Howl[ing]

Glasgay, SMHAFF and drew taylor present
HOWL[ing]
By Drew Taylor and Julia Doogan

“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. Following the success of 44 Stories [* * * * – The Scotsman] Drew Taylor’s exploration into performance poetry in contemporary theatre continues in HOWL[ing]: collaborating with rising musical stars Julia and the Doogans [recently featured on the Lip Service soundtrack] creating a new unapologetic epic poem for the stage.

PREVIOUS PRESS:

“a thrilling mix of burlesque, cabaret and agitprop that deserves to be seen again, and soon.” * * * * Joyce Macmillan, The Scotsman, on “44 Stories” July 2014

“the on-stage quartet excel in delivering everything from poetry to polemic by way of disco-swish” Mary Brennan, The Herald on “44 Stories” July 2014

“poetic masterpiece…utterly flamboyant, brutally honest and totally endearing” * * * * *
ThreeWeeks, Edinburgh 15/08/10 on Markus Makavellian’s International Order

“His voice is raw, clever and disturbing, and we will be hearing much more of it in years to come.”
Joyce Macmillan, The Scotsman, 26/10/09 on Markus Makavellian’s International Order

“A Glittering Colossus” * * * * Metro 22/08/10

Listings information:
Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, Thursday 16th October, 7.30pm, £8-£13 www.traverse.co.uk
Arches Theatre Glasgow, Tuesday 21st October, 7.30pm, £8/£10 www.thearches.co.uk
Performance last approximately 50 minutes

Editor’s Notes

DREW TAYLOR – writer/director:
Drew graduated from the RSAMD. A former performance poet Drew primarily works as a director. Drew has created performance for some of Scotland’s leading theatre and dance companies: Conflux, Untitled Projects, Glasgay!, CityMoves Aberdeen and Dance House. Centred in creating cross-art form dance and physical theatre, Drew’s recent credits include: “44 Stories” as part of the Commonwealth Games Culture Festival, “Number By Colours” [ANKUR / CCA], Associate Artist for “The Salon Project” [Untitled Projects / Traverse Theatre / Barbican / Citizens Theatre], “JAMP” at Watch This Space [National Theatre, London] and Theaterszene Europa [Studiobühne, Köln] and “8” by Dustin Lance Black [Glasgay!]. Drew is currently developing “South Cumburgh Green” with choreographer Jack Webb – a dance theatre love-letter to broken Britain.

Julia and the Doogans:
“All timid, lovely folk pop, Julia and the Doogans are as blissful and beautiful as a band can be. Ever evolving, and embracing new sounds and instruments, this collective is united by the voice of Julia Doogan – both hopeful and heartbreaking when the mood calls for it, and always welcome.”
Thomas Meek – The List

Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival:
Now in its eighth year, the Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival is one of Scotland’s most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature. The annual festival takes place in venues across Scotland throughout October, aiming to support the arts and challenge preconceived ideas about mental health.
http://www.mhfestival.com/

Mouse & Reservoir Ducks

Everyday Courage presents

BOOK-NOW_ICONFriday 14th Nov
The Art School
20 Scott St, Glasgow G3 6RQ
£5(£7)
11pm – 3am

“We are all a little brave everyday to be who we are”

Everyday Courage is a queer club night with additional elements including live performance, visuals and printed matter, programmed and realised by queer clubbing pioneer DJ HUSH and artist Casey O’Connell.   This edition for Glasgay! includes very special guest MOUSE, a radical physical performer and erotic star and “Reservoir Ducks” a performance devised by artist IRREVERENT SIDESHOWS, where two hapless ducks learn about gender power and waitress tipping.

www.theartschool.co.uk
www.facebook.com/artschoolscottst

Age of Consent

Directors Charles Luum, Todd Verow.
Cast Kilker Alcaraz, Marc Angelo, Peter Tatchell.
USA, 2014, 1h28m, N/C 18+

Wed 5 Nov 8:20pm. BOOK-NOW_ICON
Glasgow Film Theatre
12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB.
Tickets £8 (conc. £6.50) | Youth Card £4.50 | Cinecard £1 off
0141 332 6535
http://www.glasgowfilm.org

A no holds barred depiction of the history of The Hoist, London’s longest-running leather bar. Features interviews with customers and campaigners such as Peter Tatchell and Brian Robinson.

Introduced by owners of Luke & Jack, followed by a post-screening discussion.

The Dog

Director Allison Berg, François Keraudren.
Cast John Wojtowicz, Carmen Bifulco, Jeremy Bowker.
USA 2013, 1h41m, N/C 15.

Tue 28 Oct, 6:15pm. BOOK-NOW_ICON
Glasgow Film Theatre
12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB
Tickets £8 (conc. £6.50) | Youth Card £4.50 | Cinecard £1 off
0141 332 6535
http://www.glasgowfilm.org

This intimate portrait of John Wojtowicz documents the real man behind the inspiration for Al Pacino’s character in Dog Day Afternoon. Revealing how the events of 22nd August 1972 forever changed his life.

Dog Day Afternoon

Director Sidney Lumet.
Cast Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning.
USA, 1975, 1h59m, 15

Sun 26 Oct, 5:00pm. BOOK-NOW_ICON
Glasgow Film Theatre
12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB
Tickets £8 (conc. £6.50) | Youth Card £4.50 | Cinecard £1 off
0141 332 6535
http://www.glasgowfilm.org

This American classic features one of Al Pacino’s best performances as a bank robber running a stick-up in order to pay for his lover’s gender reassignment surgery. Riveting, absurdist humour and brilliant social observation make for one of the most definitive crime thrillers of the 70s.

Love is Strange

Presented in association with Luminate.

Director Ira Sachs.
Cast John Lithgow, Alfred Molina, Marisa Tomei.
USA, 2014, 1h34m, 15

Thu 23 Oct, 6:00pm. BOOK-NOW_ICON
Glasgow Film Theatre
12 Rose Street, Glasgow G3 6RB
Tickets £8 (conc. £6.50) | Youth Card £4.50 | Cinecard £1 off#
0141 332 6535
http://www.glasgowfilm.org

Veteran screen actors Alfred Molina and John Lithgow star in this beautifully observed tale of true love in the Big Apple. After nearly fur decades together, Ben and George are finally able to tie the knot. However, when George loses his job the couple are forced to live apart and the relationship is tested in unconventional ways.

An emotionally engaging ensemble drama anchored by two brilliant lead performances.

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
ALISON AND PAULO, DONALD AND PATRICK, FIONA AND ANYONE
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
SAMSON
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.

https://www.facebook.com/PubTheatre

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.
ROSE & GRANTS
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.

COLQUHOUN & MACBRYDE by JOHN BYRNE

COLQUHOUN & MACBRYDE
By JOHN BYRNE

Directed by Andy Arnold
With Andy Clark & Stephen Clyde

BOOK-NOW_ICON
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
www.tron.co.uk

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

CRAIG HILL – GIVE HIM AN INCH…

MZA & CHiLL Productions present
CRAIG HILL – GIVE HIM AN INCH…

BOOK-NOW_ICON
SAT 25 OCT, 10pm
TRON THEATRE, MAIN THEATRE
63 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5HB
Tickets £16 (Conc £12)
Tel 0141 552 4267
www.tron.co.uk

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. www.mrcraighill.com

“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

www.mrcraighill.com

PHOTOCREDIT: STEVE ULLATHORNE