conflict in Sophocles classic tragedy. Lunchtime drama from EUTC. Pericles Sat 3—Sun 11 March. 7.30pm. £3

(£2.50/£2). Edinburgh University Theatre

Company are washed away in Shakespeare's nautical romance.

On Stage Mr Smith Wed 7—Sat 10 March. 1.30pm. £1 .50 (£1 ). Lunchtime drama from Edinburgh University Theatre Company.

I BRUHTOH THEATRE Musselburgh. 665

2240. [Access: PPA. R. St. Facilities: WC.

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When Smoking Is Bad For You/T he Erpingham Camp Until Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. £4.25 (£3). Comic double-bill of infrequently seen one-acters. The first is a monologue by Chekhov featuring a hen-peeked husband addressing his wife‘s school for girls. The second is Joe Orton‘s holiday camp farce. Orton is done justice. but Chekhov loses out. See Review. The Fisher Boy and the Honest Lass (A Musselburgh Reel) Wed 28 Feb—Sat 17 March. 7.30pm. £4.25 (£3). Cumbersome title for Musselburgh's answer to The Celtic Story. Donald Campbell's play has been commissioned to celebrate the Brunton‘s 10th anniversary and revolves around an East Lothian love story. A comedy-drama in colloquial Scots/English. See Preview. Playwrights’ Workshop Sat 3 March. 2—5pm. £1. Victor Greene oversees Musselburgh‘s wordsmiths. I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road. 228 1155. Of Mice and Men Wed 7—Sat 10 March. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). British award-winners. Edinburgh Theatre Arts tackle John Steinbeck's own adaptation of his classic novel. Rare chance to see this all-male production. Worth checking out. I GILOEO BALLOON 233 Cowgate. 225 6364. Gold Bier Bore Tour Sat 3 March. See Cabaret Listings.

When the Bough Breaks Wed 28—Sat 3

March. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£3). Paul Pinson of

the award-winning Mandela Theatre Company joins forces with American Connexion to direct the British premiere ofthis 1986 American drama by Robert Clyman. The play is based around the emotionally charged issue of premature childbirth and around the dilemma ofa

couple faced by the prospects of bringing a severely handicapped child into the world.

Winner of a couple of awards State-side. When the Bough Breaks is a challenging play about a difficult problem. Gregg Ward and Donna Orlando star. The show plays The Tron in Glasgow in The List‘s next issue.


Kelvin Wed 28 Feb, Fri 2—3 March.

7.30pm. £3 (£2.25). Billed as ‘The first new musical ofthc Nineties‘. Kelvin is subtitled Any Good Mother Would Do The Same and presented by Edinburgh University Footlights. Music by Christopher Scudds and Martin Smith. Sec Preview. I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street.229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [Accessz PPA, L. Facilities: WC. W5. AS, E, G. B. Help: AA] Beyond Reasonable Doubt Until Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. £5—£1 1. The combination of Wendy Craig and a play by Jeffrey Archer sounds to me like mediocrity incarnate. but this is the sort of thing thatcould acquire notorious cult status. Frank Finlay also stars in the ‘lnternational Smash Hit‘. The Yeoman oi the Guard Tue 27 Feb-Sat 3 March. 7.30pm. Sat Mat2.30pm. £3.50—£6.50. The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Edinburgh take to the King‘s stage with the popular Tower ofLondon operetta. Gibert and Sullivan themselves considered this to be the finest oftheir work together. OiThee I Sing Mon 5—Sat 10March. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 2.30pm. £2—£6. The Southern Light Opera Company present the European premiere ofa show that points out how little has changed in the USA. The Rainbow Show Tue 6—Sat 10 March. Various daytime times. £2.50—£4.50. TV fun brought to life with Zippy, George, Bungle and Geoffrey. If you ask me, itwas never as good once they started showing restraint in zipping Zippy‘s mouth up, but 1 can‘t claim to speak for your average 5 year-old. (ltdoesn 'tstop you writing like one— lid). I HETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street. 556 9579. Box Office. 10am—4.30pm, 7-9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [Accessz R. Facilities: WC, W3, E. G, B, R. Help: A. AA] The Winter's Tale Until Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). The Canopy Theatre Company bring out some ofthc more serious issues in Shakespeare‘s fairytale-like play. On tour after a run in London. See Review. Musical Statues Until Sat 24 Feb. 1pm. £1 .50 (£1). As a lunchtime taster for The Winter's Tale, Canopy Theatre present Aileen La Tourette‘s exploration ofwhat happened in the 16-year time gap in Shakespeare‘s play. Transfered to the present day. the play re-examincs the characters‘ dilemmas. Want Mon S—Wed 7 March. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Anna Reading shows nothing ifnot commitment. She spent a whole year in Poland working. researching and writing this new play for Strip Search Theatre Company. The company itself hasjust completed a tour of Poland, so expect this production to be very authentic. It is about the lives of three Polish women asthey react to the stresses of Poland‘s history. Comedy and drama in a production that blends physical theatre, mime,clowning and music. I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place, 557 2590. Cats Until Sat 24 Feb. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 2.30pm. £6.50—£12.50. Having outlasted all the pantos, Cats finally comes tothe end of its run. Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s feline musical is an elaborate and entertaining, if ultimately forgettable, reading ofT.S. Eliot‘s Old Possums~ Book ofPractical Cats. Dating from 1981 ,it marked the revival of the British musical as a viable economic proposition for the 19805. And 1 don‘t expect Mr Lloyd Webber will disagree with that. French and Saunders Sat 3 March. 7 .30pm. £6—£9. See Cabaret. I ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe. [Accessz P, L. Facilites: WC, W5. AS, E, G. B, R,T. Help: A. AA]. Ticketsfor

Lyceum productions are also available at D the Ticket Centre, Waverley Bridge; I

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