} THE TRAVERSE THEATRE Thurs 7th Sun 31st May 7.30pm
ABEL BAREBONE AND THE HUMBLE COMPANY
AGAINST THE GREAT MORTALITY by Peter Jukes WORLD PREMIERE
Cain’s brother returns to lead a motley jumble of medieval malcontents in an extraordinary quest. . . Tickets from £2 Tel 031 226 2633
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O FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent, 225 5366.
L'Alouette Mon 4 May. 7.30pm. £2. La Troupe de l‘Aventure Culturelle make their tenth annual visit to Britain. this time with Anouilh‘s exploitation of the strange case of Joan ofArc. In French.
0 KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 229 1201. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D] [E]
Princess lda Until Sat 2 May. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £4.50—£1.50. Sat mat halfprice for children and OAPs. One free ticket with every ten bought at full price. The Edinburgh Gilbert and Sullivan Society. See Classical Music.
The Rivals Mon 4—Sat 9 May. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm.
£5 . 50—£6.50. Tue-Thurs cones £5 for stalls and circle. Mon eve and Sat mat all seats £5. Gallery Productions Ltd present a production of Richard Brinsley Sheridan‘s classic comedy of manners.
SuperGran Tue 12—Sat 16 May. Tue. Wed. Thurs 2 and 7pm; Fri 10.30am and 7pm; Sat 11am. 2.30pm. 7pm. Adults £4.50. £4. Children £3. £2.75. cones (OAPS. students. disabled and UB40s) £1 offall eve and Sat perfs. Outclassing Superman at his own game. Barbara Watt is Super Gran. the highly popular and
supersonicseptuagenarian. See Kids.
0 NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box office mam—4.30pm: 7—9pm perfcvgs.
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Hudden Dudden and Donald D’Leary Wed 6—Sat 23 May. Weds 10.30am. 1.30pm (schools perfs) and 7.30pm: Thurs and Fris 4 and 7.30pm; Sats 10.30am and 2.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). A tale of greed and misdeed in which the baddies get their just deserts. Donald O‘Lcary has one cow. a small patch of land and two nasty neighbours. Hudden and Dudden. When Hudden and Dudden pinch the cow. justice is called for. For the 7—11 year age group mainly. directed by Chris Craig. See Kids.
0 PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL Portobello High Street.
The Day The Sheep Turned Pink Thurs 7 May. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Tickets available at A]. Murray Newsagents. 8a Bath Street. Portobello. Critical Mass in a comedy looking at the issue of nuclear power — see Theatre Workshop.
0 QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE 36 Clerwood Terrace. 339 3961. Maclash Fri 8 May. 8pm. The highly popular Merry Mac Fun Coin their new show. See Touring and Mayfest sections.
0 ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perfevgs. 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. UB40s. Students. disabled. under 24 railcard holders. YTS scheme and young people under 18).
The Glass Menagerie Until Sat 16 May. 7.45pm. 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 19403‘ St Louis. it shows a family with a crippled daughter whose collection of glass animals become symbolically representative ofher own life. See Review. 0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. The Day The Sheep Turned Pink Fri 8 and Sat 9 May. 8pm. £3 (£2). Critical Mass Theatre Co bring to Edinburgh their comic play about the issue of nuclear power. Written and performed by Cordelia Ditton and Maggie Ford. it represents the interests and viewpoints of different people (and sheep) concerned. through the media ofcomic verse and song. Interesting in the wake of Sarcophagus the Russian play about Chernobyl. recently shown in London. 0 TRANSPORT HALLS Annandale Street. off Leith Walk. There’s A Valley in Spain Called Jarama Fri 1 May. 8—1 1pm. £2.50 (£1 unwaged) from 12 Picardy Place (or phone 031 661 1460). Partofthe Mayday celebrations organised by the Arts Committee ofthe Edinburgh and District Trades Council (See also cabaret at same venue and Open List for details of other events). Leon Rosselson and Roy Bailey in a concert. presented by Left Turns. ofsongs celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War. May Day Cabaret 8pm—1am. £3 (£2 unwaged). Tickets available from the Trades Council. 12 Picardy Place. 031 5563006. A major cabaret event as part of the May Day celebrations organised by the Trades Council (see also Open List). The wonderful. laconic Arnold Brown and the hugely popular Nippy Sweeties (Liz Lochhead and Angie Rew) provide comedy. while there is music from The Sirens. the McCluskey Brothers and Pena Mai/Mai. and dance from the Brazilian samba band Sambatucada. O TRAVERSE THEATRE 1 12 West Bow. 226 2633. Box office Tue—Sat 1(lam—8pm; Sun 6—l0pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. 22 Market Street. Seats from £2. Sundays ALL SEATS £2 (non-members £2.50). Abel Barebone and the Humble Company Against the Great Mortality Thurs 7—Sun 31 May. 7.30pm. Day members £4.50; Econ members £4; Full members £3.50; Student members £2. All seats £2 on Sundays. Sizeable reductions for anyone booking all four productions before 2] May. Please contact theatre for details. Premiere ofa new play by PeterJukes. starting the Traverse’s season of new writing. Cain's brother Abel returns in the Middle Ages. and. with his Humble Company. demonstrates that it is possible for the poor to reshape their lives. Jukes won a Fringe First award for his last play Charlie and Marie. See panel.
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