: A&E : Theatre This
month's Listings: Glasgow Theatre Guide with linked reviews.
An hour by train/car from Edinburgh.
|Theatre Listings & Reviews for Edinburgh, or Rest of Scotland, or Tours|
Month's Theatre Events and Reviews for Glasgow,
by Venue, including visiting tours.|
Main Glasgow Theatre Spaces (click on the name to get to that venues listings).
Arches | CCA | Citizens |Kings | Oran Mor | RSAMD | Sharamanka | Theatre Royal | Tramway | Tron |.
Next month's Glasgow's theatre listings.
Beyond next month Glasgow's Theatre Listings.
This and next months' Edinburgh listings | Rest of Scotland
Currentand future tour listings with tours in + also those outside Scotland reviewed by EdinburghGuide.
Index Page for what else is in the Theatre Section and more links.
To contact Theatre Editor, Thelma Good.
Although every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in these pages, no responsibility can be accepted for any errors or omissions.
Citizens Theatre www.citz.co.uk for internet booking
0141 429 0022
119 Gorbals St from centre by subway/short walk(20 mins), bus (12/17 mins) or taxi (10mins)
Bar & Warm atmosphere. Visit this wonderful theatre centre for fascinating, varied productions and a warm welcome, well worth travelling to Glasgow. Their new Artistic Director is Jeremy Raison.
Fewer Emergencies - Ankur Productions - Scottish premiere of Martin Crimp,s triptych on the sinister dides of suburban middle class life, Fewer Emergencies, Whole Blue Sky and Face to the Wall.
12 - 16 Sept at 7:30pm.
Never Knowingly Unoffensive - Jerry Sandowitz - Scotland's maverick comic genius.
14 - 16 Sept at 7:30pm.
Yellow Moon - TAG Theatre Company in assoc with Citizens Theatre Company - David Grieg's new play about being 17 and trying to find real freedom.
Review - Paints a vivid picture, but a little too neatly.
Preview 28 Sept at 7:30pm.
29 Sept - 14 Oct Tues - Sat at 7:30pm Mat 7 Oct at 2:30pm.
Mary Stuart - National Theatre of Scotland | Citizens Theate | Royal Lyceum Theatre - A new version of Schiller's play by David Harrower. Elizabeth 1 of England holds Mary Queen of Scots in Fotheringay Castle. Both Queens try to protect themselves and their beliefs. Vicky Featherstone Artistic Director of the NTS directs.
Previews 29 & 30 Oct at 7:30pm.
3 - 21 Oct Tues - Sat at 7:30pm Mat 14 Oct at 2:30pm.
Tron Theatre www.tron.co.uk
0141 552 4267
In converted church in Trongate Good Bar and restaurant. Main stage and studio theatre. Look up for St Mungo, a kenetic sculpture by Eduard Bersudsky (see Sharmanka Gallery) installed on the Tron Clock Tower.Ali Curran takes up her appointment as the Tron's Director in May 2005. She scince 2001 held the post of Director of the Peacock Theatre in Dublin, at the Abbey, Ireland's National Theatre.
5/10 Minutes from Central Station/Queens Street There also a lot of music events.
Music Programme & Drama & Writing Workshops (The Tron's popular programme of workshops from 3 years to 50 +). www.tron.co.uk for info.
THE TRUMAN CAPOTE TALK SHOW - Now on its final UK tour ahead of a New York farewell, Bob Kingdom returns as Truman Capote in this sell-out show.
12 - 16 SEPT at 8pm.
DRENCHED - Boilerhouse - A tale of murder, obsession, sexual jealousy and rain from the writer, Gary Young, behind Boilerhouse's 2002 success Running Girl.
21 - 23 Sept at 8pm.
MARTIN SOAN - Armed with a stream of gags, a mountain of props and an
avalanche of material, Martin will amuse and amaze with his extraordinary
"As Used in the Famous Nelson Mandela" - MARK THOMAS - A deeply
funny and deeply disturbing journey of Mark's rampage through the arms
trade. Hard hitting, laugh out loud funny and shockingly entertaining,
Mark Thomas is never anything less than compulsive.
IN CONVERSATION WITH RICHARD WILSON - As part of the Tron's 25th Anniversary
celebrations, Pinsent Mason is sponsoring an In Conversation series with
well known Scottish personalities.
Pit - Faultline with Neil Doherty - an Arches new work commission
- You are invited to a feast in the stomach of the city. That feeling
in your pit, the wet leap forward. You are the special guest. Formal wear
preferred. Carnivores welcome. Come hungry. Bring your tongue.
Finished With Engines - Friedman McKendrick Viola - an Arches new
work commission - On a floating nuclear testing observation platform,
two crewmembers with an increasingly sketchy grasp of their situation
attempt to navigate the capricious rungs of escalation, as a bizarre civil
insurgency plays out in the bay at their backs. Drew Friedman and Stephanie
Viola are founder members of The Riot Group. Alan McKendrick won the 2006
Arches Award for Stage Directors. This is their first co-production.
La Petite Mort - Lisa Marie Gregan - In this new production Lisa
Marie Gregan explores society's obsession with women who kill and the
fate of the femme fatale.
The Art of Swimming - Playgroup - Lynda Radley returns after her
triumphant April Scratch with a one-woman show about endurance swimming,
circus acts, storytelling and time.
and all was white - Sari Lievonen and Diana
Simpson - Recreating the extreme environment of the Antarctic in the
bowels of the Arches, this interactive performance installation uses live
video tracking, dance and soundscaping to examine the physical gestures
of exploration firsthand. Award-winning Glasgow sound artist Diana Simpson
collaborates with Finnish dancer and visual artist Sari Lievonen on an
extraordinary, sensory new work.
A Moment's Peace - Petrified Paradise - Last year a detainee of
Dungavel Removal Centre escaped and began walking to freedom. Later that
day, unable to find the human contact he was seeking, he turned around
and went back. A radical new piece of mixed-media documentary theatre
in the corridors and basements of the Arches, looks atthe human cost of
Britain's increasingly hard-line approach to immigration.
Weasel Words - Rough Ruby Productions - Shona hates her job. Then
Tom shows up. Motivated by pure lust, Shona helps him to transform the
organisation into an efficient and ethical business. A comedy about the
terrible danger of taking your head out of the sand.
Self Contained - National Theatre of Scotland Young Company - If
you thought the apocalypse was imminent, what would you do? Where would
you go? Using the dissolute atmospherics of the Arches as a stimulus,
NTS Young Company have created a devised debut production which depicts
extraordinary characters living a not-so-implausible scenario. Developed
at the Arches' Scratch Night.
ARCHES LIVE! ARTISTS' FORUM - This year's Arches LIVE! sees many companies
responding to unusual performance spaces and evolving new forms of theatre
to fit them. Dee Heddon, writer, performer and lecturer in Theatre Studies
at Glasgow University chairs this season's Artists' Forum, considering
the growing interest in 'site-responsive' work in relation to theatre's
ability to retain its urgency and relevance to contemporary audiences.
Spend A Penny - Arches Theatre Company - Do you let them touch
you...? Arches Theatre Company celebrates fifteen years of boundary-pushing
by moving in on your personal space, as we cordially invite you to a series
of one-on-one confrontations in the club toilets. Eight writers - Liz
Lochhead, James Kelman, David Harrower, Frank Deasy, Megan Barker, Lynsey
Murdoch, Lynda Radley and Daniel Jackson contributed original monologues,
to be performed by eight of the best actors to have graced the Arches
stage/ corridors/alleyways in our short history. Arches Artistic Director
and founder Andy Arnold, devises, directs and deviates a completely unique
theatrical experience. Subject matter: Decidedly murky. Please wash your
minds thoroughly on leaving.
Steptoe & Son in Murder atr Oil Drum Lane - A specially written stage
play brings back the father and son scrapdealers.