Fay Godwin: The Scottish Photographs Until Sat 5 Sept. A much celebrated British photographer. known for her landscapes. Fay (iodwin's Scottish work is drawn together for the first time.

Paul Trevor— Constant Exposure Sat 12 Sept—Sat 10 Oct. TV. is something

we look at a lot and think about little.

Trevor promises to expose the medium in its personal and social contexts. This exhibition takes the form ofa seventy frame ‘video strip' taken from TV. images juxtaposed. superimposed and multiplied on themselves.

0 TALBOT RICE ART CENTRE ()Id College. University of Edinburgh. 667 101 1 ext 4308. Mon—Sat. 10am—5pm. Sun 2pm—5pm.

Made from Girders Until Sat 12 Sept. Celebrating the grit of Scottish industry in photographs.

Jewels of the Ancients Until 12 Sept. Fabulous gold. silver and precious stone jewellery from 3000 BC to the seventh century. Selected from the Jill Sackler Collection of Ancient Near Eastern Jewellery.

O THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 225 7942. ()pen all day Mon—Sat.

O TORRANCE GALLERY 29b Dundas Street. 556 6366. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm: Sat 10.30am—4pm.

0 359 GALLERY 209 Cowgate. 225 3013. Mon—Sat Noon—5.30pm. Synergetic Images Sat 5—Sat 26 Sept. A series of new paintings and photographs conceived together by Christian Jahren and Julie McMahon. a recent graduate from NapierColIege.

Meena Bazaar Sat 5 Sept. Stalls and a cafe open all day in aid of the Leukaemia and Cancer Children‘s Fund and the 36‘) Building Appeal. ()pen from 10am—4pm. Free admission.

Autumn Classes Run from Mon 5 Oct—Sat 12 Dec. Contact gallery for details.

Painting Course in Tuscany Sat Ill—Sat 17 Oct. Rose Frain will take this course for those who would like to get away from it all and paint besides. Residential fee £160. own transport arrangements. Contact gallery for details.

Continuing the Tradition: Twenty 20th-Century Scottish Artists Until Sat 26 Sept. Director of the 36‘) Andrew Brown makes no secret of his admiration for what he sees as the traditional values of Scottish painting. as shown in the work of McTaggart. through Redpath. Eardley and Blackadder to the young Caroline MacNairn. Fiona Carlisle et al.

0 WARE ON EARTH l5 Howe Street. 558 1276. Mon—Sat l0am—6.30pm: Sundays by appointment.

Helen Robertson Wed 9 Sept—Sat 3 Oct. Helen graduated from Edinburgh College of Art this year and bases her objects made in the unusual combination of metal and glass on ancient weaponery.

O W.A.S.P.S. GALLERY Patriothall. Hamilton Place (near Theatre Workshop) Daily 2—7pm.

Olivia Irvine Until Fri 18 Sept. Paintings and monoprints. See paneL

0 Theatre is listed by city first, then by venue, running in alphabetical order.

0 CITIZENS (‘rorbals Street. 42‘) 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [1)].

School for Scandal Fri 4 Sept—Sat 3 Oct. 7.30pm. FREE PREVIEW Thurs 3 Sept. £3. Students £1. ()APS & UB40s £1 in advance. free on door. The Citizens‘ open their autumn season with Richard Brinsley Sheridan‘s wonderful comedy of manners. directed by (iiles l lavergal.

O CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box ()ffice Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—3pm. 6-8pm perfevgs.

Bar Cafe.

Shakers Thurs 27 Aug—Sat 5 Sept. 7.45pm. Mon—Wed £2 (£1). Thurs—Sat £3 (£1.50). Cumbernauld Theatre Company in John (iodber and Jane Thornton‘s highly successful comedy about life in a cocktail bar. Low price cocktails are available in the bar!

Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped Off Wed 9 Sept. 7.45pm. £2.75 (£1.50). Communicado Theatre Company in their excellent production of Liz Lochhead‘s funny and moving play about the ill fated queen. Given its premiere at the Edinburgh Festival.

The Steamie Thurs l0—Sat 12 Sept. 7.45pm. SOLD OUT. Wildcat return with their phenomenally


successful show about life in a

communal laundry.

0 DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 041552 5827.

Closed until 23 October.

0 KING’S Bath Street. Box Office Mon—Sat 12 noon—6pm. 4 bars. [D] [E] Phone Bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.041227 5511. Don'tTell the Wife! Mon 24 Aug—Sat 12 Sept. 7.30pm. Sat mat 3pm. £5. £4. £3. A farce starring Jimmy Logan.

Scotland the What? Mon 14 Sat 26 Sept. 7.30pm. £3. £4. £5. Charity First Night. The highly popular Aberdonian trio arrive with more tales. sketches and anecdotes from the granite city. all delivered in the best Aberdonian patois.

O MITCHELL (iranville Street. 221 3198. Box office Mon—Sat. l2 noon—6pm. Bar. Cafe. [D] Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Mon—Sat l0.30am—6.30pm.

Scottish Community Drama Festival Tues l Sat 5 Sept. 7.30pm. £3 (£2) A different play from a different company every night in the Western Division heats of the competition. The winners are annonced on Saturday nd go on to the next stage. Turning Over Mon 7—Sat 12 Sept. 8pm. £3.50(£2.50). Borderline Theatre Company in their production. first shown at the Edinburgh Fringe. ofa comedy by Brian Thompson which takes a dim view of a tv documentary


Fora small, new, unfunded theatre company to put on a play by a little-known Polish playwright might sound like financial suicide but Theatre Racoon are risk-takers by instinct. The first play in their recently started series of productions was ‘Hess' about Rudolph Hess and performed before he died. Mid-way through one performance they were rudely interrupted by a threatening bunch of infiltrators from the ‘British National Party'. The show went on. Their new production is ‘The Prophets', a comedy by Slawomir Mrozek, a Polish journalist and cartoonist. DirectorAdam Fresco describes it as ‘a political satire on how we are spoken at or to by the powers that be.“ Set in what Fresco calls a ‘Marx Brothers type land’ the play largely concerns a pompous regent and his incompetent sidekick bailiff and was first performed in the late sixties. Theatre Racoon’s version is updated and adapted slightly to be accessible to the modern British audience, as Fresco explains: ‘the regent becomes a woman called MT, and the three wise

men in the play, who are really a Mickey-take of intellectualism, become an American evangelist, a YTS on a scheme to be a wiseperson and a mad professor.‘

Though several of their productions to date have been political satires, Fresco, a founder member of the Glasgow-based company, feels that their political commitment lies more in the company’s structure and style than in the content of their shows. ‘We are non profit-making and we try to keep ticket prices as low as possible. We also try to strip shows bare of set and costumes-we want to put the actor back on stage.‘ (S.H.)

crew making a film about India.

0 PAVILION 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar.

Robert Halpern Every Thurs. Fri and Sat eve. 7.30pm. Thurs £2.50; Fri £3.25; Sat £4. The stage hypnotist returns to exercise his powers over his audience.

0 THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet. No theatre performances this issue. 0 THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521

Kilt Kult or a Wee Touch of Scotch Sat 5 Sept. 2pm. £1 (50p) The first in a series of four play readings workshops presented by the local theatre company United Artists (Scotland). Each reading will be given by professional actors and will be followed by a discussion. This first is a play by Kenneth Lindsay.

The Prophets Tue 8 6; Wed 9 Sept; Tue 15 & Wed 16 Sept. 7.30pm. £2 (£1.50). Theatre Racoon in a comic play by Polish playwright Slavomir Mrozek. See Panel.

Howling at the Moon Sat 12 Sept. 2pm. £1 (50p). James Duthie‘s play is the second in United Artists‘ series of playreadings. See Sat 5 Sept for full details.

Tamlane Sat 12 Sept. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50) Theatre Alba in their touring production shown at the Edinburgh Festival. See Touring.

O TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 42678. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon—8pm; Sun 12.30—8pm. Cafe/Rest. Bar'l'ue—Thurs

Noon—l 1pm; Fri and Sat Noon—midnight; Sun 12.30—11pm. Mary Queen of Scots Tue l—Sun 6 Sept. 7.30pm. Prices as above. An excellent production of an excellent show. Communicado Theatre Company start to tour their production of Liz Lochhead's new play about Mary Stuart funny. vividly staged and also moving. Punch! Tue l—Sun 6 Sept. 10.30pm. Prices as above. The Shaliko Company and La Mama from New York in their acclaimed and disturbing production exploring the violence in the Punch and Judy story. Who’s Left? Tue 8—Sun 13 Sept. 8pm. Frirst production by a new Scottish company. Swaivc Kinooziers. in a new play by Barry McCarthy. Three girls who shared a flat at university find themselves in the same situation ten years later but in very different circumstances. each of them having tried to escape their menfolk. The third new play to have found its way into full production after an initial reading at the Tron.

Oihello'l‘ue 15 & Wed 16 Sept. 8pm. Prices as above. TAO theatre company in their highly thought of production of Shakespeare‘s tragedy about the Moor who loved not wisely but too well. lan Brown’s production. first seen at the Edinburgh Fringe focuses closely on the racial issues of the play.


O BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. Box office Mon—Sat l0am—8pm. Bar. [D]

A Royal Match- On Tour. 3— 1 2 Sept.

The List 21 Aug— 3 Sept 21