production gets the children in the audience to decide the final outcome - both fun and instructive.

A Night for Peace Sat 28 Feb. 8—11pm.

that they had both written plays about

£3 (£1.50). A fantastic line-up of talent including Tom Robinson, Liz Lochhead, Peter Nardini, Easy Club and The Alexander Sisters, compered by Bill Paterson, as part of the Edinburgh Peace Festival. See also Open listings for details of many other events. 0 BEDLAM THEATRE 2 Forrest Road, 225 9893. The Beautiful and the Damned Wed 18 —Sat 21 Feb. 7.30pm. £2.50. £2 concs, £1.50 members. A new play by Angus Macfadyen an adaptation of the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald and EUTC’s entry for this year’s Scottish Student Drama Festival. With live jazz. (This production was put back from the dates published in last issue after we had gone to press). Dverthe Bridge Sat 28 Feb—Fri 6 March. 7.30pm. £2.50; £2 concs; £1.50 members. A play by Sam Thompson set in a Belfast Shipyard in the 50‘s, presented by EUTC. A Dramatic Humorous Biography of Einstein Wed 25 Feb. 1.30pm. £1 members; £1 .50 non-members. Lunch included in price. EUTC in a new play. Ways and Means Wed 4 March. 1.30pm. £1 members; £1 .50 non-members. Lunch included in price. EUTC in Noel Coward‘s comedy. 0 BRUNTOH THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D] [E] A Fine Romance Until Sat 21 Feb. 7.45pm. £3.50 (£2). A new play by Scottish playwright Howard Purdie telling the tale oftwo respectable Victorian ladies, Romantic novelist Marie Corelli (alias Minnie McKay) and Bertha Van Der Vyver. and their curious friendship. See Review. Cox and Box Thurs l9—Sat 21 Feb. 10.30pm. 50p. A late night show to complement A Fine Romance an English Victorian farce from John Madison Morton. Tamlame Wed 25 Feb—Sat 7 Mar. 7.45pm. Prices as forA Fine Romance. Edwin Stiven‘s lyrical adaptation ofa traditional Borders legend: the tale ofthe power of the Faery Queen and the love ofa young girl as they vie for the allegiance of a young knight. Swan Song Thurs 5—Sat 7 mar. 10.30pm. 50p. (Bar remains open late). The third in the Brunton’s series of late night shows a poignant play by Chekhov about an ageing vaudeville artist. Might prove an interesting side dish to the main course Chekhov on offer at the Royal Lyceum. O CHURCHILL THEATRE Morningside Road. Tickets usually available from Cruikshanks the Newsagents. opp the Theatre. Festival of One Act Plays Thurs 26 and Fri 27 Feb. 7.30pm. £2.50. Another stage in the Scottish Community Drama Festival heats. Thurs: Scorpio the Beginning a new play by Mark Fisker presented by Glen Theatre. Roslyn and Edwin by John Mortimer presented by the Penicuik


Staging new plays is like going on holiday— nearly everyone wants to do it, but no one has enough cash. 80 it is encouraging to see another company joining the theatres who already present new work: Annexe Theatre Company, whose aim is to put on

Players. Fri: Top Table by Margaret Wood presented by Glen Theatre and Ladies This is War by Anthony Booth presented by the Penicuik Players. 0 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. UB40s. Disabled. FIS. half price on some days; parties of ten or more 20% discount. Check for details. Last chance to see Rikki Fulton and Walter Carr holding the stage as Cinderella's uncomer siblings in this variety-show style popular panto with the inside story on how princes choose their spouses. Noises OH Mon 2—Sat 7 Mar. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £5.50—£7.50. Mon eve and Sat mat all seats £4. Cones for UB40s. students and children. Michael Frayn‘s award-winning sell-out West End comedy. See Review. 0 MANDELA THEATRE Gateway Exchange. 2—4 Abbeymount. 661 0982. Cafe and Bar facilities during performances. The Dog and the Rabbit Wed 25 Feb. 7.30pm. £1 (50p). A short comedy by Gavin Bolus presented in workshop form by the Edinburgh Playwrights workshop. Earthwork Wed 4 Mar. 7.3,0pm. £1 (50p). A new play by Chris Cheny presented in workshop form by the Edinburgh Playwright‘s workshop. 0 NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box office Mon—Sat

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purely new writing.

The company formed last yearto present two new plays, Hocus Pocus and In Nomine Patris, afterthe two writers Anne Marie Di Mambra and Paula Macgee met working in a Glasgow clothes shop and discovered

10am—4pm. 7—9pm perfevgs.

Cafe’. [E]

Singalong with Mr Boom Sat 21 and 28 Feb. 10.30am. £1 adult; 60p child. Mr Boom (alias Andy Munro. formerly ofWiIdcat) arrives in his spaceship to sing and entertain. Suitable for 3—10year-olds.

0 ROSEBERY HALL High Street. South Oueensferry.

Peacemaker Sat 21 Feb. 1 lam and 2.30pm. £1 (50p). See Kids page for details of ticket prices and panel on Kids page for full description. Also at Assembly Rooms. see above.

0 ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perfevgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe. (TheatreSaver Concession Cards cost £1 . last all year. give £1 offthe full price each time you come for you and a friend available to OAPs. UB405, Students. disabled. under 24 railcard holders, YTS scheme and young people under 18).

Three Sisters Fri 20 Feb—Sat 14 March. 7.45pm. FREE preview Thurs 19 Feb. Sat mat 7 March.

- 3.15pm.£2.5(}—£5.50.TheatrcSaver

holders£l off. Chekhov's masterpiece about the three sisters Prozorov and their unfulfilled longing to move to Moscow. A version by Edward Bond. directed by Ian Wooldridge. See Guestlist.

o THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box office Mon—Sat 9.3(lam—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. Gebb Thurs I9—Sat 21 Feb. 7pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £2 (£1). Rainmaker Picture Story Theatre. a new

religion. ‘We sent to see Ian Brown, artistic director of TAG,’ says Kate Hollins, the administrator. ‘He agreed that it was a good idea to set up a theatre company to do just new plays, and gave us a lot of very helpful advice.‘

The double bill was staged on a profit-share basis at the Glasgow Drama Centre last year and was so

successful thatAnnexe decided to run it

again— but this time they were able to attract Arts Council and District Council funding. The plays approach religion from different angles, Hocus Pocus shows a young Glasgow priest leaving the Catholic Church, while In Nomine Patris is about a 1960s’ girl joining it as a nun. Both the Catholic Observer and the Jewish Echo came to the last staging: it went down very well with both. . The production has led on to new openings forthe writers. Paula Macgee has been commissioned to write a play

for TAG in June and Anne Marie Di Mambra to write one of Scottish Television’s Dramarama children’s programmes and a community project on the Blantyre mining disaster. The company meanwhile hopes to continue doing new plays and will be performing cabaret at this year's Glasgow Mayfest.

Annexe double bill at Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh; Tron Theatre, Glasgow and Cumbernauld Theatre. See Listings. (Sarah Hemming)


A 'MYSTERY' PLAY devised by the company, presented by WINGED HORSE last few days!

Until 22 Feb, 7.45pm GAMBLERS by Gogol British premiere TRAVERSE/TRON PRODUCTION 26 Feb—15 March, 7.30pm


(non-members £2.50) Ring Box Office for details


03/ 226 2633

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