THEATRE LIST _
I Blood and Ice Sat 4 ()et. 7.30pm.
Winged Horse in their production of
Liz Loehhead‘s fascinating play
about Mary Shelley and her creation
of Frankenstein. See Touring and
We'll Support You Evermore ‘l'ue “
()et. 7.30pm. ('umbernauld 'I‘heatre
(‘ompany in Robert Robson's
comedy about Scotland winning the
‘ World (up. See 'l'ouring.
HeatherUp YourKilts‘ar t 1 ()ct.
7.30pm. Ll.5li(tl l. Wildcat in their
touring show taking a jaundiced look
i at the Scottish tourist industry. See
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Place. 2265425. Box office .\lon- Sal 9.3(lain-5._‘~llprii. Bar. (’afe. [l)| Theatre Workshop celebrate their
i twenty-first birthday with a fortnight
ofshoyvs and late night cabaret. See panel. See also next [N for further
Heaven on Earth The ,"7 Sat 11 ()ct.
8pm. £2 ( Ll ). The latest of Theatre
Workshop‘s famous community
projects -— put together by a company
of professionals and local
volunteers. This one is a black
comedy using music and visual
effects to describe events since
World War Two. lipic indeed. \\ ith a
suitably proportioned cast ol (\‘(l
People Show NO 91 slim 13- \\‘c-ti 15
()et. Spm. £3 ( L2 ). 'l‘hc ama/ing
People Show with the latest of their
FLIGHTS 0F FANCY
i Children and animals maybe, but hot
P air balloons? In the Lyceum‘s next production a balloon will actually be built and flown onstage — appropriately
ambitious, given the play‘s subject. Andrew Dallmeyer's new play, The Grand Edinburgh Fire Balloon, (See Listings) is about the 18th century pioneer, James Tytler—the first man in Britain to fly and an amazing, enigmatic character, as Dallmeyer explains. ‘He was a surgeon, a chemist, a mathematician, a
available frotn the Ticket ('entre. 22 MarketStreet. ’l‘he 'I’rav erse re-opcns after its
l’estival l-‘ringe (none of them in the
next Us! for details of further shovvs.
[icon members £4; I’ull members
. attempts to get airborne, two Of which
was there to see him succeed, though
‘ against overwhelming odds. lthink , every body can identify with that-the
feeling that the whole world is against mechanic, a musician and a printer. He l them.’(SH)
Schools Revue Project 'I‘hurs In ()et. 2pm. Free. The finale ofthe 'Sehools Revue l’rojeet'. Primary and Secondary School pupils present
their own revues. i - THOMAS MORTON HALL 28 Ferry Road. Leith. Heather Up Your Kill 'l'hurs ‘) ( )et. 7.30pm. £2 ( L'l ). Tickets available from Iidinburgh District ('ouncil
(3rd floor). 24‘) High Street. 225
242-1 ext (1633: Kard Box. 74 (ireat .lunction Street and (ioldenaere Post Office. Wildcat in their touring shovx
highly visual. off-beat shovvs. See ‘
taking a jaundiced look at the
Scottish tourist industry. See Touring. 0 TRAVERSE THEATRE l 12 West Bovv.
22(12033. Boxofl'icc 'l‘ue—Sun l
trumpets and raspberries
by Dario Fo directed by Morag Fullarton
‘you will have to search long and hard to find a funnier two hours’ — Richard Mowe, Evening News.
MORAY HOUSE THEATRE, CANONGATE, ROYAL MILE Thurs 2nd - Sat 4th Oct at 7.30pm. Tickets from the Fringe Office, 170 High Street, Edinburgh and from Theatre on the night.
lilam—Hpm. Bar. Rest. 'I'icketsalso
post-Fringe break -- and continues the Fringe? A fistful ofshovvs that were a great success during the
'l‘raverse) runs until November. See
Dreaming Of Babylon 'l'ue H-—Sun Zn ()et. 7.3llpm. Temp members £4.50;
£3.50: Student. ()Al’. [713-10. £2.50 (Members £2). (‘oneessions novv bookable in advance. First of the l
edited the Encyclopaedia Britannica, 2nd edition, by himself—10 volumes. He made his own printing press out of '
presents THE LASS WI’ THE MUCKLE MOU' by Alexander Reid
’. . . an innovative and enjoyable pieceoftheatre. Don’tmiss it.’ Glasgow Herald Touring throughout (jentral Scotland in October Fri 3rd — (ireenock Arts (iuild; Sat 4th -- Shotts Arts (Suild; Mon 6th — MoffatTown Hall; Tue 7th --Wa|lace Hall Academy, Thornhill; Wed 8th — The High School, Castle Douglas; Thurs 9th -- Douglas fiwart High School, Newton Stewart; Tue 14th to Sat 18th — Tron Theatre Club, Glasgow; Mon 20th — FortroseAeademy; Tue 2 1 st —Thurso; Wed 22nd -U||apool; Thurs 2.3rd Kyle; Fri 24th Aeharacle; Sat 25th — Ballachulish. Forfurtherdetails, please ('ontactTHEATRE ALBA on (Hi 2262427.
wood and metal with his bare hands.’ He constructed the balloon himself
too, and lit it, risking his life in the
process four times (it took him tour
Dallmeyer portrays). Sadly, nobody
they were there in plenty when he failed. As Dallmeyer points out, he was a loner in the narrow-minded society around him— partly because of his character: “Another reason I‘m very attracted to him is because he was an outsider. He was a pioneer, ahead of his time. He was also a drunk, shabby, sarcastic, rude, tactics: and irritable. He was a sort of Aunt Sally, a figure of tun.‘
in the end he was kicked out of Scotland for his advanced ideas. ‘He
A world premiere of a new play from Scotland set in Edinburgh
about the ﬁrst man in Britain to “navigate the air” in . . .
THE GRAND i EDINBURGH FIRE - BAL N ;
by Andrew Dallmeyer. 10 October — 1 November 7.45 pm
Free Preview 9 October 7.45 o m
Seats from £2.50 Booking now (031) 229 9697 PERFORMED BY
published a pamphlet that was considered seditious— it was the time of Thomas Payne and there was a lot of social upheaval in Edinburgh. He suggested that people withhold tax.‘ Dallmeyer's play then is as much about the times and society as the man, and he hopes it will have a broader appeal yet. ‘Above all Ithinkthe most important thing to see in the theatre is feelings. And Mr Tytler is a man who had a dream and an obsession to do something when the whole world was moving in a different direction. 80 he got no credit. But it's not just an attempt to credit somebody remarkable - it's also a hymn to human endeavour
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