Drama is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Touring) shows are listed alphabetically y title at the end of the drama section. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Drama listings compiled by Ellie Carr. No dance events are scheduled in Glasgow or Edinburgh until the Festival.
DISABLED ACCESS KEY
Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Rte-Arranged. L = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to ne oiiate.
Facilities: WC 2 Adapted Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = Adjacent Seats. 11 2 Induction Loop System. G = Guide Dogs Allowed. R = Restaurant Accessible. C 2 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 10.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on 0141 227 551 l. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box ofﬁce can sell tickets for other venues.
Goi'bals. 429 0022. Access: L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] The Citizens' Theatre is closed for major Lottery-funded building work.
OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE
179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. 11.0. Help: A. AA] Into The Woods Mon 4—Sat 9 Atig. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Scottish Youth Theatre presents a fairytale that’s not just for kids. Into The Woods takes the well kent tales of (TIN/('I'f’l/(l. little Rt‘t/ Riding Hood and others on a musical journey beyond the state of 'happy ever after' to the sorrows. joys atid responsibilities of real life. Children will enjoy the show. but parents are warned that some things iii the woods are a bit Grimm for under-8s.
Hope Street. 332 9000. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]. Closed Suns.
The Theatre Royal is closed for summer.
Sisterhood in adversity:
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE
Although the Festival does not officially begin until Sun to Aug, some Fringe shows at certain venues begin earlier. For full details, see Fringe Programme, available from various outlets around the city.
The List publishes three special weekly issues to cover the Fringe. the International Festival. the Film Festival, the Book Festival, Flux music festival and all other events in Edinburgh during the Festival. These will be published on Thu 7, Thu 14 and Thu 21 Aug.
Look out for details of the autumn programme.
TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. [Access: PPA.
ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. C. Help:
Grace Until Sun 27 Jul. 8pm. £8 (£4); ﬁrst night £3. Highly visual comedy about the ('os'nio-ish crisis of a 90s woman approaching 30 who wants it all. but can't remember what any of it is. Written by Sarah Woods. the play is the product of promising new-writing theatre outﬁt Jade. which takes its cue from companies like Forced Entertainment and Theatre de Complicite. Catch them now before they get swamped at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
From Both Hips Wed 30 Jtil—Stiii 10 Aug (not Sun 3 or Mon 4 Aug); Thu 31 Jtil post-show discussion and a chance to meet the writer. 8pm. £8 (£4); ﬁrst night £3. Dublin-based theatre company Fishamble (formerly Pigsback Theatre Company) presents rising new-generation Irish writer Mark ()‘Rowe‘s dark comedy of violation and vengeance set in modern Dublin. See preview. page 72.
Away From The Skies - Gie's Peace! Sun 3 Aug. 8pm. ()ne-off gala charity bash in aid of Unicef. featuring some of Scotland’s best-known performers in a kaleidoscope of music. poetry. song. jokes. stories and even trapeze. Among the celebrity guests doing their bit for charidee. are Katy Murphy. Eileen McCallum. Barbara Rafferty. Clydebank Youth Theatre and The Leopards. The do comes to a noisy crescendo with salsa music in the foyer rounding off the night. See Frontlines. page 2.
2 Leven Street. 220 4349. [Access: R. L. Facilities: WC. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
A Chorus Line Until Sat 2 Aug. Mon—Sat 7.30pm; Wed/Sat mat 2.30pm; £12.50-£22.50 (concs available). Veteran 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 in this ﬁfteen-year- old classic that has graced both stage and screen.
Cambridge Street. 228 1404. [Access: L. Facilities: I... Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C] Closed Mons.
Anna Weiss Fri 8—Sat 30 Aug; preview Thu 7 Aug. £10 (£6); preview £6. Various times. Sneaking in before the Festival proper begins is the world premiere of this new play from acclaimed Scottish writer Mike Cullen (The Cut. The Collection). Directed by Vicky Featherstone (Paines Plough). it's a contentious psychological drama that explores the issue of false memory syndrome through the lives of three people with tough stories to tell. Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Knives In Hens Thu 7—Sat 30 Aug; previews Sun 3 & Tue 5 Aug. Various times. £10 (£6); previews £6. Exciting young Scottish writer David Harrower‘s witty. intelligent ﬁrst play returns to the Traverse for a Fringe run. Set in a remote Scottish community. it tells of a young woman torn between the love of a man who holds her back. and another who wants to set her free. Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The Corridor Thu 7—Sun 17 Aug. Various times. £10 (£6); preview £6. Edinburgh-based experimental ensemble company Benchtours presents the world premiere of its latest production. Devised in collaboration with Scottish writers John Harvey and Linda McLean. plus singer/songwriter Michael Marta. it merges monologues froin each of the writers to create three characters living life on the edge. whojust happen to be in the same place at the same time. Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Earthquake Weather Thu 7—Sat 30 Aug. Various times. £8 (£5). Excellent US company Starving Artists returns to the Traverse to team up with Scottish director John Tiffany (Passing Places) for the world premiere of its new play. Starring the dynamic Mark Pinkosh. Kathryn Howden and Ann-Louise Ross litirt/iqiiuke Weather promises to be an
Clodagh O'Donoghue, Fionnula Murphy, Marion O'Dwyer in From Both Hips
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From Both Hips Dublin's Fishamble company presents a dark comedy about I violence and sex by Mark O'Rowe, a young'lrish writer who’s been tipped for major success. See preview on opposite .» page. Glasgow: Tron Theatre.
Traverse Festival Season The Traverse Theatre's Festival season kicks off early on Thu 7 Aug. The programme features ' seven world premieres, including Anna Weiss by Scottish writer Mike Cullen, The Corridor — a new show by local company Benchtours — and the Irish cult hit Disco Pigs. David Harrower’s fine rural drama Knives in Hens is revived too, with extra previews on Sun 3 and Tue 5 Aug. These will be hot tickets in a couple of weeks, so get in there before the world’s bums occupy the Traverse's seats. Edinburgh: Traverse Theatre. Comedy: The Stand Festival Season Edinburgh’s regular twice-weekly comedy club The Stand also gets started early for the annual siege, with previews of its Festival shows, Thu 31 Jul—Mon 4 Aug. Catch them now before things get seriously busy. Edinburgh: Tron Ceilidh House & WJ. Christie’s.
Grace Victoria Worsley stars in Sarah Woods's wry comedy about a woman of the 905 approaching her 30th birthday in Jade Theatre Company's touring show which is en route to the Edinburgh Fringe. Glasgow: Tron Theatre.
arresting exploration of love and danger in modern America. Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Hellcab Thu 7—Sat 30 Aug. Various times. £8 (£5). Gritty comedy about a cab driver working the mean streets of Chicago. from Tamarind Theatre (USA). Originally premiered in Chicago in 1992. Will Kern's award-winning play is still running today. with Hellmh the movie due for release this year starring John Cusack and X-I-‘iles babe Gillian Anderson. Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
The Cub Thu 7—Sun 17 Aug. Various times. £8 (£5). Linda Marlowe (The Singing Detective) and Beiiedick Bates star in this world premiere from rising writer Stephanie McKnight. Performed by The JFK Repertory Company. whose thang is theatre of the unexpected and unknown. The ('uh is art almost everyday tale of everyday folk and the dramatic explosion of a nuclear family. Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Disco Plgs Thu 7—Sat 30 Aug. 9.45pm. £8 (£5). Cork-based company Corcadorca hit the Fringe with this wild. funny. anarchic chronicle of youth culture in contemporary lreland. After running away with the Dublin Theatre Festival Fringe 1996 award. the show is being dubbed an Irish Trainspotting. From the sounds of it. it lives tip to the hype. Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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