Drama is listed by city, then al habeticall by venue. Dance is listed er drama or each city. Shows will be listed. provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Drama 8t dance listings compiled by Klrsty Knaggs. DISABLED ACCESS KEY Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parking to be Pre-Ananged. L = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to ne otiate. Facil ties: WC = Adapted Tollet(s). 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. TICKETLINK 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 0141 287 5511. Sunday opening is noon—5pm. Any Ticketlink box office can sell tickets for other venues. THEATRE TOKENS 1T 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. 0|7l 240 8800.
30 Midland Street, 221 4001. [WC. WA] Sweeping Out The Dark Until Sat 12 Jun. 8pm. £7 (£4). Kate Wooldridge and Stephen McCreadie‘s Company Theatre present their long cherished celebration ofthe poems of Edwin Morgan. Marat/Sade Wed 23-Sat 26 Jun. 8pm. £7/£4 (£3.50 RSAMD students). Andy Arnold directs final year RSAMD students iii this dark tale which looks into the twisted mind of the Marquis de Sade.
COTTIER THEATRE 93 Hyndland Street. 357 3868. [H. WC.
Liz Lochhead & Michael Marra Sun 20—Mon 21 Jun. 8pm. £11. Poet and playwright extraordinaire Lochhead provides the words while Marra tinkles the ivories ill his own inimitable style at
POETIC DRAMA Sweeping Out The
Glasgow: The Arches, until Sat 12 Jun *** This is an interesting but ultimately unfulfilling theatrical experiment. When Stephen McCreadie actually presents the poetry of Edwin Morgan as theatrical monologues or dialogues, the piece works reasonably well. Early in the production we are treated to an inventive interpretation of ’The Mummy’ with Russell Watters cutting a figure at once impressive and vaguely ridiculous as the bandage~swathed ancient Egyptian, stirred to life by Frances Ferry's twisted museum curator. Unfortunately, the strong staging
and design elements which give the scene its resonance are too often absent from subsequent passages. Bereft of stage business or props, the actors are frequently reduced to gazing into the middle distance and simply spouting forth poetry. Superb the poetry may be — particularly ’In The Snack Bar’ and 'When You Go’ - but left alone, it is the stuff of recitals or actors’ audition pieces, and does not
stand up as coherent drama.
Having said all that, the climactic ’Stobhill' sequence is
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Sign of the rhymes: Edwin Morgan
effective enough to redeem much of the earlier
disappointment. Here, the sparseness of the production works in its favour, being ideally suited to the courtroom testimonies which combine to form an account of a botched abortion. It's an account all the more shocking when you remember that it’s all true, based on an actual incident in Glasgow's past. The cast are given something substantial to work with, the audience are hooked, and the
play as a whole snatches a kind of victory from the jaws of
defeat. (Rob Fraser)
this warm and witty evening. entitled ‘ln Flagrant Delicht’.
GREENOCK ARTS GUILD
Cam bell Street. 01475 723038. [H. WA] Okla oma! Wed l6—Sat I9Jun. 7.30pm. £6.50—£8.50. Greenock Academy present this whip-cracking musical.
combines Shakespeare's The ’I'empexr with 50s sci-ii.
The Happy Gang's Tartan Treasure Hunt Thu l7—Sat 19 Jun. Thu 10.30am & 1.45pm; Fri l0.30am; Sat llam & 2.30pm. £5.50. The best of Scottish children‘s theatre. The Happy Gang return for more fun-packed adventures.
GLASGOW BOTANIC GARDENS
730 Great Western Road — meet at Kibble Palace. 339 7223.
Love‘s labours lost Thu l7-Sat 19 Jun. Tue 22—Thu 24 Jun. 7.30pm. Free but ticketed. Flexible Deadlock present a promenade-style performance of Shakespeare's romantic comedy as part of the West End Festival.
Albion Street. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. see Ticketlink details above.
King Lear Until Sat l2 Juli. 7.30pm. £8 (£5). Theatre Babel present what is. amazingly. the first Scottish production for 50 years of one ol'civilisation's great achievements.
297 Bath Street. 287 5511. [H. WC. WA] Return To The Forbidden Planet Until Sat 12 Jun. Thu 7.30pm; Fri & Sat 5.30pm & 8.30pm. £3-£22.50. As cult as it gets. this rock and roll musical
PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE
Paisley Arts Centre. New Street. 887 1010.
Grease Thu IO & Fri 11 Jun. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Students at Reid Kerr College get down to some summer loving.
Inspector Pickles Takes A Fresh Look Sat 19 Jun. 11am. £4 (£2). See Kids listings.
THE PAVILION THEATRE
121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. [P. WC. WA]
Mrs Brown’s Last Wedding Tue 15—Tue 29 Jun. 7.30pm. £12 (£8). The smash hit Irish comedy starring Brendan O’Carroll. ‘lreland‘s funniest man' as Mrs Brown. the mad Irish mammy.
840 Govan Road. 445 1941.
Do You Wanna Talk About It 8t Romyo And Joolyet Thu 10 & Fri 11 Jun. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). An adults-only double bill of farce. featuring social workers and the work of the bard respectively.
98 lngram Street. 287 5511. [P. WC. WA. WAA]
Once A Catholic Until Fri 11 Jun.
Your at-a-glanoe theatre guide
_ Thursday 10 Friday 11 Saturday 12 Sunday 13 ‘ Monday 14 Tuesday 15 Wednesday 16 Arches Sweeping Out The Dark Sweeping Out The Dark Sweeping Out The Dark - _ _ _ cottier Theatre See Rock & Pop Alma Flamenca Alma Flamenca Alma Flamenca Lee Hurst _ Sec Classical Theatre Forbidden Planet Forbidden Planet Forbidden Planet - — .. ..
_ Old Fruitmarket King Lear King Lear King Lear - i — _ _ -
_ Paisley Arts am am — - _ _ _ Pavilion — — - see Rock at Pnp _ Mrs Brown's Last . . . Mrs Brown's Last . . . Ramshom OnceACalItollc otteaACathniie - - - _ -
See Classical Sex: Classical Sec Classical _ _ -
Theatre 30¢ Clmicel - See Classical — - Dracula Dracula
Brunton Morag Alexander Dance Murag Alexander Dance Morag Alexander Dance Murag Alexander Dance Murag Alexander Dance 'Mul'ag Alexander Dance Mtiiag Alexander Dance 1 Church Hill Sweet Charity Sweet Charity Sweet Charity - _ _ -
' Festival Theatre - — Darcy Busscll t Cllippelldales — _ See Classical
: Netherbow - a - - - - n... a... ,. . Royal Lyceum Britannia Rules/See KidslBrilannia Rules/See Kids Britannia Rules/Sce Kids - — King Lear King Lear E‘Traverse - — Helmet - - - PeopIe snow, . z
80 THELIST 10—24 Jun 1999