| version ofJohn Gay‘s classic 17th

j century burlesque satirical opera.

3 which provided the impetus for

5 Brecht's Threepenny Opera. This is a

new venture for the Lyceum: a co-production with Wildcat Stage Productions. David MacLennan has devised the new text. David McNiven the music and Ian Wooldridge directs.

0 SPRINGWELL HOUSE Ardmillan Terrace. Gorgie.

Victorian Values Until Sat 5 Apr. 7.30pm. £1.50(£1). Tickets from Springweli House. 337 1971 and Community Workshop. 204 Dairy Road. A new co-production by 7:84 Scotland and Springweli House Centre of a play by Donald Campbell showing life in Springweli House. a refuge for ‘fallen women‘ in the Victorian era. (See Review ).

O THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [D] Easter Fun Feast, Fun Factory: The Twenties Until Fri 4 Apr. 2pm. 75p. An opportunity to be a child in the 1920s. joining in the songs. games and clothes of the time. For 5—‘) year-olds. Max 50chi1dren. Willing parents also welcome.

The Boxer Benny Lynch Thurs 10—Sat 12 Apr. 8pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). United Artists (Scotland) in Peter Arnott's play about the rise and fall of Glasgow‘s champion boxer. (See Touring).

Once in a Night-time Thurs 17 and Fri 18 Apr. 5pm. Sat 19 Apr. 2pm. 75p (50p). Theatre Workshop Junior Youth Theatre present the fruits of several weeks of labour; a show written and directed by Eva



Laeverenz and performed by the children (aged 9—12) about what Polly and Tom discover about their toys' night-time world. For children and adults.

Our Day Out Thurs 17 and Fri 18 Apr. 7.30pm. Sat 19 Apr. 3.30pm. £1.50 (£1). This time it‘s the turn of Theatre Workshop Youth Theatre the elders to present the show they‘ve been working on over weeks. A group of36 thirteen to fifteen year-olds have worked on all aspects ofthis production of the highly popular playwright Willy Russell‘s comedy. that makes its social comment through the antics that ensue when a class of 14 year-olds are let loose on a day out.

0 TRAVERSE 112 West Bow. 226 2633. Box office Tues—Sun 10am—8pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available The Ticket Centre. 22 Market Street.

Norman and Elsie's Macbeth Until Sun 6 Apr. 7.30pm. Econ/stud members £3.50. Full members £3. Guests £4. Student standby £2.50 (members £2) 10mins before performance starts. ‘The Scottish Play' receiving irreverent treatment at the hands of Bristol Express Theatre Company. In which Norman and Elsie play all the parts in their front room. the result being a comedy. What would Shaking have thought"?

A New Play: Playreading Sun 6 Apr. 5.30pm. £2 (50p). Edinburgh Playwrights‘ Workshop give a reading of a play by Francis Hayes. Dreaming Wild Honey: Piayreading Sun 13 Apr. 5.30pm. £2 (50p). Reading of a play by Chris Cherry.

by Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop.

20 March-12 April


World premiere of an astonishing and moving new play from award winning Scottish writer Stuart Paterson.

Performances at 745 pm nightly Seats from 22 Get yourtickets now

Tel 031-229 9697




Edinburgh Acting School

ACTING: Adults 5-8yrs Wed 5.30—5.30pm. 9—11yrs Thurs 5.30-6.30pm. 12—14yrs Tue 6.30—7.30pm. 15—17yrs Mon/Wed 6.30—7.30pm.

PUBLIC SPEAKING: Wed 6.45—7.45pm. VOCAL TECHNIQUE: Thurs 6.45—7.45pm.


EVENING CLASSES Mon—Thurs 8—9.30pm.

DETAILS: 031 667 9493



THEATRE WORKSHOP A contemporary dance performance with live music 0 GREGORY NASH GROUP April 3. 4 at 8pm 0 0 THE BOXER BENNY LYNCH April 10. 11. 12 at 8pm 0 TICKETS ONLY £2.50 (£1 .50 children and unwaged)

BOX OFFICE 226 5425 34 Hamilton Place. Edinburgh

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Springweli House. Edinburgh Thisisthe lirstventure of its kind from 7:84 Scotland—a co-production with Springweli House, combining volunteers trom the community with proiessional writing and directing. On this evidence (seen at George Square Theatre during the Folk Festival). I hope itwon‘t be their last.

Rehearsed and developed at Springweli House, the play deals with the days when, in its iormer guise as the Magdalene Asylum. it acted as a


Please check all venues it possible they may be subject to change alter press date.

0 Beneath One Banner 7:84 Scotland in a play by Sean McCarthy about the arising ofdivision between the Orange and the Green in a small Scottish pit-town in the nineteenth century.

Please tel 7:84 Scotland on 031 557 2442 for any further details and to confirm.

Gaiety Theatre. Ayr Thurs 3 Apr. 7.30pm; Blue/(lands Hall. Kilwinning Fri 4 Apr. 7.30pm: Barrfields‘ Pavilion. Largs Sat 5 Apr. 7.30pm.

' o The Entertainerlimmy Logan stars

as Archie Rice. the comedian down on his luck. in John Osborne‘s play: a touring production presented by The ByrevTheatre. St Andrews. MaeRobert Centre. Stirling Until Sat 5 Apr. 7.30pm; King '3' Theatre.

‘lasgow Mon 7—Sat 12 Apr; Palace Theatre. Kilmarnoek Mon 14—Sat 19 Apr. Tour continues.

0 Mt Gillie Scottish Theatre Company revive their successful

production ofJames Bridie‘s Mr Gillie. with Tom Fleming again in the title role of Mr Gillie. the small town Scottish schoolmaster whose philanthropic ideals land him in

; awkward moral dilemmas. Perth Theatre Until 12 Apr. 7.30pm.

(Sat mat 2.45pm). 0738 21031. 0 The White Bird Passes Theatre

' Workshop Company. Edinburgh in

an adaptation by Anne Downic of Jessie Kesson's moving autobiographical novel about being brought up in the North East in a

poor tenement.

For further information and to confirm please tel. Theatre

sanctuaryior ‘tallen women‘. Donald Campbell's script concentrates on the story of three young prostitutes in particular. It is not complex drama: the narrative is kept simple. Campbell

weaving in background iacts about lite

in the asylum and on the streets. This provides a clear base IorJohn Haswell‘s ingenious direction otthe hugecast.

Against Robert Pettigrew‘s lovely ballad-like music and George Blackhall‘s almost abstract set. the cast draw graphic contrasts between the tranquillity oi the inmates and the bedlam oi the outside world. Society

becomes a masked. cackling chorus ot .


emphasising the real iocus ot the production: the layers of hypocrisy surrounding both prostitution and the asylum. The latter. for all its shortcomings. practised an attitude iar in advance oi most ‘Victorian values‘ the contemporary relevance needs little stressing.

There are a few noticeable performances: Faye Milligan in particular. making a memorable. lormidable missionary and this is an imaginative. intelligent and alien funny example of a group working well together. (Sarah Hemming).

Workshop: 031 225 7942. Cowane Centre. Stirling Thurs 3 Apr. 8pm; Henderson Theatre, Shotts Fri 4 Apr. 7.30pm; Ladywood Leisure Centre. Penicuik Sat 5 Apr. 7.30pm; Third Eye Centre. Glasgow Thurs 10—Sat 12 Apr. 7.30pm. 0 The Boxer Benny Lynch United Artists (Scotland) in a vivid and crisply controlled production directed by Lloyd Quinan. of Peter Amott‘s play about Benny Lynch the boxer and Benny Lynch the alcoholic. Well worth seeing. For further information please tel United Artists: 041 33‘) 1787. Caravel Pub. Hal/hill Road. Glasgow G2 Thurs 3 Apr. 8pm. (Plus sports quiz and clips of boxing bouts): Dalmarnock Centre. 3 Lilly Street. Dalmarnoek Fri 4 Apr. 8pm; John Mains Community Centre. Cumberland Street. Gorbals. Glasgow Sat 5 Apr. 8pm; Castlemilk Community Centre. 121 Castlemilk Drive. Glasgow Mon 7 Apr. 7.30pm; H ousehill Community (.‘entre. 80 Househillwood Road. Priesthill Tue 8 Apr. 7.30pm; Drumehapel Centre. 320 K infauns [)rii'e, Drumchapel Wed 9 Apr. 7.30pm; Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh Thurs l0—Sat 12 Apr. 8pm. 0 Vita Focus Theatre (Scotland) in a witty exploration by Sigrid Nielsen ofthe life of Vita Sackville-West. writer. horticulturalist and scandal of the Bloomsbury Circle. with her extra-marital homosexual liaisons. For any turther details please contact Focus Theatre on 031 343 1070. Third Eye Centre, Glasgow Thurs 3

and Fri 4 Apr. 7.30pm; Harbour/iris .

Centre, Irvine Sat 5 Apr 8pm.

O The Scottish 'l‘heatre Company took off and landed in the 'I‘rayerse


Theatre listings last issue. Apologies

to both and to readers .