hardie and baird: the last days

the traverse theatre company world premiere director ian brown

saturday 30 june - sunday 22 july 7.30pm box office 031 226 2633

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The hilarious new female version of this smash hit comedy.


031-229 9697

Until 7quy 8pm £3 to £9 Sat. Mat. 30june 3. l5pm £4



at the KINGS THEATRE in repertory Au ust 6 for 2 weeks. Book for wee one and avoid the Festival rush.


Cast includes:

KENNETH BRANAGH (Quince & Edgar) RICHARD BRIERS (Bottom & Lear) EMMA THOMPSON (The Fool & Helena)


13th August-1 st September


Cast includes:

HYWEL BENNETT as Long John Silver WALTER CARR as Ben Gunn



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

No Theatre this issue.

I BRUHTON THEATRE Musselburgh, 665

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

W8, E, G, B. Help: AA]

No Theatre this issue.

I CHURCH HILL THEATRE Morningside Road, 228 1155. Tickets available from

Queen‘s Hall and Usher Hall Box Offices.

Dance Displays Fri 29 and Sat 30 Jun. See Dance Listings.

I FORTH BRIDGE CENTEHARY THEATRE Binks Car park, South Queensferry. Box Office 331 4441 (or in car park an hour before performance).

The Ferry Play Until Sun 1 Jul. 7pm. Sat & Sun Mats 2pm. £5 (£2.50). The citizens of South Queensferry celebrate 100 years of the Forth Rail Bridge in a theatrical extravaganza that takes over the whole village. Starting off at the Binks Car Park the audience is taken through a series of short performances around the town, culminating in Hector MacMillan‘s Bridging the Gap in the Royal Exchange‘s Mobile Theatre. See review.

I GILDEO BALLOON 233 Cowgate. 225 6364.

See Cabaret Listings.

I KING'S THEATRE 2 Leven Street, 229 1201. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am-8pm. Bar. [Access: PPA, L. Facilities: WC, W8, AS, E, G, B. Help: AA]

The Ghost Train Until Sat 30 Jun. Mon-Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5pm & 8pm. £4.80. (£2.40 Mon 7.30pm and Sat 5pm). The first ofa season of thrillers at the King's: Arnold Ridley’s spooky tale about seven passengers stranded at a Cornish railway station.

Murder At The Vicarage Mon 2-Sat 7Ju1. Mon—Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5pm & 8pm. £4.80 (£2.40 Mon 7.30pm and Sat 5pm). The Colin McIntyre Repertory Company‘s season of mystery thrillers continues with Miss Marple in Agatha Christie’s well-worn play.

Deadly illphtcap Mon 9—Sat 14. Mon—Fri 7.30pm. Sat 5pm & 8pm. £4.80(£2.40 Mon 7.30pm and Sat 5pm). Another mystery thriller. this time by Francis Durbridge. in which a man plans to murder his wife and pass it off as suicide. Needless to say, the best-laid plans . . .

I HETHERBOW ARTS CENTRE 43 High Street, 556 9579. Box Office, 10am—4.30pm. 7—9pm perf. evgs. Cafe. [Access: R. Facilities: WC, W5, E, G. B. R. Help: A, AA]

Old Town Season: Consider the Lillies/Unconting Old Sherry Tue 3—Sat 28 Ju1(not Sun. Mon). 1pm£2.50(£l.50); 8pm £3.50(£2.50). A repertory season of two monologues celebrating Scotland‘s history. Consider The Lillies is written by Iain Crichton Smith and performed by Anna Price. Re-enacting the tragedy of the Highland Clearances through the memories and fears of one woman. it won a Fringe First at the 1989 Edinburgh Festival and has since played to great acclaim throughout the country and in Ireland. Daily 1pm; Wed & Fri 8pm.

In Uncorking 01d Sherry. Martin Heller portrays the comic playwright Sheridan in a script by John Cargill Thomson. The show was originally staged in 1986. and has been revived for the Year of Culture and the Old Town Season. Tue, Thurs anc Sat. 8pm.

I PLAYHOUSE THEATRE Greenside Place, 557 2590.

Cost tan tutte Fri 29Jun. 7.15pm. £17.50—£5. Scottish Opera present Mozart‘s finest. See Classical Music listings.

Madame Butterfly Sat 30 Jun. 7. 15pm. £17.50—£5. Scottish Opera with a splash of Puccini. See Classical Music listings.

I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. 6682019. Box Office, lOam—Spm Mon—Sat. Restaurant.

Rapunzel Wed 4—Fri 6 Jul. 11am. £2(£l). Clydebuilt Puppets present their version of the classic children‘s story, geared to audiences aged three to seven.

Kingdom Under The Sea & PerseusAnd Medusa Wed 4—Fri 6 Jul. 3pm. £2(£l). Two short puppet plays by Clydebuilt Puppets, aimed at children over five. The first is a version of Hans Christian Anderson‘s Little Mermaid; the second tells the tale of Perseus' mission to capture the head of the Gorgon.

I ROYAL LYCEUH 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 Halt, Clerk Street.

- M, /‘ The Odd Couple Until Sat 7 Jul. 8pm. £3—£9. Sat Mat 30Jun. An all-female version of the Neil Simon hit is the second in the Royal Lyceum's summer season of comedy. Ian Wooldridge directs. 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, W5, AS, E, G. Help: AA]

No Theatre this issue.

I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow, Grassmarkct. 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).

Hartlie And Baird: The Last Days Sat 30—Sun 22 Jul. 7.30pm. £5(£3/£2). Reduced price preview Fri 29. £3. Ian Brown directs James Kelman‘s historical play about two political prisoners awaiting execution in 1820 Scotland. See feature.


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

I By the Pure Dead Brilliant Way Roland Miller is in the midst ofa 28-day lSS-mile spiralling walk which takes him and his cart to the centre of Glasgow and back out again. Clocking up about five and a half miles a day. Miller regards his journey asa living artwork creating an urban myth and magic spell over the city. Details 041332 7617.

George Square—Hutchesonto wn

Sun 1 July;

Hutchesontown—Whitetrtch Mon 2Ju1y; Whiteinch—Springburn Tue 3 J uly; Springburn—Cambuslang Wed 4 July;

C ambuslang—Polloksha ws Thurs 5 July; Pollokshaws—Renfrew Fri 6 July; Renfrew—Bearsden Sat 7 July; Bearsden—Bishopbriggs Sun 8 July; Bishopbriggs—Lertzie Mon 9 July; Lenzie—Easterhouse Tue 10July; Easterhouse—Both well Wed 1 1 July;

Both well—East Kilbride Thurs 12 July; Tour continues.

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