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’Drama is listed by city. then alphabetically by venue. Tourin shows are listed at the end of e dama section. Dance is listed after (kama. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten da before publication. Drama 8: dance lisstings compiled by Ellie Carr. DISABLED ACCESS KEY Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = 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 = 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 5511. Sunday opening is noon-5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues.



Midland Street. 221 4001. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W5. C. G. Help: A. AA] The Gold 0f Thomas Vargas Thu 2-Sat 4 Oct. 8pm. £4.50 (£2.50). Scottish writer Stuart Thomas adapts lsabel Allende’s tale of a small-town South American womanising gambler who moves his concubine into the family home. The latest from emerging offbeat performance duo The Brewster Sisters.


350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. [Access: PPA. L. ST. Facilities: WC. W8. H, G, C]

Space/A Man With Guts Until Fri 26 Sep. 8pm. £5 (£2). John Byrne -— not the Scottish playwright and painter but the Irish poet reads from various darkly humorous. confessional monologues on subjects ranging from childhood in Dublin to modern-da lrish politics.

Dub Lines Triple Bill Fri 3 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£2). A triple-whammy of top ln'sh wordsmiths in this extensive performance poetry season from the CCA. Tonight‘s

trio numbers Cathal O’Searcaigh. who has brought lrish language out of the closet with his candidly homo-erotic poems; Katie Donovan. who is known for her challenging new poetry and prose; and Siobhan Campbell. a new voice emerging from the Dublin poetry scene. Dermot Bolger 8t Eamon Sweeney Sat 4 Oct. 8pm. £5 (£2). A rare appearance by one of Ireland‘s greatest living writers. Dermot Bolger. who is joined here by new ln'sh voice Eamon Sweeney. who reads from his critically acclaimed debut novel Waiting For The Healer.


Gorbals. 429 0022. [Access: 1.. R. Facilities: WC. W8. 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 Dahl's The B.FIG.. opening on Tue 25 Nov.


935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Booking also: Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. Breadmakers Until Fri 26 Sep. 8pm. £6 (£4). See Touring and review. page 60. Sex. Chips And Ouzo Sat 27 Sep-Sun 5

Not taking it lying down: The Brewster Sisters in The Gold Of Thomas Vargas


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Oct. 8pm. £7 (£4). Rubber liar Productions return for a bit of ‘ows yer Souvlaki. in this farcical comedy about Weegie lassies Moira and Sadie and their fun in the sun (circa 1978) with Yurgos and Sotiris the masterful. medallion- sporting Greeks.

Death And The Maiden Tue 7--Sat I 1 Oct. 8pm. £6 (£4). See Touring.


Old Coach Road. Fast Mains. East Kilbride. 01355 261 000. [Access: R. Facilities: H].

Tartan Thu 30 Sep. 8pm. £4 (£2). Music and physical theatre from Hamilton District Youth Theatre as they explore belonging and identity for young people in Scotland.

Death And The Maiden Fri 3 8; Sat 4 Oct. 8 in. £4 (£2). See Touring.

Brea makers Wctl l & Thu 2 Oct. 7.30pm. £6 t£4). See Toulillg.


Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. [Access: PPA. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat Mon (i-~Sat 18 Oct. Thu 2.30pm & 7.30pm; l‘ri 5pm 3; 8pm; Sat 1

3pm & 7.30pm. £5—£18.50(conc available). The classic stage musical that takes a jazzed-up journey through the Bible story of Joseph. his eleven brothers and that coat of many colours. This production comes straight from the West End. as they say in showbiz.


New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. [Access: PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

The Corridor Sat 27 Sep. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). See Touring.

The Hanging Tree Thu 9 & Fri 10 Oct. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). See Touring.


121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]

Still A Bigot Until Sat 4 Oct. Mon-Fri 7.30pm; Sat 6pm & 8.40pm. £9.50—£5. James Barclay (writer of Paras Over The Barras) turns his attention to the favourite Scottish pastime of football bigotry, in this new comedy based on the character of devoted ’Gers fan Andra Thomson. whose life‘s ambitions of being accepted into the Orange Lodge and becoming a Freelnason keep evading him. Still a chance of being buried at lbrox Park though. so there‘s hope yet.


98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. Tickets from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 287 5511. [Access: ST. Facilities: WC. W8. G. Help: AA.]

Wedding Belles And Green Grasses Tue 30 Sep—Sat 4 Oct. 7.30pm. £4 (£1.50). The new. Glasgow-based Senga Theatre Company presents Marcella Evaristi‘s popular and poignant comedy covering twenty years in the lives of three Glasgow girls. directed by Bonita Beach.


Finnieston Quay. 248 9999.

Shehallion - A Scottish Gathering Wed 8-«Sun 26 Oct (not Mon 13 & 20 Oct). Mon—Sat 7.30pm: Sun 7pm; Wed & Sat nlat 2.30pm. £10—£25. It was only a matter of time before Scotland conjured up its answer to the box-office hit Riverdance, and here it is. in all its finery. Making its world premiere in the SECC‘s new Armadillo building. the £1 million music and dance extravaganza boasts an original score by 25-year-old Scot Douglas Whyte and a cast of 56 performers. including 20 dancers. 10 singers. a contemporary band. world drumming champion Jim Kilpatrick and Glasgow actress Hazel Ann Crawford ill the role of Warrior Queen Of Skye. See Frontlines. page 2.

Your at-a-glance theatre guide

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