Peter Capaldi and Elaine Collins in the new comedy. The Tom and Sammy Jo Show abouttv evangelism. Tron.Glasgow.

Puttin‘ 0n the Ritz Wed 20 Apr. 7.30pm. £3—£5. Concs: £1 .50 off Stalls and Grand Circle. £1 off Upper Circle. 10“} reduction for parties of twenty or more. An evening of popular music. as heard at the Ritz. played by the Palm Court ()rchestra.

Max Bygraves Thurs 21 Apr. 7.30pm. Fri 22 6; Sat 23 Apr. 6.30 8: 8.30pm. £3—£6.50. See cabaret.

William Tell Wed 27--Sat 30Apr. 7.15pm. £2.50—£7.50. Edinburgh Grand Opera in the classic Rossini opera.

I MANOELA THEATRE Gateway Exchange. 2—4 Abbeymount. 661 0982. Cafe and bar facilities during performances. Performance Project Rehearsals Saturdays 2pm. Rehearsals are currently underway fora mammoth communityperformance project about the life of Elsie lngils. tobe performed early in May.

I NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 5569579. Box Office 1(lam—4.30pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. ID]

Children‘s Theatre Conference Tue l9—~Sat 23 Apr. The Netherbow hostsa conference on children‘s theatre. On Sat 23. there is a day long forum. from 10am—5.30pm (registration between 9.30 & 10am). Subjects to be discussed include children's theatre in education: children's theatre and professional development. writing and acting for children and the philosophy and development of Unicorn Children's'I‘heatre.

From Tue 19—Fri 22 Apr. from 7pm each evening there will be workshops on trickery and magic in children’s theatre (Tue 19); the psychological role of narrative. particularly folk narrative. in children's theatre (Wed 20); the role of psychological realism in children's theatre (Thurs 21 ) and writing and acting for children more generally (Fri 22). For prices and booking please call the theatre. I ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street.229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest. Cafe. [D] (TheatreSaver Concession Cards cost £1 . last all year. give £1 off the full price each time you come for you and a friend available to ()APs. UB40s.

Perrier Award winner Arnold Brown in cabaret in Edinburgh and Glasgow. See Cabaret.

Students. Disabled and YTS scheme) 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.

Mother Courage and Her Children Limit Sat 30 April. 7.45pm. £2.70£6. TheatreSaver holders £1 off. Sat mat 23 April. Bertolt

Brecht's epic play. following one woman's

fortunes during the Thirty Years War. directed by Ian Wooldridge. See Review. I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 I lamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [1)] [E]

The Mafchgirls Wed 13~Sat 16 Apr. 7pm.

Sat mat 2.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Forth Children‘s

; Theatre in a musical by Bill ()w-en set in

the match factories of the 1890s.

What is All This Dancing? Tuc 19a Wed20 : Apr. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Mitne Theatre

Project. who had a smash hit with 'I'httntlerbirds I“. A . B. in a new piece of

dance theatre about social dancing. See


I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm. Sun lllpm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also avail from the Ticket Centre. 22 Market Street. Seats from £2. Sundays all seats £2 (non-members £2.50). The Straw Chair L'ntil Sun 17 April. 7.30pm. £4.50(£2.50): NB. TIIESE ARE TI IE 'I‘RAVERSE'S NEW TICKET PRICES— FROM NOW ()N N() MEMBERSHIP IS REOLTIRED.

TI I()SE WHO ARE MEMBERS ALREADY WILL CONTINL'E TO RECEIVE DISCOUNTS L'NTIL THEIR MEMBERSHIP RLJNS ()lfT. (Econ. members £4; Full members £3.50; Student members £2). The Traverse start their twenty-fifth anniversary season with a beautifully written. poetic new play by Sue Glover about Lady Rachel ofGrange. exiled on the Hebridean island of St Kilda in the eighteenth century. A sensitive often funny production with excellent performances. See Touring.

Anna Campbell Fri 22 Apr-‘Sun 14 May. 7.30pm. £4.50 (£2.50). Premiere of a new piece of very visual theatre. based on a Hebridean ‘waulkin’ song telling the sad tale of Anna Campbell and her lost love. The production is a collaboration between Gaelic writer Norman Malcolm Macdonald. Gerry Mulgrew of Communicado Theatre Company. artist Keith McIntyre. dancer Frank McConnell and musician Karen Wimhurst See Guestlist.


This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. We give detailed listings only for performances that are not truly hundreds of miles from the Central Belt. There is a phone

number for each company should you require

more information. Unless otherwise specified. the number after each venue listed lsthe telephone numberforticketenquiries lorthat particular evening (please note. this is not always the venue number).

I The Importance of Being Honest Wildcat Stage Productions tour their latest show: a musical farce by David McNiven. in which the McSween family get entangled in official secrets. when Mrs McSween overhears a coded message. For further details please call Wildcat on 041 954 0000.

Citizens Theatre. Glasgow'Tue 5—Sat 23 Apr. 7.30pm. 041 4290022. End oftour. I The Cauldron Theatre Alba start a tour ofa new play by Edwin Stiven that delves back into seventh century history and literature to create a mystical play intertwining history and myth. written in old Scots. For further details please call Theatre Alba on 031 2265992.

Biggar Theatre Workshop. Biggar'l‘hurs 14 Apr; Henderson Theatre. Shorts Fri 15 & Sat 16 Apr; Aberdeen Arts Centre. Aberdeen Thurs 21 & Fri 22 Apr; Ardrishaig Hall Sat 23 Apr. Tour continues around the Highlands.

I Checking Out Cumbernauld Theatre go


on tour with their successful. new production of Marcella Evaristi‘s comedy about two Scottish girls coming to terms with London. For further details please call 0236 732887.

Tron Theatre. Glasgow Tue l2—Sat 24 Apr. 041 552 4267 '8. ('rait'fttrt! 'I‘heatre. Jordan/rill ( 'ollege. Glasgow Mon 25 Apr. 7.30pm.04l9591232041954 9418. Adam Smith 'l‘heatre. Kirkcaltly Tue 26 & Wed 27 Apr. 7.30pm. 0592 260498; Palace Theatre. Kilmarnock Thurs 28' Apr. 7.30pm. 0563 23590; Carnegie Hall. Dmtfermline Fri 29 Apr. 7.30pm. 0383 72111113. End of tour.

I A Wee Home from Home A \ ll‘luoso new piece of dance theatre from dancer Frank McConnell and singer pianist Michael Marra set in the City of (ilasgow . being toured in conjunction with ( ‘omrnunicado Theatre Company .

Boriar Hall. Dundee Thurs 14 Apr. 8pm. 0382 23530: ( 'mnbernault/ 'l'heatre. Cumbernauld Sat 16 Apr. 7.45pm . 02367 32887. Tour continUes to ( ilasgow

M ay fest

I The Straw Chair The Tray erse Theat re Company. in association with l’ocus Theatre Company. start a tour of the first play of their Silver Jubilee Season. A sensitive production of a beautifully written. poetic and often funny piece of writing by Sue ( ilover. it tells the tale of Lady Rachel of Grange. exiled on the island of St Kilda beyond the ( )uter Hebrides and features fine performances from Anne Lacey . as the deranged Lady Rachel. Alexis l)aly as her ( iaelie minder and Sharon Muircroft as the young

minister’s wife who meets the two of them.

Traverse l‘heatre. [admiring/t l'ntil Stilt 1" Apr. 7.30pm. 031 226 2633‘. vare I'ltt'atrt’. .St..-1m1rews Wed 20- Sat 23 Apr. 8pm. 0334 76288: litien ( 'ourt l'heatre. lnveraess Mon 25 A Tue 26 Apr . 7.45pm. 0463 221718;.lurtfttnht/H lt’Hr’L’t’. (r/asgou Wed 27 A Thurs 28Apr. 7.30pm.041954 9418. Tour continues.




A musical celebration of 100 years of Celtic F. C.




I BLUE NOTE The Briggait. 72 Clyde Street. (I‘ll 552 (1027.

Cabaret Fri 15 Apr. 9.30 for 10pm. Late licence. £3. Gary Clark. (ied Grimesand Kit Clark. of the group Danny Wilson. appear in a musical cabaret together with a cappella group. The Penny Dainties.

I MAOISONS West George Street. Arnold Brown Sun 24 Apr. 9pm. £3.5( (£2.50). The Perrier Award winning Glasgow comedian returns

I TRON THEATRE 'l‘rongate. t tlasgow'. 041 552 426“ 8.

The Tom and Sammy Jo Show wed 37 Apr— Sun 1 May. 1lptn.£3(£1)members;£4 non-members. Then during Mayfest. Comic actors Peter Capaldi and Elaine

( ‘ollins in a new comedy about American TV evangelism.


I GILOED BALLOON THEATRE 369 Gallery. ('ow gate.

Arnold Brown and The Penny Dainties Fri 22 ck Sat 23 Apr. Doorsopen starts 9.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The regular (iilded Balloon 'l'heatre cabaret slot continues with the wonderfully laconic Perrier Award w inner. Arnold Brown and a cappella group. The Penny Dainties.

I KINGS THEATRE 2 Lev en Street. 229 1201.

Hale and Pace Tue 19Apr. 7.30pm. £2.50>£5.50. ('omedy from the duo

cur rently appearing in Channel Tours The


Max Bygraves and Friends Thurs 21 Apr. 7.30pm: Fri 22 & Sat 23 Apr. 6 & 8.30pm. £3 £6.50. The all-round popular entertainer. singer and comedian. together with guests.

Mon 2 May-Sat 25 June 7.30pm

Tickets £5, £4 (£2.50 concession) _. “Tel; 9.41:.§§Z_1§fl§_ _ I



until April 17th 7.30pm THE STRAW CHAIR by Sue Glover

from April 22nd 7.45pm The Traverse Theatre Company in ANNA CAMPBELL by Norman Malcolm Macdonald in a staging by Gerry Mulgrew Tlckets $24.50/$22.50 (U840, NUS, OAP) GRASSMARKET. EDINBURGH Te|:031 226 2633 v

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