I BEDLAM THEATRE Forrest Road. 031 225 3 9893. [Access: St. Facilities": WS. G. B. | Help: AA] i No theatre performances thisfornight. I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 i 371 1. |Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC. WS. E. (i. B. Help: AA] Dead Dad Dog and Sheila Thurs 23 Mar. 7.45pm. The Traverse Theatre Company in their touring comic double bill. See Review and Touring. _ I CHURCHHILL THEATRE Church Hill. I A Sleep of Prisoners Fri 24 Mar. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50). One night only for the l lurnana Theatre Company from Sussex in Christopher Fry's play. You can see another production of the same play at the Netherbow (see below). The Magistrate Wed 29 Mar—Sat 1 Apr. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Tickets from Mrs I‘inlay (031 332 1642): Mrs Mackenzie (031 557 4530) and Augustus Barnett (opp. theatre). The Makars in Pinero's farce. I GILOEO BALLOON (‘owgate 225 3013225 4463. See Cabaret Listings. IKINGS THEATRE2 Leven Street.229 ! 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am 8pm. i Bar. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS.AS.E.Cr.B.HelpzAA] Tales OlToad Hall L'ntilSat 25 Mar. | 2.30pm 8; 7.30pm. £3.50-£6(concessions available). A new professional adaptation ofthe Kenneth (irahame children's classic. just in time for the Iiaster holidays. City Lights Mon 27 Mar— Sat 8 Apr. 7.30pm. Sats 5 & 8pm. £3 £6.50. Pure Dead Brilliant Productions in the successful stage adaptation of the highly popular TV series about the much put upon Willie Melvin. With (ierard Kelly. Andy Gray and Ian Mc(‘oll. the stage version is a laugh. whether y ou've seen the TV show or not. I LEITH COMMUNITY CENTRE Kirkgate Shopping Centre. Leith Walk The Siege of Sevastopol Terrace and Arthurs' Big Day Mon -7<-I-‘ri 31 Mar. 7pm. £1 .50 (£1 ). Two comedies from Leith Rep Youth Theatre Company. local young people in John Waterhouse's .S'iegeof .S'ei'astopol Terrace and Brian A tistins' Arthur's Big Day. I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 l ligh Street. 556 9579. Box ()fficc. 10am—4.30pm.7--9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [Accessz R. Facilities: WC. WS. Ii. (i. B. R. Help: A. AA] Fifth Annual Edinburgh Puppet Festival Tue 21 Mar—Sat 1 April. See Kidslistings. A Sleep of Prisoners Thurs 6—Sat 8 Apr. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). The Iidinburgh Rudolph Steiner school in Christopher

Fry‘s play. The Ilumana'l‘heatre Company from Sussex present the same play at the Churchhill Theatre (see above).

I PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL 228 l 155 (Usher Hall Box Office).

Gulliver and Lilliplll Mon 27 Mar. 1 lam rfi 2.30pm.£2(£1).Ticketsfroml'slierllall ] (2281155)& Hobson's Choice. Brighton ' Place. Portobello. Lambcth Children's ] Theatre Company in a show for 5- l l i year-olds developed from the book by ] Jonathan Swift. I I novAL chsun (irindlay Street. :29 l 9697. Box ()ffice Mon—Sat 10am 6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest (’alc. [Accessz P. L. I-‘acilites: WC. WS. AS. Ii. G. B. R. T. Help: A. AA]. (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 ()Al’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 Tray el and the Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street.

The Cherry Orchard timil Sat 1 Apr. 7.45pm. Sat mat 25 Mar. 3. 15pm. £2.50—£7. TheatreSaver holders £1 off. Sat mat all tickets £3. A new adaptation by

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Stuart Paterson of Chekhov's great classic documentinga changing era. See Review. For those who are interested in contrasting and comparing. a production of the same play is running at Dundee Rep. with Joanna Lumley as Madame Ranevskaya (Box Office: 0382 23530). The House of Bernarda Alba From Fri 7 Apr. 7.45pm. Sat mat 22 Apr. 3. 15pm. £2.50—£7. FREE PREVIEW Thurs 6 Apr. A new translation by Scottish playwright John Clifford of Lorca's powerful play about repressive sexual mores and the difficult life of women in 1930s Spain.

I SPRINGWELL HOUSE Ardmillan Terrace. (iorgie. 337 1971.

Alive and Kicking Mon 3—Sat 8 Apr. This week the (iorgic Dalry area holdsa festival for older people. with events and shows bearing specially in mind the large number of pensioners in the area. Events range from a tea dance to a ceilidh. from a musical to a massage. from a dichssion on health to an exploration of (iorgie‘s City Farm. There are three plays in the festival. listed below. For details ofother events. see the ()pen Listings.

Ladies and Gentlemen Mon 3 Apr. 1.30pm re 7.30pm. 50p (price includes tea and biscuits). Positively l'nemployed Drama (iroup in a musical play looking at life from 1918onwards.

Aggie's House Tue 4 Apr. 1.30pm. 50p (price inlcudes tea and biscuits). Springwell I louse Kids Drama (iroup in a comedy in which an alien from outer space. where there is no ageing. comes dow n to Iiarth and encounters grandparents for the first time.

1-9-8-9 the Eon at Discovery Wed 5 Apr. 7.30pm. Springwell House's newover-55 drama group in a play looking at older people‘s concerns.

Aggie's House and 1-9-8-9 The Eon oi Discovery'l'hurs 6 Apr. 7.30pm. £1 for both 51le (price inlcudes tea and biscuits). See above for details.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box ()ffice Mon—Sat 9.30am 5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. |Accessz PPA. R. l-acilities: WC. WS. AS. Ii. (3. Help: AA]

National Festival of Youth Theatre 13ri24 Mar- Sat 1 Apr. varioustimes. See Separate Listings.

Big Al Wed 5--Sat 8 Apr. 7pm. Sat mat 2pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). I-‘orth Children's Theatre in a musical telling the tale ofAl Capone.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 1 12 West Bow. (irassmarkct. 226 2633. Box ()ffice Tue—Sat 10am-8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Market Street. [Accessz St. I‘acilities: 1i. Help: A. AA].

Marx and Coca Cola Tue 21—Sun 26 Mar. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). British premiereof Danish writer Nils Schou‘s comedy. Set in 1968. it revolves around two students. who fall in love. and then have to contend with the pressure of ideals. careers and peers. Directed by Allan Sharpe.

Commotion!— Mime and Physical Theatre Forlnighl'l'ue 28 Marv-Sat 8 Apr. times vary. Two weeks of mime and visually orientated theatre performances. workshops and residencies.

Que Sera Tue 28 & Wed 29 Mar. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The Right Size. a new international trio. John I-‘oley. Hamish Mc( on and Micheline Vanderpoel. in a visual comedy catching the flavour of '58. The Thirst and The Six Sided Man Thurs 3t) Man-Sun 2 Apr. 7.30pm & 9.45pm respectively. £3.50 ( £2.50) per show. Mime Theatre Project in the first Scottish showing of The Thirst. in which a seriesof cures at a Swiss health clinic uncover the strange past of Victor Alfreds. and another showing of The Six-Sided Man. based on Luke Reinhardt's novel. The Dice Man.

Bottom of the Garden Tue 4~Sat 8 Apr. 7.30pm. Nola Rae in her new comic show. See Preview.

The Chaplin Obsession Wed 5 Apr. 9.45pm.

As Chaplin‘s centenary is celebrated. Mark Saunders brings you his one-man show about the famous silent comic. Coming Home Thurs 6—Sat 8 Apr. 9.45pm. Rick Zoltowski. who made a hit previously with his madcap Polish Count. invites you once again to tour his stately cupboard.

Mime Workshoplor Beginners Sat 1 & Sun2 Apr. 10am—4pm. £20 (£15) for 2 days plus a free ticket to one MTP performance. Mime Theatre Project lead a workshop for those new to mime.

Mime Workshop for People with Some Experience Wed 5—Fri 7 Apr. l-3pm. £12 (£10) for both days plus free ticket toone Nola Rae performance. For those with a little experience in mime. workshops led by Nola Rae.

Clown and Circus Workshops for Kids Sat 8 is Sun 9 Apr. Rick Zowltowksi explains some circus skills for kids: Sat 8th. 5 - 7 year olds. 10am—-noon. £2. Sun 9th.8— 12 year olds. l0am—noon. l~-4pm. £4 forthe day.

Edinburgh Playwrights' Workshops 'I‘hursdays.‘ 7pm. £1 (50p). Weekly in the studio theatre. new plays are read. Thurs 23: Thatxlrea. . . Coloured (ireen by Sheila Little focuses on a sudden revelation fora master craftsman. Thurs 30: .llaggie May by \'al (iovan looks at the plight of a woman and her teenage daughter. as she struggles with her drunken husband. Thurs 6: Robert Burns Meets theJolly Beggars by Marjory (ireig is a dramatisation of the Cantata by Robert Burns. for which music has been written by Margaret Sinclair.

Traverse Theatre Workshops Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Traverse continues its popular series of workshops for people interested in practising various aspects of theatre. For full details and prices please contact the theatre.


Busted Thurs 6 Apr. The Mandela'l‘heatre Company launch their first tour with a new play by John McKenzie that tells what happens between the date when Kenny moves into Mike's flat. and the day Mike is busted on a drugs charge.


This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. We give detailed listings onlylor periods when they are in the Central Belt area. There is a phone numberioreach company. however. should you require more information. Unless otherwise specified. the number alter each venue listed isthe telephone number for ticket enquiries for that particular evening (please note. this is not always the venue number).

I Busted The Mandela Theatre from the (iateway Exchange. Edinburgh launch out on their first tour. with a new play by John McKenzie which relates what happens between the time when Kenny moves into Mike's flat. and the day when Mike is busted for drugs. For more details please call Mandela Theatre Company on 0312297455.

Triangle Arts Centre. l’ilton. lidinlmrgh Thurs 6 Apr. Tour continues.

I Dead Dad Dog and Sheila The Traverse Theatre Company launch out on a tour of two plays that were very successful at last year's Scottish Accents' festival of new writing. See Review.

Brunton Theatre. .llassellmrgh Thurs 23 Mar. 7.45pm. ()31 665 2240. Arts (iia'ld. Shotts Fri 24 Mar. 7.30pm. 0501 21826. l’aislev A rts ( 'entre. l’aislev Sat 25 Mar. 7.30pm. 041 887 1010. .tler'hanies. Burn/e) Wed 29 & Thurs 30 Mar. 0282 30005. (ireen Room. .‘llanehester Fri 31 Mar s- Sat 1 Apr. 7.30pm. 061 236 1677. Iindol Tour.

I Howard Carter's Amazing Ouest forthe Tomb olTutenkamen A new comedy by Harry ( Loadsamoney. Stavros) linfield and Bryan Iilsley. purporting to tell the true tale of what happened w hen I loward

Carter set off for Tutenkamen‘s tomb. For1 further details please call Borderline on 0292 281010.

Aberdeen .4 rts ( ‘entre. Aberdeen Fri 24 & Sat 25 Mar. 7.30pm. 0224 641 I22. Endof Tour.

I Long Story Short 7:84 Scotland. already touring with The Sash (see below). start a new tour with an evening of short plays from Scottish writers. See Review. For more details please call 7:84 on 041 331 2219.

.‘Ilitchell Theatre. (ilasgow Mon 20—Sat 25 Mar. 7.30pm. ('ran'furrl 'I‘heatre. Jordan/it'll. (ilasgow' Mon 28-Wed 29 Mar. 7.30pm. Palace Theatre. Kilmurtlm'k Thurs 30& Fri 31 Mar. 7.30pm. lindof Tour.

I The Sash 7:84 Scotland continue to tour a fine. funny and thoughtful production of Hector MacMillan‘s hugely popular comedy about religions bigotry . l-‘or more details please call 7:84 on 041 331 22 19. Pavilion Theatre. Glasgow Mon 20 Mar—Wed 1 April. End ofTour.

I A View From the Bridge Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre Company take Touring their fine production of Arthur Miller'smodern American tragedy. for more details please call Royal Lyceum. Edinburgh on 031 2299697.

MaeRo/rertxl rts Centre. Stirling Mon 20—Sat 25 Mar. lirlen Court Theatre. lnverness Mon 28 Mar—Tue 4 Apr. [find of Tour.



Funny Farm Evening Third Eye Centre, Sauchichall Street, Glasgow, 041 332 7521. 8pm. £3.50 (2.50). Comedy from The Funny Farm team -- stand-ups Bruce Morton, Gordon Robertson, Stu Who and Parrot. Plus special guests.


Rock and Comedy Fury Murrys, 96 Maxwell Street, Glasgow. 041 221 6511. 9.30pm. £2.50. Stand-up. Stu Who. in the company of Beautiful Suit and Runaway Trains.


Cabaret Evening Gilded Balloon Theatre, Cowgatc, Edinburgh. 031 225 3013/ 031 225 4463. 9.30pm. Doors open 8.30pm. £4 (£3). Armando lenucci, presenter of Bite the Wax and writer of The Daily Sketch, together with Funny Farmers. Bruce Morton and Gordon Robertson.


Cabaret Evening Gilded Balloon Theatre, Cowgate, Edinburgh. 9.30pm. Doors open 8.30pm. See above. Friday 30th.


Funny Farm Evening the Mission. Battlefield Road, Glasgow. 9pm. Comedy from the Funny Farm comedians. plus Kevin Kopfstein's curious combination of comedy and magic. and off the wall stuff from Boris Vesta.

ROCK and Comedy The Venue, Calton Road. Edinburgh. 031 557 3073. 9.30pm. £2.50. Stu Who provides the comedy. The Rainmates, Last Minute and Blue Monkey

Experience provide the rock.

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