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2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. [Access: I). PPA. 1.. ST. R. l‘acilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Jingle Bells Sun 14~ch 31 Dec. Performances at 10am; llam: noon: lpiii; 2pm; 3pm; 6pm. (‘all box office to check which times apply. fin—£8 t£5—£7); family ticket £21 8; £24. See Touring and review. page ()5.

GREENOCK ARTS GUILD Campbell Street. (ireenock. 01475 723038.

Red Riding Hood Until Sat 20 Dec. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3). Traditional family paiito from the (ireeiiock Players. KING'S THEATRE Bath Street. l’honc bookings. Ticket Centre. (faitdlei‘iggs. see Ticket l.ink details about 'lul'. [Ac‘et‘xs‘ l’l’.-\. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. (i. (‘ Help: A.


Aladdin Hi 5 Dec Sat 17 Jati tnot Suit 7. Sun l4. Sun 2l Dec. Christmas Day. New Year‘s Day. Stiti «l. Siiii il lani. l’erforiiiaiices at 1pm: 2. l 5pm; 5pm; 7pm.

Taking Pleasure in their work: Forced Entertainment are back with a new show at CCA

Call box office to clteck which times apply. £5~£ 13.50 tcorics availablei. lilaine C. Smith and Gerard Kelly star in the King's annual paiito bonanza with the tale of the boy who rubs a magic lamp and wakes up a sleeping genie. Helping Elaine and Gerard along with their ‘oh no it's not’s are TV star (irant Stott with Paul Young and Dave :‘siidersoii.

OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE 179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. TT. [.Access: ST. Facilities; WS. H. (j. Help: A. AA]

Jesus, My Boy Until Sat 6 Dec. 7.30pm. i £10. Tom Conti makes his first stage

I appearance iii Scotland for years. in this one-titan biblical comedy about Joseph ~- perfoniied at the 1996 lidinburgh Fringe by its writer John Dowie - which then

transfers to London‘s West ,lznrl.

f PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. BB7 lllll) [Accesy l’l’A. l.. R. Facilities: \\'('. WS. H. (j. C. Help: A. AA]

Cinderella l'ntil Wed 31 Dec inot Christmas Day or Boxing Day) 10am; 1.30pm; 2pm: 3pm: 7pm. Call lio\ office to check which times apply. £6.95 t£-l.95i. Clit'istiiias panto with a difference front l’aisley prankstet's

l’.A (Kl-Z. Theatre Company. who promise a ‘rock 'ii' roll. futuristic" \c‘rsloll of the tale of the lass in search of the golden slipper and the l1(tll(l\'tilllc prince. Written arid directed by Day id Wallace who also dottbles tip as the d 'lectable dame.


I21 RCllllL‘ltl Street. 332 15-30. l.‘\ccess; ST. Facilities: WS, (i. Hel )1 AA]

Robin Hood And The Ba es In The Woods l'iitil Sat 21 Jan :not Sun 7 lice. Mon l5 Dec. ('iii'isttiias Day. New Year's Day. Mon 5 Jan. Sun l1 Jan. Sun 18 Jaiii. Performances at 10am. 2pm; b.30piit: 7.30pm (‘all bos office to check which

times apply. £9.25 £0.50 t£(>.50--£(il. Andy (‘atiierori (Cheekie Chick).

Christian (Robin Hood) and guest star

Maurice Riteses tThe Slit'llll()l~ Nottiiighaiiii are this year 's showbi/ delights at the Pay ilioii's trad panto.

drama & dance THEATRE


98 Ingram Street. 552 3489. Bookings also Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. (Access: ST. Facilities: WC. W8. G. Help: AA! Greek Until Sat 13 Dec (not Sun or Mon). 7.30pm. Mon & Tue £4 l .50); Wed-Sat £6 (£3). Stephen Berkoff's visceral and highly physical take on the ()edipus tragedy. performed as a collaborative venture between Strathclyde Theatre Group and Focus Theatre. directed by Bonita Beaclt.

Old Time Music Hall Tue to -Thu 18 Dec. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Chrisiiiassy kind of affair. with a jolly group of fellows known as The Celebrated Gaslight Ciaiettes performing various bawdy numbers in the best traditions of Victorian music hall.

THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 3 32 9000. 'l'l‘. [Ac‘cesst l’l’A. S'l. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G, ('. Help: AA]. (‘losed Suits.

Tosca Fri 12. Tue it». Thu l8. Sat 20. Tue 23 a.- Sat 27 Dec. 7.15pm; Sat 27. 2.15pm only. £3.50--£~15.50. See (’lassical & ()pera listings. pages 61— (i2.


25 Albert Drive. 237 551 l. 'lT. [Accessz l’. Pl’A. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. U. (.‘1

0h Les Beaux lours (Happy Days) \Ved l0 l‘t'i l2 l)ec. Split. £3 -£l2.5(). Legendary theatre director Peter Brooks presents his powerful production of Samuel Beckett‘s monologue iii the only Britiin peifoi'iiiances outside London. The action or should that be non-action centres on a woman partially buried iii a mound of sand arid has been described as Beckett‘s funniest and iiiost lllti\ ing play. The show is performed by Brooks' w ife Natasha Party and Jean-Claude l’ei'rin iii liiencli. .\'o stirtitles' are provided. but non-l‘i'ancopliones can read a synopsis iii English. See preview. page ()3.

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Hit list

The best stage shows this fortnight

0h les Beaux tours Samuel Beckett’s heartbreaking comedy about a c0uple who eke out their days in a mound of earth under a blistering sun. Directed by Peter Brook and superbly performed by his wife Natasha Parry with gruff support from walrus lookalike Jean- Claude Perrin. See preview, page 63. Glasgow: Tramway.

Greta Dark comedy about euthanasia and family relationships, written by nonh-easterner James Duthie in 1980, and rediscovered while his wife was

* spring-cleaning. Starring Russell Hunter 2 in the title role, described by Outhie as l 'a bit 0' a iessie-annie'. Edinburgh:

3 Tramway.

l The B.F.G. Roald Dahl's tale of friendly



and unfriendly giants is pick of the Christmas crop so far, wrth plenty more shows still to open. See reviews, page 2 65. Glasgow: Citi‘zens’ Theatre.

Friday 12

American Buttan American Buftalo :

l’lcasiiic Pleasure

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Saturday 13 '7

A Sunday 14

This grid includes theatre and dance performances at Glasgow and Edinburgh's main theatres. More information, including events at smaller venues. can be found in the listings above and over the page. Performances shown in brackets are free or reduced price previews.

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Festival Theatre

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5-18 Dec 1997 THE LISTS?