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Drama is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Touring, shows are listed alphabetically y title at the end of the drama section. Dance is listed after drama, by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Drama 8r Dance listings compiled by Claire Prentice.


Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA 2 Parking to be Pre-Arranged. L = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to ne otiate.

Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = Adjacent Seats. H = Induction Loop System. G = Guide Dogs Allowed. R = Restaurant Accessible. C 2 Catering Accessible. T = Adapted Telephone.

Help: A = Assistance Available. AA = Advise \“nue in Advance.


Tickets for major venues in Glasgow are available from the Ticket Centre. Candletiggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on 0141 227 551 1. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues.



Midland Street. 221 9736. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. C. G. Help: A. AA]. A Wholly Healthy Glasgow Until Sat I9 Apr. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). See Touring and review. page 58.

Sullied Flesh Thurs 24—Sat 26 Apr.

7 30pm. £6 (£3). Derek McLuckie gives a solo performance of his own work which takes in the whole shebang of poetry. prose. monologue. elements of dance. vocal technique. physical theatre. mask-work. sculpture and a projected slide-show. Funny. moving and imaginative. its tone ranges from high camp to disturbingly violent homophobia.

End of the line: Elizabeth Maclennan laments the new Highland Clearances in

John McGrath’s The Last Of The MacEachans, at the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow

CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

[Access: PPA. L. ST. Facilities: WC. W8.

H. G. C]

Les Murray Tue 29 Apr. 8pm. £5 (£2). Winner of the I997 TS. Eliot Poetry Prize. Murray is a poet with attitude whose poetry is rooted in sacredness and broad in its pleasure. yet ultimately intimate and conversational.


Gorbals. 429 0022. [Access: L. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA] Closed Sun/Mon.

The Gun Until Sat I9 Apr. 7.30pm. £8 (£2). One of three Wildcat shows to take over the Citz in April. Dave Anderson's daring new variety of musical sees the company team up with Sounds Of Progress to present this study of a group of friends torn apart and living on the

fringes of society. See review. page 5‘). An Actress Prepares Until Sat 19 Apr. 7.30pm. £8 (£2). Directed by John Belt. David Macl-ennan's comedy casts solo performer Juliet Cadzow as an actress awaiting the critics‘ verdict of her title role in The Prime ri/Miss Jt'rm [inn/iv (which Cadzow herself played a few years ago at Edinburgh‘s Royal Lyceum). This leads her to reflect oil the highs and lows of her own career in the tickle world of showbiz. See review. page 5‘). The Last Of The MacEachans Until Fri 18 Apr. 7.30pm. £8 (£2). Previously seen at last year's Edinburgh Fringe. John McGrath's play stars his wife Elizabeth MacLennan as Meg. a widow struggling with a tearaway son alld a major disaster ill her Highlands croft.

A Doll's House Tue 22—8211 26 Apr. 7.30pm. £8 (£2). See Touring and review. page 58.


Three Fallen Angels Tue 22—Sat 26 Apr. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Curam Theatre Company present a trio of Chris Dolan‘s plays. based on three short stories from his collection l’rmr/lrlgels And Other Stories. See New Shows. page 56.


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

H Until Sat I9 Apr. 8pm. £6 (£4). Annexe Theatre Company presents a ‘bizarrely humorous techno-trip‘ through the murderous corruption of a gangland family. The play centres on psychotic but Shakespeare-literate Joe. who finds himself in an explosive downward spiral. paralleling Hamlet himself. Meanwhile. his gang-leader uncle holds court ill a Glasgow launderette.

Hallelujah! Sun 20 Apr. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). See Edinburgh Dance.

Visiting Hour Wed 23—Sat 26 Apr. 8pm. £6 (£4). Glasgow‘s leading amateur theatre company Pantheon present Richard Harris‘s play which. combining six pIaylets. deals with a far front pleasant trip to visit the sick in hospitals. drawing out humour and pathos. Shakers Re-Stirred Wed 30 Apr—3 May. WedfThurs/Fri 8pm; Sat 6pm/9pm. £6 (£4). Wee Slice Theatre Company kick off Mayfair with an updated version ofJohn Godber‘s wickedly funny glimpse itlto the world of the cocktail waitress.


Eastwood Recreation Centre. Eastwood Park. Roukellglell Road. Giffnock. 577 3110. [Access: P. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W3. G. C]

David Copperfield Tue 22—Sat 26 Apr. 7.30pm: Sat mat 3pm. £5. Tickets from I. McNeil.()l41 637 2477. Giffnock Theatre Players present a stage adaptation of the classic tlovel by Charles Dickens.

Hot Mikado Wed 30 Apr—3 May.

7.30pm; Sat mat 2.30pm. £6. Eastwood Entertainers amateur dramatic group invite you to see Gilbert & Sullivan‘s operetta as you've never seen it before. The character names are unchanged. and the tunes are ‘slightly familiar' but the characterisation has been radically warmed up.

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