Drama is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Dance is listed after drama for each city. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication.

Drama & dance listings compiled by Kelly Apter.


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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 venues.


TI‘ 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.H. Smith, John Menzies and James Thin Booksellers; or by credit card from Tokenline, 0171 240 8800.



30 Midland Street, 221 4001. [WC, WA] Rat In The Skull Thu 30 Mar—Sat 1 Apr. 8pm. £7 (£4). Rapture Theatre Company present the Scottish premiere of this tense political play by Ron Hutchinson. Set in a prison cell, the action centres on an IRA suspect and an RUC officer both watched over by an embittered English police officer. Part of The Irish Theatre Season.

Journeyman Wed S—Sat 8 Apr. 8pm. £8 (£4). Frank Shouldice writes and directs this tale of ambitious pugilism performed by Chambermade Productions. Boxer Tommy Riley is on the up, but just when his goal’s in sight, life hits him below the belt. Part of The Irish Theatre Season. See preview.

Bimbo Wed 12—Sat 15 Apr. 8pm. £8 (£4). Two tickets for the price of one on Wed 12 Apr. Described as a cross between Spitting Image and Absolutely Fabulous, this new play by Rosy Barnes finds two friends vying for their share of love, sex and sticky toffee pudding. Part of The Irish Theatre Season. See preview.


119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. [P, H, TI‘, WC, WA]

A Midsummer Night's Dream Until Sat 1 Apr. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Andy Arnold directs the Arches Theatre Company in this boisterous version of Shakespeare’s romantic fantas . See review.

An Evening 0 Sam Shepard Plays Until Sat 1 Apr. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). The Citizens’ Theatre Community Project offers local people the chance to work alongside professional actors, culminating in an annual show. This year’s offering is four short plays from the pen of wonderful American playwright Sam Shepard: Chicago, The Rock Garden, Killer’s Head and Action. The Happy Gang Get The Giggles Wed 5—Sat 8 Apr. See Kids listings.

Opera On A Shoestring - Madama Butterfly Wed 12—Sat 22 Apr. See Classical listings.

Salon Janette Tue 4—Sat 15 Apr (not Sun/Mon). 8pm. £8 (£4). High Road regular Mary Riggans stars as Janette, the owner of a 19605 Glasgow hairdressing

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A Midsummer Night's Dream Arches artistic director Andy Arnold dons the makeup as Puck and is joined by other Arches faces, familiar and new, for a production which puts us in mind of the coming summer. Love, confusion, and magic combine in a fresh, multi- regional take on the old story. See review. Glasgow: Citizens’ Theatre, until Sat 7 Apr.

24 Hours 7:84’s new compendium of short plays brings humour and pathos to its social commentary. In a theatre largely afraid of politics on anything but the smallest scale, these plays make a change from the usual run of theatre, with honest reflections on the state of our culture and the marginalisation of many people within it. See review. Greenock: Greenock Arts Centre, Sat 8Apr, then touring.

The Shaughraun This recreation of Dion Boucicault’s 19th century melodrama delights with the complexity of its plot and simplicity of its ethics. Some splendid performances complement the play's arch style, in a night which delivers old-fashioned entertainment from start to finish. Edinburgh: Royal Lyceum, until Sat 7 Apr.

Clarence Darrow A play which promises to manifest a spirit of liberalism seldom seen in American drama of recent times. Leslie Nielsen's one-man play, dealing with the life of the celebrated lawyer and opponent of the death penalty has already garnered high praise throughout his native Canada and the US, and is expected to do the same here. Edinburgh: King’s Theatre, until Sat 7 Apr.

Colquhoun And McBryde Dundee Rep's new production recalls the lives of two nearly-famous artists. Follow the outrageous adventures of this pair of vagabonds from the art world, who came to sad ends after lively, but ultimately unfulfilled lives. See review. Dundee: Dundee Rep, until Sat 7 Apr.

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A Scots‘ Passion Mon 19 Apr. 7.30pm. info: 0131 554 5701. Brian Keenan’s autobiographical tale of life in Beirut is fused with the story ofJesus’ last week on earth in this new play from Cutting Edge Theatre, which finds a group of actors held hostage whilst touring abroad.

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Brunton Theatre Company presents

‘Ouelques Fleurs’ 6 - 8 April, 7.30pm Tickets: 27/23

Box Office: 0141 887 1010

Ouelques Fleurs 2, the latest play from Scotland‘s favourite writer. A double bill about a man, a woman, a bunch of flowers and a baby. On tour across Scotland, March - May 2000.

THE TRON March I April 2000

Borderline Theatre Co. present

The Angels’ Share Tue 28 March Sat 1 April 8pm

matte __ Bar Restaurant

Rosie Flores & Tom Ovans Sun 2 April 8pm

Menu Launch Evening TRON RESTAURANT

Wed 5 April 7pm

£25 for 3 courses and wine

Benchtours Productions present

The Caucasian Chalk Circle Wed 5 Sat 8 April 8pm

Clyde Unity present

How to Say Goodbye Thu 6 Sat 15 April 7.30pm

Volcano present

Moment of Madness Wed 12 Sat 15 April 8pm

Pre-theatre menu £8.95 for 2 courses


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