Edinburgh every August for the past eight years and now have plans to turn the city into a year-round base. Lee Blessings play. a witty and elegant study oftlirce generations of women. is performed by three Scottish actresses and directed by Rob Mulholland whose Festival productions have won Fringe Firsts for three consecutive years. A three-course meal is followed by a change of scenery to a cabaret-style theatre.

I ROYAL LYCEUM (irindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-0pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest Cafe. [Accessz P. L. Facilitcs: WC. WS. AS. 13. (3. B. R. T. Help: A. AA]. Ticketsfor Lyceum productions are also available at the Ticket Centre. W'averley Bridge; branches of AT May‘s Travel and the Queen‘s Ilall. Clerk Street.

The Duchess of Haiti L'ntil Sat 28 April. 7.45pm. Sat Mats at 3. 15pm on 14 6’4 21 April. Hugh Hodgart‘s production of Jolt Webster‘s classic plays down the clash of good and evil and consequently givcsa much cooler reading ofthisseventeenth century tale of deceit. murder. temptation. hypocrisy and revenge. OflThe Wall Launch Tue 1 May. 12.30pm. The Royal Lyceum‘s two week presentation of new plays frotn Scotland and Germany is launched by Tom McGrath. See Preview.

Tankred Dorst Tue 1 May. 2.30pm. £1 .51) (50p). The German w riter introduces his own selection of writings in the first Off The Wallsession. Sec Preview. TolierTue 1 May. 7.45pm. £2.50(£1.50). A performed reading directed by Tom McGrath ofTankred Dorst‘s 1968 play about the short-lived and little-known Munich Soviet Republic established after the First World War. Fast~moving and film-like it has powerful parallels with today. Part of Off The Wall. See Preview. Heiner Muller Wed 2 May. 2.30pm. £1.50 (50p). Director Michael Batz introducesa selection frotn the work of(icrman playwright Heiner Muller. Part of ()jf'l‘ht' Wall. See Preview.

The Correction and Quartet Wed 2 May. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). A performed reading and a full performance oftwo plays by Heincr Muller both directed by Michael Batz. The first is one ofMuller's earliest plays and is set on a building site. The second is a revival of the first British production and is an explicit study of sexual humiliation and domination.

Part of Off The Wall. See Preview. Tankred Dorst at the Filmhouse Thurs 3 May. 2.30pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). ()ver the road to the Filmhouse where Dorst introduces his film liisenhans and an extract from Ice Age. Part of Off The Wall. Sec Preview.

I THEATRE ARTS CENTRE Davie Street. 6610144.

Acting Level I Sats from 21 Apr. 2—4pm. £35 (£30). Arts Connexion begins a new term of ten classes in basic acting technique.

Acting Level II Sats from 21 Apr. 2—4pm. £40 (£35). A ten week Arts Connexion course in developing acting skills.

Actors' Masterclass Mons from 23 Apr. 6—9pm. £55 (£50). Arts Connexion kicks off another ten week series ofelasses aimed at experienced and trained actors

and designed to cater for individual needs. Body Awareness Through Alexander Technique Sats from 21 Apr. 12—1.30pm. £40 (£35 ). Ten week introduction to posture and breathing techniques with Arts Connexion.

Singing Periormance Workshop Sats from 21 Apr. 12—1 .30pm. £45 (£40). Aimed at all levels. this ten week Arts Connexion course aims to build confidence and encourage experiment amongst singers. Singing Technique Level II Mons from 23 Apr. 7.30—8.45pm. £30 (£25). Continuing the work done in Level 1 classes. thisten w eek Arts Connexion course is aimed at more experienced singers.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon-Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Accessz PPA. R. Facilities: WC. W5. AS. E. (5. Help: AA]

Mortal Fri 2(kSat 21 Apr. £3.50(£2.50). The Women's Theatre Group explores sex. death and loving itt this new play by Maro Green and Caroline Ctriffin. Funny and moving. it is the celebration ofthe lives of three women whose relationship strengthens as the play progresses.

Public Meeting Mon 23 Apr. 7pm. In Leith Theatre. Ferry Road. Come along to this meeting if you'd like to get involved in Theatre Workshop‘s large-scale community theatre project. The Lightning l’lebiscite, which commemorates the amalgamation of Edinburgh and Leith 70 years ago. Anyone can get involved in any aspect of the production which will be mounted at the end ofMay.

Desire Under The Elms Wed 2—Sat S May. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Havingjust performed a recent play from the other side of the Atlantic to much acclaim. American Connexion now turns to Eugene O‘Neill's established stateside classic. It is a passionate tale ofNew [England domestic life where a forbidden love emerges in a patriarchal home. Scotland on Sunday theatre critic Gregg Ward directs the play which goes on tour until June.

The Dorm Wed 25—Sat 28 Apr. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). So reputable has the Mandela Theatre Company become that it now recruits its performers from the hallowed ranks of contributors to The List. Well one of them anyway. The play is a rigorous look at life in a juvenile detention centre and is based on the real life experiencesof playwright Lance Flynn. See Preview.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassrnarket. 226 2633. Box Office Tue-Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6—]0pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Market Street. [Accessz St. Facilities: E. Help: AA]

A Step Outside Until Fri 20 Apr. 3pm. £2.50. Gambolling Guizers launches a mini-programme of kids shows and workshops at The Traverse.

Gamboling Guizers Workshops Until Sat 21 Apr. 10am—12 noon. £2. Theatre workshops for kids.

Bruce Morton Fri 20 Apr. 9pm. £3 (£2). See Cabaret.

The Wooden Boy Sat 21 Apr. 14 (£2.50). (iambolling (iuizers performs a variant on the Pinnochio story for the over sevens. Elizabeth Gordon Quinn Fri 27 Apr—Sun a May. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Sec Touringand Preview. E


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

I The Beautiful Gemme Updated to include the late results. The Beautiful (:‘emmeis revived by Gallus Theatre Comapany in a new full-length version. Raymond Ross‘ play is a dramatic rant for the fitba' crazy


So you want to get involved in theatre?

Join Theatre Workshop's major performance project to commemorate the amalgamation of Leith and Edinburgh in 1920.

Open to everyone, no experience necessary

PUBLIC MEETING Leith Theatre Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH6 Monday 23 April at 7pm. INFORMATION : 031 225 7942



Until Saturday 21 April GAMBOLLING GUIZERS present A STEP OUTSIDE Thursday 19 8. Friday 20 April 3.00pm plus w0rkshops for all ages at 10am - 12 noon 8. THE WOODEN BOY Saturday 21 April 7.30pm


Friday 27 April - Sunday 6 May 7.30pm Winged Horse Touring Productions present ELIZABETH GORDON QUINN o Chris Hannan

BOX OFFICE ° (Ht-226 2633

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., Glasgow‘s newest oldest venue 179 Buchanan St... Glasgow,'G1 2J2; .

] Tel .041 3325127, 5.15

Mayfest and Opening Season, May/Joneliluiy 1990;

4 - 12 May 1990, 7.30pm"? ., Scottish Youth Theatre presents'5 T“ Xsyt Productions in ' 2


by Ben Jonson ,/ ti‘ sponsored by BRITISHIEROSP’IM 1 COMMERC/fll AIRCRA/f’- . '- \.

13 -14 May, 28 - 31 May,'7.30pm: . Winged Horse TouringaPrpdalcfipas : _‘ 'Eiizabeth Gordon Quinn’s.


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,2", s r. 17 & 18 May, 7.30pm : Anneie,mmtreVOmgiW I“ 'Vodka & Daisies‘ 54:3; fife; , . . .1 1/”; “WI: T, y“ \c 19 - 21 May, 7.30pm : Clyde tinnyrneaireema‘rh +0, 'Lambs oiGod' . j i "‘31 23 8. 24 May, 7.30pm : Danceiioifsy’ (use)- 5‘. ' :1] “f U I 25 & 26 May, 7.30pm :ySpalding they 'Monsier in asexfw '

a , It _ All tickets £5.00 (£2.50), except iieienébglgvault136091.‘ .093).

\ .‘ :1 _ available from the Old Athenaeum Theatre, 179 BuchafityStZ g 332 Si 7‘ ; Ticket Centre (041 227 5511) and alumina \v;

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