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 8. 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.
“1T indicates venues where Theatre Tokens can be exchanged for tickets. Tokens can be bought from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, Glasgow, ()141 287 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] Bimbo Until Sat 15 Apr. 8pm. £8 (£4). Described as a cross between Spitting Image and Absolutely I-abulous. 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.
Alone It Stands Thu 20—Sat 22 Apr. 8pm. £8 (£4). With Scotland still reeling after its victorious match against England at Murrayﬁeld earlier this month, Yew Tree Theatre re-tell the tale of another unlikely victory on the rugby ﬁeld. Faced with the mighty All Blacks in 1978, Limerick's Munsters put on a passionate display and won the day. See preview. Can't Stand Up For Falling Down Wed 26—Sat 29 Apr. 7.30pm. £7 (£4). A multimedia performance which sees three women struggle to stand tip to the legacy of one violent man.
119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. [P, 11. 'I'T, WC, WA]
Opera on a Shoestring - Madama Butterfly Iiri I4—Sat 15 Apr 7.30pm. £5—£15. See Classical listings.
Salon Janette Until Sat 15 Apr. 8pm. £8 (£4). High Road regular Mary Riggans stars as Janette, the owner of a successful Glasgow hairdressing salon in the early 1960s, whose liberal attitude lands her and her three female employees in hot water.
Macbeth Wed 26—Sat 29 Apr. 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm). £7.50 (£3.50); family ticket £18.50. Scottish Youth Theatre inject some inspired touches to this Shakespeare classic, paring down the text but beeﬁng up the action with video footage, music and fashion. See preview.
297 Bath Street, 287 5511. [H, WC, WA] West Side Story Until Sat 22 Apr (not Sun). 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £5—£26.50. The Jets and Sharks do battle in this new production of the Bernstein/ Sondheim/Robbins musical, directed and choreographed by Alan Johnson, who worked on the 1957 original.
La Cage Aux Folles Mon 246m 29 Apr. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2.30pm). £6—£l6. The Apollo Players lift the lid on the glamour of the Zeigﬁeld Follies in this lavishly camp musical featuring the hit anthem [Am What [Am
PAISLEY TOWN HALL
Abbey Close, 887 1010.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle Sat 15 Apr. 7.30pm. £8 (£4). Innovative ensemble company Benchtours take on Brecht‘s much-loved parable about a peasant woman’s quest to keep her child. A live original score comes courtesy of Steve Kcttley of Salsa Celtica and Cauld Blast Orchestra fame. See review.
121 Renﬁeld Street, 332 1846. [P, WC, WA]
Oor Hoose Until Sat 22 Apr (not Sun 16). 7.30pm (2pm mat Thu 13, Sat 15 & Sat 22 Apr). £6.50—£11 (two for the price of one on Tue 18 Apr). Advance ticket sales of this new comedy reached over 16000, which goes some way to demonstrate the popularity ofJames Barclay’s tales of Glasgow life. Here he journeys back to tenement life pre- renovation, where much mirth is to be found in a queue for the cludgie (not quite so amusing at the time. we suspect).
RAMSHORN THEATRE 98 Ingram Street, 287 5511. [P, WC, WA,
, WA A
‘ Six C aracters In Search Of An : Author Until Sat 15 Apr. 7.30pm. £5—£7
: (£1.50—£5). Theatre and reality merge in
this landmark work by Italian playwright
f Luigi Pirandello, in which six as yet
3 unformed characters inﬁltrate a theatre ; company‘s rehearsal. demanding to be
63 Trongate, 287 5511.
How To Say Goodbye Until Sat 15 Apr. 7.30pm. £6.95—£8.95 (£3.50-£5). Clyde Unity Theatre present the UK premiere of Mary Gallagher’s bitter-sweet drama, following three female friends through life’s trials and tribulations. See review. Moments Of Madness Until Sat 15 Apr. 8pm. £6.95-£8.95 (£3.50—£5). The suitably explosive Volcano Theatre Company present Paul Davies’ tragi- comic play set at a ﬁctional conference, during which ﬁve diverse characters exchange views on their small nation.
24 Hours Tue 18—Sat 22 Apr. 8pm. £6.95—£8.95 (£3.50—£5). All tickets £3 on Tue 18 Apr. 7:84 Theatre Company explore the many faces of consumerism in this new play set in a 24-hour supermarket on the outskirts of town. The Reel Of The Hanged Man Tue 25—Sat 29 Apr. 8pm. £3-—£8.95. Set in 19603 rural Canada. Jeanne-Mance Delislc’s Ilok at isolation and abuse of trust gets its European premiere with Stellar Quines theatre company. Post- show discussion Thu 27 Apr. See review.
CCA AT MCLELLAN GALLERIES
270 Sauchichall Street, 332 0522. [WC, WA]
Sean Tuan John Fri 14—Sat 15 Apr. 8pm. £7 (£5). Two new dance pieces from Welsh choreographer Sean Tuan John; IAm Alsatian is a multimedia dance demonstration set to the music of Death In Vegas and Mercury Rev. Destroy, performed in a huge bag of ﬁsh and chips (yes, really) is a take on drunken mayhem in post-industrial South Wales, set to the music of Mogwai. See preview.
Freshmess Fri 21—Sat 22 Apr. 8pm. £7 (£5). Formed in 1996 by Stirling-born dancers Allan Irvine and Wallace Sulley, Freshmess mix hip hop styles with contemporary dance to dynamic effect. Here they present two new pieces, Combo and winner of this issue’s best title award, A Table Disguised as a Pile of Books. See preview.
3 Chambers Street, 650 8058.
Lessons in Deception Thu 13 Apr. 12.30pm, 3.30pm & 7pm. £3 (daytime) £5 (evening). Peter Lamont and Richard Wiseman present an entirely original show demonstrating the psychological and scientiﬁc principles behind magic. A talented Flea Circus and a Victorian ‘spirit rapping exposé’ are among the attractions. Part of Edinburgh International Science Festival.
100 chfrew Street, 332 5057. [11, WC, WA]
Hopes 8: Dreams Tue 18—Thu 20 Apr.
, 7pm. £4 (£3). Members of the Salvation Army from throughout West Scotland
, present this new musical based on the
The authors of 7:84'5 24 Hours: Touring
Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. [P, H, TT, WC, WA]
Kiss Me Kate Until Sat 15 Apr. 7.30pm. £6.50 (£5). Shakespeare via Cole Porter courtesy of Musselburgh Amateur Musical Association.
Hatches, Matches And Dispatches Thu 20—Sat 22 Apr. 7.30pm. £6 (£4.50). Leith tenement residents the Mclvors experience three of life‘s biggies in one day. as a birth, death and marriage send the household into chaos.
13—29 NiColson Street, 529 6000. [11, WC, WA]
Scottish Opera - Tosca Thu I3-Sat 15 Apr. 7.15pm. £9.50—£45.50 (£7.50—£42.50). See Classical listings.
2 Levcn Street, 5296000. [11, 'I'I‘, WC, WA]
Les Liaisons Dangereuses Until Sat 15 Apr. 7.30pm (2.30pm mat Wed 8; Sat). £7—£16(£5—£13). Having ﬁnally stepped down from her role as Babs in Liz Lochhead‘s award-winning play Perfect Days, Siobhan Redmond returns to the stage for this lavish tale of seduction and intrigue.
The best of the spotlight spectacle
Romanes' splendid production of Jeanne Mance Deslisle’s tale of incest and violence :1 the remote north of Quebec. Strong performances and a strong script ensure a thoughtful and challenging night of theatre. Stirling; Macrobert Ar‘s Centre, Tue 73 Apr, then touring.
Scottish Dance Theatre An evening of splendour and Spectacle, with a bill of great variety, including a revival of Peter Darrell's own work, and the award-winning choreography of Liz Roche and Jan De Schynkel. This bill has already I( ured with distinction in England. Edinburgh: Brunton Theatre, Wed 26 Apr, then touring. Phaedre An award-winning design might be enough to attract you by itself, but there’s also Edwin Morgan's adaptation of Racine’s classic narrative of incest and human weakness to catch the eye. Gerda Stevenson will lead in a play whose subject matter ironically recalls that of Stellar Quiries’ current hit. Edinburgh: RJya/ Lyceum, Fri 74 Apr—Sat 7 May.
Double Double Mon I7—Sat 22 Apr. 7.30pm (2.30pm mat Wed & Sat). £9—£l6. Stars of the stage and small screen, Susanmh York and Robert Powell star in this rom. ntic thriller in which a widow tries to 1‘ ass off a stranger as her dead husband 11‘ order to claim his trust fund. See previ w.
Sweeney Todd Wed 26-Sat 2‘) Apr. 7.30pm (2.30pm mat Wed & Sat). £5—£15. Long before Ililr ry Briss was adding extra special ingredieztts to the sausages in Royston Vasey, this 19th century barber was branching (l‘li into the field of piemaking as a : teans of disposing of his victims. Mixing Stephen Sondheim’s beautiful score ith this most ghoulish of subject matters, he popular musical is brought to the stage on this occasion by Edinburgh Musik Theatre.
PLAYHOUSE 18—22 Greensiri: Place, 0870 6063424. [II. WC, WA]
The Hobbit UI‘III Sat 15 Apr. 7.30pm (2.30pm mat \" 'd & Sat). £8-£I3 (cones available). TV "'alwart Roy Marsden ﬂexes his directorial muscles in this stage adaptation ofJ R. Tolkien‘s fantasy novel, featurin elaborate sets and costumes almc'rt as colourful as the characters thew. sclvcs.
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