Mon—Sat 12 noon—6pm. 4 bars. [D] [E] Phone Bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. 552 5961.

Aladdin Until Sat 7 Feb 1987. 7pm. Mats 2.15pm on 24. 31 Jan; 7 Feb. £1—£5.75 (£1-£2.75). Cones for parties. Stanley Baxter. professional to his fingertips. as Widow Twankey in a return ofthe popular panto

O MITCHELL Granville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat. 12 noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe’. [D] Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 552 5961. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.

The Slab Boys Trilogy Until Sat 24 Jan. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Unit One Theatre Co conclude their showing ofall three parts ofJohn Byrne‘s hilarious trilogy The Slab Boys with Still Life from Thurs 22—Sat 24 Jan. Oklahoma Mon 26—Sat 31 Jan. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £2.75 (£1.75). The famous. much-loved musical presented by Glasgow Schools Youth Theatre

Finian’s Rainbow Thurs 5—Sat 7 Feb. 7.30pm. Tickets available from Minerva Club and probany on the doori A variety show from the younger members of the Minerva Club.

0 PAVILION 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat I0am—8pm. Bar.

Dick Whittington Until Sat 31 .Ian. 7.30pm. Mats at 2.30pm every Sat. £5.25 (£3.25). £3.25 (£2.25). Two free seats in every twenty booked. Is the Lord Mayor for turning? A good gallus panto combining the comic talents of Andy Cameron. Russell Hunter. Ron Dale and Anne Downie.

O THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Hameldaeme Wed 28—Sat 31 .Ian. 8pm £3 (£2; See Cabaret.

O TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267/8. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon—8pm; Sun 12.30—8pm. Cafe/Rest. Bar Tue—Thurs

Noon—1 1pm; Fri and Sat Noon—midnight: Sun 12.30—11pm. Sleeping Beauty Until Sun 1 Feb. 7.30pm. Mats 2pm every Thurs. 5 and 8pm every Sat. Tickets: £5 guests: £4 members (members’ concs £3). Thurs mat concs £2.25 (also available to non-members). The Tron‘s first panto taking audacious liberties with the well-known fairytale. as Bing Hitler and his fly accomplice John Stahl are entrusted with the task of finding the prince who will rescue the sleeping Beauty. . .Very funny. with a few excellent performances.


O BEOLAM THEATRE 2 Forrest Road. 225 9893.

Dr Faustus Sat 24—Sat 31 Jan. 8pm. Mat on Sat 31 . 2pm. Charity Performance Mon 26 Jan. £2.50; £2 concs; £1 .50 members. Edinburgh University Theatre Co using mime and music to create what should be a lavish. large-scale production of Marlowe‘s unsettling version of the Faust myth: the man who sells his soul to the devil. Proceeds from Monday‘s charity performance are to go to Save The Children.


Traverse Edinburgh ‘We’re trying to write about the condition of being lemale and Scottish and living in Thatcher’s Britain.’ Not always a joytul condition, but one that the Ms..Flts, a two—woman group opening up the Traverse’s new venture into cabaret, hope to present with humour—from the vantage point at a Plctish broch. The Plots, an ancient people who vanished with the arrival at the Scots, were unusual in being a matriarchal society: property was passed down through the lemale line. In this show, two Plcts, besieged in a broch, term the linking device for a wide variety ot sketches, raps and songs, perlormed and written by Rona Munro and Fiona Knowles.

Rona, an experienced playwright and

Trilogy ol Short Plays Wed 28 Jan. 1.30pm. £1.50;£l members. Edinburgh University Theatre Coin a lunchtime showing ofthree plays by W.B Yeats. Price includes lunch. Birdsong Wed 4 Feb. 1.30pm. £1.50; £1 members. Regular Edinburgh University Theatre Co lunchtime show. Price includes lunch.

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

Romeo and Juliet Wed 28 Jan—Sat 7 Feb. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2). Season Tickets for £9 on sale until 7 Feb. allowing you to see each show for £3. The Brunton Theatre start up their spring season with one of the most celebrated stories of ill-fated love of all time. See Panel.

Something in it tor Cordelia Thurs 5—Sat 7 Feb. 10.30pm. 50p. (Show approx 40 mins long bar remains open). The Brunton start a brave new venture ofshort. late evening one-act shows. This first focuses on two Edinburgh Fringe performers. father and daughter. who. after a performance of King Lear find themselves waiting fora train . . .

O CHURCHILL THEATRE Morningside Road. Tickets usually available from Cruikshanks the Newsagents. opp the Theatre.

The Murder at Maria Masters orthe Red Barn Until Sat 24Jan. 7.30pm. £2.50. Onstage 66 in a comic musical melodrama by Brian J. Burton

rtorrner, has found being a woman in

theatre thus tar surprisingly easy. ‘I think it has made a dliterence in a way that has benelitted me actually. At the moment It's quite trendy tor theatre to have women writers. But it is limited - it only extends to a certain sort oi theatre and it can also put you in a sort of ghetto, supposed to talk about women's problems.’

The present show deals with anything lrom American toreign policy to the new social security laws, Rona describing it as ‘inlormed by politics’, ratherthan aglt-prop. And ‘overtly lemlnlst’? Rona replies with a characteristic humour and honesty‘. . .I think we’re confused, but trying hard. But then I think that’s probably the case with most women!’ (S.H.)

Chase Me Comrade Wed 28—8211 31 Jan. 7.30pm. £2.75 (£2). Edinburgh Theatre Arts in one of Ray Cooney‘s original Whitehall farces comedy extrapolated from the story ofa Russian ballet dancer defecting to the West.

Festival of One-Act Plays Thurs 5—Sat 7 Feb. 7. 15pm. Thurs £1.50; Fri and Sat £2. A festival ofone-act plays organised by the Scottish Community Drama Association and adjudicated byJohn Irvine.

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

Cinderella Until Sat 21 Feb. 7pm.

Mats at 2. 15pm. £6. £5.50. £5. Cones for OAPs. Children. UB403. Disabled. FIS. half price on some days; parties of ten or more 20% discount. Check for details. Rikki Fulton and Walter Carr hold the stage as Cinderella’s uncomely siblings in this variety-show style popular panto O LYCEUM STUDIO Grindlay Street. 229 9697 (Lyceum Theatre Box Office). Suicide Until Sat 24 Jan. 7.30pm. £2 (£1.50). Edinburgh Youth Theatre in a comedy by Nicholai Erdman set in 1920s‘ Russia and satirising aspects of the Russian Revolution by focusing on the reaction of one family. 0 MANOELA THEATRE Gateway Exchange, 2—4 Abbeymount. 661 0982. Cafe’ and Bar facilities during performances. Nothing in theatre at present. 0 NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—4pm. 7—9pm perfevgs. Cafe. [E] Theatre closed for refurbishment. Re-opening in February. 0 PLAYHOUSE 18/22 Greenside Place. 557 2590. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Bar. Fiddler on the Root Until Sat 24 Jan. 7.30pm 2.30pm (22. 24 Jan). £4.50. £5.50. £6.50. Concs: £1 off Tue—Thurs; Mats: two for the price ofone: Parties: one ticket free in every ten bought. Bill McCue's new company. the Scottish Singers. in association with Scottish Opera. in the much-loved musical. starring Una McLean alongside McCue Billy Connolly Sat 31 Jan. SOLD OUT. 0 ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box office Mon—Sat 10am-6pm. 10am—8pm on perfevgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe. [1)][E] (TheatreSaver Concession (.‘ards cost £1. last all year. give £1 offthe full price each time you come for you and a friend available to ()A Ps. UB40s. Students. disabled. under 24 railcard holders. YTS scheme and young people under 18). The Hypochondriak Fri 23 J an—Sat 14 Feb. 7.45pm. Free preview Thurs 22 .Ian. Sat mat 7 Feb 3. 15pm: After show discussion Mon 26 Jan. £2.50—£5.50 'I'heatreSavcr Holders £1 off. After last year‘s highly successful Scots version by Liz Lochhead ofMoliere's Tarruffe. the Lyceum opens its spring season with


23 JAN 14 FEB 7.45PM Sat Matinee 7 FEB 3.15 PM

THE 0 by ochondmlk A Scots version of Moliéve’s ‘Malade Imaginaire’ by Hector MaoMillan.


Tickets from £2.50 (03]) 229 9697 PERFORMED av

Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX. a

The List 23 Jan 5 Feb 15