I A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE is Arthur Miller’s powerful brew of passion, loyalty,
treachery and violence. The well-received co-production between fActional Theatre and The Talbot Association (a local centre for the long-term homeless, reformed alcoholics and drug abusers) is revived at the Arches, Glasgow, this fortnight.
Variété Thurs 6-8111 8 Feb. 8pm (Sat mat 3pm). £4.50-£l4.50 (£5.5()—£12.5()). The man with the cheekiest smile iii showbusiness. Lindsay Kemp returns to Scotland to prove there‘s life in the old trouper yet. A theatrical legend for over twenty years. the maverick dancer/actor/director has collaborated on shows and ﬁlms with David Bowie. Derek Jarman. Ken Russell. Kate Bush and others. causing outrage and delight in equal measure. litrie’te’ is the ﬁrst to be devised iii Britain since Kemp's self- imposed exile to Italy two decades ago. and is a typically dream-like musical set in a docklands fairground in 30s Hamburg and starring Kemp's regular star actress. Spain's Nuria Moreno. See l-‘rontlines.
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I KIHG’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 220 434‘). [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. H. G. C. Help: A. AA] The Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe Until Sat 25 Jan. Iprn; 2pm; 3pm; 4.45pm; 7pm (call box office for speciﬁc times on speciﬁc dates). £7.5()—£ l-i.5() (£5.5()—£l I50). The panto star to top all panto stars. dishy David Essex nears the end of his run as the shipwrecked Crusoe in this swashbuckling seasonal treat with new music written by Essex. plus a few old favourites (such as Hold Me Close. etc. etc) for Mum and Auntie Beryl to sing along to. Chinese Golden Acrobats Sun 2 Feb. 7.30pm. £9.50-£ l4.5() (£5 off all seats for children). One night only for this
incredible company of Chinese performers incorporating the Peking Circus and a dazzling array of dancers. tumblers. magicians.jugglers and of course acrobats.
I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. L.
Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]
Crazy For You Until Sat 25 Jan. 7.30pm: Sat mat 2.30pm. £7—£ l7.5() (cones available). From the producers of Me And My Girl and 42nd Street comes this rave- reviewed Gershwin musical comedy starring Patrick Mower (Target. Special Branch and Front Page Story) as Broadway impresario Bela Zatigler. with a swinging soundtrack ofGershwin classics and flirty. nostalgia-ﬁlled dance routines.
I ROYAL lYCEUM THEATRE Grindlay Street. 22‘) 9697. [.Access: P. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.
fir Jekyll And Mr Hyde Until Sat 1 Feb. Mon—Sat 7.45pm. Sat 25 Jan 2.30pm. £l—£l5. David Edgar's moody take on R.L. Stevenson's famous tale of a split personality has divided the critics into two opposed catnps. Directed by the Lyceum's Kenny lreland. the show stars Laurie Ventry as the doctor with the double-life. Gareth Thomas (Blake from Blake's Seven) and Molly lnnes (Shining Souls at the Traverse). See review. page 55. Rebecca Fri 7 Feb—Sat l Mar (free preview Thurs () Feb). 7.45pm (mats Sat ISIWed l9/Sat 22 Feb 2.30pm). £l—£l5.
Daphne du Maurier‘s famous tale of love and treachery becomes a classic costume drama in this stage adaptation by Clifford Williams. presented by the Lyceum company. See preview. page 55.
In The llot Seat Wed 29 Jan. 6pm. £2
(£l ). David Edgar. the playwright behind the Lyceum‘s current adaptation of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (see above) takes the hot seat to talk about his work and answer questions from the audience.
I ST BRIDE’S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. 346 1405.
Mort Thurs 6—Sat 8 Feb. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Napier Drama Society present Stephen Brigg‘s adaptation of the fantasy novel by Terry Pratchett.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE Cambridge Street. 228 I404. [Access: L. Facilities: L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C] Closed Mons.
Passing Places Tue 4—Sun l6 Feb (£4 previews Fri 3] Jan—Sun 2 Feb). 8pm. £8 (£4; £2.50; £2). Post-show discussion Thurs l3 Feb. Young Scottish writer to watch. Stephen Greenhorn follows up work for 7:84 Theatre Company and Visible Fictions with his ﬁrst play for the Traverse. described as ‘a road movie for the stage'. Directed by Traverse’s John Tiffany and designed by Neil Warmington (Angels In America). the play features Kenneth Bryans. Paul Hickey. Veronica Leer and Colin McCredie of Shallow Grave and Taggart fame. See preview. page 54.
Monday lizard Mon 3 Feb. 8pm. Free. Informal jazz/theatre performance night in the Traverse cafe-bar. The Lizard takes place on the first Monday of each month. Anyone interested in contributing should call Ella Wildridge on 0| 3| 228 3223.
I MACROBERT ARTS CEHTRE University of Stirling. Stirling. 0|786 46|08 l. [Accessz P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G]
Tangled Webs Tue 28 Jan. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50); apex £6 (£3). Paragon Ensemble Scotland let rip with a music-theatre double-bill combining the skills of conductor David Davies. soprano. mezzo- soprano. tenor. baritone and Mac Robert Children’s Chorus. The ﬁrst. Madness lit By lightning is a collaboration between acclaimed Indian composer Naresh Sohal and writer Trevor Preston (who wrote The Sweenev). The second piece. The lie. is a chilling tale from Robert MacLennan. set to a score by celebrated young Scottish
composer David Horne.
Catch the best theatre this fortnight.
I A Midsummer llight’s Dream Director Jonathan Miller brings a down-to-earth approach to the popular comedy of warring couples. Setting it in the Quay brothers' maze of frosted glass and mirrors. and cladding the cast in l930s costumes, he makes it as funny and class- conscious as any Shakespeare you're likely to see. See preview. page 53. Tramway. Glasgow. II Babycakes The fourth instalment of Armistead Maupin's swingin‘ San Francisco saga. and the ﬁrst to be adapted for the stage . . . ever. John Binnie has done the honours for Clyde Unity Theatre’s tenth birthday production. directed by Ian Brown. former artistic director of the Traverse. See feature. page 16. Tron Theatre. Glasgow; returns to Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh itt March. III Passing Places West Lothian-born playwright Stephen Greenhom presents his latest piece, a ‘road movie for the stage’. centring on a Kerouac-like journey cross-country from . . . er . . . Motherwell to Thurso. See preview. page 54. Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh. HI Variete Mischievous maverick Lindsay Kemp presents his ﬁrst show in twenty years to be created in the UK. a tragi-comic. behind-the-scenes musical set in a tawdry fairground in l930s Hamburg. See Frontlines, page 2. Edinburgh Festival Theatre.
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For events at Community Centres and other venues, see detailed listings elsewhere in this section. For details of cabaret and muslc events see appropriate listings. Performances shown in brackets are prevlews.
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A View From The Bridge A View From The Bridge A View From The Bridge — Bruce's Big Night in A View From 'th Bridge A View From The Bridge A View From The Bridge - - _ — — - - — - (Country Wife) - _ __-_ _ - — — - (Miss Julia) Miss Julia - - — - — (Conversation With A . . .) Conversation With A... Conversation With A . . . — — See Classical & Opera — - - - — - — - - Midsummer Night‘s Dream Midsummer Night's Dream Midsummer Night‘s Dream Midsummer Night's Dream
Babycakes Babyeakes Babycakes Babycakes - — Think No Evil Of Us Think No Evil Of Us
- - - — — — - Van'été - — — Chinese Golden Acrobats - — - -
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde - — - - (Rebecca) — (Passing Places) (Passing Places) (Passing Places) - Passing Places Passing Places Passing Places
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