5 pantomime directed by Michael Boyd.


Chlovyek production. It paints a comic and striking picture of Moscow as a group of three voung men drink their way througha crate of cinzano. See Review. I Peter is. Penny's Panto Thurs 7 Dec—Sun 1.IJan (not Mons). £5 (£3). 7.30pm (except 24 Dec 5.30pm). Mats at 1.30pm on 8.9. 12—14. 16. 19F21 . 23. 26. 28.30 Dec. 2. 6. 10. 13Jan. llalfprice preview7 Dec. Panto Elaine C. Smith stars asthe (iovan Fairy in Alex Norton‘s Glaswegian

Puppets Peter and Penny are sent off on a mission to recover Merlin's stolen magic wand.


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

Yerma Until Sat 25 Nov. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50,£2). Edinburgh University Theatre Company tackle the second in Lorca's trilogy ofpeasant tragedies. Social convention and sexual hypocricy bear down on an infertile Andalusian woman. See Review.

New Director's Production Wed 29 Nov. 1.30pm.£1.50(£1).Lunchtimetheatre with IiUTC.

The Murder of Federico Garcia Lorca Tue 5—Sat 9 Dec. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50’£2). Colirt Teevan's new tragi-comedy is a surrealist speculation around the last hoursof Lorca's life. It is performed by the Edinburgh University Theatre Company. See Preview.

TV Dinner Wed 6 Dec. 1.30pm. £1.50(£1). Lunclttime theatre with [{L'TC.

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

Animal Farm Until Sat 25 Nov. 7.30pm. £4.25 (£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 ofthe theatre's highly popular version of TlieJtmgle Book. See Review.

Uranium 235 Wed 29 Nov—Fri 1 Dec.

7.30pm. £3 (£2). Debut performance for T the Brunton Youth Theatre is a play by the

recently deceased Ewan MacColl. Written in the 1950s. it explores issues arisingout of nuclear fission and has a strongly pacifist bent.

Ali Macbaba and the Tomb of Doom Wed 6 Dec—Sat 6Jan. 7.30pm. Matsat 2.30pm on & 6 Jan. Panto A blend of Indianajones and the A rahiun .N'ighls‘ come together in this Scottish panto directed by Charles Nowosielski and written by David Swan. I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155.

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

The Unexpected Guest Wed 29 Nov—Sat 2 Dec. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). In true Agatha Christie tradition. the audience at this production by The Makars will have a chance to guess the murderer and win a bottle of wine. Perhaps the Metropolitan Police could introduce a similar system.

I GILOEO BALLOON 233 Cowgate. 225 3013 225 4463.

More cabaret next issue.

I KING'S THEATRE 2 Levcn Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: PPA. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. E. G. B. Help: AA]

The 1989 Scout and Guide Gang Show Until Sat 25 Nov. 7.15pm. Sat Mat2.15pm.

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Phil Cool Sun 26 Nov. 8.30pm. £5—£8.50. See Cabaret.

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood Tue 5 Dec—Sat 17 Feb. 7pm. (Mats at 2. 15pm). £5—£7. Panto The King‘s is claimingto have the biggest pantomime in the United Kingdom this year. Anita Ilarris and Una McLean are topping the bill of stars. Allen Stewart and Russell Hunter play the robbers.

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

The Bronx Jew Until 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 Lisl‘s 1 litlist during this year‘s Edinburgh Fringe. See Review.

Batqulne & Roberta Until Sat 25 Nov. 9.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). See Cabaret. Maisie‘s Christmas Concert Wed 6—Sat 23 Dec. 7pm. Fri & Sat Mats at 2.30pm. £3 (£2). Panto The Netherbow‘s Christmas show is aimed at 4—8 year olds and is written by Aileen Paterson and Natasha Gerson.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590.

Cats Until 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. ifultimately forgetablc. reading ofT.S. Eliot's ()Id Possums Book of Practical Cats. If The List'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. Sec Review.

I ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe. [Access: P. L. Facilites: WC. W5. AS. E. G. B. R. T. Help: A. AA]. Ticketsfor Lyceum productions are also available at the TicketCentre. Waverley Bridge; branches of AT May‘s Travel and the Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street.

The Slab Boys Fri 24 Nov—Sat 9 Dec. 7.45pm. Mats at 3.15pm on 2 & 9Dec. £4—£6.50. The Royal Lyceum gets dangerously contemporary as it revives the first play in John Byrne’s celebrated Teddy-boy trilogy. see Preview. Cinderella Tue 5 Dec—Sat 6Jan. £2—£8. 10am schools performance on 5—8. 11-15 Dec. 2pm schools performance on 5—8.

1 1—14. 18—21 Dec. 2pm public perf 23 Dec 2.30pm public perf 16. 22. 26—29 Dec. 3—6 Jan. 5pm public perf23. 30 Dec. 7pm public perf 15—22. 26—29 Dec. 2—6 Dec. 8pm public perf23. 30 Dec. Panto Stuart Paterson has gone back to the original Cinderella tale for this year's family Christmas show which has an almost Medieval feel to it. The Royal Lyceum has built up a reputation for enchantingly spectacular seasonal entertainment.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. E.G. The exhibitions are still up and the excellent cafe still open. but the next theatre will be the Theatre Workshop's 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. [Access: St. Facilities: E. Help: AA]

Beverley’s Butcher Until Sun 26 Nov. 7.30pm. £2.50. Director and writer. Mary Cassidy. is the latest person to benefit from a Traverse Springboard Commission

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