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 for each city. Touring shows are listed at the end of the drama 8: dance section. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Drama & dance listings compiled by Ellie Carr.
DISABLED ACCESS KEY
Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre-Arranged. L = Level Access. R = Ratnped Access. ST = Steps to ne otiate.
Facil ties: WC = Adapted Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = Adjacent Seats. H = Induction Loop System. IR = Infra Red 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.
Theatre Tokens have become a widely recognised type of gift vouchers. which can be exchanged for tickets at any participating venue.
They can be bought from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Glasgow, 287 5910; most branches of W.H. Smith, John Menzies and James Thin Booksellers; or by credit card from Tokenline, 0171 240 8800. Participating venues in Glasgow and Edinburgh are indicated in our listings by the code TT.
Some non-participating theatres sell their own gift vouchers. exchangeable only at the theatre which sold them.
Midland Street. 221 4001. (Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. C. G. Help: A. AA] The Hungry Giant Fri 12—Sat 20 Dec. Fri 12 & Mon 15—Fri 19 Dec 10.30am; 1.30pm; 7pm. Sat 13 & Sat 20 Dec 2pm; 4pm. £2: family ticket £7. Festive fun for weans big and wee from Mr Bones. with puppets. songs. games. Christmas cheer and yucky sweeties to boot.
Fols De Rols Sun 21 Dec. 9pm. £5. Performances of each and every kind in support of a worthy cause as assorted bods attempt to awaken the spirit of the touring Fols De Rols. Comedy comes from that ubiquitous TV and radio star Fred MacAulay; drama from The Brewster Sisters. specialists in bite-sized theatre; Berlin-style cabaret from Grant Smeaton; magic from Steve Lindsay. music from instrumental surf-rock combo The Beat Poets and discothequery from David Belcher. Also. special guests from the world of popular entertainment. Late additions include Frozen Gold. the 70s supergroup that never was. except in the novels and vivid imagination of Iain Banks. Intrigued? All will be revealed. Proceeds go to enable. a Scottish voluntary organisation working with people with learning disabilities and their families.
80 THE LIST 19 Dec 1997—8 Jan 1998
Big but not clever (nor. one suspects. particularly friendly): Bonecruncher. Gizzardgulper and co in The 8.F.G. at the Citizens'
Gorbals. 429 (X)22.'1'T[Access: 1.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] Closed Sun.
The BEG. Until Sat 20 Dec. Performances at 10am; 2pm; 7pm; 8pm. Call box office to check which times apply. £2.50—£ 10. A talented Scottish cast presents Roald Dahl‘s popular story about a large. personable individual. adapted by David Wood and directed by the Citizen's director of design Kenny Miller.
The Ice House Wed 7—Sat 31 Jan (free preview Tue 6 Jan). 7.30pm. £8 (£2). A strained marriage is tested further by the arrival of the husband‘s new secretary. in Robert MacDonald's sixteenth play for the Citizens‘ Company. See preview. page 57.
The Turn Of The Screw Thu 8—Sat 31 Jan (free preview Wed 7 Jan). 7.30pm. £8 (£2). Sinister forces are at work in Henry James‘s masterpiece of dread. about a young governess dispatched to the country to take charge of two small children. See preview. page 57.
The Relapse Fri 9—Sat 31 Jan (free preview Thu 8 Jan) 7.30pm. £8 (£2). Vanbrugh‘s complex and dark Restoration marriage comedy is the first grown-up show in the Citizens' tnain house since last summer. Directed and designed by Philip Prowse with a high- profile cast. See preview. page 57.
935 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. Booking also: Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above.
The Cottier Theatre is closed until March 1998. Watch this space.
EAST KILBRIDE ARTS CENTRE
Old Coach Road. East Mains. East Kilbride. ()13552 61000. [Access: R. Facilities: H].
Treasure Island Until Tue 23 Dec. 8pm; Sat 20 & Sun 21 mat 2.30pm. £5 (£2.50). KYBO Theatre Company dons eye-patches. swords and tinsel for this Christmas fatnin panto based on Stevenson‘s tale of the adventures of young Jim Hawkins. Long John Silver. Blind Pew and Ben Gunn.
GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL
2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 5511. (Access: P. PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]
Jingle Bells Until Wed 31 Dec. Performances at 10am; 11am; noon; 1pm; 2pm; 3pm; 6pm. Call box office to
check which times apply. £6—£8 (£5—£7);
family ticket £24 & £21. See Touring.
GREENOCK ARTS GUILD
Campbell Street. Greenock. ()1475 723038.
Red Riding Hood Until Sat 20 Dec. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3). Traditional family panto from the Greenock Players.
KING'S THEATRE Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link
details above. TT [Accessz PPA. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
Aladdin Until Sat 17 Jan (not Sun 21 Dec. Christmas Day. New Year's Day. Sun 4. Sun 11 Jan). Performances at 1pm; 2.15pm; 5pm; 7pm. Call box office to check which times apply. £5—-£13.50 (concs available). Elaine C. Smith and recent Bron/tie villain Gerard Kelly star in the King's annual panto 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 nots' are TV star Grant Stott with Paul Young and Dave Anderson. See review. page 58.
OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE
179 Buchanan Street. 332 2333. TT. [Accessz ST. Facilities: WS. H. G. Help: A. AA]
Jesus, My Boy Until Sat 20 Dec. 7.30pm; Fri 19 & Sat 20 9.15pm; Sat 20 3pm. £10 (£7.50). Totn Conti makes his first stage appearance in Scotland for years. in this one-man biblical comedy about Joseph — performed at the 1996 Edinburgh Fringe by its writer John Dowie — which then transfers to London's West End. See review. page 58.
PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE
New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. [Access: PPA. 1.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
Cinderella Until Wed 31 Dec (not Suns. Christmas Day or Boxing Day). Various times (call box office for details). £6.95 (£4.95). Christmas panto with a difference from Paisley pranksters PACE. Theatre Company as they promise a ‘rock 'n' roll. futuristic' version of the story about a lass who loses a golden slipper and wins the handsome prince. Written and directed by David Wallace who also doubles up as a delectable dame. See review. page 58.
PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. [Access ST. Facilities: WS. G. llel : AA]
Robin Hood And The 8a es In The Woods Until Sat 24 Jan (not Christmas Day. New Year's Day. Mon 5 Jan. Sun 11 Jan. Sun 18 Jan). Performances at 10am: 2pm; 6.30pm; 7.30pm. Call box office to 3 check which times apply. £9.25—£6.50 1 (£6.50 —£6). Andy Cameron (Cheekie i Chick). Christian (Robin Hood) and guest star Maurice Ro'eves (The Sheriff of Nottingham) are this year's showbiz
delights at the Pavilion‘s trad panto. See review. page 59.
! PEARCE msmurc l 840 Govan Road (opposite Govan i Underground). 445 1941. [Access: P. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. G. Help: AA] , The Govan Cat Until Sat 2() Dec. 7.30pm. 1 £3.50 (£1.50). Christmas show based on a local folktale. from resident professional theatre company Cran in association with I its youth theatre.
THEATRE ROYAL 1 Hope Street. 332 9000. TT. [Access3 PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]. Closed Suns.
Tosca Thu 18. Sat 2(1. Tue 23 & Sat 27 Dec. 7.15pm; Sat 27 2.15pm only. £3.50—£45.50. See Classical & ()pera listings.
TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. TT. [Accessz PPA. ST. R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. 11. C. Help: ' AA].
A Christmas Carol Until Sat 10 Jan (not Suns. Christmas Day. Boxing Day. New Year's Day or Fri 2 Jan). 7.30pm & mats (call box office for details). £9 (£5.50). Dames are out and atmospheric storytelling is in. with Communicado's latest Christmas show adapted by Neil Bartlett frotn Dickens‘s text. If Communicado shows of Christmas past (721/! Wiles Fur Lung Dark Nights. Arabian Nights) are anything to go by. this should be a real treat. See review. Page 59.
Jesus, My Boy
In our last issue. we gave the wrong dates for Tom Conti's performance of Jesus, M Boy at the Old Athenaeum T eatre, Glasgow. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.