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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 8: dance listings compiled by Ellie Carr.


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

Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilctls). WS 2 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 Venue in Advance.


Tickets for major venues in Glasgow are available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat I0.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on (ll-ll 227 551 I. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Atty Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues.



Gorbals. 42‘) ()022. Access: 1.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] Closed Sun/Mon.

The Citizens' Theatre is closed for major Lottery-funded building work. The resident company‘s next production will be Roald l)altl‘s 'I'lit' RICO. opening on Tue 25 Nov.


935 I-Iyndland Street. 357 3868. Booking also: Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above.

Blood Brothers Until Fri ll Jul. Willy Russell's popular play. written for Merseyside Young People‘s Theatre Company. is given a fresh outing by Toonspeak Senior Section.


63 'I‘rongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA. ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. C. Help: AA].

Ashes To Ashes Until Sun 13 Jul. 8pm. £8 (£4); first night £3. Master playwright Harold Pinter's latest is performed by new Glasgow-based company ghostown. starring Scottish actors Forbes Masson and Jennifer Black. The theme is a dark. menacing one familiar to Pinter fans. Rebecca and Devlin are husband and wife. btit are they lovers. or victim and oppressor‘.’ All proceeds to Amnesty International. See preview. page 53. Grace Thu—Sun 27 Jtil. 8pm. £8 (£4); first night £3. Highly visual comedy about the Cumin-iin crisis of a 90s woman approaching 30 who wants it all. btit can't remember what any of it is. Written by Sarah Woods. the play is a product of promising new-writing theatre outfit Jade. which is influenced by companies like Forced Entertainment and Theatre de Complicite. Catch them now before they get swamped at the lidinburgh Festival Fringe. See preview. page 53.



2 Ln en Street. 220 «I349. [Accessz R. 1.. Facilities: WC. II. G. C. Help: A. AA] Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Mon H—l‘) Jul. Mon—Sat 7.30pm; Tue—Sat mat 2.30pm.

£ l0‘ 9; l 8.50 leoncs available). A revival of Bill Kenwi'ight's version of the smash hit pop opera that made Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's name. The

biblical story revolves around Joseph. his eleven brothers. his visionary dreams and of course his coat of many colours. No name stars. but closer to the original than the glitzy Jason Donovan version. See Frontlines. page 2.

A Chorus Line Tue 22 Jul—Sat 2 Aug. Mon—Sat 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm. £l2.50—£22.50 (cones available). Veteran stage star Adam Faith plays the bigshot Broadway director casting for eight dancers to complete the chorus of his new musical. Expect plenty of all-out song. dance and backstage bitching action as the hopefuls battle to the death for a place in the line. A fifteen- year-old classic that has graced both stage and screen.


lngliston. Booking: 477 8222 or circus ticket office 333 3 l02.

ll Florilegio Until Stilt I0 Aug. Tue—Sun 8pm; Wed & Fri 5pm; Sat & Sun I lam & 4pm; special children‘s shows Stiit 10 Aug only. I lam. 2pm & 5pm. Zoo: IOam—showtime each day. £6—£ l 3.50; £5 Sun 10 Aug. If you like your circus old- fashioned. complete with lion trainers. strongmen and pretty girls hanging from ropes by their teeth. ll Flori/«gin could be the one for you. Massively popular in its native Italy. it is run by a fifth- generation circus family who still travel with ornate hand-carved wooden caravans and an incredible Italian opera house-style top. A word of warning though. Anyone who feels strongly about animal-free circuses should prepare for the fact that at least half of II Flori/«(em employees are big hairy beasts. And we don't mean the strongmen either. See review. page 5-1.


Cambridge Street. 228 l404. [Access: 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Closed Mon.

Anna Weiss Fri 8--Sat 30 Aug: previews Fri l8-Sun 20 Jul; Wed 6 & Thu 7 Aug. £10 (£6); previews £6. Sneaking in before the Festival proper begins is the world premiere of this new play by acclaimed Scottish writer Mike Cullen (The Cut. The Collection). Directed by Vicky Featherstone (new artistic director of English touing company Paines Plough). it tells the tale of a mother and daughter flitting house to start a new life. aitd the father who shows tip at the last minute to throw a spanner in the works.


OLD FRUITMARKET Albion Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above.

Black Umfolosi 8. Old Blind Dogs 7.30pm. £8.50 (£6.50). Ziiiibabwe‘s Black Umfolosi get the party going with rousing a capella and dance in this double-bill with crossover modern

folkies ()ld Blind Dogs. who infuse their rich Doric tradition with hints of blues. reggae. Cajun and African sounds. Part of the Scotland Africa (Glasgow) ()7 Taster Weekend. See also Folk & World listings.



Assembly Rooms. 5-1 George Street. 225 5525. Ticketline: 220 434‘). [Accessz ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. G]

Adzido Summer School: Introduction To African Dance Thu to Jul. 3- 4.30pm. £5 (£4). Adzido Pan African Dance Iinsemble lead a workshop for beginners over 16. Iixperience is not required. btit bare feet and curiosity are.

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Hit List

The best stage shows this fortnight

Ashes To Ashes The latest piece by

Harold Pinter reflects his age-old concern

with power and menace in sexual relationships; but also reveals his commitment to human rightsissues. The debut production for Glasgow’s ghostown company, featuring Jennifer Black (pictured) and Forbes Masson. See

preview, page 53 Glasgow: Tron Theatre.

Grace The desperation of a modern woman approaching her 30th birthday

is the subject of Jade Theatre Company's

Edinburgh Fringe-bound, one-woman show by Sarah Woods. See preview, page 53. Glasgow: Tron Theatre. Anna Weiss Sneak preview of the Traverse company's new production.

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Written by Mike Cullen, whose last play,

The Collection, was also premiered at the Traverse, the play tackles the thorny and controversial issue of False Memory Syndrome. Edinburgh: Traverse Theatre. ll Florilegio The traditional Italian circus lives up to expectations. See review, page 54. Edinburgh: Royal Highland

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