Work/No Definition‘ season winds down at the Third Eye. but continues a little longer at Edinburgh‘s Traverse. with Neil Bartlett‘s highly acclaimed. moving show about the life of Simeon Solomon. Solomon was a ﬂamboyant. 19th-century artist persecuted for his homosexuality. Bartlett performs partly in the nude. Neil Bartlett and co—performer Robin Whitmorc will appear in conversation after the Saturdayperformance. See also Traverse. Edinburgh. Don Juan and The Audition Tue 8. Wed 9. Thurs 10. Sat 12 Dec. 7pm & 8pm. Tuc—Thurs£2 (£1.50) for each show. Sat £2.50 (£2) for each show. A double bill presented by Theatre Racoon. Theatre Racoon themselves appear in an adaptation by Leslie ("rook of Moliere‘s play Don Juan. while Cast of Thousands from Nottingham in an original review of Moliere‘s life and work TheAudition. I TROH THEATRE 63 Trongate . 552 4267/8. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon—8pm ; Sun 12.30—11pm. Closed Mondays. Doctor Faustus Thurs S—Sun 29 Nov. 8pm. £4 non-members: £3 members; £1 concs (members only). A fine production of Marlowe's classic about the insatiably upwardly—mobile Faustus and his ill-advised pact with Mephistopheles. Directed by Michael Boyd. it makes excellent use of the building to create a stage suspended between heaven and hell. establishing a feeling of Elizabethan spectacle and world order. An atmospheric setting that makes Marlowe's play of its time and also very modern. manages comedy well and has some great special effects. John Bett is Faustus and Sandy Neilson a sardonic Mephistopheles. Babes inthe Wood Fri 1 1 Dec—Sun 10Jan. Evening Times Preview on Thurs 10 Dec (Tickets £2.50) 7.30pm. Mats Fri & Sat 2.30pm. Prices: £4.50 members. £5 non-members. members in cone groups and under 18s £2.50. Matinees: Members £2. non—members £2.50. The loveable Kelvinside am—dram stars Victor and Barry grace the stage in the Tron's Christmas panto. written by Alan Cummings and Forbes Masson. who. rumour has it. are distantly related to the afore—mentioned Vic and Barry. . . Victor and Barry's Cocktail Soiree Every Sunday after the show. Free to those who‘ve been to the panto. modestly priced for those who haven‘t. Cocktails and charming entertainment in the bar. Five Past Eleven Show On Fridays from Fri 11 Dec. See cabaret and watch this space.
I ADAM HOUSE THEATRE Chambers Street. Les Femmes Savantes Thurs 26—Sat 28 Nov. 7.30pm. A performance in French by Les Escogriffes. Edinburgh University French Department Drama Group, of Moliere‘s comedy. For tickets please contact the French Department on 031667 101 1. I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. 225 3614. Night for the Alrican National Congress Sun 6 Dec. 8pm. See Cabaret. Benelit lor the HUM, Scottish Area Thurs 10 Dec. 7.30pm. See Cabaret. I BEOLAM THEATRE 2 Forrest Road. Box Ofﬁce 225 9893. Mon-Sat 10am-late. Cafe. Butley Tue l—Sat 5 Dec. 7.30pm. £2.50,£2 concs; £1 .50 members. Simon Gray‘s comedy about an idle, cynical lecturer who suddenly discovers that his life is falling apart. Bloody Sunday Wed 2 Dec. 1.30pm. £1 .50 (members£l). Price includes lunch. EUTC in a lunchtime production of a new play by Michael Burgermeister about the troubles in Northern Ireland. Written before the events in Enniskillen. the play focuses on Bloody Sunday in 1972. asking why it is that the IRA has continued to find followers, but its title has obviously taken on a sad new significance.
Subterranean and the Party Wed 9 Dec. 1.30pm. £1.50(members£1). Price includes lunch. EUTC in a new play by Alex Roberts.
I BRUHTOH THEATRE Musselburgh, 665 2240. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [D]. [E].
The Knicht ol the Riddils Wed 25 Nov—Sat 12 Dec. 7.45pm. £3.75 (£2.25). Anew play by David Purves. author of the extremely funny The Paddock an’ the Princess. This one. also based on an old Scots tale and written in Scots. tells of a pair of half-brother princes who run away on learning that the Queen is seton poisoning one of them. They arrive at the palace of a beautiful princess, whose father whiles away the time by making her hand in marriage the prize for a riddle competition. Bruce Forsyth might have found his natural habitat in fairy tales.
I CHURCHHILL THEATRE Morningside Road.
Aladdin Tue 24—Sat 28 Nov. (Except Thurs 26). 7.30pm. £1.50. The staffofJohn Lewis Department Store in their annual panto. Selling out fast and more forthose in the know than the public. though some public tickets are available.
He Was Born So Gay Wed 2—Sat 5 Dec. 7.30pm. £2.50. Tickets available from Cruikshanks opp the theatre in advance. A historical play by Emlyn Williams. which ‘gay‘ doesn‘t mean what we assume it to nowadays.
I GEORGE SOUARE THEATRE George Square. University of Edinburgh.
A Christmas Carol Fri 4 Dec. 6pm. £3 (£2 for under—sixteens). Tickets can be ordered in advance on 031 332 1123. In aid of the RSSPCC . a production of Charles Dickens‘ famous tale of Scrooge and Christmas humbug.
I KINGS THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 2291201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-89m. Bar. . [E].
Jack and the Beanstalk Mon 7 Dec—Sat 20 Feb. 7pm. Mats 2.15pm on Wed & Sat until 16 Dec, thereafter on other days as well—see next issue for details. £4.50—£6.50. Concs £2.50-£3.50. Jimmy Logan and Una McLean in the much—loved panto in which upwardly mobile Jack learns a few salutory lessons. Alison McKinnes is principle boy, Jack.
I MAHOELA THEATRE Gateway Exchange , 2—4 Abbeymount, 661 0982. Cafe and bar facilities during performances. The Poetry of Pain Thurs 10 Dec. 8pm. £1 (50p unwaged) A series of readings of poems that have been sent into the Gateway Exchange from people in prison. The second half of the evening will be songs sung and written by Kenny McLeod about his experience of psychiatric care. I HETHERBOW 43 High Street, 5569579. Box Office 10am—4.30pm. 7-9pm perf. evgs. Café. [D]. [E].
Lunch Wed 25—Fri 27 Nov. 1pm. (45 mins). £1. A suitable-sounding show for a lunchtime performance, this is in fact less innocent than it sounds, being Steven Berkoff‘s tough , voluptuous exploration of a meeting between a man and woman at a beach cafe. Presented by Oxygen House Theatre Company as part of their season of short lunchtime plays.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Thurs 26—Sat 28 Nov. 7pm. Also 10.30am & 2pm on Sat 28 Nov. Adults £2.50, Children £1.50. Beatrix Potter‘s tale narrated by broadcaster Neville Garden. Proceeds to go to UNICEF.
The Tlntler Box Thurs 3—Sat 5 Dec. 7pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50) Netherbow Childrens Theatre together with Telford College in a version of the fairy tale adapted for stage by Chris Craig. Cinderella. The Pantomime Wed 98:“ 19 Dec. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Netherbow Youth Theatre in the well—known tale of the girl who lost her heart and her shoe at the ball, adapted by J ohnni Stanton.
I OUEEH'S HALL Clerk Street. 6682019. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Bar 12.30-2.30pm and evenings during
performances. Rest Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. otal Abuse Sun 29 Nov. 8pm. £5 (£4) Tickets from Queen‘s Hall. Virgin and Ripping Records. The abuse is from the mouth of Gerry Sadowitz. See Feature and Pavilion, Glasgow.
I 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 offthe full price each time you come for you anda friend-available to OAPs. UB405. Students. Disabled. Under—24 railcard holders. YTS scheme and young people under 18).
Private Lives Fri 27 Nov—Sat 12 Dec. 7.45pm. Sat mat on 12 Dec. 3.15pm. £2.70—£6. TheatreSaver holders £1 off. FREE Preview Thurs 26 Nov. Noel Coward‘s elegant comedy in which a former husband and wife discover that they are honeymooning in adjacent rooms in the same hotel with their respective new spouses. Guest—directed by Ian Brown of TAG Theatre Company.
Beauty and the Beast Tue 8 Dec-Sat 2.1 an 1988. Times are 10am. 2pm, 3pm. 5pm. 7pm. 8pm and vary. Only at 10am and 2pm for the first week (for future times see next issue of The List) and the public are welcome to these performances but are advised that they are school’s performances and are likely to be lively! The Lyceum‘s Christmas Show is traditionally written by Stuart Paterson and this year‘s is no exception. as he adapts the well—known fairytale of Beauty and the Beast. incorporatingthree witches. the ringleader being Crackjaw. played by Alison Peebles, and her sidekick. Dunt. played by Gerry Mulgrew. The show has original music by Savourna Stevenson.
I SPRIHGWELL HOUSE Ardmillan Terrace. Gorgie. 337 1971
Springvrell Youth Proiect Every Monday. 7pm. Calling up all young people between the ages of 14 and 18 interested in getting involved in any aspect of theatre production and in becoming involved in Gorgie/Dalry‘s first youth theatre. The group will meet regularly, working towards a putting on a show around Christmas. the theme of which will be ‘Young People at War'. consideringthe fact that in 1914 young people ofyouth club age could well have been fightingin the trenches. For any further information call George Williamson on 031 337 1971, or just go along to the meeting.
I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. Box Office Mon-Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [D]. [E].
No performances this issue.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Box Ofﬁce Tue—Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also avail from the Ticket Centre, 22 Market Street. Seats from £2. Sundays all seats £2 (non-members £2.50) Hunger Waits Thurs 26—Sun 29 Nov. 7.45pm. Day members £4.50; Econ
members £4; Full members £3.50; Student
ROYAL LYCEUM hammer/my
NOEL COWARD 27 Nov-12 Dec Mon-Sat 7.45 pm Tickets from £2.70 (031) 229 9697 Matinee 12 Dec 3.15 pm (all seats £2.70) Sponsored by Christian Salvesen Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX
members £2. Quartet Four. a group of freelance women performers based in Edinburgh. Their show . combining dance. live music and mask theatre. exploresthe hungry. grasping part of the self that is sometimes revealed in dreams. After Hunger Waits. Craig Slonzewski. an American composer and musician who plays prepared guitar. performs ‘Aracu‘. ‘Aracu‘ is a mythological fish and the piece is based on Desana Indian myth and Indian rhythmic structure.
Miracles Tue 24—Sun 29 Nov. 7.30pm. Prices as for Hunger Waits. Man Act. Simon Thorn and Philip McKenzie. in a gentle. expressive show in which two old men gradually devise a documentation of their lives to pass on to a small boy. The two have been living together for so long that communication has become almost codified. and as the show develops. it creates a moving portrayal of their relationship. while exploring what values are worth passing on.
AVlsion at Love Revealed in SleepTue l-Sat 5 Dec. 7.30pm. Prices as for Hunger Waits. Neil Bartlett‘s highly acclaimed. moving show about the life of Simeon Solomon. Solomon. a flamboyant 19th—century artist. was persecuted for his homosexuality. Bartlett performs partly in the nude.
2am Erotic Time Sun 6 Dec. 7.30pm. Prices as for Hunger Waits. New work by the extraordinary group Dogs in Honey. who use visual images very strongly to create their own bizarre world. Here they explore how the images of sexuality. beauty and fear presented to us from outside affect our lives.
John Spams Fri 27 & Sat 28 Nov. 10pm.
Igor Thompson and Teatro de Existentiale Fri 4 & Sat 5 Dec. 10pm. See cabaret.
I WILKIE HOUSE Cowgate
llovt Like An Angel Thurs 3—Sat 12 Dec. 7.30pm. Fridays 9.45pm. £3 (£1). Theatre Co-op continue their bold season of new or unperformed drama. with a first staging for John Clifford‘s ‘How Like An Angel‘. See panel.
I 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. See Review. For further details ring TAG on 0414292877. Mitchell Theatre, Glasgow Mon 23—Sat 28 Nov. 7.30pm. Tickets041 552 5961 ; Paisley A rts Centre, New Street, Paisley Thurs 3 Dec. 7.30pm. Tickets 041887 1010; Regal Resource C entre. Bathgate Fri 4 Dec, 7.30pm. Tickets Bathgate 630017; Dennistoun Neighbourhood Centre, Glasgow Sat 5 Dec. 7.30pm. TicketsO41 554 5315; Drumchapel C ommuniry Centre, Glasgow Tue 8 Dec, 7.30pm. TicketsO41 944 1009. Tour continues.
I The Incredible Brechin Beetle Bug 7:84 Scotland begin a tour of their popular panto. written by the inimitable Matt
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