Drama is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Touring 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 & dance section. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Drama 8: dance listings compiled by Peter Ross.


Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre-Arranged. L = Level Access. R = Ratnped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate. . Facilities: 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. Mott—Sat l0.3()am until 6.30pm in person or until ‘)pm by phone on 0l4l 227 55l I. Sunday opening is noon-5pm. Any Ticket Link box office cart sell tickets for other venues. THEATRE TOKENS

Tr indicates venues where Theatre Tokens cart be exchanged for tickets. Tokens can be bought frotn Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Glasgow, 0l4l 287 5‘)l0; tnost branches of W.H. Smith. John Menzies attd James Thin Booksellers; or by credit card from Tokenline. ()l7l 240 8800.



Midland Street. 22] 4001. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. C. G. Help: A. AA] Zero Wed 27~Sat 30 May. 8pm. £6.50 (£3.50). Youthful and self-revelatory physical theatre from Frantic Assetnbly. With a soundtrack from Andy Clayton of Escape. Hacienda and Republica. Zero concludes the Generation trilogy which began with l‘)‘)5‘s Klub and l‘)‘)6‘s I-‘les/t.


350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 752l. [Access: PPA. L. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Stalking Realness Fri 15 & Sat I6 May. 8pm. £6 (£3). Four people are set upon finding some meaning in a banal existence of their own making. Desperate Optimists perform their piece using colours. light. DJ turntables and a video tnonhor


Gorbals. 429 0022. TT[Access: L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA] Closed Sun & Mon.

Love, Lies, Bleeding Main house. Until Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). See Touring.

The Buslter Circle Studio. Tue 26—-Sat 30 May. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£3). Theatre In Action performs an updated version of this play by Booker-winner James Kelman. Featuring live music. the play explores three people struggling to survive on the streets. and asks whether music is a tool. a luxury or a necessity. See preview. Page 61.

Passing Places Tue 26—Sat 30 May. 8pm. £8 (£4). See Touring.


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

RSAMD Opera Showcase Thu 2! & Fri 22 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£4). See Classical & Opera listings. page 5‘).

Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? Tue 26. Wed 27. Fri 2‘) & Sat 30 May. 8pm. £6 (£4). Thu 28 May. Gala night for Breast Cancer Awareness. 8pm. £l0. Edward Albee's play of marital and existential angst made famous by the film starring Taylor and Burton is performed by new Glasgow company ()ver The Rainbow. See New Shows. page 62.


Old Coach Road. Fast Mains. East Kilbride. 013552 6l000. [Access: R. Facilities: H].

Oedipus Complex - The Trilogy Fri 22 & Sat 23 May. 8pm. £6 (£3). fActional presents a challenging. physical theatre experience. based on the classic tragedies of Sophocles and Aeschylus. Three cursed generations are ravaged by jealousy. warfare and incest.


2 Sauchiehall Street. 287 551 l. [Access: P. PPA. L. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]

Dancing In The Streets Sat 16 May. 5pm & 8pm. £10.50—£l4.50. See Touring.


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

Danny La Rue Thu 14 May. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £8.50—£l0.50 (concessions available). The ultra-glam. seriously sparkly entertainer tops the bill in his very own music hall and variety show. Danny pays tribute to his favourite female songstrels past and present. Entertainment like yer momma’s momma used to make. See Frontlines. page 3.

Boogie Nights Mon 25—Sat 30 May. Mon—Thu 7.30pm; Fri 62 Sat 5.30 & 8.30pm. A new musical starring Sltane Ritchie. The prospect of Ritchie being directed in a skin-flick by Burt Reynolds may be delicious. but sadly is simply not true. This tale of a Jack The Lad looking for a break on the night that Elvis dies shares no more than its title with Paul Thomas Anderson‘s porn epic.


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

Dusty Fruit Tue l‘) May. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). Physical comedy company Rejects Revenge presents this Fringe First- winning ‘sitcom with a body count‘. the story of two removal men. a woman on a cliff. a man with a box of shells. an old woman who's gone to get the Bourbons and something strange in the cellar. Make of that what you will. See New Shows.

page 62. Va Iey Song Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. £6 (£2). See review page 64 and Touring.


840 Govan Road (opposite (iovan Underground). 445 l‘)4 l. [Access: P. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. If. G. Help: AA]

Buds Thu 28 & Fri 2‘) May. 7pm. price the. See Touring.



100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. ST. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Tales From The Vienna Woods Chandler Studio. Tue l‘)»-Fri 22 May. 7.|5pm; Thu tnat. 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2). Final-year acting students perform this play of life in post-Hapsburg Vienna by the Austrian dramatist ()don Von Horvath.

Dancing At Lughnasa New Athenaeum. Wed 20»—Sat 23 May. 7.15pm: Fri 22 May. 2.30pm. £3.50 (£2). Final-year acting students perform Briatt Friel's tale of memory and family. set itt |‘)30s County l)onegal.


Hope Street. 332 9000. TT. [Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. HelpzAA]. Closed Suns.

La Traviata Sat 23 & Tue 26 May. 7.15pm. £5--£45.50. See Classical & ()pera listings. page 5‘).

The Queen Of Spades Thu 28 May and Wed 3 Jttn. 7.15pm. £5-~£45.50. See Classical & ()pera listings. page 5‘).

TRAMWAY 25 Albert Drive. 287 55l l. 'IT. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C] Shockheaded Peter Until Sat to May. 8pm. £2 £8. Stage adaptation of the. famous cautionary tales by l‘)th-century (.ierman doctor Heinrich llofmann. written and directed by Phelitn Mel)ermott and Julian Crouch. who have turned these horrid children's tales into a ‘junk opera' for an adult audience.


63 'l‘rongate. 552 4267. TT. [Access: PPA. ST. R. I.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. C. Ilel ): AA].

ValIey Song Until Sat l6 May. Not Suns & Mons. 8pm. £9 (£4). See review. page 64 and Touring.

Little Victories Sat l6 May. 2pm. £4 (£2). See 'l‘ouring.

Blue Heron In The Womb Thu 2 I ~Sat 30 May. Not Stilts (S; Mons. 8pm. £9 (£4): first night £4. Welsh company Theatre Y Byd joins forces with the Tron in presenting the world premiere of this play written and directed by Ian Rowlands. Cetttrittg around twin sisters. Blue Heron explores love. sex. families attd death. See preview. page 6 l.

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