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Activities and Fun

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Sat activities 2.15pm. First come. first served.

Sat 28 llov Kites (8— l 2 years)

Sat 5 Dec Pancakes (6—9 years)

Booking for Christmas activities (Sat 19 Dec—Tue 5 Jan) begins on Sat 12 Dec 10am. Full details of activities in the next issue of The List.

I PRINCES SOUARE AI fresco daily entertainment is on offer in the newly opened Princes Square development. On Sun 28. 2.30—4.45pm there will be something specially for kids with the popular one man band Mr Boom. Bring your own cushion!


I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725.

Making Faces 30 Nov-~23 Feb. The mirrors. masks and make-up which have been used throughout the ages. (‘hildren will also get a chance to try a spot ofmakc-up themselves.


I CITIZENS THEATRE Gorbals. 429 0022. Aladdin and ilis Wonderful Lamp 1 Dec— 16 Jan. Closed 25 Dec, 1 Jan. 2pm everyday except 1 Dec, 7pm every day this issue except 3 and 8 Dec when there is a performance at 10am. £1 . £2. £2.50.£3.50. £4.50. Always one of the highlights of the pantomime circuit is the show at the Citz. This one promises to be very sparkly and colourful and will be the fourteenth production written by Myles Rudge whos always seems to get all the elements just right. Directed by Giles Havergal.

I CRAWFURD THEATRE Sir Henry Wood Building, Jordanhill College of Education , 76 Southbrae Drive, 954 0000. Box office Mon—Fri 10am-5pm. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs 227 5511 , Mon—Sat 10.30am—6pm. A.T. Mays, Knightswood 954 9636 Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Sat 9am—5pm.

The Magic Snowball Until Sat 28 Nov. 7.30pm and Sat mat 2.30pm. £4 (£2.50) matinées £2. (From 3—24 Dec. Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock). The sexist pantos of the past seem to have been superseded by the political pantos of the present in Wildcat‘s jolly. successful show in which the Wicked Witch of the South (guess who) has so frozen the North that Christmas itself is in peril. Lots of traditional panto participation and splendid characterization with the likes of Malcolm Roughkind, Greaselda. the ultra-cool cat Fleas, and Edwina Mango Chutney Tiffin.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld. 0236 732887. Box office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—3pm. 6—8pm perf evgs. Bar/Cafe.

A Christmas Carol Until Sat 26 Dec. £3 . 25 (£1.90). School. family and party concessions available. Famous Dickensian morality with Scrooge and his many ghosts in a re-working by Robert Robson.

I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526.

Cillooralla Tue 8—Thurs 10 7.30pm and Tue 15—Thurs 17 Dec 1.30pm. l7and 18 7.30pm. A traditional. though shortened. version of Cinderella presented by the

SANTA spurs

Santas are already well installed in stores in both Glasgow and Edinburgh and another is still to come in Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh lrom 15 December until Christmas Eve (Mon-Fri 11am—4pm, Sat11am—6pm, Suns t.b.c.) In Princes Street he will be pitching his Grotto this year at the West End (ie the opposite end lrom last year) and there will be the usual lree sleigh rides around the gardens.

The lights will go on in George Square, Glasgow on 26 November and there will be a Yule Fest (daily 11am-8pm) in the square Irom 26 Nov to Christmas Eve with food and gift stalls, cralts and roasted chestnuts .

A selection of stores where Santa may also be lound from now until Christmas Eve is as lollows: Goldbergs, 21 Candleriggs, Glasgow, 552 4959 Santa's Grotto and Roundabout Mon-Fri 10.30-4pm, Thurs until 7.30pm, Sat 10am—5pm, Sun 12304.3me, 50p, Puppet shows Wed and Sat 1 .30pm and 3pm, 20p (lees go to charity). A photographer will also be on hand during grotto hours (£1.9010r photos) and there is a creche on the ground floor. Goldbergs, Tollcross, Edinburgh, 229 3391 Santa's Grotto Mon—Fri 10.30am—4pm (lunchbrealt 12-1 pm), Thurs 10.30am-7.30pm, Sat 10am—4pm, Sun 12.30pm-4.30pm, iree gilt, badge, balloon lor every child. Children’s party Sets, noon, with crisps, juice and jelly; Puppet shows, Sat and Sun 1.30pm and 3.30pm (runs approx 40mins). Photographer available Sats and Suns in November and every day in December. Every letter written to Santa (giving lull name and address) will also be replied to. Lewis’s, Arger Street, Glasgow, 3rd Iloor, 221 9820 Santa's Grotto Mon—Fri 10am-5.30pm, Thurs 10am-8pm, Sat 9.30am-6pm, vIsItlree, parcel 85p. Jenners, Princes Street, Edinburgh, 225 2442. Santa (no grotto) will be In the store to talk to children (currently in the toyshop, though venue may change) 10am-noon, 1 .30-3.30pm, 3.50-5pm. (Sally lllnnes)

Actors Lab.

I KING'S THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. Phone Bookings Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm, 227 5511.

Cinderella Until 6 Feb. 7pm and Sat matinee 2. 15pm. £2. £4.25. £5.25. £6.25. £6.75. Traditional panto fare from Rikki Fulton. Walter (‘arr. Jan Wilson and Jackie Farrel.

I MITCHELL Granville Street.2213198. Box office Mon—Sat noon—6pm. Bar. cafe. Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm.

Cowboys and Indians Until 28 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). TAG's new touring show for secondary school age and adults which uses comedy to address the problem of racism. See also Theatre listings for touring details.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box office Mon-Sat 10am—8pm. The Incredible Brechin Beetle Bug Until Sat 28 Nov 2.30pm. Sat 28 10.30am thentours to Dingwall Town Hall ( 1—5 Dec). the Pleasance Theatre. Edinburgh (8—12 Dec). the Mitchell Theatre Glasgow( 16 [)ec— 8Jan) and Aberdeen Arts Centre (14— 16 Jan). 7:84 revive last year‘s panto about the notorious ugly bug. the Incredible Brechin Beetle Bug.

Mother Goose Fri 4 [)ec—Sat 30 Jan (no perfs 251)ec and 1 Jan) 7.30pm every day and matinées this issue 2.30pm Sat 5 and Thurs 10. £5.25. £3.25. (cones at allperfs £3.25 and £2.25). Andy Cameron is Silly Billy and Johnny Beattie is Mother Goose in the Pavilion‘s panto. presented by Radio (‘lyde. And from Radio Clyde are the Sunshine Boys, Ross King and Gary Marshall. [)evised and directed by Dougie Squires.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267/8. Box ()ffice Tue—Sat noon—8pm . sun 12.30pm— 1 1pm. Closed Mons.

Babes in the Wood Preview 9 Dec (£2) 10 Dec 10Jan.7.30pm.matinées11.12. 18. 1926 Dec. 2. 8. 9Jan 2.30pm. Members £4.50. non-members £5. Under 18s and concs£2.50(except Fri & Sat). Mats £2 (members) and £2.50. Christmas eve 5pm. No perfs 25. 31 Dec and 1 Jan. Victor and Barry bring their own

panto to the Tron. Sounds unmissable. For 5 years plus.

EDINBURGH Activities and Fun


Creative Worltshops For 7—1 1 year olds. Free just turn up! The libraries are thinking big with these workshops which are on a ‘Giant Theme‘. There will be colouring-in. making giant things and at some sessions story teller Duncan Williamson or Pandemonium Puppets will be telling a few tall tales.

Gilmerton Library Sat 5. 10.30—11am Puppet Show.

Stockbridge Library Sat 5. 10.30-11am Giant Fair.

Craigmillar Library Tue 84—5pm Storytelling.

lilomlngside Library Wed 9. 4—5pm. Blaclrhall Library Wed 9 4—5 Puppet Show. More workshops in Leith. South Queensferry. Sighthill and Portobello next issue.


Library Book Sale Sat 28 Nov. 9am—2pm. There will be lots of fun for children at this sale of ex-library books with puppet shows (10am. 11am. noon). storytime sessions, cartoon capers. toys and games. Also plant sale.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. 225 2424.

Christmas Workshops Booking opens on 7 Dec for two workshops for children (7-11 years) on Sat 12 Dec on the theme Decorate Bags for Christmas Presents. The

workshops are free. but early booking is advisable. Other workshops will be held on Sat 19, Wed 30 and Wed 31. More details in the next issue of The List.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534.

Advance notice of an acticity which is bound to be popular with 8—14 year001ds— decking out the magnificent hall of the museum for Christmas. followed by Christmas celebrations and mince pies. Decltlng Out The ilall 12 Dec. 10am—noon. £1 per child. Parent may go along. Booking open now.


I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Children‘s Sat matinées. 2pm. All seats £1 bookable in advance.

Annie (U) 1981 . USA. Sat 28 Nov.90mins. Musical version of the story of Annie. the orphan waif from New York. set in the Thirties depression.

Biggles (PG) (UK. 1986) Sat 5 Dec. 92mins. Recent. rather undistinguished film version of the exploits of the enduring flying hero James Bigglesworth. better known as Biggles.

I ODEON Clerk Street, 667 7331 . Tickets £2 (£1 .50) for perfs commencing before 6pm. £2.75 (£2) for perfs commencing after 6pm. Ring for times.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Disney. USA, 1937) 82 mins. From 4 Dec. The Odeon shouldn't have too much difficulty competing with the pantos with this wonderful cartoon feature. the first Disney made. Incredibly. 1987 is its 50th anniversary. See Guestlist.


I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240.

The llnlcht o' the Biddils Until 12 Dec. 7.45pm. £3.75 (£2.25). David Purves. award winning author of The Puddok an ' the Princess turns his attention to Scots fairy tales again with this funny. family show, just the thing to warm up forthe Brunton‘s panto, Sleeping Beauty. which begins on 16 Dec.

I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street . 229 1201. Box office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. £4.50, £5. £6. £6.50 (cones £3.50. £3.25. £2.75. £2.50)

Jaclt and the Beanstalk Mon 7 Dec-Sat 20 Feb. 7pm and 2.15pm. The ever popular Jimmy Logan and Una McLean (as the flying wondergran) head the cast.

I NET HERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street, 556 9579. Box office 10am—4.30pm. 7—9pm perfevgs. Café. [D]

The Tale of Peter Rabbit Until 28 Nov. 10.30am; 2pm and 7pm. £2.50 adults, £1.50 children. Radio Scotland‘s Neville Garden (evening perfs) and Jim Morrison (matinee perfs) will be reading Beatrix Potter‘s much loved tale with nine original songs written and sung by Louise MacLean. In aid ofUNlCEF.

Cinderella the Pantomime 9— 19 Dec. 7.30pm (no matinées). £2.50(£1.50). The Netherbow Youth Theatre (aged 14 years plus) present their panto directed by Liz Spence. I PLEASANCE THEATRE Pleasance The Incredible Brechln Beetle Bug Tue 8—Fri 11 1.30pm, Wed 9 & Thurs 10, 10am, Fri 11& Sat 12 7.30pm. See Pavilion. Glasgow. I ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street, 229 7404

Beauty and the Beast 8 Dec-2 Jan. Times this issue (until 10 Dec) 10am and 2pm (school performance open to the public). £4.80, £6, £5.40. £3.80, £2.70 (cones half price), group discount. As in previous years, the emphasis is on children‘s theatre and a spectacular family Christmas show as much as traditional pantomime, but there will be lots of music. glitter and the warring factions of good and evil pitted against each other. Adapted by Stuart Paterson (who wrote Merlin the Magnificent and The Snow Queen in previous years)

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