THEATRE drama & dance


What a drag: Clint Dyer (who doubles as teenager Wilfred) as the Rock Widow in Babycakes at the Traverse

DRAMA & DANCE CONT: EDINBURGH Scottish premiere of a play by leading

German wnter Franz Xaver Kroetz.

QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE Directed by Stewart Aitken. The Nest is Corstorphine Theatre. Clerwood Terrace. part of the Traverse Seeding Project 317 3546. scheme, giving support to experimental

new theatre.

Babycakes Wed 5—Sun 9 Mar. 8pm; Sat tnat 2.30pm. £8 (£4); mat £6 (£3). Post- show discussion Thurs 6 Mar. Former Traverse artistic director Ian Brown directs Glasgow's popular Clyde Unity Theatre in the world‘s first stage adaptation ofArmistead Maupin’s famous Tales 0fle City series of novels. Clyde Unity's John Binnie is the man Maupin allowed to adapt this most melancholic instalment of the series.

Widows Tue 25 Mar—Sun 6 Apr (previews Fri 28 Feb—Sat 1 Mar). 8pm. £8 (£4/£2); previews £4. Post—show discussion 27 Mar. See Preview. Page 59.


CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Kildrum.Cumbemau1d. ()1236 732887. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W5. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Steel Magnolias Until Sat 22 Feb. 7.45pm. £4.50 (£3). Robert Harding's tale of life in a hairdressers in small-town Louisiania. performed by local community theatre group No Mean Co. Abigail's Party Thurs 27 Feb—Sat 1 Mar. 7.45pm. Thurs £6 (£3); Fri/Sat £7 (£4). See Touring.


University of Stirling. Stirling. 01786 461081. [Access: P. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G]

Tongues Fri 21 Feb. 1.30pm. £5 (£2.50). See Touring.

Romeo And Juliet Tue 4—Fri 7 Mar. 7.30pm. £3 (£2); first night £1. QMC's second-year acting students don doublet and hose to portray Shakespeare’s star- crossed lovers.


Grindlay Street. 229 9697. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA] Closed Suns.

Rebecca Until Sat 1 Mar. 7.45pm (Sat 22 Feb mat 2.30pm). £l—£15. Daphne Du Maurier's famous mystery of love and treachery becomes a classic costume drama in this stage adaptation by Clifford Williams. presented by the Lyceum company. See review. page 44.


Orwell Terrace. 346 1405. [Access: PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. G. C] Closed Suns. Ticketline: 220 4349.

The Odd Couple Thurs 6—Sat 8 Mar. 7.30pm. Thurs/Sat £4; Fri £3. Fairmilehead Church Drama Group present Neil Simon‘s classic apartment- share comedy as part of the Scottish Community Drama Association‘s spring programme.

Gone Fishing Wed 26 Feb. 8pm. £5 (£3). See Touring.


Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: L. Facilities: L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C] Closed Mons.

The Nest Until Sat 22 Feb. 8pm. £5 (£3.50). A Traverse debut for Edinburgh-based True Belleek. and the

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06 TIEUST 21 Feb—6 Mar 1997

The Dumb Waiter Sat I Mar. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Harold Pinter's masterpiece of intrigue and suspense is performed by Escape Artists Theatre Company. a new outfit working in the performing arts with ex-prisoners.

Me And My Girl Wed 5—Sat 15 Mar (not Sun). 7.30pm; Sat 8 Mar tnat 2pm. £9—£l2.50. See Classical & Opera listings.


This section lists all future dates in the central belt of shows that are on tour.

Tongues Top Scottish touring companies 7:84 and Birds Of Paradise join forces for a new production of this piece by American dramatists Sam Shepard and Joseph Chaikin. Characterised by its surreal collage-style layering of different human voices. the piece is given new life with fresh material. inspired by the original and written by members of the four-strong cottipany. For more information call 781 on 0141 331 2219 or Birds Of Paradise on 0141 552 2491. M(l('RU/)(’I'l .4 Its Centre. Stirling Fri 2| Feb. 1.30pm.

'I'heatre ll’orkshop, Edinburgh Sat 22/Mon 24 Feb. Sat 8pm; Mon 1.30pm. Paisley Arts Centre Wed 26miurs 27. Wed 7.30 tn;Thurs lptn.

Gone Fishing Wildcat present a new black comedy about Scottish identity by Petra Ross. which centres on a couple‘s gloomy conversation on a fishing boat. For more information call Wildcat on

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()141 2216789.

C‘Ulllt’l' Theatre. (ilasgoir Until Sun 23 Feb. 8pm.

St Bride is ('entre. lit/inlntrgh Wed 26 Feb. 8pm.

Br'igitlale ('ornplet‘. CItst/emilk Mon 3 Mar. 7.30pm.

lfast Kilhrit/e .-lrts (‘entre Wed 5 Mar. 7.30pm.

The ('astlentil/t Hall. ('arntannot'lt. Glasgow Tue 4 Mar. 7.30pm.

Homlen l’ark ('entre, Livingston Fri 7 Mar. 8pm.

(ireenot'k Arts (iailil Sat 8 Mar. 7.30pm. Ctattliernaultl Arts ('entre Mon Ill—Wed 12 Mar. 7.45pm.

'lolhoot/t Theatre. Stirling Sat 15 Mar.

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Ahigail's Party Tangerine Theatre Company team tip with Paisley Arts Centre to revive their version of Mike Leigh's kitsch black comedy set in deepest suburbia. The show stars BBC comedy regulars (irant Stneaton and Ross Stenhouse as husband attd \vife Beverley and Laurence. (‘all Paisley Arts Centre on 0141 887 1010 for details.

(‘anilrernattlil Theatre Thurs 27 Feb—Sat 1 Mar. 7.45pm.

l’ais/ev Arts Centre Mon .‘s—Sat 8 Mar. 730an

The Tron. (ilasgow Wed 12-Sun 16 Mar. 8pm.

(ireenot‘k xlrts (itiiltl Thurs 20 Mar. 7.30pm.

Village 'I'heatre. lz'ast Killiriile Wed 26—Fri 28 Mar. 7.30pm.

Homlett I’ark ('entre. Livingston Sat 29 Mar. 7.30pm.

Casting session: Mary Ann Reid and Robert Carr in Wildcat's new touring show.

Gone Fishing

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by Daphne (la .llaarier adapted by Clifford 11' 'illiams

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