revolutionary reworking of the Shakespeare play which gives a 20th

century perspective to a hallowed text. Off

The Wall event.

Writing For Film in Scotland In the Filmhouse, Lothian Road. Mon 7 May. 2.30pm. £1 .50 (50p). An illustrated discussion. Off The Wall event.

The Bruce 1. Origin: Tue 8 May. 2.30pm. £1 .50(50p). RS. SilvertalkstoTom McGrath about the writing of his previously unperformed play. Off The Wall event.

The Bruce 2. Outspoken Scots Tue 8 May. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Scots language plays old and new. Off The Wall event.

Nationalism? Wed 9 May. 2.30pm. £1.50 (50p). An Off The Wall discussion.

The Bruce 3. The Play itsell Wed 9 May. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). After two days of build up. R.S. Silver‘s 1949 play is finally given a first performed reading. The Scottish highlight of Off The Wall.

Karlie: and Die Kum Fri 11 May. 2.30pm. £1 .50 (50p). Two short plays by Tankred Dorst in translation.

To cnticlse the Critic Fri 11 May. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Tush, the very thought ofit. Off The Wall event. Trocchi/Artautt/Muiier- the Deviant Tradition Sat 12 May. 2.30pm. £1 .50 (50p). Readings from three of Europe‘s most radical of playwrights. Off The Wall event. His Way Sat 12 May. 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Shetlander Grace Barnes is

currently studying in Australia. The young

writer‘s play about a gay man with cancer is given a performed reading directed by Ben Twist. Off The Wall event.

I THE ROYAL SCOTS CLUB 30 Abercromby Place, 557 5091.

Eleemoeynary Until Sat 20 May (Wed—Sat

only). Dinner 7pm. Performance 8pm. Sat

Mats (play only) 1.30pm. Sun Mat (play only) 3pm. £16 (inc. three-course dinner). £4 (play only). After much success in the States dinner-theatre comes to Scotland. Organisers are the American Festival Theatre who have been turning upin Edinburgh every August for the past eight years and now have plans to turn the city into an all year round base. Lee Blessing’s play is a study of three generations of women. A three-course meal is followed by a two act play. See Review.

I THEATRE WORKSHOP 34 Hamilton Place, 226 5425. Box Office Mon-Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. (Access: PPA, R. Facilities: WC, W8, AS, E, G. Help: AA]

Desire Under The Elms Until Sat 5 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 of New 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.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 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. [Accessz St.

Facilities: E. Help: AA]

Elizabeth Gordon Quinn Until Sun 6 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Sec Touring and Review. Make Me A Statue Tue 8—Sun 13 May. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). On their way to Mayfest, Victoria Worslcy and Caroline Ward

present an unlikely sounding tribute to the

lives of Camille Claudcl and Auguste Rodin, two of Europe's best known sculptors.

Orion and the Great Bear Tue 15—Sun 20

May. 7.30pm. £5 (£3). Gerald Scarfe isthe

designer of Vivian Fongenic‘s look at the life of two people who work beneath the platform of an Underground Station picking up the bodies of suicide victims. Ho Hum Theatre Company‘s production opens at the Traverse before transferring to London.


I The Beautiful Gemme Updated to include the late results, The Beautiful Gemme is revived by Gallus Theatre Comapany in a new full-length version. Raymond Ross’ play is a dramatic rant for the fitba‘ crazy and the just plain crazy. And at the end of the day it‘s the results that count. More details on 557 5565.

Lithgow Hall, Pearce Institute, Gavan Road Until Sat 5 May. 7.30pm. 041445 1941; Regal Resource Centre, Bathgate Tue 8 May. 7.30pm. 0506630017; Crawford Theatre, J ordanhill College Thurs 10 May. 7.30pm.0419503437; Glenwood Centre, Glenrothes Fri 11 May. 7.30pm. 0592 752244; Springwell House, Ardmillan Terrace, Edinburgh Sat 12—Mon 14 May. 7.30pm. 031 557 5565; Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy Tue 15 May. 7.30pm. 0592 260498. Tour continues.

I The Complete Hint"! at Rock 'H’ Roll Wildcat revives its hit of 1979 in acomic musical tribute to the music of the 19505. More details on 041 951 1444.

Clyde Theatre, Clydebank Until Sat 5 May. 7.30pm. 041 951 1200. MayfestSee listings.

I Desire Under The Elma American Connexion presents Eugene O'Neill’s modern classic; a story of forbidden love in the heart of a traditional American family.

Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh Until Sat 5 May. 8pm. 031 225 7942; Henderson Theatre, Shotts Fri 11 May. 7.30pm. 0501 21826; Paisley A rts Centre Sat 12 May. 8pm. 041887 1010; Tourcontinues.

I Tit. Donn Mandela Theatre Company follow a successful run at the Theatre Workshop with a short tour of Edinburgh’s community venues. Lance Flynn's tough detention centre drama will also return to the Edinburgh Fringe. Details on 031 229 7455.

Southside Community Centre, Edinburgh Fri 4 May. 7.30pm; Calton Centre, Montgomerry Street, Edinburgh Sat 5 May. 7pm.

I Elizabeth Bordon Quinn Winged Horse revives Chris Hannan’s play first

performed in Edinburgh in 1985. Set at the

time of the Glasgow rent strike, its central character is a woman who considers herself superior to her working class neighbours. This is the company’s first production since the arrival of Hamish Glen as artistic director. See Review. More details on 041 556 2494.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh Until Sun 6 May. 031 226 2633; Mayfest see listings; Crawfurd Theatre, Jordanhill Fri ll-Sat 12 May. 041 950 3437; Elgin Town Hall Thurs 17 May. 0343 545121; Tour continues.

I if Elvis Lived in Meikle Eamock Cumbernauld Theatre's second new play of the year is set in the courting, drinking and dancing days of the 19505 where Elvis is King and Meikle Eamock is . . .well, ' Meikle Eamock. Subtle acting, sharp dialogue and fresh direction. For more details call 0236 732887.

Glasgow School of A rt Tue l—Sat 5 May. 8pm; Penicuik, Ladywood Leisure Centre Tue 8 May. 7.30pm. Penicuik 77843;A yr Civic Theatre Wed 9 May. 8pm. 0292 264639; Greenock A rts Guild Thurs 10 May. 7.30pm. 0475 23038. Kilmarnock Palace Theatre Fri 11 May. 7.30pm. 0563 23590; Village Theatre, East K ilbride Sat 12 May. 7.30pm. 03552 48669; Mayfest See Listings. Tour continues.

I Speaking For Myself. . . 7 Two fine monologues revived by The Byre Theatre Company in a well-matched double-bill. Peter Nardini's Jimmy Hanlon is a sensitive portrayal of a mentally handicapped old man and Anne Marie Di Mambro's Joe is a witty and touching study of a middleoaged ltalian woman living in Scotland. Recommended. Cumbernauld Theatre Until Sat 5 May. 7.45pm. _

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