THEATRE listings



34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. [Access: PPA, ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Scraping The Surface Wed 20. Fri 22 & Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). See Childrens‘ Festival listings. page 88-89.

The Red Balloon Fri 22 & Sat 23 May. Times vary. £4.50 (£3.50). See Childrens‘ Festival listings. page 88-89. Little Victories Thu 21 & Sat 23 May. 7.30pm; Sat mat 3.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). See Touring.


Cambridge Street. 228 1404. TT. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C] Closed Mons.

The Stronger & The Gold 0f Tomas Vargas Thu 28—Sun 31 May. 8pm. £6 (£3). The Brewster Sisters perform a double-bill of tantalising tales. 1n Strindberg’s The Stronger. a pleasant chinwag turns into a sinister confrontation. In Isabel Allende‘s The Cold 0f Tomas Vargas. a rogue is surprised when he brings his concubine to his wife's house.



54 George Street. Ticketline: 220 4349. [Access: ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. G] Diamond Dogs Sat 16 May. 7pm. £5 (£3). See Touring and review.

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EDINBURGH FESTIVAL THEATRE 13/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access: L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help: A]

Siobhan Davies Dance Company Fri 15 & Sat 16 May. 7.30pm. £5.50—£14 (£4.50—£12). The leading British dance group celebrates ten years in the biz with an expanded. ten-strong troupe and a new double-bill of Davies pieces: 1992's Winnsboro ' Cotton Mill Blues and a brand new piece. [Sigth [fight set to Conlon Nancarrow‘s pianola composition. Part of the Dance Turns season. See review. age 65.

Rambert Triple Bil Wed 27 & Thu 28 May. 7.30pm. £6.50—£19.50 (£4.50—£|6.50). Arguably Britain's leading contemporary dance outfit. Rambert Dance Company performs

the first of two programmes: a diverse triple-bill comprising No More I’lav. choreographed by .lirI’ Kylian of NDT fame; August Pace. choreographed by the legendary Merce Cunningham; and Grey/nutter. a piece about city clerks created by choreographer/Ratnbert dancer Didy Veldman. ()n Fri 29

& Sat 30 May. the company revives Lindsay Kemp and Christopher Bruce‘s ballet. Cruel Garden. an evocation of the life of Federico Garcia Lorca. Part of the Dance Turns season. See Frontlines. page 2 and review. page 65.



Allende-bender: The Brewster Sisters in The Gold 0f Tomas Vargas. a double-bill

with The Stronger at the Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh


2 Leven Street. 229 1201. [Access: R. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. Help: AA] laleo Tue 26 & Wed 27 May. 7.30pm. £11 & £13 (£6 & £8). See Touring.



Kildrum. Cumbernauld. ()1236 732887. T'I'. [Access: PPA. 1.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. W8. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Tales Of The Tartan Army Until Sat It» May. 7.45pm. Sat tnat 2pm. £8 (£5). Ian Black has adapted his best-selling book about Scottish football fans abroad for the stage. Martin McCardie directs this comedy show which promises to contain every football. drink. slugging and shagging gag going. You've been warned.

The Singing Kettle's World Tour Wed 20—Sun 24 May. Times vary. £8 (£7). Family ticket £23. See Kids listings. page 65.

Sing And Dance Along With Mr Boom Tue 26—Sat 30 May. Times vary. £3.50 (£3). See Kids listings. page 89-90.

The Importance Of Being Earnest Thu 28—Sat 30 May. 7.45pm. £5 (£3). ACF. Productions present Wilde‘s classic comedy of mistaken identity. intrigue and a handbag.


Finniclt Glen. near l)r_vmen. Tickets ()141 552 4267.

The Secret Sign Until Sat 16 May. Coaches leave Glasgow and Stirling at 8.45pm (return at 11.40pm). £10 (£7). ‘A multi-format environmental animation in one of Scotland‘s best-kept natural secrets‘ is how the latest project from Glasgow's NVA ()rganisation describes

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itself. A walk in the dark and into the unknown it takes place in this ancient river gorge. and provides surprise and spectacle in equal measure. The walk itself is free. but the ticket price covers coach travel (the only access available). use of waders and refreshments.


University of Stirling. Stirling. ()1786 461081. [Access: 1’. PPA. L. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G]

Leaves Among Thorns Until Sun 14 Jun. Not Mons. Noon—5pm. Free. I()U Theatre presents an installation which retells some of the Grimtn Brothers‘ fairy tales in an innovative way. A colourful forest of trees is installed in the MacRobert Studio. each with its own story to tell in its own way. The leaves are covered in words and rich images frotn the stories. and a soundtrack of rustling foliage. birdsong and distant thunder adds to the atmosphere. See Kids listings. page 89-90.

Passmg Places Until Sat 16 May. 7.30pm. £9 (£4.50). See Touring.

Wise Guys Wed 20 & Thu 21 May. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See Touring and New Shows. page 62.


This section lists all future dates in the Central Belt of shows that are on tour.

Buds The Huddie Magic Theatre Company performs a play in seven scenes detailing the lives of six characters from conception to death. Call ()141 887 ()369 for details.

I’eart'e Institute. (ilasgotv Thu 28 & Fri 29 May. 7pm.


Rejects Revenge


“A sit-com with a body count!‘


Tuesday 19 May - 7.30pm £2l£6



Paisley Arts Centre. Glasgow Fri 28 Aug. time tbc.

Dancing In The Streets Musical extravaganza starring living legend Edwin Starr. The Pasadenas and Jaki Graham. With more than two hours of Motown hits. this is a celebration of the world-famous sound of Detroit.

Glasgow Ro‘val Concert Hall Sat 16 May. 5pm & 8pm.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre Wed 20 8: Thu 21 May. 7.30pm.

Diamond Dogs Edinburgh-based Cun'e Foundation dance company presents a new piece of work based on and set to some of David Bowie's tnost famous tracks of the 70s. including ‘1)iamond Dogs'. ‘Jean Genie' and 'Rebel Rebel'. The work explores the theme of instincts and urges in humans and animals alike. Thin White Duke-tastic! Call The Curve Foundation on 0131 225 5525 for details. Collier Theatre. Glasgow Thu 14 May. 8pm.

Assembly Rooms. [Edinburgh Sat 16 May. 7pm.

Jaleo If Spanish flamenco is your thang. then get ready to get down and shake ya booty to Jaleo. the sensational Spanish flamenco dancers. .laleo use dance. song. guitar. rhythms and hand-clapping to create a vivid and passionate spectacle. Call venues for details.

King 's Theatre, [Edinburgh Tue 26 & Wed 27 May. 7.30pm.

(ilusgolv Royal Concert Hull Fri 29 May. 7.30pm.

Little Victories This comedy aimed at 9—12 year olds was the winner of Best Children‘s Show at the 1994 London Fringe Awards. Glasgow‘s TAG Theatre Company presents Shaun Prendergast‘s story of a little boy who deals with upheavals in his life by escaping into a rich fantasy world. Call TAG on ()141 552 4949.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow Sat 16 May. 2pm. Theatre Mir/(shop, Edinburgh Tue 19 May—Sat 23 May. various times. MaeRobert Arts Centre. Stirling Sat 30 May. 2pm.

Bells/till ('ultural (‘entre Sat 6 Jun. 2pm. Love, Lies, Bleeding In a new play by Hamish Macbeth writer Daniel Boyle. Raindog theatre company present a passionate love story set one night in a smoke-filled bar. Call Raindog on 0141 204 3123 for details.

Citi:ens' Theatre. Glasgoit' Until Sat 23 May. 7.30pm.

Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh Thu 4—Sun 7 Jun. 8pm.

Passing Places A tale of rites of passage on the road presented by Traverse theatre company. Brian and Alex leave Motherwell for Thurso with a nicked surfboard and a Lada on its last legs. Pursued by Alex's crazy ex-boss. they travel the north of Scotland and make discoveries about identity and language. Stephen Greenhorn‘s play. a sell-out success at the Traverse in 1997. has a live soundtrack by Mick Slaven from The Leopards. Call the Traverse Theatre on ()131 228 3223 for details.

Mll('R()l)(’I’l Arts Centre. Stirling Until Sat 16 May. 7.30pm.

Cititens' Theatre. Glasgow Tue 26—Sat 30 May. 8pm.

Valley Song Athol Fugard's exploration of conflicting generations in the new South Africa is performed by 7:84 Theatre Company. Set in a dusty valley. it centres on Abraam Van Vonkers. who plants pumpkin seeds while his grandaughter Veronica yearns for life as a singer in the city. Call ()141 334 6686 for details. See review. page 64.

Paisley Arts Centre Sat 23 May. 7.30pm. Brunton Theatre. Altt.s‘.s't'll)lirg/t Fri 29 & Sat 30 May. 7.30pm.

Traverse Theatre. [Edinburgh Thu Il—Sun 14 Jun. 8pm.

Wise Guys In a culture of violence and drugs. Mike. Skid and Darren deal cars and drugs. An intense urban play fusing a powerful sountrack with physical theatre. Call venues for details.

Mat‘Rohert Arts Centre Wed 20 & Thu 21 May. 7.45pm.

St Bride ’s Centre. Edinburgh Fri 22 May. 8pm.