programme makes the frightening claim that (‘annon and Ball. the stars ofthis show. are more popular than Morecambe and Wise. .lohn Lennon once made a similar sort ofcomment. I recall. This play by Michael Pertwee is their first scripted comedy and is directed by Brian Rix.

Not With A Bang! Mon 1w Sat 24June. Mon-Tri 7.30pm; Sat 5pm 5.- 8pm. £3—£5.50. .Mike Harding's new comedyis based on Lysistrata. In the Aristophanes original the women of Athens refuse to sleep with their men until they endtheir war with Sparta. Iixactly 2.4(leearslater the women are ret‘tising sexual contact until their partners leave the territorial army. I suppose the moral of all this isthat aggression like comedy is timeless. Spider‘s Web Mon 26June-—Sat 1 July. Mon liri 7.30pm: Sat 5pm ck 8pm. £4.50 ((‘onccssions available ). The (‘olin McIntyre Repertory Playersare presenting a season of four thrillers at the King's. They open in traditional whodunnit style w ith Agatha (‘hristie's I954 mystery.

I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 l ligh Street. 556 9579. Box ( )ffice.

10am 4.30pm. 7 9pm perf. evgs. ('afe. [Access: R. Facilities: \\’('. “'8. Ii. (3. B. R. Help: A. AA]

A Midsummer Night‘s Dream lTntiI Sat 17 June. 7.30pm. £2.50(£l .50). The final production by 'l‘elford ('ollege's Performance foundation (‘ourse students is directed by Sandy Neilson and servesas a prelude to this year's Iidinburgh Old Town l-‘estival whose theme is Midsummer

The Last of the Lairds Tues 20-Sat 24June. ".30pm. Matinee on Sat 24 at 2.30pm. £4 (£2.50). The ( )ld Town Season kicksoff with 'l‘heatre (‘o-op's adaptation ofthe classic Scottish comic novel by John (ialt. Allan Sharpe has focussed on intrigue. money and marriage in reworkingthe novel for his highly -rated company. See Ncyys.

I ROYAL LYCEUM (irindlay Street. 229


GillSSIAiltEi EDINBURGH New plays for Summcr1989

SatiOJune-Sat 1 July 7.30pm JUST FRANK by Vince Iioxhall ' Directed by Kim Dambaek {‘2}... g . Designed by Kathy Strachan ' g .

Communicado presents


’A woman risks her life to defy an unjust and inhuman law.’

Tuesday 13 - Saturday 17 June 8.00pm £4.50 (£3.00 concession)

American Connexion presents

Sillll fllBIlT

’A boy and woman... light years apart. heir choice means everything.

Thursday 22 - Saturday 24 June i 8.00pm g £3.00 (£2.00 concession)


LW. Bate I Bar

Open iOam - 5 m

Monday - Satur ay, Late during performances



Sat 8—Sat 29 July 7.30pm

INES DE CASTRO A Portugese Tragedy by John Clifford Directed by Ian Brown Designed by Paul Brown

TICKETS £4.75 Concession £2.50 BOX OFFICE 031226 2633.


Alan Ayckboum UNTIL 8 JULY

"Hilarioust inventive” Iim Hiley, The Listener Mon-Sat 7.45pm (tickets from £2.50)

Matinee 24 June 3.15pm All seats £3.00


9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest ’Cafe. [.Access: P. L. Facilites: WC. WS. AS. E. (i. B. R. T. Help: A. AA]. (TheatreSaver Concession (‘ards cost £1 . last all year. give £1 off the full price each time you come for you and a friend available to ()APs. L'B40s. Students. Disabled and YTS scheme) Tickets for Lyceum productions are also available at the Ticket (’entre. Waverley Bridge; branches of AT May's Travel and the Queen's I Tall. ('Ierk Street.

Woman in Mind L'ntil Sat 8 July. 7.45pm. Sat 24 June Mat 3. 15pm. £2.50—£5.50. Alan Ayckbourn's 1986 comedy in which fantasy and reality come face to face.

~ Susan is ignored by her family and pretty

fed up. but a knock on the head bringsan

' imaginary and far more agreeable family

(031) 229 9697

into her life. See Review and Plays In Print.

I ST OSWALOS Montpelier Park. Bruntsfield.

George and A Separate Peace Wed 2 l-Sat 24 June. 7.30pm. £2 (£1 ). Iidinburgh Youth Theatre in a double bill by Derek Hickman and Tom Stoppard.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 I lamilton Place. 226 5425. Box ()ffice Mon—Sat 9.30am --5.30pm. Bar. (‘afe. [Accessz PPA. R. Facilities: W6. WS. AS. Ii. (i. Help: AA]

Antigone Ifntil Sat 17 June. 8pm. £4.50 (£3). (‘ommunicado stage a new translation of Sophocles‘ play by Maureen Lawrence. There is specially commissioned music and a cast that includes Patricia Ross. Myra McI‘adyen and (ierard Mulgrew.

Solo Flight Thurs 22— Sat 24 June. 8pm, £3 (£2). American ('onncsion's futuristic drama is set in Texas after a nuclear holocaust and intermingles romance with problems of communication. See Preview. I TRAVERSE THEATRE l 12 West Bow. (irassmarkct. 226 2633. Box ()ffice Tue—Sat 10am— 8pm. Sun 6 10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket ('entre. Market Street. [Access: St. Facilities: Ii. Help: AA]

Just Franlt L'ntil Sat lJuly, 7.30pm. £4.75 (£2.50). The Traverse summer season kicksoff with Vince I-"tixliall's play about Frank (iilchrist. the Iidinburgh-born Falklands' veteran who contracted AIDS after becoming a junkie. It isa powerful and funny play about survival against the odds. Not suitable for children under 16 years. See Review.


This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. We give detailed listings onlytor periods when they are in the Central Belt area.

I Antigone (‘ommunicado tour Scotland with their new translation ofSophocles' tragic story of resistance against an injust law.

'I‘lieatre Workshop. Iz'dinburg/t lfntil 17 June. 8pm. 031 226 5425. Peri/i 'l‘lieatre Tue 20 Wed 21 June. 8pm. 073821031 . The National Hotel. Ding wall Thurs 22 June. 8pm. 0349 83085 1. l.'nit-er.mlllall. Find/torn Fri 23 June. Spm. 0309 30397. I’enieuik Town Hall Wed 28 June. 8pm. 0968 73234. The Harbour Arts ( 'entre. Irvine Thurs 29 June. 7.45pm. 0294 74059. I Harmony ROW. Wildcat's latest musical comedy is a timely stab at the Poll Tax and comes with the backing of NAI.(i( ) aspart of the STL'(‘ anti-tax campaign. Peter Arnott and Peter Mullan‘s play is set in a street whose nomination for a Neig/rbour/iood oft/1e Year award is threatened by the non-payment campaign ofone of its residents. Private and public politics. music and jokes. For more details calltl4l 9540000.

Dundee Rep L'ntil Sat 17 June. 7.45pm ( at Sat 17 Mat at 3pm). (0382) 23530. (’hure/i Hill Theatre. Edinburgh Mon 26June. 7.30pm. (131 228 1155. Hamilton. White/till ( 'ivie (‘entre Tue 27June. 7.30pm. 0698 282323 ex 241. Kirkintilloe/i


Theatre's Spinning-t Line Season. For further details phone 041 339 8655.

I When the World was Young (‘Iyde [Inity

i 7.30pm. High School. I’or! (ilttsgow'l'hurs

Town Hall Wed 28 June. 7.30pm. 041 772 3210. Helensburgh. Victoria Hall Thurs 29 June. 7.30pm. 0436 72151 . Tour continues. I Killing Me Softly and AIDS Sketches (‘lyde Unity Theatre is finishing its week of community theatre in the Drumchappel area of Glasgow. fivery afternoon until Fri 16 June they are performing a series of devised sketches and scenes based on issues arising from AIDS and HIV. There is back-up from organisations like Scottish AIDS Monitor and each show is followed by a discussion. Every evening apart from Friday. John Binnie's play Killing Me Softly will be staged and then on the Friday the re's a Safe Wine/iin' ( ’eilidh with free condoms available. Phone ()41 339 8655 for more details. Kingsridge ( 'ormnunitv ('entre Thurs 15. 1. 15pm and 7.30pm. Unemployed Workers ( 'entre. Hecla l’lat‘e Fri If). 12 noon ()lit-ers Fri 16. 8pm (Ceilidh). I Last ol the Lairds Allan Sharpe‘s adaptation of John (ialt's hilarious novel for Theatre (‘o-op continues its Scottish tour. More details on 031 3376819or041 423 4928. Kin/oe/iewe Village Hall Thurs 15 June. 8pm. Ballaeltulis/i It'll/age Hall Fri 16 June. 8pm. Ardrisliaig Hall Sat l7June. 8pm. .N'et/ierbow 'I'lieatre. Iidinburg/i'I'ues 20 Sat 24. 7,30pm. I Not Waving to coincide with its first anniversary celebrations. Buckhav en St Andrews Theatre is mounting a short tour of(‘atherine Ilayes' night-club tragic comedy Not Having. Phone 0592 715577 for more details. Hilt‘klltll‘t’ll .S'txtndrews Theatre Mon 19 June. h’pm. £3 (£2). ('owane ( ‘entre. Stirling Tue 20 June. 8pm. £3 (£2). ( ran-ford ( entre. St Andrews Wed 21 Thurs 22 June. 8pm. £3 (£2). .S't (‘olum/m's. (ilenrotltes Fri 23 June. 8pm. £3 (£2). I Shang-a-lang ('lyde t'nity Theatre slip back in time to 1974 when there was nothing more important in life than the Ray (‘ity Rollers. You might have seen Aileen Ritchie's latest play. Asking For]! in one of the double-bills in tthraverse

l'ietoria Halls. Sine/air Street. Helenslmrgli Sat 17 June. 7.30pm. Drtmn'liapel (flit ‘. Her/a Place Mon 19 June. 7.30pm. I’ort Glasgow. HfgltSt‘hool I’ri 23 & Sat 24 June. 7.30pm.

Theatre are keeping busy at the moment touring two shows around Scotland. This one is John Binnic’s play about fouradults looking back at their playground past. See Review I The Factory. l’ort Glasgow Wed 21 June. '

22 June. 7.30pm.



I The Comic Club Blacktriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant (‘ityg (ilasgow , 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3). Baropen

S30pm midnight. Things are desperately quiet on the cabaret front this issue. sothe now fortnightly ('omic (‘lub is even more welcome than normal. This weekend absurdist stand-up Parrot tops the bill. lie is ably supported by ('athy and ( 'Iare from the I‘unny I-‘arm and Martha McBrier who won last year‘s Sovou think you're/unity. . .f’ contest in Mayfest. A new feature ofthe Iiriday night shows is a New ( 'omie Spot and Matt Love is the man takingthe plunge this time.


I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant (‘ityx (ilasgow. 552

32 The List 16 29 June 21989