The Gulness Scottish Ballet Season Until Sat 24 Mar. Sat Mat 17 & 24. £3.50-£12.50. See Dance Listings and Review. The Duchess ol Malii Thurs 29—Sat 31 Mar. 7.15pm. £3.50-£12.50. Preview Wed28 Mar. all tickets £2. Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum makes the unusual move of opening its new show in Glasgow before transfering back to its home base. John Webster‘s dark and gruesome tragedy is directed by Hugh Hodgart. See Preview. Single Spies Mon 2—Sat 7 Apr. Mat Sat 7. £3.50—£12.50. The Royal National Theatre production brings together A n Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution by Alan Bennett. The world of British espionage. See preview. 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]. New Moves See Dance Listings for details of DV8‘s Dance residency and the tail end of the New Moves season. Scottish Student Drama Festival Mon 26—Sat 31 Mar. See Special Listing after Edinburgh Theatre. I TRAMWAY THEATRE Albert Drive . 423 9527. Tickets from Ticket Centre 041 227 5511[Help:L. WC. WS.C] Voice Class Every Thurs until 5 Apr. 2—3.30pm. £4 (£3). Elspeth Macnaughton leads the Performance Exchange class for professional performers. She‘ll be giving special attention to voice in text and you are asked to bring along a short piece of learned poetry or prose. Ca11227 5557 for details. See also Blackfriars & RSAMD above. John Brown's Body Until Sat 31 Mar & Mon 98m 21 Apr. 7pm. £6 (£3). John McGrath teams up with Wildcat once more in the follow-up to last year‘s Border Warfare. The new play is an epic vision of

the class struggle taken from a Clydeside perspective with a stage set of monumental proportions.

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].

Elaine C. Smith Thurs 22—Sat 24 Mar. 10.45pm. See Cabaret.

L'Amiipamaso Until Sun 25 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). Trestle Theatre. always favourites in the Edinburgh Fringe. on tour with their Everyday Story of Restaurant Folk. It‘s an up-dated version of a 1598 comic opera by Orazio Veechi. Music. masks and food. Recommended.

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Scottish Student Drama Festival Mon 26-Sat 31 Mar. See Special Listing after Edinburgh Theatre.

Ariadne Wed 4—Sun 8 Apr. 7.30pm. £5 (£2.50). One time cover star of The List. Annie Griffin has directed and devised the latest production by Gloria based around the Greek mythological figure. See Preview.



Brimstone a Treacle Until 20-Sat 24 Mar. 8pm. £3 (£2). Dennis Potter‘s TV play was later made into a film starring Sting. This production is presented by Edinburgh Graduate Theatre Company and is unsuitable for children. Tickets available from Usher Hall Box Office.

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

More student theatre next academic term. I BRUNT ON THEATRE Musselburgh. 665 2240. [Access: PPA. R, St. Facilities: WC . WS. E. G, B. Help: AA]

Nae Problem 23 Mar. 7.30pm. £4.25 (£3) See Touring.

Speaking For Myself. . 7 24 Mar. 7.30pm. £4.25 (£3). See Touring and Review.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road,2281155.

A Delicate Balance Until Sat 24 Mar. £3. Edinburgh People‘s Theatre is riding on the crest of a wave . having won first prize in the district‘s One-Act Play Festival. The company enters the next round in Falkirk in Apr. 1n the meantime, you can see its latest production . a surreal domestic comedy by Edward Albee which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1967.

And A Nightingale Sang Wed 28—Sat 31 Mar. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50). Davidson‘s Mains Dramatic Club revives C. P. Taylor‘s 1977 drama which follows the ups and downs of one family from the beginning to the end of World WarTwo. Guys and Dolls Mon 2—Sat 7 Apr. 7.30pm. Musical fun performed by SMYCMS.

I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Main Lecture Theatre. Lauriston Place. The Wizard oi Jazz Fri 23 Mar. 7.30pm. £3 (£2). Highly rated music theatre featuring live jazz in a bar-room black comedy about racism. imperialism and the American Dream. An examination of the good and bad effects of American culture on Britain. Worth checking out. you hep


I GILDED BALLOON 233 Cowgatc. 225 6364.

More Cabaret next issue.

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]

Herodiade Until Sat 24 Mar. 7.30pm. £2.50—£8. The Salome story is reinterpreted in this late l9th century opera performed by Edinburgh Grand Opera.

Steel Magnolias Mon 26—Sat 31 Mar. Mon-Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5pm & 8pm. £3.50—£6.50. it‘s rare that you can see the stage and film production of a play at the same time. Now you can choose between an all~American night at the movies and this version . which is the ‘Michael Rose by arrangement with David Pugh and Archie Stirling in association with Morgan Young Associates‘ production. Hairdressing comedy.

Kiss Me Kate Mon 2—Sat 7 Apr. 7.30pm. Sat Mat 2. 15pm. £5-£6. Cole Porter‘s musical is performed by amateur light opera company. The Bohemians.

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

Animal Farm Fri 23—Sat 24 Mar. 7.30pm. £3.50(£2.50). The Mercators perform Nelson Bond's adaptation of the George

Orwell parable of totalitarianism. Millennium and Seaweed in A Pyrex Bowl Wed 28—Sat 31 Mar. 7.30pm. £3 (£1.50). Two improvised revue-style shows performed by Telford College drama students. The first is directed by Sandy Neilson, the second by Rorrie Hiles.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place . 557 2590.

Freddie Starr Wed 28 Mar. 7.30pm. £8.50—£10.50. See Cabaret.

I DUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 668 2019. The Sacred Diary ot Adrian Plass (Aged 373/4) Tue 3 Apr. 7.30pm. £5. Religious drama from Riding Lights Theatre Company.

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. W8. 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.

Look Back in Anger Until Sat 31 Mar. 7.45pm. Sat Mat 24 3.15pm.£2.50—£6.50. John Osborne brought the kitchen sink onto the West End stage with his landmark 1956 angry young man play. There have been plenty more kitchen sinks on the stage since then. so the debate is raging over whether director lan Wooldridge has recaptured the frisson of excitement enjoyed by the original post-austerity audience. Design by Kenny Miller and lead roles from Phil Smeeton and Rosaleen Pelan. See Review.

The Duchess ot Matti Fri 6—Sat 28 Apr. 7.45pm. Sat Mats at 3. 15pm on 14 & 21 Apr. Free Preview on Thurs 5 Apr. Hugh Hodgart‘s production of Jon Webster‘s classic has already been broken in at Glasgow‘s Theatre Royal. Deceit. murder. temptation. hypocrisy and revenge 17th century style. See Preview. I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place , 226 5425. Box Office Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. E, G. Help: AA]

Blue For Boys Thurs 22—Sat 24 Mar. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Oddball entertainment from Kinny Gardner in a cult song and

dance show. From Piaf to Punk. from 605 com to C&W.

Abigail’s Patty Wed 28—Sat 31 Mar. 7.30pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Edinburgh‘s amateur companies are venturing outside their normal venue at the Church Hill Theatre this week. While the Mercators play the Netherbow. The Makars perform Mike Leigh‘s celebrated black comedy of manners at Theatre Workshop. A hilarious. incisive look at the tensions behind the small-talk. Wednesday 28 is already sold out.

UKE Entertainments and Mince Wed 4 Apr. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Theatre Workshop‘s Youth Theatre in a devised double-bill that takes a knowing look at the entertainment industry from Kylie to Skippy.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE l 12 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]

The Tokyo Trip Until Sun 25 Mar. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). See Touring.

Knox and Mary and Carlyle Thurs 22 Mar. 7pm. £1 (50p). Two historical plays by Mark Stewart are read by the Edinburgh

Playwrights Workshop.

Tally's Blood Tue 27 Mar-Sat 7 Apr. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). See Touring.

Journey Thurs 29 Mar. 7pm. £1 (50p). Geordie angst in the 19505 in a new play by Les Scarth given a first reading by Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop. You can throw in your own comments afterwards.

Shorts Tue 3-Sun 8 Apr. 7pm. £1. A mixed programme of new student writing brought through from the Scottish Student Drama Festival in Glasgow (see separate listing below).

Closet Lite Thurs 5 Apr. 7pm. £1 (50p). Leeala (or Lee Gershuny depending on how spaced out you‘re feeling) tells the tale of a lynch-mob who live in a cupboard. Edinburgh Playwrights Workshop reads. then discusses it.


This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. There is a phone number for each company should you require more information. Unless otherwise specified, the number alter each venue listed is the telephone number lor tlcitet enquiries tor that particular evening (please note. this is not always the venue number).

I Julius Caesar Commonweal Theatre Company begin a British tour. thanks largely to the backing of commercial sponsorship. The company received much praise for last year‘s production of Measure for Measure. In this production they emphasise the cyclical nature of history in an energetic ensemble production. More details on 01 582 7519. See Review.

RSA MD. Glasgow Until Fri 23 Mar. Greenock Arts Guild Sat 24 Mar. Motherwell Civic Centre Tue 27 Mar. Tour moves to England.

I Kiss of the Spiderwoman Theatre workshop‘s physical interpretation of the Manuel Puig modern Latin American classic. Dance. drama and music combine in the cell block psychological study of two

men imprisoned by an authoritarian regime. Direction by Peter Clerke and design by Karen Tennent. See Review. Details on 031 225 7942. Palace Theatre. Kilmarnock Thurs 22 Mar. 7.30pm. Paisley A rts Centre Fri 23—Sat 24 Mar. 8pm. 041 887 1010Adam Smith Theatre. Kirkaldy Tue 27 Mar. 7 . 30pm. 0592 260 498. MacRobert A rts Centre, Stirling Wed 28 Mar. 7.30pm. 0786 610 81. Mews Theatre. Howden Park Centre, Livingston Fri 30—Sat 31 Mar. 7.30pm. 0506 33634/419191. Mitchell Theatre. Glasgow Tue 3—Sat 7 Apr. 8pm. 041 227 5511. I Mistero Butio Director Morag Fullerton and adaptor Joe Farrell consulted with Dario Fo himself before embarking on this Glaswegian version of his medieval comic mysteries. Robbie Coltrane stars in the one-man play in a production that comfortably overcomes the problems of a formidably difficult script. Recommended. More details on 0292 281010. Adam Smith Theatre. Kircaldy Until Sat 24 Mar. 7.30pm. 0592260498. I Nae Problem Lynn Bains draws on her own family experience of racism in Scotland for 7:84’5 first production of 1990. Prejudice and bigotry from the point of view of a Scottish/lndian family. Excellent use of theatre in this powerful and poignant drama. Well worth seeing. More details on 041 331 2219. Eastbank Academy. Glasgow Thurs 22

44 The List 23 March - 5 April 1990