1971.Tue 28 Sept. £1.50 (£1). Bozzy. Winged Horse Touring Production’s highly successful revival of Frederic Mohr‘s Fringe First winning play. Michael Mackenzie plays Boswell in

this one-man account of Dr Johnson‘s

biographer. See also Craigmillar Arts Centre. and Third Eye Centre. Glasgow.

0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box office Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.3()pm. Bar. Café. Mairi Mhor-The Woman From Skye Tue 29 & Wed 30 Sept. 8pm. £4 (£2). 7:84 Scotland in their new show— a new play by John McGrath about Mary MacPherson from Skye who wrote beautiful Gaelic songs during the nineteenth century. See Touring



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0 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).

Who’s Left? Tue 29 Sept Sun 4 Oct. 7.30pm. Day members £4.50; Econ members £4; Full members £3.50; £Student members £2. Swaiv; Kanoozers, a new company in Scotland, in a new play by Barry McCarthy. See Review.

Cabaret starts again at the Traverse in October. Possible delights on the menu include The Alexander Sisters, The Grand Theatre of Lemmings, Susy MacGuire. Lip Service, Johnny Immaterial. Hatty Haydridge and John Sparkes. Ring the theatre for details.


o The Steamie Wildcat Stage Productions return with Tony Roper’s wonderfully funny play about four Glasgow women in a communal washhouse. Superb stuff if it comes near you and there’s a ticket left. go. For further details please call Wildcat on 041 954 0000. Falkirk Town Hall Thurs 17 Sept 7.30pm. Tickets 0324 28038. Cardinal Newman High School, Bellshill Fri 18 & Sat 19 Sept. 7.30pm. Tickets 0698 67515. Ayr Civic Theatre Mon 21 Tue 22 Sept. 7.30pm. Tickets 0292 264639. Motherwell Civic Theatre, Motherwell Fri 25 & Sat 26 Sept. 7.30pm. Tickets 0698 67515. Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow Mon 28 Sept Sat 10 Oct. 7.30pm. Tickets 041 332 1846.

Tour continues.

0 Turning Over Borderline Theatre Company take on tour their successful production, first seen at the Edinburgh Fringe, of Brian Thompson‘s comedy about a TV crew making a ‘meaningful’ documentary about India. For further details please call Borderline on ()292 281010.

A berdeen A rts Centre, A berdeen Tue

15—Sat 19 Sept. 8pm. Civic Theatre, Motherwell Tue 22 Sept. 7.30pm. Magnum Theatre, Irvine Wed 23 & Thurs 24 Sept. 7.30pm. MacRobert Centre, Stirling Fri 25 & Sat 26 Sept. 7.30pm. SanquharAcademy Tue 29 Sept 7.30pm. Castle Douglas High

11 -26 Sept Mon-Sat 7.45 pm Tickets from £2.70 (031) 229 9697 Matinee Sat 26 September 3.15 pm (all seats £2.70)

Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX

School Wed 30 Sept. 7.30pm. Douglas Ewart High School, Newton Stewart Thurs 1 Oct. 7.30pm. Tour continues.

0 Mary Queen of Scots Got Her Head Chopped 0" Communicado start to tour their excellent production of Liz Lochead‘s play. They breeze through the story with tremendous energy and style. Don't miss it. For further details please call Communicado on 031 229 7404. Tour continues to the Highlands to the Highlands and to London returning to Central Scotland in mid October.

0 Tamlane Theatre Alba tour their production shown at this year‘s Edinburgh Fringe of this gentle. magical piece ofthcatre based on the Borders ballad of the legend of the knight Tam Linn. rescued from the clutches of the Faery Queen by the love of a girl. For further details please call Theatre Alba on ()31 226 5992.

Lochgelly Centre Fri 18 Sept. Greenock Arts Guild Sat 19 Sept. Tour continues round Highlands and then to the Borders festival of Ballads and Legends. See separate entry.

0 Mairi Mhor—The Woman from Skye 7:84 Scotland tour a new play by John McGrath about Mary MacPherson. a nineteenth century Skye woman who wrote many beautiful Gaelic songs. See Panel. For further details please call 7:84 Scotland on ()31 557 2442.

A berdeen A rts (.‘en tre, A herd een Tue 22 Sat 26 Sept. Theatre Workshop. Edinburgh Tue 29 & Wed 30 Sept. 8pm. 03] 226 5425. Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow Thurs 1 Sat 3 Oct. 7.45pm. (H1 227 551 1. Tour continues.

0 Bozzy Winged Horse Touring Productions. following a highly successful run at the Edinburgh Festival this year. are taking their revival of Frederic Mohr‘s Fringe First winning play on a national tour. Michael Mackenzie plays Boswell in this one—man account of Dr Johnson‘s biographer. See Third Eye above for Glasgow dates and Springwell House and Graigmillar Arts Centre for Edinburgh performances. For full tour details ring Winged Horse. ()31 226 3520.

Mandela Theatre, Edinburgh 25 Sept. 7.30pm. £2 (£1.50);



This year sees the first ever Festival

of Ballads and Legends in the Borders. Running from 25 September until 1 October the Festival hopes to provide for the first time a platform to reflect the Borders‘ unique cultural heritage. and the Festival director is Judy Steel. wife ofthe Liberal Party leader, David Steel.

Below is a briefsummary of a few ofthe Festival highlights. Full details and tickets can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centre. Halliwell Close. Selkirk. Tel: 0751) 20054. Open Mon—Fri 10am—5pm.

O Tamlane Theatre Alba tour their

successful. magical production ofthe play by Edward Stiven based on the Borders legend about a young knight rescued from the clutches of the Faery Queen by the true love of a young girl. The tour vists several venues. most notable though are three open air promenade productions:

Melrose Abbey. 25 Sept. 7pm. £3 (£2)

Neidpath Castle. Peebles. 26 Sept. 7pm. £3 (£2).

Traquair I louse. Inverleithen. 3 ()ct. 7pm. £3 (£2)

0 All Hallow EveWorld premiere ofa play by the ‘Ettrick Shepherd‘ James Hogg. author of ‘(‘onfessions ofa Justified Sinner‘Never performed during Hogg‘s lifetime possibly because of the inflammatory nature ofits subject matter. the play tells of a rural community in thrall to superstition. It will be given just five performances at the Festival by the Northumberland Theatre (‘ompanyz

Volunteer Hall. Galashiels. 6 62 7 Oct. 7.30pm. £3 ( £2).

Tait Hall. Kelso. 8 ()ct. 7.30pm. £3 (£2).

Borough Hall. Peebles. 9 ()ct. 7.30pm. £3 (£2).

Victoria Hall.Se|kirk. l(l()ct. 7.30pm. £3 (£2).

0 The Wizard Lady of Branxholm Premiere ofa play written by Judy Steel herself about the life and times ofJanet Beaton. a prominent Scotswoman living at the time of Mary Queen of Scots:

Wilton Gallery. Ilawick. 29 6’; 30 Sept. 7.30pm. £2.51) (£1 .50).

The Barns. 'l‘weedbank nr. Galashiels. 1st Oct. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50).

Ashkirk Village Hall nr Selkirk. 2 Oct. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Broughton Village Hall. 3 ()ct. 7.30pm. .£2.50(£1.50). Newcastleton Village Hall. 6 ()ct. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50).

Lauder Public Hall. 7 ()ct. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50).

Graham Institute. West Linton. 8 ()ct. 7.30pm. £2.50(£1.5()). Village Hall, Clovenfords. 9 Oct. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50).

McFie Hall. Heriot (Offthe A7 South ofDalkeith). 10 Oct. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50).

0 Yarrow Kirk Concert Leonard Friedman. former leader of the Scottish Baroque Ensemble will play James Hogg‘s own violin, while the immensely talented Stevenson family (Ronald. Gerda and Savourna) will be there in force. in this concert ofclassical music with Borders conotations.

Mull Little Theatre in Movie Time atthe Netherbow Theatre, Edinburgh.

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