much-applauded performances from Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas. The Mouse and his Child ( 1:) (ISA. 197(1)

treasures they hoped would see them through their time in the next world.

82 mins. Sat 301an. Feature length I pLAYHOUSE 1332 Grecnsidc placC “7 cartoon about the clockwork mouse who K90 wants control of his ow n mechanism and

longs to become self-winding. Based on Russell Hoban‘s story.


I KING'S THEATRE 2 [even Street. 22‘) 1201. Box office Mon—Sat 10am'Spm. Jack and the Beanstalk L'ntil201-‘cb. 7pm. £4.50—£6.50. Cones £2.50—£3.50. ()nc of the few pantos with real staying power is the King's production which runs well into February. 1t'saspectacular~1ooking. high-gloss production with fine performances from Jimmy Logan as Dame Trotter and I'na McLean as Wondcrgran. but rather disappointing scarey bits and not really enough audience participation.

The Nutcracker Wed 3—Sat (T Feb. 7.30pm. Sat matinee 2.30pm. £4. £6. £10. Cones half price Wed and Thurs only.

Scottish Ballet's much-praised production of ’I'chaikosysky's Nutcracker comes to Edinburgh. See review.


I FlLMHOUSE 1.othian Roat .228’2088. ('hildren's Saturday matinees. 2pm. All seats £1 bookable in advance.

Romancing the Stone (PG) (Robert Zemeckis. ISA. 1984) 106 mins Sat 23 Jan. The predecessor to I'lir'Jc’ii't’l in the Nile. and generally agreed to be the superior film. It's a high adventure. high octane production set in (‘olumbia with




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SCOTTISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted by John Steer ¥\ at “v QUEEN’SHALL, EDINBURGH Saturday mornings 1 lam—Noon 30 January 6 February 13 February

Sponsored by the

Hope Scott Trust.

Come and play and sing along with the Orchestra a fun-packed morning every week.

Tickets: Children £1 (75p if you still have your yellow Piccolo Pack badges): Adults £2. Tickets available from the Queen's Hall Box Office. Clerk Street (031 668 201 9) or

on the morning at the door.


The Piccolo Pack comes to Glasgow HENRY WOOD HALL, GLASGOW Saturday 20 February 1 1am-Noon

Join the SOD in Magical Musical

Mystery Tour

In association with the Scottish Post

Office Board

Tickets including Piccolo Pack Badge: Children £1. Adults £2

available from the Ticket Centre. Candleriggs (041 227 5511)or

on the morning at the door.

Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council

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Sopranolanet Munro with accompanist Lynda (ircen giycs a programme featuring Robert Burns and his musical contemporaries. with songs by l landcl. Arne. Schubert. Haydn and Burns.


I Organ Recital McI-Iwan Hall. Bristo Square. Free at door. 1.10pm. Herrick Bunney plays the mammonth Fantasia and l‘uguc on .‘I (1 nos. m1 .srrliilurem undum by

I 3N0 L'sher Hall. Lolhian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Iixtra date: Sat 23. (ilasgow. £2.50 £9.90. .»\strologically accurate. Richard Rodney Bennett's

I Music is listed as diary: by day, then by city, then by event.




I Guitar Becital St Mark's L'nitarian Church. (‘astlc Terrace. Tickets: at door. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Works for solo guitar by I)owland. Weiss. Bach. Barrios. T Lauro and Rautayaara performed by

.lukka Sayijoki. ( . _ . . ! .lloi'me min .-t ([lltlfill.\ opens tonight s , programme. .-\ppropriatcatanytimeof 3 year are Ichaikoysky s 2nd Piano ('onccrto (soloist .lean-Phillippc('ollard)

i and the Symphony .\'o 1 byShostakoyich.

l BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Henry 1 SATURDAY 23

Wood 1 lat]. ('laremont Street. Tickets: 330257S(BB(‘Shop). 12.15pm.£3.50 Glasgow I 8N0 (‘ity Hall. Candleriggs. 227 5511.

(£2.30 £1). Anothcrappealing

programme from the BB(‘ SSO. 7.30pm. £2.50 £9.90. See Fri 22 lidinburgh. for full description.

Schubert's Symphony .\'o 8. Knoxville. Edinburgh

Summer(if/915 by Samuel Barber and

Iilgar's Enigma l’uriulimrs. I City of Edinburgh Scout Pipe Band ('hurchhill Theatre. Morningside Road

I 3C0 (‘ity Hall. Candleriggs. 227 551 1.

7.30pm. ill-£8. Piano concertos by Bach SUNDAY 24 Edinburgh

and Mozart with Peter Scrkin.l1adyn's

.lluriu 'I‘lieres‘iu Symphony and. perhaps as l Edinburgh Competition Festival Concerto Class Concert ()ucen‘s l lall. ('lerk Street.

it's approaching Burns‘ night. the Search Symphony by Mendelssohn. Stephen Barlow conducts.

I Voice/Piano Recital Kilmardinny House. Bearsden. 9-13 0312. 7.45pm. £3(£1 .50).

With a confident start to their Spring season, Scottish Opera bring two new productions—The Pearl Fishers and Cosi fan tutte - to the Theatre Royal stage this month and next, moving on I to Edinburgh's Playhouse in March. Opening on Tuesday 26 is Bizet’s Pearlfishers, the story set in ancient Ceylon of two fishermen whose friendship is almost torn apart through their rival love for the priestess Leila. Most familiar must be ‘Au fond du 'temple saint’, one ofthe most beautiful operatic melodies ever and whose theme runs throughout the opera as a symbol of friendship. , Newcomers to Scottish Opera Patrick Wheatley and Kim Begley take the roles of fishermen Zurga and Madir, while Bita Cullis, who last appeared as Tytania in the 1978 production of Midsummer Night’s Dream sings the , Priestess Leila. A better known face is I John Tranter, seen recently in Billy , Budd and Aida and now singing l Nourabad, the High Priest. Director is Stephen Lawless from Glyndebourne Festival Opera partnered by conductor Peter Robinson, Assistant Music Director at ENO and Lez Brotherston,/ , designer, whose previous work includes designs forthe film Lette Brezhnev. (Carol Main) The Pearl Fishers, Theatre Boya ,. Glasgow- 26 and 30 Jan; 3, 11, 1;; Feb and Playhouse, Edinburgh - 9 an. 11 Mar. (see listings) .


Design tor the chorus of ‘The Pearl Fishers‘

by Lez Brotherston.