Lunchtime-Theatre: Ball Boys Weds 6-Sat 9 July. 1pm. £1 .50 (£1). Oxygen House theatre company bring back their enterprising lunchtime shows. the first one beinga topical one David Edgar‘s short play about two tennis ball-boys‘and the way they get back at two tennis stars. See Panel

Street Theatre Outside on the Royal Mile every day (excluding Sunday) from 12 noon. An Edinburgh legend on legs: Captain Porteous. captain ofthe Edinburgh Guard. brags about his deeds and misdeeds to the unsuspecting public. The Rowan Tree Thurs 7-Sat 9 July. 7.30pm. Sat mat 2.30pm. £3 (£2). The Forest Minstrels in a compilation of songs. sketches and stories by Robe rt Burns. James Hogg. John Wilson and John

' Buchan. first shown as part of the 1987

Borders Festival of Ballads and Legends.

I. I PLAYHOUSE 18—22 Greenside Place. 031 I” 557 2590. . Notheatre performancesthisissue.

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 offthefull price each time you come for you and a friend available to OAl’s. UB40s. 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. Mr Bolfry Fri 24 June-Sat 16 July. 7.45pm. £2.50—£7. TheatrcSaver holders £1 off. Sat mat 9July 3. 15pm (all tickets £3). FREE Preview Thurs 23 June. lan Wooldridge directs a new production ofone ofJames

Bridie‘s best loved plays to celebrate his

I-centenary. See Feature.


. Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat

9.30am—5.3()pm. Bar. Cafe. [D]. [E].

-. No theatre performances this issue.


Grassmarket . 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. 22 Market Street.

Prickly Heat Fri 10 June—Sun 3 July. 7.30pm. (Show on Sundays. closed on Mondays). £4.50 (£2.50). Sundays all tickets £2.50. Premiere of a new play by Simon Donald. See Review.

Shadowing the Conquerer Fri 17 J unc—Sat 9 July. 7.45pm. (Show on Sundays. closed on Mondays). £4.50 (£2.50). Sundaysall

tickets £2.50. Premiere of a new play by

Peter Jukes. who wrote the highly successful Abel Barebone last year. To be

i reviewed next issue.

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I This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. We give detailed listings only for periods when they are in the Central Belt area. There is a phone number for each company. however. should you require more information. Unless otherwise specified. the number after each venue listed isthe telephone number for ticket enquiries for that particular evening (please note. this is not always the venue number). I Great Expectations TAG Theatre Company‘s excellent innovative Charles Dickens' classic. that uses dance as well as words to explore the atmosphere and concerns of the story. Don‘t miss it. 041 429 2877. Tron Theatre. Glasgow Tue '21-Sun 26 June. 8pm. 04] 552 4267/8. End of Tour. I MisterJock A touring one-man performance by virtuoso comic actor Russell Hunter of the new sequel tolock by W. Gordon Smith. See Review. Paisley Arts Centre. Paisley Tue 2l—Sat 25 June. Tour continues to Edinburgh during the Edinburgh Festival. I Where the Green Grass Grows Riot Act tour a show that was a success at this year‘s Mayfest. telling the story of how people were affected by being moved from


I ARE YOU the next Dennis Potter? Do you have a television play lurking in yourbottom drawer. or would you at least like to have a bash at writing for television? BBC TV Drama in Birmingham is looking forfifteen minute drama scripts from writers new to television iortheir ‘Debut on Two' series. The closing date is 1 September 1988 and the only restriction is that entrants must not have had work screened previously on television or film. For further information please writeto Debut on Two. BBC Television. W1280T. 'Debut on Two' is also holding a workshop for potential screenwriters in Glasgow on 11 July at the City Hall. Candleriggs. Starting at 10am the workshop falls into two parts: introduction and discussion of what ‘Debut on Two' is all about. and a writer‘s guideto approaching a fifteen minute tv script. looking at characterisation. dialogue. structure and storytelling. Present will be Phillippa Giles. producer and scripteditor; Vicky Licorish. producer. presenterand actress. and playwright Ian Heggie. To registerlor the workshop (places are limited) please contact: E Force T.D.B.2. BBC Glasgow Broadcasting House. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow. G12 806. Tel 041 330 2768. I lF MIME is more your cup of tea then you may want to register iorthe 1988 Summer School of Mime. being held from 23 July—6 Aug. at the Scottish Centre for Physical Education. Movement and Leisure Studies. Crammond Road North. Edinburgh. The first

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Debut on Two: Phillippa Giles and Vicky Licorish

Glasgow tenements to the new housing schemes. ()41 952 1599.

Drama Centre. Ingram Street. (i/uxgowFrl 1 July. 7.30pm. Community venues in Glasgow during July and August. Contact the above number for details.



I Regular Cabaret Kinooziers ( 'lub.72 Clyde Street. (ilasgow. “41 3330387611111 onwards. £3.50 (£25 season ticket allows entry to any performances oy er the next three months). Tonight's line-up includes Michael Ventisei on jazz guitar and Banjo Cocktail.


I Regular Cabaret Kinooziers Cltlb. 72 Clyde Street. Glasgow. See Fri 24. Cabaret tonight from Deaf l leightsCajun Aces and Dick Broad and the Fallen Goats.

week of the course is particularly suitable for teachers. professional actors. social workers. students. youth leaders. community workers and artists. The second week. led by mime artist Peta Lily. is suitable for those with previous experience in mime and movement. professional artists of all kinds and teachers of drama. Formore details and for application forms please contact: Duncan Low. Edinburgh Arts Promotions. Dundonald House. 5/7 Dundonald Street. Edinburgh. EH3 6RX. Tel 031 5571694.

I THE EDINBURGH FRINGE is now definitely just around the corner. with the publication this week of the 1988 Fringe Programme. Slightly smallerthis yearl913 shows as against 1005). the Fringe runs from 12 August—3 September. and in the field of theatre there is masses of new work being premiered. which is usually guarantee of a good Fringe. since some of it is bound to be excellent.

The List will be covering the Festival and Fringe even more extensively than usual this year. with WEEKLY issues throughoutAugust packed full of reviews. previews. features and news! Meanwhile you can get a Fringe programme from the Fringe office (address below) and start planning. Postal booking is already open (cheques or AcceSS/Visa credit cards) from Fringe Ticket Office. 180 High Street. Edinburgh. EH1 10$ (send SAE). Telephone booking (AccessNisa credit cards only) opens on 1 August (031 226 5138. 10am—6pm. 7 days a week) as does counter booking (1 Dam-7.30pm. 7 days a week).

I Pre-Festival Bonanza (iilded Balloon Theatre. (’owgate. iidinburgh. lllpm. £3.50. To get you into the mood for August . a pre-festiyal evening ofcabaret and music from That Swing Thangand .lugglers Wild.


I Regular Cabaret Kinooziers Club. 72 Clyde Street. (ilasgow See Fri 24. Alex Dalgliesh supplies the entertainment tonight.


I Regular Cabaret Kinooziers Club. 72 Clyde Street. (ilasgoyy. See Fri 24. Tonight is a Country night.


I Regular Cabaret Kinooziers Club. 72 Clyde Street. (ilasgow See Fri 24. Mttsic tonight frorn Black Diamond and Humphrey Littleton.


I Regular Cabaret Kinooziers Club. 72 Clyde Street. (ilasgow. See Fri 24. Honest


I IF YOU WANT to practice iorthe Fringe by seeing theatre at lunchtime. nygen House return this month with their enterprising and successful lunchtime theatre sessions. They offera quick cultural lunch— a short play(all are under an hour in length) - to pep you up. Previous seasons have offered a chance to see both new plays and plays by well-known playwrights. rarely seen because oftheir

brevity. and productions have always been of a high standard. The season runs atthe Netherbow Theatre. High Street. Edinburgh. See listings for details.

Oxygen House production

Sam and The Dealers are on the bill tonight.


I Regular Cabaret Kinooziers ( 'lub. 72 Clyde Street. (ilasgoyy. See Fri 24. The Sirens provide the cabaret tonight.


I Regular Cabaret Kinoo/icrs Club. 72 Clyde Street. (ilasgoyy. See Fri 24. ’I‘onight's cabaret acts unconfirmed at little olgoittg topress.


I Regular Cabaret Kinoo/iers Club. 72 Clyde Street. (ilasgow. See Fri 24. Music tonight from Desperate Danz Band.


I Regular Cabaret Kinooziers Club. 72 Clyde Street. (ilasgow. See Fri 24. Tonight's cabaret unconfirmed at time of goingto press.


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