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Mon 2 & Tue 3 Nov 1987 at 7.30pm TAG THEATRE COMPANY presents Cowboys and Indians A new play by Gurmeet Mattu A comedy about the joys and pains of being an Indian in Glasgow.
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8a Bath Street. and Porto Grill, 10d Bath Street, Portobello.
story, adapted by Jimmy Paterson. Stags and Hens Wed 11 Nov. 1.30pm. £1.50 (members £1). Price includes lunch. EUTC in Willy Russell’s popular comedy in which a husband and wife-to-be inadvertently hold their respective stag and hen nights in the same pub.
O BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh, 665 2240. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D]. [E].
The Jungle Book Wed 4—Sat 14 Nov. 7.45pm. £3.75 (£2.25) No Bear Necessities here. This version of the Kipling classic is not the cuddly Disney version but a new working of an adaptation by Stephen Macdonald, author ofNotAbout Heroes, first written for the Lyceum ten years ago. There is original music
. by Richard Cherns and the
production focuses on movement. Suitable for children but not very small ones. 0 CHURCHHILL THEATRE Morningside Road. When We Are Married Wed ll-Sat 14 Nov. £2.50. £2.25 per ticket for parties of ten or more. Tickets avail. in advance from Cruikshanks Newsagents opposite the theatre and from the Usher Hall Box Office, Lothian Road tel 228 1155. Davidsons Mains Dramatic Club in J.B. Priestley’s comedy about three Victorian couples who discover that the priest who married them several years ago was, in fact, not licensed to marry. 0 KING’S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 229 1201. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [D] [E]. Blood Brothers Until Sat 31 Oct. 7.30pm. Sat 4.30 & 8pm. £3—£6.50. Sat mat all seats halfprice. Kiki Dee stars in this popular comedy by Willy Russell. See Review. The Pride of the Forth Mon 2—Sat 7_ Nov. 7.30pm. Sat 5 & 8pm. £2—£4. Peter Morrison, Valerie Dunbar, Johnny Beattie and The Alexander Brothers are amongst those appearing in this Scottish variety show. The Steamie Mon 9—Sat 14 Nov. 7.30pm. £3—£5. Mon all seats half price. Conc groups £2 off stalls and grand circle Tue—Thurs. Wildcat Stage Productions in Tony ROper’s phenomenally successful show. Four women gossip, squabble and reminisce in a 19505 laundry and the blend of nostalgia and comedy is irresistable. See it — if you can get a ticket. See also Touring. 0 MANOELA THEATRE Gateway Exchange, 2—4 Abbeymount, 661 0982. Cafe and bar facilities during performances. John Spanies and Wray Gunn and the Rockets Thurs 29 Oct. 8pm. See Cabaret. All Scottish Cabaret Thurs 12 Nov. 8pm. See Cabaret. O NETHERBOW 43 High Street, 556 9579. Box Office IOam—4.30pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [D]. [E]. The Mother Wed 4—Fri 6 Nov. 1pm. (45 mins) £1.50 (£1). The Oxygen Theatre start another season (called ‘The Hurricane Season’ — before or after? one wonders) of their enterprising lunchtime shows — short plays most of which rarely get a showing on account of their brevity
and most of which are by theatrical masters. This first is a female monologue by Franca Rame (former wife and colleague of Italian farceur Dario Fo), about a woman who ﬁnds out that her son has joined the Red Brigade. Angie Rew acts, Pam Strachan directs.
Nativity! Sat 7 Nov. 10.30am—4.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50 for under-18s). A one-day conference on Christmas drama — workshops and discussions on different ways of approaching nativity plays. Open to anyone who is interested.
The Blue Blanket Tue 10—Sat 21 Nov. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). The Old Town Theatre — a company drawn mostly from the local community- returns, with a new play by Donald Smith. See Preview Panel.
Galtvay Girl Wed 11—Fri 13 Nov. 1pm. (45mins) £1.50 (£1). Another lunchtime show from The Oxygen House (see above). In Geraldine Aron’s two—hander, Dermot and
Maisie, talk about their married life together.
0 PLAYHOUSE Greenside Place, 557 2590. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Ben Elton Sat 7 Nov. 7.30pm. See Cabaret and Guestlist.
0 PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL Portobello High Street.
Cowboys and Indians Mon 2—Tue 3 Nov. 7.30pm. For ticket details please call 031 225 2424 ext 6633. TAG Theatre Company in their new comedy by Gurmeet Mattu inwhich things take an unexpected turn when a young Indian Glaswegian thinks up a new policy for his father’s corner shop. For twelve years and over— also for adults. See Panel on Kids’ Page.
0 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 off the full price each time you come for you and a friend - available to OAPs, UB405, Students, Disabled, Under-24 railcard holders, YTS scheme and young people under 18). The Merchant of Venice Fri 30 Oct-Sat 21 Nov. 7.45pm. Sat. mat. 14 Nov, 3.15pm. £2.70—£6. TheatreSaver holders £1 off. FREE Preview Thurs 29 Oct. 7.45pm. Ian Wooldridge directs Shakespeare’s masterpiece, in which Antonio, wooing the heiress Portia, becomes entangled in a web of moneylending that leads to his owing a pound of ﬂesh to the Jewish moneylender Shylock. Andrew Dallmeyer plays Shylock and the production has the action take place between 1910 and 1914. Open Lyceum: Theatre In the Community Sat 31 Oct. 10.303m—4pm. (Please arrive 10am). Free. An open debate about the role of theatre in the community. Speakers in the morning include Ian Wooldridge, Artistic Director of the Lyceum, Donald Campbell, playwright and Sandy Neilson, Head of Drama at Telford College. Speakers in the afternoon include Gerda Stevenson, actor, Paolo Vestri, Edinburgh District Councillor, Anna Stapleton, Drama and Dance Director of the Scottish
18 The List 30 Oct — 12 Nov