children’s theatre company, founded by two members ofThéatre do. Complicité. Tim Barlow and Jos Howben. Though aimed specifically at children who are deafor hard of hearing. they should appeal to all. bringing Complicite‘s highly successful visual comic style to the strange tale of Gebb a railway journey that takes an unexpected twist . . .See Review.

Hocus Focus and In Nomlne Palris Thurs 5—Sat 7 Mar. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). A double bill presented by Annexe Theatre Co and directed by Maggie Kinloch, going on to the Tron Theatre. Both plays deal with some aspect of religious faith. See PaneL


O TRAVERSE THEATRE 112'West Bow. 226 2633. Box office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm; Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. 22 Market Street. Seats from £2. Sundays ALL SEATS £2 (non-members £2.50). '

A ‘Mystery’ Play Until Sun 22 Feb. 7.45pm. Temp members £4.50; Econ members £4; Full members £3.50; Student/OAP/UB40£2.50 (members £2). Winged Horse Touring Company in a play evolved by the cast around three characters. See Review.

Gamblers Thurs 26 Feb—Sun 15 Mar. 7.30pm. Prices as for Mystery Play. The Traverse/Tron co-production of Gogol's black comedy. translated into Glaswegian vernacular by Christopher Rathbone and Chris Hannan. See Review. See also Tron. Glasgow.


0 Jotters Wildcat Stage Productions in their latest musical show about education. See panel. For further details please contact Wildcat on 041 954 0000.

C rawfurd Theatre, Jordanhill, Glasgow Until Wed 25 Feb. 041 954 0000; Cumbernauld Theatre, Cumbernauld Thurs 26—Sat 28 Feb. 67 32887; MacRobert Centre, Stirling Mon 2 Mar. 0786 61081 ; Motherwell Civic Theatre. Motherwell Tue 3 Mar. 6067515z/1yr Civic Theatre, Ayr Wed 4 Mar; Kirkintilloch Town Hall, Kirkintilloch Tickets available Kirkintilloch or Bishopbriggs libraries or Transtravel. 59 Townhead. Kirkintilloch ()41 776 2956. Tour continues.


For venue details, unless otherwise specified, please see Theatre section.


0 BRASSERIE DOMINIOUE Briggait Centre, 552 8133.

A newly opened cafe—theatre where you can eat, drink and be entertained in a fin-de-siecle setting. There is a jazz pianist playing most evenings in the bar downstairs, while cabaret is offered to those eating in the restaurant upstairs (meals from about £5 a head). Fri 20 and Sat 21: Essence of Decadence, an evening of twenties-style cabaret including


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For eighteen years Scottish Ballet has toured ‘small scale’ around Scotland. The classics are transported out of the city centre venues, dovetailed to suit less spacious surroundings and performed in smaller communities and towns.

This year, the outskirts 01 Edinburgh have been put on their touring schedule. The programme at Portobello Town Hall on 3 March begins with ‘Othello’ —jealousy and passion drive the story to its terrible

conclusion. Peter Darrell’s ‘Five Ruckert Songs’, the centrepiece, describes a disillusioned woman’s discovery of peace. Highlights from the classic, ‘Napoli’, by Bournonville, brings the evening to a close.

The company will also be appearing at the Town Hall, Alloa, Wed 4 March, 7.30pm; High School, Crieit, Thurs 5 March, 7.30pm; Theatre Royal, Dumtries, Fri 13 and Sat 14 March, 7.30pm. (Alice Bain)

comedy. music and tap dancing. Mon 23: Derek Baron. pianist. Tues: Derek Archibald. pianist. Wed 25: Trumpet Sounds. Alex Dalgleish. Thurs 26: Theatre Seanachaidh. dramatic retellings ofold Scottish legends. Fri 272TenementTwins. two singers. Sa128: Jeanette Burns. singer. Mon 2: Derek Baron. pianist. Tues 3: Derek Archibald. pianist Wed 4: Trumpet Sounds. Alex Dalgleish. Thurs 5: Jeanette Burns. singer.



John Otway Thurs 26 Feb. 8pm. £3 (£2). The ever popular Aylesbury Madman returns to Edinburgh.


A Night for Peace Sat 28 Feb. 2—11pm. £3 (£1.50). Part ofthe Edinburgh Peace Festival. See Theatre and Open page.

0 CALTON STUDIOS Calton Road, 556 7066

Navy Let Club Every Wed. 9pm—2am. £2. New regular Wed evening nightclub. Named after Mayakovsky‘s magazine. the club will incorporate two or three cabaret acts into a disco described as ‘just right ofCambalache and just left of mainstream.‘

O NETHERBOW THEATRE High Street. Pomegranate Performs Until Sat 20 Feb. 8pm. £1 .50 (50p). A medley of songs and poetry presented by Pomegranate Womens Writers Group in the theatre gallery.



0 PRATAP AND PRIYA PAWAR Mitchell Theatre. Granville Street. 2213198. BoxOffice Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. (‘andleriggs. 552 5961. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.

Divya-Drishti (Vision The Artist‘s Dream) Sun 1 March. 7.30pm.

0 CUNNINGHAM CLASSES Maryhill Community Hall. 304 Maryhill Road.

Fiona Alderman teaches on Sundays at 12.30pm and Wednesdays at 7.30pm. All classes £2 and for people with some dance experience. Fiona also teaches at The Dance Factory. 142 Calder Street (off Victoria Road) on Tuesdays.


0 DANCE ABOUT, TRY IT OUT Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. 225 3614. Work out after work. Try one of these popular classes and you‘ll be hooked on contemporary dance. Classes begin at 5.45pm and last 11/: hours. £1.50 (50p). Highly recommended.

Mon 23 Feb Pat Eckersley; Wed 25 Feb Sheridan Nicol (Jazz); Mon 2 March Pat Eckerslcy; Wed 4 March Sheridan Nicol (Jazz).

0 SCOTTISH BALLET TOURS Scottish Ballet begins its annual small-scale touring in the Union Theatre, St Andrews on Thurs 19 Feb. As well as visiting Dumfries. Alloa, and Crieff, the company will be appearing in Portobello on Tue 3 March where they will perform highlights from Othello. Ruckert Songs and Napoli. For further information contact Scottish Ballet at 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931.

O CATALYST This Edinburgh-based dance company will be appearing at the Assembly Rooms. George Street on Sat 28 Feb, 8pm as part of Edinburgh Peace Festival‘s ‘Night For Peace‘ variety show. See Open section for details.

0 PRATAP AND PRIYA PAWAR Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 668 3456.

Divya-Drishti (Vision The Artist‘s Dream) Tue 3 Mar. 7.30pm. £3 (£1 child and OAP). Tickets from Ticket Centre. Kalpna Restaurant and Shamiana Restaurant. See Glasgow for details.


0 FOCUS ON DANCE Assembly Rooms. 54 George Street. Edinburgh. For information contact Sarah Hill at 031 226 5992. March 22—29 Assembly Theatre have organised a week ofdance which will not only highlight Scotland‘s contemporary companies. but also provide a much-needed opportunity to see the work ofother British and international dancers. In the evenings dancers like the indefatigable tap dancer Will Gaines. Paulene Daniels from the Netherlands and Astrakan from France will perform their latest works. As well as lunchtime performances. there will be classes and workshops at all levels and in many techniques—jazz. kathak (Indian). ballet and jive are just some. Two dance companies will be in residence during the week. Their workshops which will build towards a short performance at the end of the week will be open to people of all ages and levels ofexperience. O CHOREOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL Sat 21 and Sun 22 March. £15 (£10). Cost includes all classes. workshops and events. Reduced prices for those who wish to participate in classes only. Write to Jean Douglas (Administrator). 7 Caledonian Place. Edinburgh EHll 2AR to reserve your place. ()rganised by the Scottish Council for Dance. this is the festival‘s sixth year. Held at the Aberdeen College of Education. it will include classes and talks and is open to community. amateurand professional groups and individuals. Guest teachers include Katie Duck. , Frank McConnell and Ann Dickie. Tom Yang is Director ofthe 1987 programme. 0 LONDON CONTEMPORARY DANCE THEATRE Theatre Royal. Hope Street. 331 1234. Two Programmes 24. 25 March and 26—28 March. The second programme brings back Troy Game. and Interrogations. seen last autumn in Edinburgh. Two ofthe works in the first programme will be performed in Scotland for the first time.

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