holders. YTS scheme and children under 18. They enable you to bring a friend for£1 off also).
Macbeth Until Sat 29 Oct. 7.45pm. £3.5()—£5.50. TheatreSaver holders £1 off. Jules Wright's Production of the Scottish play: lacking the disturbing dimension of supernatural evil. but carried forward by the powerful. almost sexual. but barren drive ofambition that unites the two Macbeths (Jonathan Hyde and Julie Covington) and staged on a beautifully bleak. versatile and atmospheric set by Colin MacNeil. Alice in Wonderland Fri 5 Dec—Sat to Jan. 2pm (6. 13.26. 27.31 Decz2and 3Jan);3pm (22. 23. 24. 29. 30Dec): 5pm (20. 26. 27. 31 Dec; 2 and 3 Jan): 7pm (5—10. 12—17. 19. 22. 23.29.30 Dec; 5—1l1Jan): 8pm (20. 26. 27 Dec: 3 Jan). Prices as for Macbeth (see above) but concs also available for children. schools and family groups (please contact theatre). The Lyceum‘s traditional Christmas show — an adaptation of Lewis Carroll‘s famous tale in which Alice follows a rabbit down a hole and comes across a strange new world that has such creatures as the Mad Hatter and The Cheshire Cat in it.
Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
Charles Nowosielski has already mounted several productions ol Netta Reid‘s beautilul, intriguing Shepherd Beguiled (with Theatre Alba) and in this re-worked production it shows. There is a leeling ol assurance about the whole thing: a happy marriage between Nowosielski's characteristic, delicate style, his love at broad Scots, and Reid’s mystical haunting play.
Reid's play investigates the strange case at Robert Kirk, a seventeenth century Scottish minister pursuaded ol the existence at a ‘Secret Commonwealth' ol laeries (not the pretty-pretty creatures, but cold uncanny spirits), who eventually and mysteriously disappeared. Was he mad, driven gradually into hallucination by his dreadlul griel over the death at his lirst wile, or did he really stumble on something so potent that he was silenced? Is the play a cautionary moral tale ol misplaced love?
0 ST MARK'S CHURCH HALL High Street. Portobello. 669 (1246.
Across the Barricades Sat 29 Nov. 7.30pm. TAG Theatre Company in one ofthe few public performances oftheir adaptation ofJoan Lingard‘s novel about teenage love in Belfast. See Third Eye. Glasgow and panel. 0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box office Mon—Sat 9.3(1am—5.3()pm. Bar. Cafe. [D] Baba Yaga and the Magic Doll Mon 1—Wed31Dec..£2.8()(£1.5()). Schools Perfs 20—31 Dec; Public Perfs 111.3(1am (22 and 23 Dec): 1pm (22 and 23 Dec): 2pm (20, 24. 26. 27. 29—31 Dec); 5pm (26. 27 and 29. 3t) Dec):8pm (20. 22.23.26. 27.29. 3() Dec). Theatre Workshop‘s Christmas Show adapted by Anne Downie from a traditional Russian fairytale: the story of a young Russian girl. Raisa. and how she and her magic doll overcome the evil of her strange aunt. Baba Yaga. Music by Iain Johnstone. directed by Adrian Harris.
0 TRAVERSE THEATRE l 12 West Bow. 226 2633. Box office Tue—Sun 1(1am—8pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from theTicket Centre. 22 Market Street.
The Silver Sprig Fri 28 Nov—Sun 21
— THE SHEPHERD BEGUILED
Reid’s play linds its strength in that it is constantly ambivalent and Nowosielski's production reﬂects this, balancing the mystical and the psychological with an eerily real laery kingdom and a set ol substantial, well-meaning mortals who learlor Robert’s sanity. He uses the whole auditorium, surrounding the audience with the ‘other’ world and the characters are soundly portrayed — with a particularly strong perlormance lrorn Garry Stewart whose grave, kind minister develops hunt a man obsessed to one possessed. He is well supported by John Grace and Iain Wotherspoon and Barbara Rallerty as his laded second wile.
Richard Cherns' haunting music casts a veil over the production to create a mystical, magical atmosphere that, unlike some productions this season that have wandered into sell-indulgence, iskept beautifully in check. (Sarah Hemming)
Another great adventure story for all the family . . .
5 December - 10 January Booking now open (031) 229 9697 for full details of
performance times and prices.
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DECEMBER: 5/6 George Square Theatre, Edinburgh. 9/13 Kilmallie Hall, Corpach. 16/17 Assembly Rooms. Wick. 18/20 Thurso Town Hall. 22/24 City Hall, Brechin. 26/27 Webster Theatre, Arbroath. 29/31 Recreation Centre. Carluke. JANUARY: 2/3 Tait Hall, Kelso.
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Further Information: 7:84 Theatre Company. Scotland, 31 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QN. 031 557 2442.
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