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 8: dance section. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Drama 8: dance listings compiled by Simone Baird. DISABLED ACCESS KEY
Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre-.~\rranged. I. = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate.
Facilities: WC = Adapted Toiletls). 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. Mon-Sat 10.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on ()I-ll 287 SSI 1. 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 eschanged for tickets. Tokens can be bought from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Glasgow. 0l-1l 287 5910; most branches of WH. Smith. John Menzies and James Thin Booksellers: or by credit card from Tokenline. 0|7l 2-10 8800.
Bath Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticket Link details above. TT [Access: PPA. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C. Help: A.
Sleeping Beauty Until Sat lb Jan. times vary. £2.50—£l5. Elaine C. Smith. Jonathan Watson. Dave Anderson and other favourites star in one of Scotland's most slick and popular pantos. based on the famous fairy tale.
121 Renfield Street. 332 18-16. [Accessi ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA]
The Magical Adventures Of Pinocchio Until Sat 23 Jan. £o-L‘950. The Krankies and Jimmy Cricket star in a big colourful panto based on the classic story of a puppet boy who comes to life.
l00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [.Access: PPA.ST. 1.. Facilities: WC. \\'S. H. G. C. Help: A. AA]
The Maids l3—l5 Jan. FRI-1F. Jean Genet's erotically charged study in power. sexuality and gender relationships.
2 Hope Street. 332 9000. T.T. [Aecesst PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. H. G. C Help: AA]
Kindertotenlieder l3—l5 Jan. Spm. £16.5()—£-l.50 (conc. available) Meditation on the death of children and childhood staged by visionary director Robert Lepage. See hit list.
Hope Street. 332 9000. TT. [Accessz PPA. ST. R. Facilities: WC. \VS. H. G. C. HelpzAA]
Cinderella Until Sat 9 Jan. 7. 15pm; mats Thu 7 Jan. l.30pm & Sat 9 Jan. 2. lSpm. £3.50—£32 (conc available). Scottish Ballet present Rossini's famous score. created by founder-choreographer Peter Darrell. See review panel.
Cinderella On tour a: ‘73? A lot rests on Scottish Ballet’s Christmas show. Thousands of once- a-year ballet-goers and once-a-week junior ballerinas do not get trussed up in finest velvet and chiffon for nothing. Lucky then that the beleaguered ballet company pulls its best performance of the year out of a less than promising-looking cracker. The company tips its tutu to widely respected founder Peter Darrell, with this revival of his fondly remembered
Ugly as Cin
version of Cinderella. In a way, it's a gift, as the late founder’s take on the fairytale is a particularly potent ballet with both integrity and widespread appeal. But here the dancers do it not just leg-service, but real justice. The corps throws up the occasional wobble, but generally work as one, attacking moves with unexpected joie de vivre. As the shimmering fuschia—red Fire
more than just decorate — they dance.
Fairies in Act One or the diaphanous Dew Fairies in Act Three, they do much
As is only right and proper, the real stars are Yurie Shinohara as Cinderella and Campbell McKenzie as Prince Ramiro. Tiny Shinohara sometimes looks so delicate she might shatter, but recently her dancing has taken on a feisty maturity that defies her delicate frame. Too coy at times for the Girl Power generation, her Cinders then surprises with sudden bouts of astonishing technique and glorious uncontained passion. McKenzie is equally impressive, his robust, loose-fit style diSplaying all the plus-points of male ballet-dancing and none of its fey tendencies. Spilling out into evermore complicated partnerings as the story develops, the pair create real sparks.
It’s not all fluttering hearts though. As Darrell intended, the fairytale has a dark side, with shadowy goings-on in a truly sinister forest and ugly sisters whose spoilt bitchiness looks like kitchen-sink drama compared to the usual pantomimic pairings. Compelling, glamorous and entertaining all at once, SB appears to have found the fairy godmother it seeks in Darrell's Cinderella.
Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Accesst l.. ST. R. Facilities: WC. WS. II. (E. (I 'l'l’, Help: AA]
Cinderella l'ntil Sat ‘) .lan. 2.30pm k
1.30pm. to £9 icone a\ailable). David Mark Thomson directs James Murray's take on the ever-popular tale for children. with original songs by George l)renuan and James Murray. (iiveu a live—star review IV The List. and reckoned to he 'an almost perfect pauto‘.
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350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow 62 310 0141 332 0522
54 THE LIST 7—21 Jan 1999
22 - 23 January @ 8pm