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.


WA = Wheelchair Access; P = Parking Facilities: WC 2 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


'1'1‘ indicates venues where Theatre Tokens can be exchanged for tickets. Tokens can be bought from the Ticket (.‘entre, (.‘andleriggs, Glasgow, 0141 287 5910; most branches of W.ll. Smith, John Menzies and James Thin Booksellers; or by credit card from Tokenline, 0171 240 8800.


THE ARCHES 30 Midland Street, 334 2000. [WC,


RedJ Wed 1 l—Sat 14 Oct. 8pm. £4—£7. [Edinburgh-based performance company Boilerhouse bring their innovative show to the Arches. Set to a specially commissioned soundtrack. the piece fuses live vocals and words submitted by members of the public. See preview. Magic Bob In 'Among The Sand Dunes' Mon 16 ()ct. See Kids listings. The Bookroom Tue l7—Sat 28 Oct. 8pm. £7 (£4). Andy Arnold directs the Arches Theatre company in Julie Fuller's debut play. So obsessed is she with the works of cult American author Paul Auster. Greta leaves her Edinburgh home and heads to New York to meet her literary hero. But a chance meeting with a stranger in Central Park sets her on an alternative path. See preview. Gums Wed 18 Oct. See Kids listings. Big Book Of Tales Thu 19 ()ct. Sec Kids listings.

CITIZENS' THEATRE 119 (iorbals Street. 429 0022. [P. H. '1'1‘. \\'('. WA]

Blithe Spirit L'niil Sat 14 ()ct (not

Sun Mon). 7.30pm. £10 (1.3). All tickets £3 on 'l‘uesdays. Philip Prowse directs the (‘itizens‘ Theatre (‘ompany in a present-day adaptation of Noel (.‘oward‘s 19-11 comedy. The action centres on the tenipcstuous ghost Iilvira. a woman determined to cause her husband and his new wife as much trouble as possible. despite being dead for seven years. See review.

Funhouse Until Sat 14 ()ct (iioi

Sun Mon). 7.30pm. £10 (£3). All tickets £3 on Tuesdays. Steven Scott energetically delivers liric Bogosian's monologue highlighting the voyeuristic side of American society. See review. Two-Way Mirror Until Sat 1-1 Oct (not Sun Mon). 7.30pm. £10 (£3). All tickets 1.3 on Tuesday s. Arthur Miller's double- bill of short plays featuring a series of dysfunctional characters in search of truth. See review.


9 University Avenue. 330 5522. Buzzin' To Bits Until I-‘ri () ()ct. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2). 'I‘oonspeak. the young people's theatre company that brought you True/tin 'liuck II has hooked tip w ith Mark O'Rowe. the playwright behind 1999 l-‘ringe hit Home The RUN/(TC. Although originally written in Irish dialogue. this humorous look at drugs and teenage life has been translated by the company into pure Glaswegian.

The glory so far. . .

An Oktoberfest of theatre Teechers John Godber's popular comedy portrays a school play in which the students spareth not the rod on their teachers. A highly entertaining night of comedy and sooal observation. Brunton Theatre, Edinburgh, until Sat 7 Oct.

Like A Virgin Delight in the adventures of two working class Motherwell girls trying to make it big. Popular theatre at its best is promised here, With unashamed melodrama and broad comedy competing for the audience’s attention. East Ki/bri'de Village Theatre, East Ki/bri'de, Thu 5 Oct, then touring.

Plague John Retallack’s adaptation of Camus' novel shows a City affected by the pestilence of the title, and the psychological, as well as phySical effects of this CTISIS. Strong and theatrically adventurous entertainment. Dundee Rep, Dundee, Sat 7—Sat 28 Oct.

Among Unbroken Hearts Henry Adam’s new play outlines a yOung man’s return to his remote Caithness origins, to discover much about himself and his lifestyle. A political play, With many inSights into the personal. Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Fri 73—Sat 28 Oct.

The Book Room The Arches company presents its first show of the new season, dealing with an Edinburgh woman who becomes fascmated ‘Nlih the writer Paul Auster. She travels to New York to find him, and herself Arches, Glasgow: Tue 77 Oct—Sat 28 Oct

KING'S THEATRE 297 Bath Street. 2:47 5511. [11. \\'(‘. WA]

; Doctor Dolittle Tue 17 ()ct—Sat 4 Nov (not Sun). 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mats

2.30pm). 1.542450. Philip Schofield hands over the doctor's gown to madhouse resident Russ Abbot as the hit musical continues its tour. But regardless

of who's at the helm. the real stars of the show are the 90-odd animatronic animals

who squawk and talk their way through this hartnlessly ftiii show.

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listings THEATRE

THE TRON October 2000

Borderline Theatre Company

The Reader

Thur 5 - Sat 7 October 8pm

+ Sat 7 October 2pm ML—


Catherine Wheels Restall'am

Red - a new show for children aged 5-8 Sun 8 October 3pm

7:84 Theatre Company Scotland

A Little Rain Tues 10 —Sat 14 October 8pm

S'Iaid Cleaves & Lynn Miles Sun 15 October 9pm

Beckett Time Festival: Music Theatre

Something There Thur 19 ——Sun 22 October 9pm


0141 552 4267



Fri l9th to Sun 2| st October 2000 7.30 pm


a celebration of Cuban music, dance and arts in Glasgow

: by Jos Triana

translated by

ando Fernandez

" '6 Michael Kustow adapted by Adrian Mltchall

directed by Angela Chadfield

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by Peter Barnes

Tickets Mon/Tues E5. 2 Wed-Sal E8i4 Ticket Centre 0141 - 287 5511

The Ramshorn Theatre. 98 Ingram St. Glasgow

0141 - 552 3489 ramshorntheatre@strathacuk

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