Ron Athey in conversation

Gilmorehill Centre
University of Glasgow,
9 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Tel 0141 330 2892
Free by ticket:

Following the fourth installation of his Incorruptible Flesh series, ‘Messianic Remains’, Ron Athey explores the performance lineage of his own post-AIDS body. Previous instalments were presented in collaboration with the late Lawrence Steger, who died of AIDS during the mid-late 1990s, and in 2007 with London-based artist Dominic Johnson. Between 1996 and 2007, performances took place in Glasgow, London, New York and Amsterdam. What does this sequence reveal about the persistence of a precarious human body? Where might it lead next?

Chaired by Dr Stephen Greer, University of Glasgow
The conversation will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

Suitable for audiences age 18+

Howl-ing by Drew Taylor & Julia Doogan

Glasgay!SMHAFF and Drew Taylor present HOWL(ing)

Concept and Direction by Drew Taylor
Written by Drew Taylor and the Cast
Music Composed and Performed by Julia and the Doogans

TEL 0141 565 1000
Tickets £10 (£8 conc)

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the streets at dawn looking for an angry fix” Allen Ginsberg, HOWL, 1955

HOWL(ing) is an epic poem for post referendum Scotland
Using beat poet Allen Ginsberg’s seminal piece “HOWL” as a basis…

We present a concert of words and music,
We present a concert of Yes and No
We present a concert of a changed national financial, mental and social health
We present a celebration of where we find ourselves now, and how,
…We feel about that

Written and directed by performance poet/theatre director Drew Taylor, performed by leading Scottish acting talent and accompanied by acclaimed Glasgow musicians Julia and the Doogans:HOWL(ing) is a performance constructed by old, responding to the new, reflecting the current view.

HOWL(ing) is supported by Glasgay! and the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival.

Village Pub Theatre

VPT @ Glasgay!

BOOK-NOW_ICONWED 5 – FRI 7 NOV 2014, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
Rose & Grants
27 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5EZ
Tel 0141 552 7575
Tickets £8 inc glass of wine/soft drink

The Village Pub Theatre bring their motley crew of playwrights, actors and directors all the way from a pub in sunny Leith to a pub in sunny Trongate to present three evenings of fresh new writing. VPT @ Glasgay will present informal evenings of script in hand performances including new works by Colin Bell and James Ley and a evening of short works from some of Scotland’s most exciting playwrights.

VPT has quietly become a significant force on the theatre scene**** The Herald on Best of Village Pub Theatre
a brand new vortex of powerful theatrical activity in Edinburgh**** The Scotsman on Best of Village Pub Theatre

Wednesday 5th November, 7.30pm
GAY FAWKES NIGHT- An evening of VPT Shorts

VPT do what they do best with an evening of short plays inspired by fireworks, bonfires, political protest and LGBT issues, all supported by home baking, beer and fireworks inspired tomfoolery.

Thursday 6th November, 7.30pm
by James Ley
Three hotel rooms in Nice. Retired widow Alison and young Italian stallion Paulo play a risky game of cat and mouse. Rich expat Donald and Alison’s son Patrick confront an inter-generational gulf in opinion on mixed-status partnerships, HIV testing and the joy of sex. Alison’s daughter Fiona spins the wheel and the latest in a long line of holiday strangers steps into her world.

Friday 7th November, 7.30pm
by Colin Bell
Samson has converted the family butchers shop he inherited into a display of phallological specimens. He needs one final piece to complete his collection… A play about masculinity and power from Colin Bell.

The Madness of Lady Bright by Lanford Wilson

CARDBOARD FOX presents a double-bill

BOOK-NOW_ICONWED 29 OCT – SAT 1 NOV, 7.30pm (doors open 7pm)
Tickets £8 inc glass of wine/or soft drink
Limited tickets on sale at door from 7pm. Subject to availability.
27 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5EZ
Tel 0141 552 7575

The Madness of Lady Bright by Lanford Wilson

It’s a hot evening in her New York City apartment, as ageing drag queen Leslie Bright peers into her mirror and is faced with her own mortality, while being haunted by the memories of  those who she has loved and lost. Cardboard Fox Theatre Co. invites you to an intimate evening of theatre.

Mr & Mrs. Laughton

“Into his books, into his art. Into Himself .That was Charles, Charles Laughton”.

As the famed character actor prepares for his turn as King Lear, his wife Elsa Lanchester invites us into the intimate confines of their marriage. Through her eyes we see his rise as one of the brightest stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age, and the turmoil caused by living in a marriage based on a lie. Yet what these two fractured people found in each other, lasted thirty three years and on all accounts was a marriage of more than just convenience. Mr & Mrs Laughton, delves into the love we choose to accept and cherish when the heart yearns for something else, and the uplifting, and heartbreaking consequences found there in.



Directed by Andy Arnold
With Andy Clark & Stephen Clyde

Preview: WED 29 OCT, 2014, 8pm, £6
THU 30 OCT – SAT 8 NOV 2014, 8pm
Tickets £10 £7.50 conc)
TRON THEATRE, Changing House
63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB
Tel 0141 552 4267

Fresh from artistic triumph in Glasgow, two painters swagger down to war-torn London’s Bohemia to take the art world by storm.  After forcing galleries and critics to take notice of their brilliant post modernist paintings, they briefly become revered as the Gilbert and George of London’s art establishment.  However, these two Roberts, partners and lovers, are also outrageous and flamboyant hedonists who are eventually shunned by the Capital’s chattering classes.  And once out of control, there is only one way to go.

John Byrne idolised these two brilliant painters in his own Glasgow art school days and has written a fast-moving play crackling with fine art and foul profanities.

Illustration credit: John Byrne


MZA & CHiLL Productions present

SAT 25 OCT, 10pm
63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB
Tickets £16 (Conc £12)
Tel 0141 552 4267

Strap yourself in for a Craig Hill thrill! Hot on the heels of last year’s hysterically funny, sold out national tour, don’t miss the chance to see Scotland’s favourite kilted treasure – live and unleashed. The Scotsman called Craig “PRICELESS!” and we absolutely agree! Book early for this deliciously wicked and gloriously camp evening of no-holds-barred comedy and pure, unadulterated fun.

“This is one Highland Fling you’ll never regret… or forget!” ★★★★½ ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

“Funny as hell”  SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY

“High-octane… Irresistible… A laugh-out-loud performance from beginning to end… A cracking show!” LIST

“Class. Risqué, rib-tickling and absolutely screaming from the rafters… Absolutely hilarious!” EVENING NEWS

“A hilarious show… Brilliant!”  DAILY RECORD

“Riotously funny” INDEPENDENT


Cardinal Sinne by Raymond Burke

By Raymond Burke
Directed by Grant Smeaton
Designed by Veronica Rennie

Wed 22 Oct, Preview, 7.45pm
Thu 23 Oct – Sat 1 Nov, 7.45pm
63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB
Tue-Thu £14 (Conc £10)
Fri-Sat £16 (Conc £12)
Tel 0141 552 4267
What dark secrets lurk beneath the scarlet robes?

Cardinal Sinne, is in the process of packing his bags to fly to Rome and help elect the next Pope.  However, before he can leave, he is confronted by a journalist with some awkward questions regarding his own past carnal conduct.  Things are further complicated when a Vatican representative also arrives to investigate similar allegations and a lapsed priest appears threatening to reveal all and have him defrocked.

With the help of an eager young seminarian and his loyal but sexually frustrated housekeeper, he endeavours to prove that he is a staunch heterosexual celibate.

A religious romp presented in a mix of traditional comic farce, serious soliloquy and ludicrous litany, ‘Cardinal Sinne’ will investigate the root and responsibility of institutions in their perpetuation of sexual inequality and bias.

A Glasgay! Commission


All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental!

Slope: Untitled Projects

Untitled Projects present an examination of a 19th century love-triangle.

WED 12 – SAT 22 NOV 2014, 7.30pm
+ SAT 22 NOV 2014, 2.30pm
Citizens’ Theatre
Circle Studio
Tickets £12 (£8.50 concs)  <
£2 online transaction fee applies

Stewart Laing, who directed The Maids last year on the Citizens main stage, returns with a new production of Pamela Carter’s play Slope, originally produced by Untitled Projects in 2006 and re-conceived for an intimate studio setting.

Slope explores the love affair between the 19th-century poets, Paul Verlaine and Arthur Rimbaud and its impact on Verlaine’s young wife Mathilde. Their verbal sparring is scabrous and hilarious, and their rollercoaster relationships as passionate and claustrophobic as they are cruel and ridiculous.

Unlike the original version, this production will take place in a bare, black box studio theatre, with several cameras positioned throughout the space. In partnership with KILTR, each performance will be filmed and streamed live internationally via their online portal. The play will be directed and lit as much for the cameras as for the audience, who will line the walls of the space, up close to the actors and action as it unfolds in Paris, London and Brussels.

The young cast consists of a graduate performing his first professional role (James Edwyn), an award-winning newcomer (Jessica Hardwick) and the man who played the enigmatic Paul Bright in Untitled Projects’ Paul Bright’s Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Owen Whitelaw).

Live online stream @ (quick sign up required)
16+ Warning: contains nudity and strong language

Untitled Projects in partnership with KILTR, Citizens Theatre and Traverse Theatre
Part of Glasgay! 2014

Vikki Stone – Instrumental

Award winning comedian Vikki Stone has blagged, stolen and borrowed twenty musical instruments. Some she can play really quite well, and others, at the time of writing, not so well. This collection of instruments, each with a story, will become the underscore for this tale of love, loss and music.

MON 10 NOV, Doors 7.30pm (Show 8.30pm)
Tickets £12 (£10 conc)
Tel 0844 332 8879

‘The bastard love child of Victoria Wood and Tim Minchin’ (The Scotsman)

‘Musical comedy genius.’ (Absolute Radio)

‘The audience were almost crying with laughter’ (The Guardian)

‘Hilarious and brilliant’ (Heat)

**** The Scotsman **** The Sunday Herald ***** Scotsgay ***** Three Weeks

Sara Pascoe vs. History

SARA PASCOE, star of Stand Up For the Week and Campus  (C4), Live at the Apollo, QI, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week and Twenty Twelve (BBC) presents her first ever UK tour show.

SUN 2 NOV, Doors 7.30pm (Show 8.30pm)
Tickets £12
Tel 0844 332 8879

With a comedy brain that leaps from stimulating arguments onto abstract confabulation with lumpy doses of openness, honesty and earnestness, Sara shares her romantic history, existential theory and cultural insights.

The past contains wars, witches, Kim Yong-Il and your ex. Your brain can recall being a child, while your body remembers being a monkey. Everything that has happened shapes who we are today…

‘An exhilarating, deeply satisfying show’  The Times

‘Always clever and sometimes exquisite’  Independent

’Pascoe’s lively mind teases out big questions with intelligence, silliness and self-deprecation’  The Guardian