Access: P = Parking Facilities. PPA = Parkingto be Pre-Arranged. L = Level Access. R = Ramped Access. ST = Steps to negotiate.

Facilities: WC = Adapted Toilet(s). WS = Wheelchair Spaces. AS = AdjacentSeats. E = Induction Loop System. G = Guide Dogs Allowed. R = Restaurant Accessible. B = Bar Accessible. T = Adapted Telephone.

Help: A = Assistance Available. AA = Advise Venue in Advance.


Theatre is listed by city lirst. then byvenue. running in alphabetical order. Touring shows are listed separately under the relevant heading. Prices in brackets are the concessionary price. Long running shoes. unless specltied otherwise. do not run on Sundays.


I CITIZENS' THEATRE Gorbals Street. 429 0022. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. R. Help: AA]

The Sorcerer's Apprentice Until Sat 20Jan. 10am on 21 Dec. 11 & 16Jan. 2pmevery day except 22. 25 Dec. 1& 8 Jan. 5pm& 8pm on 23.26 Dec. 6. 13 & 20Jan. 7pm every day except 21 . 23. 26 Dec.6. 11.13. 16 & 20 Jan. Panto Big. simple and colourful sets capture the elusive qualities of childhood in this year's excellent Christmas offering written by Myles Rudge and directed by Giles Havergal. Funny and captivating. but above-all stylish. Recommended.

I CLYDE THEATRE Boquhanran Road. Clydebank. 951 1200. Box Office



Theatre Workshop

34 Hamilton Place

EdinburgfilEHB SAX 031 22638425

Frmayin Dec 4.30pm and 7.30pm

Saturday 23 Dec 2pm and 7.30pm

ltom Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 Dec 2pm and 5pm


MORE GREEN tor LESS MONEY Tickets £3.70 (£2.20)

T W New Cale/Bar Open 103m Late

Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Tickets also available from Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511 and allTicketlink outlets. The Greedy Giant Until Sat 6 Jan. £4.50 (£3.50)/£3.50 (£2.50). 2pm and 7.30pm every day. No performances 25. 26 Dec. 1. 2 Jan. Panto Wildcat settle into their big new home to perform one of the several Green-tinged Christmas shows on the circuit this year. The regular team of David Anderson and David MacLennan have come up with a new adventure forthe intrepid twins Betwixt and Between who starred in last year‘s The Magic Snowball. It‘s a wee bit low on jokes. but features some captivating sets. lots of audience participation and an absorbing new story with an amusingly subtle political edge. I CRAWEURD THEATREJordanhill College. 76 Southbrae Drive. Glasgow. 950 3437/3438. [Access: P. R. Facilities: WC. W3. E. G. R. B. Help: A.AA]. Peter Pan Until Sat 23 Dec. 2pm. £2. 7.30pm. £4 (£2). Purves Puppets bring their patent puppet magic to this Christmas entertainment for children. I CUMBERNAULD THEATRE Cumbernauld ()236 732887. Box Office Mon—Fri 10am—6pm: Sat 10am—3pm; 6—8pm perf. evgs Bar/Cafe. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W5. G. B. Help: A. AA]. Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp Until Sat 30 Dec. 10am weekdays until 22 Dec: 1.30pm 21 . 23. 26. 27 & 30 Dec;7.30pm until 30 Dec. £3.70 (£2.70). PantoAIaddir is a popular choice among Scottish theatres this Christmas. For its version. the Cumbernauld Theatre puts the emphasis on the original Arabian Nights tale rather than the typical pantomime image. Consequently. it‘s strong on plot and a little weaker on jokes. I EAST KILDRIDE VILLAGE THEATRE Maxwell Drive. 03552 48669. Ghost Train Sat 23 Dec. Thurs—Sat 7pm. Sat 1 . 15pm (Other shows sold out). £3 (£2). Panto Clown Jewels bringtheir spooky family Christmas show to amuse East Kilbride‘s youngsters. Cuttin' A Bug Thurs ll—Sat 13 Jan. 7.30pm. West End Theatre bring in the New Year with their revival of the second instalment ofJohn Byrne‘s hilarious Slab Boys trilogy. Paisley patter and abrasive humour. I FORUM ARTS CENTRE Martyrs' School. Parson Street. For details of the New Year Performance Exchange Classes aimed at professional performers call 227 5557. I GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. [Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA]. The Adventures of Awtul Knaivtul Until Thurs21 Dec. Panto. Last night ofthis alternative Christmas sci-fi panto which started life at the RSC and is now revived by the Centre. An entertaining helpingof strong storyline and Good triumphing over Evil. I KILMARDINNY ARTS CENTRE 50 Kilmardinny Avenue. Beardsen. 943 ()312. No theatre this issue. I KINGS THEATRE Bath Street. Box Office. Mon—Sat noon—6pm. 4 bars. Phone bookings. Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. Mon—Sat 10.30am—8pm. 227 5511 or other Ticket Link box offices. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. R. G. Help: A. AA]. Mother Goose Until Sat 10 Feb. 7pm daily. Wed & Sat Mats (also 26 Dec—6Jan) 2.15pm. £2.50—£7.50. Panto Walter Carr and Gerard Kelly (fresh from filming City Lights) are firing out the puns lS-yolks-to-the-dozen in the ever-popular traditional family panto. Dependable and highly entertaining production with plenty for everyone to enjoy. What‘s more they‘ve sent us a Christmas card. so they‘re definitely in our good books. I MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street. 221 3198. Box Office Mon—Sat noon—8pm. Bar. Cafe. Tickets also available from the

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Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 5511 Mon—Sat 10.30am—6.30pm. [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W8. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].

No Theatre this issue.

I OLD ATHENAEUM THEATRE 179 Buchanan St. 332 5127.

For details of next year‘s Performance Exchange classes for professional performers call 942 7118.

I PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE New Street. Paisley. 887 1010. Box Office open Tue-Sun noon—8.30pm. Bar (open noon—11pm Tue—Sat; 12.30—2.3()pm & 630—] 1pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (open noon—1 1pm). [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].

Aladdin Until Sun 24 Dec. 7pm. Sat Mat at 2pm. £3 (£1). Panto Paisley Arts Centre‘s Arts Outreach Team combine professional actors and musicians with the best of local talent in a comic adaptation of the traditional tale. It‘s one ofseveral versions ofAIaddin on the panto circuit this year. See Review.

I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock. 0563 23590. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].

Jack and the Beanstalk Until Sat 23 Dec. 7.30pm. Also 2pm on 23 Dec. £3.50 (£2.50). Sat Mat £3 (£2). Panto Traditional Palace panto fun starring Take The High Road regulars William Armour. Stuart Bishop and James MacDonald. See Review.

I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 3321846. Box Office Mon-Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Help: AA].

Adventures of Robinson Crusoe Until Sat 10 Feb. 7.30pm every day. 2pm until 30Dec. and 2. 6. 13. 20. 27 Jan. 3. 10 Feb. £6 (£3.75)/£3.75 (£2.75). Panto Andy Cameron is washed up in the Pavilion‘s traditional family pantomime written and directed by Dougie Squires. Lots ofgreat jokes for the adults. but it leaves the kidsa little left out on the way.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. W3. AS. R. B.T. G. Help: A.AA].

No theatre this issue.

I SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 8 Balcarrcs Avenue. Kelvindale. 3396185. The newly opened centre is open Tue—Sat 10am—5pm and Sun 2—5pm. A 30-minute talk and tour round the centre costs£l (75p). Workshops and information are available by appointment (the centre’s library contains over 800titles).

I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. (7.30pm on perf evgs). Bar. Buffet. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W8. E. G. R. B. Help: AA].

Die Fleidermaus 29—30 Dec. 3. 4. 6 Jan. 21. 24 Feb. Actor and theatre director. Simon Callow‘s staging of the Straussopera returns to Theatre Royal. See Classical Music listings.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . Cafe open Ham—2.30pm Tue—Fri and during evening performances. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. R. B. Help: AA].

See Dance Listings for details of a Dance residency in the New Year.

I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive. 423 9527. Tickets from Ticket Centre 041 227 5511 [Help AA] Communicado'slarge-scale 1990 production starts next issue.

I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongatc. 552 4267. Box Office Tue—Sat Noon—8pm; Sun 12.30—11pm. Closed Mondays. [Access: R. ST. Facilities: WS. E. G. R. B. Help: AA].

I Peter 8. Penny’s Panto Until Sun l4Jan (not Mons). £5 (£3). 7.30pm (except 24 Dec 5.30pm). Mats at 1.30pm on 21.23. 26. 28. 30 Dec. 2.6. 10. l3Jan.Panto Elaine C. Smith stars as the Govan Fairy

in Alex Norton‘s Glaswegian pantomime directed by Michael Boyd. Puppets Peter and Penny are sent off on a mission to recover Merlin's stolen magic wand. A

must for adults and children alike. See Review.


I ADAM HOUSE Chambers Street. 225 3744.

Meg and Mog Show Sat 30 Dec—Sat 61 an. 2.30pm on 30 Dec. 1.2. 6Jan. 5.30pmon 30 Dec & 2. 6Jan. 7pm on 3—5 Jan. £3 (£2). Panto Christelle Steele directs the Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Group in David Wood‘s musical show based on Helen Nicoll‘s children's books. Aimed at 4 year-olds and upwards. this is the company‘s 30th Christmas offering.

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

Next Edinburgh University Theatre Company show opens on 18 Jan.

I DRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC. W5. E. G. B. Help: AA]

Ali Macbaba and the Tomb ol Doom Until Sat 6Jan. 7.30pm. Mats at 2.30pm on 23. 26.27. 30Dec. 3 & 6 Jan. Panto A blendof Indiana Jones and the A rabian Nights come together in this Scottish panto directed by Charles Nowosielski and written by David Swan. See Review.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 l 155.

Pinocchio Until Sat 30 Dec. 7.30pm. The Edinburgh People's Theatre‘s seasonal bash has been written specially by David Swan who has included a beware of strangers message in amongst the traditional story fun and games. Thisis just one of a staggering 69 productions of Swan's pantomimes being performed this Christmas including the one listed above atThe Brunton.

I GILDEO BALLOON 233 Cowgatc. 225 3013/225 4463.

No Cabaret thisissue.

I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street.229 1201 . Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. E. G. B. Help: AA]

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood Until Sat 17 Feb. 7pm. (Mats at 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. Top quality traditional pantomime. See Review.

I LEITH COMMUNITY CENTRE New Kirkgatc. Leith. 554 4750.

Sleeping Beauty: A Nightmare on Elm Bow Until Fri 22 Dec. 7.30pm.£1.50(£1). Panto Claiming to have come up with the world‘s first horror pantomime. Leith Rep Community Theatre Company mix comedy and slapstick with the traditional fairy tale. Sounds fun.

I NETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box Office. 10am—4.30pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [Access: R. Facilities: WC. W8. E. G. B. R. Help: A. AA]

Maisie's Christmas Concert Until 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. See Review.

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 forgettable. reading ofT.S. Eliot‘s ()ld Possum '5 Book of Practical Cats. Choose your restaurant carefully. should you be eating out on Leith Walk when the show ends. unless you find that listening to all the other patrons whistling Memories is an

aid to your digestion.