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 8r dance listings compiled by Kelly Apter.


WA = Wheelchair Access; P = Parking Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilet(s). TICKETLINK

Tickets for major venues in Glasgow are available from the Ticket Centre, Candleriggs, Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm; Sun noon—5pm in person or until 9pm by phone on 0141 287 5511.Any'1‘icketlink box office can sell tickets for other


'l'l‘ 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.ll. Smith, John Menzies and James Thin Booksellers; or by credit card from Tokenline, ()171 240 8800.



Glasgow Road, 887 1010.

Decky Does A Bronco Fri 28—Sat 29 Jul. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The acclaimed Grid Iron Theatre Company tour Scotland’s swing parks with Douglas Maxwell’s new play. See Festival preview.


119 Gorbals Street, 4290022. [P, 11,172 WC. \VA]

The Glory Mon 31 Jul—Sat 5 Aug. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). Scottish Youth Theatre present an adaptation by one of Scotland’s most respected writers, Stuart Paterson; a story which juxtaposes the life of ordinary 18th century Scots with their leader, Bonnie Prince Charlie.

Tall Tales Thu 3—Sat 5 Aug. £7.50 (£3.50). See Kids.


121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. [P, WC, WA]

Peter Powers Fri 21—Sat 22 Jul. 7.30pm. £10 (£9) Buy one get one free on Friday. Prepare to be shocked, amused and maybe even hypnotised as Peter Powers demonstrates his incredible skills. Friday night sees the charm-free Bog Off Show, followed by Hilarious H ypnotics on Saturday. Those hungry for audience humiliation of an X-rated variety can checkout the late night Midnight Madness on Saturday.

High Road Wed 2—Sat 26 Aug. 7.30pm (Thu 3 Aug 2pm & 7.30pm). £8—£12.50. Soap goes to the theatre, as the residents of Glendarroch up sticks from Loch Lomond and head for Glasgow. This specially written episode stars all the major characters, including Gwyneth Guthrie as Mrs Mack and Andy Cameron as Chic Cherry. See preview.


Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road, 616 6410.

Fantasy Theatre Puppet Show Sat 22 Jul. 2pm. See Kids listings.


63 Trongate, 552 4267.

Further Than The Furthest Thing Fri 28—Sat 29 Jul. 7.30pm. £3. The world premiere of Zinnie llarris’ award- winning play which previews at the Tron prior to its performances at this year‘s Edinburgh Fringe and the National Theatre in London. Based on the true-life upheaval of occupants on the British- owned island ofTristan da Cunha. the play follows their re-location to 1960s England, and the culture shock which sent them reeling. See preview.



Ladywell Way, Musselburgh, 665 2240. [P, 11, Tf, WC, WA]

The Snow Globe Thu 20—Fri 21 Jul. 2pm. See Kids listings.


Shore Road, South Queensferry, 331 2451. [P, WC, WA]

Romeo And Juliet Fri 21 Jul. 7.30pm. £10 (£8). Chapterhouse Theatre Company continue their tour of some of Britain’s most beautiful venues, with one of Shakespeare’s most romantic plays. See preview.


Grindlay Street, 248 4848. [P, 11,1'1‘. WC, WA]

Same Time, Next Year Until Sat 29 Jul (not Sun/Mon). 8pm (Sat & Wed mats 2.30pm). £7—£17.50(£1—£8.75). Briony McRoberts and David Robb star in

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Bernard Slade's Californian comedy about a couple who meet up once a year behind their spouses’ backs. Joining them at various points during their lives, the play also gives a timely insight into the changing climate of 1950s, 60s and 70s America.

A Doll's House Thu 3—Sat 5 Aug. 7.30pm. £7—£20 (£1—£17). The Norwegian National Theatre celebrate their 100th anniversary with this classic work by one of their country’s most famous sons. Written in 1879, Ilenrik lbsen’s claustrophobic look at stifled lives is still consistently popular, and this new production manages to stay faithful to the original text whilst adopting a contemporary feel. See feature.

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5 York Place, 558 7272.

Journey To The Centre Of The Earth Sat 29 Jul. 2pm. £3 (£2.50). See Kids listings.


Cambridge Street, 228 1404. [P, H, '1'1‘, WC, WA

Shetlan Saga Fri 28 Jul—Sat 26 Aug (not Wed 2 Aug or Mon). 7pm on Fri 28 Jul—Sun 30 Jul; 2pm on Tue 1 84 Thu 3 Aug (times vary during Festival). £12 (£7.50). Tickets until 5 Aug £7.50 (£4.50). A Shetlander finds her loyalties divided between her home and family, and the new bond she has created with a Bulgarian sailor in Sue Glover’s new play.

Abandonment Tue l—Sat 26 Aug (not Wed 2, Fri 4 or Mon). 7pm on Tue 1 & Thu 3 Aug (times vary during Festival). £12 (£7.50). Tickets Tue 1 Aug £7.50 (£4.50). The world premiere of novelist Kate Atkinson’s new play, a mix of comedy and pathos dealing with complex issues such as love, death, identity and

evolution. Having bought a ramshackle house to escape from it all, Elizabeth finds she’s more popular than ever, as friends, family and beetles crowd round her.

Further Than The Furthest Thing Wed 2—Sat 26 Aug (not Thu 3, Fri 4 or Mon). 7pm on Wed 2 Aug (times vary during Festival). £12 (£7.50). Tickets Wed 2 Aug £7.50 (£4.50). See Glasgow, Tron Theatre.

Alone It Stands Thu 3—Sat 26 Aug (not Mon). 4.45pm on Thu 3 Aug (times vary during Festival). £9 (£6). Tickets Thu 3 Aug £6 (£4). Six actors play over 60 characters in John Breen‘s award- winning comedy about a small Irish rugby team that triumphed over the All Blacks.

The Bogus Woman Thu 3—Sun 13 Aug (not Mon). 2.15pm on Thu 3 Aug (times vary during Festival). £9 (£6). Tickets Thu 3 Aug £6 (£4). Kay Adshead‘s new play about a young asylum seeker, whose experiences in a British detention centre rival the horrors of those in her native Africa.

In On It Thu 3—Sun 13 Aug (not Mon). 9.45pm. £9 (£6). Tickets Thu 3 Aug £6 (£4). A two-man, ten-character mystery- comedy from Fringe First winners da da kamera.

Say Nothing Thu 3—Sat 26 Aug (not Mon). 7.15pm on Thu 3rd Aug (times vary during Festival). £9 (£6). Tickets Thu 3 Aug £6 (£4). Physical theatre kings, Ridiculusmus. present their surreal new comedy about life in present day Northern Ireland.

Splendour Thu 3—Sat 26 Aug (not Mon). 11.45am on Thu 3 Aug (times vary during Festival). £9 (£6). Tickets Thu 3 AUg £6 (£4). Paines Plough present Abi Morgan‘s new play about the wife of a dictator who has tied his crumbling country, leaving her to hold the fort.

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