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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
'IT indicates venues where Theatre Tokens can be exchanged for tickets. Tokens can be bought from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, Glasgow, 0141 287 5910; most branches of W.l-l. Smith, John Menzies and James Thin Booksellers; or by credit card from Tokcnline, 0171 240 8800.
297 Bath Street, 287 5511. [H, WC, WA] Mother Goose Until Sat 22 Jan (not Sun). Times vary, contact theatre for details. £3—£15.50. Brno/(side hard man Gerard Kelly and Barbara Rafferty star in this delightful tale. which like so many pantos with older leads, emphasises the idea of goodness over beauty.
() Granville Street, 287 5511. [11, TT, WC, WA]
Beauty And The Beast Until Sat 8 Jan. 2pm 6‘; 7pm. £7.50—£l0 (£7.5()—£9). The Stage School of Scotland present their spectacular panto musical, filled with songs, dance and laughter.
Edinburgh: Royal Lyceum Theatre, Fri 14 Jan—Sat 5 Feb.
John Byrne's satire on struggling literary types, which first hit the stage in 1977, is set for a revival at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum. John Bett, who appeared in the original production at the Calton Studios, is directing the three-hander with the cast of Jimmy Chisholm, Paul Morrow and Michael Mackenzie. The play — by the writer of such Scottish standards as The Slab Boys trilogy and TV’s Tutti Frutti - is set after the death of Frances Seneca McDade, leading light of the Nitshill Writer’s Circle, as bereft colleagues struggle to recount the life of this literary colossus. But after more than a decade of astonishing success in the real life field of ScotLit, does Bett think this satire on all things bookish still has comic potential? 'There have been
Revisiting a real and fictional past: John Bett
enormous leaps forward,’ he concedes, ’but I think this is a satire on artistic pretensions which we’re all guilty of. There are moments in the play when I think: "Oh God, I could have said something like that".'
The new staging will feature a complex set featuring giant books, says Bett. ’There’s a metaphor for these pygmies trying to walk around in this giant world of art, which they don’t really understand.’ The comic rivalry between characters will be stepped up and there will be a new musical element with cellist Ron Shaw appearing on stage. ’lt’s quite a busy show,’ Bett explains. ’l'm extending the music and extending the visuals, so it‘s a more complete evening of theatre.’ (Moira Jeffrey)
121 Renfield Street, 332 18-16. [P, WC, "r\]
The Magical Adventures Of Peter Pan
Until Sat 22 Jan (not Mon). Times vary,
contact theatre for details. £6.50—£10.25;
family ticket £2l—£35. That ever-young
comedy duo, The Krankies, star in a
rollicking adventure with terrifying
Captain Hook and lovable Tinkerbell.
282 Hope Street, 332 9000. [P, H, WC, WA]
Scottish Opera — The Marriage Of Figaro Sat 8 Jan. 2.15pm. See Classical listings.
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. [P, 11, TI". WC, WA]
Beauty And The Beast Until Sat 8 Jan. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £10(£6); family ticket £28. Brunton Theatre Company capture the magic of the traditional panto with a show full of audience participation, jokes and original songs. This is perhaps the panto of the season, loved by both critics and audiences alike. Go, if you can get a ticket.
FESTIVAL THEATRE 13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. [H,
Scottish Opera - The Marriage Of Figaro Fri l4—Sat 15 Jan. 7.15pm. See Classical listings.
Noye's Fludde Mon 17 Jan. 7.30pm. See Classical listings.
2 Leven Street, 529 6000. [H, 'l'f, WC, WA
Cin erella Until Sun 16 Jan (not Mon). Times vary, contact theatre for details. £6—£15 (£6—£12). Lots of seasonal panto fun with Dorothy Paul, Allan Stewart and Andy Gray. Plenty of chocolates for the kids, and laughs that sail over their heads to the grown-ups.
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