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WORLD CLASS ENTERTAINMENT FOR A WORLD CLASS CITY This Autumn’s highlight at the Theatre Royal is without doubt the Ambassador Theatre Group’s international and West End co-production of West Side Story. Brought to Glasgow as part of Scotland’s Broadway, the joint initiative designed to showcase world class theatre in the city, this show is simply unmissable. Be sure to book soon. Alongside the brilliant Madness musical Our House, Fiddler on the Roof is the season’s other spectacular treat. Starring Joe McGann, last seen in Glasgow in the first Scotland’s Broadway production, Guys & Dolls at the King’s, this is a opportunity to experience a top quality production of one of the greatest musical titles of all time.

CONTENTS Winter Dance Offer Book for 3 of the 4 dance companies and save £5 per ticket on top 3 price bands! Applies to: Stephen Petronio Company Phoenix Dance Theatre The Trocks Richard Alston (Tickets must be purchased at the same time and applies to full price tickets. Cannot be redeemed against tickets already purchased).

Pages 12 and 13 of the brochure show Scottish Opera’s new main scale season, running to May 2009. No fewer than five brilliant productions are launched, alongside the company’s new identity. Scottish Ballet also have an expanded programme for 2008, following their June production of Romeo & Juliet with an innovative Autumn Season and the return of Sleeping Beauty at Christmas. Finally, the Café Royal will see a number of improvements during the summer and will relaunch very soon with a new operator, all day opening and an exciting new menu.

Our House 30 June - 5 July


Secrets 6 - 9 August


Fiddler on the Roof 18 - 23 August


The Vagina Monologues 8 25 - 30 August The Jungle Book 2 - 6 September


Absurd Person Singular 10 8 - 13 September SCOTTISH BALLET Autumn Season 2008 18 - 20 September




The Motown Show 15 - 16 August My Brilliant Divorce 2 November


Stephen Petronio 15 4 - 5 November Phoenix Dance Theatre 7 - 8 November

I look forward to welcoming you to the Theatre Royal and our sister venue the King’s soon. Richard Wingate Chief Executive

Stephen Petronio Company see page 15 for details

West Side Story 11 - 29 November


SCOTTISH BALLET The Sleeping Beauty 6 - 27 December


















Steve Brookstein Gwyneth Strong

Our House didn’t just win the Olivier Award for Best New Musical, it was an instant smash hit, winning hearts in London’s West End. A touching tale of life and love, heartbreak and comedy, right and wrong, Our House is the irresistibly brilliant musical starring original X-Factor winner Steve Brookstein and Gwyneth Strong (Only Fools and Horses), bursting with non-stop classic hits from everyone’s favourite 80s pop group, Madness. Sixteen today, in love for the first time - the world is really changing for the young Joe Casey. But on this fateful night he doesn’t realise quite how much. Our House features more than 15 Madness hits including My Girl, Wings Of A Dove, Baggy Trousers, House Of Fun, Driving In My Car and of course, the all-time joyous classic It Must Be Love. This hilarious, touchingly romantic and emotionallycharged musical is written by Calendar Girls’ Tim Firth, and directed by Lord of the Rings’ Matthew Warchus, with highoctane choreography by Billy Elliot’s Peter Darling.


★★★★★ ‘Deliciously absorbing drama for an audience of over nines’

‘Stunning and brilliant’ The Sun


TRY THIS! Adapted by Vicky Ireland

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Previous West End production photos by Catherine Ashmore

Jacqueline Wilson’s

India lives in a large, luxurious house. She seems to have it all but her parents are so busy worrying about themselves, she thinks they’ve forgotten about her. Down on the local estate, Treasure’s staying with her wonderful Nan. She really doesn’t want to go back to live with her Mum, not while Mum’s new man is there - he’s got such a temper. India sees her stylish mother all wrapped up in her fashion business and her Dad seems to be having problems of his own they don’t notice how lonely she is. But then she meets Treasure and soon they’re the best of friends. They escape from their problems by writing diaries, inspired by their heroine, Anne Frank. But when secrets start jumping out of the page and into real life, Treasure and India find themselves in deep trouble. The team behind the hit stage adaptations of Double Act, Bad Girls and Midnight bring this absorbing story to the stage. See a trailer at



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‘Triumphant Joe raises the roof. Joe McGann brings to the part an actorly precision and sprightly seriousness that is both fresh and endearing’

‘★★★★ The dancing and music are glorious, the hairs rise on the back of the neck in recognition of a superb and intensely human piece of theatre’

Sunday Express

The Scotsman

‘Thrilling spectacle’ Daily Record



Starring Joe McGann Exhilarating, joyous and inspiring, the spectacular musical event Fiddler on the Roof is back to touch people’s hearts. Packed with a selection of the best-loved songs in the history of musicals including Tradition, Matchmaker Matchmaker, Sunrise Sunset, To Life! and If I Were a Rich Man. This magnificent show struck such a chord in audiences that it became one of the longest running productions on Broadway and won nine Tony awards. Joe McGann, best known for his role as Charlie Burrows in The Upper Hand, and who recently starred in Guys and Dolls at the King's Theatre, plays the lead role of Tevye, the man who dreams of riches, respect and a quiet family life. Blessed with a moving and compelling storyline, heartwarming humour and colourful characters, Jerome Robbins’ dramatic original choreography, wonderfully evocative sets and costumes and sheer joie de vivre, make this the musical to take to your hearts! Share the memories of thousands of theatregoers who have enjoyed this eternal slice of musical history! 6

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Karen Dunbar (Chewin’ the Fat, Karen Dunbar Show)

Sally Lindsay (Coronation Street)

‘Laugh-out-loud funny, witty, provocative and deeply poignant’ Independent

‘See it even if you haven’t got one’ Sunday Times

Following a sell-out tour, The Vagina Monologues returns to Glasgow this summer for one week only! The queen of Scottish comedy, Karen Dunbar will star alongside Coronation Street favourites, Sally Lindsay and Nikki Sanderson. Based on author Eve Ensler’s Vagina Interviews conducted with women all around the world, this incredible collection of hilariously witty and moving stories guarantees to induce laughter and tears, touching women of all ages across the globe. Bring your mum, your best friend, your sister or even your Granny - this is the ultimate girls’ night out. Trust us! A staggering number of the world’s most famous and talented women, from Kate Winslet and Whoopi Goldberg to Sophie Dahl and Jerry Hall have chosen to take part in the show in New York, Los Angeles and London. As sharp as ‘Sex And The City’ and as unmissable as ‘Friends’! Book now! 8

Suitable for ages 15+. Contains explicit language.

‘Animal magic!’

Nikki Sanderson (Heartbeat, Coronation Street)



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Evening Mail The timeless children’s classic returns as a magnificent adventure for all the family, with brand new songs. Journey into the jungle to meet Mowgli the young man-cub, who is raised by a family of wolves. When Shere Khan the tiger swears to kill the child, Baloo and Bagheera agree to take the boy to the man village for his safety. But the jungle holds danger and surprises for them all - and Mowgli’s adventure has just begun! Bringing Rudyard Kipling’s much-loved story and characters brilliantly to life, this thrilling family show, with fantastic new music, is sure to delight the imaginations of children everywhere!

‘Packed with great songs, this is the real deal! I urge you to get the tickets pronto’ Birmingham Post ★★★★ ‘A Rip-roaring family show’

Time Out

‘A great children’s experience. Catch it while you can’ See a trailer of the show at



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★★★★ ‘Irresistible’ Evening Standard




‘Marvellous. In a class of its own’ Daily Mail

★★★★ ‘Unforgettable’ The Guardian

★★★★ ‘Savagely funny’ Sunday Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Hilarious, a timeless classic’ Daily Express

It’s party time at the Hopcrofts and the only present they want is to succeed in scaling the social ladder. Havoc ensues at the drinks party they hold to impress their high-powered friends - but that’s nothing compared to what happens over the next two years when the friends return their hospitality! Featuring an all star cast including Sara Crowe, known for her outstanding performances in Four Weddings and a Funeral and Acorn Antiques the Musical, Matthew Cottle who starred with Samantha Janus in the hilarious BBC comedy Game On, Honeysuckle Weeks who starred in the hit ITV drama Foyle’s War, Marc Bannerman, best known for his role as Gianni Di Marco in Eastenders and most recently I’m A Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here! and Deborah Grant, well known for her roles in Bouquet of Barbed Wire, Bergerac and who most recently appeared in the BBC’s hit series Not Going Out. A classic comedy with outrageous characters - this is Ayckbourn at his best. More casting to be announced soon.



‘Scottish Ballet never looked so strong or assured’ Scotland on Sunday

‘Painfully funny’ Mail on Sunday Enjoy a unique programme inspired by the music of Radiohead, film techniques and the sophisticated frivolity of the 1930's.


From ground-breaking American choreographer Stephen Petronio comes Ride The Beast - a celebration of raw energy and creativity set to music by Radiohead and featuring designs by uber-cool New York fashion designer Benjamin Cho.


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‘An absurdly funny night’

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Evening Stanard

Main photograph by Nisbet Wylie, others by Andrew Ross.

This year’s biggest West End comedy hit is set to take the UK by storm as Bill Kenwright’s critically acclaimed ‘Savagely Funny’, ‘Seriously Hilarious’, and ‘Dazzling’ production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Absurd Person Singular goes on tour.

‘Tremendous, thrilling and very stylish. A work that bursts with colour, dynamism and power’ Scotland on Sunday on Ride The Beast From Petronio’s guru, Trisha Brown, comes the hauntingly poetic For MG: The Movie set to a soundscape by maverick composer Alvin Curran.

‘Movement with hypnotic grace. Stunningly beautiful’ The Daily Telegraph on For MG: The Movie Taking its cue from popular music of the 1930s, Scottish Ballet’s artistic director Ashley Page premieres Pennies from Heaven a playful interpretation of the atmosphere and bittersweet lyrics of the songs.



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THE SPARKLING NEW SEASON FROM SCOTTISH OPERA THE TWO WIDOWS Bedr˘ich Smetana Sung in English with English supertitles

A new Scottish Opera and Edinburgh International Festival co-production. Smetana’s folk inspired and melodic music is brimming with wit. Two young widows living a Bohemian country life in the late 19th century become embroiled in a mischievous game of love and jealousy. Francesco Corti conducts in this, his first production as Music Director of Scottish Opera.

Sat 18 Oct 2.15pm Fri 31 Oct 7.15pm


the 18th century, this is a traditionally delivered and amusing story of pretence, seduction, disguises and flirtatious alliances. The story is centred on two officers who test the faithfulness of their soon-to-be brides. Conducted by David McVicar.

Giuseppe Verdi

A production by Opéra National du Rhin.

Pre-Performance Talk Sat 11 Oct 6pm The Secret Marriage Unwrapped Wed 8 Oct 6pm

Sung in Italian with English supertitles

New co-production with Welsh National Opera. Where do the gentlemen of 19th century Paris go once their wives have gone to bed?

Supported by Lord and Lady Laidlaw, The Scottish Opera Syndicate and the Scottish Government Edinburgh Festival Expo Fund.

Fri 10 Oct 7.15pm Tue 14 Oct 7.15pm Fri 17 Oct 7.15pm Pre-Performance Talk Fri 17 Oct 6pm The Two Widows Unwrapped Mon 13 Oct 6pm


Supported by Dunard Fund, Scottish Opera’s

Domenico Cimarosa

‘Play a Supporting Role’ appeal.

Sung in English with English supertitles

Thu 30 Oct 7.15pm Sat 1 Nov 7.15pm Fri 6 Feb 7.15pm Sun 8 Feb 4pm Thu 12 Feb 7.15pm Sat 14 Feb 7.15pm

A Scottish Opera premierè The Secret Marriage is Cimarosa’s most famous work and is a charming example of Italian operatic comedy. Harry Fehr directs a comic whirlwind of deceit, rivalry, fickle affection and covert marriage. Scottish conductor Garry Walker makes his Scottish Opera debut. Tue 7 Oct 7.15pm Sat 11 Oct 7.15pm 12

Scottish director David McVicar and Tanya McCallin, bring you this authentic and gritty take on one of the world’s most famous operas. Bohemian artists, showgirls, courtesans... the rich and the wretched mix together within the shady underworld of the Parisian demi-monde. Conducted by Emmanuel Joel-Hornak.

Pre-Performance Talk Sun 8 Feb 2.45pm La Traviata Unwrapped Thu 5 Feb 6pm

COSÌ FAN TUTTE Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sung in Italian with English supertitles

Set in the Bay of Naples in

Wed 29 Apr 7.15pm Sat 2 May 2.15pm Sat 16 May 7.15pm Thu 28 May 7.15pm Sat 30 May 7.15pm Pre-Performance Talk Sat 16 May 6pm Cosi fan tutte Unwrapped Fri 1 May 6pm

MANON Jules Massenet Sung in French with English supertitles

A Scottish Opera première and a new production. This 19th century tragedy is Massenet’s most famous opera and is a passionate and compelling account of a beautiful young girl and her turbulent and ultimately devastating love affairs. With a fully choreographed ballet scene. Scottish Opera Music Director Francesco Corti conducts. Supported by the Alexander Gibson Circle

Wed 20 May 7.15pm Sat 23 May 7.15pm Fri 29 May 7.15pm Sun 31 May 4pm Pre-Performance Talk Sat 23 May 6pm Manon Unwrapped Fri 22 May 6pm

BOOK ALL FIVE OPERAS AND SAVE 25% Enjoy Scottish Opera for less by subscribing to all five operas in the 2008 / 2009 season. Call the Box Office for details £10 TICKETS FOR UNDER 26s Book any seat, in any area of the theatre, in advance with valid ID AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFS & TOUCH TOURS AVAILABLE call the Box Office for details

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THE MOTOWN SHOW Celebrating The Music Of Motown Legends The Four Tops & The Temptations Get your tickets now for this slick, high-energy concert celebrating the hits of the 60s and 70s Motown era and two of its finest groups, The Four Tops and The Temptations, along with many other legendary artists’ from the period. ‘They Had The Moves, The Looks, The Voices, And Every Motown Classic You Could Ask For’ Jersey Evening Post This show is 100% live, and features all the UK hits of The Four Tops and The Temptations, together with classic songs from other famous Motown artists such as Marvin Gaye, The Jacksons, The Isley Brothers, Edwin Starr and Stevie Wonder.


My Divorce Starring Dillie Keane When Angela Lipsky’s husband has a mid-life crisis and a mid-European affair, she finds herself adrift in a sea of shifty solicitors, a disapproving mother, a series of helpline counsellors and Christmas all on her own. Bizarre dates, suspect purchases, a near reconciliation with the ex, then a singles ‘away weekend’ brings about a surprise meeting and maybe some hope. Starring as Angela is award-winning comedienne Dillie Keane, best known as a founding member of the comedy cabaret trio Fascinating Aida and for her role in Grumpy Old Women.

The Dance Consortium presents



Javier De Frutos Triple Bill

Petronio doesn’t tell stories, instead he makes beautiful pictures by getting his dancers to perform some of the most demanding twists and turns you’ll see on a stage today, giving him a reputation as one of the great choreographers of the moment.

This triple bill of dance works by Phoenix’s Artistic Director, Olivier Award-winning Javier De Frutos, is on the theme of Body & Eros. Paseillo is the first stage of the ritual; Los Picadores is a violent, carnal approach to Stravinsky’s Les Noces; while Nopalitos represents a series of tableaux of life after death, inspired by the Mexican celebration Day of the Dead, where lovers and rivals meet for eternity.

Tue 4 & Wed 5 Nov 7.30pm Sun 2 Nov 7.30pm

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Phoenix Dance Theatre have an international reputation for presenting inspiring, entertaining contemporary dance, performed by a formidable group of dancers handpicked from around the world.

Master choreographer Stephen Petronio is as famed for his collaborations as for the quality of his dance, and in two of the pieces to be performed in Glasgow (Bud Suite and Bloom) his partnership with musician Rufus Wainwright takes his work onto a new level. The final piece, Lareign, is set to The Strangler’s No More Heroes.

How Sweet It Is...

Fri 15 & Sat 16 Aug 7.30pm




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‘This imperishable masterpiece of musical theatre is as powerful, pertinent and poignant as ever’ Daily Mail

‘This still remarkable musical achieves a truly tragic grandeur’ Daily Telegraph

Based on a conception by Jerome Robbins Book by Arthur Laurents Music by Leonard Bernstein Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

‘Something is coming. Something good. And it’s going to be great.’ The moment the curtain rose on Broadway in the 50s, musical theatre was at once changed forever. Packed with unforgettable songs including Maria, Tonight, Somewhere, America, One Hand One Heart and I Feel Pretty, West Side Story remains even today 50 years on, a theatrical landmark. Groundbreaking choreography by the legendary Jerome Robbins and a subsequent movie version that went on to win an incredible ten Academy Awards (including Best Picture) further cemented the reputation of this undoubted masterpiece. Scotland’s Broadway, bringing world class shows to Glasgow, proudly presents this brand new vibrant production. Made to commemorate the show’s 50th anniversary and performed by a knock-out ensemble cast, this international hit musical is thrilling audiences across the world all over again. Book now! 16

Entire original production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins

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COMING SOON NOW BOOKING! The Dance Consortium presents

Sat 6 - Sat 27 Dec Sat 6 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Wed 10 Dec 7.30pm Thu 11 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Fri 12 Dec 7.30pm Sat 13 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Tue 16 - Wed 17 Dec 7.30pm Thu 18 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Fri 19 - Sat 20 Dec 7.30pm Tue 23 Dec 7.30pm Wed 24 Dec 2pm Sat 27 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm Touch Tour & Audio Described Perfs Fri 12 Dec 7.30pm & Sat 13 Dec 2pm, preceded by touch tour

Winner of the Critics’ Circle Award for Outstanding Repertoire (Classical), Scottish Ballet presents Artistic Director Ashley Page’s acclaimed take on the classic fairytale. A truly spellbinding tale that begins once upon a time on a gorgeous summer afternoon in 1830, this unique version of The Sleeping Beauty unfolds over one hundred years showcasing the era’s fashions, sometimes graceful, sometimes outrageous, but always lavish, in a magical kingdom created by international designer Antony McDonald. The Sleeping Beauty features Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, alive with musical motifs, and performed live by the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Free Pre-Show Talks Sat 6 & Thu 18 Dec 6.30pm with Ashley Page Fri 12 Dec 6.30pm with Richard Honner Under 26s First Night Offer £10 tickets, First Night only (subject to availability) book at the Theatre Royal Box Office counter from 6.30 - 7.30pm on the night, ID required Best Discount for Friends £10 OFF top 3 prices Wed 10 Dec

‘Energetic, beautiful dancing, clear storytelling, imposing sets and stunning costumes. A ticket to see this show is worth every penny’ The Scotsman

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‘Gloriously-costumed whingding crammed with dazzling choreography’ The Herald

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Photograph from Go Dance 08, Anniesland College

Main image by Holly Warburton, production photograph by Andrew Ross.

Family Insight Events Sat 6 Dec at 11am

Go Dance is returning to the stage of the Theatre Royal in January 09.

‘This is the funniest night you’ll ever have at the ballet’ Sunday Times

This fantastic community dance festival is fast becoming an unmissable event in the Scottish Dance calendar, showcasing the talent of over 1000 dancers across Scotland and representing the best work from colleges, dance schools and community groups.

Founded in 1974 by a group of ballet enthusiasts presenting a playful, entertaining view of classical ballet in parody form, Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo first performed in the late-late shows in Off-Off Broadway lofts and are now treasured all around the world.

Reflecting a diverse mix of dance styles, including contemporary, street, ballet, jazz and hip hop, and performed by dancers of all ages, Go Dance 09 will offer a different programme each night, packed with energy, creativity and passion.

Affectionately known as The Trocks, this company of professional male dancers presents an inspired blend of their loving knowledge of dance, their brilliant comic approach, and the astounding fact that men can, indeed, dance en pointe without falling flat on their faces!

For further details please contact:

‘Great comedians and great dancers’

KAREN TOWNSEND 0141 240 1309

Daily Telegraph

ALISON COWAN (Wed - Fri) 0141 240 1310 Tue 27 - Sat 31 Jan Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm

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RICHARD ALSTON DANCE COMPANY Following its acclaimed visit to the Theatre Royal in April, the 10-strong Richard Alston Dance Company return with another programme of world class dancing and deep yet accessible choreography hard-wired to its chosen music.

‘A Company that has steadily raised its game. Every curl of the hand or kick of the leg is a pleasure to watch’ The Scotsman

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Book by Joe Masteroff Music by John Kander Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Following the huge success of Swan Lake On Ice, The Imperial Ice Stars return with Cinderella On Ice - part of an international tour boasting special effects, lavish sets, glorious costumes and electrifying skating.

David Sawer and Armando Iannucci Set in the clinic of cosmetic surgery guru Doktor Needlemeier, Skin Deep is a darkly brilliant, upto-the-minute satire on a world where staying young and beautiful is all that matters, whatever the cost. Richard Jones directs this world premiere production, conducted by Opera North’s acclaimed Music Director Richard Farnes.

OF THEE I SING & LET ‘EM EAT CAKE Gershwin A double helping of Gershwin with two comic musicals from the 1930s that gently satirise American politics. Both demonstrate that Gershwin had the rare popular gift of a brilliant songwriter and that he was also one of the great serious composers of the 20th century.

Fri 20 Feb 7.30pm

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Mar

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Friends Priority Booking Tue 12 Aug

Wilkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome to the multi award winning production of Cabaret starring Wayne Sleep as Emcee. Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the famous movie version with Liza Minnelli and Michael York, Cabaret has won a staggering number of awards including 8 Oscars, 7 BAFTAs, 13 Tonys and 2 Olivier Awards for Best Musical. Weimar Berlin 1931, a sassy, sizzling, haven of decadence. At its heart is the legendary Sally Bowles, who performs nightly at the infamous Kit Kat Klub. Cabaret features show-stopping choreography, dazzling costumes and some of the most iconic songs in musical theatre including Mein Heir, Maybe This Time and of course Cabaret.

Starring 23 Olympic, world, national and European Championship skaters, The Imperial Ice Stars are renowned for their unique brand of innovative skating and storytelling as they continue to break new ground in ice dancing with daring feats never seen before, all performed in the intimacy of an ice rink on a theatre stage.

Tue 9 - Sat 13 Jun Tue - Sat eves 7.30pm Wed, Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm

Mon 30 Mar - Sat 4 Apr Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm Thu & Sat mats 2.30pm

Family Ticket £85 Group of 4, max 2 adults, excls Wed & Thu mats, Fri & Sat eves

Best Discount for Friends £10 OFF top 4 prices Mon 30 Mar

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If you like what’s on offer at the Theatre Royal, take a look at the top class entertainment available at our sister venue the King’s.

FLASHDANCE Mon 18 - Sat 23 Aug SUMMER HOLIDAY PROGRAMME @ THE THEATRE ROYAL To book call 0870 060 6647. MUSICAL THEATRE SUMMER SCHOOL Mon 7 - Fri 11 Jul. Our hugely popular summer programme kicks off with a series of workshops in dance, drama and music, culminating in a performance on Friday afternoon. Age 8 - 14 yrs, 9.30am - 4.30pm daily, £100. STAGE STARS ACT 2 Mon 14 Jul. Acting and performing skills. Age 12 - 16 yrs, 10.30am - 12.30pm, £10. STAGE STARS ACT 1 Tue 15 Jul. Acting and performing skills. Age 8 - 11 yrs, 10.30am - 12.30pm, £10. URBAN MOVES Wed 16 Jul. High energy hip hop dance workshop. Age 8 15 yrs, 10.30am - 12.30pm, £10. MUSICAL THEATRE Thu 17 Jul. Musical theatre workshop with drama, jazz dance and singing. Age 8 - 15 yrs, 10.30am - 12.30pm, £10. STORIES ALIVE Tue 22 Jul. Kids favourites 22

brought to life using drama and face painting. Age 5 - 8 yrs, 11.30am - 12.45pm, £8. SPOOKY SPECIAL Wed 23 Jul. Severed fingers, blood and fun using special effects materials. Age 5 - 11 yrs, 10.30am - 12.30pm, £10. SPECIAL EFFECTS Thu 24 Jul. Create more cuts, bruises and burns using latex special effects. Age 12 - 16 yrs, 10.30am 12.30pm, £12.50. Thriller Fri 25 Jul. Fun workshop on make-up and performance skills. Age 8 - 15 yrs,10.30am 12.30pm, £12.50. CREATIVE LEARNING To book please contact the Education Department. Jungle Book Workshops Designed for primary aged children, workshops are available at the theatre pre or post show, or in your venue, led by a company member. Cost £85 + VAT for theatre based workshop, £200 + VAT for own venue workshop.

Phonenix Dance Theatre A variety of educational activities accompany the production; creative dance workshops for schools and colleges; master-classes for experienced or professional dancers; post show talks with Javier de Frutos and Ana Lujan Sanchez and open rehearsals where members of the public can watch rehearsals. Richard Alston Find out more about Richard Alston Dance Company with Essential Alston, an extensive outreach programme, which offers dance workshops, resource materials, talks and reduced price tickets. For further information on any of the above or our talks, tours or work experience programme please contact: Karen Townsend - Education Manager 0141 240 1309 karentownsend@the Alison Cowan - Learning Development Manager (Wed-Fri) 0141 240 1310 alisoncowan@the

MILKSHAKE LIVE Thu 28 - Sat 30 Aug

EVITA Mon 1 - Sat 13 Sep SUNSET SONG Tue 16 - Sat 20 Sep

NOISES OFF Mon 22 - Sat 27 Sep

CALENDAR GIRLS Mon 29 Sep - Sat 4 Oct

DAYDREAM BELIEVER Featuring the hits of the Monkees Mon 6 - Sat 11 Oct

THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA Thu 9 - Sat 11 Oct The Barry Manilow musical

CAN’T SMILE WITHOUT YOU Mon 13 - Sat 18 Oct Gerard Kelly, Karen Dunbar & Andy Gray star in

CINDERELLA Fri 28 Nov - Sun 11 Jan

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The Theatre Royal is located at the very top of Hope Street at the junction of Cowcaddens Road to the north of Glasgow city centre. It is extremely well served by motorway access, secure parking, trains, underground and buses all within yards of the theatre.

you reach Sauchiehall St, having crossed both West Regent St and Bath St. Turn right into Sauchiehall St, then

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left into Rose St at the beginning of the pedestrianised area. Turn 1st right into Renfrew St then 1st left into Cambridge St. The car park is on your right.

BY CAR Glasgow City Council operates a supervised 24hr, pay-onfoot (credit cards accepted) multistorey car park one block from the theatre in Cambridge St. Parking after 6pm costs £1 and this charge entitles you to park until 9am the following day. Leave the car park on foot by the Cowcaddens Rd exit, follow Cowcaddens Rd for one block and the Theatre Royal is on your right. If you have an orange or blue badge you can park free of charge for as long as you wish in surrounding Pay & Display spaces. There are other car parks at Dundasvale and Concert Sq.

Westbound on the M8 Exit at J17. Turn left at the 1st set of traffic lights into West Graham St. Turn right at the major traffic lights into Cowcaddens Rd then first right into Cambridge St. The car park is on your left.

Eastbound on the M8 Exit at J19 and follow signs for the City Centre. At the 1st set of traffic lights turn left into Pitt St. At the 2nd set of traffic lights turn right into West George St. Turn 1st left into Douglas St then continue (Blythswood Sq on your right) until

BY TRAIN - Queen St Leave Queen St station by the Dundas St exit (to your right from high level trains). Walk straight ahead across the taxi rank and into Dundas Lane. Turn right into Buchanan St and follow the pedestrianised area into Sauchiehall St then turn right into Hope St. The Theatre Royal is around 100yds on your right after you cross Renfrew St. BY TRAIN - Central Leave Central station by the main entrance. Turn left into Gordon St then first right into Hope St. The Theatre Royal is at the top of Hope St 100yds on your right after you cross Renfrew St.

BY UNDERGROUND Leave Cowcaddens station & turn right. Walk alongside Cowcaddens Rd for around 200yds & turn right into Hope St. The Theatre Royal is in front of you. BY BUS A wide variety of local bus routes stop close to the Theatre Royal. Longer distance services arrive at Buchanan Bus Station. Leave the bus station by the clock and head up Killermont St. Turn right up Hope St and the Theatre Royal is on your right. For timetable information call Traveline on 0870 608 2608. For other bus info call 0141 423 6600 8.30am - 6pm Mon - Fri and 8.30am - 12.30pm Sat. BY COACH Coaches may drop off but not park in front of the theatre. Coach parks are located at High Street (call in advance 0141 552 7276) and Buchanan Bus Station (call in advance 0141 333 3762). Charges apply.

AMBASSADOR THEATRE GROUP Theatre Royal Glasgow is operated by the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), currently the largest theatre group in the West End and separately, the second largest in the UK regions, with a total of 23 venues. ATG currently owns and operates 10 high profile West End Theatres: the Comedy, Donmar Warehouse, Duke of York’s, Fortune, Phoenix, Playhouse, Piccadilly, Savoy and Trafalgar Studios. ATG’s regional theatres include The Ambassadors, Woking; Theatre Royal Brighton; Victoria Hall and Regent Theatre in Stoke-onTrent; Milton Keynes Theatre; Churchill Theatre, Bromley; Richmond Theatre; King’s and Theatre Royal in Glasgow and New Wimbledon Theatre. Current and recent ATG successes in London include Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig, Elling, Guys and Dolls and The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.


THEATRE INFORMATION PHONE SALES 0870 060 6647 (bkg fee) GROUPS & SCHOOLS 0141 240 1122

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BOOKING Phone Sales open 10am - 8pm Mon - Sat. Counter Sales open 10am - 6pm Mon - Sat (8pm on performance nights). CONDITIONS OF SALE Please note that tickets cannot be exchanged or money refunded. BOOKING BY PHONE Use Mastercard, Maestro and Visa on bookings of £5 or more; bookings are instantly confirmed. A £2.75 transaction fee will be added to all telephone bookings, excluding Friends and group bookings, to cover admin and postage charges. BOOKING BY POST Cheques are payable to Glasgow Theatres Ltd. Post to: Box Office, Theatre Royal, 282 Hope Street, Glasgow G2 3QA. SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE! Shows marked with this symbol S . King’s shows can be included to qualify for Subscribe and Save discount. Book for 3 shows and save £3 per ticket. Book for 4 shows and save £4 per ticket. Rates apply to top 2 price bands only and not to Fri and Sat eves. You must book the same number of seats for each show at the initial time of booking to be eligible. One discount per person. Shows not marked with S are excluded from the scheme. FRIENDS On shows marked with an F all Friends can claim Friends Best Discounts (see show pages for details), £3 off the top 2 price bands on all Friday evenings and all matinees, and in addition Student / OAPs may claim £5 off the top 2 price bands for Saturday matinees. Only one discount applicable per ticket. Subject

to availability. CONCESSIONS On top 3 price bands for Mon - Thu eves, some matinees and some one night events. Full time students, unwaged and over 60s: £3 OFF; under 16s: £5 OFF. Concessions may vary - call Box Office for full details. GROUPS AND SCHOOLS 0141 240 1122 10am - 6pm Mon - Fri. For events marked G the following rates apply: for most productions (top 3 prices on MonThu eves and Sat mats), groups of 40+ can SAVE £5 OFF each ticket, groups of 20+ SAVE £4, and groups of 10+ SAVE £2. Separate group discounts apply to some shows. Special school rates are also available to groups of 10+ pupils / full-time students. DPAs You can benefit from the expertise offered by our team of 8 District Publicity Assistants who cover most of West and Central Scotland. Your local DPA can handle your request for a group of 10+, help you to make substantial savings, offer additional discount on your tickets for a first group visit (conditions apply), answer any queries you may have on extended payment terms and priority booking and arrange a backstage tour or an illustrated talk to your group depending on the distance from the theatre. For details of your nearest DPA call our Groups Department on 0141 240 1122. EQUAL ACCESS The Theatre Royal welcomes and provides facilities for elderly and disabled people of all ages. There is level access to the Stalls, Café Royal and adapted toilets. Wheelchair spaces are available in the Stalls for all performances and guide dogs are welcome. The Theatre Royal has an infra-red system to aid people with hearing difficulties; head sets are available from the main foyer. For full details

BOOK YOUR PROGRAMMES AND ICE CREAMS IN ADVANCE WHEN BUYING YOUR TICKETS! of all facilities for people with disabilities please contact the Box Office. Our brochure is available on audio-tape. To receive a copy, please call the Box Office on 0870 060 6647. GIFT VOUCHERS An ideal present; gift vouchers can be exchanged at either the Theatre Royal or King’s. Call the Box Office for details. REFRESHMENTS - BEFORE AND DURING THE SHOW

Price band Our House Mon - Thu eves & Sat mat Fri & Sat eves Fri Early


Fiddler on the Roof Mon - Thu eves & Sat mat Fri & Sat eves Thu mat





£26 £27 £21

Secrets / The Jungle Book Motown Show


£24 £25 £19

£22 £23 £17

£22 £23 £17

£18 £19 £14

£29 £30 £24


Adults £14, Children £9 £17.50 £15.50 £15.50 £13.50 £13.50

£27 £28 £22

£25 £26 £20

£23 £24 £18

£23 £24 £18

£19 £20 £15


Café Royal - fully licensed and open on performance days 2 hours before each show commences and during intervals.

Vagina Monologues Mon - Thu eves & Fri & Sat early Fri & Sat eves

Circle Café - situated in the Hemmings Foyer of the Dress Circle level providing drinks 60 minutes before each performance commences.

Absurd Person Singular Mon - Thu eves & Sat mat Fri & Sat eves Thu mat

There are fully licensed bars on all levels of the auditorium, open before performances and during the interval.

Scottish Ballet Autumn Season 08 Wed - Thu eves Fri & Sat eves

£18* £20*

£16 £18

£14 £15

£12 £14

My Brilliant Divorce










Stephen Petronio / Phoenix Dance Theatre / Richard Alston West Side Story Mon - Sat eves mats Sleeping Beauty Tue - Thu eves & Wed & Sat mats Fri & Sat eves Thu mat

4 Tier Seating Plan

£21 £23

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£24 £25.50 £20


£18.50 £16.50 £13.50


£39.50 £37.50 £33.50 £28.50 £23.50 £37.50 £35.50 £31.50 £26.50 £21.50

£24** £27** £20**

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The information in this brochure was correct at time of going to press. Glasgow Theatres Ltd reserve the right to alter the advertised programme or facilities if necessary.


£21 £25 £17

£19 £22 £15

£17 £21 £13

£42.50 £40.50

£11 £15 £9

2 Tier Seating Plan applies to Secrets, Vagina Monologues, The Jungle Book, Absurd Person Singular, Stephen Petronio, Phoenix Dance Theatre, The Trocks & Richard Alston

Scottish Opera Stalls Dress Circle Upper Circle Balcony







£44 £60 £46 £16

£34 £58 £34 £9

£32 £46 £16

£24 £40

£16 £32


Adults £10, Children £5

The Trocks







Cabaret Mon - Thu eves & Sat mat Fri & Sat eves Thu mat

£28 £30 £23

£26 £26 £21

£22 £23 £19

£18 £19 £17

£13 £14 £12

£31 £33 £26




Cinderella On Ice Tue - Thu eves & Sat mat Fri & Sat eves Wed & Thu mat

£28.50 £26.50 £22.50 £18.50 £13.50 £30 £27 £23.50 £19.50 £15.50 £21 £21 £17 £14 £14

£31.50 £33 £24

Price band S relates to Premium seats situated in the Front Stalls and Dress Circle. *Front Dress Circle seats are an additional £3 ** Front Dress Circle seats are an additional £7, £5 for Thu mats


Scottish Opera 4 Tier Seating Plan


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Friends OF GLASGOW THEATRES Beat the queue for tickets, join the Friends and make real savings over the year! Here are 7 reasons why you should join the Friends: • Great discounts - often 2 for 1 offers on 1st nights • Advance brochures • Priority booking period before the general public • Post Show Talks & chances to meet the ‘Stars in the Bars’ • Newsletters & comps

• No transaction fees for Friends (saving £2.75 per phone booking) • Discount dining at our partner restaurants:

Single Friends cost £20 for up to 2 discounted tickets per show. Double Friends cost £35 for up to 4 discounted tickets per show. Family Friends cost £45 for up to 6 discounted tickets per show.

0141 572 1405 0141 333 5702

0141 441 6222 0141 354 7705 0141 572 1000 0871 376 9043

Seniors, students and people with disabilities can join from as little as £15! ‘Fantastic value offer see the best shows at bargain prices twice Mondays and Weekends!’ Kathleen Bryson of Paisley. Join the Friends and obtain great ticket discounts by calling the Box Office on 0870 060 6647 or visit for more information on the Friends Scheme.


PHONE SALES 0870 060 6647 (online, bkg fee)

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The Theatre Royal Glasgow July-Deccember 2008  

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