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TH alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE our offices at least ten days before 93 North Street, 01334 474610. [R Electra publication. Drama 8t dance listings WA] Despite being two compiled by Steve Cramer. Byre Theatre Presents Thu 12—Thu and a half thousand DISABLED ACCESS KEY 19 Aug (not Sun). 8pm; Sat 2.30pm & , Access: P = Parking Facilities, PPA = 8pm. £4—£6.50. Byre Theatre Company Yea“ Oldv E'e‘t'a '5 "0 Parking to be Rte-Arranged, L = Level present two plays in repertoire, Sabina frail Old lady. She is as Access, R = Ramped Access, ST = Steps by Chris Dolan, a light comedy with a strong and powerful to tie otiate. romantic twist and The Hostess, a as ever, and in this FaCIlltles: WC = Adapted Toilet(s), WS thriller by Vivienne Adam, with plenty new version by Clare = Wheelchair Spaces, AS = Adjacent of twists and turns. Seats, H = Induction Loop System, IR =

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' , Advise Venue in Advance. 6pm & 8.30pm. £8.50—£12. Bobby 5?u"dscapes' I've TICKETLINK Crush, Dean Park and Brenda Video: 30d P79“ ' Tickets for major venues in Glasgow are Cochrane bring back the thrills and recorded images join the actors on stage. available from the Ticket Centre, spills of old fashioned variety

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here. 'I think it's really interesting how I've gone back to the ancient Greek 53” tickets for other venues. wc, WA] way,’ says director Cathie Boyd. ‘But I have updated it. All the actors play THEATRE TOKENS Songs From The Shows Fri 13—Sat 14 two characters, but they portray them through a different medium.‘ TT indicates VCHUCS Where Thfimm Aug Fri 730p"); 33‘ 5Pm- 10h" , These different mediums are really the focal point of the play. Although Towns can be “Changed for "Ckets' Scnmgc’ end “lends. present “"15” . . . Tokens can be bought from the Ticket from the big productions of the last few the story is undoubtedly strong enough to stand up on its own - it has all Centre Candle“ , , , , , , , ggs, Glasgow, 0141 287 years. the elements of a typical Greek tragedy; matricide, infanticide, the merest 5910; most branches of WH. Smith, John suggestion of incest, the wrath of the gods - this new interpretation picks Menzies and James Thin Booksellers; or up on the essence of the play and emphasises it in such a way that Electra by Credit card from TORCHIiHC, 0171 240 shines again. (Kirsty Knaggs) ' I I e y I Electra, Theatre Cryptic, CCA @ McLe/lan Galleries, Glasgow, 0141 332 0522, - . until 13 Aug, 8pm, £7 (£5); (Fringe) Theatre Workshop (Venue 20) 226 5425, GLASGOW DRAMA llStlngS 17—29 Aug (not 23) times vary, £8 (£5). CCA AT MCLELLAN GALLERIES 270 Sauchiehall Street, 332 0522. [WC, WA] Shows are listed by date, then by Electra - Queen Of Revenge Thu city. Performances will be listed, 12—Fri 13 Aug. 8pm. £7 (£5). Fringe provided that details reach our __ ~ First winners Theatre Cryptic preview offices at least eight days before .x ~ 47: : their Fringe production, an adaptation publication. Comedy listings :2 6p - m of Sophocles’ Electra, by Clare compiled by Steve Cramer. o 7 - 3 Venables. o. 2 W t3 ~ to THE PAVILION THEATRE 3 :3. \ ‘< 121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. [P, wc, Glasgow 45 ___. »— ea 3 WA] Cosy Comedy Cafe The State Bar, t 5m 9. Peter Powers Fri 136a! 14 Aug. 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. (5 c 9' “1:3- : 7.30pm; Sat 7.30pm & midnight. £4 (£3). Billy Bonkers comps, while as 0) , §9 *5, S (:D 127—128. Hypnotic powers combine with yet undisclosed guest comics join the E g i ’91. - - comedy in a night of enigmatic company for giggles galore. Q) .—. o _...- '\\. - c g ‘0 :3 entertainment. . 3: m o #- Rag Woman, Rich Woman Wed SATURDAY 14 o N »v—_ A 18—Thu 19 Aug. 7.30pm; 19 Aug 2pm at ;.- N a 7.30pm. £8—£12 (£1). An adaptation Glasgow E, m of the Margaret Thomson Davis novel, Cosy Comedy Cafe The State Bar, > : q’ \ ' \l which centres on the struggle of a 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. E i on young Glasgow girl to escape from the £5 (£4). Lee Ness, the gay Bernard g‘ 8 appalling conditions of her life. Manning, and James Campbell provide a .g O the japes with possible guests. a m E THE BODY AND SOUL THEATRE GROUP Kirkcaldy f3 PROUDLY PRESENTS Fife Comedy Club Path Tavern, Mid \ m Street, 01592 263671. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). _ '8 . An international line-up featuring c Ireland’s Brendan Burke, America’s 3 A P L A Y B I Harmon Leon, Scotland’s Teddy and S directed by Joon Broon from the Free State of - be 1 Z I Dundee. T .C . WEDNESDAY 18 Glasgow

Mark 81 John’s Quiz Special 13th Note Club, 260 Clyde Street, 243 2177. 9pm. Free. Mark and John host a comedy quiz, with a guest stand up.


TRAMWAY @ 285 High Street, G1.

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by JG Ballard. Directed by Stewart Laing. James Arno“ Theatres Gi'mOWhi” Glasgow Performances 191h-21 st August 1999 at 8pm. 9 Umvcrs'ty Avenuc’ Glasgow Cosy Comedy Cafe The State Bar, IICKets tree- reservations essential- very limited capacity , T‘Ckctsfi‘mié 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9.30pm. . Available from all ticket ccntrc outlets £4 (£3). Graham Phillips and Benny A co-production between 0141 237 55” Espositojoin Billy Bonkers for a big- unrltled & Tramway. time wheeze fest. There’s also potential

guest spots for the Festival on show.

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