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 8i dance section. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Drama 8i dance listings compiled by Rob Fraser. DISABLED ACCESS KEY

Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre-Arranged. L = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to ne otiate.

Facil ies: WC = Adapted Toilct(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = Adjacent Seats. H = induction Loop System. IR = lnf‘ra Red System. G = Guide Dogs Allowed. R = Restaurant Accessible. C 2 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. Candieriggs. Mon-Sat 10.30am until 6.30pm in person or until 9pm by phone on ()l4l 287 55l 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. Ol4| 287 5910; most branches of W.H. Smith. John Menzies and James Thin Booksellers; or by credit card from Tokenline. OH! 240 8800.



30 Midland Street. 22l 4001. [WC. WA] The Black Cat 8: The Cask Of Amontillado Wed l7—Sat 20 Mar. 8pm. £7 (£4). Spookfest double bill as Face To Face tackle two Edgar Allan Poe tales. From Where I’m Standing Fri l2—Sat


Perfect Days Edinburgh: King’s Theatre, Tue iB—Sat 20 Mar is air is a":

Everything you've heard lS true, Liz Lochhead’s 90s take on the romantic comedy is matchless entertainment, powered throughout its 150 minutes by Siobhan Redmond, human dynamo. In fact, Redmond’s performance is so memorable,

Perm warfare: Perfect Days

it may even deter others from attempting the role in the future, which would be a pity since celebrity hairdresser and would be mammy Barbs Marshall is such an inspired creation.

The supporting characters are never dwarfed by Barbs, however. They simply take turns entering her orbit and finding an atmosphere in which to thrive. Perhaps fittingly for a comedy whose heroine is in dire need of some male body fluids, the jokes come thick and fast. Most are very good and some, notably those shared by Barbs and her formidable mother (Anne Scott Jones), are funny enough to cause internal bleeding. It will be interesting to see how their more Glasgow-centric gags play to an Edinburgh audience, but material of this quality should transcend nations, never mind cities.

Some critiCism has been levelled at the stereotypical

attributes of gay character Brendan Boyle (John Kazek), but

this seems like knee jerk liberalism, given that all the characters are pitched as larger than life. Not that this should detract from Liz Lochhead's achievement here: an artist who paints in broad strokes remains an artist.

(Rob Fraser)

13 Mar. 8pm. £7 (£4). John Ringham's

Hess Is Dead Tue 9—Sat 13 Mar. 8pm. £7 (£4). An investigation into truth. history and celebrity death conspiracy theory. presented by Proze. See preview.

age 58.

hades Fri 5—Sat 6 Mar. 8pm. £7 (£4). Body horror meets physical theatre. See preview page 58.

[Access: PPA. l.. ST. Facilities: WC. WS.

two hander sees two former lovers re- H. G. C] united in the theatre where they first got Bedsong Thu l8 Mar. 8pm. Fondue together. Thearte Company invoke the spirit of

Beckett (Sam not Margaret).


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350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 752i.

their wedding anniversary.

ll9 Gorbals Street. 4290022. [P. H. TT.

Kevin's Bed Tue lb—Sat 27 Mar. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Bernard Farell’s comedy about a seminary escapee visiting his parents for

Monumental Tue Io-Sar 27 Mar. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). The streets and statues

of Moscow come alive in Glasgow for this promenade production. See preview page 59.

Mr Puntila And His Man Matti Until Sat l3 Mar. 7.30pm; Sat 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £8 (£4) Peter Arnott's Scottish ‘translation' of Brecht.

Phaedra's Love Until Sat 13 Mar. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). In the last issue. this was 'just’ a play: the suicide of writer Sarah Kane has made it something more than that. It's now a cultural landmark. which probably says something disturbing about our relationship to art as

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