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The First Green Christmas Show. by Stuart Hepburn.


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By Stuart Paterson from the original fairytale


Ticlzets still available tor some performances of this magical Christmas show. if; All the lamin will love it. 'I‘iclizets from ‘- EZJSU- £8.00. V). price for Children.

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I Peter 8: Penny’s Panto Thurs 7 Dec—Sun 14Jan (not Mons). £5 (£3). 7.30pm (except 24 Dec 5.30pm). Mats at 1.30pm on 8.9. 12-14. 16. l9—21.23.26. 28.30 Dec. 2. 6. 10. l3Jan. llalfprice preview7 Dec. Panto Elaine C. Smith stars asthe Govan Fairy in Alex Norton's Glaswegian pantomime directed by Michael Boyd. Puppets Peter and Penny are sent off on an mission to recover Me rlin‘s stolen magic wand.


I OEOLAM THEATRE Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: St. Facilities: WS. ('i. B. Help: AA]

The Murder at Federico Garcia Lorca Until Sat 9 Dec. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50 £2). ('olin 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. The Real McCoy Wed 13Dec. 1.30pm.

£1 .50(£l ). The last ofthisterm's lunchtime performances by liL’TC.

A Christmas Carol Wed l3—Tue 19 Dec. 7pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). There was a time when Christmases had to be white. Now. it seems. (ireen is the thing tobe. F.nvironmentally aware theatre company. The Last of the Dodos. manage tomix Charles Dickens with pantomime fun and games and still find time to squeeze in a good word or two for conservation.

I BRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC. WS. ti. (3. B. Help: AA]

Ali Macbaba and the Tomb ol Doom Until Sat 6 Jan. 7.30pm. Mats at 2.30pm on 7.9. 11.13. 16.18.20. 23. 2o. 27. 30 Dec. 3 (S16 Jan. Panto A blend of Indiana Jones and the Arabian Nights in this Scottish panto directed by Charles Nowosielski and written by David Swan.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155.

The Queen at Hearts Wed l3—-Sat 16Dec. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 2.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). Panto Leitheatre's contribution to the festive merriment is loosely based on the celebrated nursery rhyme and features music by liric MacLeod and the book by John Crocker.

Pantomime Wed 20—301)ec. 7.30pm. The [Edinburgh People‘s Theatre‘s seasonal bash is directed by Colin Peter.

I CRAIGMILLAR FESTIVAL SOCIETY'S ART CENTRE 58 Newcraighall Road. Craigmillar. 669 8432.

The Golden Goose Mon ll—Sat 16Dec.

£1 .50 (75p). Panto Traditional story complete with corny jokes and feathered friend in Craigmillar's Christmas entertainment.

I GILOEO BALLOON 233 Cowgate. 225 3013 225 4463.

The Core Tour Fri 8 & Sat 9 Dec. 9.30m. £4.50(£3.50). See Cabaret.

I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat l0am—8pm Bar. |Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. ii. (i. B. Help: AA]

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood Until Sat 17 Feb. 7pm. (Matsat 2.15pm).£5—£7. Panto The King's is claiming to have the biggest pantomime in the United Kingdom this year. Anita Harris and Una McLean are topping the bill of stars. Allen Stewart and Russell Hunter play the robbers.

I MUIRHOUSE PRIMARY .Vluirhouse Place West. 343 2275.

The Horse That Saved the World Wed l3—Fri 15 Dec. 7.30pm. 50p. Panto The Muirhouse Festival Association presents their fourth annual pantomime. It's been put together by 50 local volunteers who have conceived. written. designed. built and sewn their most extravagant festive entertainment to date. It features a mad. book-burning librarian. a sozzled Santa and disco-dancing baddies. Should be a lititit.

I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box Office. 10am-4.30pm.7-9pmperf. evgs. Cafe. |Access: R. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. B. R. Help: A. AA]

Maisie's Christmas Concert Until Sat 23 Dec. 7pm. Fri 6’; 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 Cierson.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE (ireenside 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 forgettable. reading ofT.S. Eliot‘s ()ld Possum '5 [look of Practical ( ’als. Choose your restaurant carefully. should you be eating out on Leith Walk when the show ends. unless you find that listening toall the other patrons whistling Memories is an aid to your digestion.

I PORTOBELLO TOWN HALL Portobello High Street. Portobello. Tickets from Stephen McIntyre Estate Agents. 158 Portobello High Street. 657 4298.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarls Mon ll—Sat 16 Dec. 2pm & 7.30pm. Gillian McNeill and Amanda Whitehead. of Take the High Road 'fame'. star alongside a local dance school who play the dwarfs. I ROYAL LYCEUM (irindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest Cafe. |Access: P. L. Facilites: WC. WS. AS. ti. (i. B. R. T. Help: A. AA]. Ticketsfor Lyceum productions are also available at the Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge; branches of AT May's Travel and the Queen's l lall. Clerk Street. The Slab Boys Until Sat 9 Dec. 7.45pm. Mats at 3. 15pm on 9 Dec. £4—£6.50. The Royal Lyceum gets unusually contemporary as it revives the first play in John Byrne's celebrated Teddy-boy trilogy. Paisley patter and comic exageration as the boys in the slab room banter their way through the play. The show will tour to Aberdeen and lnverness in the New Year. See Review. Cinderella Until Sat 612m. £2—£8. 10am schools performance on 5—8. 11—15 Dec. 2pm schools performance on 5—8. 11—14. 18—21 Dec. 2pm public perf 23 Dec. 2.30pm public pert 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 perf 23. 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. See Review. I ST ORIOE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. Tickets from Theatre Workshop Box Office 226 5425 Waving at the Tide Thurs l4—Sat 16 Dec. 8pm. Regular Fringe favourites. The Kosh. join forces with The Scottish Chamber Orchestra to present an ambitious new dance play using the words of Roger McGough. See Dance Listings and Feature. I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Accessz PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W8. AS. [5.0. Help: AA]

52 The List 8— 21 December 1989