GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S BIGGEST ARTS FESTIVAL Friday 22 Thursday 28 August 1997


18 Billy Connolly The Big Yin speaks about Mrs Brown and the Scottish press pack.

20 Howard Marks meets Kevin Williamson Head to head on the drugs debate.

22 Duncan McLean From Orkney to the Lone Star State, the writer in search of Western swing.

24 Derevo & Acrobat

The secrets of two explosive Fringe troupes urine, brown rice and dedication.

27 Suspect Culture The Glasgow theatre company clocks up another success with Timeless.

95 Prodigy On censorship, illicit substances and living off The Fat Of The Land.


Index of shows covered this issue (4); Tickets & Information (6);

Festival Frontlines (8);

Festival Top Twenty (11);

Front Of House (12);

Venue map (60);



See the Festival for FREEII pages5& 7


theatre 0 dance 0 comedy 0 kids

9a m-1 pm

29 Life And Death In Milton Keynes

30 David Benson does Kenneth Williams

1 pm—3 pm 32 KCS in Inside The Island 34 Film/theatre mayhem with Forkbeard Fantasy

3pm—6pm 37 Yvette Boszik on nudity 37 fecund theatre reaches 27 38 Diriamba! reviewed

6pm—8pm 41 Two surprise hits from Limb 41/43 TS. Eliot revived 45 Knives In Hens reviewed

8pm—10pm 49 70 Hill Lane’s Improbable arrival 49 3-D madness with La Cubana 50 Jack Dee speaks out 52 Preacherman reviewed


66 The Gogmagogs are gigging again

71 Rich HaII gets five stars

71 And so does Paul Zenon

FESTIVAL FILM 72 Ang Lee's The Ice Storm 72 Stephen Fry in Wilde 74 Ireland’s I Went Down

FESTIVAL BOOKS 75 Naomi Mitchison at 100 79 Janette Turner Hospital on cuIt gurus

FESTIVAL MUSIC 81 Acid Brass 82 East Coast Project 83 Ruby Fruit Jungle

FESTIVAL ART 84 Pissarro at City Art Centre 85 John Singer Sargent 85 Elvis at Crowne Plaza Hotel


91 Summer Of Love 91 Pure’s seventh birthday

AND THE REST... what’s happening outside the Festival Classified

Recruitment 1 17 Flatshare 120 I Saw You

98 98 100 102


Film: Glasgow & Edinburgh

Kevin Spacey's directing debut Reviews



MUSIC: Glasgow Listings

Theatre: Glasgow 108 Drama, Dance & Comedy listings 114

Art: Glasgow 109 LBflngs

Clubs: Glasgow 111 Lbflngs