Theatre listings

Drama is listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Dance is listed after drama for each city. Shovvs will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication.

Drama & dance listings compiled by Anna Millar.


WA = Wheelchair Access: P = Parking Facilities: WC = Adapted Toiletls). TICKETLINK

Tickets for major venues in (ilasgow are available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat l0.30am—630pm; Sun noon—5pm in person or until 9pm by phone on 0141 287 551 I. Any Ticketlink box office can sell tickets for other venues. THEATRE TOKENS

'IT indicates venues where Theatre Tokens can be exchanged for tickets. Tokens can be bought from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. (ilasgow. 014l 287 5910; most branches of W.H. Smith. John Menzies and James Thin Booksellers: or by credit card from Tokenline. ()l7l 240 8800.

Glasgow Drama


297 Bath Street. 287 551 l. [H. WC. WA] Sunset Boulevard Wed 7—Sat 31 Aug (not Sun). 7.30pm (Wed 8.: Sat mat 2.30pm). £7.50-£28.50. l-‘aith Brown stars as has-been movie star .\'orma Desmond in this powerful touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical.


l2l Renlield Street. 332 I846. IP. WC. WA]

The Celtic Story L'ntil Sat l0 Aug (not Sun). 7.30pm (Wed & Sat mat 2pm). £l0~£l5. The epic history of Scotland's green and white sporting institution is retold through blood. sweat and tears of laughter.


The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil Fri 2 Aug. 7.30pm. £tbc. John Me(irath‘s milestone ‘ceilidh play" about Scottish history from the Highland Clearances to the North Sea oil boom that provided a model of radical political theatre which McGrath and others are still employing and developing twenty years later.

RUCHILL COMMUNITY CENTRE The Cheviot, the Stag and the Black, Black Oil Sat 3 Aug. 7.30pm. See Glasgow. Pollock Community Centre.


25 Albert Drive. 287 3900. IP. TT. WC. WAI

Young Europeans Festival Thu l—Sat 3 Aug. 7.30pm. For ages 15—20. This three day festival celebrates European youth culture and theatre providing a programme of activities for l()() participants from Scotland. Denmark. Finland and the Aland Islands. This unique collaboration conceived by Tag Theatre Company sees seven different groups performing a total of nine shows.

Central Drama 8: Dance Ayr GAIETY THEATRE Carriek Street. 01292 (il I222. Ill. WC. WAI The Centenary Caiety Whirl tiutil Sat 7 Sep (not Sun/Mon). Tue—l-‘ri 7.30pm: Sat (3pm & 8.30pm. £7.50—£l2.50. Dean Park stars in the

(iaiety's annual variety spectacular boasting a big band sound. laughter. song and dancing girls.

Berwrck Upon Tweed PAXTON HOUSE

Paxton. 01289 3862‘”. IP. H. WC. WA. WAAI

Nelfth Night Sat 3 Aug. 7—9.30pm. £8 (£6). An outdoor production of the classic Shakespeare play performed by Chapter House Theatre.



High Street. ()l337 857397.

Romeo and Juliet Thu 8—Sui It) Aug. 7.30pm. £tbe. Cutting lidge Theatre follow up their successful production of .Wat‘lH’I/l with another Shakespearean classic performed in atmospheric historical settings.



Park Place. ()l382 345466. lWC. WA] Weemin’s Troubles liri 2 & Sat 3 Aug. 7.30pm. £6 (£5) from ()l382 434940. Set in a 1960s underwear factory. this comedy takes a humorous look at work. welfare. men and ‘weemin's problems‘.


Tay Square. ()l382 223530. IP. H. “C. WAI

A Life More Ordinary Mon 5 8: Tue (i Aug. 7.45pm. An amusing tale of a character who confuses his past with well-known film clips.


HOWDEN PARK CENTRE llowden. 0l50(i 433634. IP. WC. WAI Cradle to Grave Sat 3 Aug. 7pm. £5 (£3). West Lothian Youth Theatre give a one-off performance exploring young people's views on life. love. happiness and death.



Dervaig. 0|(i88 400377.

A Skull in Connemara Fri 2

Aug Tue l0 Sep (not Sun 4. Wed 7~-Thu 8). 8-r-l0pm. £‘)—£l2 (Ur—£9). Martin McDonagh's black comedy set in a murky graveyard is performed by Mull Theatre.

Copenhagen Wed 7 Aug—Sat 24 Aug (not l4 l7 8; 2|). 8.30pm. £‘)-£l2 (Hi—£0). The first Scottish production of Michael l‘rayn‘s play set against the backdrop of World War ll as two eminent scientists develop the atomic bomb.


l ' - . r. ’1” ii ,.. 3 ii i' lit“ Dave Anderson in The Ce tic Story at the Pavilion Theatre

St Andrews


Abbey Street. 01334 475000. IP. WC. WAI

Honk! l‘ri 2 Sat 24 Aug (not Sun). See Kids listings.

An Audience with Tom Morris

Sun 4 Aug. 8pm. £6 (£5). Intermttionally

acclaimed one-man show by David Joy on the life and times of ‘The (Brand ()ld Man Of (iolf'.

Peter and the Wolf Tue (i Aug. See Kids listings.


The Why Front CCA. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 338 3274. 7.30pm. Free. but ticketed. BBC Radio Scotland launches its new comedy sketch show featuring a mix of experienced and first time writers. For tickets for these live recordings. call 0l-ll 338 3274. or email vandana.menon(a

The Stand The Stand. 333 Woodlands Road. 0870 600 (i055. 9pm. £0 (£5). Frankie Boyle introduces a selection of the l‘ringe's hottest acts including Pam Ann. David ()'l)oherty and David Kay.


Snatch Club The Liquid Room. ()c Victoria Street. 225 2564. l0pm—3am. £3.50 (£2.50). Resident eompere and DJ Harry Ainsworth hosts this weekly Curry ()n-meets-Hi I)(' Hi debauched cabaret. liaeh week there will be a selection of guests. and competition host Dave Strong conducts the participatory fun and games.


Dundee Txt ’n’ Slam Het 'l'heatrccafc. Dundee Rep Theatre. Tay Square. ()1 382 202002. 9pm. £8 (£6.50). An interactive performance jamboree featuring poetry. comedy and acoustic music.


Jongleurs Comedy Club Jonglcurs. l,'(iC Building. Renfrew Street. 0870 787 0707. 7.30pm. £l2. Scotland‘s ballistic ranter Raymond Mearns introduces one- Iiner specialist Bruce (irifliths. impressionist Mark Walker and Curtis Walker. who recently fronted BBC2 show ( 'I‘lmn Hm].


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