shows. starting with a chance to see ('hekov's delightful one-act comedy.


Scottish Community Drama Association: Edinburgh Division Finals Wed 3—Sat 6 Feb. 7. 15pm. £2.50 per evening. Final fewdays of the beats from which the winners. out of the eleven drama groups appearing. will go forward to the divisional final. and. if lucky there. to the Scottish final. Three plays are performed each evening.

Thurs 4: Sequence of Events by George \lcEwan Green; A Family Occasion by J. (ilew and The Pitt are [far by Peter


Fri 5: Our Man by Daniel Clucas; Sit/[Life by Noel Coward and ()urforrlie Countby .\lartin Downing.

Sat 62 Better Days. Better Knights by Stanley Eveling; The Trial ofHarry Man by Michael Dines and Sherri [)(llt'SO/l by Anthony Booth.

' I KING'S THEATRE 2 Ley en Street. 229

llel. Box Office Mon Sat 10am—8pm.

Bar. [D]. [li].

Jack and the Beanstalk L'ntil Sat 20Feb.

‘pm. Mats 2. 15pm on “fill-£6.50. Concs USU-£3.50. Jimmy Logan is Dame in his own panto—a version of the old tale featuring the excellent L'na McLean as

Wondernan. The longest running ofall the pantos and the sets are spectacular.

I MAHDELA THEATRE Gateway Exchange. 2-4 Abbeymount. not 0982. Café and bar facilities durittg performances.

X-Poetry Thurs 18 Feb. 8pm. £1.50(£1). .-\n eveningof hard-hitting poetryand song from local writers.

I NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box Office “lam-4.30pm. 7—9pmperf. eygs. Cafe. D].

A Night 0' Reivin Wed 3--Sat 6 Feb. 7.45pm. £31£2501 A new theatre company— Katch Theatre -~ in their first production. a double bill of Scots plays both on the theme of reiving. the ancient Borders art ofstealing. pillaging and generally plundering. Both (contemporary plays) are set in the sixteenth century but complement one another: We'll (ioNo More A 'Reivin by James Scotland is a comedy in which the womenfolk try to bring their reivin' husbands to order by denying them favours. while Liddesdale by Alan Richardson is a tragedy. looking at the serious side of reiving and feuding. Calcutta. Fourth May'l‘hurs 1 l—Sat 13 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£2) The Netherbow Actors Company in a production. to mark the Warren Hastings Impeachment Bicentennial. of ( ~alcurra. Fourth May by Bertolt Brecht and Lion Feuchtwanger. PLEASE NOTE ll {E VENUE FOR THIS [S S l' ANDREWS AND ST GEORGES ( ‘l ll 'RCH IN GEORGE STREET. See (ittcstltst.

An Audience for McGonagall and The Cutting-Off Piece Tue lb—Sat 20 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Stansfields Players in two plays by Donald Campbell.

I PLAYHOUSE Greenside Place. 557 2590. Peter Pan Tue if» Sat 20 Feb. 7.30pm. Wed and Sat mat. 2.30pm. £9.50.£7.50. £5.50; (‘oncs £2 off all prices. TM. Barrie's much-loved tale of the Darling family and their adventures with the evergreen Peter Pan. played by the the ever-youthful Lulu. George Colc of Minder fame. plays Captain Hook. A West End favourite.

I ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street. 229 9607. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—6pm. 10am- 8pm on pcrf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe. [D]. |l€ |. ('I‘heatreSaver Concession Cards cost £1 . last all year. give £1 off the full price each time you come for you anda friend available to OAPs. UB40s. Students. Disabled. Under-24 railcard holders. YTS scheme and young people under 18). Tickets for Lyceum productions are also available at the Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge; branches of AT May's travel and the Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street.

Charley's Aunt Until Sat 6 Feb. 7.45pm.

Matinee Sat 30 Jan. 3. 15pm. £2.70-£6. TheatreSaver holders£l off. Brandon Thomas's popular Victorian farce in a wonderful production. directed by Ian Brown. Keeping the comedy‘s theatricality and absurdity. the production yet manages to throw light on some ofthe Victorian issues it raises. Gags are deftly executed. the company play together sympathetically and there is a marvellous. subtle performance by Rupert Farley as ‘Charley‘s Aunt‘. Give yourself a treat. Death of a Salesman Fri 12 Feb-Sat 5 Mar. 7.45pm. Prices as for Charley 'sAunr. Matinee Sat 27 Feb. 3.15pm. FREE PREVIEW Thurs l 1 Feb. Arthur Miller's great tragic play about the underside of the American Dream. Directed by Ian Wooldridge with Canadian actor Paul Maxwell as Willy Loman. Edith Macarthur as Linda. and Bill Leadbetter and Stuart McQuarrie as their sons Biff and Happy.


Calcutta Fourth May Thurs 1 l—Sat 13 Feb. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). The premiere of a play by Bertolt Brecht and Leon Feuchtwanger about Warren Hastings. presented by the Netherbow Theatre as part of the ‘Warren Hastings Bicentenary". SeeGuestlist.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [D]. Anything for a Duiet Lite 10-13 Feb. 8pm.

The highly successful Theatre

de Complicite. often seen at this theatre during the Edinburgh Festival. bring their new touring show which takes a comic look at fear. as it manifests itself in today's bureaucratic world. Set in the office world of corridors. committees and consultative documents. the show builds comedy out of the mundane with Complicite‘s usual visual vitality.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 1 12 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). Troy Until Sun 9 Feb. 7.30pm. Day members £4.50; Econ. members £4; Full members £3.50; Student members £2. Body Politic. a new theatre company. in a reworking of Patrick Evans‘ play about two archeologists obsessed with excavating Troy. Much praised when first produced. the play‘s symbolic layers mirror the archeological levels that the two men uncover. Evans‘ Wallace. Guardian ofScotland and Burke and Hare were shown recently at the Traverse. Cabaret Showcase: ll Fri 5 & Sat 6 Feb. See Cabaret.

Slipping Into Darkness Tue 9-Sun 14 Feb. 7.30pm. Prices as for Troy. BlackTheatre Co-Operative in the premiere ofa new solo play by Jamal Ali. See Panel. Edinburgh Playwright's Workshop: Pablo. The Lives of the Poet Tue 9 Feb. 7pm. £1 (50p). Edinburgh Playwright‘s Workshop start a new series of workshopped productions of new plays with an opportunity for discussion afterwards. The first is by Raymond Ross.

Wackbead and Lib and Rene Fri 12 & Sat 13 Feb. See Cabaret.

Coming Home Tue 16 & Wed 17 Feb. 7.30pm. Prices as for Troy. Clown. actor and drummer Rick Zoltowski in a show previewed at this year‘s London International Festival of Theatre. in which a Polish count. proud inheritor ofa cupboard. decides to open it to the public and show them all around.

Edinburgh Playwright's Workshop: The SentryTue 16 Feb. 7pm. £1 (50p). A new play by Peter Finlay on ‘the sexual politics and responsibilities of bus queues'. in a workshopped production by Edinburgh Playwrights‘ Workshop.

Different Ghosts Thurs 18—Sun 21 Feb. 7.30pm. Prices as for Troy. Gary Stevens brought his idiosyncratic comic talent to Edinburgh and Glasgow late last year with


Arthur Miller

12 February-5 March Mon-Sat 7.45 pm Saturday matinee 27 Feb, 3.15 pm Tickets from £2.70

Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX FREE PREVIEW Tl FEB 7.45 pm (031) 229 9697


presents SLIPPING INTO DARKNESS by Jamal All ‘a dynamic force in British theatre' The Voice 9—1 4 February Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Tel 031 226 2633 I 17. 18 February j Crawford Arts Centre, St Andrews Tel 0334 74610 23. 24 February Tron, Glasgow Tel 041 552 4267 World Premiere of a solo poemplay using words. movement. sound and visual

effects. A chilling portrait of the void created by governments and councils —and the people who live in it.

Subsidised by the Scottish Arts Council


A regular on the London Cabaret Circuit for the last 18 months. ‘Oueen of the acid put down—Time Out

Maria Callous charming comedienne but watch Out for the sting in the tail. Accusations that she hotly denies. . . claims to be as pure as

Fab. brilliant guys. they've done great. . . 'Went down a storm on the

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'The talented duo deliver spine chilling harmonies. witty lyrics and .‘z-gggg-gi [ funny stage presentation'—Guardian {11763; i


Lenny Henry tour'—Time Out .. 1‘; “Fizzy. fun and frenetic'—City Limits (5.771;: l‘ fit”;

at The Gilded Balloon Studio Theatre (first floor of the 369 Gallery). Cowgate Due to the phenominal success of the Late Night Cabaret during the Festival. 369 Gallery are proud to {3'53 announce that they are Opening the Studio Theatre all year round featuring the best in =52; Cabaret together with Late Bar. Thursday 18th February 9.00pm. Tickets £3.50 (£2.50 concessions) .1125]? The Blue Note. Briggait Centre. Clyde Street. Glasgow. The Blue Note have this year started fortnightly Cabaret evenings. specializing in Comedy together with Blues and Jazz 2*: music. ff)" Friday 19th February. Doors Open 9.00pm. Starting 10.00pm. Tickets £3.00 '3/ is“.

The Traverse Studio Theatre. West Bow. Edinburgh, Maria Callous is one of the guests to appear at the Traverse regular Cabaret nights. 5;; Saturday 20th February 8.00pm. Tickets £3.00 (£1.50 concessions) '&

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