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Melmoth, 1977, Morag Hepburn

Melmoth, 1977, Morag Hepburn

Strathclyde Theatre Group

1971 – 2011

The Strathclyde Theatre Group was a collaboration between the University of Strathclyde and the people of Glasgow, providing an important, informal academy of theatre arts for the city, the University and Scotland. It was a radical, experimental company and helped launch the careers of many actors, directors and writers.

TIMELINE

1971

Everyman – May/fringe
Sir Walter Scott’s House – fringe
The Anarchist – fringe
Through with a Flourish – fringe
The Business of Good Government – December

1972

The Evil of Tobacco Smoking – January
Sir Walter Scott Was… – January
The Diary of a Madman – March
Walking Through Seaweed – May/fringe
The Doomsday Show – May/fringe
Grass and Sky – fringe

November 1972 – Move in to 126 Ingram Street

1973

Witch
The Return of the women – Spring

1974

Murder in the Cathedral – April
The Zoo Story – May
The Golden City – August

1975

The King – January
Fancy Seeing You Then – January
Leonardo’s Last Supper – December
Mutatis Mutandis – December
Not I – December

1976

Lunatics and Lovers – January
The Storm Watches – January
One More Than One – January
A Matter of Facts – April/May
Whaur’s Yer Willie Wallace Noo – Aug/Sept/Oct
The Sea – Nov/Dec

1977

You’re Gotta Be Somebody’s Baby – February
Something Unspoken – March
Krapp’s Last Tape – March
Parting Shots From a Hero – April
Great Scott – May
Sawney Bean – May
Melmoth – November
Canned Ham – November
Gem – Nov/Dec
Box and Cox – Nov/December

1978

Doctor Faustus – April
The Enlightenment of the Strawberry Gardener of Magnificence – May/Oct
That Scoundrel Scapin – Oct/Nov/Dec

1979

Obstacles – February
The Tempest – May
Red River Blues – August
Melmoth – August

December 1979 – Hugo Gifford leaves the university

1980

The Hypocrite – Jan/Feb
Two Kinds of Angel – February
Almost There – March
The Diamond Bomb – March
Masque – March
The Bundle – April
The Philanthropist – April
The Maids – June
The Free Fall – July
Rob Roy Macgregor – August
The Proposal – October
The Empire Builders – Oct/Nov
On The Outside – November
Eternally Theirs – November
Archetypes – November
Kennedy’s Children – November
Mysteries, Mummers and Merriment – December

1981

The Maids – January
Lysistrata of Aristophanes – March
The Risk – May
Frankenstein – August (Frayed Edge)
Never Say Die (short film with Morag Hepburn and David Hayman) – August (Frayed Edge)
The Women of Wautant – August (Frayed Edge)
O Cunning Whore – August (Frayed Edge)
Phaedra – November
Around The Xmas Tree – December

February – Collins Exhibition (photos from 1968 to 1981)
July – Hugo Gifford dies.

1982

Noonday Demons – Feb
On Baile’s Strand – March
Danton’s Death – March
Bruegel – Oct
Twelfth Night – Dec

1983

M – March/Aug/Oct
The Red King’s Dream – April
The Island of Doctor Moreau -Oct
The Malcontent – Nov
The Government Inspector – Dec

1984

Events While Guarding The Bofors Gun – Jan
Dusa, Fish,Stas & Vi – Feb
The Taming of The Shrew – May
Eejitprop – Oct
Pericles – Oct
ThePhilistine & The Bohemian – Nov

1985

Hedda Gabler – Feb
Sexual Perversity In Chicago – Feb
Great Lovers of The World – May/Aug
Eejitprop – May/Aug
Women In Song – May
The Philistine & The Bohemian – May
Tower of Babel – June/Aug/Oct
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Oct
West – Nov
The Brother Menaechmus – Dec

1986

Vinegar Tom – March
To Die Among Friends – March
The Lady Shall Say Her Mind Freely – April
Nosferatu – May
Fascination Waltz – May
Billie’s Blues – May
The Fall of the House of Usher – Nov
Fabula – Nov
A Secret – Dec

1987

Peasants – Feb
Time For The Puppets – Feb
Don Quixote of La Mancha – May
Woyzeck – May
The House of Bernarda Alba – June
Three Sisters – Nov
The Suicide – Nov
A Ms.Siah – Dec

1988

The Good Woman of Sezuan – Feb
A Meal with a Big Spirit – May
Buried Child – May
Savage Love – May
A Taste of Honey – July
Action – Oct
Savage Love – Oct
The Penguin Crossing – Nov
The Box – Nov

1989

Tamburlaine The Great – Jan
People & Places – Feb
Bloody Poetry – Feb/March
Romeo & Juliet – May
The Death of Bessie Smith – May
Pvt. Wars – May
Water of Life – June/Aug
Marat Sade – June
Heart & Bone – Aug
A Taste of Honey – Aug
Whale Music – Nov
Wallace – Guardian of Scotland – Nov

1990

The Death of Bessie Smith – Jan
Billy Liar – March
Parts of Speech – March
Hair – March
Tongues – March
The Factory Girls – July
Lovers: winners – July
Torch Song Trilogy – Oct/Nov

1991

Deirdre of the Sorrows – June
The Way We Live Now – July

1992

Miss Julie – Jan
End Game – Feb
When She Danced – April
The King Is Dead – May
Eva Peron – May
Conduct of Life – May
Prometheus Bound – June
Deaths and Entrances – June
Kvetch – Sept
Tarry Row – Oct
Little Box of Horrors – Oct
Wuthering Heights (co-production) – Nov
Such Things Are – Dec

1993

Visiting Hour – Feb
The Trial – Feb
Bent – March
Mystery of the Rose Bouquet – April
Spitting Image – May
Giros – June
Happy Birthday Wanda – June
The Normal Heart – Oct/Nov
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off – Nov
The Elephant Man – Dec
BBC Brass Ensemble with STG – Dec

1994

When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream And Shout – Jan
Measure for Measure – Feb
Demonic Forces in the American Landscape – March
Ghosts (co-production) – May
The Fantasticks – June
A Man With Connections – June
The Destiny of Me – Sept
Berlin Bertie – Nov
Classic Radio Funnies – Nov
Troilus & Cressida – Dec

1995

On a Stone Bridge – Jan
The Hamsters of Hell – Jan
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – Feb
Bold Girls – Feb
Metamorphosis – March
Classic Comedy Sketches – March
Speed The Plow – April
Blood and Ice – May
The Blood Donor – Oct
Loot – Oct
Crimes of the Heart – Oct
Accustomed to her Face – Nov
Tis Pity She’s a Whore – Nov

1996

Losing Venice – Jan
The Tempest – Feb
The Life of Stuff – March
Salus Populi Suprema Lex – May
Beast – May
The Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy – Oct
The Body Electric – Nov
Henceforward – Dec

1997

The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband – March
Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off – Feb
The Steamie – Feb
MenShould Weep – March
R.U.R. – March
Bold Girls – March
Ashes and Sand – March
Escurial – May
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Oct
Sunset Song – Nov
Therese Raquin – Nov
Greek – Dec

1998

Boy’s Life – Oct
Edward II – Nov
Gimme Shelter – Dec

1999

Wyrd Sisters – Feb
Low Level Panic – March
The Lost Boy & The Promised Land – May
Hysteria – Oct
The Gay Detective – Oct
Top Girls – Nov
Maskerade – Dec

2000

The Pitchfork Disney – March
Six Characters in Search of an Author – April
Happy End – May
Not About Nightingales – June
Revolutionary Witness – Oct
Beautiful Thing – Nov
Popcorn – Nov
The Night Before Christmas – Dec

2001

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead – Feb
One Flea Spare – Feb
The Offshore Island – March
Hannele – May
Picasso At The Lapin Agile – June
Hamlet – Sept
Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll – Oct
Barefoot Boy with Shoes On – Oct
The Evils of Tobacco – Nov
Love’s Fire – Nov
Hated Nightfall – Dec

2002

Love and Understanding – Feb
Incident – March
In Flame – June
Female Parts – June
Memorare – June
The Bakkhai – Sept
Stand Up- Oct
Macbeth – Oct
Once in a While the odd thing Happens – Nov
Mort – Nov

2003

Language Roulette – Feb
The Crucible – March
God & Death – March
Lysistrata – June
Comedians – June
Winston Churchill’s Neck – Sept
Awake & Sing – Oct
Death & the Maiden – Nov
The Threepenny Opera – Dec

2004

Cooking with Elvis – Feb
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? – March
Twelfth Night – March
Moscow Station – April
Deus Ex Quanta – May
Life is a Dream – June
Cloud Nine – June
The Devils – Sept
Electra – Oct
Romeo & Juliet – Nov
Evita & Victoria – Dec

2005

No Man’s Land – Feb
Knock Knock – March
Timon of Athens – April
The Secret Love Life of Ophelia/Desdemona – May
Perfect Days – June
The Talented Mr Ripley – Oct
Jane Eyre – Nov
The Homecoming – Nov

2006

Closer – Feb
Volpone – Feb
A Midsummer Night’s Dream – March
Cooking with Elvis – March
Shining Souls – May
A Hard Heart – May
The Importance of Being Earnest – June
Beyond Therapy – Oct
King Lear – Nov
When We Were Women – Nov

2007

The Tender Mercies – Feb
Passing Places – March
The Real Inspector Hound – May
Anna Karenina – May
Much Ado About Nothing – June
The Fastest Clock in the Universe – Oct
A Streetcar Named Desire – Oct
Accidental Death of an Anarchist – Nov
Love Rides The Rails – Dec

2008

The Tempest – Feb
The Playboy of the Western World – March
This Is Your Youth – May
Tango – May
Tales From Hollywood – June
One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest – Oct
The White House Murder Case – Oct
Tally’s Blood – Nov

2009

From the Calton to Catalonia – Jan
Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay – March
When IWas A Girl I Used To Scream and Shout – May
Titus Andronicus – May
Shakespeare a La Carte – Sept
Odds and Sods – Oct
Antigone – Oct
Mercury Fur – Nov
Love Rides The Rails – Dec

2010

Twelfth Night – Jan/Feb
Love a la Carte – Feb
The Ladybirds/ Rites – Feb
The Slab Boys – March
The Libertine – May
Breaking The Code – May
The Seagull – June
The Pillowman – June
The Russian Play – July
No Time Has Passed in Hippoland – Sept
Blasted – Oct
Measure for Measure – Oct
Halloween a la Carte – Oct
Grimm Tales / Bluebeard – Nov
The Russian Play – NOv
Picasso’s Women / Yo Picasso! – Nov

2011

Cuttin’ a Rug – Feb
Comedy a la Carte – March
The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Galaxy – March
Bold Girls – May
Hollywood a la Carte – May
The Cinderella Boys – June
No Time Has Passed in Hippoland – June
Shakespeare at Large – July

The Ramshorn closes as a community theatre.

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