Poets: Readings and Discussion Sun 19 Nov. 2.30—4.30pm. See New Beginnings Feature.

I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive. 423 9527. Tickets from Ticket Centre 041 227 5511 [Help: AA]

HowTo Kill Until Sun 11 Nov. 7.30pm. Extra shows at 9.30pm on Fri. Sat 61: Sun. Speakeasy theatre company performs its Edinburgh Fringe First-winning play based on the writings of Keith Douglas. See Review.

I Ward 6 Thurs 23—Sat 25 Nov. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50 concession available Thursday only). The Moscow Pushkin Theatre Company improvise every performance of this fascinating production. Based on a short story by Chekhov. the action takes place within a four-sided set and the

' audience (limited to 65 people) sneaksa look in from the outside. Workers and patients in a mental hospital challenge our idea of physical and spiritual freedom. See Preview in New Beginnings Feature.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 552 4267. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon—8pm; Sun 12.30—1 1pm. Closed Mondays. [Access: R. ST. Facilities: WS. E. G. R. B. Help: AA].

I Cinzano Thurs 9—Sun 26 Nov. 7.30pm. £5 (£4)/£2.50 (£2). Thurs 9:11alfPrice Preview. A new translation of one ofthe USSR‘s most popular plays is directed by Roman Kozak with an all-Scottish cast in this joint Tron and Chlovyek production. it paints a comic and striking picture of Moscow as a group of three young men drink their way through a crate of Cinzano. See New Beginnings Feature.


I DEDLAM THEATRE Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: St. Facilities: WS. G. B. Help: AA]

The Duchess of Malti Until Sat 1 1 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50/£2). Edinburgh University Theatre Company revive Jon Webster's gruesome Renaissance tragedy with a promise ofdark deeds in the dank recessesofthe Bedlam. See Review.

Light in the Machine Wed 15 Nov. 1.30pm. £1.50(£1).Lunch-time studentdrama. Yerma Sat l8—Sat 25 Nov (not Tue 21). 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50/£2). Edinburgh University Theatre Company tackle the second in Lorca's trilogy ofpeasant tragedies. Social convention and sexual hypocrisy bear down on an infertile Andalusian woman.

Sink The Belgrano Wed 22 Nov. 1.30pm.

£1 .50(£l ). This week’s lunch-time student play is Berkoff‘s Falkland farce.

I DRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. B. Help: AA]

Good Until 11 Nov. 7.30pm. £4.25(£3). The third in a series of plays at the Brunton that have considered life in Nazi Germany. Good is Glasgow-born C.P. Taylor‘s investigation of how someone can become a fascist. See Review.

Playwrights Workshop Sat 18 Nov. £1. 2—5pm. Come along to hear and discuss the reading ofa new play.

Black Widow Until Fri 10 Nov. 10.15pm. Pageant Players. a locally-based amateur company. present a short new play by Judy Harman about the problems faced by a disabled and widowed woman.

Animal Farm Wed 15—Sat 25 Nov. 7.30pm. £4.25 (£3.50). Wed 15 special first night

price £2.75 (£3.50). The Brunton Theatre mounts its own version of this George Orwell adaptation which was first seen at the National Theatre. The stylised movement in this political allegory will resemble that of the theatre‘s highly popular version of The Jungle Book.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningsidc Road. 228 1155.

The Anniversary Until Sat 11 Nov. 7.30pm. £2.50. A black comedy by Bill Macllwraith. revolving around a woman whose possesiveness defeats two of her sons and infuriates her third. It‘s only the interference ofone son‘s fiancee that breaks the stalemate. Davidsons Mains Dramatic Club bounce through the farce. Bedroom Farce Thurs 16—Sat 18 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). (Booking enquiries on 667 6494). Proceeds of the Thurs 16 performance will go to SPCA. The Mercators present Alan Ayckbourn‘s comedy for which the back-stage crew have had to rustle together three double beds of totally different specifications. Director is Maragaret Tomlinson. a professional drama tutor. who also directed the Mercators‘ golden jubilee production of Pride and Prejudice. The action moves from bedroom to bedroom as four couples enact their individual stories.

Waters of the Moon Wed 22—Sat 26 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). N.C Hunter's 1951 atmospheric and comic drama is staged here by Edinburgh Civil Service Dramatic Society. it tells the tale ofa groupof wealthy extroverts who get caught in a snowstorm and are forced to land upon a run-down hotel and its unsuspecting guests. Jealousy. romance. tenderness and comedy follow. Kenneth Mackenzie directs.

I EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY English Department Drama Laboratory. 19 Hill Place.

La Lorca Sat 11 Nov. 8pm. A poetry performance by wild and radical Californian poet. La Lorca. who combines social criticism with autobiography.

I GILDED BALLOON 233 Cowgate. 225 3013225 4463.

Judy Pascoe and Robert Llewelyn Fri 17—Sat 18 Nov. 9.30pm. £4.50 (£3.50). See Cabaret Listings.

I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Accessz PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. E. G. B. Help: AA]

Pride of the Forth Until Sat 11 Nov. Mon— Fri. 7.30pm: Sat 5pm & 8pm. £3—£4.5(). See Cabaret.

Ramon Villar's Flamenco Playa Dance Company Wed 15 Nov. 7.30pm. £3.50—£5.50. See Dance Listings.

The 1989 Scout and Guide Gang Show Mon 20-Sat 25 Nov. 7.15pm. Sat Mat2. 15pm. £3—£4.75. See Cabaret.

I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box Office. 10am—4.30pm. 7—9pm perf. cvgs. Cafe. [Accessz R. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. B. R. Help: A.AA]

The Bronx Jew Wed 15—Sat 25 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). John McColl‘s comedy is about the frustrated ambitions of Duncan who dreams of being a stand-up comedian. but is hampered by financial and domestic problems. Presented by the increasingly successful Mandela Theatre Company who made it big on The List's Hitlist during this year‘s Edinburgh Fringe. See Preview.

Batquine & Roberta Wed 15—Sat 25 Nov. 9.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). See Cabaret.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590.

Cats Thurs 16 Nov—Sat 3 Feb. 7.30pm. Wed & Sat Mat 2.30pm. £6.50—£12.50. Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s feline musical is an elaborate and entertaining. if ultimately forgettable. reading ofT.S. Eliot‘s Old Possams Book of Practical Cats. If The Lt’st's calculator is working correctly. we reckon that up to 300.000 people will see this production in

Edinburgh alone. There‘s a moral in there somewhere. See Feature.

I ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on port. cvgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe. [Accessz P. L. Facilites: WC. W8. AS. E. G. B. R. T. Help: A. AA].

Othello Until Sat 18 Nov. 7.45pm. £2.50—£8. Racial prejudice and sexual jealousy combine in Shakespeare's tragedy. See Review.

I THEATRE ON THE HILL Queen Margaret College. Clerwood Terrace. 339 811 1 ext 299.

Inner Voices Until Sat 11 Nov. 7.30pm. £2 (£1). Described as solemn force and knoekaboat tragedy. Eduardo de Filippo‘s play is about a man who dreams a murder and causes a wave ofworry.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Accessz PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. E.G. Help: AA]

The exhibitions are still up and the excellent cafe still open. but the next theatre will be the Theatre Workshop green Christmas show.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Market Street. [Accessz St. Facilities: E. Help: AA]

Elena and Robert Until Sun 12. 7.30pm.

£4.75 (£2.50). Another highly-rated play

from this year‘s Edinburgh Fringe. The Wilde Player‘s tragedy is set in an institutional home for the elderly and the ‘mentally confused’ where two ofthe inmates strike up a love affair. Don‘t be put off by the grim setting. this German translation is well worth seeing.

Choir Practice Thurs 9 Nov. 7pm. £1 (50p). An unexpected turn of events during Thursday evening choir-practice forms the basis of Liz Harc‘s play. which is read by Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop. Stay around for a discussion afterwards. Hitler’s Women Tues 14—Sun 19 Nov. 7.30pm. £4.75 (£2.50). FoursightTheatre in their own written and devised

production about Eva Braun. Hitler‘s salesgirl mistress whom he married just before theirjoint suicide. and Unity Mitford. the upper-class compulsive rebel who shot herself when the country she loved declared war on the man she adored. Foursight Theatre specialise in women‘s biographical theatre.

The Last Egg Thurs 16 Nov. 7pm. £1 (50p). For some reason Lee Gershuny prefers to be known as Leeala which may or may not have some bearing on her play about a barren woman and a suicidal egg. which is given a first reading by Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop. A discussion follows. as well it might.

Bentley's Butcher Tue 21—Sun 26 Nov. 7.30pm. £2.50. Director and writer. Mary Cassidy. is the latest person to benefit from a Traverse Springboard Commission to help develop her skills in creating new and innovative theatre. Her play follows a series of mysterious events sparked off by the disappearance of the local drama teacher. See Preview.

Writers Workshop Sat 18 Nov. 10am. £12 (£8) for three days. The first ofthree all-day workshops is lead by Iain Heggie and aimed at experienced writers and those who have already attended Traverse Writers Workshops.

Hugo's Voices Thurs 23 Nov. 7pm. £1

(50p). Jim Gracie explores the boundries between reality and imagination in his new play read by Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop who follow up with a discussion.


I Granny Kettles Cake The Edinburgh Puppet Company take their children's lively. musical and comic tale about old age in our community out on a tour ofthe nation. More details on 031 554 6297. Greenoek Arts Guild Sat 1 1 Nov. 3pm & 7pm. Paisley Arts Centre Fri 17 Nov. 2pm & 7pm. Tour continues.

I Great Expectations As The List's readership continues to expand and develop. we’ve been finding that our Middle Eastern readers are being increasingly neglected. To make amends. here is a tour schedule of the'l'raverse‘s revival ofTAG‘s excellent adaptation of the Dickens classic. which many ofour readers at home will be anxious to travel thousands of miles to see. For more details call 031 226 2633 and ask for the International Travel department. National Theatre. Cairo Thurs ‘L-Sal 1 1 Nov. 9pm. Said Darwis/z Theatre. Alexandria Mon l3—Tuc 14 Nov. 8pm. Shri Dam Centre. Del/ti Mon 2(Fl'ues 21 Nov. 3pm & 7pm. Birla Sub/raga '1 ‘lteatre. Calcutta Thurs 23 Nov. 3pm & 7pm. Fri 24 Nov. 1 lam & 7pm. Tourcontinues.



I Revue-inn The Situation East Kilbride Village Theatre. Maxwell Drive.()3552 48669. 7.30pm. Musical cabaret and comedy from Chameleon Theatre Company.

I Pride ofthe Forth King's Theatre. 2 Leven Street. Edinburgh 229 1201. Bar. 7.30pm. £3—£4.50. Radio Forth brings together a host of Scottish variety acts like Johnny Beattie and the Tartan Lads.

I The MSIIIS St Bride's (.‘ommunity Centre. Edinburgh. 8.15pm. Batquine 8: Roberta bring their Doric wit down for a short tour of Edinburgh. A mixture ofAberdonian songs. sketches. rants and raps about being female and Scottish.


I The Comic Club Blackfriars. 45 Albion Street. Merchant City. Glasgow. 552 5924. 9pm. £4.50 (£3). Baropen 8.30pm—midnight. Still the only regular venue for stand-up comedy (though anew venture is on the way). tonight‘s line-up features Stu Who‘.’ with his neat line in Glasgow patter. Cathy & Clare. featuring

Clare Hemphill and Naked Vttlmfs Kate Donnelly. Gary Hagen. asaeeessjir/

newcomer. and Lynn fergasson taking the

New ( ‘omie Spot.

I Revue-ing The Situation East Kilbride

Village Theatre. Maxwell Drive.()3552

48669. 7.30pm. See Fri 10.

I La Loca Edinburgh University. Iinglish

Department Drama Laboratory. 19 1 lill

Place. 8pm. A poetry performance by wild , 0\:.« . ‘l‘ [I

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