THEATRE drama & dance

552 3489 98 Ingram Street, Glasgow

February 26-28 at 7.30

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a cabaret with short plays, poems & songs

by bert brecht, Kurt weill, hons eisler Cole porter, noel Coward: politics, irony, echoes of

decadence. The birthday Pafty with a difference!

March 5-7 at 7.30

Women's Theatre Company TALES FROM THE WOMEN'S LOCKER ROOM Q: What do two murderesses and a clairvoyant have in common? A: The choices they make...And some of them are chilling! An evening of work by three Scottish women playwrights: suspense. surprise, comedy... Don't miss it!

Tickets: £6/ 3 Ticket Centre 0141-287 5511

BB THEUST 20 Feb-S Mar 1998




Midland Street. 221 4001. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. C. G. Help: A. AA] Cuttin' A Line Wed 4—Fri 6 Mar. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). See Touring.


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

New Moves: Landings (1976)/ Fractured Landscapes, Fragmented Narratives (1997) Tue 24 & Wed 25 Feb. 8pm. £6 (£3). Rosemary Butcher Dance Company presents this Scottish premiere. which draws inspiration from architecture. design. visual art and music. As part of an ongoing retrospective. this double-bill features Fin Walker and Henry Montes in two duets separated by two decades of dance exploration.

New Moves: Self(ish) - Portrait 1/ Solo M 8- Solo P Fri 27 & Sat 28. 7.30pm/9pm. £8 (£4). British premiere of both shows in this double-bill. Portugal's Ioao Fiadeiro moves convulsively. maintaining his rhythm no matter what the cost to his body. Like a small child he questions everything in this almost narcissistic self-portrait. Belgian artist Annamiri van der Pluijm‘s passionate and mystical Solo M is inspired by the life and work of American dance pioneer Martha Graham. In contrast. Solo P is moving. funny and performed in voluminous skirts. Drawing on court and classical dance. it is inspired by the music of Purcell.

New Moves: Naast Tue 3 & Wed 4 Mar. 8pm. £6 (£3). British premiere of Netherlands-based Rogie & Company’s prize-winning. international hit about a man and a woman breaking up. They literally want to stand on their own two feet and help one another in the process. Drawing on the heyday of musical ballet. Naast is performed to Schubert‘s String Quartet/C Major D. 956. See New Shows. page 60.


New Street. Paisley. 887 10l0. [Access: PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Renfrewshire Dance Project Mon 23—Wed 25 Feb. 6.30pm & 8pm. £4 (£2). A variety of workshops. masterclasses and performances to celebrate Renfrewshire Dance Project‘s 25th anniversary. Call venue for details. Scottish Dance Theatre Fri 27 & Sat 28 Feb. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). A double-bill including work by SDT's artistic director Janet Smith. who offers a blend of maturity. imagination and a confident flow of movement. Carol Brown creates a new work in which a group of strangers

and intimates each tell their own stories in movement which cascades and swells. trembles and spirals.

Kultyer Dance Theatre Mon 2 Mar. 7.30pm. £1. A unique opportunity to experience the creation of a new dance piece. Kultyer present a demonstration/lecture of their work-in- progress leading to a performance at Paisley Arts Centre on Wed 8 Apr.


25 Albert Drive. 287 551 1. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]. New Moves: Rumeurs Fri 20 & Sat 21 Feb. 8pm. £6 (£3). The European premiere and only European dates of Québécois dance company Sylvain Emard Danse's work. Shifting constantly between dream and reality. Rumeurs is a compelling work performed by five male dancers. See New Shows. page 60.



2a Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. C. Help: AA]

Febfest Fri 20—Sat 28 Feb (not Sun 22). Performances at 1.45pm. 6.30pm and 8.30pm. £2.50—£3.50. Call 225 9873 for details. Now in its sixth year. Febfest showcases new plays by writers from Edinburgh University. A menu of thirteen plays will be performed both at Bedlam and the Netherbow Arts Centre.

Plays performed at this venue:-

The Wasteland by T.S.Eliot. A stage adaptation of Eliot’s classic patchwork poem that captures an essence of 20th- century Britain.

Davey Jones by Ben Pollitt. Poetry in motion using movement and masks to examine the battle with self-doubt. Alterego by Rob Murphy. Fed up with bad news and dull lives. Gordon and his flatmates start to think of an alternative way of life.

The Secrets OfWell Being by Richard South. An interlinked trilogy about men and women. an and madness and ‘belated enlightenment'.

The Improvised Play by Mark And His Friends. They make it up as they go along. You enjoy it. Maybe.

C allcentre Creature by Natasha Gordon. An alienating vision of technophobia. set in a telecommunications centre in New Zealand.

lmpmverts Workshops (Sat 2 l. Wed 25 and Sat 28 Feb. 3.30—5.30pm) The university’s improvisational comedy outfit leads three sessions for Whose Line Is It wannabes girls only on Wed 25. Writing Workshop (Sun 22 Feb. 2—5pm). A chance to for would-be dramatists to sharpen their Shakespearean quills.

The Woman In The Dunes Wed 4 Mar. l.45pm. A single performance of this adaptation of Abe Kobo's prize-winning I960 novel. A man who goes on holiday

Enduring partnership: the Rosemary Butcher Dance Company performs two works separated by 20 years as part of New Moves at CCAGIasgow. Tue 24 at Wed 25 Feb

in search of a new insect finds himself trapped in a house at the bottom of a sand dune.


Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. TT. Help: AA]

Albertine, In Five Times Fri 20 & Sat 21 Feb. 7.30pm. £9 (£5.50). See review, page 63 and Touring.


Momingside Road. Ticketline: 220 4349. Usher Hall. Assembly Rooms and King's Theatre box offices or Church Hill Theatre 30 minutes before peforrnance. Cabaret Tue 24—Sat 28 Feb. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£4). Edinburgh University Footlights go in for a little divine decadence with a production of this classic musical set in l930s Berlin and based on Christopher lsherwood's [Am A Camera. Life is a cabaret. old chum.


58 Newcraighall Road. 669 8432. An Actress Prepares Tue 24 Feb. 7.30pm. £l (75p for groups of five or more). See Touring.

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE l3/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help:


Cosi Fan Tutte Tue 24. Thu 26 & Sat 28 Feb. 7. I 5pm. £9—£45.50 (£7—£42.50). See Classical & Opera listings. pags 57—58. Snatched By The Gods/Broken Strings Wed 25 Feb. 7.15pm. £9—£45.50 (£7—£42.50). See Classical & Opera listings. pages 57-58.


2 Leven Street. 220 4349. TT. [Accessz R. L. Facilities: WC. IR. G. C. Help: A. AA]. Headsets for the Infra Red System for the hard of hearing are available from front of house mana er.

Blood Brot ers Until Sat 2! Feb. Mon—Sat 7.30pm. Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm. £l2.50—£22.50. Willy Russell’s international smash hit musical tells the tale of twins. separated at birth. who grow up on opposite sides of the track. Bernie Nolan of The Nolan Sisters fame plays the lead. See review. page 63.

Fame Tue 3—Sat l4 Feb. 7.30pm. Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm. £10.50—£I9.50. Inspired by the Oscar-winning movie and leotard-tastic TV series. Fame the stage musical lets the audience share the highs and lows of those talented kids at the New York School of Performing Arts. You’ll really believe legwanners are cool.


Muirhouse Place West. grounds of Muirhouse Primary School. 3l5 2l5 I. An Actress Prepares Wed 25 Feb. 7.30pm. £ 1. See Touring.


43 High Street. 556 9579.

Febfest Fri 20—Sat 28 Feb (not Sun 22 Feb). Performances at 6.15pm and 8.15pm. £2.50—£3.50. Call 225 9873 for details. Now in its sixth year. Febfest showcases new plays by writers from Edinburgh University. A menu of thirteen plays will be performed both at Bedlam and the Netherbow Arts Centre.

Plays performed at this venue:-

The Insect by Ben Street. Three rhythmic monologues reveal differing accounts of child abuse. (Double-bill with Dead On 7ime).

Dead On Time by M.Stewart. A baroque encounter between Loaded lads and Lucifer - the lager lout from Hell. (Double-bill with The Insect).

The Beginners" Guide To Blind Date by Julie Neumar by Tim Smith. Self-help books and their writers are sent-up in this post-modemist comedy.

The Moebius Strip by Freda Plaskett. A tale of sibling rivalry. set in a 'parallel Britain‘.

Denouement by Dan Gibbons and Dan Milmo. A chance encounter leads to a dark thriller set in an 805 underworld.