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Drama 8: dance listings compiled by Kelly Apter.
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CASTLEMILK YOUTH COMPLEX 5‘) .'\l'tlt'llc'l';llf_' Road. 050 0000, Belonging Thu 2f) .lul. 7.30pm. £2
(U l. 7S4 ‘l‘heatre (‘ompany bring together young people from (ilasgow. Aberdecnsliire and the Western Isles to c\plore what it means to ‘bclong' to a community
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The Boyfriend Mon 30 Jul Sat 4 Aug. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). Scottish Youth ‘l‘lieatre present Sandy Wilson's I‘lllls inusical comedy. about a group of dchutantcs at a finishing school on the French Riv iera. all looking to ‘marry
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95 U5 llyndland Street. 357 .iSfiS. Ill. W(‘. \\'A|
A Wee Bit Of How Do You Do Fri 27 is Sat 2S Jul. Forbes .\lasson and (ierda Stevenson play the former keepers in an abandoned Institute of Social liiclusion. in this powerful musical comedy staged by mi\ed-ability group. Sounds of Progress.
3‘)? Batli Street. 2S" 55l I. Ill. \\'('. WAI Fame Fri 20 is Sat 2| .lul. 7.30pm. £5 (£3 l. (ilasgow 's .Apollo Players prepare to start pay ing in sweat at the New York School of the Performing Arts.
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PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE
New Street. SS" l0l0. Ill. WC. WA] Performancefest! Fri 20 is; Fri 2" Jul. "pm. £4 (£2 l. The culmination of three weeks of drama workshops. PA('li Theatre (‘ompany and their budding actors present a devised performance.
lZl Renlield Street. 3.52 l340. ll). “(1 w'.-\|
Peter Powers Naughty Naughty Hypno Show Fri 20 Jul—Sat l l Aug. Fri is Sat nights 7.30pm. £0) Popular hypnotisl Powers returns with a live performance after the success of his debut TV show.
Peter Powers Midnight Madness Sat 31 Jul Sat ll Aug. Sat midnight. £l0. As if the early evening show weren't crazy enough. Powers does it twice in one night with this adults only show. complete with his infamous ‘handshake orgasm'. Palladium Nights Sun 22 Jul. 7.30pm. U l (£9.50). A variety extravaganza all the way from Blackpool. where Danny La Rue. Stu Francis and ‘violin entertainer' (iary l.o\ ini set out to entertain the whole family.
I00 Rentrew Street. 332 5057. Ill. WC. WA]
Merlin - The Wild Boy Wed l--Sat 4 Aug. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£3.50). Scottish Youth Theatre look to the fantastical legend of King Arthur and (’o for their 25th Annual Summer Festival show.
25 Albert Drive. 387 3900. ll’. TT. WC. WAI
Belonging Sat 28 Jul. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). See (ilasgow. (‘astlemilk Youth Complex. TRON THEATRE
(i3 'l'rongate. 552 4267.
Ghost Shirt Tue 24—Sat 2% Jul. 7.30pm. £7.50 (£4). Theatre By Design use music and storytelling to fuse the poem. Hiuii-uI/iu with the legend of the (ihost Dance shirt. which was stolen from the native American tribe. Lacota Sioux. See preview.
l3» 2‘) .\'icol.son Street. 52‘) 6000. IH. WC. WA]
The Singing Kettle Silly Circus Thu l‘)—Sun 22 Jul. See Kids listings. HOPETOUN HOUSE
Shore Road. South Queensferry. 33l 245 I. ll’. WAI
A Midsummer Night’s Dream Fri 20 Jul. 7.30pm. £l0 (£8). (‘hapterhouse Theatre ('ompany follow tip the success of last year's anm and Juliet. with another open air production in the grounds of llopetoun House. Sticking with both Shakespeare and romance. the company enter the world of fairies and love potions in one of the bard’s most popular plays.
Tron Theatre. Glasgow, Tue 24—Sat 28 Jul (then at Edinburgh Fringe).
Getting burgled is a bummer. You might lose y0ur VCR or your microwave 0r alternatively. and perhaps worse. y0u COuld lose one of those daft things that only mean something to yOu: a framed photo. yOur lucky five p0und note. or the spare key to yOur first car. You'd miss them even if you COuldn't explain why. This was the problem faced by representatives of a native American tribe. the Lacota Sioux who spent five years trying to wrest back a stolen shirt. deposned in a Glasgow museum over a century before. HaVing requested its return in 1995. the shirt was returned by the Glasgow City COuncil. after much wrangling, in 1999.
Director Lu Kemp. one of TAGS newly-appointed assistant directors.
Truly, madly, teepee
whose The Hunting Of The Snark received acclaim on the Edinburgh Fringe two years ago. explains that her devised production is based on the story of the artefact. ‘This is about storytelling.‘ she says. 'A lot of theatre is very fourth wall. it doesn't include the audience. I was interested in something that spoke more
directly to them.‘
Kemp feels that we explain native custom through our own myths. not theirs. ‘We wanted to explore the processes by which peOple explained the shirt.' she says. 'We looked at Hiawatha. because a lot of our perceptions. things like spaghetti westerns. are about the myth. The idea of the native. ecology and various other values came from this poem. It also led to an exploration of the nature of museums. which are like picture books. You see the object. but very few words are used to explain it. you're not given much information' (Steve Cramer)
The grounds are open from (3pm for picnics. and you're advised to bring along rugs to sit on.
ROYAL LYCEUM THEATRE (irindlay Street. 248 4848. IP. H. TT. WC. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Fri 27 Jul-Sat 4 Aug (not Sun/Mon). 27th Jul & lst Aug 7.l5pm; 28th Jul 2.30pm & 7.l5pm; 31st Jul 9.30pm: 2nd Aug 7.|5pni & 9.30pm. £l0 (£5—£7.50). A hit at last year‘s Festival Fringe. Mike Maran returns with his musical adaptation of Louis de Bernieres' popular novel.
A Wee Bit Of How Do You Do Wed 25 & Thu 26 Jul. 7.45pm. £l0 (£5—£7.5()). See Glasgow. (‘ottier Theatre.
Did You Used To Be R. D. Laing? Wed 1 Atig. 9.30pm. £10 (£5—-£7.50). Mike Maran‘s musical one-man show looking at the life of 60s philosopher and all-round eccentric Scot. R. l). Laing. The show received high praise indeed at last year‘s Fringe. but most impressive is the comment front Laing's daughter having watched the show: ‘I thought I was in the room with my dad.‘
(‘ambridge Street. 32S I404. IP. H. 'lT. WC. WA]
Wiping My Mother’s Arse Preview show Fri 27 Juli Sat 4 Aug (not Mon 30. Thu 2). 7pm; Wed 2pm. £7.50 (£4.50). Scottish playwright lain lleggie steps inside the family unit for this new black comedy about an absent son. his nursing home-bound mother and her TV guru obsessed carer.
Gagarin Way Preview show Tue 31 Jul. 2pm. £7.50 (£4.50). Traverse Theatre Company present this new hard-edged comedy by (iregory Burke. in which four young men are linked by political beliefs in a violent world. Part of the Festival Fringe.
Ay, Carmela! Preview show Thu 2 Aug. 3.30pm. £6 (£4). A new linglish translation of this Spanish classic in which two cabaret artists try and save their skills by performing for Franco‘s troops and their prisoners.
Bedbound Preview show Thu 2 Aug. l0.30prn. £6 (£4). The new play from [inda ‘Disco Pigs. Walsh. l‘octlsing on a crazed father and his disabled daughter.
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