: A&E : Theatre August
'06 Listings: Glasgow Theatre Guide with linked reviews.
An hour by train/car from Edinburgh.
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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.
For future events after those noted here check out their website.
The Arches book on line at www.thearches.co.uk
0141 565 1023
New entrance at 253 Argyll St opposite the Argyll St exit from Central Station. Disabled access to all floors, cafe bar, theatre and toilet facilities.
The Arches which has clubs, music, exhibitions as well as theatre has been given a make over and there's more to see and eat. Further info about Arches & their company.
Arches Artists' Forum - Monthly forum for all artists. To join the Arches Artists' Forum, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Meetings on Wednesdays once a month at 6pm (90 mins) FREE).
Please note - the Arches Artists Forum returns in April.
Scratch Night - In which we give some of the best performers in Scotland and the world ten minutes to try out a new idea in front of a well-lubricated audience, and anarchy ensues. lineup tbc.
6 July at 7.30pm. Pay what you can.
Highway Diner - Sexy, surreal and acutely political, Highway Diner devise site-specific theatre events for the iPod generation are The Arches' Company In Residence this season. They will spend their residency writing, devising and performing a new work inspired by the location.
13 - 15 July at 7.30pm.
For later dates and other events look at Arches Website.
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.
For future events check out their website.
Theatre Royal Glasgow www.theambassadors.com/theatreroyalglasgow
0141 332 9000
282 Hope Street near RSAMD The home of Scottish Opera and Scottish Ballet which also has the occasional touring companies including drama.
La Travita - Northern Ballet Theatre - The company's ballet set in the decadent society of 19th Century Paris, it tells the story of the young and naive nobleman, Armand, who falls deeply in love with the beautiful courtesan, Marguerite.
27 June - 1 July at 7:30pm also Thurs and Sat mats at 2:30pm.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express The 3rd Dimension - The roller skating futuristic musical about love and hope when things are hard.
4 - 22 July Mon - Sat at 7:30pm also Thurs and Sat mats at 2:30pm.
Strangers On A Train - Patricia Highsmith's tale newly dramatised by Craig Warner with Anita Harris, Alex Ferns, Will Throp, Colin Baker and Leah Bracknell. Two young men meet on a train and speculate what it would be like to create perfect murder.
21 - 26 Aug Mon - Frid at 7:30pm, Thurs mat at 2:30pm, Sat at 4pm & 8pm.
The Gruffalo - Tall Stories - Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's picture book in this successful musical stage adaptation for children 3 and up.
23 - 26 Aug Wed at 10:30am & 1:30pm, Thurs at 10:30pm, Frid at 10:30pm & 1:30pm, Sat at 10:30am & 30mins past noon.
Habeas Corpus - The Peter Hall Company - Lust and longing has taken hold of the Wicksteed family in the swinging 1960's Brighton in Alan Bennett's full of action comedy. Starring James Fleet.
28 Aug - 2 Sept at 7:30pm Thurs at Sat mats at 2:30pm.
Oran Mor. Website.
0141 357 6200 for info and events other than A play, a pie and a pint.
731 - 735 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 9QX On the Corner of Great Western Road and Byres Road a new cafe/bar with two performance spaces one on the first floor with an amazing Alastair Grey ceiling. Great atmosphere.
This venue has had three successful seasons of A Play, A Pie And A Pint at lunchtime the fourth ended in May 2006. It is also occassionally used as a theatre venue in the evening and has music events. See their website for details of events.
The King's Glasgow www.kings-glasgow.co.uk
0141 240 1111
297 Bath St
Buses or train from Queen St or Central to Charing Cross, buses go past entrance to theatre. Fine traditional theatre with good sightlines and four levels of seating, two bars. Disabled access to theatre auditorium at side.
The New Satesman - Rik Mayall stars in this new play that brings Alan B'Stard up to date written by Laurence Marks and Mauric Gran. B'Stard's taking his seat in Blair's New Labout Cabinet can fiction emulate our extraordinary times? With him around it well might.
26 Jun - 1 July at 7:30pm also Wed & Sat Mats at 2:30pm.
Girls Night - Written by Louise Roche and starring Cheryl Baker, Lucy Speed and Donna Hazelton. Five friends relive their past on a karoke night, so there's comedy and songs..
3 - 5 July at 7:30pm.
Disney's Beauty And The Beast - Uk Productions Ltd - The musical of the film with lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice.
1 - 12 Aug Tues - Sat at 7:30pm Mats at 2:30pm on 2, 5, 6, 9m 10 & 12 Aug.
Dancing Queen - A celebration of Abba's hits with a cast of twenty singers and dancers.
15 - 19 Aug Tues - Frid at 7:30pm Sat at 4pm & 8pm.
Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show - A new production of this hit cult musical get ready to glam up and let rip stars David Bedella as Frank N Fruter.
21 - 26 Aug Mon - Thu at 7:30pm, Frid & Sat at 5:30pm & 8:30pm.
Buddy The Buddy Holly Story - Musical that has his song and tells the story of his short life.
28 Aug - 2 Sep Mon - Thu at 7:30pm, Frid & Sat at 5:30pm & 8:30pm.
0141 548 2558 or 0141 552 3489 email
98 Ingram Street 10 mins walk from Central and Queen St Station
Run by Strathclyde Theatre Group STG and celebrating its 30th anniversary. It's an open access company, working to professional standards. (Also checkout weekly Tuesday Lunchtime Music at the Ramshorn for details Alan Tavener, Director of Music, University of Strathclyde 0141 - 548 3444).
For future events check out their website.
Gilmorehill G12, www.gilmorehillg12.co.uk, University of Glasgow.
0141 330 5522.
Large converted church entrance on corner of University Avenue and Kelvin Way. Go to Kelvinbridge on Underground turn left along Gt Western Rd, turn right into Bank st which becomes Kelvin Way
Check their website for events.
Box Office 0845 330 3501(normal rates apply)
Albert Dr by frequent train from Central Station to Pollockshields East 3 mins.
Venue for Art, Music, Dance as well as occassional Theatre, cafe also base for several community performance groups. Has a marvellously designed new green space The Hidden Gardens open in Tues to Sat 10am to 8pm or dusk if earlier and Sun 12pm - 6pm or dusk if earlier.
Freespace - Performance and artists opportunities on Thursday Evenings before and after the main performance event in the street area of the Tramway. For details to apply contact by email - email@example.com putting freespace in subject line.
Check out their website for future events.
350 Sauchiehall St Glasgow G2 3JD
Relaunched in 2002 the Centre for Contemporary Arts has mainly visual arts but also film, music and occasional dance and theatre. Smart Cafe, Bar and Bookshop.
0141 352 4900.
Phone venue for info - only very occassional theatre productions.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens In the West End of Glasgow.
Glasgow Rep's 2005 Summer Season Bard in The Botanics 2005 was held in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens, their fourth season there, from 22 June to 23 July 2005. The season included Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night snd several other shows. In previous years this festival has attracted large audience to their al fresco shows.
Glasgow Rep's 2005 Summer Season Bard in The Botanics
21 June to 23 July.
The festival will include productions of two of Shakespeares most enchanting and magical plays, The Winters Tale and The Comedy of Errors by Glasgow Rep and some other productions.
Sharmanka Kinetic Gallery www.sharmanka.co.uk
0141 552 7080
14 King St near Tron Theatre and beside Russian cafe Cossachok
Unique and fabulous kinetic sculptures by Eduard Bersudsky perform! Magical, extraordinary.
Look up for their latest creation St Mungo installed nearby at the Tron Clock Tower.
Tickets £4, conc £3, children under 16 - free Please book in advance by phone or e-mail.
Performances each week.
Performances Tue,Thu,Sun at 7pm
Matinee Sun at 3pm
Small groups are welcome any other time by appointment.
Review by Thelma Good.
0141 332 5057
10 Renfrew Street Glasgow G2 3DB Near Bus and Queen St stations
Home of the Royal Scottish Academy Of Music And Drama. Performances from music, theatre and opera students at various times during the year some at other venues. You can download their public programme from their website.
For events check out their website.
Cottier Theatre website.
93 - 95 Hyndland St Converted church with performance space in Glasgow's west end.
Presently closed for refurbishment.