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Drama is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Tourin shows are listed at the end of t e drama section. Dance is listed after drama. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten da 5 before publication. Drama 8: dance istings compiled by Ellie Carr. DISABLED ACCESS KEY

Access: P 2 Parking Facilities. PPA 2 Parking to be Pie-Arranged. l. 2 Level Access. R : Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate.

Facilities: WC 2 Adapted Toilet(s). WS : \\'heelchair Spaces. AS = Adjacent Seats. H : Induction Loop System. C = 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 10.30am until b.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on (ll-ll 227 55l l. Sunday opening is noon-95pm. Atty Ticket link box olTice can sell tickets for other venues.



Midland Street. 221 4001. ]Access: I.. Facilities: WC. \\'S. C. G. Help: A. AA]

Shadow Boxing Thu —l--Sat (3 Sep. 8pm. £5.50 (£3.50). See Touring.

Two Thu ll Sat l3 Sept. Spin. £5.50 (£3.50). The appetisingly -named Tartan Jam perl'orm the first ol‘ two Jim (Rural) Cartwright show s .it the Arches this season -- a poignant exploration of ptib lil'e transferred to a Scottish location.

CITIZENS' THEATRE Util'imIs. 42‘) 0022. [ACCL‘ssZ I.. R. l’acilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] Closed Sun/Mon.

The Citizens Theatre is closed Tor major l.ottery-l‘unded building work. The resident company 's next production will be Ntittld Dalil's’ Ilhllt' 11/50... opening on Tue 25 Nov.

The Merchant Of Venice Thu 4 —Sun 7


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

Sep. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). Shakespeare's tale of commerce. power and prejudice as seen through a 90s lens by Prime Productions. See review. page 58.

The Misanthrope Thu 1 l~- Sat 20 Sep. 8pm. £7 (£4). See Touring and preview. page 55.


()ld Coach Road. liast Mains. Iiast Kilbride. (H3552 ()1()()(). [.Access: R. Facilities: H].

Walking On The Roof Sat 30 Aug. .s'pm. £6 (£3). ll~ only all streets were as exciting as this. Comedy actress Fiona Knowles plays three nest-door neighbours. each of whom harbours a dark. guilty secret that's just bursting to jump out from behind the net curtains in this play by leading Scottish writer Rona Munro.

GREENOCK ARTS GUILD Campbell Street. Circenock. ()1475 723038.

Only An Excuse? Mon 1 s Tue 2 Sep. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£5). See Touring.

Getting his money's worth: Finlay McLean (right) as Shylock; with Lewis Hancock,

Paul Guthrie and David Murray in Merchant Of Venice at the Cottier Theatre

KING'S THEATRE Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link

details above. [Accessz PPA. 1.. Facilities:

WC. WS. ll. (3. C. Help: .A. AA]

Fame -The Musical L’nlil Sal 30 Aug. Thu 7.30pm; Fri 5.30pm 6: 8.45pm; Sat 3pm at 7.30pm. £5--£l8.5() (concs available). Relive the joys of legwarmers and spontaneous sheet-dancing. with this musical inspired by the lilm and T\'

3 series that holds a special place in our

hearts. ()r not as the case may be.

', Only An Excuse? Fri 5 a sat (T Sep. 7.30pm. £5—£‘).5(). See Touring.


New Street. Paisley. 887 mm. [Accesst PPA. l.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (i. C. Help: A. AA]

A Touch Of Tartan Fri 5 Sep. 7.30pm.

£8 (£4). .lolinny Beattie. Alasdair MacDonald and Anne l-‘ields are the old time Scottish variety stars displaying their tartan linery for the delight of the pension-drawing public.

mist—Ev towu'uiu”

.-\I)I)L‘}' (.‘IUSL‘. I’llisic‘)’. 387 I()()7. The Barber Of Sevrlle Thu 4 Sep.

7.30pm. £8 (£5). See Classical tk ()pera


QUEEN'S PARK RECREATION GROUND Booking: (MM 477 8222 or circus ticket ol‘licc OH] 433 lI72.

: llFIorilegio lintil Sun31 Atig. Thu—Sun

8pm; Fri 5pm; Sat & Sun I lam & 4pm. Pre-show mo l()am till showtime each day. £o-—£l3.5l). Please note all llam shows are one hour only with a special kids’ price ol‘£5. If you like your circus old-fashioned. complete with lion trainers. strongmen and pretty girls hanging from ropes by their teeth. this show transl‘en'ing l'rom lngliston. could

be the one for you. Massively popular in

its native Italy. it is run by a fifth- generation circus lamily who still travel with hand-carved wooden caravans and

an incredible ltalian opera house—style top.


25 Albert Drive. 2S7 55l l. [.Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC, WS. H. G. C].

The House Of Bernarda Alba Tue

3 ‘) Sat 2() Sep (not Sun l-l/Mon l5).

3 7.30pm. £2- £ll). Glasgow-based

experimental company Raindog (which was co-l‘ounded by Robert Carlyle) pulls out the stops with this revamped version

of Federico (iarcia l.orca‘s epic story ol‘

desire and sestial tension featuring a 40- s‘lt‘tittg Ctts‘l.

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Cafe Graffiti" " Church Hill Festivaleheatre

“Meaghan” ‘7"

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Man‘iage ()l'Convcnicnce Marriage ()l Convenience

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so TllELIST 29 Aug —u Sep 1997