EDINBURGH Tel: 031 225 3614


. ASSEMBLY rooms

54 GEORGE smear

Sat 14—Sun 15 Nov 14th: 9.30am—4pm 15th: 10am—9pm (approx)

An opportunity to participate in a weekend of classes and workshOps with teachers from the Assembly Rooms’ very popular twice weekly dance classes.

Weekend Tickets: £10 (£4)

Advance Tickets from Usher Hall

Tue 24—Wed 25 Nov at 8pm A NIGHT ASSEMBLY ON GEORGE STREET Housewatch comes to Edinburgh with an anniversary show to transform the buildings’ facade into a new and engaging art form,





described as ‘cinematic architecture for pedestrians.’ FREE I



“Rambert Dance Company (formerly Ballet Rambert)

is going up and up

and up - these dancers know what they are

about and want to give

100 per cent of themselves."

The Stage


This vmt ts sponsOred by (OlglIOI Equrpment Co Ltd )


17-21 November 1987


_ Box Office (041) 331 1234 Credit Cards (041) 332 9000


This va Is also subsidised by the Scottish Arts Ouncrl, Glos ow District Council 8- Strot clyde Regional Comm“ ,3”

7.30pm. Day members £4.50; Econ. members £4; Full members £3.50; Student members £2. The twosome Ralf Ralf (Jonathan and Barnaby Stone) in their inimitable and skilful blend of clowning and reconstituted language. This is their earliest full-length show.

SIhe Tue 17—Sun 22 Nov. 7.30pm. Prices as for Ralf Ralf. Large Scale International with a new working of Andy Walker’s show, that, using music and powerful images explores sexual violence and living in modern Britain—amongst other things. Dr'um Thurs 19LSun 22 Nov. 7.45pm. Prices as for Ralf Ralf. Paul Burwell, best known as a musician with the Bow Gamelan Ensemble, joins Sian Thomas in a show exploring combinations of percussion and movement.

l-lunger Waits Thurs 26—Sun 29 Nov. 7.45pm. Prices as for Ralf Ralf. Quartet Four, a group of freelance women performers based in Edinburgh, in a show combining dance, live music and mask theatre. See Panel.

Azeria Tue 17 Nov. 7pm. £1 (50p). The Edinburgh Playwrights’ Workshop continue their series of weekly workshopped productions of new plays, followed by a discussion. R. R. Silver’s play concerns Mary Sardon, daughter of an eminent nuclear physicist, telling her story just before she dies in 1998.

Roulette Tue 24 Nov. 7pm. £1 (50p). A workshopped production by Edinburgh Playwrights’ Workshop of a new play by Donald Gunn. Followed by a discussion.

Grand Theatre of Lemmings Fri 13 & Sat 14 Nov. 10pm. See cabaret. Johnny immaterial and Hattie Hayrldge Fri 20 & Sat 21 Nov. 10pm. See cabaret.


Dundas: Or How I Murdered Robert Burns Thurs 12—Sun 22 Nov. 7.30pm. Fridays 9.45pm. £3 (£2). Alistair Campsie’s play taking a fairly sour view of Dundas, one of Edinburgh’s founding fathers. Campsie suggests that Dundas was involved in a scheme to rid the city of the outspoken and therefore undesirable-to some-Robert Burns.


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. King’s Theatre, Edinburgh Until Sat 14 Nov 7.30pm, 0312291201; Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh Mon l6—Sat 21 Nov, 7.45pm 031 665 2240. End of tour.

0 Cowboys and Indians TAG Theatre Company in a new comedy by Gurmeet Mattu. Jog Khalsi, a young unemployed graduate, tries to help his father’s corner shop business back onto its feet through a new sales gimmick. . For further details ring TAG on 041 429 2877. Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh Tue lO—Thurs 12 Nov, 8pm. Tickets 031

225 3614. Tour continues to N. Ireland. Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow Mon 23—Sat 28 Nov. 7.30pm. Tickets 041 552 5961. Tour continues.

0 The Incredible Brechin Beetle Bug 7:84 Scotland begin a tour of their popular panto, written by the inimitable Matt McGinn, in which an incredibly yucky beetle threatens to destroy all the toys Sandy Claws has made. For further details ring 7:84 on 031 557 2442.

Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow Tue 17—Sat 28 Nov. Times vary. Tickets 041 332 1846. Tour continues.



O THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street, 332 7521. Cafe open

1 lam-2.30pm Tue-Fri and during evening performances.

Oscar McLennan Fri 13 Nov, 8pm & Sat 14 Nov, 9.30pm. £3 (£2). Presented as part of the ‘New Work, No Definition’ season, Oscar MacLennan takes cabaret into an area of surreal, black comedy with his funny but disturbing monologues. This is the premiere of his new show Waiting on the Kiss of the Chicken King and Helicopter Man.

Claire Dowie Sat 14 Nov. 7 .30pm. £3 (£2). Also appearing as part of the ‘New Work, No Definition’ season, Claire Dowie crosses the borders between cabaret and drama with a powerful one-woman show, Adult Child, Dead Child about an unloved child growing up.


O ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street, 225 3614.

Night for Nicaragua Fri 13 Nov. 10.30pm onwards. £5 in advance; £6 on the door. Tickets in advance from Virgin and Ripping Records and Assembly Rooms. The Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign promotes a Benefit Night in which Billy Bragg is joined by Nicaraguan musician Enrique Godoy. See Guestlist.

O MAHDELA THEATRE Gateway Exchange, 2—4 Abbeymount, 661 0982. Cafe and bar facilities during performance.

All Scottish Cabaret Evening Thurs 1 1 Nov. 8pm. £3.50 (£2). An evening showcasing some of Scotland’s up-and-coming cabaret artists. Those appearing include The Alexander Sisters, larger than life ladies who take on The Dashing White Sergeant with more force than finesse; Stuart MacDonald, a stand-up comedian from Edinburgh, and The Kiltless Jocks, whose sketches and songs dispel Scotch myths.

O TRAVERSE THEATRE 1 12 West Bow, 226 2633. Box Office Tue-Sat 10am—8pm; Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. The Grand Theatre oi Lemmings Fri 13 & Sat 14 Nov. 10pm. £3 (£1.50). A welcome return to Edinburgh for the entirely wacky Grand Theatre of Lemmings, with their own brand of exuberant humour. Hatty Hayridge and Johnny immaterial Fri 20 & Sat 21 Nov. 10pm. £3

26 The List 13 - 26 November 1987