Drama is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. 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 & dance listings compiled by Simone Baird.
DISABLED ACCESS KEY
Access: P 2 Parking Facilities. I’PA 2 Parking to be Pie-Arranged. I. = level Access. R = Rainped Access. ST 2 Steps to negotiate.
Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS : Adjacent Seats. H 2 Induction I.oop System. IR = Infra Red System. G = Guide Dogs
Allowed. R = Restaurant Accessible. C = Catering Accessible. T 2 Adapted Telephone.
Help: A = Assistance Available. AA = Advise Venue in Advance.
Tickets for major venues in Glasgow are available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat I0.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on 0l4l 287 55 I l. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Any Ticket Link box office can sell tickets for other venues. THEATRE TOKENS
TT indicates venues where Theatre Tokens can be exchanged for tickets. Tokens can be bought from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Glasgow. 0l4l 287 59 I0; most branches of W.H. Smith. John Menzies and James Thin Booksellers; or by credit card from Tokenline. 0 l 7l 240 8800.
JAMES ARNOTT THEATRE
Gilmorehill Centre for Theatre. Film & Television. 9 University Avenue. 287 55I l.
The Visit Until Sat I‘) Dec. 7.30pm. £6 (£3). A new contemporary nativity play taking a fresh look at the events leading
up to the birth of'Christ. Joseph and Mary scrimp and look forward to a summer marriage as a hard winter draws in.
ART GALLERY & MUSEUM
Kelvin rove. 287 2700.
Deep pace Uniil Thu l7 Dee. 3pm. Free. Glasgow-based Vanishing Point take over the space at Kelvingrove Art Gallery to create a short performance based on the senses. In the interplanetary void. four space travellers share their memories of life back on Earth. Vanishing Point‘s last production. The Sight/tars won critical acclaim in London and at the Edinburgh Fringe.
I23 Ayr Road. Prestwick. ()l‘)2() 7l6000.
Cinderella On Ice Until Sat l9 Dec. I.30pm & 7.30pm. £I3 (£8). The Russian Ice Stars bring this spectacular Christmas show to the UK for the first time. The title role is played by Ekaterina M urugova.
Childie of the 60s: Patti Clare in The Killing Of Sister George
The Killing Of Sister George Glasgow: Citizens’ Circle Studio, until Wed 23 Dec s sir it
'I'm being kept prisoner by my lesbian lover', 'I was a teenage mom’, ’My soap star girlfriend is driVing me nuts'. You don't have to give them titles to appreciate that the episodes of The Jerry Springer Show which flash across a TV screen at the start of The Killing Of Sister George are extremely appropriate to a play in which loving relationships crackle with guilty confessions and constantly threaten to
explode with Violence.
Frank Marcus’s play is probably best known as the 1969 film starring Beryl Reid and Susannah York, but the tiny Circle Studio at the Citz lends the material a fittingly smothering ambience. When June Buckridge, star of the hit TV soap App/ehurst, begins to suspect her character is being killed off, she nosedives into a spiral of drink and paranOIa. This, in turn, fuels dark power-games and manipulations With her live-in lesbian lover, the infantile Alice McNaught.
Every actress in Kenny Miller’s production puts in a faultless performance. Anne Myatt and Patti Clare as June and Alice are particularly impressive, revealing the nuances of their relationship With subtlety and significance, veering between touching love and chilling betrayal. But even the secondary characters are played with tangible enthusiasm and brilliant comic timing
Really, the only problem With The Killing Of Sister George is the script itself. Like Joe Orton, Marcus's WittiCisms arise mostly from barbed comments and the exchange of insults, but, unlike Orton, the ineVitable descent into darkness never seems either complete or believable. This play is tepid — far from hilarious, but also lacking emotional impact. They may be making the oh-so-90s gesture of referencing Jerry Springer but, frankly, this isn't too hot for TV. (Peter ROSS)
Gorbals. 429 0022. TT. [Access: I.. R. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: AA]. Closed Sun & Mon.
Merlin The Magnificent Until Sat 26 Dec. times vary. £2.50—£I0. The Citizens' Christmas show is a sparkling production by Giles Havergal ofStuart Paterson's enduring perennial. based very loosely on Arthurian legend. Recommended.
The Killing 0f Sister George Circle Studio. Until Wed 23 Dec. 7.30pm. £8 (£2). Frank Marcus‘s classic black comedy of the ()0s centres around a lesbian actress whose character is written out of a long-running soap opera. in the name of ratin s. See review. this page. Summit Con erence Stalls Studio. Until Wed 23 Dec. 7.30pm. £8 (£2). While Hitler and Mussolini are slicing tip Europe. their mistresses — Eva Braun and Carla Petacci - are staging their own conference of war. in Robert David MacDonald's chilling historical fantasy. first staged in I978. See review. opposite.
GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL
2 Sauchiehall Street. Ticket Centre: 287 551 l.
Santa's Musical Toyshop Thu l7—Mon 28 Dec. times vary. £6—£8 (cones available). Scotland's famous children's entertainers. The Singing Kettle bring their Christmas show to Glasgow. Come wearing a Santa hat. See review. page 82.
Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket I.ink details above. T'T. [Accessz PPA. I.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
Sleeping Beauty Until Sat l6 Jan. times vary. £2.50-£l5. Elaine C. Smith. Jonathan Watson. Dave Anderson and other favourites star in a slick and popular panto. based on the famous fairy tale. See review. page 82.
6 Granville Street. ()Hl 287 SSI I. [H. Tr. wc‘. WA]
Aladdin Until Sat 2 Jan. times vary. £5—£‘).50. The children of Spotlight Stage School star in this classic panto.
l2I Renfield Street. 332 I846. [Aecess: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]
The Magical Adventures Of Pinocchio Until Sat 23 Jan. £6—£9.50. The Krankies
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