comedy by A.A.Cochrane. which is set in the 19205 and portrays the rivalry between the communities of the Port of Leith and the City of Edinburgh. separate entities as they were then.

0 CHURCHHILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 447 7597. Tickets usually available from theatre half hour before perf. Usher Hall Box Office and Cruikshanks (opp theatre).

Anne of Green Gables Until Sat 14 June. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 for children on Wed). The musical version of the popular story by L. M. Montgomerie presented by Allegro. complete with orchestra.

Dancing Display Tue 24—Thurs 26. The Manor School of Ballet.

0 KING'S 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Rest. [D] [E]

Robert Burns Until Sat 14 June. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £4—£6. Sat mat, all seats £3. Tue—Fri OAPs. students, UB4OS. Friends of STC halfprice. Scottish Theatre Company in David Hayman‘s immensely vibrant. imaginative production that weaves Burns‘ bawdiest poetry. song and dance into Joe Corrie‘s play. Corrie shows Bums as a spokesman for his people. taking on the repressive hypocrisy of the Kirk, and though it lacks detail and substance, it‘s a welcome antidote to kilt 'n‘ kitsch cliche’s about Burns a fact that Hayman‘s production celebrates. with warm, exuberant performances from the cast.

0n Approval Mon 16—Sat 21 June. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £6.50—£4. OAPs, students, UB40$. Tue. Wed, Thurs half price. Mon evening and Sat matinee all seats £4. Disabled halfprice all performances. Parties of ten or more 20% reduction. Polly James, Tessa Wyatt, Christopher Biggins and Robin Sachs star in this revival of Frederick Lonsdale's 19203 farce. Thanks for the Memory Thurs 26—Sat 28June. 7pm. £5. OAPs, Children £3. An evening of nostalgia from the Fifties, competed by Duggie Chapman with songs from Ronnie Hilton, Ruby Murray, Steve King and Ken Platt.

0 MANDELA THEATRE (At the Gateway Exchange) 2—4 Abbeymount, 661 0982.

117 DaysTue 17 and Wed 18June. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). As part ofa week of events organised to protest against apartheid (see also Open section), Charter Theatre Company present a one woman play by Nikki Foulds adapted from Ruth First‘s writing about her experiences in a detention centre. Tamar Brown plays Ruth First, an associate of Nelson Mandela.

The Case for Sanctions against South Africa Thurs 19June. 7.30pm. Free. A public meeting with speakers from ANC and SWAPO to discuss sanctions.

Songs for Freedom From 20 June. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). A concert given by several folk singers from Aberdeenshire who have joined forces to produce a tape, Freedom is Coming, proceeds from its sale going

Taking a production of Jimmy Boyle’s most recent play, The Nutcracker Suite, to Glasgow might sound like quite a challenge— particularly when the company mounting the play come from Boyle's own Gateway Exchange in

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Truck's theatre in Hull. Hull council

: commissioned Jimmy Boyle to do a bronze sculpture for them for

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Edinburgh. But as Andy Arnold, director

of the production points out, it’s the next stop, Hull, thatthey are anticipating with a touch of apprehension: ‘The production

towards setting up a Scottish ()fficc ofanti-apartheid.

O NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe [El

The Hostage Until Sat 14 June. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Telford College in Irish writer Brendan Behan's black comedy about an English soldier taken hostage in a brothel turned IRA centre.

The King and Other Mimes Mon 16—Wed lSJune. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Donaldson‘s School for the Deaf Mime Group. who were highly praised at the London Mime Festival this year for their imaginative work. Noah—Our Story'l‘hurs 19—Sat 21 June. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Viewfield Children‘s'l‘heatre tell the tale of Noah and the Ark through music. dance and drama. giving an unusual

perspective on the life ofthe animals 3 '.

in the ark.

0 PLAYHOUSE 18/22 (ireenside Place. 557 2590. Box office Mon—Sat 1()am—6pm. Bar.

Bernard Manning Wed 25 June. 8pm. £4. Bad taste comedy. See feature.

0 ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box office Mon—Sat IOam-6pm. 10am—8pm on perf evgs. Bar. Rest.

Pygmalion Thurs 12 June—Thurs 31 July. 7.45pm. (12—21 June; 2. 3July; July. plus Sat mats on 12 and 26 July at 3. 15pm. ) £2—£5. 'I‘heatreSavcr holders £1 off. Further concs avail - £1 offeach ticket ifyou book for both shows. Free Preview Thurs 12.

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which covers Jimmy Boyle's years in Barlinnie Special Unit, and directed the 1 original production at Edinburgh’s Lyceum Theatre last year. This version will be on a much smaller scale

(playing at the Third Eye, Glasgow and Mandela Theatre, Gateway Exchange, Edinburgh in July), but this doesn't

worry Arnold quite the reverse in fact.

‘We’re keen to do it because we first conceived it as a studio play, as a play thatwould be fairly intimate and intense and when we did it at the Lyceum we had to scale it up. Now we can get back to the intensitythat is always difficult to convey on the big stage.‘

Following up a large main-stage production must nonetheless be daunting forthe small cast- not least for Graham Tent, for whom the central role of Jimmy himself is only his second stage part (his first was a remarkably strong performance in Barry Keete’s ‘Gotcha’ at the opening of the Mandela). Andy Arnold welcomes the chance, however, to try it with a new cast, ‘We can improve on the script after seeing it on the stage. And a lot of problems have been worked out in advance by the first cast, so all the homework has been done in a sense. Doing it for a second time, a new cast come into it fresh, which is very refreshing for us. It's a luxury really to be able to develop on it and expand.’ (Sarah Hemminol

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