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Drama 8: 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 287 551 1. Any Ticketlink box office can sell tickets for other venues. THEATRE TOKENS

'I'T‘ indicates venues where Theatre Tokens can be exchanged for tickets. Tokens can be bought from the Ticket Centre, (‘andleriggs Glasgow, 0141 287 5910; most branches of W.H. Smith, John Menzies and James 'Thin Booksellers; or by credit card from Tokcnline, 0171 240 8800.



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

Antigone Mon 28 Aug—Sat 9 Sep (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm (Tue matinee 2pm). £10 (£3); Preview tickets £2 on Mon 28—Tue 29 Aug. The age old conflict between the personal and the political comes under the spotlight once again when TAG Theatre Company perform Sarah Woods’ version of the Sophocles classic. See preview.

KING'S THEATRE 297 Bath Street, 287 551 1. [11, WC, WA] Joseph And His Amazing Technicolor

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Preview performances -

Mon 28 & Tues 29 Aug

Matinee - Tues 5 Sept at 2.00pm Tickets E 70/£'3

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{No performances on Sun 3 or Mon 4 Sept)

Box Office

0141 429 0022



Glasgow: Citizens' Theatre, Mon 28 Aug—Sat 9 Sep, then touring.

TAG Theatre's series of theatrical workshops and performances,Mak/ng The Nation, represents a bold attempt to use classical theatre as inspiration for anyone bewildered by or uninterested in the sad state of British politics. Which probably covers pretty much everyone, including the politicians. And, considering that TAG’s previous successes include a performance of Julius Caesar to a

group of primary school kids, Making The Nation looks like one idea that even

the House of Commons might understand.

’When we did Ju/I'us Caesar, it was to an audience of seven and ten-year—olds. I’ve since discovered that it's one of Shakespeare's most difficult plays to engage an audience in,’ says TAG’s artistic director, James Brining. ‘But we managed it; we used the children in the audience as actors in the play, as more than just spectators, which they really seemed to enjoy.’

Set in the city of Thebes after a bitter civil war, the latest Making The Nation offering follows the story of Antigone, a young woman battling against a hypocritical dictatorship. Antigone's struggle to obtain justice for her dead brother represents a powerful vindication of individual human rights, and one which best illustrates TAG Theatre’s ambitious aims: 'This play is fantastic for young people because its central protagonist is a young woman. I think people will easily identify with her point of view. It's about having strong beliefs which aren’t allowed or countenanced by the state. In that respect it’s timeless.’

(Olly Lassman)

Mon 28 Aug - Set 9 Sept at 7.30pm

Dreamcoat Until Sat 26 Aug. 7.30pm; Tue & Thu 2.30pm & 7.30pm; Fri & Sat 5pm & 8pm. £5—£20.50 (£5—13.50). The musical which first raised its head in 1979 still

Tues 12 - Sat 16 Sept at 7.45pm Matinee performances -

Wed 13 Sept at 1.30pm

Sat 16 Sept at 2.30pm

Tickets from £4.75

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54 THE LIST 24 Aug—7 Sep 2000

refuses to lie down. So here‘s another opportunity to sing along to some ofAndrew Lloyd Webber’s finest ditties, from ‘Any Dream Will Do’ to ‘Close Every Door‘. Always Patsy Cline Mon 4—Sat 9 Sep. 7.30pm (Wed & Sat matinees 2.30pm). £5—£17.50. In the pre-stalking days of old, a country music fan named Louise bumped into her idol Patsy Cline, and the two women struck up a friendship which was to last until Cline’s untimely demise in 1963. This is their story, and needless to say it‘s peppered throughout by some of the country legend‘s greatest hits.


New Street, 887 1010. [H, WC, WA]

A Woman In Waiting Fri 1 Sep. 7.30pm. £7 (£3). Acclaimed South African actress Thembi Mtshali stars in this poignant one- woman show about pre-Apartheid life in the townships.


121 Renfield Street, 332 1846. [P, WC, WA] High Road Until Sat 26 Aug. 7.30pm (Sat matinee 2pm).£8—£12.50. lt‘s Loch Lomond no more, as the cast of the popular Scottish soap head for the bright lights of Glasgow in this specially written episode.


25 Albert Drive, 287 3900. [P, TT, WC, WA]

True Fri l—Sat 16 Sep. A site-specific piece specially commissioned by the Tramway which blends performance and installation to explore the secrets of the human body.


63 Trongate, 552 4267.

Dive Urgance Thu 24 Aug. 8pm. £7 (£3.50). Acrobatic footwork, trapeze artistry and juggling meet music and the spoken word in this acclaimed show from physical theatre group, Dark Horse. Further Than The Furthest Thing Wed 6—Sat 23 Sep. 7.30pm. £7—£9 (£3.50—£5). Zinnie Harris' award-winning play based on the true-life upheaval of occupants on the British-owned island of Tristan da Cunha. Beautifully written and staged, the play perfectly evokes the sense of displacement felt by the islanders when a volcano forces them to re-locate to Southampton.

lain Heggie Wed 6—Sat 9 Sep. 8pm. Free. Heggie puts a group of young actors through their paces in this evening of improvisation, not usually open to the public.



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

The Gaiety Whirl Until Sat 9 Sep (not Sun/Mon). 7.30pm; Sat 6pm & 8.30pm. £7.50—£1(). It’s Whirl time again, with this year’s line-up featuring Clyde 2’s Dean Park and the Gaiety Big Band.



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

The Reader Fri l—Sat 2 Sep. 7.45pm. £5—£8. Based on Bernhard Schlink‘s novel, this adaptation for Borderline Theatre is a taut expose of love and duty in World War II. An impressionable schoolboy falls in love with an illiterate older woman, but is devastated when she suddenly disappears. Years later they are reunited, only this time he’s a lawyer and she’s on trial for SS war crimes. Shadows Mon 4—Wed 6 Sep. 7.30pm. £8 (£6). A dark past comes back to haunt the settled suburban life of Siobhan, when old flame Marcus arrives on the scene, in this new play from Glasgow’s Bubba Theatre Company.



Tay Square, 01382 223530. [R H, WC, WA]

Our Town Story Sat 2 Sep. 6.30pm & 8.30pm. £1. Eighty pupils selected from Dundee schools tell the story of their home town, prior to a performance at the Millennium Dome later this month.

The Reader Mon 4—Thu 7 Sep. 7.45pm. £7.75—£9.50 (£4.75—£6.5()). See Cumbernauld Theatre.

East Kilbride


Old Coach Road, 01355 261000. [R H, WC, WA]

My Life In Art Thu 24-Sat 26 Aug. 8pm. £6 (£4). Stephen likes Rebecca, Rebecca falls for Graham, but Graham likes Stephen. Andrew Chow reveals the comic encounters between two actors and a director working on a Fringe play.



Bennochy Road, 01592 412929. [R H, WC, WA]

Songs From The Shows Fri 25 Aug. 7.30pm; Sat 26 Aug. 5pm. £8—£10.50 (£5—£6). Four singers and a pianist perform hits from a century of stage musicals.

A Woman In Waiting Thu 31 Aug. 7.30pm. £8.50 (£4.25—£5). Acclaimed South African actress Thembi Mtshali stars in this poignant one-woman show about pre-Apartheid life in the townships.

St Andrews


93 North Street, (11334 474610. [R WA] Shirley Valentine Until Sat 26 Aug. 8pm (Sat mat 2.30pm). £8 (£5). Lesley Mackie stars as the frustrated housewife who heads for the sun, in Willy Russell’s comic play.



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

The Idiot Fri 1 Sep. 7.45pm. £6 (£3). Danish TV star Claus Damgaard takes the lead role in this West Yorkshire Playhouse production, based on Dostoevsky"s study of the epileptic Prince Myshkin.