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Emma Goldman, a committed anarchist and teminist was once described as: ‘an unmovable visionary, but one whose tongue and passions no one could tame’ and the United Artists production goes along way in conveying the spirit of this remarkable woman who was eventually deported to Russia from the States. The two person cast at Vari Sylvester as Emma and Hugh Loughlan pertorm admirably on a simple set with only two desks and a backdrop bedecked with anarchist/communist symbols which serves as everything from a newspaper ottice to a street cate as well as any number at Goldman's homes over her liletime.
Sylvester gives a line pertormance as Goldman which is in turns powertul, persuasive. Iunny and sad and Loughlan changes character from 5 Supreme Court judge to lather to lover ; without apparent chart. In the course at the play we are taken from Goldman’s beginnings as a Lithuanian Jew through the important and dramatic . phases at her lite ranging from St.
; Petersburg to New York to Chicago, where the massacre ol striking workers
()fficeor theatre I hourbefore performance. Edinburgh (iraduate Theatre in ('hekbov's elegiac play about the already outdated Russian I landed gentry at the turn of the
; century. focusing on the three sisters and their longing for Moscow. the big city. Directed by Lynn Morgan. 0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS (ieorge Street. Tickets — on door one hour before
perf. or from Usher I Iall Box ()ffice. ' Lothian Road. 228 l 155. or from
Arts ()utreach Team. Edinburgh District Council. I (‘ockburn Street. 225 2424 ext (162311625.
Bar and Ger Fri 30. l.l0pm (finishes
‘ 1.40pm). Free. A Spring Fling event A play about life in the Sixties by Geraldine Avon. Presented by two
actors from the (iateway Exchange. directed by Pam Strachan.
Emma, Emma— Red and Black Fri 30 8pm and Sat 3] 9pm. £2 (£1 ). A Spring Fling event. (ieorge (iunn's
' new play about Emma (ioldman. American revolutionary. (See
Words and Music Fri 30 8pm. £2 (£1 ). E A Spring Fling event. An evening in i the company ofwelI-known writers i Liz Lochhead and Brian McC‘abe.
? and singer Peter Nardini.
; The Big Fling Sat 3 l . 9pm. £2.50
(£1.50). A Spring Fling event. An
evening ofcabaret. music. Comedy— i the line-tip tonight includes Theatre International. Iron Brotherhood. Volunteer Slavery. Nervous Circus and We Free Kings.
0 BEDLAM THEATRE 2 Forrest Road. 225 9893.
Troy'l‘uc l0—Sat l-lJune. 8pm. A new play and a new company: Scottish Theatre ('o-operative present a play by Patrick Evans about Heinrich Schleimann which uses the unscrupulous excavation of the cityof’l‘royby Heinrich
Schleimann as illustration of the folly
and destructiveness of mankind.
O BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh.
,5; ’ I , ~/, .' lirst convinced her at her anarchy.
Indeed, it the play has a fault it is that it iumps back and torward in time and place to an extent that the audience is not entirely sure where or when it is, although the background music sets the scene simply and well.
All in all, this new play by George Gunn is a challenging and ditterent follow up to United Artists’ successlul ‘The Boxer: Benny Lynch' and deserves to be seen by more than the somewhat disappointing audiences it attracted in Glasgow. On at Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh until Sat 3|. (Graham Caldwell)
(1M 2240. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D] [E] Annual Dancing Show Mon 2—Sun 8 June. 7pm. £2(£l .50). The annual show from the Morag Alexander School of Dancing. Sunday’s performance will be a (‘harity performance in aid ol(‘ystic Fibrosis. Tartan Lads Wed I 1 June. 7.30pm. 0 CHURCHHILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 4-17 7597. Tickets usually available from theatre half hour before perf. Llsher Hall Box ()ffice and (‘ruikshanks (opp theatre). Gaslights Lintil Sat 3| May. 7.30pm. £ 1 .60. Edinburgh People's theatre in a Victorian thriller by Patrick Hamilton. Anne ot Green Gables Wed 1 l—Sat 14 June. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 for children on Wed). The musical version of the popular story by l.. M. Montgomerit presented by Allegro. complete with orchestra. 0 KING'S 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Rest. [D] Cabaret L’ntil Sat 3| May. 7.30pm.
' Sat also 2.30pm. £5.50—£S. Wayne
Sleep stars in the stage musical about life in decadent l930s' Berlin. where
‘ life may be a cabaret. but
The Secret Diary otAdrian Mole Aged 133/4 Mon 2—Sat 7 June. Mon—-Fri 730me Sat 5 and 8 pm. £4—£b.50. Mon all seats half-price; 'I‘ue—Tburs ()APs. Students. UBJlls and children half-price; Sat mat all seats £4. The acclaimed stage version of Sue 'l‘ownsend‘s best-selling book — funny. but also sad 13M years-eye-view ofthe problems of spots. teenage love. the pet dog and marriage breakdown.
Robert Burns Mon 9—Sat 14 June. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £4—£o. Mon and Sat mat. all seats £3. Tue—Fri ()APs. students. UB40s.
T O P T H Eels; greets.“ K LEE OX
. 1- Q E as snT student in sun
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Enjoy a fun week and learn new skills e.g. ACTING, DANCING and VOCAL TECHNIQUE Adults, 7-11 July; 15-17 yrs, 14—17th July;
12—14 yrs, 21-25th July; 9—11 yrs, 28th July— 1st August.
FURTHER DETAILS (SAE please) 24 Nicolson Street
Edinburgh Acting School
Edlnburgh 031 667 9493
Theatre Company in David
: imaginative production that weaves song and dance and Burns’ bawdiest ! poetry into .loe ('orrie‘s play. (‘orrie ’ shows Burns as a spokesman for his
l people. taking on the repressive
hypocrisy of the Kirk. and though it 1 lacks detail and substance. it’s a
I welcome antidote to kill ‘n’ kitsch
Scottish Theatre Company
DIRECTOR: TOM FLEMING
Directed by David Hay/man
’a highly inventive and exciting production’ The Scotsman ’laughter. . . tears too, and eroticism, but most ofall nobility. . . Superb.’Tbe Evening Times ’A bigboisterous production . . .a spectacle of movement.’ Kaleidoscope (BBC Radio 4)
UNTIL SAT 31 MAY— ADAM SMITH THEATRE, KIRKCALDY (Tel: 0592 260498)
TUES 3 — SAT 7 JUNE- PALACE THEATRE, KILMARNOCK (Tel: 0563 23590)
MON9—SAT14JUNE—KING’STHEATRE, EDINBURGH (Tel: 031 229 1201)
Theatre forthe Nation
FriendsofS'lT'halfprice. Scottish inimitablestyle.
£1 (50p). ('raigmillar Festival
Society's touring llllls‘ICttl on the
historyofScottish football. See also (’raigmillarI’estival.
0 NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. 7—9pm pert. evgs. (’afe llil
The Jew ol Malta Tue 3—‘Sat 7 .lune. 7.30pm. £2.50(£l.50). ()pen Theatre in a productionol' ('hristopbe r Marlowe’s sixteenth century melodrama.
The Hostage Wed I l—Sat H .lune. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Telford (‘ollege in Irish writer Brendan Behan‘s black comedy about an English soldier taken hostage in a brothel turned IRA centre.
Ballista: Video Thurs 5 .lune. 7.30pm.
cliches about Burns— a fact that
I layman‘s production celebrates. with warm. exuberant performances from the cast.
0 MANDELA THEATRE ( At the (iateway Iixchange) 2 —~l Abbeyrnount. (vol 0982.
The Whole Show Sat 31 May. 8.30pm. £2.50(£I .50). Bob('arroll. an American comic. demonstrates the art of hole-ography with his own
The Passing Gemme Tue 3 .lune. 8pm. 5
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