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).

Vesta Tllley Tue 5 Sun 10 Jan. 7.30pm. Day members £4.50; Econ. members£4;

Full members £3.50; Student members£2.

Starting off a series of shows performed solely by women. Tattycoram Theatre (‘ompany present a one-woman show about the life ofthe Victorian singer and male-impersonator. Vesta Tilley. Performed by Victoria Worsley.

Scared Shirtless and Blue Whiteness Rhapsody Tue 12 Sun 17 Jan. 7.30pm Prices as for Vesta Tilley. Yolanda Snaithe See dance.

Adult Child/Dead Child Tue 19— Sun 24Jan. 7.30pm. Prices as for Vesta Tilley. A powerful solo show. seen at the Third Eye Season before (‘hristmas as part ofthe New Work. .Vr) Definition season. Claire l)owie. who bridges the worlds ofcabaret and theatre. tells the moving. uncompromising story of an unloved child growing tip towards a breakdown.

Claire Dowie. whose Adult Child/Dead Child shows a woman growing towards a

breakdown. See Traverse. Edinburgh.


I The Incredible Brechin Beetle Bug 7:84 Scotland begin a tour of their popular panto. w ritten by the inimitable Matt .\lc( iinn. in which an incredibly yucky beetle. threatens to destroy all the toys Sandy (‘laws has made. For further details ring ":34 011031 55724-12.

Mile/It'll Theatre. Glasgow Wed 16 Dec— l‘i l S .lan. Aberdeen :\rts(‘entre. .Xbcrdcen'l‘ue 12 Sat lean 1.30me 'l'hurs 14 Sat 1o1an7.3llpm. lindof


Monday, 11 January - Friday, 28 March introduction to Photography. Adult Drama. Junior Theatre (Monster Machine). Adult Film Animation. Junior Film Animation. Playwrights'

Workshop. Arts and Special Needs. For information on Timetables, Fees, 8: Registration



I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267/8. Box Office Tue-Sat Noon-8pm; Sun 1230-] 1pm. Bar (with hot meals and snacks).

The Five Past Eleven Show Fri 81 an. 11.05pm. £4 non-members. £3 members. £2 concessions (members only). The Tron‘s enterprising new venture. rccreatingthe Five Past Eight Show. but with new faces as well as old. continues. This week the cabaret line-up is cabaret duo Victor and Barry. Liz Lochhead. The Banality Boys and the fine a cappella group The Flat Sharps.

The Five Past Eleven Show Fri 15 J an. 11.05pm. Prices as above. This week the cabaret line up features singerTerry Neason. female cabaret duo Lib and Rene. comic actor Peter (‘apaldi and cabaret duo Whackhead (See Ciuestlist).



Fight the Alton Bill Benefit Cabaret Sat ()Jan. 9pm onwards. £3 waged. £1 .51) unwaged. Tickets avail. in advance from FAB. c o Trades L'nion Council. 13 Picardy Place. Edinburgh (Telll31 557 llllh’) oronthe door on the night. Wackhead two ‘sublet‘ members of the famous Merry Mac (‘o and rockabilly band Reagan and the Rockets are on the line-up for this benefit aimed at raising money to fight Day'oid Alton's abortion bill.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. 226

2633. Box Office Tue-Sat lilam—h‘pm: Sun

(willpm. Bar. Rest.

Lip Service Fri 15 & Sat IoJan. 1()pm.£3 (£2). A popular Manchester-based female comedy duo. who were a success in Iidinburgh when they y‘isited the Fringe.

Please contact: BOX OFFICE (031) 226 5425 34 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh.

15 Jon-6 Feb

Brandon Thomas 11 March-2 April lOOT

Joe Orton 4 play subscription offer-25% off. For a brochure telephone

(031) 229 9697



12 Feb-5 March

Arthur Miller 8 April-30 April

Bertolt Brecht


I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street, Box Office 331 1234, 10am—6pm Mon—Sat (Until 7.30pm on perf days).

The Nutcracker Until 9 Jan and Mon 11—16 Jan. 7.15pm. Mat Sat9,161an at2. 15pm. Schools mat (open to public) Thurs 14Jan at 2pm. £2.50—£15. Take a rest from panto and sample the tried and tested delights of this famous Tchaikovsky ballet. a Peter Darrell production with Philip Prowse designs and performed by Scottish Ballet. The Nutcracker moves to the Edinburgh Playhouse in February (3—6).

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521.

New Moves During February and March. Third Eye Centre will be hosting a season of new dance which will include talks. workshops and performances. See panel. Dance Residency 10—301an. 2—5pm. Daily (not Mondays).


To introduce the New Moves SEason, Sue


MacLennan. Gregory Nash and Kate Dalton will be choreographing a new piece with the title ‘Illogic‘, commissioned by the Gregory Nash Group with the help of a 1987 DEC Dance award. Rehearsals in the Studio Theatre will be open for public viewing.

Dance Classes 10—30 Jan. 10.30am—noon. Daily (not Mondays). £2.50 per class or £10for 5 (in advance).

Open classes for advanced/professional standard using the release approach favoured by Nash. Some improvisation and repertory. Sue MacLennan will teach 10—16 Jan. Kate Dalton 19—23 Jan and Gregory Nash 26—301an.

IIlogic Fri 29. Sat 30 Jan 7.30pm. £3/£2. Sue MacLennan. Gregory Nash and Kate Dalton perform their piece specially created for the Studio Theatre and in rehearsal over the past month at Third Eye Centre. Three new solo pieces by MacLennan. Nash and Dalton will also be featured.


Scottish Ballet begins the new year traditionally enough with the opening otThe Nutcracker (see photo) in Glasgow (transferring to Edinburgh, see listings). Plenty of glittery costumes and Prowse design make it an enchanting production.

Oil-stage, Scottish Ballet begins a less predictable new lite. Peter Kyle, currently director of the Queen's Hall in Hexham, takes up the new position of Chief Executive in February, while Elaine MacDonald, a principle dancer with the company for many years, takes up another new post, Artistic Controller. The more familiar titles of Artistic Director (held since the company began in the late sixties by

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Peter Darrell who sadly died last month) and the other hall of the partnership, Administrator (Robin Anderson retires this month) have disappeared.

As Chiel, Kyle is responsible tor every movement at the company. As Controller, MacDonald will be responsible tor the dancers‘ training and lorco-ordinating the visiting choreographers and directors who will be asked to till the creative role of the company. it is hoped that ‘big‘ names will be invited on a regular basis both from Britain and abroad, thus widening the scope and international status of the company’s repertoire. (Alice Bain)

24 The List 8 21 January 1988