THE FRENCH INSTITUTE
presents A co-production of the R Comédie Francaise and M A Y, the Theatre de I’Odéon MADAME DE LA or CARLIERE with GOT HER HEAD Catherine Sellers and CHOPPED 0" Pierre Tabard Adapted by Elisabeth de Fontenay Directed by Pierre Tabard Thursday 2 June at 7.30pm Adam House Theatre, Chambers Street, Edinburgh “A smashing, witchy P'°d"°"°"” .1353:12°222501‘i1‘8"°"°“t THE OBSERVER Edinburgh, or atehe 53:?" ’ Mon-Sat 7.45 pm Tickets from £2.50 Motinee18 .lune 3.15 pm
THE TRAVERSE THEATRE (BI-226 2633
NEW WORK FROM SCOTLAND ENGLAND GERMANY& USSR MARCH -AUGUSTI988
SCOTTISH A Festival of new Scottish theatre
May17- dunes New Plays by JOHN McKAY. PAULA MacGEE. ANNE-MARIE
DI MAMBRO. JOHN MERRYFIELO r 1 _‘
plus SHORT PLAYS. PLAYS lN DEVELOPMENT. TALKS. VA READINGS. CABARET. SCRIPT SURGERY Y E A R S
for full details see listings or pick up a leaflet from theTheatre Mm, mums
THE TRAVERSE THEATRE. GRASSMARKET. EDINBURGH
e LOTHIAN PLAYERS present: FEUMAIDH SINN A BHI GAIREACHDAINN Fri 27 May, 7.30pm £3.00 (£2.00)
e LUNG HA’S THEATRE COMPANY present: THE SELCHIE
Wed 1 -Sat 4June, 7.30pm £2.50 (£1.50)
0 THEATRE WORKSHOP present: " A Spring Fling Feast of Workshops & Performances For Women!"
WOMEN’S THEATRE WEEK Tuesday 7 - Sunday 12 June
TICKETS: (031) 226 5425 34 Hamilton PL, EH3 SAX
I ADAM HOUSE THEATRE Chambers Street.
Madame de la Carliere Thurs 2.lune. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). The French institute present (in French) a touching story by Denis Diderot. performed by acclaimed French actress Catherine Sellers. together with Pierre Tabard. Tickets in advance from the French Institute. 031 225 5366. I ASSEMBLY ROOMS 54 George Street. Folk Extravaganza Fri 27 May. 7.30pm. Sec Spring Fling Diary.
Amampondo Thurs 2—Sat 4 J une. See Cabaret.
I BRUNTOH THEATRE Musselburgh. 031 665 371 1.
Guinea Pigs Mon 6 June. 7.30pm. 50p. Muirhouse Festival Association in a touring production of a new play by Bruce Naughton. taking a comic. cynical look at the impending Poll Tax. See alsoTouring. I CHURCHHILL THEATRE Morningside Road
The Hollow ch 25—Sat 28 May. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Ticketsavail. in advance from Cruickshanks opp. theatre. Leithcatre in a murder story set in the fifties by Agatha Christie.
The Girlfriend Wed 8—Sat l 1 June. 7.30pm. £3 (cones for block bookings). Tickets avail. in advance from A & J Cruickshanks opp. theatre or Mrs Burns on 031 229 8443. Allegro theatre company in a production of the popular Rogers and Hammerstein musical.
I KINGS THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [D]. [E].
Fur Coat and No Knickers Mon 23-Sat 28 May. 7.30pm. Sat 5 & 8pm. £3—£6.50. Mike Harding‘s comedy about a stag night that ends up in a strip club. Notsuitabie for children.
Acker Billt Tue 31 May. 7.30pm. See Spring Fling Diary.
No Mean City Wed 1 June. 7.30pm. Following its success at Glasgow Mayfest. 7:84 Scotland's production ofthc infamous books about Glasgow gang-battles makes a surprise visit ofone night to Edinburgh. See also Touring and review.
' The Little and Large Show Thurs 2—Sat 4
June. 7.30pm. See Spring Fling.
Questions of Sport Sun 5 June. 7pm. See Spring Fling Diary.
Are You Lonesome Tonight? Tue 7—Sat 18 June. 7.30pm. Sat 4.30 & 8pm. £4—£7.50. Cones £2.50 off stalls and grand circle .
£1 .50 off upper circle (does not apply Tue. Fri. Sat). Tue all seats two for the price of one. Paul Darrow. of Blakes Seven fame. stars in Alan Bleasdalc‘s popular play about Elvis Presley.
I MAHDELA THEATRE Gateway Exchange. 2-4 Abbeymount. 661 0982. Cafe and bar facilities during performances. Performance Project Rehearsals Starting Sat 28 May. 2pm. Followihng on the success of their recent performance project Elsie Inglis. the Mandela are working towards another production in July — a double bill. The Vision ofa Man (a stage adaptation of Crime and Punishment and The Magical History Tour. Anybody and everybody who is interested in getting involved at any level of the production- acting. design. stage-management. publicity etc - is very welcome to attend.
I Spy With My Little Letter Mon 6 June. Sec Spring Fling Diary.
Sealed With A Loving Kiss Tue 7 June. 7.30pm. See Spring Fling Diary.
I NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 5569579. Box Office l()am—4.30pm. 7—9pm perf. cvgs. Cafe. [D].
Amateur Drama Festival Thurs 26-Sat 28 May. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£2).
Thurs 26: Glen Theatre in C0): and Box and Saughton Hall Church Drama Group in The Madam.
Fri 27: Canongate Players in Sandra Manon The Black: lnteractingTheatre Company in Hallowe'en and Palmerston Place Amateur Dramatic Society in Orange Blossom. Sat 28: Aberfeidy Drama Group in A Galway Girl and Glen Theatre in The Illusion. The Stream at Hidden Memories ch l—Sat 4 June. 8pm. See Spring Fling Diary. Women in Mind ch 8-Sat l l J unc. 7.30pm. See Spring Fling Diary. Come the Light: Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop Wed 1 June. 7pm. £1 (50p). Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop start a new mini-series of workshopped productions of new plays. Sec Spring Fling Diary. The Picture: Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop Thurs 2 June . 7pm. Sec Spring Fling Diary. invasions: Mairi Wallace ch 8Junc. 7.30pm. See Spring Fling Diary. Venus Rising: Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop Thurs 9 June. 7pm. See Spring Fling Diary. I PLAYHOUSE 18—22 Greenside Place. 031 557 2590. The Rocky llorror Show Mon 23—Sat 28 May. 7.30pm. Sat also 10pm. £4.50—£6.50. Sat 10pm £5. £7. £7.50. A touring production using lasers from Theatre Royal. Hanley ofthc original stage version of the spoof horror tale that became a cult movie. Little Shop of Honors Mon 6—Sat l 1 June. 7.30pm. Weds & Sat mat 2.30pm. £6.50—£8.50. (Children and OAPs all seats £6.50). Mon two tickets for price of one. Matinees £5 .50 (£4). Lorraine Chase stars in this touring production of the spoof thriller musical in which plants take on a sizeable new role for a young ﬂorist‘s assistant. I ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am-6pm. 10am-8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe. [D]. [E]. (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 OAPs. UB405. 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. Trivial Pursuits Fri 6—Sat 28 May. 7.45pm. £7—£2.50. TheatreSaver hoiders£1 off. A new three act comedy by Scottish playwright Tom McGrath. taking to task the contemporary phenomenon of the London yuppie. Vari and Jack. northern working-class by birth. are making good and making money in London. The weekend of the stock-market crash and the hurricane . plus several unexpected guests. bring crises into their lives which force into the open the issues and principles that McGrath is exploring. The play is a strange hybrid that doesn‘t quite work. but its characters are sharply observed and it is given a brisk. intelligent production by [an Wooldridge. Mary. Oueen of Scots Fri 3—Sat 18 June. 7.45pm. £2.50—£7. TheatreSaver holders £1 off. Sat mat l8June 3.15pm (allseats £3). FREE Preview on Thurs 2 June. Communicado Theatre Company‘s Mary, Queen of Scots by Liz Lochhead was one of the hits of last year's Edinburgh Fringe. earning a Fringe First award for its witty. vibrant telling of the tale and its agile imaginative production. directed by Gerry Mulgrew. Now the company take on the challenge ofthc large stage. See Panel. I SPRIHGWELL HOUSE Ardmillan Terrace Over The Top Thurs 9—Sun 12 June. 7.30pm. £1 .50 (£1). See SpringFling Diary. I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Ofﬁce Mon-Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [D]. [E]. Feumaldh Sinn A Bhl Gaiteachdainn Fri 27 May. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Lothian Playersin a one-act Gaelic play by John Murray. together with music and singing.
20 The List 27 May - 9 June 1988