THEATRE listings


1-25 March 2000

cca @ mclellan galleries &‘ tron theatre



1m lich 0141 221 4001

James Kelman and AllanTaIl

2 - 4 March,7.30pm, £6l£4

2 tickets for the price of l on Thursday 2 March

James Kelman wrote The Busker, for actor/musician Allan Tall in the l9805.This is a rare opportunity to hear the two perform side by side with James Kelman reading extracts from previous works as well as his new novel. Translated Accounts and music from Allan Tall.

Arches Theatre Company at the Citizens Theatre

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

directed by Andy Arnold

2| - 25 March & 28 March - I April, 7.30pm,


Shakespeare’s much loved magical comedy gets the Arches treatment. A fast, irreverent, accessible, musical. visually imaginative and outrageous production. Guaranteed to thrill!

Citizens box office: Ticketcentre:

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2 Leven Street, 529 6000. [H, TI‘, WC, WA]

Calamity Jane Until Sat 4 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £6.50—£12 (£5.50—£1 1). The Bohemians Lyric Opera Company present this lively musical tale of the wildest girl in the West.

Filth Mon l3—Sat 18 Mar. 8pm; Sat 7pm & 9pm. £8.50—£14 (concs available). See Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre.


43—45 High Street, 556 9579/2647. [WC, WA]

The March Collection Until Sat 4 Mar. 7.30pm. £4 (£3). Home Run Theatre Company premiere four new plays by Scottish writers, giving a series of intense snapshots of relationships caught in time. Gingerbread Boy Sat 4 Mar. 2pm. See Kids listin s.

The Matt maker Thu 9—Sat 11 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). First Bite Youth Theatre present Thornton Wilder’s comic play, which encourages rebellion against life’s constraints.

Rave No More and Affairs Of Dylis Willis Thu 16-5211 18 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3.50). Royal Bank of Scotland Drama Club perform two short plays.


18—22 Grecnsidc Place, 0870 6063424. [H, WC. WA]

Doctor Dolittle Until Sat 4 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £8—£29.50 (£8—£22). Philip Schofteld stars in this new musical featuring a host of animatronic animals, including a parrot, Polynesia, voiced by the wonderful Julie Andrews.

Something Wonderful Wed 15 Mar. 7.45pm. £9.5()—£15. Stars of the West End stage Liz Robertson and Dave Willetts are joined by a full company of performers and musicians for some of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s finest songs, including classics from Carousel, South Pacific, Oklahoma and The Sound Of Music.


Clerk Street, 668 2019. [P, H, WC, WA] Simply Barbra Mon 6 Mar. 8pm. £10 (£8). After last year’s Fringe success, Steven Brinberg returns with his homage to the life and music of Barbra Streisand.

latest piece from Nicola McCartney, which examines the relationship between a successful, young woman who returns home to her equally independent mother. Post-show discussion Thu 2 Mar. Monday Lizard Mon 3 Mar. 8pm. Free. The Traverse’s monthly platform for new theatre and performance.

Gagarin Way Tue 7 Mar. 7.30pm. £1. A performed reading of this new play by Gregory Burke, which takes a look at what’s happened to Scotland’s socialist heritage in today’s corporate world. Some Explicit Polaroids Tue 7-Sat 11 Mar. 8pm. £9 (£4.50). The latest play from Mark Ravenhill of Shopping & Fucking fame looks at the ideology of an 805 political activist who goes in search of 905-style fulfillment in a world of pills, parties and psycho-babble. See feature.

24 Hours Thu l6—Wed 22 Mar. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). Six writers give their own take on consumerism and society in the world premiere of 7:84’s latest play, set in a 24- hour supermarket. See preview.



Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. [P, H, TI‘, WC, WA]

Open Work, Barroco and The Listeners Thu 2 Mar. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). After show discussion Thu 2 Mar, 9pm. Free. See Paisley Arts Centre.


13—29 Nicolson Street, 529 6000. [H, WC, WA]

Gaelforce Dance Fri 10—Sat 11 Mar. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm). £8—£22.50 (£5—£19.50). See GlaSgow Royal Concert Hall.


Cambridge Street, 228 1404. [P, H, 11‘, WC, WA]

The X-Factor Dance Company - unspoken Sat 4—Sun 5 Mar. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). See Paisley Arts Centre.



Cowane Street, Stirling, 01786 473544. [R H, WC, WA]

Salon Janette Thu 9 Mar. 8pm. See Edinburgh St Bride’s Centre.


Grindlay Street, 248 4848. [P, H, TI‘, WC, WA]

Three Sisters Until Sat 4 Mar. 7.45pm; 4 Mar 2.30pm & 7.45pm. £7—£16 (£1—£8). Liz Lochhead rewrites Chekhov’s classic oeuvre on life and missed opportunity with a post-War Scottish setting.

The Shaughraun Thu 9 Mar—Sat 1 Apr (not Sun/Mon). 7.45pm.£7—£16(£1—£8). Free preview Thu 9 Mar. Dion Boucicault’s 19th century comic melodrama set in rural Ireland was a huge hit when it first appeared on the stage in 1874. The Lyceum prove there’s life in it yet, casting Irish actor Aidan Kelly in the role of the Shaughraun (translated as ‘the lovable rogue’) who along with the rest of the village runs rings round the English overlords. See preview.


10 Orwell Terrace, 346 1405. [WC, WA] Danger Dorothy Thu 2 & Sat 4 Mar. 7.30pm. £2. A comic caper through the capital city with Edinburgh Youth Theatre. Kyle Carrington's Cabaret Fri 3—Sat 4 Mar. 9.15pm. £3. Edinburgh Youth Theatre take a fun-filled look at the life ofTV celebrity Kyle Carrington.

Salon Janette Tue 7 Mar. 8pm. £3. See Paisley Town Hall.

Murder In Play Wed 15—1-‘ri 17 Mar. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Fairmilehead Church Drama Group present Simon Brett’s murder—mystery.


Cambridge Street, 228 1404. [P, 11, 'lT, WC, WA]

Home Until Sun 5 Mar. 8pm. £7 (£3.50).

. lookOUT Theatre (‘ompany perform the


Kildrum, 01236 732887. [R H, TT, WC, WA]

The Angels' Share Thu 2—Sat 4 Mar. 7.45pm. £7—£8 (£4—£5). Borderline Theatre present the world premiere of Chris Dolan’s love story, set on a small island where the whisky-producing community are struggling to survive. Salon Janette Fri 10—Sat 11 Mar. 7.45pm. £7—£8 (£4—£5). See Edinburgh St Bride’s Centre.


Carrick Street, Ayr, 01292 611222. [H, WC, WA]

The Angels' Share Wed lS—Thu 16 Mar. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). See Cumbemauld Theatre.


Campbell Street, 01475 723038. [H, WA] Salon Janette Sat 4 Mar. 7.30pm. See Edinburgh St Bride’s Centre.

Breath Of Life Wed 8 Mar. 7.30pm. Popular variety show to raise money for Inverclydc Asthmatic Caring Group.


University of Stirling, 01786 461081. [R H, WC, WA]

Blackout Thu 16 Mar. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). See Paisley Arts Centre.



University of Stirling, 01786 461081. [R H, wc, WA]

Open Work, Barroco and The Listeners Fri 10 Mar. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). See

. Paisley Arts Centre.