol’s stark reconstruction of the Jewish holocaust as it occurred in the Vilna Ghetto.
I EASTWOOD THEATRE Eastwood Park. Giffnock. 62l I36l.
Dancing At lughnasa Until Sat 25 Jan. 7.30pm. £5. Sat mat 3pm. £3.50. Tickets: 637 2477. Local am-drammers Giffnock Theatre Players present Brian Friel's acclaimed I990 family drama set in rural Ireland earlier this century.
I PAVILIOII THEATRE I2I Renﬁeld Street. 332 I846. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]
Cinderella Until Sat 25 .Ian. l0am/2pm/
6pm/7.30pm (call box ofﬁce for speciﬁc times on speciﬁc dates). £5.50/£4.50. The Pavilion's panto features gallus wife-and- hubby comedy team The Krankies. High Road‘s Mary Riggans and - in the title role - Natalie Robb as the skivvy girl whose fairy godmother conspires with a handsome prince to rescue her from two horrible. nasty ugly sisters.
I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 332 9000. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]. Closed Suns.
la Boilellle Tue 28 Jan/Sat l/Thurs l3/Wed l9 Feb/Wed 26 Mar. 7. |5pm. £3.50—£45. See Classical & Opera listings.
I TRAMVIAY 25 Albert Drive. 287 55) I. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C].
A Midsummer llight’s Bream Mon 3—Sat 8 Feb. 8pm. £6—£l2.50. The Shakespeare- fest of recent months continues with the esteemed Dr Jonathan Miller directing London‘s Almeida Theatre Company in the ever-popular comedy. which is performed on an extraordinary set of glass and mirrors designed by American ﬁlmmakers the Quay Brothers. See preview. page 53.
I TROH THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. C. Help: AA].
Babycaltes Fri 24 Jan—Sun 2 Feb (not Mons). 8pm; Sat I Feb mat 2pm. £8 (£4); ﬁrst night £3. Sun 26 .Ian. post-show talkback session with Armistead Maupin and members of the company. Former Traverse artistic director Ian Brown directs Glasgow's ever-popular Clyde Unity Theatre in the world's ﬁrst stage adaptation of Armistead Maupin's famous 'IZt/es Qf'l'lte C ity series of novels. Clyde Unity’s John Binnie is the man Maupin allowed to adapt this most melancholic instalment of the series. Baht-cakes- Singles Night on Wed 29 gives audience members the chance to catch the eye of that special someone — ticket entitles you to free shot omeirnoff Black vodka at the interval. See feature. page I6.
Think llo Evil OI lls . . . My life With Kenneth Williams Wed 5—Sun 9 Feb. 8pm. £7 (£4): first night £3. Anyone who can impersonate Kenneth Williams and not sound hackneyed deserves an award. And this man has one — I996 Fringe First to be precise. David Benson brings his highly acclaimed one-man show back to Scotland as part of a UK tour. Unlocking Williams's complex character. Benson also brings himself into the story. See photo caption.
I BEDLAM THEATRE 2a Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. C. Help: AA]
The Proposal, The Wedding and The Anniversay Wed 29 Jan. l.45pm. £2.50 (Edinburgh University Theatre Company members £2). Edinburgh University Theatre Company present a triple-bill of Anton C ltekhov's short early comedies. The Killing 0f Sister George Tue 4-Sat 8 Feb. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3: £2.50 EUTC members). Edinburgh University Theatre Company perform Frank Marcus’s heart- wrenching tragi-comedy of a lesbian soap star‘s fall from grace.
The Cherry Orchard Wed 5 Feb. I.45pm. £2.50 (£2 EUTC members). Chekhov must be trendy on campus this season. as Edinburgh University Theatre Company tackles the great Russian playwright's work for the second time this season. One of his best-known plays. The Cherry 0!‘('/l(ll'l/ is a typically tragi-comic take on the end of an era at a country estate in pre-Revoiutionary Russia.
I EDIHBIIRGH FESTIVAL THEATRE I3—29 Nicolson Street. 5296000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]
la Boheme Sat 25 Jan/Wed 26/Fri 28 Feb. 7.15pm. £9—£45 (£7—£42). See Opera 8; Classical listings.
I THINK llo EVIL OF US began to take shape when Kenneth Williams read a story on Jackanory, written by 13-year- old David Benson. This led to Benson’s lifelong obsession with the Carry On star, and finally to the creation of this one- man show, which returns to Scotland this fortnight as part of a UK tour. Edinburgh- based Benson won a Fringe First for the show during the 1996 Festival, and has since performed it all over the country.
our at a glance theatre guide
. Frlday 24 Saturday 25 Sunday 26 Monday 27 Tuesday 28 Wednesday 29 Arches - - - _ _ _ Woods Marm Woods Marm - _ - _ Citizens Main Theatre - - - - - _ __ Citizens Circle Stgdio — _ - _ _ _ Citizens Stalls Studio - — - _ _ _ PaViIioﬂ Cinderella Cinderella - _ _ .. - Lord Of The Dance Lord Of The Dance Lord Of The Dance Lord Of The Dance Lord Of The Dance - - - - See Classical & Opera — Babycakes Babycakes Babycakes - Babycakes Babycakes FeStival Theatre - See Classical & Opera - — — - . Robinson Crusoe Robinson Crusoe - - - — .. Playhouse - 1' szyFor You Crazy For You - _ - _ : Royal lyceum Drlékytia'Mr Hyde Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde - Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Traverse - .. - _ - _
58 The List 24 Jan-6 Feb I997