music meets free movement with Mark Saunders. Steve Kettley and Karen Wilmhurst.
Exploring Mime Wed/Thurs 21/22 Oct. 8pm. £2/£1. Pat Keysell (ex Vision 0n) and her students show the achievements of mime as an expressive theatre style. This presentation looks at several works in progress.
Make Up One Morning Fri/Sat 23/24 Oct. 8pm. £1 .50/£1.5(). Mark Saunders directs Mimage. Edinburgh‘s new mime company. 0 THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.3()pm. Bar. Cafe. (D).(E).
Khoros Dance Theatre Sat/Sun. 31/31 Oct. 8pm. £2.50 (£1.75).
0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS. 54 George Street. 225 3614. Info. from Kate Craik. Dance Classes The very popular dance classes started last year. pick up for a new season. The range this year is even more varied — you can dance Flamenco one Wednesday and Afro-Caribbean the next Thursday. At £2 (£1) per class they are good value. 6pm start. Mon 19 Oct - High Energy with Pat Eckersley; Tue 20 Oct — Contemporary with Greg Nash: Mon 26 Oct — High Energy with Pat Eckersley; Tue 27 Oct — Contemporary with member of Dundee Rep Dance Co. Classes continue until Tue 15 Dec. Greg Nash Group — Dance Workshop Mon 19—Wed 21 Oct. Free but you must register in advance by phoning 225 2424 Ex.6664 or completing the form available from the Assembly Rooms. Greg Nash. Kate Dalton and Rosina Bonsu invite you to join them for three days and then perform in their new show No Dogs/No Cycles. Both experienced and beginners welcome. Wear loose clothing. You must be committed for the three days. 0 CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS FOR THE FESTIVAL OF MIME THEATRE For further details and info. contact Netherbow Arts Centre 556 9579. 0 ASSEMBLY ROOMS (see above) Mime Workshops WedfThurs 21/22 Oct. l().3()am—12.30pm. £2 (£1). Practical sessions with Pat Keysell for teachers. arts workers and those interested in using mime technique in group and drama work. 0 MORAY HOUSE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, DRAMA STUDIO Mime in Education Tue 20 Oct. 2.30pm. Free. A lecture/demonstration by Pat Keysell aimed at teachers and others working in education. 0 SCOTTISH CENTRE FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION Cramond Mime Theatre Masterclass- Peta Lily Mon—Sat 19—24 Oct. Mon-Fri loam—noon & 2—4pm; Sat 10am—noon. Full week—£20. per day £5. Peta Lily is a virtuoso performer with energy and ideas enough for a whole company. Take this opportunity to meet and learn with her. This course is aimed at professionals in dance and theatre.
O The Bretts (Scottish) 8—9.3()pm. The Roaring Twenties revisited in this unfolding drama based on a mythical theatrical family. The Bretts. The glittering cast includes Barbara Murray. Norman Rodway
.; and Frank Middlemass. Central are
clearly hoping this will be a worthy successor to Upstairs Downstairs —
i especially when it comes to the ; ratings. But doesn't it all seem just a 5 little too prepackaged? Tonight's is
an introductory double episode.
: o Omnibus(BB(‘1)10.20—11.20pm.
The BBC's Arts in the Soviet Union season continues with the second of
2 three Omnibus programmes on the Arts and Glasnost. The third
Omnibus on Russia is next Friday.
o The Dame Edna Experience
(Scottish) 1030—] 1.20pm. Last in
the series. so don‘t miss it. Guests:
Cynthia Payne. John Mills and Rudolf Nureyev.
- o Scotland's Story ((‘4) 1030—1 lam.
Repeat showing of the episode of the
350 hours at iilming have gone in to making this remarkable testament to the people who died in the Nazi extermination camps, and now the
illm’s director, Claude Lanzmann is
dedicated to showing it to audiences all over the world.
Channel Fourwill be screening the film on television tor the iirst time this week— although it did have a limited cinema release. All nine hours 23 minutes oi the film will be shown across two evenings, Channel Four taking the exceptional step oi broadcasting it without the interruption of commercials.
TV history of Scotland which features Enlightenment Edinburgh. 0 To the End of the Rhine (C4) 6.3(l—7pm Following his In Hannibal 's Footsteps adventure. Bernard Levin starts a six-part journey along the length ofthe Rhine. The first programme has him in Switzerland visiting what would be underground hospitals (in the event of nuclear war) and shooting the rapids at Llanz.
0 My Family and Other animals (BBC1)6.25—6.55pm. Hannah Gordon. Brian Blessed. cuddly animals and Gerald Durrell’s ' bestseller — you don‘t need me to tell you how popular this is going to be.
O The Charmer (Scottish) 9:10pm. Nigel Havers stars in London Weekend's autumn blockbuster— and it looks daft enough to be fun. Havers plays a cad in pre-war Brighton.
0 The South Bank Show (Scottish) 10.30—1 1.30pm. Featuers The Smiths.
O Shoah((‘4)8.15—12.45pm. Claude Lanzmann's nine hour eye witnesses account of the Holocaust begins tonight. See panel.
Shoah (lrom a Hebrew word with Biblical associations that is used to denote the Holocaust) relies entirely on contemporary interviews rather than archive iootage. Lanzmann claims that ‘the old images have been used so many times that they do not speak to us any more', but he has certainly iound a modern day audience that wants to hear survivors’ accounts of the concentration camps. When the documentary was shown on French television (admittedly immediately alter the Barbie trial) it was watched by 36 million people. The C4 Screening is iollowed by a discussion on Sun 25 Oct ‘Shoah—The Experience of the Holocaust' at 8.45pm.
The Tories are rapidly losing their grip in Scotland as the last General Election. which reduced Conservative MPs by half. to only ten. proved so forcibly. As Parliament re-convenes after the summer holiday and the hullabaloo ofthe party conferences. lain MacWhirter keeps tabs on the political scene in Scotland in Corridors at Power. R Scotland. Thurs 22. 7pm.
Saturday Night Theatre on R4 is all too often a rather toothless and predictable thriller. but Dennis Waterman. making a rare radio appearance. promises to inject some beefinto the genre on Sat 17.7pm. In A Long Memory by Peter Simpkin he plays a down at heel journalist who agrees to ‘ghost‘ the autobiography ofan East End crook. However in taking on the crooks past. he finds he has to take on the heavy mob as well. and they are certainly not going to make his job of raking up the past easy for him.
In deciding to produce Macbeth. the three witches. so necessary for the plot but so hard to make credible. present no little challenge for the director. There are currently 15 witches or weird sisters in 5 productions of the Scottish play around the country and Paul Allen assesses their merits in Kaleidoscope’s When Shall we 15 Meet Again? on R4. Fri 16. 9.31)").45pm. repeated Mon 19. 4.30pm.
Castles in Spain is the new Sunday serial from R Scotland. 25 Oct. 7.30pm for 5 weeks. It‘s a well-plotted mystery from the Scottish writer Edward Boyd with Ray Brooks in the lead.
Scottish Opera‘s new production or Lulu opens at the Theatre Royal Glasgow on 21 Oct (see Guestlist) directed by John Cox with Berverly Morgan in the title role. Peter Conrad's assessment of the show can be heard almost immediately after the performance in R3‘s First Night. Wed 21. 11.50pm. More opera comes from R3 on Sun 25. 2.20pm with an Austrian radio recording of Mozart‘s spectacular Don Giovanni. directed by Herbert von Karajan during this year‘s Salzburg Festival. celebrating the opera‘s 2()()th anniversary. Samual Ramey is Don Giovanni. Extending this theme. R3 also broadcasts the play Don Juan anc Faust by Grabbe. translated by Peter Barnes which describes a mythical meeting between these two legendary figures.
Radio 1 ventures into the unchartered waters ofdrama for the first time on Sun 25. 7pm with Dancing with the Dragon by The Independent's theatre critic. Alex Renton. and R4 also has a first on 27 Oct with Citizens, its first soap opera for 36 years. See Guestlist for more on both.
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