Lunchtime Show Wed 8 Oct. 1.30pm. This lunchtime and the following Wed lunchtime a show will be performed that has been devised by new students during Freshers~ Week. Lunchtime Show Wed 15 ()Ct. 1.30pm. See Wed 8 Oct.

0 BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. Box office Mon—Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [D] [E]

Oh What a Lovely War! Until Sat 18 Oct. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2). A new production by the Brunton Theatre in honour of International Year of Peace ofthe musical critique of the First World War. first developed by Joan Littlewood’s famous Theatre Workshop in 1963 and probably best known now in the film version.


Morningside Road. Tickets usually available from (.‘ruikshanks opp the Theatre.

Mod Drama Competition Thurs 16 Oct. 7‘30pm. £2.50. Tickets on the door and from Mod Shop in Waverley Market. Part ofThe Mod and the finals ofthe competition. Three teams compete and will be judged at the end of the evening by Danny Macleod. The plays (all in Gaelic) are: Nuairu Births .S'cunu-(iliillcrm a ('umlmunl. a translation ofa Joe (‘orric play. shown by Nah-Eilthirich from lsla: ()idliclic mm Scaclirl Stun. a new play by Norman (‘ampbell performed by the Point Players from Lewis and

A 'B/icrm (Jame. performed by the Glasgow-Skye Players.

0 KINGS 2 Leven Street. 22‘) 1201. Box office Mon-Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. Rest. [D] Dandy Dick Until Sat 4 ()ct. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. .£5.50—.£7.50. Mon eve and Sat mat all seats £4. OA P. Student. UB40. ('hild halfprice Tue—Thurs (Stalls and (irand (‘ircle only); disabled half price all

performances. PartiesofSor more

20‘)? discount Tue—Fri. Sir Anthony Ouayle's (‘ompass'l‘heatrc in a ' comedy by Arthur Wing Pinero involving a Dean and a raeehorse.

, Peter Pan Tue 7—Sat 11 Oct. 7.30pm. Fri and Sat mat 2.30pm. £4—£ 10.

Mon evening and Sat mat all seats

£5: Tue. Wed and Thurs— OAP.

Student. UB40 and Child half price;

Parties ofeight or more 20“; discount. Bonnie 1-angfordplavs

Peter Pan in the musical based on J.M. Barrie‘s famous tale of the Darling children and their journey

into Never Never Land with the

' The Syndicalists' Song Cycle Sun 5 Oct. 7pm. £1 (50p). The Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop in a

workshop production of a new play E by George Gunn.

' New Kirkgate. Leith. 554 4750.


‘I hope it’ll tit,’ says The People Show’s Mark Long ot the revolving set soon to be crammed into Edinburgh's Theatre Workshop as part at the theatre’s 21st birthday celebrations (see Listings).

Now on its Qtst surreal spectacular, and about as old as the Workshop, the People Show (based in London) is so called because it is the sum of its human parts, be they performers or technicians. Do the other hand, “The Prop Show’ might be as accurate a description. Says Mark, one of the earliest members of the director-less crew, “I’d say we ad-lib. Itwe improvised, the set would probably run us over.’

Watching No 91 ‘A Romance’ —you 5 realise that spontaneity is achieved , almost because of the subordination of people to things. Cocteau called Fate ‘la machine internale’-this is like seeing its cogs and wheels. Funniest moments are hiatus spots when the t

eternally youthful Peter Pan.


Desire Tue 7 ( )ct. 7.30pm. £1.50

(£1 ). (‘ommunicado in their touring production of Stephen Jeffreys' adaptation of a short story by R.L. Stevenson. See Touring.

O MANDELA THEATRE Gateway Exchange. 2-4 Abbeymount. 661 0982.

A Slice of Lite Sun 12 Oct. 7pm. £1 (50p). A new play by .lim Gracie

, workshopped by Edinburgh 3 Playwrights Workshop.

Q (Imongate. Royal Mile.



hangman's noose slackens, or the teeth hover over the hamburger, arrested by a snatch ot ‘Heard it on the

Grapevine‘. Bizarre, maybe, but look at

it another way, and life’s like that. It's all much more captivating than

the rather tlat little cabaretwarm-up at

the beginning would lead you to expect. The mind runs riot; it is Derek Jannan’s Tempest territory, complete with ‘Stormy Weather', or, with its hotel and circular wanderings of man with suitcase, it‘s another shaggy dog

story (one walked on stage just as I was

thinking this). The Romance is in Long's Greek

chorus bit, describing love on Brighton 1

Pier with the curtains closed behind him but Debbie Harry phone boxes, red roses and mellow music also appear. Eat your heart outtoday’s Fringe, and congratulations to these

avant-garde performers. whose visual

feasts are still crazy after all these years. (Stephanie Billen)

Trumpets and Raspberries l 'niil Sat 4 ()ct. 7.30pm. Tickets from the FringeOffice. 170111gh Street. 22o 5257 and from theatre on the night. Borderline Theatre in their acclaimed production of Dario l5o‘s farce. See 'l‘ouring.

0 NETHERBOW 43 l ligh Street. 55b 957‘). Box office Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. 7 -‘)pm pert ex gs. (’afe. [F51

Antigone Thurs Sat 11 ()ct. S‘pm. £2.50(£1.5tl).

Netherbow Actors‘ (.‘ompany present the min]

part ofSophocles‘ Theban trilogy Double Bill Mon l3—Sat lS’Oct. 7.30pm. £2.501£1.50). Alienarts. a (ilasgow-based multi-racial theatre company in a double bill: Howard Purdie‘s ()m' ( ~liapuli —- l‘im ( 'liupuli which won a prize in (‘hannel 4‘s

Year of the Black Playwright. about Sikhs coming to terms with proble'““ in both India and Great Britain and Rebecca Ronson's 'l'lic lncurccmrimi uf.-1nnie about a young black American woman and what happens to her when she is put in prison for debt. See also Drama Centre. (ilas, o PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL Portobello l ligh Street. Portobello. Heather Up Your Kilt Tue 7 ()ct. 7.30pm. Tickets available: Porto (irill. 10d Bath Street. Portobello; ALU t‘Vlurray. Newsagents. 8a Bath Street. Portobello and Dept of 1 Recreation. lidinburgh District ('ouncil. 24‘) l ligh Street. Edinburgh. 225 2424 ext 6633. \Vildcat is their touring musical sttilf‘e. See Touring.

O ROYAL LYCEUM (irindlay Street. 229%97. Box office Mon—Sat 10am--(ipm. 10am—-S‘pm on perfevgs. Bar. Rest. [1)][1il ('l'heatrcSaver cards cost £1 . last all year and are available to ()APs. LTB40s. Students. disabled. under 24 railcard holders. YTS scheme and children under 18. '1'heyenable you to bringa 1 friend for £1 offalso).

Accidental Death of an Anarchist Until Sat 4 ()ct. 7.45pm: Sat mat 27 Sept. 3.15pm. £2.50~-£5.50. TheatreSaver card holders £1 off. (‘oncs also for Season Ticket Holders inc 10"} discount off meal.

A slightly uneasy production of Dario l-‘o's brilliant political farce. 1-‘lattened by its freneticism. this production does have a good central role in .lohn Bett who holds the stage as the ‘.\laniac' infiltrating a police

1 station and exposing police corruption

The Grand Edinburgh Fire Balloon Fri _ 10()ct-Sat 1 Nov. 7.45pm. FREE 1 preview Thurs)? ()ct. 7.45pm. Sat mat 25 ()ct. 3. 15pm. Prices as above. Premiere of a new play by Andrew 1 Dallmeyer about James Tytler. first man in Britain to fly. See panel. 5 O ROYSTONANOWAROIEBURN 1 COMMUNITY CENTRE Pilton Drive North. Pilton.552 57110. Desire Wed SOct. 7.30pm. 50p. ('ommunicado in their touring production of Stephen Jeffreys‘ adaptation of a short story by R.I-. } Stevenson. See Touring. 0 SPRINGWELL HOUSE Ardmillan 1 Terrace. (iorgie. 337 1971. Tickets

for these productions often available 1 in advance from lidinburgh District (’ouncil. Department of Recreation. 249 High Street (3rd floor). 225 2424 ext not}.

Winged Horse

Touring Productions


presents Liz Lochhead’s Blood and Ice and The Cry of Spain by Robin Munro Touring in Scotland and North of England during October

Blood and toe:Sat 4th Springwell House, Edinburgh; Mon 6th Bowmore. lslay; Thurs 9th Bonar Hall, Dundee; Fri 10th— Walker Hall. Troon; Tue 14th —Househill Comm. Centre, Glasgow; Wed 15th Darlington; Fri 24th Lerwick;

Tue 28th East Kilbride; Wed 29th - Greenock.

The Cry of Spain: Wed 8th - Bonar Hall, Dundee; Sat 1 1th - Stranraer; Mon 13th— Maryhill Arts Centre, Glasgow; Thurs 16th - Darlington; Fri 17th Carliste; Sat 18th Dumtries: Tue 21 st—Thu rs 23rd Shetland; Mon 27th - East Kilbride; Thurs 30th —Johnstone; Fri 31 st— Ayr; Sat 1 st Nov—Kirkcaldy. Forturther details, please phone 031 226 2427.

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1986/87 Season of Romance, Music and Heroism


The musical satire of the First World War Wednesday 1st Saturday 18th October

Tickets: {350/2200

BOX OFFICE: 031-665 2240 Next Production: THE WARLD TRAVELLER. 22 Oct— 1 Nov.

Evenings: 7.45pm

“The List 3 lb October