THEATRE listings

552 3489 98 Ingram Street, Glasgow

October 30th - November 14th Not Nov 2nd. 9th. 10th



Strathclyde Theatre Group

Edward II

by Christopher Marlowe

directed b Susan C Triesman

Sexuality, power, intrigue, politics, illusion....Marlowe's potent classic moves with the speed, savagery & irony of a Tarantino movie through the dark underside of history and passion. This sharp clash between homoerotic and homophobic society is set in underground gay club culture. Not to be missed...

Ti_Ck.§t_S Tues/Wed £5/1/50 Thurs-Sun 27/3 Ticket Centre 0141 - 287 5511

Nov 5th and 6th 11 pm CABARET SAUVIGNON An excellent Q cocktail of ‘. poetry, music a 2‘" fiction & poetry from Sappho . through Wilde & Coward to the present

Tickets £5/2.50 from The Ramshorn only


Nov 7th & 8th 4 pm West Lothian Youth Theatre Plague of Innocence

by Noel Greig

Tickets £3/2 from the Ramshorn only

74 THE lIST 22 Oct—S Nov 1998

Some mothers do 'ave 'em: Eileen McCallum and Billy Boyd in Therese Raquin at the Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh



l3/29 Nicolson Street. 529 6000. [Access:

L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. H. C. T. Help:


The Pirates Of Penzance Until Sat 24 Oct. 7.30pm; mat Thu 2pm 8; Sat 2.30pm. £8—£24 (£5—£2l). Paul Nicholas stars as the Pirate King in an updated reworking of the popular Gilbert & Sullivan operetta. which comes to Edinburgh after successful Broadway and West End runs.

Oresteia Tue 27 & Wed 28 Oct. 7.30pm. £10—£l4. The only Scottish performances of a national tour by the National Theatre of Craiova. Aeschylus’s trilogy of Greek tragedies have been adapted into one two- hour show. directed with huge panache by Romanian theatre guru Silviu Purcarete. See New Shows. page 69.

The New Rocky Horror Show Mon 2—Sat 7 Nov. Mon—Thu 8pm: Fri & Sat 6pm & 9pm. £6—£22.50 (concessions available). The kitschy classic is brought back to the stage with Jason Donovan as Frank N. Fetter. This rock 'n’ roll musical is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary and has become even more outrageous with age. See Frontlines. page 7


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

See How They Run Until 24 ()ct. 7.30pm; mat Wed & Sat 2.30pm. £8.50—£I6 (concessions available). Philip King’s classic wartime actress arid bishop farce. starring Britt Iikland. Su Pollard. Jeffrey Holland and Victor Spinetti.

Kat And The Kings Mon 26—Sat 31 ()ct. 7.30pm; mats Wed 8; Sat 2.30pm. £8—£I8 (concessions available). See Touring.

The Crucible Tue 3—Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm; mats Wed & Sat 2.30pm. Set in Salem. Massachusetts in I692. this classic drama by Arthur Miller explores the fanatacism surrounding a witch hunt. which had obvious resonances during the McCarthy period when it was written. See preview. page 67.


43 High Street. 556 9579. [Access: ST. R. I.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]

Clean Gyte Wed 4—Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). A fast-paced play with songs focusing on James Boswell. the diarist. philosopher and notorious philanderer. This play is based on his extraordinary journals.


Greenside Place. 557 2590. (Access: R. l.. Facilities: WC. WS. G. C]

Les Miserables Until Sat I2 Dec. 7.30pm; Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm. £7.50—-£29.50. Call for details of various concessions. Cameron Mackintosh's lavish musical production. based on the I9th century novel by Victor Hugo. in which a paroled prisoner reinvents himself as a pillar of society. and becomes involved in a civil uprising in Paris. Fantastic staging. but somewhat lacking in dramatic passion.

ROYAL HIGHLAND CENTRE lngliston. 333 3036. The Great Dance CANCELLED.


Grindlay Street. 229 9697. TI”. [Access: P. L. Facilities; WC. WS. H. C. C. T Help: A. AA]. Closed Suns & Mons. Therese Raquin Until 24 ()ct. 7.45pm; mats Sat 2.30pm. £7—£ l6 (concessions from £l ). Adaptation of Iiittile Zola‘s classic l9th century novel by Stuart Paterson. ()riginally presented by Communicado Theatre Company in I992. the show is revived in a co- production with the Lyceum. See review. page 71.

The collector Fri 30 ()ct—Wed 2| Nov. 7.45pm; Wed I I 8: Sats 2.30pm. £7—£ l6 (concessions from £1). John Fowles‘s I963 novel. about a loner clerk named Clegg who kidnaps a young art student. believing that he is unable to live without her. Mark Healy's adaptation updates this

unsettling story as a psychological thriller

set in the 90s. See New Shows. page 68.


()nvell Terrace. 346 I405. [Accessz I’PA. l.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. (i. C]. Closed Stms. Ticketline: 220 4349. Ladies Who Lunch L‘ntil Fri 23 ()ct. 8pm. £5 (£3). A play written by Tudor Gates. performed by the Lampadina Theatre Company. It centres around three wealthy “bleeding hearts' ladies who get involved with raising money for starving children. Their means include insider trading on the Stock Exchange and ultimately sonteone is murdered.


Lecture Theatre. Bankhead Avenue. Tickets at the door. or on 0 l 8| 544 I994. Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Wed 2s ()ct. 2pm & 7pm. £6 (£4) ~ includes a

copy of the script. A simplified version of

Moliere's classic comedy. presented by French actors for an linglish-speaking audience. A discussion follows each performance: ‘Moliere And The liternal Topicality ()I' The Theatre.‘


34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. (Access: PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]

Squealin' Like A Pig Thu 29 ()et—Sat I4 Nov (Thu—Sat only) 8pm. £6 (£3.50). A play for teenagers and older audiences about adolescence in the 90s. Written by Debbie Isitt and directed by Robert Rae for the Theatre Workshop company. the play centres on issues of bullying, peer pressure and racism.


Cambridge Street. 228 I404. TT. [Access: I.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C]. Closed Mons.

Heritage Until Sat 24 ()ct. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Playwright Nicola McCartney‘s first show for the Traverse company centres on Irish emigrants to Canada in l9l4. and shows how ancient resentments can be carried along into a new environment. Dissent Sun 25 ()ct~Stin l Nov. 8pm. £9 (£4.50). Preview Sat 24 ()ct. 8pm. £4. See Touring and feature. page 76.



I4 New Street. 558 7604.

Hip Roda Sun I Nov, 7.30pm. £7 (£5). A demonstration exploring the cultural connections between breakdance and capoeira. the Afro-Brazilian dance style. Visuals and live scratching are supplied by DJ Fh'.’ Wun! and Frosty.



Kildr'um. Cumbernauld. 01236 732887. 'I'l'. [Accessz l’I’A. l.. ST. R. Facilities: \\’C. WS. H. (i. C. Help: A. AA]

Stags And Hens Thu 22 --Sat 24 Oct. 7.45pm. £5 (£2.50). Cumbernauld Youth Theatre present Willy Russell's black comedy. set in the toilets of a tacky nightclub on the eve of a wedding whose stag and hen parties get horribly mingled. Transatlantic Thu 29—-Sat 31 ()ct. 7.45pm. £7 (£4). See touring.


University of Stirling. Stirling. ()l786 46I08l. [Accessz P. PI’A. l.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. II. (El

Handbag Studio. Thu 22 -Sat 24 ()ct. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Mark .\'/iuppiire A/n/ l'lH'A’l/IL’ Ravenltill's new show. presented

. by the Actors Touring Company in association with the Lyric Theatre


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