Drama is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Tourin shows are listed at the end of 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 Peter Ross.


Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre-Arranged. L = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to no otiate.

Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilet(sl. 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. Candlen’ggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on GM] 287 55 I 1. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues. THEATRE TOKENS

Tl" indicates venues where Theatre Tokens can be exchanged for tickets. Tokens can be bought from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Glasgow. 0141 287 5910; most branches of W.H. Smith. John Menzies and James Thin Booksellers; or by credit card from Tokenline. 0171 240



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

Motormouths Fri 31 Jul. 8pm. £6 (£4). Performance poetry from two happening young women: Rebecca Sabin (featured in last issue's F amespotri'ng) and Samantha Coerbell of the internationally renowned Nuyorican Poets Cafe Live troupe.


Hyndland Street. 357 3868.

Cyrano De Bergerac Mon 3-Sat 8 Aug. 7pm. £6 (£3). Edwin Morgan’s lively Scots adaptation of Rostand‘s swashbuckling tragi-comedy. performed by Scottish Youth Theatre.


I21 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Party booking line: 333 1791. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]

The Celtic Story Wed 29 Jul— Sat 5

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Sep. Mon—Sat 7.30pm. Sat mats 2pm. £5—£15. Ten years after its original

anniversary of Glasgow‘s legendary football club. Dave Anderson and David MacLennan‘s play is revived. See preview, page 7 l.


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

Great Expectations Tue 4—Sat 8 Aug. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). Robin Peoples directs Scottish Youth Theatre in Edward Argent's adaptation of the famous yarn by Charles Dickens. which centres on themes of poverty. wealth. intrigue and coincidence.

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63 Trongate. 552 4267. TT. [Access: PPA. ST. R. L. Facilities: WC. WS. H. C. Help: AA]. Closed Mons.

It's Your Space! Thu 23—Fn’ 31 Jul. £150. Limited to 24 places. An eight-day summer school for designers working iit film and/or theatre. For details contact Gwen Stewart at the Tron on 0141 552 3748.

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ky Galore at the Royal Lyceum. Edinburgh



Grindlay Street. 229 9697. 'IT [Access: P. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. T. Help: A. AA]. Closed Stiits.

Whisky Galore Until Sat 1 Aug. 8pm. 5.7—}; l6 (£1 £6). Based oit Compton Mackenzie's classic I947 novel. as well as the ntuch loved Iialing comedy of l9-l9. this Mull Tlteatre stage adaptation - produced iii collaboration with the Royal Lyceum is presented in the form of a radio play. The story concerns itself with the adventures of an island of Hebrideans driven demented by wartime wltisky rationing. Until an act of divine intervention saves the day.



Greenside Place. 557 2590. [Access: R. l . Facilities: WC. WS. 0. C] Closed Stilts Rhythms Of The Celts Tue 4~Sat 15 Aug. 7.30pm. Thu 84 Sat ntats 2.30pm. £5—£22.50 (pltoite for details of concessions for individuals and group bookings). Tlte worldwide histoiy the Celtic people. told by a large cast iii a

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Hit list

The best stage shows this fortnight.

Arbo eal - Living In Trees Bizarre, acrobatic dance from London-based international troupe Scarabeus. Based around the relationship between man and leaf, it is performed outdoors. on a sixteen-foot-high set. See Frontlines, page 3. Stirling; MacRobert‘Art‘s Centre. Rhythms Of The Celts Song, music and dance spectacular about the long and widespread history of the Celtic culture. See preview, page 7t. Edinburgh: Playhouse

Whisky Galore Final week of the hit from Mull Theatre, in which a wartime whisky drought is reversed by a Hebridean shipwreck. Edinburgh: Royal Lyceum Theatre.

combination of music. dance and song. This show may invite comparison with others. btit is definitely nui to be confused with RII't’I't/(Illt't'. See preview. page 7|.



Livingston. Tickets: 01506 433 63-1. Information: ()l506 433 63-1.

Gimme Space, Man Thu 30 8.- Fri 31 Jul & Sat I Aug. 7.30pm. £4 (£31. A new comedy abotit three young people poised on the brink of adulthood. Written by John Binnie. artistic director ol Clyde. Unity Theatre. the show is devised aitd performed by West Lothian Youth Theatre. under the direction of Mari Binnie and Mary (japiitksi. STIRLING CASTLE

Stirling. Tickets: 0l786 J6l 08l.

A Symphony For Stirling Fri 31 Jul & Sat I Aug. 8pm (doors open 6pm). £22 (£20). A ‘stage and screen spectacular' of popular music front the West End. Broadway and Hollywood. performed by some leading ligltts of the musical theatre scene. Excerpts featured include Les .lIiwru/tlt's. I’lutriumi ()fT/lt’ ()pt'ru. Wes! Sit/e .S'uirv and Jesus Christ Superstar.

' Among the stars are Mike Sterling. Ria

Jones. (iemma Sandy and Josie Walker. See I’i'i/c list. page I I2.



liniverstty of Stirling. Stirling. (H786 46l08l. [Access: P. PPA. I.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G]

Arboreal - Living In Trees Fri 24 & Sat 25 Jul. 9pm. £7 (£3.50). Performed outdoors. London-based Scarabeus company uses dance. theatre and acrobatics to present the story of a rebellious boy wlto lives in the trees. See Frontlines. page 3.


This section lists all future dates in the Central Belt of shows that are on tour. The Moscow State Circus ()ne of the world‘s most famous circtises presents a completely new show under an enormous big top. This is the first tinte the Moscow State Circus have visited Scotland since I995. so be sure to catch them. See Kids listings. page 9]. For details call 0836 552555.

Left/1 Links. [Edinburgh Tue I8—Mon 3] Aug. various tintes.