THE QUEEN’S HALL Clerk Street, Edinburgh





Burgess, Philby 8i Maclean (The Musical)

’It is one long laugh, original and slickly produced bythis polished company.’ MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

Monday Night Special Prize for best dressed spy

Saturday 20th, Sunday 21 st & Monday 22nd February 1988, at 7.30pm

Box Office, Bar and Snacks open 6.30pm

Tickets: £2.50 (£1.50 cones) Advancetickets from: The Queen’s Hall Box Office (031 668 2019) Mon—Sat loam—5pm; Usher Hall Box Office, Lothian Road (0312281155)Mon—Sat103m—5pm.





IN ‘0 THE MUSICAL § Thesday 16 Saturday 20 February 1988 @ 7.30 pm. Matinees Wednesday & Saturday @ 2.30 pm.

Ticket prices: £9.50, £7.50, £5.50

Concessions: Children & O.A.P.’s £2 off all prices Parties 1 in 15 free.

Box Office: 031-557-2590 Party Bookings: 031-557-0540 Access/ Visa Bookings accepted.


18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA Box Office Tel. 031-557 2590

his Ifthe (‘ap Fits. This time hisshow focuses on a room inhabited by ghosts from different periods and social classes. whose activites begin to collide and become confused with comic results. Stevens is a much-praised performer. whose very visual shows play on the conventions oftheatre.

I The Importance of Being Honest Mrs McSween accidentally overhcars official secrets at work and her son leaks them to the press. What follows is David McNiven‘s new musical farce. takinga sharp satirical look at the events of recent weeks in the field of ‘national security". which Wildcat start to tour this month. ('raisfurrl 'I‘lieatre. Jordan/it'll. Glasgow Wed I7-Sat 20 Feb. 7.30pm. 041 9540000. Tour continues.

I Betty and Boaby‘s Macbeth Naked Video stars Tony Roper and Elaine C. Smith are the upwardly-mobile couple in this co-production with Bristol Express Theatre (‘ompany of John Wood‘s irreverent version of the Bard's classic. set in Betty and Boaby‘s living room. Dundee Rel). Dundee L'ntil 6 Feb. 0382 27684: [idea (our! Theatre. [river/tests Mon 8 & Tue 9 Feb. 0463 221718; Harbour Arts Centre. Irvine Wed 10 Feb.0294 7405‘): Palace Theatre. Kllmarnmoek Thurs 1 I Sat 13 Feb. 0563 23590:

( ’umhemauld 'I'lieatre. (‘umhernauld Mon 15 8; Tue 16 Feb. 0263 737235 6; ( 'arnegie Hall. Durifermline Wed 17Feb.0383 720108; Wald ( 'entre. Austral/fer Thurs 18 Feb. 0333 310060. Tourcontinues.

I Joe and Visible Differences TAG give a couple of public performances only to their new double bill that they are touring round schools. Both plays are by Anne Marie I)i Mambroe-Joe is a wonderfully funny two-hander. in which a middle-aged Glaswegian Italian lady. visiting her heavily bandaged husband in hospital. addresses him and the audience at great length about her life revealing agreat deal about the problems of her multi-cultured background. Visible Differences looks at racism amongst the young in Scotland today if it‘s as good as Joe is funny then the double bill should be unmissable. For further information please call TAG on 031 42‘) 2877. Pat's/("veins (entre. Paisley Sat 13 Feb. 041 887 1010. Tour continues.

I Anything For A Quiet Lite Theatre dc (‘omplicite favourites and Perrier Award winners at the Edinburgh Fringe. start the tour of their new show in Scotland. which. with typical (‘omplicite comic zest. looks at the nightmare bureacratic world ofthe mundane office.

'I'ron Theatre. Glasgow Until 6 Feb. 8pm. (H1 552 4267; (‘amegle Hall. Dunfermline 8 Feb. 7.30pm. 0383 720108; Theatre Works/top, Edinburgh 10 l 3 Feb. 8pm. 031 2265-125.



I The Alexander Sisters Doing a mini-marathon for Comic Reliefround Glasgow hotels. pubs and nightclubs. See Comic Relief Feature for details oftheir itinerary.

I BLUE NOTE The Briggait. 72 Clyde Street. 041 5526027.

Cabaret Evening Fri 5 Feb. 10pm. £3. Late license and snacks available. Jeanette Burns. The Penny Daintees and Irene Tully are the line-up in tonight‘s cabaret. as the Blue Note continues its new venture of holding cabaret.

I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE 0236 732887. Comic Relief Cabaret Fri 5 Feb. 8pm. £1 .25. In the bar so over 18s only.

I DRAMA CENTRE 126 Ingram Street. 552 5827.

Late Night Cabaret Wed l7-Sat 20 Feb. 11pm. A cabaret of Brecht and Weill songs as part of the ‘Brecht Festival'.

I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock.

Comic Relief Cabaret Fri 5 Feb. 7.30pm. £1. Local people with a lot of initiative get together to do a fun cabaret with proceeds going to (‘omic Relief.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846.

Rowan Atkinson Mon 8—Wed 10 Feb. 7.30pm. £9.50/L‘750. The very funny rubbery-faced comedian in a rare tripto Glasgow.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267 8. Box office Tue-Sat Noon-8pm; Sun 1230-] 1pm. (‘Iosed Mondays.

Benefit Cabaret for Medical Aid for Nicaragua Sun 7 Feb, 7.30pm. £4 (£3). The line up for tonight‘s benefit cabaret is star-studded: including Dave Anderson of Wildcat. Wackhead. Tom the Man.'I‘ony Roper and Elaine C. Smith ofNaked Video. Liz Lochhead. Finlay Welsh and Carlos Arredondo.

Comic RelieISat 13 Feb. 10pm. The'l'ron brings back their famous and popular ‘Five Past Eleven‘ Show except at an earlier time. with proceeds going to (‘omic Relief. Jack Kilroy. Johnnie Beattie and Mary Lee are on the line-up.

[11111131113211- I ASSEMBLY ROOMS George Street. Edinburgh.

Comic Relief Sat 6 Feb. 9pm. £3(£2). Tickets avail. in advance from Virgin Records. Princes Street. As part ofthe nationwide series ofcomic events to raise money for starving people in Africa. The Edge. (who ran the Fringe Fringe venue during the Edinburgh Festival) are staging an evening of cabaret. The line-up includes The Alexander Sisters. The Natterjacks. Ian Ross. Stu McDonald. The Decorators and Wray Gun and the Rockets.

I GILDEO BALLOON Studio Theatre. 36‘) Gallery. (‘owgatc. Edinburgh. Cabaret'l‘hurs 18 Feb. 9pm. £3.50(£2.50). A highly popular venue during the Festival. the Gilded Balloon reopens for cabaret. They kick off with Maria Callous. queen of the acid put-down and a firm favourite on the London cabaret circuit. and the Panic Brothers. who were a success during the Festival with their guitar and lyrics a la 1 Iank Williams. They also appear at the Blue Note in Glasgow (see next issue) and at Queen Margaret College and Telford (‘ollege in Edinburgh.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE l 12 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Box Office Tue-Sat 10am-8pm. Sun 6-10pm. Bar. Rest.

Traverse Showcase Night: II. Comic Relief Fri 5 & Sat 6 Feb. l0pm.£3(£2).'1‘hc Thunderbunnies. a five-piece comedy act. The Love Objects. a soul a-capella female trio and Graeme Drummond. a singer and pianist are on the line-up and Friday will be a Comic Reliefnight. with Red Noses on sale and the proceeds going to the Comic ReliefFund.

Whackhead and Lil) and Rene Fri 12 & Sat 13 Feb. 10pm. £3 (£2). Tonight's cabaret comes from Whackhead. two ex-members ofthe Merry Mac Fun (‘0. who wear pork pie hats and ‘dare to be dumb'. and Lib and Rene. popular Edinburgh female comedy duo.



24 The List 5 18 February 1988