noon—11pm Tue—Sat: 12.30—2.30pm & 6.30—11pm Sun. Meals served). Cafe (open noon—11pm). [Access: PPA. ST. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].
Tam O' Shanter Fri 19Jan. 7pm. £2(£1 ). With just a week before Communicado‘s Jock 'l‘umson 's Bairm opens at The Tramway. this is a timely production based on Burns' poem by the Edinburgh Puppet Company. Expect it to be toned down for the younger audience.
The Bard and the Baroness Thurs 25 Jan. 8pm. £-. (£2). A specially written production to celebrate the songs and poetry of Robert Burns and his contemporary Lady Nairne. Irene Conway sings and plays guitar and is joined by local actor Edward Gray.
I PALACE THEATRE 9 Green Street. Kilmarnock. 056323590. [Access: P. L. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. R. B. Help: A. AA].
Scrodini Sat 13 Jan. 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). An eveningofhypnotic entertainment.
I PAVILION THEATRE 121 Renfield Street. 332 1846. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: ST. Facilities: WS. G. Ilelp: AA]. Adventures oi Robinson Crusoe Until Sat 10 Feb. 7.30pm every day. 2pm 13.20.27 Jan. 3. 10Feb. £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. I.ots ofgreat jokes for the adults. but it leaves the kids a little left out on the way. I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA 100 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. R. B.T. G. Help: A. AA].
Fools Fri 12—Sat 13Jan. 2.30pm. Sat Mat 2pm. £5 (£2.50). Made In Glasgow present the Scottish premiere of Neil Simon‘s fantasy set in darkest Russia where a village is cursed with stupidity. An enthusiastic young teacher arrives and tries to sort thingsout.
The Child Behind The Eyes Sun 14Jan. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). This charity performance in aid of the Scottish Downs Syndrome Association. features an Israeli actress in; monologue about a mother ofa boy with Downs Syndrome. The play gives an insight into the feelings ofall parents with children who are considered to be different.
The Diary oi Anne Frank Tue lb—Sat 27Jan. 7.30pm. 2pm Mats on Wed 17 & 24. 3pm Maison Sat 20 6’: 27. Tue 16. £5 (£4). Mon-Thurs £7 (£6). Fri—Sat £8.50 (£7.50) All matinees £6 (£5). The perennially popuar tale of war-time oppression is retold by North Batik productions via the original teenage diaries of Anne Frank. A powerful and moving story that can work well on stage.
I SCOTTISH MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE8 Balcarres Avenue. Kelvindale. 339 6185. The centre is open Tue—Sat 10am—5pm and Sun 2—5pm. A 30-minute talk and tour round the centre costs £1 (75p). Workshops and information are available by appointment (the centre‘s library containsover 800titles).
I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331 1234. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. (7.30pm on perfevgs). Bar. Buffet. [Access: P. PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. Ii. G. R.B. Help: AA].
No theatre this issue. but see Classical Music listings for Opera performances.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 35(1 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521 . ('afe open I lam—2.30pm Tue—Fri and during evening performances. [Access: PPA. 1.. Facilities: WC. WS. Ii. G. R. B. Help: AA].
See Dance Listings for details ofDV8‘s Dance residency.
I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive. 423 9527. Tickets from Ticket Centre 041 227 551 I [IIelp: AA]
Performance Exchange classes for professional performers begin the 1990 term at two new venues (see Blackfriars
above). Classes at the Tramway will take place every Thursday afternoon from I Feb. Call 227 5557 for details. See Preview.
Jock Tamson's Baims Thurs 25 Jan—Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. £7 (£3.50). Playwright Liz Lochhead and director Gerry Mulgrew explore the boundaries ofcliché and archetype in Communicado's devised celebration of the Scottish nation. Taking place at ‘the last Burns‘ Supper‘. the show brings together 24 actors and musicians in the first major theatrical production of 1990. See Feature and Competition.
I TRON THEATRE 63 Trongate. 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 a Penny's Panto Until Sun 14Jan (not Mons). £5 (£3). 7.30pm. Mat at 1.30pm on 13 Jan. 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 funny. original and genuinely adult pantomime. Don‘t miss.
Fate Sun 21& Tue 23 Jan. 7.30pm. £6.50/£3. Scottish Opera extends its operation beyond the Theatre Royal to present this retelling of Verdi‘s tragictale. It features actors from 7:84 and the Citizens Theatre Company alongside performers from Scottish Opera and is a vivid musical and theatrical exploration of the relationship between La Forza Del Destino and the original play upon which it is based.
I ADAM HOUSE Chambers Street. 225 3744.
Phedre Sat 20 Jan. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). The French Institute has brought over Compagnic dc l‘Elan who will be performing Racine‘s uncompromisingly spartan version of the classical tragedy. Well received in France. this production is directed byJ.L. Jeener. See Institut Franeais d‘Ecosse below for details of a round table discussion in connection with the performance.
I BEDLAM THEATRE Forrest Road. 225 9893. [Access: St. Facilities: WS. G. B. Help: AA]
Christie In Love Thurs 18—Sat 201 an. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50/£2). Edinburgh University Theatre Company in Howard Brenton's1969 play.
I DRUNTON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC. WS. E. G. B. Help: AA]
Bebecca Wed 27 Jan—Sat 3 Feb. 7.30pm. Sat 27 Mai 2.30pm. £4.25 (£3). The Brunton Theatre bravely risks its artistic credibility by staging Daphne Du Maurier's thriller. Despite the low critical esteem often given to such Agatha Christie-style mysteries. they have proved perennially popular with audiences and the Brunton has set out to prove that Du Maurier has been seriously underestimated.
Writers Workshop Sat 2(lJan. 2—5pm. £1. Victor Greene supervies another afternoon of playwrighting.
I GRACEMOUNT LEISURE CENTRE Gracemount Drive. 658 1940.
Women's Day Drama Workshop Wed 17 Jan.
12.30—3pm. Just one class of many taking place throughout the day at the Leisure Centre. Book in advance to be sure of a place. I INSTITUT FRANCAIS D'ECOSSE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. On The Translation oi French Classical Plays Thurs 18 Jan. 6pm. A roundtablc discussion to coincide with the production of Raeine‘s Phedre at the Adam House Theatre. Edinburgh. and Glasgow University. The five speakers. Stewart Conn (playwright and Head ofBBC Scotland‘s Radio Drama Dept). Douglas Dunn (poet and translator). Hector MacMilIan (playwright). David Rintoul (actor) and Claude Schumacher (lecturer). will consider the problems faced not only by translators. but also by those who have to direct or perform the translated version. I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street. 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—8pm. Bar. [Access: PPA. L. Facilities: WC. WS. 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. Institutionalist silliness at its best. 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] No theatre this issue. I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place. 557 2590. Cats Until Sat 3 Feb. 7.30pm. Wed & Sat Mat 2.30pm. £6.50—£12.50. It‘s good to bt sure of something in this world. Pantos may come and go. but Cats stays. packing them in week in week out. Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s feline musical is an elaborate and entertaining. if ultimately forgettable reading ofT.S. Eliot‘s ()ld Possum '3 800: ofl’ractical Cars. Dating from 1981 . it marked the revival of the British musical as a viable economic proposition for the 1980s. And I don‘t expect Mr Lloyd Webber will disagree with that. 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. WS. AS. E. G. 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 Hall. Clerk Street. Fitting For Ladies Fri 12 Jan—Sat 3 Feb. 7.45pm. Sat Mats on 20& 27Jan.3. 15pm. £2.50—£6.50. Free preview performance on Thurs 11 Jan. Georges Feydeau‘s 19th-century French farce mixes double-dealing and sexual shenanigans in the promiscuous Parisian world ofthc courtesan. Robert J. Carson directs and Kenny Miller designs. See Preview. I ST OSWALDS CHURCH HALL Montpelier Park. The Jungle Book Until Sat 13 Jan. 7.30pm. Edinburgh Youth Theatre in a new adaptation of Kipling‘s classic tale that updates some of the more archaic attitudes in the original novel. Aimed at children aged 8 and over. it features song. dance. comedy and audience participation. I THEATRE ARTS CENTRE Davie Street (of: Nicolson Street). Singing Periormance Sat l3Jan. 12—1 .30pm. £45 (£40) for ten-week course. Aimed at all levels to increase confidence and experiment with new musical styles. Call 661 ()144 or 225 2694 for further information. Body Awareness Sat 13 Jan. 12—1.30pm. £40 (£35) for ten-week course. Aimed at actors. singers and performers and based on the Alexander Technique. Call 661
0144 or 225 2694 for further information. Acting. Level I Sat 13Jan. 2. 15—4.15pm. £35 (£30) for ten-week course. Beginners class in acting basics. Call 661 (1144 or 225 2694 for further information.
Acting, Level II Sat 13 Jan. 2. 15—4. 15pm. £40 (£35) for ten-week course. More in depth class aimed at people with some acting experience. Call 661 0144 or 225 2694 for further information.
Actors' Master Class Mon 15 Jan. 6—9pm. £55 (£50) for ten-week course. Aimed at trained actors. this class will consider various acting techniques. but will also be responsive to individual students’ needs. Call 661 0144 or 225 2694 for further information.
Singing Technique I Mon 15 Jan.
6—7. 15pm. £30 (£25) for ten-week course. Voice production basics for would-be singers. Call 661 0144 or 225 2694 for further information.
Singing Technique ll Mon 15 Jan. 7.45—9pm. £30 (£25) for ten-week course. More detailed work aimed at students who have completed the Singing Technique 1 class. Call 661 0144 or 225 2694 for further information.
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. Help: AA]
More theatre next issue.
I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat 1()am—8pm. Sun 6—10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Market Street. [Access: St. Facilities: E. Help: AA]
Don Juan Tue 16—Sun 21 Jan. 7.30pm. £3. Pen Name revive their production of Brecht’s rewriting of the Moliere comedy first seen in Glasgow last year and never previously performed outside West Germany. The production gives little attention to dry. academic. Brechtian
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17 January—3 February Evenings at7.30pm
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