Saunders, probably best known as one half of the duo Tony and Derek, in a touching little one-man comedy about the perils of falling in love, against which there is little in the way of insurance policies . . .
O PLEASAHCE THEATRE The Pleasance.
The Warld's Wonder Thurs 16—Sat 18 Apr. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Tickets available Folk Festival outlets and on the door on the night. As part of the Folk Festival. Theatre Alba present their touring production of a play by Alexander Reid, written in old Scots and telling the story of how magic unravels a spell cast over two lovers. See Touring.
0 OUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street. Harvey and the Wallbangets Thurs 24 and Fri 25 Apr. 8pm. £5 (£4). Tickets available Virgin Records. Ripping Records, The Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge and the Queen‘s Hall). Last chance to see and hear the Fringe favourites, as they make their final tour with their blend of jau, doo-wop, rock and comedy. See Guestlist.
O ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe. [D][E] (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. UB4OS, Students, disabled, under 24 railcard holders, YTS scheme and young people under 18). The Glass Menagerie Fri 24 Apr—Sat 16 May. 7.45pm. FREE PREVIEW Thurs 23 Apr. After show discussion Mon 27 Apr. Sat mat 9 May, 3.15pm. £2.50—£5.50. TheatreSaver holders £1 off. Sat mat all seats £2.50. Following on the success of last year’s Streetcar Named Desire. the Lyceum finish their spring season with Tennessee Williams' more poetic, febrile exploration of highly-strung repressed feelings and tense family relationships. Set in 1940s’ St Louis, it shows a family with a crippled daughter whose collection of glass animals become symbolically representative of her own life.
0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place , 226 5425. Box office Mon-Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [D][E]. Mugshot Fri 24 Apr. 8pm. £3 (£2). Cumbernauld Theatre Company‘s good-humoured. entertaining spoof Chandleresque thriller, written and directed by Robert Robson and featuring sleuth MacMarlowe as he prowls the streets of Glasgow. See Touring.
Maclash Fri 24 Apr. 10pm. Free. The popular Merry Mac Fun Coin their new show — sneak preview before it goes on to Mayfest.
O TRAVERSE THEATRE 1 12 West Bow, 226 2633. Box office Tue-Sat IOam—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).
Wallace- Guardian ol Scotland Until Sun 19 Apr. 7.30pm. Temp members £4,50; Econ members £4; Full members £3.50; Student, OAP, UB40 £2.50 (members £2). A bold
new play by Patrick Evans taking a new look at Scotland‘s national hero and the Wars of Independence. Presented by Theatre Co-operative. See Review.
O The Warld’s Wonder A new touring production by Theatre Alba ofa play by Alexander Reid, writer of The Lass Wt” The Muckle Mou ’. Set in the make-believe village of Dubbity, the story tells of how magic unravels an evil spell cast on a pair of young lovers, and continues Theatre Alba‘s policy of reviving plays written in old
Scots. For further details please contact Theatre Alba on 031 226 2427.
Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh (Folk Festival) 7.30pm. 031 226 2427; Elgin, Buckie, Stonehaven, Macduff 21-24 April; Aberdeen Arts Centre, Aberdeen Sat 25 Apr. 7.30pm. 0224 641 122; Village Hall, St Boswells Wed 29 Apr. 7.30pm. 0896 4751; Victoria Halls, Selkirk Thurs 30 Apr. 0896 4751. Tour continues.
0 Mugshot Cumbernauld Theatre’s good-humoured entertaining spoof Chandleresque thriller, written and directed by Robert Robson, and featuring sleuth MacMarlowe as he prowls the streets ofGlasgow. For further details please contact Cumbernauld Theatre on 0236 737235.
HarbourArts Centre, Irvine Fri 17 Apr. 7.30pm. 0294 74059; St Andrews School, C lydebank Sat 18 Apr. 8pm. 041 941 3796; Motherwell Civic Theatre Tue 21 Apr. 7.30pm. Motherwell 67515; Ayr Civic Theatre Wed 22 Apr. 7.30pm. Ayr 264639; Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock Thurs 23 Apr. 7.30pm. 0563 23590; Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh Fri 24 Apr. 8pm. 031 226 5425; Henderson Memorial Theatre, Shotts Sat 25 Apr. 7.30pm. Shotts 2186. Tour continues.
0 High Places 7:84 Scotland continue their tour of a play by Ena Lamont Stewart that is all too relevant in this, International Year of Shelter for the Homeless. Contrasting, naturalistic, compassionate portrayal of the people condemned to live in bad housing with caricatured pictures of the ones who make the decisions, the play develops from reality to comic fantasy as two young lads kidnap the housing officer and give him a taste of life in one of the condemned houses. Both writing and staging is patchy in places, but the play is humane, sympathetic and funny and its understated anger is entirely justified. For further details please contact 7:84 Scotland on 031 557 2442.
Dalmarnock Centre, Glasgow Fri 17 Apr. 7.30pm. 041 556 4776. Tour continues to Shaw Theatre, London. 0 It's Not the End of the World Theatre Workshop‘s new touring production, an adaptation by Jack Klaff and Bob Sinfield ofthe book Humanizing Hell by George Delf. The question the play asks is: are nuclear weapons illegal under International Law? For
further details please contact Theatre Workshop on 031 226 5425.
Village Hall, Ullapool Fri 17 Apr. 8pm. 0854 2103; Village Hall. Poolewe Sat 18 Apr. 8pm. 0445 92293; A berdeen Arts Centre, Aberdeen Tue 21 and Wed 22 Apr. 7.30pm. 0224 635208; Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Fri 24 Apr. 8pm. 031 665 2240; Town Hall, Penicut'k Sat 25 Apr. 8pm. 71 72281; Tron Theatre, Glasgow Tue 28 Apr—Fri 1 May. 8pm. 041 552 4267. Tour continues to Stirling then Shetland Isles.
O Skirmishes Focus Theatre Company starts a new tour ofa play by Catherine Hayes that has been much praised for its humour and honesty in exploring the relationship between a dying mother and her two daughters.
Crawford A rts Centre, St Andrews
Mon 27 Apr-Fri 1 May. 0334 74610. Tour continues - coming to Mayfest in May.
0 Wallace-Guardian of Scotland Theatre Co-Op take their production of Patrick Evans’ new play about the Wars of Independence and Scotland's national hero. out on tour. See Review. For further details please contact Theatre Co-Op on 031 558 1610.
Traverse Theatre. Edinburgh Until Sun 19 Apr. 7.30pm. 031 226 2633; MacRobert Centre, Stirling Mon 20 and Tue 21 Apr. 0786 61081; Third Eye Centre. Glasgow Wed 22-Sat 25 Apr. 041 332 7521; Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen Tue 28 Apr; Marryat Hall, Dundee Wed 29—Thurs 30 Apr. Tour continues.
MON-SAT 24 APRIL to 16 MAY 7.45 pm Sat Matinee 9 MAY 3.15 pm
THE CLASS MENAGERIE
. 'I‘Bnnessee Williams Pass10ns ﬂare as dreams are shattered
FREE PREVIEW 23 APRIL 7.45 o m
Tickets from £2.50 (031) 229 9697 PERFORMED av
EDINBURGH MAY DAY FESTIVAL ’87
Friday 1 st May Songs ofthe Spanish Civil War. . . Left Tu rns present Leon Rosselson 8t Roy Bailey in concert Venue: Transport Halls, Annandale Street. £2.50/E1.
Saturday 2nd May March 8t Rally . . . Assemble 10.30am at King's Stable Road
Rally in Transport Halls . . . Entertainment 8t Speakers
including Donald Dewar MP and Duncan Campbell May Day Fair . . . 1.30—5pm . . . Transport Halls
Stalls/Displays/Food/Bar/Videos/Créche May Day Cabaret. . .8pm-1am . . .Transport Halls Featuring . . . Arnold Brown, McLuskey Brothers, The Sirens, Liz Lochhead & Angie Rew, Pena Mai/Mai and Brazilian Dance Band Sambatucada. £3/E2.
Sunday 3rd May
International Film Programme in Filmhouse, Lothian Road Afternoon 8i Evening of filmsfor Mayday Creche available Edinburgh Premier of ’The Killing Floor'.
Organised by Edinburgh Trades Council. Tickets from the TC Office, 12 Picardy Place, 031 5563006. This Festival is made possible by Edinburgh District Council 8! Lothian Regional Council
The List 17 - 30 April 19