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.
DISABLED ACCESS KEY
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 287 551 1. Any Ticketlink box ofﬁce can sell tickets for other
119 Gorbals Street, 429 0022. [P, H, TT, WC, WA]
Tall Tales Thu 3—Sat 5 Aug. 7.30pm (2pm mat Sat). £7.50 (£3.50). Scottish Youth Theatre present their adaptation of this family favourite, featuring travellers’ campﬁre stories.
The Glory Until Sat 5 Aug. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). Prior to their appearance at this year’s Aberdeen Youth Festival, Scottish Youth Theatre present this adaptation of a work by one of Scotland‘s most respected writers, Stuart Paterson. The Gloryjuxtaposes the life of ordinary 18th century Scots with their leader, Bonnie Prince Charlie.
121 Renﬁeld Street, 332 1846. [P, WC, WA}.
Hig Road Until Sat 26 Aug (not Sun 6). 7.30pm (2pm matinees on Thu 3rd, Sat 5th & Wed 9th Aug). £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.
63 Trongate, 552 4267.
Doing Leonard Cohen Tue 8—Sat 12 Aug. 8pm. £7—£9 (£3.50—£5); All tickets £3 on Tue 8 Aug. Award-winning theatre company One Yellow Rabbit draw together some of Leonard Cohen’s most important work in this physical homage featuring over 40 poems.
Carrick Street, ()1292 611222. [H, WC, WA]
The Gaiety Whirl Until Sat 9 Sep. 7.30pm; Sat 6pm & 8.30pm. £7.50. Summer’s here, which can only mean one thing: the Gaiety Whirl ’5 back in town. This year Clyde 2’s Dean Park, Elaine Simmons and a full supporting cast serve up a rare old variety shindig.
Tay Square, 01382 223530. [R H, WC, WA]
Community Theatre Festival Thu 10—Sat 12 Aug. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2). Local writers bring their one-act plays to the stage.
CRAWFORD ARTS CENTRE
93 North Street, 01334 474610. [R WA] Shirley Valentine Until Sat 26 Aug. 8pm. £8 (£4.50—£5). Lesley Mackie stars as the frustrated housewife who leaves behind her inconsiderate husband and kids and heads for the Spanish sun.
THURSDAY 3 Glasgow
Frankie's Fringe The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, ()870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £4 (£3). There’s no escaping comedy goings-on at the other end of the M8 as The Stand brings the pick of the Festival Fringe through to Glasgow. Frankie Boyle’s guest for the evening is Arnold Brown, with others still to be conﬁrmed.
FRIDAY 4 Glasgow
Jester's Comedy Club Mansion’s Cafe Bar, 63 St George’s Road, 333 1418. 8.30pm. £6 (£5). Frankie Boyle takes a break from his compering capers to headline at Jester’s, Brandon Reed and David Kaye help with the humour,
alon side comp Janey Godley.
Fran ie's Fringe - The Best Of Scottish Comedy The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £6 (£5). The cream of Scottish comedy comes to Glasgow as Brian Dewar and Bill Hennigan present their new show, Useless Guide To Scotland 2000: The Scone OfDesriny, John Flint contributes some political satire, plus mirthful musings from Dougie Dunlop.
Scruffy Murphy‘s One Comedy Night Scruffy Murphy’s. 49/50 George IV Bridge, 225 1681. 8pm. Free. Scruffy Murphy’s bring you a festival alternative. Alternative in that the comedy is completely free. Host Reg Anderson promises a variety of big names, just look out for the ‘Venue 0’ banner.
SATURDAY 5 Glasgow
Jester’s Comedy Club Mansion’s Cafe Bar, 63 St George’s Road, 333 1418. 8.30pm. £6 (£5). Flying solo this evening is Raymond Meams as he indulges in some outrageous antics.
Phil Kay The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9pm. £6. Venture into the surreal world of Phil Kay for a night of eccentric intellectual endeavours. Support acts still to be conﬁrmed.
Bruce Morton The Fotheringay, 17—21 Nithsdale Road, 424 0463. 9pm. £6. With all his writing and acting commitments, Bruce manages to squeeze stand-up into his hectic schedule. Support comes from comp Billy Bonkers plus more acts to be conﬁrmed.
Join Jane - Best Of Irish Comedy The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, ()870 600 6055. 9pm. £7 (£4). Jane Mackay presents an evening of good craic with three charming Irish lads: Michael Redmond, Bob Reilly and Paddy Courtney.
Scruffy Murphy’s One Comedy Night Scruffy Murphy‘s, 49/50 George IV Bridge, 225 1681. 8pm. Free. See Fri 4.
Bruce Morton The State Bar, 148 Holland Street, 332 2159. 9pm. £6. Same bloke, different venue — see Sat 5. Stand-up Scotland The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 9pm. £3 (£2). Catch tomorrow‘s stand-up stars today as Graeme Thomas introduces Nick Findlay, Miles Jupp, Marie MacArthur, Chris Ozog and John Sinclair. John Gordon is the guest closer.
The Comic Club Blackfriars, 36 Bell Street, 552 5924. 9pm. £5 (£4). MC Raymond Meams launches the comic assault, welcoming to the stage headliner Richard Allen, and support acts Cormac O’Hara and Susanne Fraser.
Bruce Morton Glasgow: Fotheringay Bar, Sat SAug.
Squeezing in a couple of Glasgow gigs before heading east for a short Fringe run, Bruce Morton relishes the chance to perform before a native audience. ’lt’s good to be coming back to Scotland,’ he says. ‘You're talking to your own sort of people in your own language. That’s why I enjoy it so much. After three years in London it’s good for the soul — and they’re the only gigs where you get to talk quickly!’
Morton still makes quarterly visits to Scotland, but he finds it increasingly difficult as he juggles stand-up with work for an internet company, attempts to establish a radio production company with his new wife (he got married last month) and developing a radio show about six aspects of Scottishness.
Morton’s short period south of the border has forced him to reflect further on the so-called Scottish sense of humour. 'There’s that old thing about Glaswegians having a great sense of humour, but also being a really tough audience — we’re supposedly a people that love to have a great laugh but won’t. But that’s cobblers.‘
That’s certainly the opinion of those who saw his last appearance at the The State Bar when Morton left the audience shouting for more as a flow of fast-paced observational humour on all things Scottish flowed from his jangly 6ft frame. Whether Morton will be around the circuit for much longer appears to be an open question. Catch him before he ventures off into pastures new. (Davie Archibald)
WEDNESDAY 9 Glasgow
Vigorous Lime Comedy Club Nice ‘n’ Sleazy, 421 Sauchiehall Street, 333 0900. It‘s all quiet on the Western front as Vigorous Lime regulars head East for the Edinburgh Festival. The club will be back with a bang on Sep 6.
The Comic Club At The Stuart Hotel
The Stuart Hotel, Cornwall Street, 01355 221161. 8.30pm. Free. Janey Godley
e Yellow Rabbit
takes time-out from Jester’s to headline in East Kilbride, Charlie Ross supports and the compete is Raymond Meams.
THURSDAY 10 Glasgow
Frankie's Fringe The Stand, 333 Woodlands Road, 0870 600 6055. 8.30pm. £5 (£4). Frankie Boyle hosts more Fringe previews with some ﬁlthy footie patter from self-styled pundit Bob Doolally. He’s joined by Teddy The Teenage Terrorist and John Gordon.
OYR'S SNUN THUNDERSTRUCK Will be running at the traverse Theatre 1 Fdinourgh 18 to 36 Aug. Phone 0331 338 1404.
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