0 Theatre is listed by city first then by

f venue, running In alphabetil order, except for touring shows which are

listed by the name of the show. Please

send details not later than 10 days before publication date.

O CITIZENS Gorbals Street, 429 0022

/8177. Box Office. Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D] Hansel and Gretel Tue 10 Dec-Sat 1 1 Jan. Times vary: 103m on 11—13. 16—20 Dec and 8 & 10 Jan; 2pm on 11—14.16——28.30& 31

' Dec. 2—4Jan. 7—9Jan 8: llJan; 5pm

on 14.21.23—24. 26—28 Dec. 1-4Jan. 11Jan;7pmon10.13.17. l9&20.30

5 Dec. 1 Jan and 7—10Jan;8pmon 14, 21 . 23. 26—28 Dec. 2—4Jan and 11 . Jan. Prices vary between £1 & £4.

Myles Rudge‘s new adaptation ofthe

_ famous story by the Brothers

. Grimm. with music by Derek

Watson and directed by Giles

Havergal. (See feature and review). 0 THE DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 552 5827. Box Office

i 9.30am—6pm.

The Brothers Menaechmus Until Sat

; 14 Dee. 7.30pm. Strathclyde Theatre

Group. directed by Faja Newman in

Plautus‘s comedy. satirising his 200 BC contemporary society. (See review).


( Washington Street (opp Holiday . Inn) 221 4526. Box office Mon—Fri 9am—4.45pm.

A Right Christmas Caper Until Sat 21

Dec. Tue 10—Fri 13. Mon 16—Wed

18. 7.30pm. Thurs 12. Sat l4.Tue 17 Thurs 19. Sat21. 2pm. £1.50(£1). Glasgow Arts Centre‘s panto which follows the escapades of a couple of

retrograde convicts. Gilbert and

Crosby. as they seek to escape the threat ofChristmas pud behind bars. Directed by Robin Wilson with music by Graeme McKinnon (see Review).

0 Sadly because of financial restrictions the Glasgow Arts Centre is having to suspend its performance programme in the New Year. But don't forget they run countless classes from drama to photography, with plenty in between. Contact the centre for details. 0 KINGS Bath Street. Box office

Mon—Sat 12 noon—6pm. Phone

bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. 552 5961. Sinbad the Sailor Until Feb 1986.

Mon—Sat7.15pm. Matinees: Until , 14 Dec— Sats and Weds; from 16

Dec—4 Jan, every day. 2.15pm.

£5.75—£1.0APs and children

selected perfs. £3—£1.50. The King‘s annual panto with the evergreen Una MacLean and Johnnie Beattie

(see Review).

0 MITCHELL Granville Street. 221


I 1 Wk \ .3: Acclaimed as the Funniest Man on Television by readers of the TV Times for the past three years, Russ Abbot comes to The Edinburgh Playhouse on 1 January for his first season in a theatre in Scotland. Creator of the now cult characters Jimmy-The Scot,

3198. Box office Mon—Sat. 12

noon—6pm. Tickets also available

from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 552 5961. Mon—Sat10.30am—6.30pm.

Aladdin Until Sat 14 Dec. 7.30pm. . Sat mat 2.30pm. £3. Children and ()APs £2.50. Pantheon Club in a

; spirited production (see Review).

A Christmas Carol Wed 18—Sat 21 Dec. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Mitchell

Theatre for Youth present their

Christmas version ofthe famous Dickens tale ofscroogery overcome.

Play I1 Again Sam Mon 23 Dec.

f 7.30pm. £2.50 (£2). Frontline Theatre Company in Woody Allen‘s

comedly Casablanca revisited in irreverent mood.

: A Scots Gospel Thurs 26—Sat 28 Dec. 2.30pm & 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ). In association with the Netherbow Arts

Centre, Edinburgh. Jamie Stuart presents his popular one man version

; ofthe gospel in Scots.

Tron Theatre, Glasgow Sean McCarthy, plays opposite Ann Scott-Jones in his latest play; the

painful, sympathetic exploration of an

adulterous afiairset in Dublin. Ironically, the anticipated struggle with traditional Catholic morality remains only in the background, lingering physically in the form of candles and statues that surround

Peter Ling's meticulous and beautifully

effective bedsit set. The moral focus

here is contained more within the

relationship itself, as the gradual

surrender of sell by one person is

abused by the other

The gradual revelation of character

as the situation grows more involved

, keeps the play moving, and Ann Scott

Jones as Joan brings a passion and grit

to her performance that pulls the

production (directed by Michael Boyd)

up short in places, while Sean

McCarthy as Don peels layer after layer

off a character who constantly . promises to have a centre. But the f self-conscious intensity of intimacy

and the determined naturalism of both play and production conspire somehow to achieve the opposite of intimacy and naturalism and it does tall foul of cliches. (Sarah Hemming)


1_SThe List 13 Dec—9Jan


l Cooperman, Vince Prince, Boggles,

g Barrett Holmes and Basildon Bond, his

i recent television highlights have included his Madhouse specials, and guest appearances on Tarby and

| Friends, The Bob Monkhouse Show and

j A Royal Night of One Hundred Stars.

Cuttin' a Rug Mon 6—Sat 18 Jan 1986 (Except Sun 12 Jan) 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm on 18th. £2.50(£2). Unit 1 Theatre Company in John Byrne‘s eternally funny comedy about life in I the slab room. 0 PAVILION 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar.

Cinderella Until Sat 8 Feb. Mon—Sat 7.30pm. (excluding New Year's 1 Day). Matinees. 2.30pm: Wed & Sat 1 unti121 Dec; every day from 19 Dec-4Jan. then Wed8Jan and 3 every Sat until 8 Feb. £5—£3. 2 Children and OAPs £3—£2. A packed panto presented by Radio Clyde and

starring Andy Cameron. Valerie Dunbar and ‘Tiger‘ Tim Stevens. (See Review).

0 CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. (123 67 32887. Box office Mon—Fri. 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—3pm. 6—8pm perf. evgs. Bar/cafe.

A Christmas Carol Has unfortunately been cancelled in view of the teachers‘ work to rule.

0 THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234/332 9000 (credit cards). Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perfevgs) Bar. Buffet.

Peter Pan Until Sat 14 Dec. Tue—Thurs 7.30pm. Fri 4.45 & 8pm. Sat 2.30 & 7.30pm. £5—£2. Fri at 4.45pm and Sat at 2.30pm £1 off any scat. Cones for Children and OAPs. On its way to London. a musical version ofJ . M. Barrie‘s

famous tale starring the ebullient

Bonnie Langford as the Principal

Boy (Boy being the operative work) opposite Joss Ackland as Captain Hook. (See Review).

The Nutcracker Mon 23 Dec—Sat l l Jan.See DANCE. O THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Box office Tue-Sat 10am-5.30pm. Sun 2—5pm. (Tickets also from bookshop on perf evgs). [D] [El

Woyzeck Fri 13 & Sat 14 Dec. 8pm. £2.25 (£1.75). The Great Western Theatre Company in Georg Biichner‘s study of a man rent apart

by the pressures of his society a

revolutionary and extraordinarily modern work for early nineteenth century Germany.

Jack and Nae Beanstalk Sat 14 Dec 11am & 2.30pm. £1 .20 (80p). Raskolnikoff Theatre in a

production where plant power lands